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

Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience

Experience the natural splendor of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon on this full-day guided tour. Learn about the fascinating geologic history of the ‘Grand Canyon of the Pacific,’ and stop at several vista points along the way for great photos. Visit the historic island town of Hanapepe and see highlights of the southern coast, including the Koloa Sugar Mill, Spouting Horn blowhole and the luxurious beach resorts of Poipu.

Highlights

  • 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

The largest canyon in the Pacific, Waimea Canyon stretches 10 miles (16 km) long, 1 mile (1.6 km) wide and more than 3,600 feet (1,097 m) deep. Its cavernous expanse was created by the movement of water flowing down from Mount Waialeale over thousands of years. Your tour of this natural wonder begins with morning hotel pickup in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. Learn about the history of Kauai and the island’s changing landscape as you make your way west.

Pass through the historic town of Hanapepe, a popular stomping ground for soldiers during World War II and the shooting location for many films and TV shows. Further down along Hawaii’s southern coast, stop at the Spouting Horn natural blowhole to watch ocean waves spray high into the air, and see the luxurious resorts that line the golden beaches of Poipu. Take a break from sightseeing with lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). 

Watch the tropical landscape turn into a red clay desert of rocky basalt outcroppings as you drive up to the lip of Waimea Canyon. Stop at several vista points along the way to snap photos, and then soak in the breathtaking scenery at the top of the canyon as you gaze down into the cavernous expanse of layered red lava rock. Wind your way back out of the canyon, and relax on the return drive to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

Sheila M

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.

David R

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.

Irma B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

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

Linda A

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.

Margie M

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!

Anonymous

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2010

Wonderful trip around the island. The canyon was magnificent.

VICKI K

4 star rating: Recommended December 2015

Although i expected at least a little bit of hiking, I enjoyed the trip.

Alicia B

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 Australia

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

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

Dona

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2014

He talked more than necesary.

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