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Waimea Canyon Family Excursion

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  • Learn why Mark Twain once described Waimea as, “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
  • Experience the beauty of this uniquely formed landscape.


Nestled in the large volcanic crevices of the island of Kauai, Waimea Canyon’s beauty is as explosive as its origins. Begin your tour with the breathtaking views from the tropical Hanapepe Lookout. It might look familiar because its cascading waterfalls and quaint surrounding town were filmed in both Jurassic Park and The Thorn Birds.

From there, drive to the impressive Spouting Horn, a lava rock formation that shoots water 50 feet in the air with every wave. Make your way through the Poipu Resort area until you arrive at the Koloa Sugar Mill. Here you can view the ruins of the first mill that processed one of Hawaii’s most important Old Supplier Names. Don’t forget to look for the profile of Queen Victoria in the bumpy landscape as you return back.


The tour begins with pick up from your hotel in Wailua, Lihue or Poipue by an air-conditioned coach. Your English-speaking driver will also be your guide.

Begin your excursion in Waimea Canyon with one of the best lookouts in the area, Hanapepe. Here, you can see the scenic lush foliage of this valley.

From the Hanapepe Lookout, travel along the Waimea Canyon to the stunning Spouting Horn with plenty of stops for photos along the way. Here you can see this unique rock formation spurt water over 50 feet in the air.

Then drive through the famous Poipu Resort area:.

Stop and tour the remains of the Koloa Sugar Mill, the first sugar mill in the area. See the remaining chimney stacks that were used to process cane in this tropical area.

Finally, take the opportunity to view the craggy landscape which the British suggested resembled their Queen Victoria.

The tour will conclude with drop-off at your hotel.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



5 hours

Start time

Start time: Wailua: 0715h (07:15am)
Lihue: 0730h (07:30am)
Poipu: 0815h (08:15am)
Duration: 5 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Wailua, Lihue and Poipu.
(We would require your hotel details in order to arrange your pick up. If you do not have this information at the time of booking, please contact the local activity operator at least 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)

Ending point

Your hotel in Wailua, Lihue and Poipu

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  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking driver-cum-guide
  • Waimea Canyon Tour


  • Meals

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
If you choose the option from Poipu you wont see these attractions Koloa Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria
Child 2 years old will travel adult's lap in vehicle
There is no hotel pick up from Princeville

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
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Cancellation policy

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