Private tour

Kauai: Waimea Canyon & Kokeʻe State Park Private Tour

4.8 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Kaua'i Hiking Adventures
Private tour

Kauai: Waimea Canyon & Kokeʻe State Park Private Tour

Activity provider: Kaua'i Hiking Adventures

From US$ 1,084.98 per group up to 4


Enjoy the best views of Waimea Canyon and Nā Pali Coast on this private tour. Marvel at the rainbow cliffs, the Waipo'o Falls and much more.

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Duration 9 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Take in panoramic views of Kauai's highlights from 4,000 ft (1220 m)
  • See the famous Waipo'o Falls and the rainbow-colored walls of Waimea Canyon
  • Explore short hiking trails selected by your guide
Full description
Journey from Hanapēpē to Waimea, along the only road that crosses the entire island. Follow the path that is steadily leading up the rim of Waimea Canyon, and take in the views of the world famous Nā Pali Coast on Kauai's North Shore, at an elevation of over 4,000 ft (1220 m). Along the way, stop at the most beautiful canyon overlooks to marvel at Kauai's treasures including rainbow-colored canyon walls, the 800-foot (244 m) Waipo'o Falls and thick island vegetation. If you’re feeling up for "stretching your legs", your guide will select the best trails to explore, based on the weather and your group’s interests. Hikes may be 0.25 - 0.5 miles (400 - 800 m) round trip on relatively even terrain. This is a private tour — it will just be you and your private group. Because of this, you are free to go at your own pace and hike as much, or as little, as you would like for the duration of the tour you have selected. Your guide will contact you before the start of your tour to help plan a custom itinerary.
  • Guided, private, customizable tour
  • Fresh, local fruits
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips
  • Park entry fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Meeting locations will vary depending on the specific location(s) of your tour. For some tours, your meeting location may not be the parking lot displayed on the map. If this is the case, please disregard the information below and refer to the specific directions given to you by your guide or reservationist, who will check in with you before the tour. For custom tours to Waimea Canyon/Kōkeʻe State Park(s) we suggest you meet us at your selected Custom Tour Start time at this empty lot next to Japanese Grandma's Cafe in historic Hanapepe Town: 3887 Hanapepe Rd, Hanapepe, HI 96716, USA Your guide will be happy to meet you elsewhere, or pick you up from your accommodations, but keep in mind tour durations are from pick up to drop off - this location conveniently located on the way to Waimea Canyon will help you make the most of your time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Food and drinks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine, except in the most extreme cases.
  • Dress in layers as temperatures vary, it is much cooler in Waimea Canyon & Kōkeʻe SP(s)
  • Ask your guide if you are unsure or need to borrow any gear
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 6 reviews

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This was a beautiful tour. The setup was a little weird. We met our guide at a bakery and then rode with him in his beat up truck. Guide was very nice, but conversation heavily involved anti “first world” beliefs and conspiracy theories about the government’s plans to keep the Hawaiian people down by introducing meth to Kauai (he was not Polynesian for the record). We are very open minded people and tried not to let the oddities of the tour detract from the beauty of the canyon and our otherwise very thorough tour. That said, I would not book this again.

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March 31, 2023

We chose to do this tour on our first full day on Kawai. My husband and I were traveling with his 82 year old parents (his mom 3 months out from a hip replacement), so we requested that the "hiking" be super easy. I spoke with our tour guide Jenny ahead of time, letting her know of the limitations with our group and she did a wonderful job of showing us the highlights while 100% accommodating the mobility restrictions! This day was one of the highlights of our two week trip to Hawaii and all due to Jenny's outstanding treatment of all of us, especially my MIL! Mahalo!!

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March 31, 2023

Patrick is the absolute best tour guide one can ask for. We thoroughly enjoyed his company, his knowledge, his energy! He went out of his way to make our experience memorable and fun! We highly recommend this tour. Breath taking views and learning about Kauai through this tour was some of the best parts of this island-hopping experience!

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March 31, 2023

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