5. From Oahu: Kauai Helicopter and Ground Tour
Explore Hawaii's Garden Isle, Kauai, from the best vantage point possible: the sky. Get a bird's eye view of some of Hawaii's most gorgeous scenery on this helicopter tour. See the island's most iconic locations, uncover waterfalls, towering red cliffs, emerald green jungles, and the lush paradise of one of Hawaii's oldest islands on this tour. See these natural marvels from a different perspective all while listening to your pilot's information about each sight. Hanapepe Valley : Your journey begins with a spectacular Hanapepe Valley Mana Waiapuna : commonly referred to as “Jurassic Park Falls” Mana Waiapuna Falls is where parts of the movie Jurassic Park were filmed. Remember when the helicopter landed near the falls in the beginning? Then at the end when the survivors fled the island, they departed from a helipad at the same spot. Olokele Canyon : Nature lovers will get a thrill during a helicopter tour to Olokele Canyon on Kauai. The pristine canyon, which is often decorated with rainbows and always by contrasting bright red dirt and vibrant green foliage, has been kept off limits by the owner for decades until recently. The canyon is adjacent to the larger Waimea Canyon and has had its 15-minutes of fame after serving as a filming location for many scenes of Jurassic Park. Waimea Canyon : known as “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” where you’ll explore many hidden waterfalls. Waimea in Hawaiian for “reddish water”, a reference to the erosion of the canyon’s red soil. Napali Coast : Spanning 17 miles along Kauai’s North Shore, the Napali Coast is a sacred place defined by extraordinary natural beauty. These emerald-hued cliffs with razor-sharp ridges tower above the Pacific Ocean, revealing beautiful beaches and waterfalls that plummet to the lush valley floor. Whichever tour you choose, the natural splendor of the Napali Coast will leave a deep impression on your soul. Bali Hai Cliffs : Hanalei Bay : Largest bay on the north shore of Kauai island in Hawaii. The town of Hanalei is at the midpoint of the bay. Princeville Resort Town : Princeville is a very popular resort area that lies on an ocean bluff located on Kauai’s north shore. Mount Waialeale : Weather permitting, we’ll visit Mt Waialeale, the heart of the ancient volcano. This is the wettest spot on earth, with an average rainfall of 450-500 inches annually! Flying into the center of the crater with its 5000-foot walls towering above and its 3000-foot waterfalls surrounding you, is a truly awe-inspiring finish to your ECO Adventure over the Garden Isle.