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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

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Overview
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
Highlights
  • 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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Important Information
Departure Point
Wal-Mart, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

Traveler pickup is offered
For guests staying in Princeville or Hanalei our meeting location is Wal-Mart in Lihue town.
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
  • Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Lunch at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • For groups larger than 9, please contact Viator as this tour can take groups up to 16
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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The Waimea Canyon tour is an awesome tour. John, our guide, achieved the most appropriate balance between the island sites of natural and cultural significance. He seemed to know every corner of the island and certainly the answers to all our questions. Our group was primarily
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Response from Elena A, Manager at Private Waimea Canyon Tour
Responded 5 days ago
Mahalo Slobo for taking the time to share your experience! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed the tour and our beautiful island. Wishing you more fun and safe travels! Aloha, John
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We are so satisfied with our tour, excellent experience. Lena is very knowledgeable, carrying and she will do her best to make it even better. We had a great time, lots if amazing pictures and unforgettable memories. I’m so happy that we got private tour. Its very personalized,
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Response from Elena A, Manager at Private Waimea Canyon Tour
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Thank you so much Olya for the kind words and awesome review! It was great having your family on our tour. Enjoy Kauai and have fun on Oahu! Warm Aloha & Happy Holidays, Elena A.
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Breathtaking!!! John was wonderful and very accommodating!!! Many great stops made for a perfect day of seeing the island. Thank you so much! Your knowledge was inspiring. Jackie
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Response from Elena A, Manager at Private Waimea Canyon Tour
Responded 15 Nov 2019
Mahalo Jackie for the kind words and great review! I hope to guide you in the future and show you some new places on this beautiful island. With warm Aloha & Best Wishes, John A.
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The private tour of Kaua'i with Elena was definitely one of highlights of our visit. It started off with a bit of a snafu where there was some confusion about the pick-up location and we had to connect through our travel agent (who fortunately was available despite the time
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Response from Elena A, tour guide at Private Waimea Canyon Tour
Responded 3 Nov 2019
Mahalo for a great review, Elizabeth! I am so happy your family enjoyed our day together! I hope you had fun adventures on the Big Island too. Big hugs to Alex and Kate. With Warm Aloha & Best Wishes from Kauai, Elena A.
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John took us on the Waimea Canyon Tour and we had a wonderful time! He is easy going and very knowledgeable about the history and sights of Kauai. He picked us up directly from our hotel on time and everything was very professional. Waimea canyon and the waterfalls were
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Response from Elena A, Manager at Private Waimea Canyon Tour
Responded 9 Oct 2019
Mahalo Nui Loa for a great review and opportunity to share Kauai with you! I am so glad you enjoyed our day together. Wishing you more safe & exciting travels! Aloha, Jon A.
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By: Kauai Island Shuttle
92 reviews
SlMa2014
Oakland, California
20
Waimea Canyon tour - the canyon, waterfalls, lookouts, beaches
The Waimea Canyon tour is an awesome tour. John, our guide, achieved the most appropriate balance between the
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olgakysil
21
Excellent experience! Highly recommended!
We are so satisfied with our tour, excellent experience. Lena is very knowledgeable, carrying and she will do her
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GoPlaces01078463136
10
Amazing
Elena is amazing. And we have the same first name :) She brought us to many personal secret spots. And my whole
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tcampbell210
Allendale, New Jersey
409238
Excellent Value, tailored to our needs
We took a cruise of the Hawaiian Islands with a day and a half in Kauai. I knew we wanted to do the tubing, see
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Justjackie5
10
Loved It!!!
Breathtaking!!! John was wonderful and very accommodating!!! Many great stops made for a perfect day of seeing
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Duchtel
Grand Rapids, Michigan
9145
Highlight ...
The private tour of Kaua'i with Elena was definitely one of highlights of our visit. It started off with a bit of
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Journey24129592774
10
Outstanding!
John took us on the Waimea Canyon Tour and we had a wonderful time! He is easy going and very knowledgeable about
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debby621
Rochester Hills, Michigan
124
Highly Recommend
Myself and 2 friends booked this private tour. From the first contact they were so nice and accommodating. Elena
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DSK1234
Connecticut, USA
4223
Excellent Tour
We spent the day exploring Kauai with Elena. It was an excellent day. She was full of information and tailored the
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Paul B
Brisbane, Australia
6613
Kauai Island Shuttle
Booked a private tour with Kauai Island Shuttle while visiting the island of Kauai (Hawaiian Islands) for just my
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mialux727200
San Francisco, California
155
good
shuttle came after a bit of a wait, but the driver was good and interesting facts were told during the trip.
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smcnd02
Chicago, IL
163
Wonderful tour!
We really enjoyed our tour with John. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and shared great insight with us and
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SheryllPook
Long Island, New York
10
Fabulous Tour of Kauai
John was very knowledgeable about everything regarding the island of Kauai. We took a full day tour and covered so
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Kimmysue1704
Fort Wayne, Indiana
50
Very knowledgable tour guide!
I am horrible with names, I believe it was John who took my family and I around Kauai. Sadly, we did not get to
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EinKC
Kansas City, Missouri
8740
An outstanding tour with a very knowledgeable, pleasant tour guide/driver!
We could not have chosen a better way to see the Waimea Canyon, Kauai coffee plantation, sea turtles, spouting
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