Tropical Kauai Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



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


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
must be able to get in and out of the car

Maximum travelers: 5



English (fluent)

Hanalei Bay, Kilauea Lighthouse, Kauai Waterfalls Tour

Experience the beautiful North Shore of Kauai. Our first stop is the Wailua falls, with a breathtaking 173' drop. In the distance we see Mt. Waialeale, the wettest spot on Earth! Heading north we'll stop at the Opaeka'a waterfall and enjoy a majestic view overlooking the Wailua river valley. The next stop is your choice of either the Kauai Hindu Monastery or Smith's Tropical Paradise, a tropical botanical garden with lots of peacocks and other birds you can feed. Great picture taking! On our way north we travel through the town of Kapaa where we see 100 year old coconut trees. Learn about the legends of Kalalea Mountain and the secrets that it hides. Next stop is the Kilauea Lighthouse with incredible views and a multitude of birds gliding overhead. We head to Hanalei town for lunch and shopping. Then we take a walk out on Hanalei pier for spectacular views of Mt. Namolokama and the beautiful Hanalei Bay.


The first stop on your Tropical Kauai Tour is the Wailua waterfall featured in the TV show "Fantasy Island". Next we travel to the Opaeka'a waterfall and the Wailua river valley overlook. Your next stop is your choice of either the Kauai Hindu Temple or Smith's Tropical Paradise. The new Hindu temple is located next to a river in a dream-like setting. If you choose Smith's Tropical Paradise you'll stroll through a lush tropical setting with peacocks and other birds that you can feed. Next we travel through Kapaa town on our way to the Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife refuge. Native seabirds float overhead in the steady breeze. During winter months Kilauea Lighthouse is a great whale watching point. Next is a lunch stop at either Kilauea or Hanalei town. We will visit Hanalei Valley Lookout seeing taro fields below. And at the end of our tour we take a walk on the Hanalei pier for a beautiful view of Hanalei Bay and the cascading waterfalls falling from Mt. Namolokama.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick up my customers from Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua hotels and resorts. For guests staying in Poipu/Koloa 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: I will drop off my customers to Lihue, Wailua, Kapaa hotels. I will drop off guests from Poipu/Koloa back to Walmart (3-3300 Kuhio Hwy. Lihue). I will drop off the cuise ship customesr at the Nawiliwili harbor.

Duration: 6 hours

This tour usually runs from 6-7 hours.


7 passenger 2014 Honda Odyssey mini van
(up to 5 passengers)

12 passenger Ford Transit van (6-11 passengers)
Tour price is based on a maximum of 5 passengers, contact us for pricing on larger groups.

What’s Included

Other: private guide,
private mini van,
water, juice, light snacks

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 $ - lunch, personal expenses

What’s Extra

Other: lunch, personal expenses

A Recent Review of this tour

Jon, is extremely knowledgeable and graciously kept my family of 5 on track with our limited time. We definitely got our money's worth with all of the sights and hidden gems that Jon showed us.
John Amen

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