This private driving tour is a great way to experience Waimea Canyon and Koke'e State Park, Kauai. We’ll drive your group around to the best spots on the island, and you’ll be sure to have a fun ride on the way there. Visit unique locations that most guests don’t get a chance to see. Get ready to experience scenic overlooks galore!
This five-hour driving tour of Waimea Canyon and Kōkeʻe State Parks will stop at all of the best official and “unofficial” overlooks of vibrant Waimea Canyon and the Nā Pali Coast.
Note: This is NOT a hiking tour – due to less time being allotted, we will only offer a couple of options for very short hikes, .25 – .5 miles RT each, on relatively even terrain. This will allow you to leisurely enjoy the exquisite backdrops that make visiting these areas a must for anyone looking to enjoy Kauaʻi’s natural beauty.
Our driving route takes us east to west from “Sunny Po’ipu,” through the agriculture turned art town of Hanapēpē, to Waimea, believed to be one of the first areas settled by Polynesian explorers.
From sea level in Waimea, we will cross the island’s interior, south to north, winding steadily up along the rim of Waimea Canyon, and culminating with stunning viewpoints of the world famous Nā Pali Coast on Kauaʻi’s North Shore, at an elevation of over 4,000 feet (1,220 m).
Along the way, we’ll stop at the choicest canyon overlooks (there are many to choose from) where, upon exiting the vehicle for the first time, you will feel a blast of cool mountain air. Behold rainbow-colored canyon walls, 800-foot Waipo’o Falls and thick island vegetation.
If you’re feeling up for stretching your legs, your guide will select the best trail(s) to explore, based on the local weather and your group’s interests.
We meet at the trailhead or at a centralized location between where you are staying and where the tour will be.
Special hotel and other location pick up accommodations can be made for an extra charge. Please call us at least 48hrs prior your tour is you would like to schedule a hotel pickup for your group.
Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
You may cancel up until 5 days before your tour starts. No cancellations, changes or refunds can be made within 5 days of your tour, but we will attempt to reschedule you if possible. Cancellations more than 5 days before the tour start date are subject to a 10% service charge.