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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

  • Travel through the sacred Wailua River Valley by land and by water
  • Paddle up the river in a kayak; no experience necessary
  • Hike through a tropical landscape to reach a ‘secret’ waterfall
Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour
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Explore one of Kauai’s most sacred places on this Wailua River combo tour. A guide shares the river’s ancient history as you kayak through a tropical forest at a pace suitable for all experience levels. Then, disembark for a hike through the Wailua River Valley to reach the legendary Secret Falls, where you can cool off with a swim. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guide in Kapa’a. After a short drive to the Wailua Marina, get a brief lesson in kayak safety and paddling techniques before beginning your journey 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometer) upriver. Along the way, learn about the river’s sacred history and the seven temples that once lined its banks.

Park your kayak near the north fork and hike into the lush tropical landscape of the Wailua River Valley. After 45 minutes, reach beautiful Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls. It's the perfect spot to cool off with a swim in natural pools before retracing your steps back to the marina.
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1 - 5 of 82 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Great tour provider

Our tour guide was Brian. He was a great guy with lots of energy as well as being very knowledgeable. The equipments was of a good quality and we had an excellent time.

5  Thank Dominic M
Reviewed 19 March 2018
Great adventure!

My husband and I found the Pineapple Hut (check in point) easily, and met Rob, our guide. He was so personable and easy going. 12 more people joined us, and we got in the van to drive to the river. It was a cool, cloudy,...More

4  Thank misspam2015
Reviewed 12 February 2018
Horrid First Impression

My wife and I got to the Pineapple Hut at 11:45am. Emails said to be there early as they leave at 12:15pm sharp. Found a place to park...so we thought...some lady comes out and says we can’t park there. There was honestly no other place...More

17  Thank mdmcgehee
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This was the highlight of my visit to the Island .After kayaking and hiking, arriving at the falls was such a thrill that I could not pass the chance to go behind them to finish the journey! Brian was an excellent guide, He was attentive,...More

2  Thank jeningb1
Reviewed 30 January 2018
Don't do it

The kayaking was long and boring. No wild life to see. The hike was muddy and slippery. We saw several people take nasty falls. The trail is not maintained. Save your money. If you are a senior citizen it is way to dangerous.

3  Thank jamesgitter13
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