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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

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On your private tour of Kauai, you'll see the magnificent Waimea Canyon and places the big bus tours can't take you to. You'll enjoy great photo ops of Waipo'o Falls, admire a beautiful vista at Kalalau Lookout and visit the Poipu Beach resort area to see the Spouting Horn, sea turtles and perhaps a Hawaiian Monk seal!  With a knowledgeable guide, you'll also visit attractions like the spectacular Wailua Falls, the Menehune Fishpond, the Kauai Coffee Company and the Captain Cook monument. Hotel pick-up from the Poipu, Lihue and Kapaa resorts. 
* Price displayed is based on a party of four to six passengers
  • Private, full-day tour of Kauai’s natural and cultural 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.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour with John. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and shared great insight with us and our children (5 and 8). It was great to have someone do the driving so we could both enjoy the view and ride without driving...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank smcnd02
Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Mahalo Brian for your fantastic review! It was great having your beautiful family on our tour. I am happy you enjoyed exploring Kauai with us. Wishing you more fun and safe travels! John A.

Reviewed 26 June 2019

I am horrible with names, I believe it was John who took my family and I around Kauai. Sadly, we did not get to see the canyon because the roads were closed because of a wildfire. He tried multiple times to get us up there...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

Aloha Kim! Thank you for such a wonderful review. We did have to roll with the punches didn't we? The fire was unprecedented and fortunately Kauai has so much to offer that we were able to visit sites not usually on the tour. Thank you...More

Reviewed 18 May 2019

We could not have chosen a better way to see the Waimea Canyon, Kauai coffee plantation, sea turtles, spouting horn, beautiful falls, and more - all in a relaxed and delightful day. On the way back, we stopped in Hanapepe, a quaint little town with...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2019

Dear Evelyn, It was an absolute pleasure and honor to guide you and Dennis on Kauai. Thank you so much for the kind words and amazing review! I am so happy you enjoyed our tour. With warm Aloha and Best wishes, Elena

Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

Alena was our terrific guide for a full day of sightseeing! She did a fabulous job taking us to all the best stops. What a beautiful island! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Kauai. Thank you Alena for a great day!

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Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2019

Thank you for the kind words and fantastic review Kathleen, Rebecca, James and Jerry! I am so happy you enjoyed your day trip to Kauai. Wishing you a fun and relaxing time on Oahu. With Warm Aloha & Big Mahalo

Reviewed 26 April 2019

We booked the Kauai private tour - wanted to go with a smaller group rather than a large bus. We were met at the airport by Alena - great guide. She took us all over the island including the canyon and north coast. We stopped...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Elena A, Manager at Kauai Island Shuttle, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2019

Mahalo Peter, Louise, Barbara and Jacques for your wonderful review! I am so happy you enjoyed your day exploring Kauai with me. The weather was spectacular! Have fun on Maui and come back soon to the Garden Island. Wishing you many more safe and exiting...More

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