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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Curly
Midwest
"Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor & USS Missouri"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 17, 2017 NEW
We booked the package deal from Kauai to Oahu. It may have been less expensive to arrange all of the details on our own but we were glad we left the driving to experts. They switched out the tour bus once we arrived at Pearl Harbor when they realized the air conditioning was not working, thank you! Our tour guide, "Cousin Jay", was a wealth of information and was enthusiastic about the island. Pearl Harbor, USS Arizona and the battleship Missouri are must sees. If we had been on our own we would probably have spent even more time at each location but we still had ample time to view most of the sites. We had a limited drive through Honolulu, and the Waikiki Beach area with a two hour stop in Waikiki for shopping/dinner. We wish we could have made a stop at the Punch Bowl cemetery to allow for some photo ops rather just drive through. We arrived back at the Honolulu airport and felt we had too much time there before our flight departed but it worked out OK. We were able to spend more time chatting with a couple from London that we met on the tour.
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deb609
"Circle Island tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
This tour was excellent. Great commentary the whole way. The tour was well planned and provided many stops along the way for photo opportunities.
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lamb_a_carol
"Sun rise up Haleakala"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed November 09, 2017 NEW
Though it was low cloud the day we went up so we saw nothing and got very wet, Nettie Andretti did her best to make the trip enjoyable
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Mary M
Libertyville, Illinois, USA
"Wanted to see the highlights of Oahu without a car"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 08, 2017 NEW
This is an excellent day tour of the island! Our bus driver/tour guide, Lehau, was extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic & engaging with her story telling. We gained a real education about the Hawaiian culture, as well learning more about all the sights visited. I’d highly recommend if you don’t have a rental car, to book this tour as soon as you get to Honolulu.
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H2132EWjanetr
"Waimea Canyon, Wailua River & Fern Grotto"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 07, 2017 NEW
Beauty all around and the best bus driver (Juan) who told many stories along with the history of the places we visited. Waimea Canyon was the highlight of the trip, don't miss it!
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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.