Scenic Kauai and Waimea Canyon for Hotel Guests
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
- Spouting Horn: This natural geyser spouts up to 60 feet when the roaring Poipu surf forces its way through a small lava tube and blasts into the air.
- Koloa Town: Sweet like sugar this old sugar mill town still retains that 19th century charm with a few modern touches, like fresh, locally made ice cream.
- Waimea Town: This seaport town is the site of Captain Cook's first Hawaiian landfall, and the site of the last sugar plantation on Kauai.
- Hanapepe lookout: The name literally translates to crushed bay and offers up breathtaking view of the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.”
- Depart and return from your local area hotel – just let us know where to pick you up. There’s a lunch stop during is experience however cost of lunch is not included in the tour price.
About this Kauai, Hawaii tour
Waimea Canyon was once described by Mark Twain as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” and for good reason – the canyon stretches for 14 miles, and is a staggering 2,857 feet deep. It’s a lot greener than the actual Grand Canyon but it is equally impressive.
Just the ride up to the canyon alone is a sight to behold as you travel through the lush fields, and miles of pristine beaches. The 4,000-foot rise of the Na Pali Cliffs and Polihale Beach (the longest stretch of beach in Hawaii) are just a few of the sites you will see along the way. A stop at the Spouting Horn geyser provides the perfect place to stretch your legs as you wait for this active blowhole to show you its glory.
Years of erosion and landslides provide the backstory for the next stop on this experience, proving that after the rain truly comes the rainbow. This valley, which literally translates to ‘crushed bay’ from Hawaiian, is a rolling maze of dips and peaks and provides the perfect background for that vacation photo.
Hawaii may be know for its natural beauty and rich traditions but little know this state was actually a huge sugar producer back in the 19th century. Visit the sweet sugar towns of Old Koloa and Waimea to see how it all started, resulting in Hawaiians large mix of cultures.
Scenery, culture, history and more, if you want the best of Kauai, look no further.
Rebuffing the Russians
When a Russian vessel was shipwrecked off the Waimea shore in 1815, King Kaumuali'i naturally assumed possession of the cargo. A diplomat was sent to reclaim the property, but got carried away when he instead decided to overthrow the great King Kamehameha I with Kaumuali'i's help. The Waimea people eventually grew suspicious of their king, and turned against him – throwing him out, and dismantling his fort. He never did reclaim the shipwrecked cargo.
Please meet in the lobby reception area of your hotel (must be confirmed prior with tour purchase at check out or with the GoTo Crew) and look for your guide who will be holding a GoBe logo sign.
To fully participate may require leisurely walking over primarily even surfaces. There may be a limited number of steps and some standing for extended periods of time. Tour is wheelchair accessible.
Bus Tour, Scenic, Cultural
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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