Top Ways to See Waimea Canyon

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 Tour & Wailua River Cruise to Fern Grotto

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Begin your tour of Waimea Canyon by driving through Hanapepe and Poipu with an expert guide. Once you reach the Wailua River, the tour continues on a relaxing boat cruise with live music and gorgeous views of Fern Grotto. This tour is perfect for first-time visitors and families.

Waimea Canyon Downhill Bike Tour (from Poipu)

On this downhill biking adventure, you can feel the Hawaiian breeze as you pedal through Waimea Canyon. There are a few picturesque stops along to the way to learn about the history and stories about Waimea Canyon. This easy bike tour is for people 12 years and older who have previous biking experience and basic riding knowledge.

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