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Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Tour

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Fall under the spell of Hawaii's "Garden Isle" as you journey to Waimea Canyon and the Wailua River. A day of legends, nature, and impressive landmarks beckons!

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This 9-hour tour showcases Kauai’s glorious outdoors, passing through such sites as the historic Russian Fort, Spouting Horn, the south coast Paipu Resorts, Koloa Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria's profile, and Nawiliwili Harbor. From there, your journey continues with a cruise along the Wailua River to the famed Fern Grotto.

In the mood for regal scenery? See the cascading Opaeka'a Falls and Coco Palms featured in the famous Elvis Presley movie Blue Hawaii. Once you behold Waimea Canyon’s vast views and imposing stature, its "Little Grand Canyon" nickname—courtesy of Mark Twain—makes perfect sense. Take time to appreciate the canyon’s unique personality up close, including the yellow ginger, eucalyptus trees, and mokihana berries that grow to its 3,500-foot (1,067-m) level.

The area's famous Kalalau Valley reveals a stunning waterfall, green cliffs, and a deeply carved canyon. Fern Grotto, which is accessible only via boat ride up the Wailua River, is one of Kauai's signature locations. Your 40-minute ride up the river passes lush, tropical grasslands. Once you arrive at the grotto, enter a cave cloaked with ferns and cooled by waterfall mist.


  • Guided river and canyon tour
  • Wailua River cruise


9 hours

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Children ages 2 and younger receive complimentary admission. Koloa Sugar Mill and Queen Victoria's profile are not available for passengers being picked up in the Poipu area.

Terms & Conditions

This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of this Activity. Otherwise the product is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Canyon and River Tour
Qty Rate Type Price Each
Adult (12+) $84.00
Child (3 to 11) $17.95
Infant $0.00