Kauai Westside Explorer: Small Group Tour Exploring Nature's Wonders and More
139 Ratings
Experience the wonders of Kauai's Westside on a small group tour led by a local family-owned business. Explore breathtaking natural landmarks, learn about the island's history and culture, and enjoy a day of laughter and adventure.
Duration: 9 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Kauai Coffee Company - We will visit the largest orchard of coffee growers and roasters in the US. Sample about 5 varieties for free. Stroll through part of the orchard on a self guided tour, and learn all the stages of growing coffee from seed to cup. Do some shopping for Kauai grown coffee beans, and local souvenirs. You don’t like coffee? Enjoy a cold beverage or ice cream at their snack shop.
What's Included
  • 10 percent off food at the Kokee Lodge restaurant
  • Letter-size map of Kauai
  • Bottled water
  • In-vehicle air conditioning
  • Entrance fee to Waimea and Kokee State Park
What's Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Wheelchair accessibility. Our vehicles have no place to stow wheelchairs and walkers.
  • Infant and toddler car seats. if you have one please bring it.
  • Gratuities
Additional Information

The Westside Explorer operates as a cozy community tour initiated by a small local family business. Instead of driving, let us take you on a tour of Kauai in our comfortably air-conditioned vehicles.

We have convenient pick-up points located in both the East and South for your accessibility.

This in-depth tour delves into the splendor of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon, with a total of 5 halts encompassing the main lookout, Puu Hinahina, Waipoo Falls, and more. Ample time is provided at each location for you to photograph the splendid natural vistas. The tour also includes trips to the Kokee State Park, the traditional town of Hanapepe, and the most extensive coffee plantation in the United States.

Our guides will narrate captivating tales about how the islands were formed, their distinctive culture, the extraordinary history of the Polynesians, and more. Our goal is to keep you entertained and make you enjoy your day to the fullest.

We eagerly look forward to sharing our passion for Kauai with you.

  • Provide a good phone number to contact you when booking. We will be contacting you the day before the tour via text with tour details and/or any changes. Acknowledge the message when you get it.
  • No walkers and wheelchair allowed as we do not have enough space when tours are full. Check with us the day before to see if we will have space to fit your walker.
  • Wear comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, hat or cap, and sunglasses.
  • Be on time. We are unable to wait as this tour has many pick up points, and is a long day.
  • 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.
  • If you are concerned about your health or have an underlying health condition we encourage you to book a private tour on our website**
Island Country Market
Kuhio Highway
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(139 Ratings)
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May 1, 2024
Great small tour to Waimea Canyon - What a fun, personal, and great sightseeing trip with Coco-small group tour-only 9 of us. We were a party of 3 and she took like a minute to treat us all like family. We got to see lots of various views of Waimea Canyon-waterfalls, gorgeous scenery, some cute goats we thought were falling off the cliff but they would scramble back up. We enjoyed our lunch at Kokee State Park and more views after. Coming back down stopping in Hanapepe we were thinking we are tired and too long of stop but we had to hurry to not keep everyone waiting-we enjoyed the local shops and walking the swinging bridge. She even dropped last couple off at the luau they were going to as they didn’t have a rental car. Will remember her if back on the island and people always ask me back home things to do when in Hawaii-Coco will be tops on that list.
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Apr 6, 2024
A wonderful Day With Coco - Coco was an outstanding guide. She was so pleasant and knowlegable. We went to Waimea Canyon, the coffee plantation and several other stops. And she had, with her in the van, a young man who was so helpful assisting one of our party who had dementia, and difficulty entering and exiting the vehicle. We enjoyed the whole day with her.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 13, 2024
Kauai Westside Exlplorer - Coco Maria is an awesome tour guide. I can’t say enough wonderful things about her❤️ She went above and beyond to show us all the amazing sites in Waimea Canyon and more.
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Feb 28, 2024
Very worthwhile - This was a great sampling of western Kauai with the highlight being the various views of the canyon and Waipo falls . The tour guide was knowledgeable about the history and culture of Kauai and sought out great spots for photography. She also gave us ample opportunities for exploring and visiting the town of Hanapepe and Kauai coffee . I loved Hanapepe shops and the swinging bridge. Enjoyed others in our small group and the lunch at the lodge was very good.
Review provided by Viator
Dec 28, 2023
Westside Explorer Private Tour with Coco Maria of Kauai Soul Travel - My husband and I had an amazing private tour with Coco Maria (tour guide and also the owner), as part of celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. From the moment we stepped into her van we knew it was going to be a fun day! Coco is an incredible guide, who is passionate about what she does and has a true love of the island and people. She is high energy, very knowledgeable and entertaining in the way she shares it. She's also a great photographer! The stops in Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park were beautiful, and we had a delicious lunch at the Koke'e Lodge restaurant. We learned some history about Captain Cook and the Russian Fort and then went on to Hanapepe for shopping and a walk across the swinging bridge. We ended our day with Coco at the Kauai Coffee plantation to sample some coffee and take a walk thru the coffee orchard. By the end of the day, we felt like Coco was an old friend. Thank you again Coco for making the tour one of the highlights of our trip to Kauai. We would definitely recommend this tour given by Coco Maria of Kauai Soul Travel for anyone visiting Kauai!
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Sep 22, 2023
Best tour guide ever. She is a ring of fire. - COCO was an amazing tour guide. She brought us to some awesome sites and made recommendations for us to better our experience. She is very personable and makes sure you have enough time to experience each stop along the way.
Review provided by Viator
Sep 20, 2023
Worthwhile experience - The Tour was amazing. The host was delightful, with plenty of knowledge of the island and its culture. Even though we were all strangers Coco was able to creature a really nice environment for everybody to feel like friends. The sights are all worth experiencing and Coco knows where are the best views. Great views, plenty of laughs, lots of knowledge and a worthwhile experience. Thanks Coco for a lovely time.
Review provided by Viator
Aug 18, 2023
Wonderful experience! - Coco is an incredible tour guide! We had a absolutely wonderful day. It might be a long tour but the time passed quickly with the information Coco provided about the history, culture, geography, language and geology of Maui. She was very professional, personable and fun! She's also very resourceful - there was a potential issue with the scheduled lunch stop and she quickly arranged for an alternative that we really enjoyed. She communicated very well as soon as we booked the tour and after we arrived on the island. She also provided additional places to visit and eat even before we got there. We highly recommend Coco and her company if you vacation in Kauai!
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Aug 3, 2023
Excellent tour! Tour guide extraordinaire! - Excellent tour! Highly recommended! Coco Maria, owner and tour guide, is an extraordinary host! She is knowledgeable of the history, folklore, geography, flora and fauna, and local economy. The 15 passenger air conditioned van is clean and very comfortable. There were 2 stops for food - a wonderful little bakery for breakfast, and a great restaurant in the mountains for lunch. Both with delicious food and beverage choices. Coco Maria is well-organized with carefully curated stops along the way, with plenty of time for exploration and picture taking. Most important of all, Coco Maria is a kind and “soulful” person who addressed each guests’ needs, desires and concerns, both young and elderly.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 14, 2023
Coco was incredible tour guide - It was a fabulous day! We took a private tour and it was worth the extra cost. Coco was an amazing guide, very knowledgeable about the island. We got to enjoy amazing views at a leisurely pace and saw gorgeous views. Highly recommend!
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up to 13 guests
1 Adult
May 2024