Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto Adventure in Honolulu, HI

Polynesian AdventuresWAimea Canyon DriveWaimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Overview

Offered by Polynesian Adventures, the Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto Adventure features a picturesque Kauai tour for guests of all ages. The adventure takes guests from the majestic Waimea Canyon and Waimea Canyon State Park, through Poipu—home of the Spouting Horn—and to Wailua River. Guests can also enjoy a 40-minute river boat trip on a long, flat-bottom boat.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waimea, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Transportation from major Kauai hotels included.
  • Plenty of photo opportunities and stops included throughout the tour.
  • Remember to charge your camera and bring an extra battery, just in case.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket.

Description

from Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto Adventure
On this Kauai tour, you will enjoy a day filled with the lush beauty, legends, and saga of Hawaii's "Garden Isle." Journey to the majestic Waimea Canyon, which Mark Twain called, "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Over 10 miles long, and almost 4,000 feet deep this marvel was formed by erosion and the catastrophic collapse of the volcano that created Kauai, Waimea Canyon State Park encompasses 1,866 acres and is a popular tourist attraction on the island. It provides a wilderness area with numerous hiking trails. Enjoy the drive along Route 580, which provides gorgeous views of the Wailua River. We'll make several 5-10 minute photo stops along the route for a good leg stretch and restroom breaks.

Onward and upward! Driving up to 3,400 feet to see the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" - Waimea Canyon! The canyon is 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500 feet deep. It was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Waialeale's summit.

Cruise along the southern coast, drive through Poipu, a resort getaway for those in the know and home of the Spouting Horn. This natural wonder occurs when water rushes under a lava shelf and bursts through a small opening at the surface, making an eerie hissing noise.

Afterward, head back towards the Wailua River for your Wailua River Cruise (admission included). This is the only river boat trip in all of Hawaii! Sail up this historic, sacred river takes about 40 minutes (one way) on a long, flat-bottom boat.

Pick Up/Drop Off Time & Location:
Hotel Pick-ups begin at 7:00am (approximately)
Tour: 11:00am to 7:30pm
Hotel return 8:15pm (approximately)
*Pick-up is provided from major Kauai hotels only. Residential areas or at B&B's are not permitted.

Passengers in the Poipu area will not see Koloa Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria's profile. No host lunch. This tour operates daily and on holidays.

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Marie W
Johnstown, Pennsylvania
"Oahu 3 day tour with NCL"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 22, 2018 NEW
Our experience was wonderful! It was great to leave all the hassle to somebody else regarding driving, parking, etc. Our guide for all 3 days was Kimo. He was beyond terrific!!! His stories, background information, genuine interest in our having a good experience just can't be measured.
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scampi745
Petersburg, Virginia
"Grand island circle"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 15, 2018
Limited time so opted for this full day trip. Very enjoyable. Excellent guide in Tommy Chong. He started the tour by handing out a map of the island with many of our stops listed. This made it easy to track progress during the day. Actually just 8 stops including the lunch stop. When booking had option of including buffet lunch or doing lunch on own. We chose lunch on own. The cafe we had lunch at had a number of choices. My sister had fish and chips. My brother had a hotdog. I had garlic shrimp. All enjoyed. Tommy's commentary full of info on film locations, housing prices and Hawaiian history. One of the highlights was stop at Byodo-in temple.
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2016CBS
Chicago, Illinois
"Best Tour Guide Ever"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2018
My three day tour guide name is Kimoke’o. He was quite knowledgeable and informative. He kept the jokes going for the entire trip..
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Marcia M
Waverly
"So glad we chose this one!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 13, 2018
Our tour guide Leo was fantastic! It was 140 mile tour of Oahu which included all the picturesque sites. Lunch was at the Kualua Ranch after the tram ride which was not included in original tour but was very good and not too pricey. Leo is well versed on the history and culture of the island since he is native to the land. Recommend definitely to take this tour,but it is a very long day ..9 hours...the tour guide makes it fun and educational. Great experience!
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Robin S
Adelaide, Australia
"Great way to see the sights"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 08, 2018
We did the Deluxe Arizona and Missouri tour, guided by Pi'iilani, and the Grand Circle tour guided by Garfield. Both were excellent - very knowledgeable about all things Hawaiian and also funny and helpful. Thanks guys!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto Adventure

Will we have time to take pictures at the various stops?
Yes. The tour makes several 5-10 minute stops along the way for photo opportunities.

Is hotel pickup available?
Yes. Tour passengers can be picked up at their hotels. Pick up at B&Bs and residential areas is not possible.

How long is the adventure?
Hotel pickup begins at 7:30 am - 9:00 am and hotel return is from approximately 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm.

What is the cancellation policy for the Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto Adventure?
Any cancellations made by the listed cancellation date will receive a FULL REFUND with absolutely NO CANCELLATION FEES. Any reservations past the cancellation date cannot be changed or canceled.