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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

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Explore Kauai on a family-friendly guided kayaking and hiking tour of the Wailua river valley and Uluwehi falls a.k.a. Secret Falls. A professional tour guide will take you paddling through some of Kauai's most sacred waterways and hiking through some of the most beautiful lush tropical forest Kauai has to offer sharing myths, legends and some Hawaiian history all the way to Secret Falls.
Highlights
  • Travel through the sacred Wailua River Valley by land and by water
  • Paddle up the river in a kayak; no experience necessary
  • Hike through a tropical landscape to reach a ‘secret’ waterfall
  • Guide shares the area's rich history and ancient legends
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guide in Kapa’a. After a short drive to the Wailua Marina, get a brief lesson in kayak safety and paddling techniques before beginning your journey 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometer) upriver. Along the way, learn about the river’s sacred history and the seven temples that once lined its banks. Park your kayak near the north fork and hike into the lush tropical landscape of the Wailua River Valley. After 45 minutes, reach beautiful Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls. It's the perfect spot to cool off with a swim in natural pools before retracing your steps back to the marina.
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Important Information
Departure Point
3-4684 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Duration
5h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All activities
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Use of backpack style dry bag
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Drinking water
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We depart immediately after check-in so no late arrivals will be permitted
  • Not recommended for participants with recent back, knee or ankle injuries
  • No open wounds
  • Participants must be in good physical condition and able to hike approximately two miles through rocky, muddy and slippery terrain
  • Must wear shoes that are secure to your feet. No flip flops.
  • Please bring plenty of water.
  • Other recommended items to bring: swimsuits, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, snacks, and a towel.
  • Ziploc bags should be used for cell phones or cameras that are not waterproof
  • No alcohol
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with recent knee, ankle or back injuries
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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I had booked the 7:00 AM Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking tour with Duke's Kayak through Viator for Valentine's Day, 2/14. I received two calls and a text the night before on 2/13 at 10:30 PM informing me the tour for the following day was cancelled. Too bad I
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My wife and I had a great time kayaking and hiking on this tour. Brian was an amazing guide and really made the hike fun by interacting with the wildlife and keeping everyone positive and laughing. As we went in the rainy season, it was very muddy and slippery but Brian provided
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Our guide Brian lived up to our expectations from the previous reviews. He did an excellent job making the best of a difficult weather created situation. If changing the date of our trip was a possibility we would have done so but the operator does not allow cancellations or
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We are on our 20 year anniversary, and both first time Hawaii travelers. We wanted to start our vacation with an adventure. Man did we ever get it. The scenery driving around the island is an experience in and of itself, but when you go on this adventure and move closer to the
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Wow, we had such a great day kayaking and hiking up to Secret falls! Beautiful scenery at the waterfall, and along the way. We were a group of ten people and we had so much fun along the way with THE most wonderful and entertaining guide ever - Brian! We couldn’t wish for anyone
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By: Duke's Kayak Adventures
reneepchow
Los Angeles, California
4323
Cancelled tour last minute!!!
I had booked the 7:00 AM Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking tour with Duke's Kayak through Viator for
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Joshua N
32
Awesome experience!
My wife and I had a great time kayaking and hiking on this tour. Brian was an amazing guide and really made the
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Don D
Topeka, Kansas
4212
Understated difficulty of hiking experience
Our guide Brian lived up to our expectations from the previous reviews. He did an excellent job making the best of
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Jared Lamoreaux
11
Adventure of a Lifetime
We are on our 20 year anniversary, and both first time Hawaii travelers. We wanted to start our vacation with an
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Caroline Albo
11
Best experience in Kauai!
Wow, we had such a great day kayaking and hiking up to Secret falls! Beautiful scenery at the waterfall, and along
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Jeff Murcer
Colorado Springs, Colorado
22
Memorable Kayak/Hike Tour
Dukes Adventures and guide Brian did not disappoint! My wife and I have been planning this trip and we will take
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Ryan W
11
Secret falls hike
Brian is a great guide and very animated. He has stories for days and all the animals clearly love him. You will
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John C
Kauai, Hawaii
11
A beautiful day floating down the Wailua river!
My wife and I really enjoyed our kayaking tour to secret falls. Paddling down the Wailua river was more beautiful
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Peter B
Atlanta, Georgia
31
A bit of a letdown
We were supposed to do the half kayak/half hike to the waterfall, but the hike portion was cancelled at the last
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Navigate729419
12
Wailua River kayaking/hike
This was an awesome experience. We had Brian as our guide and he was great, very entertaining and good with kids.
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