Hawaii

WAILUA VALLEY AND WATERFALLS TOUR

DurationDuration 4-6 hrs
DirectionTour Directions 2
tour Tour Stops 19
$19.99

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)
•⁠ Check out ‘Opeaka’a Waterfall
•⁠ Visit the Fern Grotto at Smith's Tropical Paradise
•⁠ Take a stroll at 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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Tour Stops

Preview Audio

Start of Tour - Kapaa/Princeville
Intro to Tour
Legend of Maui
OPAEKA'A FALLS

Tour Route

Important Travel Info

Safety & Etiquitte
Budgeting, Fees & Reservations
Time & Schedule
Suggested Packing List

In Hawaiian the word malama means “to take care” and the word aina means “land.” When you’re in Hawaii, we ask that you practice this and pick up your trash; respect the marine life, plants, and animals; and avoid spots that are unsafe. Hawaii’s natural resources are precious, it’s up to all of us to help preserve these resources for generations by respecting the aina when you visit.

Tickets for Smith’s Family Fern Grotto Boat Ride, an optional side trip along the tour route, are $30 for adults and $15 for children.

The Hindu Monastery is free to enter, but donations are accepted.

We recommend starting the tour before 9am. We know it’s early, but this will give you plenty of time to get to the Hindu Monastery before it closes at noon.

If you’re going to do at least one of the hikes on the tour, you should budget about 6 hours. You’ll need more time if you’re going to beach hop or do multiple hikes! If you wanted to do EVERYTHING on the tour - snorkeling, hiking, and visiting the Hindu Monastery - we recommend you plan to spend about 10 hours on the tour. But don’t worry if you don’t get to it all in one day. The tour never expires! Just come back another day.

  • Very Important: Car Charger
  • Sneakers 
  • Hiking Clothes 
  • Water Bottle 
  • Bug Spray (rainforest = mosquitoes) 
  • Towel 
  • Bathing Suit 
  • Sandals 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Sun Glasses and/or Hat 
  • Snacks 
  • Cash 
  • Phone Mount

Tour FAQs

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!

  • 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. 


  • $14.99: 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

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  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.

No, this tour can only be done in a clockwise loop. 


Do you have other questions that we didn’t list here? 

Feel free to message us through the in-app chat box, Facebook Messenger, our emailor give us a call at 1-888-250-2261. We will be glad to help and answer your questions as soon as possible!


Mahalo,

Shaka Guide

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Customer Reviews

Great way to see the island!

This is a great way to see mostly everything on the island. The whole family enjoyed this and while we live in Hawaii on Oahu we learned a thing or two about Hawaiian culture. Navigation and locations are easy to find with the apps details and instructions. Highly recommend doing this!

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