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Private Waimea Canyon Tour provided by Kauai Island Shuttle

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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

Private Waimea Canyon Tour
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Tour snapshot
Private, full-day tour of Kauai’s natural and cultural highlights
Duration:
7–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Enjoy a day filled with the best natural and historic highlights of Kauai in this private tour. Visit Waimea Canyon, the Spouting Horn, Wailua Falls, and more. Learn about coffee growing and sample locally grown beans at the Kauai Coffee Company, Hawaii’s largest coffee plantation. With insights from your guide and plenty of photo ops along the way, you’ll go home with new perspectives and a better understanding of Kauai.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Stop for photos at waterfalls, beaches, historic landmarks, and lookout points
  • Taste fresh coffee at the largest coffee farm in Hawaii
  • Learn about Kauai’s ancient history and modern culture from a guide
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide in Lihue in the morning, and set off in a minivan on a customized tour of Kauai’s south and east shores. Hear the legend of the freshwater Menehune Fishpond en route to the Kauai Coffee Company, where you’ll learn about the coffee-growing process and sample gourmet products at Hawaii's largest coffee plantation. Listen to stories about Kauai’s modern history as you drive through Hanapepe and Waimea towns, pass the early 19th-century Russian Fort Elizabeth, and stop at Captain Cook’s original landing site. Wind up a mountain to a lookout point over the striking red ravines of Waimea Canyon, and stop for photos in front of Waipo’o Falls. Get panoramic views over the Kalalau Valley and drive along the island’s longest beach before stopping for a typical Hawaiian barbecue lunch (own expense). After this break, watch ocean spray shoot up through a lava tube at the Spouting Horn blowhole and look for sea turtles near the beaches of Poipu. Get a glimpse of Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on Earth, on the way to Wailua Falls. Admire the remarkable 80-foot (24-meter) double cascade before ending the full-day tour back in Lihue.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Russian, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Stop for photos at waterfalls, beaches, historic landmarks, and lookout points
  • Taste fresh coffee at the largest coffee farm in Hawaii
  • Learn about Kauai’s ancient history and modern culture from a guide
What to expect
  • Meet your private guide in Lihue in the morning, and set off in a minivan on a customized tour of Kauai’s south and east shores. Hear the legend of the freshwater Menehune Fishpond en route to the Kauai Coffee Company, where you’ll learn about the coffee-growing process and sample gourmet products at Hawaii's largest coffee plantation. Listen to stories about Kauai’s modern history as you drive through Hanapepe and Waimea towns, pass the early 19th-century Russian Fort Elizabeth, and stop at Captain Cook’s original landing site. Wind up a mountain to a lookout point over the striking red ravines of Waimea Canyon, and stop for photos in front of Waipo’o Falls. Get panoramic views over the Kalalau Valley and drive along the island’s longest beach before stopping for a typical Hawaiian barbecue lunch (own expense). After this break, watch ocean spray shoot up through a lava tube at the Spouting Horn blowhole and look for sea turtles near the beaches of Poipu. Get a glimpse of Mt. Waialeale, one of the wettest places on Earth, on the way to Wailua Falls. Admire the remarkable 80-foot (24-meter) double cascade before ending the full-day tour back in Lihue.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7062WCWFT1
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
  • Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Kalalau Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Canyon State Park
Exclusions
  • Lunch at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For guests staying in Princeville, Hanalei, Anahola, Kilauea, Kalaheo and Waimea our meeting location is Walmart in Lihue town.
  • Walmart, 3-3300 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Walmart parking lot closest to the main road
  • Airports:
  • Kauai Island Airport, 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Ports:
  • Nāwiliwili Harbor, Waapa Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
  • Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Kalalau Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Canyon State Park
Exclusions
  • Lunch at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • For guests staying in Princeville, Hanalei, Anahola, Kilauea, Kalaheo and Waimea our meeting location is Walmart in Lihue town.
  • Walmart, 3-3300 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA Walmart parking lot closest to the main road
  • Airports:
  • Kauai Island Airport, 3901 Mokulele Loop, Lihue, Kauai, HI 96766
  • Ports:
  • Nāwiliwili Harbor, Waapa Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Walmart
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Poipu Beach Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kalalau Lookout
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Waimea Canyon State Park
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Kauai Coffee Company
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Spouting Horn
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Waipo’o Falls
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Mimi C
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN7 contributions
John was so helpful and knew all the great spots in the canyon! We were very lucky with the weather. It was great to hear the history of the area. John also knew the perfect spot to see sea turtles and seals around Poipu
Written 3 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elena A
Many thanks for the great review Mimi! We are thrilled that your Ohana enjoyed exploring Kauai with us. Wishing you all the best! ALOHA!
Written 6 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

zaytran
Cleveland, OH55 contributions
Excellent tour provided by a vey knowledgeable guide. The views of the canyon were incredible! It is so large that a number of lookouts had to be utilized. Even with this approach it is hard to comprehend the magnitude of this magnificent natural feature.

We saw a number of rare Hawaiian birds, monk seals and green sea turtles during this very comfortable tour.

As a plus we toured a coffee plantation and went to so remote island spots that you would never find on your own.

Lunch was lovely. We went to a Hawaiian restaurant that was a bit off the beaten tourist track.

Mahalo John! Thank you for your knowledge and making the day one that will always be special to us!
Written 17 December 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Elena A
Mahalo Ted for your fantastic review! It is so much fun sharing the island with nature loving travelers like yourself. I am so happy you and Deborah enjoyed this beautiful day in paradise. Happy Holidays & Warmest Aloha :) John
Written 20 December 2021
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Elaine N
Santa Clara, CA3 contributions
We spent a fantastic day with our tour guy Jon, who's extremely knowledgeable about the island. He balanced nature and culture very well and shared some fun facts we never knew before. Highly recommend the tour! Definitely worth it!
Written 10 November 2021
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Elena A
Mahalo Elaine for your wonderful review and for letting us be a part of your Kauai experience! With warm Aloha & Best wishes!
Written 13 November 2021
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Soccermom202
32 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Our family had a wonderful day with Jon. He took us to so many incredible sites! We asked so many questions and he always knew the answers. His knowledge of Kauai is beyond impressive! We are so thankful to have his expertise to show us around Waimea Canyon and surrounding areas!
Written 28 July 2021
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Cory M
16 contributions
Spent the day with Jon as our tour guide. Private tour that takes you to all the must see spots while in Kauai. From waterfalls to a Monk Seal and Hawaiian Sea Turtles we got to see it all. Waimea Canyon is one of the most people places in the world.
Written 22 July 2021
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LightPacker786951
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic. Jon, our tour guide was beyond fantastic. He took us to some fantastic spots on the island that we would never have gone to without him. He was full of knowledge. He was also a pleasure to be around. My son age 10 kept asking him questions and he was so patient and sweet with him. It also felt so comfortable being with a local as our guide. Great way to see the island. Why drive when you can book with Jon.
Written 3 July 2021
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Pete P
Chula Vista, CA5 contributions
My wife and I visited Kauai for the first time. We’ve decided to book the private Waimea Canyon Full Day to explore the beauty of the island with a professional tour guide. Jon was professional, very knowledgeable, calm, a total nice guy who catered to our curiosity and need. We enjoyed Kauai with his excellent service and professionalism! We definitely would choose Kauai Island Shuttle for our future travels to the beautiful island of Kauai. I would rate him 5 out of 5 for our overall experience and his professional service excellence!
Written 29 June 2021
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Lori W
4 contributions
Tour was fantastic. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Covid no Uber, rental cars and limited taxi. He helped us get around the island so we didn't miss our other tours. Definitely recommend you book this tour.
Written 28 June 2021
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Wanda B
1 contribution
Our tour guide John was just a wealth of historical and cultural information. He was so accommodating, he knew all the little shortcuts and best angles to see each of the sites. It was just a wonderful excursion.
Written 17 June 2021
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Jason H
Yorktown, VA15 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Fantastic people working for a fantastic company. Stopped at unique places we wouldn’t have seen on a big tour bus.
Written 31 July 2020
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Mahalo Jason for your kind words and awesome review! We are so happy you and your family enjoyed our tour! Warm Aloha & Best wishes from Kauai
Written 4 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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PassitonTC
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Great idea
A very good way to reduce emissions and traffic in the area. We were very grateful to be able to hike and snorkel w
ericabO630AX
ericabO630AX
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Professional and timely!
We just had this service pick us up from the airport and get us up to Princeville (we were meeting with another gro
trvlr13
trvlr13
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The BEST!
My sister and I took both private tours and both were fantastic! We saw most of the island and got so much informa
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Great Experience to Eyes & Ears
John was an amazing tour guide. John took us to both North and South side. He ensured we get an total picture of t
Jana V
Jana V
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Best of the Best
John was amazing! I’d rate Kauai Island Shuttle a 10 if I could. He was prompt, so nice and so knowledgeable. I’d
Outback_Dave
Outback_Dave
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Kauai with a true local
This was a wonderful all-day trip up the east and north sides of Kauai. John is a very knowledgeable guide and know
G2240TUmargarets
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Worth the cost so both of us could enjoy the scenery.
Even the views from the shuttle were worth the ride. The shuttle picked up in Princville on the north end, or at W
peteskies
peteskies
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Helpful to get around and friendly staff
Helpful to get around and friendly staff. great way to see the distant beaches. Would do this again, not many seem
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GoPlaces01078463136
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Amazing
Elena is amazing. And we have the same first name :) She brought us to many personal secret spots. And my whole fa
tcampbell210
tcampbell210
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Excellent Value, tailored to our needs
We took a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands with a day and a half in Kauai. I knew we wanted to do the tubing, see Wai
mialux727200
mialux727200
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good
shuttle came after a bit of a wait, but the driver was good and interesting facts were told during the trip. Recomm
SheryllPook
SheryllPook
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Fabulous Tour of Kauai
John was very knowledgeable about everything regarding the island of Kauai. We took a full day tour and covered so
LydiaDenver
LydiaDenver
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Fun !!!
Fun day, saw a lot, learned a lot, met new friends ! Tour guide, forgot his name :( was a native and had great
Katerina K
Katerina K
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Northshore tour with Elena
We really enjoyed our tour despite a very rainy day. When we originally booked the tour, Elena reached out and sugg
Adventure179670
Adventure179670
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Great Tour
What a great tour of the island. John was punctual, Informative and a very cautious driver. We highly recommed this
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