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Half-Day History and Ecology Trek at the Makauwahi Cave Reserve

  • Get off the beaten track on a private eco tour of the Makauwahi Cave Reserve
  • Explore Hawaii's largest limestone cave
  • See wild tortoises and other endangered animals on a nature hike
Half-Day History and Ecology Trek at the Makauwahi Cave Reserve
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Afternoon Excursion
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Tour starts at 8 am.
Dig into Kauai’s ancient history on a private tour of the Makauwahi Cave Reserve led by an archaeologist guide. Venture off the typical tourist path to explore 10,000 years of prehistory as you explore the cave and uncrowded south shore hiking trails. Learn about the island’s diverse ecosystems and spot tortoises and other endangered species on this eco adventure.
What to Expect
Get picked up at you Poipu-area hotel in a comfortable Ford van and meet your guide, a professionally trained archaeologist. Learn background info on the south shore’s natural history with a visual presentation before traveling through former sugar cane fields to the Makauwahi Cave Reserve. Enter the cave itself, the largest limestone cave in Hawaii and a treasure trove of fossils and other geologic clues to the island’s past.

Back in the light of day, take a guided nature hike through reserve, where carefully restored habitats shelter a wide variety of plant and animal species. Take in fantastic views from a lookout point, visit a wild tortoise colony, and look for other endangered animals in the swaying taro fields before the half-day expedition finishes back at your hotel.
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1 - 5 of 24 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were fortunate to be only one of two couples on this excursion. Our guide (who I think is the only one for this company) is a working archaeologist and college instructor with an extensive knowledge of the culture and ecology of ancient Kauai. Guiding...More

Thank Larry B
Reviewed 28 May 2018
Enjoy a half-day tour in Kauai and learn something

We have visited Poipu/Kauai several times and have visited virtually all of the sites on this half day tour. We knew this in advance and we thought we understood the significance of the sites but took the tour anyway. What a great decision! We had...More

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile
Very informative

Loved this tour, our guide was very informative came away with a lot more knowledge of the island.would recommend to anyone coming to the island for first time or twentieth..

1  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed 14 May 2018
Cool archaeology tour

Linz is a great guide and super knowledgeable. We had a lot of fun and learned some interesting facts about Kauai's history and ecology. Even the food served was thoughtfully sourced, educational, and delicious. Would highly recommend, nothing else like it on the island.

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 18 April 2018
Dig Sites, Sinkhole, and Tortoises

A fine overview of Kauai's history and how it's being studied in the modern day. The tour begins with brief stops at various dig sites and preserved areas around the southeast of the island, and some interesting information on history, but the central feature of...More

Thank PenguinZero
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