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

    1. 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

    2. 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: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. 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.

  • Kauai: Eco-Friendly 8-Line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    7. Kauai: Eco-Friendly 8-Line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    Experience the "Garden Isle" from above on an zipline tour. Embark on a thrilling 8 line zipline adventure that will truly take your breath away.  Soar over three different valleys against a backdrop of majestic mountains and ocean scenery. Feel a mountain valley rush past you as you skim just a few dozen feet above the valley floor.  Learn the stories and legends of the island while experiencing an exhilarating adventure. Listen as your expert guides 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 experience the natural wonder of the Hawaiian Islands. Part of your booking's proceeds go to the "1% For The Planet" campaign where 1% of annual company revenue goes back to local environmental and charitable nonprofits.

    My wife and I had alot fun. Great experience. Both of our tour guides were awesome.

  • Kauai: Kayaking Adventure with Photos

    8. Kauai: Kayaking Adventure with Photos

    Enjoy a family-friendly kayak trip at your own pace. Explore all the river has to offer including secret waterfalls, sacred fern grottoes, and local cliff jumping spots. Meet your guide, who is a trained naturalist and wildlife photographer. In addition to showing you the river, they will capture your precious memories in pictures during the adventure. Receive 5 free edited professional photos from the shoot, and potentially more if you write a timely review about your experience. Go on this adventure to explore the natural beauty of Kauai by kayak.

    Beyond the Best. Jen was an incredible guide. My whole family loved her. Her photos were great. The snack she served us was just perfect.

  • Lihue: Private Scenic Flight over Kauai

    9. Lihue: Private Scenic Flight over Kauai

    Take off in the Cesena aircraft from Lihue Airport and enjoy a scenic flight over the island of Kauai. Discover some of the most beautiful scenery and natural landmarks on the island from the air. See areas of spectacular scenic beauty including the beach of Kipu Kai. Fly over Manawaiopuna Falls, famous for its appearances in the 1996 film Jurassic Park. Soar over the vast Waimea Canyon, known as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific," as well as the famous Na Pali Coastline. Discover Hanalei Bay, Hanalei Valley waterfalls, and Wai’ale’ale Crater. If you fly in the winter, you may be lucky enough to spot whales in the water below. Ask questions, share stories, and enjoy a rewarding visual experience of one of the most beautiful places in Hawaii.

    Marcus the pilot was engaging and knowledgeable. Smooth ride and went too fast. Would recommend Any time.

  • Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    10. Kauai: Self-Drive Sightseeing Road Trip

    Explore Kauai at your own pace with this narrated, self-guided driving tour. Visit some of the island's most popular and memorable attractions, including white sand beaches, waterfalls, and deep canyons. Take breathtaking hikes through the jungle while learning about the history and natural wonders of this beautiful island or go snorkeling and swimming at the local beaches. Make the most of your vacation time with the freedom to stop and go as you please. Drive around Kauai while listening to relaxing Hawaiian music, stories, and fun facts about the area. Your narrated audio guide will lead you safely where you want to go, so don't worry about getting lost or wondering where to go next.

    I took my three young sons 12,10,6 to Hawaii for the first time and this tour was a hit!! We loved it! Can’t wait to do the beach tour in a couple days. They loved the story’s of the narrator. Memories for a life time!

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What people are saying about Kauai

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 48 reviews

This is a big, beautiful garden. Actually it covers several acres and has a variety of paths to the different areas. Although there are several fellow travelers with the variety of areas to cover you have the luxury of taking your time to enjoy the many verities of plants and trees by yourself and at your leisure.

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.

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 +++!

Great private tour through Waimea canyon. Our tour guide Patrick was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the canyon, culture, and history. Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the island.

My wife and I had alot fun. Great experience. Both of our tour guides were awesome.