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Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River

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Those short on time can pack in Kauai’s top natural sights on this full-day tour of Waimea Canyon and the Wailua River. Travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus as your local guide shares stories of Kauai’s rich history and narrates passing sights. See Waimea Canyon, also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, and then float down the river that carved the colorful canyon on a Wailua River cruise.
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  • 1
    Spouting Horn
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Fern Grotto
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Opaekaa Falls
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Waimea Bay
    Stop: 40 minutes -
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  • See Kauai’s natural sights, including Waimea Canyon, on this full-day tour
  • Float through the lush Wailua River Valley on a Wailua River cruise
  • Hear stories of Kauai’s rich history and colorful past from your local guide
  • Enjoy convenient round-trip transport from your Kauai hotel
What to Expect
Your morning begins with pickup from your Kauai hotel by deluxe air-conditioned bus. As you drive towards Waimea Canyon, your guide shares legends from Kauai’s past and provides narration as you pass such sights as the Old Sugar Mill of Koloa and village of Hanapepe. Stop at the Spouting Horn blowhole, to see bursts of water make their way through lava tubes for an exciting spout that can reach as high as 50 feet (15 meters). The tour follows the Waimea Canyon Scenic drive to the rim of Waimea Canyon stopping for several photo opportunities at scenic viewpoints along the way. From there, hop in a boat and cruise the lush Wailua River Valley on a Wailua River cruise and then finish your sightseeing tour with a stop by Opaekaa Falls and the Fern Grotto, a fern-covered lava rock that at one time was accessible only to Hawaiian royalty. At the end of your full-day adventure tour of Kauai, you are dropped back off at your hotel early in the evening.
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Important Information
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Wailua River boat fare
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Transport by air conditioned coach
  • Entry/Admission - Fern Grotto
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Pick-up is not provided from cruise ship ports
  • Special Needs requests must be called in to the local supplier AT LEAST 1 week prior to tour date. All special needs requests are handled and accommodated on a situational basis.
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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By: Polynesian Adventure
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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