Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Tour Details
View beautiful Waimea Canyon and Hanapepe Valley
See the Spouting Horn blowhole at Poipu on the beautiful south shore of Kaua’i
View historic old Koloa, the birthplace of sugar in Hawaii, Queen Victoria’s profile,
Nawiliwili Harbor, Coco Palms Grove, the birthstones and Beautiful Opaeka’a Falls
Cruise the Wailua River and view the Fern Grotto (Fare included)
Flights & airport transportation included for tours originating on Oahu
Depending on your departure point, your Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Tour lasts from nine to eleven hours. From the Waimea Canyon, which so inspired Mark Twain to name it the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” you travel to the Hanapepe Valley Lookout. Here you’ll take in a panorama of the island’s ancient taro fields some of which remain under cultivation.
As you pass through Poipu on the south coast, you stop to visit the Spouting Horn, a lava tube through which the surf is forced into the air sometimes as high as 50 feet. In the right light, the mist explodes into every color of the rainbow! Then visit the Koloa Sugar Mill, once the heart of Kauai’s sugar industry. At the Puhi overlook, stop to see how the forces of nature carved Queen Victoria’s profile on a mountain ridge.
Continue to Nawiliwili Harbor, from “The Raiders of the Lost Ark,” and Coco Palms Grove, the ancestral home of Hawaii’s royalty, where “Blue Hawaii” was filmed. After stopping to view Opaeka’a Falls from the Kuamo’o Road Lookout, you head for the Wailua River and your 40-minute cruise to the Fern Grotto. Glimpse majestic Mt. Waialeale visible among the clouds!
- 6:30am : Princeville
- 7:15am : Wailua
- 7:30am : Lihue / Airport
- 8:15am : Poipu
Return: approx 5:00-6:00pm
Price & Availability
Tours Starting on Oahu
This tour is available daily.
Note: Poipu passengers will not see Koloa Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria’s profile.
No host Lunch.
Guests choosing the option to start on Oahu, the tour includes airport transportation, roundtrip flights from Honolulu and all Kauai transportation needs. Your day starts with a 5:30 am pick up in Waikiki. You will return back to Waikiki around 9 pm that night.