Top Ways to See Waimea Canyon

Top Ways to See Waimea Canyon

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Described as the “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” Waimea Canyon is 14 miles long, 3,500 feet deep and a mile wide. Located on the west side of the island, the canyon is famous for its panoramic views, steep cliffs and deep valleys. You can view Waimea Canyon by foot, bike, or car, but if you are a first-time visitor to Kauai, a tour is your best bet. A tour will allow you to learn about the canyon’s history and legends, and spare you navigational responsibilities. Here are our top recommendations for Waimea Canyon tours.

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Waimea Canyon Waipoo Waterfall Hike (Moderate)

Check-in: Kokee trailhead
Price: Starting at $152
Set out on a guided hiking adventure through Waimea Canyon. Take in the verdant flora and fauna of the canyon, before winding up at Waipoo Falls. Go for a dip at the pool situated at the end of the canyon or marvel at the rushing waters of this natural wonder.

Kauai Waimea Canyon Sightseeing Tour & Kokee Hike Adventure

Pick-up: Kapaa and Poipu hotels
Price: Starting at $169
Embark on a full day of Kauai tour adventuring and exploring Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Park. Visit Kauai’s most popular popular lookout spots, go on an easy hike on Kokee trail and visit the famous Kauai Coffee Plantation. Lunch is included.

Private Island Tour — Explore Kauai's South Shore

Pick-up: Lihue Hotels, Poipu Hotels & Cruise Ship Pier
Price: $199
Embark on a 5-hour journey and explore at your own pace the beautiful Kauai South Shore. The guide will tailor your experience based on your personal desires. Visit Waimea Canyon, hike to Waipoo Falls, see Spouting Horn, relax at a secluded beach.

Ultimate Kauai Private Island Tour with Expert Guide

Pick-up: Customer requested location
Price: $307
See the Garden Isle in comfort and style with this private tour in a luxurious touring van. Choose from two routes around Kauai to see the most famous landmarks on the island and stop wherever you’d like: you set the schedule.

Kauai Private Waimea Canyon & Kokeʻe State Parks Sightseeing Tour

Pick-up: Midnight Bear Breads in Hanapepe Town
Price: Starting at $500
Discover the natural beauty of Kauai on a private guided sightseeing tour to Waimea Canyon and Koke’e State Park. Take your pick from two Kauai guided private charter options for either a relaxing scenic tour or an adventurous off-roading expedition.

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