Kauai Waimea Canyon Tour: Explore the Beauty with Private Guide and State Park Fees Included
80 Ratings
Embark on a private tour of Kauai's breathtaking Waimea Canyon, with a knowledgeable guide and state park fees included. Explore stunning viewpoints, waterfalls, and native Hawaiian plants, and learn about the history of the Kalalau Valley. Enjoy lunch and visit Spouting Horn and Poipu Beach for a chance to spot turtles and Hawaiian monk seals.
Duration: 7 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Waimea Canyon State Park - We will stop at about 1800 feet for our first view, stop at a miniature waterfall for pictures, take a short walk on a nature trail with native Hawaiian plants where you can stand at the very edge of the canyon, and then on to the main canyon viewing area. From there we will head to the top stopping to see the Waipo’o Falls on the way. At the very top we will view two different vantage points of the Kalalau Valley from 4700 feet down to the ocean. On the way back down I will tell a historical tale about Kauai.
  • Kalalau Lookout - One of the most stunning views in all of Hawaii. (See tour picture with rainbow)
  • Poipu Beach Park - Look for seals!
  • Spouting Horn - Glorious geyser that shoots out of the top of a seaside cliff.
What's Included
  • Personalized experience with a Private Tour Guide
Additional Information

[DESIGNED FOR A PARTY OF UP TO 7, individualized tour, inclusive of Waimea Canyon State Park Fees]
Our journey commences as we make our way straight to the Waimea Canyon located on the western flank. Before reaching there, we will pause for a bit to freshen up and appreciate the beauty of the Hanapepe Valley overlook. The real climb into the canyon begins at Waimea town. We will halt at approximately 1800 feet for our inaugural view, pause at a small waterfall for snapshots, embark on a brief nature trail studded with indigenous Hawaiian flora, and allows you to stand precisely at the canyon’s edge, and then proceed to the primary canyon viewing spot. From there, we ascend towards the peak, ensuring a stopover to admire the Waipo’o Falls en route. At the very apex, we will take in the panoramic views of the Kalalau Valley, from a height of 4700 feet to the sea level. During our descent, we will narrate the grand historical legacy of the Kalalau Valley. Lunch. The tour will then proceed to the southern expanse, focusing on the Spouting Horn and Poipu Beach, where we will keep an eye out for turtles and the Hawaiian monk seals.

Waimea Canyon State Park
Waimea Canyon Dr
Cancellation Policy

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

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May 20, 2024
Great Introduction to Kauai - Noah was a wonderful guide - knowledgeable, warm and accomodating. A former teacher at a charter school on Kauai, Noah has a vast knowledge of Hawaiian history, geography and horticulture. He knew great places to stop for pics, to eat lunch and even stopped so we could do a liittle shopping before dropping us at the hotel. I read a lot of positive reviews about Noah when we were originally going to take this trip back in 2020 and was glad to see he’s still doing these tours now. Having Noah as our guide on our first day in Kauai got our vacation off to a great start.
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May 18, 2024
Best way to see southern Kauai! - This is a must-do tour! Noah is a great tour guide. He is quite knowledgeable about the history and folklore of Hawaii/Kauai. The van was very clean and comfortable for a total of 7 people including Noah. Was great that he could pick us up at the hotel since we left at 6am in order to get to Waimea Canyon before the clouds moved in. We were able to stop multiple times to take in the views, including a small waterfall, take lots of pics—Noah didn’t mind taking our group pictures. Tried to share pics on this website, but couldn’t get them to upload. Saw a few other sites including the Spouting Horn, and a monk seal and turtles on Poipu Beach. Stopped for coffee drinks at the Kauai Coffee Company and got lunch at DaCrack for some tasty burritos. Best private tour we have ever had! Thanks, Noah! Loved the ukulele serenade…
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Apr 13, 2024
Absolutely Wonderful - If you hate beautiful scenery, learning about Kauai and having a great time with an outstanding host, do not take this tour! Otherwise, Noah is your man. He has an encyclopedic mind on many subjects and is very accommodating to your needs. A day filled with breathtaking beauty, history and fun! And there is a special surprise that I’m not going to spoil. Take this tour!
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Mar 16, 2024
Don’t miss this tour! - Noah is an amazing guide. His vast knowledge of Kauai, its culture and its history made this trip great. We have taken tours all over the world, and this was one of the very best. Noah is a local and he is not affiliated with a large tour company. If you tour the canyon and the south side without him, you have truly missed a great experience.
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Mar 12, 2024
Knowledgeable, Local and Highly Recommend - Noah was an incredible guide for the day. He greeted us with Kauai cookies and was a wealth of knowledge about the island and its history. We did this on our first day in Kauai and it was a wonderful orientation with several amazing photo ops. His stories and ukulele play were very memorable. Best way to see Waimea Canyon and the south side
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Jan 22, 2024
The Best All Inclusive Kauai Tour! - Noah was the best host/guide to Kauai. He knew so much about the history and beauty of the island. The weather did not cooperate for a good visit to the top of Weimea canyon due to heavy cloud cover, but he took us to so many other wonderful places and on a breathtaking hike along the beach. It was a really great way to see so much of this beautiful island in one day.
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Jan 17, 2024
We would book again! - Noah was awesome. He was on time to pick us up and is very knowledgeable in Hawaiian culture and history. Was very patient and allowed us to enjoy the scenery for as long as we wanted. He was a very safe driver and his vehicle was clean. He is an excellent story teller and has a great passion for Hawaiian culture. A special treat for us is when he pulled out his ukulele and played for us.
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Dec 13, 2023
A must do tour - Noah is the best, the tour is a MUST. He very clearly is extremely passionate about the local history, geography, and culture. Plus the Vibes were immaculate
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Dec 9, 2023
Exceptional Private Waimea Canyon and South Shore Tour - Noah was very accommodating and knowledgeable, personable. Waimea Canyon is stunning, and we stopped at many different points for photos. At Poipu Beach we saw a monk seal and green sea turtles. Also stopped at a great breakfast truck for amazing coffee and sandwiches, Porky’s for lunch—awesome pulled pork grilled cheese sandwich with onions and pineapple, and a Dirt Shirt store. Would highly recommend!
Review provided by Viator
Oct 5, 2023
Relaxed and knowledgeable A+ guide. - Noah is the real deal. A knowledgeable, affable, and welcoming ambassador for Kauai. He kept my wife and me engaged in delightful conversation, great stories, and an experience tailored to our needs all day—a 10+ rating.
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up to 7 guests
May 2024