Day Trip from Oahu to Kauai: Waimea Canyon & Wailua River

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  • 14 hr

Escape to another Hawaiian island for a day on this all-inclusive island-hopping tour. Indulge on your vacation and leave the planning to us! Interisland roundtrip airfare from Oahu to Kauai, roundtrip transportation from the Lihue Airport (LIH), a sightseeing land tour and lunch amidst the tropical splendor of Kauai. Enjoy a day brimming with scenic beauty, legends and history of the Garden Island. Journey down the meandering, tranquil Wailua River on an open air boat ride culminating at exquisite Fern Grotto where you'll be serenaded by the Hawaiian Wedding Song. Gaze at the vast expanse of Waimea Canyon from key lookout points on the ascent. The deep red cliffs were described by Mark Twain as the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Visit sprawling Kauai Coffee Plantation and Spouting Horn Blowhole where sea water spectacularly jettisons through openings in lava rock.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Polynesian Adventure Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wailua River State Park

Board a spacious, open-air boat and cruise down Kauai's Wailua River encircled by miles of lush trees and tropical plants. Cool breezes lull you as the captain shares stories of ancient Hawaii when the river was flanked by multiple Hawaiian heiau (temples).

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Fern Grotto

Take a leisurely boat ride down the Wailua River to the famed "Fern Grotto" aptly named for the Boston Ferns dripping from the roof of a verdant cavern carved out of the mountain side.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Opaekaa Falls

Cascading down into a hidden pool, this 151-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide waterfall is one of the island's most accessible major waterfalls.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At:

Relax and enjoy a comforting lunch at Puakea Grill overlooking the Puakea Golf Course with stunning views of Mt. Haupu and the lush beauty of Kauai.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Spouting Horn

Crashing waves propel majestic jets of salt water through lava rock. One of the most photographed sites on Kauai.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Waimea Canyon State Park

Scenic views of the deep valley gorges with it's striking red soil covered in greenery...nicknamed the "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific".

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By:

Panoramic views of a valley covered in trees and wild green sugarcane. Hanapepe was one of the locations visited by famous explored Charles Wilkes in 1840.

Stop At: Kauai Coffee Company

The largest coffee farm in the United States, visit the Kauai Coffee Estate and sample a rich cup of famous Kauai coffee.

Duration: 35 minutes
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