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Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River

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Those short on time can pack in Kauai’s top natural sights with this full-day tour of Waimea Canyon and the Wailua River. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus as your local guide shares stories of Kauai’s rich history and narrates passing sights. See Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and then float down the river that carved the colorful 10-mile (16-kilometer) canyon on a Wailua River cruise.
  • See Kauai’s natural sights, including Waimea Canyon, on this full-day tour
  • Float through the lush Wailua River Valley on a Wailua River cruise
  • Hear stories of Kauai’s rich history and colorful past from your local guide
  • Enjoy convenient round-trip transport from your Kauai hotel
What to Expect
Your morning begins with pickup from your Kauai hotel by deluxe air-conditioned bus. As you drive towards Waimea Canyon, your guide shares legends from Kauai’s past and provides narration as you pass such sights as the Spouting Horn blowhole, Old Sugar Mill of Koloa, and village of Hanapepe. The tour follows the Waimea Canyon Scenic drive to the rim of Waimea Canyon stopping for several photo opportunities at scenic viewpoints along the way. From there you hop in a boat and cruise the lush Wailua River Valley on a Wailua River cruise and then finish your sightseeing tour with a stop by Opaekaa Falls and the Fern Grotto, a fern-covered lava rock that at one time was accessible only to Hawaiian royalty. At the end of your full-day adventure tour of Kauai, you are dropped back off at your hotel early in the evening.
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Important Information
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Wailua River boat fare
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air conditioned coach
  • Entry/Admission - Fern Grotto
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pick-up is not provided from cruise ship ports
  • Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marg and Wayne wrote a review 22 Jan
2 contributions
We highly recommend this tour to get the most out of your visit to this special island. Sam is a fabulous guide and imparts lots of historic and economic facts with a sense of humour! Also serenaded us on his Ukelele, which was great soundtrack to our video at a waterfall
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Date of experience: January 2020
Larrie W wrote a review Dec 2019
66 contributions5 helpful votes
We were in Kauai and didn’t rent a car, so as we had done previously, we decided to take a tour because we wanted to see Waimea canyon as well as the Wailua River tour. We were picked up an hour late, seemingly because of traffic? At least that was what we were told. Then we
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Jeffrey M wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
I had an amazing tour 11/12 with Johna to the canyon and river. She was so helpful with helping picking me up from the airport and explaining everything to me. She was really good and pointing out places of interest and it’s significance! She made the trip amazing by making
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Date of experience: November 2019
Joyce E wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions
Tour guide was fun, interesting and knowledgeable. Van was comfortable. Fern grotto was beautiful. Enjoyed it very much.
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Date of experience: November 2019
BigBumpaGirl wrote a review Oct 2019
38 contributions16 helpful votes
The day got off to a bad start as we were picked up over 45 minutes late with no apologies from the driver. An hour into the tour we had to return back to the start as two passengers had not been picked up. This completely ruined the trip and turned what could have been a great
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Date of experience: October 2019
Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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