Kauai: Waimea Canyon & The NaPali Coast

Kauai: Waimea Canyon & The NaPali Coast

February 18 - 23, 2018

(6 days, 5 nights; Sun - Fri)

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Single Booking


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Tour cost includes permits, lodging, van shuttle, guides, maps and most meals.

Assembly Point

Lihue, HI

Timberline van shuttle is included from and to Lihue.

Not Included: Airline Service to Lihue Airport; Guide Gratuity.


Meeting Time

8:30am hotel

Drop-off Time


Rain forests, waterfalls, deep canyons not to be believed, and a wilderness shoreline without equal– Kauai is a hiker’s fantasy. Kauai is the oldest geologically of the Hawaiin chain and the first to be visited by Captain James Cook. Located on Kauai is Mt. Waialeale, the wettest spot on earth, and the only place where the unique iliau plant is found.

In the course of this program we’ll visit Kokee State Park and hike magnificent Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific. We’ll hike to several of the island’s fabled waterfalls, explore the wild NaPali Coast and experience the magic of Hanalei.

We’ll assemble in Lihue mid-morning of Day 1 and head directly to Poipu Beach, a no-nonsense approach to quality beach time from the “get-go”. We’ll walk the coastline of Poipu along the Shiprock Beach Trail and climb a promontory for an incredible panoramic view of the cinder cones and lava tubes that extend into the ocean as evidence of Kauai’s most recent volcanic activity. Later that afternoon, we’re headed to our accomodations for the first of three nights.

Magnificent Waimea Canyon is our plan for Day 2, along the Kukui Trail that drops 2,000 feet to the canyon floor and inevitably rises again to the canyon rim. Following our second nights sleep and a substaining breakfast, on Day 3, we’ll enjoy another hiking day and spend our last night in Waimea.

Day 4, we’ll head across the island beyond Hanalei to enjoy a kayak afternoon in Wailua River State Park. We’ll spend the afternoon kayaking on the Wailua River, which flows from Mt . Waialeale, and visit Princeville township, beginning our exploration of the magnificent Na Pali Coast. We’ll spend our first of two nights at the Hanalei Colony Resort.

Day 5, We’ll hike the remarkable Kalalua Trail. Day 6 delivers one of Kauai’s finest hikes, The Sleeping Giant. After our hike we’ll have lunch and head for Lihue where our tour concludes.


Day 1Group assembles; van shuttle to Poipu Beach; Poipu Beach Coastline Trail4
Day 2Waimea Canyon - Kukui Trail6
Day 3Nualolo-Awaawapui Trail6.5
Day 4Relocate to the Na Pali Coast, Kayak on the Wailua River
Day 5Hike Kee Beach - Kalalau Trail- Hanakapiai Beach - Hanakapiai Falls9
Day 6Hike The Sleeping Giant4

Total Distance: 29.5 miles

Inn Highlights

  • Waimea Plantation Cottages
  • Hanalei Colony Resort

Kauai: Waimea Canyon & The NaPali Coast

February 18 - 23, 2018

(6 days, 5 nights; Sun - Fri)