Journey to Waimea Canyon

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Called "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific" by Mark Twain, this fascinating Waimea Canyon tour in Kauai offers spectacular views that rival its mainland cousin yet with an island personality all its own. For example, a stop will be made during the excursion to see the Spouting Horn. The Poipu surf channels into a natural lava tube and releases a huge spout of water during large swells. Listen for the hiss and roar; local legend tells of a great lizard that long ago got stuck in the tube.

The actual canyon is bursting with ever-changing color, yellow ginger, and eucalyptus trees. Kauai's own mokihana berries grow up to the 3,500 foot elevation. We take you up to 3,400 feet to the canyon overlook and provide a visual history commentary along the way. A short walk from the transportation takes you to the overlook.

Waimea, located on the western end of Kauai, offers a rich history and plenty of adventure. The town's claim to fame: it marks the spot where Captain Cook first set foot on Hawaiian soil in 1778.

On the return drive, you will pass through Old Koloa Town. Established in 1834 and situated in the heart of Hawaii's first sugar cane plantation, quaint old buildings have been carefully renovated and restored and are now home to unique shops and restaurants. As you drive by, your guide will share fascinating stories about life in the plantation era.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
Comfortable, lightweight, layered clothing that will keep you warm and closed toe walking shoes are recommended.
Restrictions
This tour is ADA accessible with limited access at some stops. Guests must be able to walk over gravel as well as paved surfaces to visit sites listed. If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please request an ADA accessible vehicle at least 48 hours prior to taking the tour. Please also include the model, size and weight of the wheelchair you would be bringing in your request. Smoking is not permitted in the State Park.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 56 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsWaimea canyonMay 14, 2018

Reviewer: Kathleen Brockett
really enjoyed this tour

5 StarsGreat time and picturesMay 14, 2018

Reviewer: May Lysinger
Our guide was a real Hawaii decendent. She knew many interesting history facts we would not have known if we had a different tour guide. Also very knowlegable about the plants and was able to take us for great photos. Sorry to hear she will be retiring soon.

5 StarsBeautiful CanyonMarch 24, 2018

Reviewer: Verla Meints
Our tour to the Waimea Canyon was great. We enjoyed viewing the canyon. It is absolutely beautiful. The stops at sites on the way to the canyon were nice. Our guide had lots of information to share with us.

5 StarsJourney to Waimea CanyonMarch 17, 2018

Reviewer: Judy Heickman
LOVED the tour!! The tour guide was amazing with info on the island. The bus was very comfortable. Waimea Canyon is gorgeous....even prettier than the Grand Canyon. LOVE, LOVE, LOVED IT!

5 Starsjourney to WaimeaMarch 15, 2018

Reviewer: M.Latour
excellent excursion, the driver made excellent comments

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