Kauai Waimea Canyon Tour: Explore the Beauty with Private Guide and State Park Fees Included
78 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.

Customer Ratings
(78 Ratings)
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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.
Review provided by Viator
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
Review provided by Viator
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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Aug 17, 2023
6/5 Stars, Thank you Noah - Our Hawaiian journey reached new heights with Noah's Ark Kauai Touring Company – undoubtedly the best tour of our trip! Spanning approximately 7 hours (6 hours of captivating exploration and a leisurely 1-hour lunch break), this experience left an indelible mark on our hearts. Noah's meticulous attention to detail was evident throughout. His assistance in capturing precious family photos showcased his thoughtfulness and added a personal touch that made us feel truly cared for. A masterful storyteller, Noah effortlessly wove the tapestry of local history, transforming each location into a living, breathing chapter of Kauai's rich narrative. His artful use of local artist music further enriched the experience, immersing us in the island's vibrant culture. Prepare to be enchanted, for Noah's surprises are endless. His musical prowess came to light as he serenaded us with an intimate ukulele performance, sharing a deeply personal tune that resonated with our souls. Lunchtime was a delight as Noah guided us to an exquisite pulled pork haven at the base of the awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon. This thoughtful gesture showcased his commitment to providing a truly remarkable and well-rounded experience. We relished ample time to bask in the beauty of each location, uncovering hidden gems and lesser-known spots, all thanks to Noah's expert guidance. His familiarity with the locales, effortlessly navigating without GPS, and his camaraderie with park personnel showcased his intimate relationship with the island. Noah's door-to-door service, made possible by his exclusive cruise terminal permit, was a game-changer. Unlike conventional taxi or ride-sharing services, his personalized approach elevated our comfort and convenience to new heights. Noah's exceptional communication skills shone through as he patiently addressed our inquiries prior to the trip. His open dialogue and willingness to assist were truly commendable, setting the tone for an outstanding experience. The accolades continue as Noah generously shared recommendations for our next-day exploration, guiding us toward local hiking trails and snorkeling havens. A genuine local expert, his insights were invaluable. A rating of 6 out of 5 stars feels insufficient to capture the brilliance of Noah's Ark Kauai Touring Company. In a heartwarming embrace of diversity, Noah offers Japanese-speaking tours, making this experience accessible and inviting for a wider audience. To anyone yearning for a curated and unparalleled Kauai experience, Noah comes highly recommended. His genuine passion, impeccable storytelling, and commitment to excellence make him the ultimate guide. Without hesitation, I will be urging all my friends to embark on this journey with Noah, a true maestro of Kauai's wonders.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 11, 2023
Noah is an awesome tour guide - This was a great tour. My husband loves history so he loved hearing the history of the island and Noah was very knowledgeable. Having a custom tour allowed us to add a stop and remove stops where necessary and still make it back to Port on time. And the canyon is amazing!
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Jul 6, 2023
The scenery is beautiful.... - The scenery is beautiful. A private tour was an excellent option for six in our family ranging in ages from older to young.
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up to 7 guests
April 2024