Private Waimea Canyon and Kauai's South Shore Tour
This tour ventures to some of the island's most spectacular destinations, including Waimea Canyon, Kalalau Valley and the Spouting Horn. The day begins with a visit to the legendary Menehune Fishpond. After visiting Kauai Coffee Plantation with complimentary coffee tasting and a walking tour we will head to the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. With its vibrant red soil and amazing greenery, it definitely is one of the most spectacular sights on the island. After our lunch stop at the Waimea town we will drive to the South Shore of Kauai to visit the famous Spouting Horn—one of the island's most photographed spots and where ocean waves send a geyser into the air. We will see Hawaiian green sea turtles. We will try to find a Hawaiian monk seal sleeping on the beach.
We will make our first stop at the Menehune Fishpond, where you'll learn about the mythical Menehune people and discover rare features of the pond, and why this is the only fishpond in Hawaii built on a freshwater river rather than at the ocean.
Next, head to the Kauai Coffee Company, the largest coffee plantation in the country. At the visitor center, sample a wide variety of the finest local coffee.
On our journey to the Waimea Canyon we will stop at 4 beautiful lookouts (including the 800 ft. Waipo'o Waterfalls).
Your next stop is the Kalalau Valley Lookout with the incredible views (weather permitting) of the magnificent cliffs of the NaPali Coast.
Stop at Waimea town for lunch (own expense). After lunch, you're taken to Kauai's South Shore to see the Spouting Horn, see Hawaiian green turtles and possibly a Hawaiian monk seal resting on the beach.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick up my customers from Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua and Poipu hotels and resorts. For guests staying in Hanalei/Princeville areas our meeting location is Walmart (3-3300 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue). For the cruise ship customers our meeting location is Nawiliwili Harbor terminal. After exiting the terminal building walk towards the port's exit. Up against the terminal building (across from the guard shack) there are 4 parking stalls. I will be waiting for you there.
End location: After the tour I will drop off my customers back to their hotels in Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua and Poipu areas. I will drop off my guests staying on Kauaiʻs North Shore to Walmart. And I wil drop off my cruise ship customers to Nawiliwli harbor.
Duration: 7 hours
7 passenger Honda Odyssey mini van for up to 4 passengers.
Tour price is based on a maximum of 4 passengers. Please contact us for pricing on larger groups. I use a 12 passenger Ford Transit .
Private Tour Guide;
Hawaiian bottled water, fruit drinks, lite snacks;
Private mini van.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 $ - lunch, personal expenses
lunch, personal expenses
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My wife and I took Jon A.'s tour after being in Kauai for a week and we found it to be a wonderful tour with lots of new information and insights from a local perspective. Jon had lots of information that we didn't get from other guides, and he was very conversational and open to talk about any aspect of living on the island. He knew lots of great spots, where to do shopping, where to get good local food. A great trip!