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Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River

Highlights
  • 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
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Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River
From US$114.69
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Lihue & Wailua Hotels
Visit to Waimea Canyon with local guide. Entry into Fern Grotto and cruise along Wailua River. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Lihue & Wailua Hotels
From US$114.69
Poipu Hotels
Visit to Waimea Canyon with local guide. Entry into Fern Grotto and cruise along Wailua River. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Poipu hotels
From US$114.69
Princeville Hotels
Visit to Waimea Canyon with local guide. Entry into Fern Grotto and cruise along Wailua River. Includes hotel pickup/drop off from Princeville Hotels
From US$114.69
Overview
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.
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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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile
Explore the island

We only came to Kauai to relax and get over jet lag but a lady at our hotel recommended us doing this tour this island is so beautiful and we really enjoy our day out

Thank gjwhitford
Reviewed 6 May 2018
Favorite part of Kauai

We loved this adventure. The views were beautiful and there were opportunities to hike. During the back side of the hike we had to wait for the clouds to clear. It was so worth the wait to see the view.

1  Thank slray54915
Reviewed 12 April 2018
Waimea Canyon

This was an absolutely beautiful location. The view of the canyon are fantastic, you can get out of your car and walk to some of the high elevation and take beautiful picture. In addition, if you continue driving you will see the Wailua River and...More

1  Thank Pamela W
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile
Big day, best tour guide

We had a fabulous day on this tour. Juan is so knowledgeable and personable at the same time! Waimea Canyon is breathtaking. Followed by a quick coffee stop to recharge our energy levels! Lunch was at a beautiful shopping centre with plenty of choices to...More

Thank Deb W
Reviewed 26 March 2018
So So Experience

The bus driver/tour guide did not provide as much historical information as expected. Many of the historical points of interest were not discussed at all. Having to sit thru the pickup and drop offs at all the hotels was boring and time consuming. Afterwards, I...More

Thank Stephen H
KainaluK, Manager at Polynesian Adventure Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2018

We apologize that the tour did not meet your expectations. Our Kauai Movie Tour is one of our popular bookings and focuses more on the filming locations and movies rather than the historical side. Our Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto Adventure and Waimea...More

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Laurel H
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Yes, my husband and I just did the drvie today in a basic 4/5 passenger vehicle.
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