Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour

Tour Date

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your
tour departure. within 48 hours, please call us at (808) 371-0432


Child (4-11)

Lap Child (0-3 Free)

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Tour 015K

Tour #015K: Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour

(Transportation included)

Per Person Charges Special Online Price
Adult $119.30 USD
Child (4-11) $89.30 USD
Lap Child (3 and under) $0


About Your Tour

Operates: Daily, Tour departs: 7:45AM / Return: 6:00PM

Tour location: Kauai, Duration: 10 hours, Departs from: Major hotels in Kauai

For those hoping to be swept away by Kauai’s stunning scenery, this picture-worthy adventure is for you. The guided excursion ventures to some of the island’s most spectacular destinations, including Waimea Canyon and the Spouting Horn, and ends with a cruise down Wailua River, while you enjoy songs and stories of ancient Hawaii.

The day begins with a drive past the uncanny likeness of Britain’s Queen Victoria etched on the Haupu Mountain range, then continues through a remarkable tunnel of 500 eucalyptus trees towering more than 100 feet. After a drive through Koloa Town, you will head to the Spouting Horn—one of the island’s most photographed spots and where ocean water erupts through underground lava tubes. Then it’s time to see the 3,000-foot-deep Waimea Canyon, often described as the Grand Canyon on the Pacific. With its vibrant red soil and amazing greenery, it definitely is one of the most spectacular sights on the island.

Other stops include the Opaekaa Falls Lookout and Fern Grotto, a gorgeous tropical rain forest once reserved for Hawaiian royalty. The tour ends on the Wailua River, where you will take a relaxing cruise surrounded by lush jungle landscapes.

Tour Overview (*denotes stops made)

  • Hanapepe Valley Lookout* – A picturesque view of the lush tropical valley that was once a Hawaiian taro farming community with some of the patches still being farmed today.
  • Queen Victoria’s Profile – The Haupu Mountain range offers a profile of the Britain’s Queen Victoria.
  • Tunnel of Trees – Over a century ago, 500 eucalyptus trees were planted here. Today, they tower over 100 feet and make a spectacular entry to Koloa.
  • Koloa Town – Holds the rich history of Hawaii’s sugar plantation days.
  • Spouting Horn* – One of the most photographed spots on Kauai with ocean water spraying like a geyser up to 50 feet in the air.
  • Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park – The last Russian fort in the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Captain Cook’s Landing – Where the British discoverer Captain James Cook first landed and discovered Hawaii.
  • Waimea Canyon* – Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, it was carved out by the Waimea River and the collapse of a volcano.
  • Holo Holo Ku Heiau – A sacrificial stone foundation.
  • Opaekaa Falls Lookout* – Most accessible waterfall on the island. Location where Donovan’s Reef, Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN, and Seven Women from Hell was filmed.
  • Fern Grotto* – Discover the beauty of a tropical rain forest filled with lush native plants.
  • Wailua River Boat Cruise* – Float down a fresh water river while being enchanted by songs and stories of ancient Hawaii.

Important Information

  • Tour departs first pick-up location at 7.45 AM and returns at 6.00 PM.
  • We will stop at Paradise Garden instead if Fern Grotto is closed for repair work.
  • Moderate walking, please wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. 
  • Lunch will be available for purchase.

ADA Requests

  • The Wailua Boat Cruise is not ADA accessible, guests if unable to walk will need to be carried in/out of the boat. 
  • If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the comment section at the time of booking. 
  • If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the type of wheelchair must be included in the comments section when booking online or by directly calling Hawaii Tour Adventures. Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service. 
  • We will make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of disabled travelers.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the day of service and will result in a 10% credit card service charge. Cancellations made in a shorter period of time (less than 48 hours prior to the day of service) will result in a 100% charge being incurred/No refund. No shows will incur full charges/NO REFUND.

Tours and activity prices, departure times, departure locations, descriptions and other information on Hawaii Tour Adventures website are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to tour departure. For reservations within 48 hours call reservations: (808) 371-0432

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