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

Tour Stops

  • Wailua Falls

  • Konohiki Seafoods

  • Lydgate State Park

  • Rising Sun Heiau and Hauola Heiau

  • Holoholoku Heiau

  • Birthing Stones

  • Poliahu Heiau

  • Opaeka'a Falls

  • Kauai Hindu Monastery

  • Kuilau Ridge Trail

  • Keahua Arboretum Trail

  • Sleeping Giant West Hike

  • Ho'opi'i Waterfall Hike

  • Kapa’a Town

  • Mo'ikeha Railroad Bridges

  • Japanese Lantern

  • Hee Fat Building

  • Pono Market

  • Ono Ono Shave Ice

  • Views of Sleeping Giant

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WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR

Tour FAQ’s

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 and here's everything you need to know before you go!

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 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 a clockwise loop. 

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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Kauai trip

TK30775 | May 2021
Great app. Bought the bundle. We would put it on whenever we were driving. Easy to follow directions to get the best out of the app. Lots of info and cool beaches and trails you may not have found without it.

Kate Graumann | April 2021
Awesome way to see all the important and hidden spots on the island - at your own pace and without strangers in a tour van. Cheaper too! We Loved it and plan to use it for every island we visit!!

Shaka Guide

Responded | April 2021

Rhonda Doak | April 2021
Enjoyed the history, music, fun stories and humor. Thoroughly entertaining and fun way to explore the island. The tours need some updating as a result of Covid closures around the island, but still an amazing way to take driving tours in the comfort of your private car. Also, head straight to Na Pali lookouts to see the views before the midday fog rolls in!! We loved the Shaka Guide tours for the Big Island in 2019. We planned our time in Kauai around the Shaka tours available for Kauai.

Shaka Guide

Responded | April 2021
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