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“Good Tour with a Large Group”

Kauai Hiking Adventures
Ranked #8 of 52 Tours in Kapaa
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Founded in 2005, we are Kauai's premiere hiking company. Kauai Hiking Adventures offers private, guided hiking tours suitable for all fitness and ability levels. All of our hiking tours are completely private and customized according to your personal preference, physical ability level and the prevailing local weather conditions. Kauai Hiking Adventures acknowledges and respects your unique individuality and takes the time to design a hiking tour that is just right for you.
Reviewed 19 January 2018

My wife and I were in Kauai attending a conference and one of the group activities was a Waimea Canyon Tour and Kauai Hiking Adventures took a group of about 20 people and did an outstanding job! Hiked to the waterfall in the morning -- about 3 hours for incredible views. They had a catered lunch and then we hiked on the Na'Pali (spelling?) coast and finally an incredible look out.
Andrew did a great job!

Thank ButlertheDog
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had the most incredible experience hiking with Andrew!! Andrew is the most genuine and laid back person and just an awesome person to spend the whole day hiking with. All three hikes we did were absolutely breathtaking and in dramatically different ways. Andrew provided us with hiking poles and crampons which helped a lot with the slippery parts of the hike. At the second and third locations, we were the only ones hiking and it felt like we were the only people in the entire world. He knows of so many amazing hikes that tourists and even many locals don't know about. We stopped for coffee and snacks between hikes and finished the day getting some amazing food at a local spot. We loved every single second of our day in Kauai and want to come back again to go camping in the canyons. Thank you for an unforgettable experience, Andrew!!!

Thank EriI78
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

Our family hiked with Andrew for a full day in early January, 2018. It was one of the best experiences we had on the island o Kauai. Andrew promptly picked us up at our meeting location and drove us to several locations in his 4 wheel drive truck for hikes ranging from 2-3 hours. We started the day with an absolutely stunning view of the Kalalau valley and the ridges. Andrew had plenty of gear for us (crampons and hiking poles) that made it safe and enjoyable to traverse the more challenging parts of the hike. We then took a break to eat lunch (and fresh coconuts that Andrew had) and then proceeded to a remote area on some 4x4 trails to another hike to view the canyons. We didn't see another sole on this hike and at the end, the views were breathtaking. Andrew was also a great source of knowledge about trees/flowers along the trails. Not only did we have safe and enjoyable hikes, Andrew is very relaxed and is willing to go as far (or as short) as you would like during the day. We can't wait to return to Kauai and do some further exploring with Andrew. Book a trip with him. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Chicag0traveler1234
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

My husband and I hired Andrew for a full day and it was the most spectacular day we had on the island! Andrew was very responsive to our inquires, answered all our advance questions promptly and thoroughly, and made sure we knew exactly what we needed to bring for a day of fun. We let him know in advance that we were interested in the Napali area and wanted to get some good vistas. He did not disappoint!! After we met that morning we discussed a few options, decided on how we wanted the day go to, and off we went. Our first hike was simply breathtaking and we never would have found the trailhead, or gone down it, on our own! Andrew was very prepared with safety gear and when it seemed a little slick on the mud he supplied us with chains for our shoes. Made all the difference!! For our second hike we were very glad to have his 4WD vehicle that got us half a mile closer to the trailhead. Again, great hike and he was very knowledgeable about the island, the hikes, and the amazing assortment of vegetation we encountered. An extra benefit was someone else to take pictures of the two of us!! My husband was very skeptical about hiring a guide – he really didn’t think it was necessary – and just went along with me in the planning phase. At the end of the day he was a complete convert and said it was the best thing we spent our money on! Many, many thanks to Andrew and Kauai Hiking Adventures to make our day simply spectacular.

1  Thank mdey
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We went for a 3 day hiking and camping (1 day backpacking) trip with Andrew. We were going to Kauai for the Thanksgiving weekend and Andrew was available for those days. We are experienced hikers, and have camped before. This was our first time backpacking, so we were happy to try it out for one night only.

Andrew was very flexible about the types of hikes, and a number of days based on our request.

Pros:
1. Andrew was very knowledgeable about the trails, plants, and birds in Hawaii.
2. He took us on the trails we wouldn't have hiked ourselve, like at the top of the Sleeping Giant.
3. He made delicious Thai curry, scrambled eggs, and pasta.
4. He was flexible about the itinerary and adjusted it according to us.
5. He took us to some beautiful spots - e.g., the cave and to see the turtles.
6. He always had young coconuts in his car for refreshing coconut water.

Cons:
1. Would have been great if he brought a sheet or mat to spread the food while cooking/serving it instead of on the bare ground.
2. We ran out of food by day 2 lunch, because on day 3, the food in the icebox in his car had gone bad. We picked up lunch at a grocery store on day 3.
3. Some of the snacks and food packages were already opened (and almost empty) by the time we met him.
4. He doesn't only just work for KHA, he also owns the company. He is also the ONLY full-time guide/employee of the company. So, wherever he could get a network/ signal on the hikes, he would be on his phone - texting and emailing (presumably).
5. On our last day, he was running errands (stopped at the courier to pick up packages) while we were driving to a trail. It didn't impact the hike or delayed us in any way, was just annoying.

Overall, was a good experience. We got to see all sides of Kauai. As this was our first back packing experience, it was particularly interesting.

Thank aj1021n
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