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Wailua Falls Tours

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Wailua Falls
Kauai is known as “The Garden Isle” for its exceptionally verdant beauty, and when you first catch sight of Wailua Falls it’s easy to understand why. Spilling 80 feet over a rocky ledge into a fresh water pool below, this double-streamed, misty cascade so perfectly captures the tropical essence that it was used as part of the opening scene for the TV show, Fantasy Island

And, while there’s definitely no shortage of waterfalls on Kauai, what makes Wailua Falls so popular is the fact that you can see the falls without even having to hike. As you follow rural, Ma’alu Road as it twists its way up the mountain, there will eventually be a large parking lot approximately four miles up from the highway. Here, from a sweeping viewpoint on a country road looking over Wailua Stream, a heart-stopping view of Wailua Falls is only a few steps away. For an added, tropical, Wailua Falls bonus, try to visit in mid-morning on a clear, sunny day, when a thin rainbow can often appear in the softly spiraling mists.

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Wailua Falls is located about 5.2 miles outside the town of Lihue.  While there are trails that lead down the steep cliff face to the base of the thundering falls, the trails are steep, exceptionally dangerous, and officially off-limits to hikers.  To reach the falls, drive north of Lihue for approximately one mile until your reach Ma’alu Road, and turn left for a four mile journey into the misty hills.
Address: Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii, USA
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15 Tours and Activities to Experience Wailua Falls

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Private Waimea Canyon Tour

Private Waimea Canyon Tour

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Experience the best of Kauai on a full-day private tour through the island’s scenic landscape, highlights and historic landmarks. Sample locally-grown beans at the Kauai Coffee Company, and visit old-fashioned Hanapepe; see the last Russian outpost on Hawaii, follow the footsteps of Captain Cook and take in stunning views of Waimea Canyon. Feel the mist off Waipo’o Falls, watch the Spouting Horn lava tube erupt with towering surf and watch for sea turtles in a sheltered cove before finishing your tour with a visit to stunning Wailua Falls. *Price displayed is based on a party of four to six passengers
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.74
Price varies by group size
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$231.74
Price varies by group size

Entire Kauai Island Air Tour

Entire Kauai Island Air Tour

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Soar over the entire Garden Island for unforgettable views on this air tour of Kauai. From aboard an aircraft designed for sightseeing, soak up breathtaking views of natural attractions like Waimea Canyon, Opaekaa Falls, the rugged Na Pa Coast, and Mt Waialeale — the wettest spot on earth. Your experienced pilot provides informative narration during this thrilling flight.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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$145.00

Kauai Adventure Bundle: 4 Epic Audio Driving Tours

Kauai Adventure Bundle: 4 Epic Audio Driving Tours

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Shaka Guide is an audio tour app that gives you the benefits of a guided tour with the freedom to explore on your own terms. This Kauai Adventure Tour Bundle comes with four socially-distanced audio driving tours: • Waimea and Na Pali Tour (6-8 hour tour) • Wailua Valley and Waterfalls Tour (6-8 hour tour) • Poipu and Koloa Tour (4-6 hours hour tour) • North Shore Kauai Tour (6-8 hour tour) The app uses GPS to give you turn-by-turn navigation to historic sites, popular attractions, world-class beaches and scenic hikes with stories about the places you’re visiting and music to entertain you along the way. All Shaka Guide Tours... • Never expire - take them multiple times or buy in advance • Work 100% offline - no data or wifi necessary • Let you take the tour when you want - download the tour and choose the day that works best for you *Please use the link in your confirmation email to download the app*
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  • 4 days
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$24.99
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$24.99
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Southeast Rendezvous Sightseeing Tour - 6 hrs.

Southeast Rendezvous Sightseeing Tour - 6 hrs.

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Explore Kauai at a leisurely pace with this small-group, guided tour of the island. You'll visit Wailua town and its sacred areas, spend time at Opaekaa and Wailua Falls, see the power of nature at Spouting Horn, and have time left over to visit the Menehune Fish Pond in Lihue.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.83
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$151.83
Taking safety measures

Private Kauai North Shore Tour

Private Kauai North Shore Tour

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Discover Kauai’s highlights and hidden gems on a full-day private tour that offer a personal glimpse of the island’s local culture and history. Navigate the Garden Isle in a private minivan, and feel the mist from a pair of beautiful waterfalls. Look out to sea from the Kilauea Lighthouse and Hanalei Bay, and watch for whales and endangered geese at a wildlife refuge. Visit Kauai hidden beaches and ancient sites and learn about Kauai's history and local culture along the way.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$231.74
Price varies by group size
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$231.74
Price varies by group size

Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai

Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai

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Soar over Kauai aboard a vintage biplane for unmatched aerial views of the Garden Island. On this flight, get a bird’s-eye perspective on Kauai’s diverse topography and amazing natural attractions. Fly above the Waimea Canyon, Hanalei Bay, Mt Waialeale, cascading waterfalls, white sandy beaches and more while your expert pilot provides narration on the island’s history and geography.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$560.00
per group
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$560.00
per group

Kauai: Hawaii Movie Tours

Kauai: Hawaii Movie Tours

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See the Garden Island through a filmmaker’s lens on this full-day tour of Kauai’s most famous movie locations. Travel aboard a comfortable minibus to the beaches, towns, waterfalls and lookout points that you may recognize from movies like ‘Blue Hawaii,’ ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Castaway’ and ‘Jurassic Park.’ Watch clips on board the bus, and then compare the Hollywood scenes to the breathtaking beauty right before your eyes.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$121.00
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$121.00

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Kauai

120 Minute Private Vacation Photography Session with Local Photographer in Kauai

Flytographer 120 Minute Vacation Photoshoot Connect with a local professional photographer in Kauai and capture your most memorable moments during this private photoshoot. Get insider tips on the best things to do in Kauai, including where to eat and what to see from your vacation photographer.  Return from your trip with beautiful, high-quality, vacation photos. The best souvenir ever.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$736.67
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$736.67
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8 hour custom tour of the tropical North Shore/Hanalei/Lighthouse

8 hour custom tour of the tropical North Shore/Hanalei/Lighthouse

Aloha,The North Shore of Kauai is not to be missed. Pick you up at ship or lodging. Just you and your party in a 4 pass car. So many people opt for the Waimea Canyon, which is amazing, but the scenic wonders of the East and North Shore of Kauai often go unseen because people choose the canyon. The tropical vistas and beaches abound on the North Shore tour. We go by mark Zuckerberg's property, too.
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  • 8 hours 8 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$358.98
Price varies by group size
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$358.98
Price varies by group size

NCL Cruiseship Special - Sightseeing Tour - 7 hrs.

NCL Cruiseship Special - Sightseeing Tour - 7 hrs.

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10 beautiful stops - 7 hour guided sightseeing tour. Designed for guest of the Pride of America, Norwegian Jewel, Star Princess, Eurodam, Sea Princess, and Carnival Miracle. We packed a mix of the most breathtaking places on the South and West side of Kauai, from the mini Grand Canyon of the Pacific, waterfalls and beaches to the largest plantation of coffee growers in the US. Our professional guide will share with you our islands rich history, culture, geology, and legends while you kick back, relax, and enjoy the scenery in a small group setting. You will have an opportunity to shop and eat local, take beautiful pictures of natures amazing creations, and listen to the fascinating legends and history behind the sites.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$167.54
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$167.54
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Cruise-ships*Kauai Island Tour

Cruise-ships*Kauai Island Tour

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8 beautiful stops - 6 hrs Tour. Designed for All Cruise Lines docking on Kauai and on island guest. Guided by the owner, Coco Maria, you will have the highest quality of service in a small group setting. Soak up the beauty of the South and East. We will visit waterfalls, ancient Hawaiian temples of worship, and beautiful beach parks. Bring your swim suits and towels as we will make a stop at Poipu Beach Park where you can dip in the warm Hawaiian waters (optional).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$151.83
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$151.83
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Waterfalls and Canyon Tour

Waterfalls and Canyon Tour

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Our Native Hawaiian family-owned and locally operated company provides curated/quality tour routes and information in a safe and comfortable setting.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.67
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$138.67

Social influences and Travel Blogger Adventure on Kauai

Social influences and Travel Blogger Adventure on Kauai

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This is a unique tour for many reasons because you get to choose the direction we go based on how you want to market your social media accounts? Are you a foodie who wants to visit all the local food trucks and dinners her on Kauai, sampling all the local specialties like Poke, shave ices, Mai Tai's and fresh sushi? Do you like adventure, climbing or hiking to exotic location here on Kauai like waterfalls, rivers, sea caves? Are you tired of taking selfies and want to have your own private photographer taking pictures of you and your crew enjoying this amazing island? Then this is the tour for you! Exact location will depend on abilities of group and weather, so contact us directly if you have questions? With this reservation you will receive 5 free edited professional photos from the shoot, then you will have a link send to you where you can have access to all the photos from the shoot with a light edit for a small fee per photos.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$190.00
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$190.00
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Island of Kauai Multi-Day Tour

Island of Kauai Multi-Day Tour

There’s no need to pack a guidebook on this all-inclusive 7-day, 6-night Kauai adventure designed by a tour guide born and raised on the Garden Isle. Everything is arranged, from comfortable lodging and all meals to transport and a hand-picked itinerary highlighting Hawaii's most gorgeous scenery and essential adventures. Swim and snorkel at postcard-worthy beaches, hike the Napali Coast trail, kayak up the sacred Wailua River, and experience a traditional Hawaiian luau. Enjoy free time for island shopping, and upgrade to include an unforgettable helicopter ride or Napali Coast cruise.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,800.00
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$1,800.00

Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores

Private Luxury Tour of Kauai: South & West Shores

See the Best of Kauai's south and west shores on this private tour! You'll have the flexibility to customize your itinerary with the help of your friendly guide, who'll take you to picturesque beaches, waterfalls and wildlife reserves. Depending ont he size of your group and the availability, experience Kauai in our luxury sedans, SUVs or Mercedes Sprinters.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$276.72
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$276.72

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