Waimea Canyon & Na Pali Driving Tour: Discover stunning Kauai with an interactive GPS app
59 Ratings
Embark on an all-day adventure to Kauai's stunning Waimea Canyon & Na Pali overlook with an interactive GPS app. Discover the best stops, enjoy turn-by-turn directions, and hear captivating stories that bring the sceneries to life!
Duration: 6 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • Kauai Coffee Company - Be sure to check out the Kauai Coffee’s visitor center. They offer free coffee samples in a large variety of flavors, what a great way to start off your morning!
  • Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park - Visit this once an impressive fort, with 20 feet high and 17 feet wide walls that shaped like a star
  • Waimea Canyon State Park - Visit Waimea Canyon State Park which is also known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific located on the western side of KauaÊ»i
  • Waipo’o Falls - Watch in awe at this amazing view of a waterfall that cascades down 800 feet into Waimea canyon
  • Koke’e State Park - Immerse in a remarkable experience among native vegetation, native forest birds, and the scenic cliff side views!
  • Pu’u O Kila Lookout - See the peak of Mt. Wai’ale’ale and a swamp called Alaka’i swamp - one of the wettest places on the entire planet!
  • Pihea Trail - Be rewarded with some amazing views of this Kalalau Valley and the Na Pali coast
  • Waimea Town Market - Visit local places to shop, eat, and even see a statue of the historic Captain James Cook.
  • Kiki a Ola (Menehune Ditch) - Drop by and don’t forget two things to check out: an ancient ditch and a swinging bridge.
  • Hanapepe Salt Ponds - While vacationing on Kauai, it is a must to see the Salt beds (flats) in Hanapepe, located on the West Side and know more about Hawaii’s rich history and traditions.
What's Included
  • 6-8 hours of location-based audio content
  • Dozens of stories and a complete vacation itinerary
  • Explore freely at your own pace
  • Comprehensive turn-by-turn navigation
  • Offline island map with GPS tour guidance
What's Not Included
  • Crowded group tour
  • Overpriced bus tickets
Additional Information

Embark on a day-long journey to the iconic Waimea Canyon & Na Pali overlook in Kauai. Benefit from step-by-step guidance, with informative insights on spots to visit and things to observe. Plus, enjoy intriguing tales and myths that add life to the beautiful landscapes!

Exchange the tourist bus for a self-guided audio GPS tour that lets you discover Kauai at your own pace and at a lower cost. Experience the top-rated GPS tour app for Hawaii!

Touted as Hawaii’s #1 GPS tour app with more than 6,000 glowing reviews and over 200,000 downloads.

Why it’s a must-have:

✅ No need for network coverage as you can download the tours and use them offline

✅ It’s far more affordable than a tourist bus at just $19.99 for unlimited access

✅ Save on trip planning time as we’ve already picked out the top spots for you

✅ Enjoy the freedom to explore at your leisure, unlike on a tourist bus that sticks to a pre-set itinerary (not as much fun!)

✅ Listen to entertaining stories and even a few cheesy jokes that may tickle your funny bone

Departure Point: Start the tour in Kapa'a or Princeville Dates: See Availability
Cancellation Policy

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

Customer Ratings
(59 Ratings)
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Mar 18, 2024
Take your own tour. - What a great way to do this "tour" on your own time and at your own pace. Lots of info and legends are learned along the way, which makes it very interesting. We surely enjoyed it.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 2, 2024
Kauai canyons - Learn how to operate the app before starting the route If you are going on a wrong path or direction it does not correct you
Review provided by Viator
Jan 29, 2024
Fogged in - Unfortunately the foggy weather didn't work in our favor, however, we learned a lot of historical details about the area and surrounding communities from the app. We only had the one chance to visit the canyon and were unable to listen another time.
Review provided by Viator
Jan 20, 2024
An awesome tour experience - Such a great self guided driving tour that we can take our time. The stories were fascinating and the directions were accurate. I also called customer service for technical help and they were helpful and friendly. I’m definitely gongs to use other Shaka guide tours.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 16, 2023
The best! - It is so helpful to have this tour guide. He also makes it fun to listen. Very, very good to have this app. Will use it again.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Dec 8, 2023
Excellent guide for self drive! - Excellent guide as you self drive to the canyon. The app allows you to stop more often than a structured tour and keeps you posted on time. Narrator was fantastic giving history as you drive with lots of humour- would definitely use again!
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Jan 29, 2024
Nice - Good tour for the cost. Easy to follow and lots of great information. Maybe include a beach as a stop
Review provided by Viator
Dec 13, 2023
Disappointed in the Waimea Shaka guide app - Started the app in KaPaa area, based on prompts after downloading. It played music until we arrived closer to Lawai, the starting point. 1st stop it took us to a residential home address - very frustrating, since we didn't know where it was trying to take us. We finally found the Kauai Coffee Plantation, and went to that. No where near the residential address. We then proceeded from there towards Koloa and some other places along Hwy 50 and 56. Some of the historical background information about Kamehameha was interesting. We stopped at Hanapepe and a few other towns that interested that weren't on the route. It took us several times to turn at the correct road that would take us to Waimea Canyon. The app didn't direct us to the correct road until we were passed the turn... Once on the correct road we did get some more directions to stop at turn outs to take pictures, but only a few of the turn outs were marked clearly. So needless to say we didn't see the waterfalls, we did find the smaller loop trail, and we never found the actual park entrance area that we were supposed to pay for admission to. We did enjoy the scenery at the stops we did exolore, but this $20 spent really wasn't worth it for us. Sorry Shaka, not a good experience for us.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Mar 19, 2024
These tours sound great, but are terrible to try to follow them. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!! - I purchased two driving tours, one on Friday, March 8th, and one for Sunday, March 10th. The friday one was just terrible. Thought Sundays would be better, but not. I have been to Kauai before, so knew my way around some, and that was good, or I would not have found ANYTHING from the directions the tours were giving. I am officially requesting my money back.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 11, 2024
Waste of money!! - Terrible app!!!!First off it had us driving around the same block several times to get to the starting point which was in the middle of a random back road. It finally began directing us then after making two of the suggested stops it wasn’t clear where to go from there so we kept driving for about 10 miles with no direction so we turned around and it began directing again and led us back toward the starting point and it said “we have completed the tour, we hope you enjoyed this adventure”. Wait, what??? We just turned it off and googled where we wanted to go for the rest of the day. Don’t waste your money!
Review provided by Viator
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up to 15 guests
April 2024