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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 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Hotel return 5:00pm - 6:15pm (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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Kerrie W
"Brilliant Day on the Big Island with Polynesian Adventure Tours"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 18, 2017 NEW
Its a very early start from Oahu and late finish. So this could put people off, but it was the most fantastic day ever. If you do this trip serious consider the Helicopter Flight if you can afford it. This was the best part of the trip. The organisation was fantastic, great people to deal with the whole day.
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Barbara M
Boothwyn, Pennsylvania
"Gray Line to Pearl Harbor"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 17, 2017 NEW
We used Gray Line Tours to go to Pearl Harbor, our tour guide drove all around town then rushed us through PH. We didn't have enough time to fully enjoy and pay our respect.
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namacca1
San Francisco, California
"Day trip to Big Island and Helicopter Tour"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 09, 2017 NEW
Unfortunately the helicopter tour was cancelled due to bad weather - I probably wouldn't have booked the tour without that option. The first half of Island tour was commercial going from Macadamia shop to orchid shop so that you can spend money. The second half of the tour was very interesting - going through the volcano national park. It was a very long tour (being picked up at 4.30 am and not returning until 10 pm) it could have been a little shorter
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Kimberly B
Birmingham, Alabama
"Pearl Harbor"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2017 NEW
Awesome tour company highly recommend them.. Our guide Kalay was very knowledgeable and friendly. Hope our next tour we have him again
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primeskier1
"Pearl Harbor and Honolulu City Highlights (Tour 2B)"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2017 NEW
Good tour guide and site visits. Was very disappointed when the ferry to the USS Arizona memorial was canceled by the National Parks Service due to unusually high tides that afternoon. This was to be the highlight of the tour in my opinion and was the main reason we booked it. I later found out that the tide warning had been issued by the weather bureau and was a known announcement. We should have received a partial reimbursement in spite of the legal wording on the website. I requested this and was denied.
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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.