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  • Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

    1. Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

    Luau Kalamaku is an unforgettable experience and a “must see” for any visitor. The twice-weekly extravaganza has welcomed guests since 2007, offering great views from every seat. Following dinner, the cast takes the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land); the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. The evening begins with craft and cultural demonstrations, and Hawaiian games, followed by the traditional imu ceremony. Guests are treated to delicious traditional local cuisine, while hula dancers and musicians entertain. The show culminates with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife ...

    It is as exactly like advertised. Amazing experience, Once in a lifetime when you come to Hawaii.

  • Kauai 65-Minute Grande Deluxe Air Tour

    2. Kauai 65-Minute Grande Deluxe Air Tour

    Climb aboard the new Australian-made G8 AirVan for a personalized 65-minute Grande Deluxe Air Tour of Kauai. Fly through the Waimea Canyon and then catch your breath as the majestic cathedral spires of the Na Pali are suddenly beneath you. Continue alongside the ridgeline behind the lovely Hanalei Bay and travel south to see the numerous waterfalls of Hanalei Valley as well as the crater below Kauai's Mt. Wai`ale`ale (weather permitting). In winter months whale watching may also be possible! The experienced pilot will tell you about the rich history and mythical lore of Kauai, and using the 2-way intercom you can ask questions. Only Wings Over Kauai features an expert agricultural narration by the owner and chief pilot, the research scientist Dr. Bruce Coulombe. For approximately 65-70 minutes, you’ll experience a safe and thrilling experience that’s the ultimate air tour of the Garde...

    it’s the perfect way to see the beautiful island from the top, especially the canyon and napali coast are even more impressive from above. The flight is very calm and communication is very easy with the head sets. We were a group of 4, and everyone got a spot on the right side for the best view. Our pilot was very knowledgeable and showed us a lot of fanatics places. We started out flight at 2:30pm and some clouds did built up at the end of napali coast. Maybe an earlier time would be even better, as clouds build up over the day.

  • Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

    3. Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

    Experience the beaches of East Shore, the striking geology of Fern Grotto and the lush Waimea canyon. This tour shows you the spectacular sights of Kauai. Follow your guide for a journey on land, by water. Your day starts as a friendly tour guide picks you up on Kauai's North or East Shore. The comfortable, air-conditioned touring van offers large viewing windows on all sides for you to admire the beaches, mountains, and waterfalls. So make sure to have your camera ready! Arrive at the Wailua River and step aboard a spacious open-air riverboat for a leisurely journey to the Fern Grotto landing. A short walk through the rainforest brings you to one of Kauai's geological wonders, where ferns grow upside down in a natural amphitheater of lava rock. This is the perfect location to be serenaded and entertained by Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers. 

    Domi was one of the best tourist guides I have ever had! He was so knowledgeable and shared the history and culture of Kauai in such a fun way. I would take any tour I could with him and would rate him an “excellent +++!

  • Allerton Garden: Small Group Tour

    4. Allerton Garden: Small Group Tour

    Embark on a relaxing and informative guided tour. Discover a tropical paradise with decades of history dating back to the 1800s. Allerton Garden extends along the banks of the Lawai Stream where the valley narrows before opening onto the coast past the Spouting Horn. Along the way, you might even encounter koi fish, large bullfrogs, chickens, and ducks. This picturesque setting has been used in a number of films and TV shows including Pirates of the Carribean, Magnum PI, Starsky and Hutch, and Donovan’s Reef. Trek through winding pathways and marvel at towering rainforest trees providing you shade from the warm Kauai sunshine. You can’t miss the tall curving roots of the Moreton Bay fig trees made famous in the movie Jurassic Park.  Walk through a grove of swaying golden bamboo, a flower garden, and tropical fruit trees nestled amongst bronze statues and water features. Here the focus ...

  • Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

    5. Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

    Experience an unforgettable evening filled with delicious island cuisine and a spectacular story-telling Hawaiian show. You will begin your Plantation Owners Evening begins with a culinary journey back in time. Feast on a traditional dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant, located in Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park. Following dinner, take a leisurely stroll over to the Luau Kalamaku venue where you will enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku show that pays homage to Kauai's mythology. As the sun sets, marvel at the live Hawaiian music and cast of entertainers including graceful hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers and traditional fire knife dancing. The cast will take the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land”), the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi alo...

    They did a good job dancing. The VIP food is very good. We enjoyed ourselves. The facility is kept up, clean and nice looking.

  • Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    6. Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    Let an expert show you the real Kauai on this tasting adventure through the island's unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Specially curated tours run daily from different sides of the island. Select the tour option that best suits your schedule, depending on the day you're looking to go, or the neighborhood you want to visit. Tour Options: Tuesdays - North Shore Tour 11 AM-3 PM Adventure through Kauai's famous North Shore to try local fruits, teas, grass-fed beef, and fresh-caught fish. Learn about Hawaiian food culture and meet the makers of some of Kauai's locally grown and raised food. Enjoy tastings on this North Shore adventure. For guests staying in Princeville, this is a convenient location for you to meet and explore the lush farms and restaurants on the North Shore. Wednesdays - South Shore Tour 12:45 PM-4:45 PM Savor the flavors of the Sunny South Shore on a full day of eatin...

    This was an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Susan, has lived on Kauai for decades and was very generous in sharing information. Not only on the places we visited, but Kauai in general, especially restaurants. We have a new appreciation for Kombucha - delicious, not the vinegary stuff I've had in the past. I never would have tried Saiman unless I went on the tour, it was a delicious experience. The mahi mahi burger and beef burger were sooooo delicious, and the Shave ice was one of the best. Tour was very well organized and smoothly run. DO take this tour, and arrive hungry! Definitely something we'll do again!

  • Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

    7. Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

    Your guided kayaking tour will begin as you check-in at the store front to sign your waivers, grab a bottle of complimentary water, and gear up for the kayak and hiking adventure. You will also be provided with a dry-bag to put all your personal belongings in to keep everything dry on the hike. From here, your group will head out with your professional guide to the Wailua River for an epic kayaking and hike adventure. You will paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Not only will your guide show you the pristine and natural wonderment of the Wailua River, but they will also teach you about the rich history of the area. Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river u...

    Good trip. Glad we went. Make sure to bring runners you want to get rid of, or be open to using the ones they have available to borrow...you won’t want your lovely new runners ruined in all the mud!

  • Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

    8. Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

    Kauai offers the visitor spectacular and dramatic views at every turn. But this lovely island is only truly appreciated from the air. Aboard your scenic flight tour, you'll experience the best of Kauai on one incredible adventure. We'll fly you over the Garden Island's most dramatic and beautiful areas so that you can truly get a sense of this majestic place. Most of these places are completely inaccessible by car, and remain untouched by human hands. Your expert pilot will sail you over the cathedral-like spires of Napali Coastline and high above the Hanalei Bay's white crescent sand beach. You can snap some pictures of the azure blue waters below, as well as monumental red valley walls of Waimea Canyon. The hour-long flight takes you past all this and more, and is a chance to experience the untouched beauty of this spectacular place.

    Ray the pilot was an excellent host. I suffer from motion sickness and he took extra care to not have the flight be as bumpy to save me some discomfort. I appreciated that! The views were some of the best I've ever seen in my life. His wife Jill was kind & gracious as well. I highly recommend this tour/adventure.

  • Kauai: Eco-Friendly 5 line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    9. Kauai: Eco-Friendly 5 line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    Experience the "Garden Isle" from above an an eco-friendly zipline tour. Fly through the skies all while learning the rich history and unique culture of Kauai. Soar over 3 different valleys against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain and ocean scenery on a 5-line family fun tour.  Ease into the course on sloping hill falling away from the take-off point and take in the views of the lush mountain valley filled with Kauai’s garden-like greenery. Be amazed as you fly off a steep hillside and across a different mountain valley filled with native Hawaiian fauna. Take in the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the tail end of a ridge where two valleys meet. Be enthralled as your expert guides will share with you Hawaii's culture and history while on the tour. The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture, and wants as many people as possible to ...

  • Kauai: Secret Waterfall Paddleboard Adventure

    10. Kauai: Secret Waterfall Paddleboard Adventure

    Explore the rivers and waterfalls of Kauai, Hawaii, on a guided paddleboarding adventure that explores the hidden gems of Kauai. Paddle along the Waialua River and, if the weather and conditions permit, explore even more places. Arrive at the starting location in Kauai to start. Exact locations visited will depend on the abilities of group and weather conditions. With personalized instruction, you will be up and standing on your own in no time. Benefit from a guide with local knowledge of all the must-see hidden locations on Kauai. See and learn about special parts of famous rivers, eatable and native plant species, forests, Hawaiian cultural and historic sites, and more. Your guide is also a trained naturalist and wildlife photographer, so you will have someone with you capturing all your precious memories. Receive five free edited professional photos from your paddleboard adventure.

    Val was very knowledgeable of the area. We all felt safe and well taken care of. He knew lots of history of the area and the plants and flowers. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend.

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