Kauai

WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR

Description

Kauai is also called the Garden Isle, and for good reason -- its green landscapes are formed from tropical jungles and lush mountain ranges. On the Wailua Valley and Waterfalls Tour you’ll uncover the history of Hawaii’s oldest island at historic sites, hiking trails and waterfalls.

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

•⁠ Hike Sleeping Giant Trail
•⁠ Check out Wailua Waterfall
•⁠ Snorkel at Lydgate Beach Park
•⁠ Meditate at Kauai’s Hindu Monastery (closes at noon)
•⁠ Visit ‘Opeaka’a Waterfall
•⁠ Visit the Fern Grotto at Smith's Tropical Paradise
•⁠ Hike Kehua Arboretum

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 8:30 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Lihue and Kapa’a
Direction: Loop, ending where you began

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Half-Day Tour (4-6 Hours) 75 Narration Points

​Features

  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Highlights

  • Roadside Grindz

  • Best Hikes

  • Fun things to Do

  • Waterfalls & Viewpoints

  • Lihue

  • Heiau (Temples)

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WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

Can I join the tour along the route?

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

Other Questions? Contact Us!

Still have questions? Send us an email to aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

Where does the tour go?

The tour begins in Lihue or Kapa’a and is completed in a clockwise loop ending where you began. Most of the tour is spent exploring the rainforest area of Wailua valley.

Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!

  • Kapa’a Town 

  • Wailua Waterfall

  • ‘Opeaka’a Waterfall

  • Sleeping Giant Hike

  • Smith's Tropical Paradise

  • Kauai Hindu Monastery

  • Lydgate State Park


For help planning your day check our Wailua Valley and Waterfalls suggested itinerary, the complete list of tour stops here, and tour highlights in the app! 

What should I pack and budget?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Water
  • Bug spray
  • Towel
  • Bathing Suit & sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat
  • Snacks
  • Car Charger
  • Camera
  • Cash (see budget below)

 

How much you spend really depends on the activities you choose to do along the tour route, but here’s a breakdown of some costs. 


  • $9.99: Shaka Guide’s Wailua Valley & Waterfalls Tour 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $5.00 per person: Local snack
  • $10 for adults; $5 for children: Entrance to Smith’s Tropical Farm
  • The Hindu Monastery is free to enter, but donations are accepted

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in a clockwise loop. 

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maikaʻi loa (excellent)!

Hamptons Critic | June 2020
Loved having this very timely narration, GPS, and great Oahu information at a very fair app price. Wish I had this for other road trips that I’ve gone on.

So helpful and interesting!

Daddy_48 | June 2020
A VP at work learned I was going to Hawaii and highly recommend Shaka Guide. I read Hawaii travel reviews, but I didn’t have the confidence that I had a thorough plan so I gave it a shot. This is the best app I’ve ever used. It took me a little getting used to at first, but after the initial orientation, it was so simple and helpful. I downloaded 2 tours and that gave me 4 days of fun! The guides cover major stops with bonus gems, plus included a lot of background and history of the island. There were stops and recommendations that I hadn’t seen on travel sites that made the trip special. This app will save you hours of planning and put you on your way to a fun-packed vacation. I can’t recommend Shaka Guide enough.

Super helpful!

carolombia93 | June 2020
This was the perfect outline for our trip. We skipped the stops we weren’t interested in but for the most part, this tour pretty much covered all our items on our list. Good parking tips and suggestions for each stop.
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