8. Kauai: Wailua River Kayak & Hiking Tour to Secret Falls
Your guided kayaking tour will begin as you check-in at the store front to sign your waivers, grab a bottle of complimentary water, and gear up for the kayak and hiking adventure. You will also be provided with a dry-bag to put all your personal belongings in to keep everything dry on the hike. From here, your group will head out with your professional guide to the Wailua River for an epic kayaking and hike adventure. You will paddle the majestic Wailua River, which is the only navigable river in Hawaii. This peaceful river winds through a tropical garden paradise of abundant palms, ferns, flowers and wildlife. Not only will your guide show you the pristine and natural wonderment of the Wailua River, but they will also teach you about the rich history of the area.
Soon you will come to the North Fork where you will paddle leisurely through the Garden Isle’s most beautiful jungle river until you come to the trail head for Secret Falls. Here, you will dock up your kayak before heading out on a moderate hike through the Wailua Rainforest, the original home of the first Hawaiians. These original explorers of the island paddled from the Marquesas Islands to Kauai almost 1,500 years ago.
You will hear about the legends of Hawaii and learn about the flora and fauna of Kauai’s most sacred area. Hike through Kauai rainforest to the beautiful Secret Falls. The final portion of your hike is to the enchanting Uluwehi Waterfall, which descends 125 feet into a natural pool surrounded by rocks and rainforest. You can take a refreshing dip and play in the pool while your guide prepares your picnic lunch for you and your crew.
** Please note this is not a private tour. This tour takes place in Wailua State Park and is visited by other companies as well as local patrons daily.
When booking, please select a sandwich option:
• Turkey & cheese sandwich: fresh baked local bread, turkey, cheese and lettuce
• Ham & cheese sandwich: fresh baked local bread, ham, cheese and lettuce
• Veggie sandwich: fresh baked local bread, cheese, lettuce , tomato, avocado and sprouts
• Turkey lettuce wrap: turkey and cheese on a gluten free lettuce wrap
• Ham & cheese lettuce wrap: ham and cheese on a gluten free lettuce wrap
• Veggie on lettuce wrap: cheese, tomato, avocado and sprouts on a gluten free lettuce wrap
(Vegan options of no cheese are available by request, all condiments are served on the side)