Kauai Splendor: An Out West Travel Adventure Tour.
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From the high point of Waimea Canyon to the verdant valleys of the Na Pali Coast, this Kauai adventure gives you multiple vantage points from which to enjoy the views and your vacation time. This adventure trip puts you in the water, on ATV’s plus under pristine waterfalls in a prehistoric jungle. Kauai, referred to as the “Garden Island” of Hawaii, provides all this and more amid this tour’s rooms with ocean views, its exceptional food and hospitality.
- Hike one of the world’s most beautiful trails along the Na Pali coast.
- Sail to the Niihau, the forbidden island past the Na Pali cliffs where the snorkeling is sublime.
- Fly at sunset, on an epic zip-line through the forest.
- Stroll through manicured tropical gardens that have a scandalous history.
- Hike Waimea Canyon’s red dirt paths: Often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, its views make memories.
- Dine at incredible local establishments: Wherever possible, Kauai’s chefs take great pride in using locally grown produce.
- Drive through the magical, misty landscape to a secluded waterfall on an ATV adventure.
- Watch the sun rise above the water at our lovely beach-front hotel, where we stay for the entire trip.
- Soar over Kauai in an optional helicopter tour above the canyons, cliffs, bays, and waterfalls of this lush “Garden Island”
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCulture, Discovery, Guided Tours, Jungle, Trekking, Wildlife
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
Kauai No Ka Oi! (Kauai is the best!)
You’ll love the stimulating, oxygen-rich air of Kauai as you hike the NaPali Coast. Its views are spectacular, framing sheer cliffs that rise above crashing breakers. Discover the hidden mysteries upon sailing to the “forbidden” island. Hover inside the cone of an extinct volcano in a special helicopter ride above the island. Breathe deeply as you gaze off the edge of Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Let Kauai speak to your soul: without words, but with the drumbeat of a thousand generations. On Kauai, you’ll hear the waterfalls call to you, as they tell the legends of the Hawaiian people who raised children and hunted in these fertile mountains.
Kauai is a world lost in time, it is truly Hawaii’s island of discovery. From small towns to jungles and secluded beaches, come find out why they call this the “Garden Island.”
Optional Tour Choices (available at checkout):
$1200 Single Supplement (for solo travelers who wish to enjoy a private bedroom and bathroom)
$245 Hour-long helicopter flight over the bays, canyons, waterfalls, and fields of Kauai (please reserve in advance)
- Out West Adventures provides complimentary Medical & Evacuation Insurance for every US Resident on our group tours who does not have other coverage.
- entrance fees for sightseeing and activities.
- gratuities at included meals.
- Group transportation for all destinations on Kauai.
- high-speed internet at hotel
- 9 nights accommodation at an oceanfront hotel
- breakfast each day, 6 special dinners and 4 lunches
- transfers to/from airport and hotel
- all hotel service charges, government taxes, and porterage
- Transportation to and from Kauai
- 3 dinners and 4 lunches
- personal items including: alcoholic beverages, snacks, laundry, and telephone calls
- gratuities for guides and Out West Adventures tour director.
Welcome to Kauai
When you arrive at the airport in Lihue you’ll get a private transfer to our charming seaside hotel. There you will meet the rest of the adventurers in the lobby of the hotel at 6:00pm for Mai Tais. We will enjoy a short walk to the unique town of Kapa’a for our welcome dinner. Tonight we’ll enjoy an Indian feast while we get acquainted. We will also have an orientation about the week’s action-packed itinerary. Next we will take a shopping excursion to pick up any last-minute items.
Leisurely Kayaking and Waterfall Swim
Today you’ll need to wear hiking shoes that can get muddy. We are going to do some kayaking, swimming, and hiking to hidden waterfalls! We’ll have lunch and then spend the afternoon exploring the charming town of Kapa’a. We might pop in for a sampling of concoctions from Hawaii’s only mead-producer. Locally harvested golden honey is made into a liquor ranging from blonde to amber and it always packs a punch! Dinner tonight will be on our own.
Sail and Snorkel Adventure!
Today we’ll be up before sunrise for a drive to Port Allen on the more arid south side of the island. We’ll enjoy the changing scenery with the vast Pacific Ocean to our left. We will watch the sunrise light the gradually changing vista.
After checking in for our boat ride we’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast. We’ll cruise along the Na Pali coast and glimpse the famed Kalalau Valley, pristine beaches, waterfalls, and sea caves. We will stop to snorkel among colorful sealife and perhaps a pod of joyous dolphins leaping with their family. We will cross open water and drop anchor offshore of Niihau (the Forbidden Island), and the crescent shaped Lehua island. Lunch will be served aboard the boat.
After returning to port in the early afternoon we will go for coffee and a tour as we stop at the famous Kauai Coffee Company. We’re on our own for dinner tonight and we’ll sleep well after a full day of sight-seeing.
Beach Day with Fun Options
Today we will pick one of Kauai’s lovely beaches, take our beach gear and go hang out! We’ll enjoy a BBQ lunch together and play games, swim or relax on the beach. This afternoon you can choose from two fun activities (not included in tour cost):
- buckle up for one of the prettiest flights you will ever take: an hour-long helicopter tour over all of Kauai. From high above, we’ll peer down at the places we’re visiting this week. Soar over quaint seaside towns, colorful Waimea Canyon, massive waterfalls, jagged mountain ridges, deep and untouched valleys, and tranquil Hanalei Bay. OR
- head to the hills to put in our earplugs and pick up some rifles. Aim high and low for zooming clay pigeons in a safe, fun competition of aim and skill.
We’ll have dinner independently tonight, will lots of delicious suggestions nearby.
Na Pali Hiking
Today we will start at sunrise with a stop at a local cafe for a latte and breakfast to go. We’ll journey north past Hanalei to the trailhead of the Kalalau Trail. This hike is one of the most famous in the world because of its beauty as well as the fascinating history of the region.
We will hike a portion of the shade-dappled trail today. We’ll enjoy sunny Hanakapi’ai Beach, where we can stretch our legs and have some snacks, before retracing our steps back to Ke’e Beach and the trail’s beginning. We’ll Then be free to explore the quaint little town of Hanalei and have time for lunch on our own before regrouping and driving back to our hotel.
On the way home we will stop at the Kilauea Lighthouse and still have time to freshen up before dinner together tonight.
Food Trucks and Allerton Garden
This morning we will take a few hours off and enjoy island living. Our breakfast will be at the hotel. Early risers may enjoy celebrating the sunrise with a hula performance. Or you might want to rent a bicycle and take a fun ride along the paved path that hugs 8 miles of gorgeous coastline. Just after noon we will depart for the cute and historic town of Koloa. There we will have a choice of several local food trucks or restaurants to choose from for a casual lunch.
Our group will re-convene and head south to tour Allerton Gardens. It is an exquisitely tended botanical garden. Our walk will take us through exotic tropical foliage, an impressive collection of statues and the soothing sounds of water fountains and birdsong.
Dinner will also be at the beautiful Allerton Garden and will be followed up by sunset on the beach.
Wailua Hike and Sunset Zipline!
We will enjoy a delicious breakfast in our hotel prior to departing to Wailua. We will hike to the famous Wailua Waterfall, used in the opening credits of “Fantasy Island”. The 173-foot waterfall feeds into the Wailua River and is one of the most beautiful sites on the island or anywhere.
After the hike we will return to the hotel. Then we will journey to the town of Kapa’a for lunch on our own. Tonight we enjoy an early dinner in town on our way up to the ziplines.
We will gear up with harnesses, helmets and flashlights to fly through the trees on this exciting zipline course. You can choose to ride in an upright “seated” position, or in the “superhero” harness, which allows headfirst flight. A perfect way to end our day!
Red dirt of Waimea Canyon and Hiking Tour
Today we will depart early for breakfast and then head out for a visit to Waimea Canyon. It is a sight so different from the Na Pali Coast that it’s hard to believe you’re still on the same island. It’s a stark contrast to the lush, verdant cliffs of the island’s northeast side, the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” is all red and ochre rocks and dirt, with patches of greenery and sunbaked earth. We’ll take a hike through this spectacular landscape.
Afterward, we enjoy a casual lunch at one of the many small restaurants or stands serving traditional Hawaiian foods. You will have some free time this afternoon, and some folks will surely enjoy a surfing lesson in Poipu!
Waterfalls with ATV Tour!
Today we encourage a late breakfast/brunch with additional free time for beach time and shopping.
In the late morning we will depart our hotel and head for the hills to Koloa. There we will have lunch at a local restaurant and then our final activity of the tour: an ATV tour of Kauai’s back-country! We’ll drive up to a waterfall and take a swim.
We’ll head back to the hotel to shower and freshen up because tonight we’ll have our farewell dinner at a sumptuous beachfront restaurant featuring farm-to-table delicacies and fresh-caught seafood.
Mahalo and Warmest of Aloha
Thank you so much for traveling with Out West Adventures. Today we’ll say farewell to lovely Kauai. We hope your trip home is safe and comfortable and that your memories of your Hawaii travel adventure are filled with laughter and beauty.
You don’t need to pay the single supplement if you are traveling alone. We will be happy to match you with a roommate. Pay the single supplement only if you want a bedroom to yourself.
For selected trips we will charge half the single supplement if you request a roommate but we can’t match you with someone.
Within a day, you will be traveling with friends.
This tour starts and ends in Kapa’a, Kauai, Hawaii, USA. Travelers should fly into the Lihue Airport (LIH).
Kauai, Hawaii is home to rich and diverse wildlife, exciting water-sports, gorgeous ocean vistas, and one of the friendliest communities in America. Our adventure offers snorkeling, boating, half-day hikes, an optional helicopter ride, an off road ATV experience, and more. Expect to be thrilled by adrenaline rushes, and to find yourself happily tired at the end of each day.
For answers to your additional questions, please call 305-294-8174.