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Kauai's Waimea Canyon and South Side Private Guided Tour provided by Noah's Ark Kauai Tours

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Kauai's Waimea Canyon and South Side Private Guided Tour

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[FOR UP TO 6 PASSENGERS, private tour] *For more reviews, check us on TripAdvisor, "Noah's Ark Kauai"* This tour starts by heading directly to the Waimea Canyon on the west side. On the way there, we will stop to stretch our legs and take a look at the Hanapepe Valley overlook. At Waimea town, we will begin our ascent into the canyon. We will stop at about 1800 feet for our first view, stop at a miniature waterfall for pictures, take a short walk on a nature trail with native Hawaiian plants where you can stand at the very edge of the canyon, and then on to the main canyon viewing area. From there we will head to the top stopping to see the Waipo'o Falls on the way. At the very top we will view two different vantage points of the Kalalau Valley from 4700 feet down to the ocean. On the way back down I will tell a historical tale about Kalalau. Lunch. Then to the south side for Spouting Horn, Poipu Beach (monk seals) and a walk to see the Makauwahi Sinkhole cave in Mahaulepu State Park.
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
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  • 1
    Waimea Canyon State Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    Kalalau Lookout
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Poipu Beach Park
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Spouting Horn
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kauai, Hawaii, USA Nawiliwili Harbor, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
6–7 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Private Tour Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Canyon State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kalalau Lookout
  • Entry/Admission - Poipu Beach Park
  • Entry/Admission - Spouting Horn
  • Parking Fees
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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jstifler wrote a review Aug. 2020
Northampton, Massachusetts8 contributions1 helpful vote
We took this tour in December 2019 and were thoroughly delighted. Noah is a smart, warm, very knowledgeable guy, loves Kauai, knows the history really well, and makes the tour feel comfortable and exciting. Meeting us in town to start the tour, he took us to several other
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Date of experience: December 2019
Maritalblitz08 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Chicago89 contributions1 helpful vote
I highly recommend Noah’s Ark. My wife and I spent a full day with Noah. He is such a wonderful person. He’s personable, funny, knowledgeable and simply wants to show you the best possible tour he can. By the end of the day, it felt as if we were family. On our tour, we visited
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Date of experience: February 2020
luvMaui2019 wrote a review Feb. 2020
1 contribution
Professional, kind and knowledgeable! Awesome tour. He even brought me to a local Filipino bakery since he knows I am Filipino.
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Bellum7 wrote a review Dec. 2019
Phoenix, Arizona1 contribution
Noah picked us up right on time from our hotel. We went straightaway to the canyon, but with several short stops to look at the vistas on the way. Good photo ops we would not have known about on our own. We have a couple of people in our group that needed some extra time, but
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Date of experience: December 2019
Ingrid R wrote a review Dec. 2019
Guildford, United Kingdom2 contributions
Had the most wonderful day touring Kauai. Thank you to Noah who made the tour so interesting with his stories, anecdotes and knowledge of the area. He took us to the most beautiful sights and was mindful of our age and inability to walk long distances whilst ensuring we didn’t
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Date of experience: December 2019
About the operator

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By: Noah's Ark Kauai Tours
The very best way to learn your way around Kauai - then explore on your own (Fluent Japanese, too!)
We (two couples) booked Noah back-to-back for two days to cover all drive-able area of Kauai. One day we did east
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Noah's Ark Tours
Noah was an outstanding guide -- very knowledgeable and very personable. He took us to the "usual" places but also
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Awesome tour
This was a great experience! Noah was a great guide, and a super nice guy. Despite the fact our interests took us 2
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Kauai Waimea Canyon / South Side Tour Private Tour
Our tour guide Noah was great. He was very quick to respond to all our questions in selecting and finalizing our t
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Private tour with Noah’s Ark tours. Awesome! Fantastic! Wonderful! I chose this tour because I am a lighthouse “nut
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Rosemary W
Noah’s Ark north and east shore private tour.
I highly recommend Noah who customized our tour to meet my daughters interest in the Hindu temples, my love of natu
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Joanne L
Best Tour Ever!!
We’ve done several guided tours on different Hawaiian islands and also did the Kauai Island Shuttle tour the prior
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Penny R
Best Tour Ever
Well what more can I say to add to all these other fantastic reviews. Of all the tours we did on three of hawaiis i
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West Side / Waimea Canyon Tour
I can’t say enough about Noah and our tour. He was quick to respond to all my questions during the planning process
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Really Wonderful Time with Noah
My parents, my kids (ages 11 and 13), and I had an absolutely delightful time with Noah in Kauai today. He took us
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Great Private Tour of Kauai East Side/North Shore
We've arrange a private customized tour with Noah before our cruise. He was very prompt in his response to my quest
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Noah Made our Trip!!
We were the "lucky ones" to be on a cruise ship in Hawaii during the snow in Maui and horrible weather affecting al
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Highly Recommended!!
Noah was great - personable and a great guide - far, far better from the larger, more commercialized tours - great
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Kristen R
Fabulous tour!! Lots to see!
Noah’s tour was amazing! In our single day we saw the canyon, hiked to the most beautiful spot with a panoramic vie
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Personalized tour
We took a personalized tour with Noah after we were told we could not do a larger company tour because I had an inf
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6–7 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Japanese
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