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 at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call on 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. 

Customer Reviews

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Fun and informative tour of Waimea Canyon

ShaakaFrog | June 2020
Driving directions very clear, stories very entertaining and informative. Tour very flexible, you can choose what you want to see and skip the rest. Highly recommend this tour as well as the tour of the North Shore

3 great tours on Kuaui

Dools from Reno | June 2020
After enjoying the Shaka tour on the Hana road last year, I enthusiastically downloaded the Kauai 4 tour package while staying with family in Honolulu. Although they have lived in Hawaii for many years, they had not been aware of your tours. The Waimea tour was our first and the directions to the many sites along the way and of course the humor made them enthusiasts as well. Second day we did the North shore and loved it as well. Today we did the Wailua valley (after relatives left) and really liked it as well. The history of Hawaii comes alive and seeing the sites at the same time as our guide is reporting is fantastic. 5 star Ono from a mainland Houle and the local family as well.

Easy to Use

Lei~ | June 2020
We used this app to see the island of Kauai at our own and pace. My favorite tour was Waimea Canyon. The guide works by downloading the tour and map in advance so even if you are stuck without cell signal (which you probably will be), it will still function. There are a lot of cool legends and stories that the guide shares. He takes you to some nice scenic places that maybe most other people don’t know about. There are options to do some hiking so be prepared and have the right clothing, walking stick, bug spray, water if you want to do hiking. Some hikes are short, some are several miles and longer. It also gets very muddy if it has been raining so be prepared for that also. It can be very dangerous in Kauai to hike certain areas when muddy so use your own judgement. Would definitely recommend this app and will use the other Shaka Guides when I go back to other islands on Hawaii. I would love to see similar guides for other parts of the USA!!
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