Waimea Canyon / South Side Tour


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, First Time Visitor


Kid Friendly: Yes. I am a school teacher with a lot of experience with kids and I enjoy having children on my tours.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), Japanese (advanced)

6 to 7 hour adventure, Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Valley

We will hit every spot on the way that just can't be missed. Highlights of this tour includes the Menehune Fish Pond, the Kauai Coffee Plantation, Waimea Canyon, the Kalalau Valley Lookout, Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach and Wailua Falls. Listen to some historical tales about the island, take photos at all the best spots, and take some walks in some of the most beautiful natural places on the planet. Stop at a market or restaurant of your choice for lunch or picnic. Change the itinerary anyway you like. Customize your tour to include an activity should you choose. Cooler and cold water are provided.


This tour starts by heading directly to the Waimea Canyon on the west side. On the way there, we will stop to stretch our legs and take a look at the Hanapepe Valley overlook. Passing the old Russian Fort and the statue of Captain Cook in Waimea Town, we will begin our ascent into the canyon. We will stop at about 1800 feet for our first view, stop at a miniature waterfall for pictures, take a short walk on a nature trail with native Hawaiian plants where you can stand at the very edge of the canyon, and then on to the main canyon viewing area. From there we will head to the top stopping to see the Waipo'o Falls on the way. At the very top we will view two different vantage points of the Kalalau Valley from 4700 feet down to the ocean. On the way back down I will tell a historical tale about Kalalau and we will stop in Waimea Town for lunch. Then to the south side for Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach (monk seals) and a walk to see the Makauwahi Sinkhole cave in Mahaulepu State Park. Tour ends with Wailua Falls.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: For those arriving by cruise ship we will meet just outside the harbor at the Kauai Athletic Center parking lot. For those who are staying on island I will pick you up from your hotel, condo or rental. At present, I do not do airport pick up, however, I can meet anywhere close to it should you take taxi/bus/walk. Closest location would be the Kauai County Courthouse area across the street.

End location: Anywhere including ship port and airport

Duration: 7 hours


Toyota van with ice cold AC, up to 6 passengers, back windows roll down fully

What’s Included

Other: Happy and friendly driver/tour guide, historical tales of old Kauai, Japanese lesson, Toyota van with cold AC, ice cold bottled water, cooler, Hawaiian music, ukulele, large map of Kauai, and some Kauai books.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - $20 for lunch

What’s Extra

Other: Money for anything that one would like to purchase during the course of the tour (snacks, souvenirs, etc).

A Recent Review of this tour

Noah is an amazing guide! Not only was he on time, flexible with the itinerary, and informative, but he was highly entertaining as well. It is extra special to get a real feel for how island living really is and he provided that for us. He is a teacher at heart and it shows. He is certainly someone we hope to cross paths with in the future and will certainly use again on our next visit to Kauai.
Andrew Meadows

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