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Kauai: Private Hike to Sleeping Giant with Waterfall Option

Kauai: Private Hike to Sleeping Giant with Waterfall Option

From US$ 380 per group up to 4

Reach the peak and view sweeping views from Nounou Mountain's summit, known locally as the "Sleeping Giant" of Kauai. This hike is a great way for intermediate and experienced hikers to see the island from this stunning perch 1,240 feet above the ocean.

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Duration 3 - 7 hours
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  • See the island's entire Eastern coastline and central mountain ranges
  • Enjoy a workout while learning about the natural and cultural history of Kauaʻi
  • See exotic plants and birds along the trail
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Go on a private hike that combines a workout with rare, picturesque views of Kauaʻi.  Explore Nounou Mountain, aka “Sleeping Giant,” which is located on the East Side of Kaua’i, looming above the winding blue and green waters of the Wailua River.  Join this challenging 2-3 hour experience and learn about the legends surrounding this landmark mountain ridge that resembles a man sleeping on his back. Follow the trails and pass through a striking forest of large cook pine trees and lush vegetation before breaking out into sweeping views as you arrive on "the Giant’s chin," a nearly 1,000-foot climb.

Enjoy sweeping views of the cloud-covered Mount Waiʻaleʻale, Wailua Homesteads, and the entire eastern coastline.

Choose the Waterfall Option if you would like to reward yourself with a refreshing dip in a cascading waterfall. This option will add approximately 4 hours to the activity, so the tour will stop at one of several local restaurants to buy food before continuing on to this final phase of your adventure. This is a private tour — it will just be you and your private group. Because of this, you are free to go at your own pace and hike as much, or as little, as you would like for the duration of the tour you have selected. Your guide will contact you before the start of your tour to help plan a custom itinerary.

  • Refreshing local fruit after your hike
  • Trekking poles may be provided upon request
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities. It is recommend to tip the guide 15-20% at the end of the tour
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Traveler requirements
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Since this is a private, customised tour we can meet whenever is best for your schedule. Early or late in the day offer the best views (though this is never a guarantee and the trail is likely to be wet and slippery from night rains or dew in the early hours).

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
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This was perhaps the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Bright, was knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience one to remember.

June 3, 2021

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