Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Koke'e Valley Bus Tour

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Activity provider: Polynesian Adventure

Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Koke'e Valley Bus Tour

Activity provider: Polynesian Adventure
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From US$ 178.01 per person

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Journey to some of Kauai's most scenic locations on a bus tour. See the Waimea Canyon with its deep valleys and splendid waterfalls, and the forested Koke'e Valley on a trail hike with scenic views.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
The pickup for the Lihue, Wailua, and Kapaa areas will be between 7:30 AM and 7:45 AM. The pickup for the Poipu area will be between 7:15 AM and 7:30 AM. This tour does not service the Princeville area. Look for the minibus with the local supplier's, Polynesian Adventures, logo on it.


  • Feel the salty breeze come off the Pacific Ocean by the blowhole
  • Hear ancient Hawaiian legends and lore from your local guide
  • Explore Waimea Valley and Koke'e Valley in the comfort of a van
  • Soak in the splendor and lush greenery of Hawaii's Garden Island
  • Discover the process, flavors, and harvesting behind Hawaiian coffee
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Explore Kauai's striking and unparalleled nature on a bus tour to the iconic Waimea Canyon and Koke'e Valley. Discover the latter on a short nature trail to truly immerse yourself in the area and see Waimea Canyon from above with its red and green hues.

Journey through the heart of Kauai’s countryside and ascend a mountain via a meandering road engulfed by trees and endless fields to reveal the impressive Waimea Canyon. It’s hard to believe the immense cliffs and deep gorges of the Waimea Canyon could exist on a small island. Head back down the mountain to watch ocean waves propel jets of water through lava rock at the Spouting Horn Blowhole. In quaint Hanapepe town amid sugar cane fields, view Hanapepe Valley from the lookout and cross the famous Hanapepe Swinging Bridge. Then stop for a delicious lunch at the charming Waimea Plantation Cottages' Chicken in a Barrel BBQ restaurant. Stroll through the picturesque grounds with stunning ocean front views fronting a two-mile black sand beach. Next, venture down a nature trail in Koke’e State Park for an easy hike surrounded by native Hawaiian flora and fauna. The first portion of the hike is a gradual uphill stroll for about 30 yards, then the land levels, hugging the contours of the hill.

On your walk, listen for the lyrical chirping of the rare red 'apapane or i’iwi bird species who sip nectar from the blossoms on the native trees. Then, peer at the expanse of Waimea Valley from Puu Hinahina lookout point and visit the recently unveiled King Kaumuali‘i Statue at Pa‘ula‘ula, more commonly known as the Russian Fort. Finally, stroll through the Kauai Coffee Plantation beneath the warm Hawaiian sun near the coast and see the entire coffee process from initial blossoming and harvesting to the final roasting. Sample the exclusive line of estate-grown Hawaiian coffees.

  • Hotel pickup from Lihue, Wailua, and Kapaa
  • Round-trip transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Coffee samples
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People diving up to 24 hours prior
  • People with altitude sickness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
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In my opinion, the tour is way too expensive. The driver was very nice and friendly and organized the lunch very well, but we didn't get much information about Kauai, contrary to the description. In my opinion, the long stop in Waimea is not necessary. However, the Waimea Canyon is incredibly beautiful and definitely worth seeing, so 4 stars anyway.

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August 4, 2022

The guide was nice and listened to the fellow travelers.

May 27, 2022

Product ID: 414921