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Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

4.1 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide
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From US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49 per person

Tick off the highlights of Kauai with this self-guided audio tour. Explore the island at your own pace as you see canyons and beaches while learning about its history.

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Valid 365 days
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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Kauai’s most vibrant sights, from the verdant Tree Tunnel to the forbidden island of Niihau and beyond.
  • Learn the history of the island, from the Polynesians’ arrival on canoes to the cultural upheaval brought about by the American sugar industry.
  • Hear ancient Hawaiian legends, like the one about the boy who journeyed to the land of the dead to rescue his lover
  • Learn about Kauai on a self-guided audio driving tour
Full description

Explore Kauai on a self-guided audio tour that you can do from the comfort of your own vehicle. Drive along the most famous stretch of Kauai's historic highway and see the island's must-see sights. Visit Grove Farm, see what remains of the once-booming sugar plantation industry, and learn how the ultra-rich sugar barons lived. Also, learn about the industry's connections to the American Civil War. Then, head to the beautiful Poipu Beach and see the surfers hitting the waves. You might also spot Rocky, the Hawaiian monk seal who’s something of a celebrity on Kauai. Catch a thrill as you pass by the Hanapepe swinging bridge. This precarious bridge spans a vast valley for amazing views and an exciting adrenaline rush. Then visit the 3,000-foot Waimea Canyon and take spectacular photos of the lush green landscapes. The last stop on this audio tour is the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, a secluded slice of paradise complete with jungles, cliffs, and crashing ocean waves. As you drive along, you'll also learn about the island's best hiking spots and the fascinating, complex history of Kauai and Hawaii. Hear about the first people who cross the ocean in tiny canoes to get there, and discover their culture and traditions. You'll also learn about the arrival of American businesses, and how it changed the islands forever.

Includes
  • Mission: Join us to explore the world and its stories. Let us start with this area.
  • Discover at your own pace using a mobile app.
  • Excellent value - buy only one app/car. It is not a “per person” bus ticket.
  • Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Listen together from car speakers.
  • An audio guide, map, and tour book - all in one app on your phone.
  • A link to download the Action Tour Guide app. Password for your tours.
  • Easy to use - auto-play based on your GPS location. Hands-free.
  • Live Offline GPS map- works without a cell signal. Gives stop-by-stop directions.
  • All-day support line: Call, Chat, or Email.
  • Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, and professionally narrated audio.
  • Visit key & hidden points. Enrich your experience with historical images/videos/text.
  • Start when there is less crowd, stop to take pictures, break for hikes, or go for lunch.
  • Valid for life - Listen to it before, during, and after the tour. Use it on multiple days.
  • Transportation, parking fee, food/drinks.
  • National Park/attraction passes, entry tickets, or reservations.

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This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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Important information

What to bring

  • Charged Smartphone
  • Your own vehicle
  • Downloaded app
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This tour is a self-guided mobile app with a map, audio stories, and a guide.
  • Buy only one tour for the car. No need to pay for each person.
  • Connect your phone to the car speakers and enjoy listening together.
  • The app offers a full itinerary, tips, professional audio stories, scripts, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, hikes, and offline directions.
  • Flexible Schedule: Use it on any day and at any time- over multiple days.
  • Use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Private tour in your car. No crowds. Start/break/hike/stop anytime.
  • Go at your own pace.
  • It auto starts based on you reaching the starting point GPS.
  • All stories play based on your GPS location. Requires no buttons to press.
  • Get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing - all day long.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    3/5

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Nice guide and very informative. You do have to follow the speed recommendations or you may miss some of the narrative. So plan the time of day accordingly. I was doing this solo and I had some trouble navigating it as my gps didn't always sync up just right as well as I ended up in some commuter traffic so I couldn't always abide by the recommended speed guidelines which at times can be a bit slower than what is posted or what is actually driven. Having a co-pilot would definitely be beneficial if you get a bit off track as I ended pulling over a couple of times before I got the hang of my gps & the program. All in all, it's a great deal and an excellent way to explore the island.

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November 13, 2022

We enjoyed this tour very much. We were unlucky and hit a little unpredictable weather. So we decided to do a driving tour to be safe from the rain. And with this we were able to see most of the island and learned so many fun historian facts. My teenage daughter she felt like she was in history class again, this time she enjoyed learning. Highly recommended from a family of 4, including a teenager and an infant.

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April 24, 2022

Was not an expensive purchase at $14 but well worth it if little is known about the island of Kauai. Easy to initially set up in the app from an active wifi connection & then data is not required as the commentary is pre-loaded and way points identified along the way. We enjoyed most the history of Kauai & many historical stories so well told by the narrator. One tip though is that where the way points are close together, you’ll need to slow your vehicles speed or the narration will simply skip to the next way points - and you miss the end of that storyline. Can highly recommend!!

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December 28, 2021

Product ID: 401023