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  • Location:Kauai, Hawaii
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience

Over 100 years ago Mark Twain nicknamed Waimea Canyon the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Experience nature's grandeur first hand on a Waimea Canyon Kauai tour. This fully guided scenic tour takes you to Waimea Canyon and other picturesque locations on Kauai, with plenty of photo stops along the way.


  • Sightseeing tour of Waimea Canyon
  • Scenic drive to lookout points
  • Learn the history and geography of Hawaii
  • Expert commentary from your professional driver/guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience

Rainbows have been known to make appearances over Waimea Canyon

Waimea Canyon on Kauai is the largest canyon in the Pacific and is a dramatic sight to behold. The canyon measures 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500-feet deep. It was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Waialeale's summit which receives an average of 440 inches of rain a year, making it the wettest spot on earth.

The lines in the Waimea Canyon walls depict different volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have occurred over the centuries. Even though it is smaller than the Grand Canyon of Arizona, Waimea Canyon rivals it's beauty. Numerous lookouts and hikes offer terrific views of every aspect of this natural wonder. The elevation of Waimea Canyon makes the air 10-15 degrees cooler than in the valley and by afternoon many areas are often shrouded in clouds.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Wonderful guide/driver well informed and able to share with his visitors. Only confusion was we didn't realize we were on what was called the 'half-day' tour the website indicated a longer time but joined the group for the lunch on our own at Joe's at the golf course which we much enjoyed. The tour accomplished all we had hoped it would, thanks.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Lukia was a great tour bus driver to Waimea Canyon. What I liked about how she ran the tour, we didn't just go to see Waimea Canyon and come back. She took us to a lot of the local destinations along the way, like Spouting Horn, Kauai Coffee Plantation, and others. She was humorous and helpful. The canyon was breathtaking once we arrived, even on a slightly cloudy day. it looks like something straight out of movie for sure! An enjoyable day for sure on this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We enjoyed this sightseeing trip. Jack was our tour guide, he was knowledgeable and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2013

Damien was our tour guide - he did an excellent job. We were not going to do the river part of this excursion because one of us has extreme motion sickness - he said it would be smooth and said we would enjoy it. He was so right. It was everything we hoped for and more.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

A fabulous tour - wonderful guide who made this an extraordinary part of our vacation. When visiting Kauai - don't miss this tour!



5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Wonderful trip around the island. The canyon was magnificent.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

This tour was good, the canyon was not very clear on the morning we went, but that's not the tour fault, it gets cold up there so take a jacket. Felt a little rushed but not too bad. Not sure it was worth the money if you have a car you can do it a lot cheaper. But overall it was ok

David B

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Well worth doing the trip for the canyon views. Anything else is a bonus.

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2014

He talked more than necesary.

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2012

Have done this tour before and had to do it again. The canyon is fantastic. It's only spoilt by the short period of time spent at the viewing point (just 30 minutes). The blow hole stop on the way to the canyon is unimpressive, as are the stops at sights where films have been short. The extended shop at an overpriced tourist retail outlet is particularly unwelcome, but seems to be unavoidable on these sort of trips. However warm it is at sea level, you should take your coat for the canyon viewing deck as it will be cold and windy. You may also find that every photo you take is different due to the constantly changing weather patterns. If you've opted for the river trip and grotto extension, prepare to be underwhelmed by the grotto and to be forced to hula dance on the boat trip back. The view of the final water fall is also unimpressive, but the drivers are happy to transport your luggage on the bus and drop you off at the airport at the end of the tour if this is your last day on the island. The mid-trip meal is at a reasonably priced restaurant ($20ish), but it lasted a little long for my liking and you should be prepared in case you have a comedy driver. If so, you may find that the tour is interactive and that you'll be expected to get involved in the group discussions and hilarity all day long.

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