Expanding over ten miles, it’s no wonder that Mark Twain once referred to Waimea as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Your tour begins at the expansive canyon and you can photograph its dramatic 3,500 foot depth. Then travel to the Russian Fort. Expelled by King Kamehameha after an attempt at acquiring all the island’s sandalwood, the Russian traders who erected the fort left it half finished. Waimea also promises a view of Spouting Horn, a lava rock formation that results in water being shot 50 feet in the air with every wave. The Koloa Sugar Mill. View the landscape that is famed to resemble Queen Victoria and the stunning Nawiliwili Harbor. Board the spacious boat and float towards the Fern Grotto
The tour begins at your hotel. You will be picked up in a premier mini-coach accompanied by a driver cum English speaking guide.
From there you will be driven to the Honolulu Airport and board Hawn Airlines flight to Lihue, Kauai.
Drive through the quaint Lihue Town and view relics of the Kauais and the long-time sugar industry that existed here. From the airport, we will take you on a drive through Lihue Town
The tour will take you to the lip of the breathtaking Waimea Canyon and gaze at the deep and expansive gorge. In the town of Waimea, you will see the statue of Captain James Cook, a British sailor, who changed the course of history for Hawaii when he sailed into the Waimea Harbor in Janauary 1778. He reportedly was the first westerner to ever set foot on the islands. Waimea Canyon Drive takes you to one of the scenic lookouts where you will view Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Waimea Canyon is the largest canyon in the Pacific and truly a dramatic sight to behold. The canyon measures 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500-feet deep. It was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Waialeales summit.
From there, tour the half finished ruins of the Russian Fort, the result of a trade deal that went awry between Russian traders and King Kamehameha I in the 19th Century. the Koloa Sugar Mill and Queen Victoria´s profile
From there, you will watch the wave-driven Spouting Horn shoot salt water over 50 feet in the air. In the resort town of Poipu
View the the world-class Poipu Bay Resort.
Then see the remains of the Koloa Sugar Mill.
See the rugged landscape that is said to resemble Queen Victoria.
From the harbor, board the spacious open air boat and coast along the Wailua River towards the famed Fern Grotto. Here, you can also hear traditional Hawaiian musicians play their instruments against the beautiful backdrop. The acoustics within this natural amphitheater are fantastic and greatly enhance the singing and guitar accompaniment., The trip up this historic and sacred river takes about 40 minutes via a long flat bottom riverboat.
Finally, view the stunning 150 foot cascade of Opaekaa Falls.
Then, its time to fly back to Oahu, where we will pick you up from Honolulu Airport for the short drive back to Waikiki.
Daily except Thursday
Approx. 15 hours
Start time: 04:30am
Duration: Approx. 15 hours
Selective hotel in Wakiki. (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)
The tour ends at the starting point or your hotel in the Waikiki Beach
Lava viewing conditions change daily. We do not guarantee the viewing of active lava flow. Airline schedules may prohibit the operation of these tours at any given time
Limited Availability - Reservations must be made at least two weeks before tour date
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
We need the passengers name as it appears on their Passports/Identification Cards and the passenger's birthdates
Child 2 years old will travel adult's lap in vehicle
No name or date changes will be honored once booking is confirmed.
The Sheraton Waikiki Aloha Landing will be closed due to large group events on the following days in October 2014: 10, 11, 17, 18, 22 & 25. The closure will change the drop off location to the Outrigger Reef on Kalia Road .
See the Cancellation policy for this product