1. Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour
Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app, which will function as your personal tour guide, audio tour, and map. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! NOTE: The 63-mile tour covers the essentials of Kauai Island in 2-3 hours. 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.