Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast are two of the most scenic locations in all of Hawaii. This tour will guide you through the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” until you reach the Na Pali overlook to view landscapes hundreds of thousands of years in the making. Kauai’s rugged terrain will come to life as we share stories and legends along the way

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

•⁠ Stop for local Kauai coffee
•⁠ Hike in Waimea Canyon
•⁠ Hike to Waipo’o Waterfall (difficult)
•⁠ Visit Koke'e Lodge & Museum
•⁠ Take in views of the Na Pali Coast
•⁠ Visits artsy town of Hanapepe & Swinging Bridge

Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Past Lawai outside of Poipu
Direction: Clockwise loop, ending where you began

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Full-Day Tour (6-8 Hours) 69 Narration Points


  • Beaches

  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Snorkeling

  • Local Food

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • Kauai Coffee

  • Russian Fort

  • Waimea Town

  • First Viewpoint

  • Red Dirt Waterfall

  • Iliau Nature Loop

  • Waimea Canyon Lookout

  • Waipo'o Waterfall - Pu'u Ka Pele

  • Pu'u Hinahina Viewpoint

  • Canyon Trail / Cliff View

  • Koke'e Lodge & Museum

  • Kalalau Lookout

  • Pu'u O Kila Lookout & Pihea Trail

  • Jojo's Shave Ice

  • Menehune Ditch and Swinging Bridge

  • Waimea Town & Captain Cook Statue

  • Hanapepe Town

  • Lappert’s Hawaii

  • Hanapepe Swinging Bridge



Tour FAQ’s

Where does the tour go?

The tour begins just past Lawai outside of Poipu and travels clockwise ending at Kalalau Lookout. Don’t worry, we will guide you back to Poipu the same way you came with stories and music along the way. 

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

  • Kauai Coffee
  • Waimea Canyon
  • Iliau Nature Loop
  • Waimea Canyon Lookout
  • Canyon Trail 
  • Waipo'o Waterfall View and Hike (hike needs advance preparation -- see itinerary below)
  • Pihea Trail 
  • Koke'e Lodge & Museum
  • Kalalau Lookout 
  • Waimea Town
  • Hanapepe Swinging Bridge

For help planning your day check out our Waimea Canyon and Na Pali suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go

What should I pack and budget?

  • Sneakers & hiking clothes
  • Raincoat or umbrella, this side of the island can be wet and muddy
  • 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. 

  • $14.99: Shaka Guide’s Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Tour 
  • $15.00 per person: Lunch 
  • $5.00 per person: Local snack
  • $5.00: Parking at Waimea Canyon (credit cards are accepted)

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.

Can I take the tour in the opposite direction?

No, this tour can only be done in one direction.

Other Questions? Contact Us!

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

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Shaka guide- Kauai, Waimea canyon

Shakatourist | January 2022
Somewhat confusing to set it up. Confusing to start the trip. During the trip it was good. Informative and entertaining. Narration skipped a few times. Several times it was very slow to respond. Wondered if it was disconnected? So tried restarting it all over. Instructions not clear about turning Shaka off when stopping to take pictures using same phone. We plan to try another Kauai tour in a few days.

Gary Burt | January 2022
Easiest and most entertaining way to tour the islands at your own pace

Shaka Guide

Responded | January 2022

Sonny M. | January 2022
amazing!!! we loved the self guided tours!

Shaka Guide

Responded | January 2022
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