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Private Waimea Canyon Tour provided by Kauai Island Shuttle

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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

Private Waimea Canyon Tour
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£199.01
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Enjoy a day filled with the best natural and historic highlights of Kauai in this private tour. Visit Waimea Canyon, the Spouting Horn, Wailua Falls, and more. Learn about coffee growing and sample locally grown beans at the Kauai Coffee Company, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation. With insights from your guide and plenty of photo ops along the way, you’ll go home with new perspectives and a better understanding of Kauai.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Private, full-day tour of Kauai’s natural and cultural highlights
  • Stop for photos at waterfalls, beaches, historic landmarks, and lookout points
  • Taste fresh coffee at the largest coffee farm in Hawaii
  • Learn about Kauai’s ancient history and modern culture from a guide
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide in Lihue in the morning, and set off in a minivan on a customized tour of Kauai’s south and east shores. Hear the legend of the freshwater Menehune Fishpond en route to the Kauai Coffee Company, where you’ll learn about the coffee-growing process and sample gourmet products at Hawaii's largest coffee plantation. Listen to stories about Kauai’s modern history as you drive through Hanapepe and Waimea towns, pass the early 19th-century Russian Fort Elizabeth, and stop at Captain Cook’s original landing site. Wind up a mountain to a lookout point over the striking red ravines of Waimea Canyon, and stop for photos in front of Waipo’o Falls. Get panoramic views over the Kalalau Valley and drive along the island’s longest beach before stopping for a typical Hawaiian barbecue lunch (own expense). After this break, watch ocean spray shoot up through a lava tube at the Spouting Horn blowhole and look for sea turtles near the beaches of Poipu. Get a glimpse of Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on Earth, on the way to Wailua Falls. Admire the remarkable 80-foot (24-meter) double cascade before ending the full-day tour back in Lihue.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Russian, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Private, full-day tour of Kauai’s natural and cultural highlights
  • Stop for photos at waterfalls, beaches, historic landmarks, and lookout points
  • Taste fresh coffee at the largest coffee farm in Hawaii
  • Learn about Kauai’s ancient history and modern culture from a guide
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide in Lihue in the morning, and set off in a minivan on a customized tour of Kauai’s south and east shores. Hear the legend of the freshwater Menehune Fishpond en route to the Kauai Coffee Company, where you’ll learn about the coffee-growing process and sample gourmet products at Hawaii's largest coffee plantation. Listen to stories about Kauai’s modern history as you drive through Hanapepe and Waimea towns, pass the early 19th-century Russian Fort Elizabeth, and stop at Captain Cook’s original landing site. Wind up a mountain to a lookout point over the striking red ravines of Waimea Canyon, and stop for photos in front of Waipo’o Falls. Get panoramic views over the Kalalau Valley and drive along the island’s longest beach before stopping for a typical Hawaiian barbecue lunch (own expense). After this break, watch ocean spray shoot up through a lava tube at the Spouting Horn blowhole and look for sea turtles near the beaches of Poipu. Get a glimpse of Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on Earth, on the way to Wailua Falls. Admire the remarkable 80-foot (24-meter) double cascade before ending the full-day tour back in Lihue.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7062WCWFT1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
  • Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Kalalau Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Canyon State Park
Exclusions
  • Lunch at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For guests staying in Princeville, Hanalei, Anahola, Kilauea, Kalaheo and Waimea our meeting location is Walmart in Lihue town.
  • Walmart, 3-3300 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Walmart parking lot closest to the main road
  • Airports:
  • Kauai Island Airport, 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Ports:
  • Nāwiliwili Harbor, Waapa Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
  • Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Kalalau Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Canyon State Park
Exclusions
  • Lunch at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For guests staying in Princeville, Hanalei, Anahola, Kilauea, Kalaheo and Waimea our meeting location is Walmart in Lihue town.
  • Walmart, 3-3300 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Walmart parking lot closest to the main road
  • Airports:
  • Kauai Island Airport, 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Ports:
  • Nāwiliwili Harbor, Waapa Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Soccermom202
32 contributions
Family friendly private Waimea Canyon tour!
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family had a wonderful day with Jon. He took us to so many incredible sites! We asked so many questions and he always knew the answers. His knowledge of Kauai is beyond impressive! We are so thankful to have his expertise to show us around Waimea Canyon and surrounding areas!
Written 28 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cory M
16 contributions
Perfect way to see Kauai
Spent the day with Jon as our tour guide. Private tour that takes you to all the must see spots while in Kauai. From waterfalls to a Monk Seal and Hawaiian Sea Turtles we got to see it all. Waimea Canyon is one of the most people places in the world.
Written 22 July 2021
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LightPacker786951
3 contributions
Excellent tour of Kauai. Highly recommend!!!!
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic. Jon, our tour guide was beyond fantastic. He took us to some fantastic spots on the island that we would never have gone to without him. He was full of knowledge. He was also a pleasure to be around. My son age 10 kept asking him questions and he was so patient and sweet with him. It also felt so comfortable being with a local as our guide. Great way to see the island. Why drive when you can book with Jon.
Written 3 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Pete P
Chula Vista, CA5 contributions
Awesome Vacation Experience in Beautiful Kauai
My wife and I visited Kauai for the first time. We’ve decided to book the private Waimea Canyon Full Day to explore the beauty of the island with a professional tour guide. Jon was professional, very knowledgeable, calm, a total nice guy who catered to our curiosity and need. We enjoyed Kauai with his excellent service and professionalism! We definitely would choose Kauai Island Shuttle for our future travels to the beautiful island of Kauai. I would rate him 5 out of 5 for our overall experience and his professional service excellence!
Written 29 June 2021
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Lori W
4 contributions
Absolutely book this tour.
Tour was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Covid no Uber, rental cars and limited taxi. He helped us get around the island so we didn't miss our other tours. Definitely recommend you book this tour.
Written 28 June 2021
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Wanda B
1 contribution
Great excursion worth the cost
Our tour guide John was just a wealth of historical and cultural information. He was so accommodating, he knew all the little shortcuts and best angles to see each of the sites. It was just a wonderful excursion.
Written 17 June 2021
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Jason H
Yorktown, VA15 contributions
Awesome!
Jul 2020 • Couples
Fantastic people working for a fantastic company. Stopped at unique places we wouldn’t have seen on a big tour bus.
Written 31 July 2020
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Mahalo Jason for your kind words and awesome review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our tour! Warm Aloha & Best wishes from Kauai
Written 4 August 2020
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SlMa2014
Oakland, CA2 contributions
Waimea Canyon tour - the canyon, waterfalls, lookouts, beaches
Jan 2020 • Family
The Waimea Canyon tour is an awesome tour. John, our guide, achieved the most appropriate balance between the island sites of natural and cultural significance. He seemed to know every corner of the island and certainly the answers to all our questions. Our group was primarily interested in seeing the natural beauties of the island, so John planned the order of site visits such that the January morning clouds have cleared before we reached the Waimea Canyon vista points. In the afternoon he extended the tour for another hour so that we can visit several beaches in the southern part of the island before taking us to the airport. When we soon after realized that one member of our group accidentally left his cell phone in John's vehicle, we called John and he immediately drove back to the airport to bring us the phone. Much appreciated! Great tour!
Written 18 January 2020
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Mahalo Slobo for taking the time to share your experience! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the tour and our beautiful island. Wishing you more fun and safe travels! Aloha, John
Written 20 January 2020
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Olga Kysil
9 contributions
Excellent experience! Highly recommended!
We are so satisfied with our tour, excellent experience. Lena is very knowledgeable, carrying and she will do her best to make it even better. We had a great time, lots if amazing pictures and unforgettable memories. I’m so happy that we got private tour. Its very personalized, unique and fits all your needs. We highly recommend this tour.
Written 16 December 2019
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Elena A
Thank you so much Olya for the kind words and awesome review! It was great having your family on our tour. Enjoy Kauai and have fun on Oahu! Warm Aloha & Happy Holidays, Elena A.
Written 17 December 2019
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Jackie
2 contributions
Loved It!!!
Sep 2019 • Family
Breathtaking!!! John was wonderful and very accommodating!!! Many great stops made for a perfect day of seeing the island. Thank you so much! Your knowledge was inspiring. Jackie
Written 13 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mahalo Jackie for the kind words and great review! I hope to guide you in the future and show you some new places on this beautiful island. With warm Aloha & Best Wishes, John A.
Written 16 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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