[dropcap]K[/dropcap]auai is, undoubtedly, one of the most beautiful places on earth.
Known as the “Garden Isle” because of the rich tropical rainforest that covers a large portion of the land, there is a reason almost 80,000 visitors per month visit this paradise island. With spectacular views, exotic plants and animals, and a deep cultural history, there are thousands of unique adventures waiting for you.
So what thrills are waiting for you? We’ve compiled a list of the best Kauai tours out there.
Are you an adrenaline junkie?
Do you love the feeling of your heart pumping in your chest as you embark on a daredevil ride?
If so, we’ve got just the tour for you.
You’ll see a number of remarkable sights, including the Hanapepe Valley, “Jurassic Park Falls”, Waimea Canyon, and the Na Pali Coast. These views have captivated the imaginations of people for hundreds of years, serving as the inspiration for movies like Lilo and Stitch and providing the backdrop for blockbusters like Jurassic Park.
Because weather conditions can shape tour routes, your experience will be 100% unique to you and your travel group. You’ll glide over natural and historic landmarks, from Olokele Canyon to Pearl Harbor, giving you an uncommon view of some of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. With pilots who are State of Hawaii certified tour guides, you’ll leave your tour with a new appreciation of the incredible island.
If jetting through the air isn’t your cup of tea, the Afternoon Napali Adventure is sure to be the adrenaline adventure for you! On this Kauai tour, you’ll explore the Na Pali coast by sea.
After making your way to the inflatable raft and going through safety precautions, you will forge your way into the Hanalei Bay to see the remarkable natural landscape. Once there, you’ll investigate millennia-old caves and hideaways, carved out by the sea and lava from volcanic eruptions. Out on the water you’ll have the ability to marvel at the outstanding sea cliffs and will truly get a feel for just how large they are!
“From start to finish this was an easy, fun, inspirational and informative experience.” – Leslie L. talking about the Afternoon Napali Adventure
When you think of Hawaii, one of the first things that comes to mind is images of beautiful waterfalls cascading over rocky ledges into beautiful pools at the bottom.
If this is the type of view you want to see, then the Waterfall Zipline Adventure is exactly what you have been dreaming about.
A 5-hour zipline tour, you’ll zoom over streams and fields more lush and pristine than you could ever imagine. From the air you will see beautiful green fields and smell the intoxicating scent of the eucalyptus forests as you glide past them. This private land, located in the heart of the island, has never been open to the public, creating an exclusive experience for your party.
To learn more about the Waterfall Zipline Adventure, click here.
If you are less of an adrenaline junkie but still want to experience Kauai on a deeper level, there are plenty of tours available for you! Get out and explore the richness of this island with one of these six options.
If you’re interested in exploring Kauai in a more relaxed manner, a horseback ride is the perfect way. Experience the flora and fauna up-close as you roam through the interior of the island at a leisurely pace.
This tour passes through Silver Falls Ranch and offers a variety of activities on this land. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during the harvesting season you will sample juicy strawberry and blueberry guavas fresh from the fields. You will also be able to pause for a swim in the Ranch’s pristine mountain pool, a welcome break from the saddle.
With breathtaking views of the Mahaleha mountain range and lunch included, this Kauai tour makes any vacation to the island truly unforgettable. At $139, the price of this tour is unbeatable!
To learn more about hopping in the saddle, click here.
Are you a movie buff that has always been fascinated by the jungle scenery?
Kauai has long been one of the top locations in the world for film production because of its stunning scenery. On this tour you’ll have the opportunity to see some of the most famous filming locations!
In some of these locations you will have the opportunity to get off the bus and explore the cinematic beauty of the scenery. As you gaze out over the valleys, beaches, and jungles, you’ll experience first-hand what your favorite actors and directors saw while they were creating cinematic masterpieces.
You’ll completely understand why Kauai is the perfect place to film!
To learn more about seeing the original director’s cut, click here.
The Waimea Canyon is one of the most popular tourist attractions on Kauai, and for good reason!
While the canyon is one of the main focuses of the tour it is by no means the only place you will visit. Other stops include, but are not limited to, a mountain range that forms the profile of Queen Victoria’s face, the last Russian fort in the Hawaiian Islands, and a lookout over a historic valley!
Plan a full day for this tour: you’ll be leaving the meeting point at 7:45 in the morning and returning at 3:00 in the afternoon! This means it’s a great way to spend the day exploring, but still gives you adequate time to relax on the beach after!
You should also be sure to wear comfortable shoes as you will have the opportunity to get off the bus and walk around at some of Kauai’s most famous locations.
See the Hawaii that the original Hawaiians inhabited 1500 years ago with the Wailua River Kayak tour. Kauai is the oldest Hawaiian Island, and this tour gives you the chance to experience the lives of the first people who lived here long ago. As you paddle along this ancient river, your guide will recount both the factual stories and legendary tales of the first settlers. You will eventually reach the Kamokila Village, a replica village located in a traditionally sacred fishing and farming area.
If you have experience with shooting and want a chance to show off your skills, this Kauai adventure is the option for you!
Visitors can rent either a 12 or 20 gauge shotgun, or a semi-automatic 20 gauge shotgun. You also have the choice between a Benelli, Beretta, or Browning gun!
There is a variety of shooting options for any type of shooter: the “Speed Loader” option allows you to test your skills with 25 shells, the “Half Cocked” option gives you access to 50 shells, the “Smokin’ Gun” gives you 75, and the “Locked & Loaded” maxes out at 100 shells. With this highly customizable experience you’ll be able to challenge yourself in numerous ways!
To learn more about clay shooting options, visit the site here.
Do you want a Kauai tour that takes you off the beaten path?
Why not go for an ATV tour then?
This Kauai tour will take you to famous movie sites, inactive volcanic craters, a cane haul tunnel, and the shores of Waita, the largest inland body of water on Kauai.
Your ATV adventure is both safe and fun. As this TripAdvisor reviewer noted, your tour guides will constantly check to make sure that everyone in the group is having fun and is safe!
To learn more about this exhilarating ATV tour, visit the site here.
Ensure that your visit to Kauai is one that you’ll be talking about for years to come with one of these in-depth island experiences.
Whether by land, air, or sea, there’s bound to be a couple Kauai tours that wet your appetite. With so much to do and so much to see, we’re sure you can find one to fit your traveling needs!
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