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Kamokila Hawaiian Vllage

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Address: HWY 580, Wailua, Kauai, HI 96746
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+1 808-823-0559
09:00 - 17:00
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Guided Kayak Adventure on the Wailua River
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Quaint And Quiet Village

I am glad we discovered this little cultural gem. The Hawaiian Village did not have much going on but I enjoyed walking around and visiting each hut. I got a good feel of what it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 February 2017
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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this trip but definitely would do some things different next time. You can rent kayaks in Kapaa right off the main road but the trip up river is much longer. The distance from the Hawaiian village is much shorter. Also, the tours from Kapaa are fairly expensive, $110pp, we were told. You will not need a tour guide... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We purchased a walk through self-guided "tour" of the village for 4 adults and two children. As noted previously in other reviews, the premises are rebuilt huts in varying styles throughout the area. No resident activities going on... very little curation. We were given a bag of birdseed to feed to the peacocks and the kids liked that. To be... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rented kayaks to go check out the secret falls. They provide dry bags and maps. They go over the kayaks etiquette on the river, map to get to the points of interest, and explain the train to hike to the secret falls. Fern Grotto kayak zone is very muddy (might recommend that one first so you can clean off at... More 

1 Thank J H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

I am glad we discovered this little cultural gem. The Hawaiian Village did not have much going on but I enjoyed walking around and visiting each hut. I got a good feel of what it would be like to live like a native in their natural habitats. The signage on each hut was informative which helped me to understand what... More 

Thank Carla1022
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We were interested in visiting the secret falls but we weren't sure we wanted to do a tour and longer kayak trip. By visiting here and renting a double canoe, we were able to have a relaxing paddle to visit the fern grotto, secret falls and the swimming hole. The village doesn't open till 9--we arrived too early and waited... More 

1 Thank L R
Bayview, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We rented a canoe and it was in excellent condition. They gave us a waterproof bag for our belongings and a map of the area. We canoed, we hiked a mile to Secret Waterfalls, then canoed again to Fern Grotto, and all over. It was fabulous. The guys that work here were terrific. We were welcome to walk around the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

If you do not rent a canoe, you have the Hawaiian village to explore. From the website's portrayal, we expected much activity and entertainment in the village. Nope. Nada. Zilch. We understood there would be Hawaiian craft displays and, mistakenly expected there to be a restaurant. Wrong again. If you do not plan on taking the canoe ride, there's not... More 

Thank Marlene T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This was the perfect family river tour and hike. The dudes at the center were nice and got us set up fast. The hike to the falls was not so muddy this day but I see how it could be treacherous. You cross a few small streams the largest with a rope guide. We went on Sunday so it was... More 

1 Thank Mary S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We went on a short self guided tour in a double kayak to the fern grotto and swimming hole. We had an easy time with the guys at the shop. They were very relaxed and casual which we prefer. It was 35$ each to kayak to the fern grotto. We got there around 12 on a sunday. PRO TIP: there... More 

4 Thank Hannah S
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Iliani gave us a wonderful trip to the Hawaiian past through her guided tour of this village. She is so knowledgeable about the culture, history and practices of traditional Hawaiians. We especially enjoyed learning about medicines and plants used in the culture.

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