Waimea Canyon and the Na Pali Coast are two of the most scenic locations in all of Hawaii. This tour will guide you through the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” until you reach the Na Pali overlook to view landscapes hundreds of thousands of years in the making. Kauai’s rugged terrain will come to life as we share stories and legends along the way
Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!
• Stop for local Kauai coffee
• Hike in Waimea Canyon
• Hike to Waipo’o Waterfall (difficult)
• Visit Koke'e Lodge & Museum
• Take in views of the Na Pali Coast
• Visits artsy town of Hanapepe & walk across a swinging bridge
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Recommended Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Past Lawai outside of Poipu
Direction: Clockwise loop, ending where you began
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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.
In addition to a parking fee, each non-resident visitor must pay a $5 entrance fee per person for entry to Waimea Canyon State Park.
Costs along the route:
We recommend starting the tour before 9:00 a.m. We know it’s early, but this will give you plenty of time to get in all the hikes you’d like to explore in the park.
This tour has a total of 19 stops. Not only will you explore the scenic viewpoints and hikes within Waimea Canyon State Park, you’ll also visit a local coffee farm, Waimea Town for some delicious eats and two swinging bridges!
The tour begins just past Lawai outside of Poipu and travels clockwise ending at Kalalau Lookout. Don’t worry, we will guide you back to Poipu the same way you came with stories and music along the way.
Here are some of the popular spots you can explore on the tour!
For help planning your day check out our Waimea Canyon and Na Pali suggested itinerary and here's everything you need to know before you go.
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.
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 one direction.
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