Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience

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Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience information and booking

from
$64
Duration
7 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Kauai hotel located in Poipu, Lihue and Wailua
Returns to
<p>Returns to original departure point</p>
Time of departure
Tour departs at:
  • Lihue and Wailua hotels - between 7:30am and 7:45am
  • Poipu hotels - between 8:30am and 8:45am
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Tour description provided by Viator

Over 100 years ago Mark Twain nicknamed Waimea Canyon the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific". Experience nature's grandeur first hand on a Waimea Canyon Kauai tour. This fully guided scenic tour takes you to Waimea Canyon and other picturesque locations on Kauai, with plenty of photo stops along the way.

Waimea Canyon on Kauai is the largest canyon in the Pacific and is a dramatic sight to behold. The canyon measures 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500-feet deep. It was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Waialeale's summit which receives an average of 440 inches of rain a year, making it the wettest spot on earth.

The lines in the Waimea Canyon walls depict different volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have occurred over the centuries. Even though it is smaller than the Grand Canyon of Arizona, Waimea Canyon rivals it's beauty. Numerous lookouts and hikes offer terrific views of every aspect of this natural wonder. The elevation of Waimea Canyon makes the air 10-15 degrees cooler than in the valley and by afternoon many areas are often shrouded in clouds.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Tour narration by a professional driver/guide
  • Local taxes
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach

What isn't included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)