Full Day Kauai Highlights Small Group Tour: Explore Waimea Canyon, Poipu Beach Park and More
79 Ratings
Experience the best of Kauai on a full-day small group tour. Explore Waimea Canyon, Poipu Beach Park, and more with a local family business. Relax in comfortable vans and learn about the island's history, culture, and geology. Enjoy stunning views, local food, and shopping. Let us be your guide!
Duration: 7 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Kukui Grove - Get ready to start the day right with an introduction to the legendary Portuguese doughnuts known as Malasadas. Our day will start with a visit to a local bakery where you will have a choice to purchase a variety of delectable pastries, sweet and savory.
What's Included
  • Map of Kauai included
  • Entrance fee to Waimea State Park covered
  • Convenient pick-up locations in Kapaa town at 8:30am and near the cruise ship in Lihue town at 9am
  • Multiple drop-off locations: cruise ship at 4pm, Harbor Mall at 4:15pm, Coconut Marketplace at 4:45pm
  • Comfortable in-vehicle air conditioning
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessibility. Our vehicles have no room to stow a wheelchair or walkers.
  • Infant and toddler car seats. If you have one please bring it.
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

Join a small group tour helmed by a native family-run business, as we guide you through some of Kauai’s standout attractions. Nestle into our cool, air-conditioned vans as we introduce you to the stunning strength and attractiveness of nature, while sharing enthralling stories about the islands’ own history, traditions, and geology.

Our tour includes several pit-stops at renowned locales such as the Waimea Canyon, the Spouting Horn—a dormant lava tube turned water blowhole— Poipu Beach Park, the delightful Hanapepe town and its oscillating bridge, and Waimea Bay— housing one of our only black sand seashores and the landing point of Captain Cook’s maiden Hawaiian voyage. You’ll also visit the Kauai Coffee co.

Immerse yourself in a day brimming with stunning vistas, ample opportunities for capturing breathtaking pictures, tasting local delicacies, and patronizing local businesses.

Take a breather from driving and allow us to intruduce you to Kauai through the lenses of locals. We look forward to guiding you.

  • Provide us with a good phone number when booking. We will be contacting you the day before the tour via text with tour details and/or any changes. Acknowledge our text message when you get it.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, hat or cap and sunglasses.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs and up please contact us so we can make arrangements to give you an extra seat. There will be an additional fee for this.
  • No refunds pass the 24 hours prior to the start of the tour.
  • In consideration for on time guests and our after hours duties we are unable to wait for late arrivals.
  • We can drop off guest at the cruise port at 3:30pm, and the airport.
Island Country Market
Kuhio Highway
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(79 Ratings)
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May 1, 2024
Kauai Soul is da best - Our guide, Coco Maria exhibited knowledge of the island and a sense of humor that made for a wonderfully enjoyable experience. It was great to feel safe on a tour bus on winding roads while seeing the sights. The Waimea Canyon was breathtaking and the waterfalls amazing. Coco took us to spots that locals know and love for the great food, coffee and treats. Strongly recommended!
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Apr 24, 2024
A great tour to do again! Kauai as you should see it! - A truly wonderful experience! Coco Maria was great, providing current info about the island as well as historic and geological info, making an educational trip as well as awesome sight seeing. I'll do the tour again when I return, and I highly recommend a tour with Coco to everyone visiting this island paradise. She points out the little things one might miss.
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Feb 24, 2024
Fun packed day touring south/west Kauai - What a great day with Coco - very fun, personable, authentic, and knowledgeable! Had a nice small group (just 3 of us) and Coco was a fantastic guide through all of it. She had lots of great recos for the rest of the my trip, and plenty of stops for great photo ops along the tour. Highly recommended! Thanks, Coco!
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Jan 25, 2024
Personal, Patient & Flexible - This was a great introduction to the island of Kauai that a friend and I took at the beginning of my vacation. The tour guide was a local who could provide history, insights and tips beyond the typical tour book! He was patient and flexible in adjusting to our interests and needs. For example, we like buying local for souvenirs. He found a shop with handmade jewelry for my friend and a studio with art prints for me. It was a great experience!
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Nov 26, 2023
Coco Maria is Ohana! - Coco Maria is Ohana! She is so knowledgeable and provided such an engaging tour of Kauai. You could tell there was a lot of thought and time put into crafting such an amazing excursion. Coco gave us great recommendations for food and attractions. She was also our good luck charm; between the sea turtle, monk seal, a beautiful sunny day, and yummy food, so many memories were captured and made. Thank you, Coco, for giving us another great day on the beautiful island of Kauai. We highly recommend Coco as your personal tour guide. Get ready to have an amazing time!
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Nov 17, 2023
Full day of fun! - Our tour guide, “Coco” was awesome and the experience felt more like it was led by a family member instead of a tour guide. Coco was very knowledgeable and personable, which made for a wonderful and fun filled day on the island. I highly recommend this full day excursion!🤙🏾
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Oct 15, 2023
Fabulous day in Kauai - Coco was the best guide, she was funny and very informative, and took us to great places all around Kauai. I highly recommend this excursion!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 10, 2023
COCO MARIA is soooo much FUN! - Communicating with Coco was so easy! Instructions were clear and direct. The folks who shared the tour with us were lively and quick-witted... It's our impression that a FUN time was had by ALL! Coco has lived on Kauai for 25 years. The TOUR covered great sites of interest, such as the Tree Tunnel, Spouting Horn, and Waimea Canyon. Coco was quite knowledgeable about the area's history, and we loved her stories associated with the folklore of Kauai. My favorite stop was Hanapepe Town. The "step-back-in-time" was a refreshing reminder of simpler, more friendly days and customs. We also enjoyed our last stop at the Kauai Coffee Plantation. Mmmmmm... the smell and taste of freshly roasted coffee... YUMMY!! Thanks, Coco, for a wonderful, interesting, laugh-filled day. "Uncle" John was a HOOT! We hope to see you again...
Review provided by Viator
Oct 6, 2023
Amazing Tour Experience - We literally stumbled on this excursion and can only say “WOW” to Coco’s tour. She was terrific and made our day spectacular!!!🤙
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Oct 2, 2023
Great fun tour for young and old - We did the Mountain Tubing through canals and tunnels and had such a good time. Staff was great, equipment of tube, helmet, head light, and gloves was quality and at times it was calm lazy River floating but most of time it was exciting and so much fun. They take you to backcountry in open air vehicles, you tube to the exit point where you are picked up and taken to picnic area where they have food, water, and comfort facilities for you. Then they take you back to town. Totally recommend this tour!
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up to 13 guests
1 Adult
June 2024