Welcome to Hanalei


So will the pint-sized town where you may take a yoga class, snack on sushi, shop for chic beach gear, vintage treasures and stunning art, or duck into a world-class dive bar. Sure, Hanalei has more than its share of adults with Peter Pan syndrome, and you’ll see as many men in their sixties waxing their surfboards as you will groms with ‘guns’ (big-wave surfboards). Which begs the query: why grow up at all when you can grow old in Hanalei?


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Hanalei activities

$685.28 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Best of Kauai Land & Helicopter Combo Tour from Oahu

Begin your day with pickup from your centrally located Waikiki hotel at approximately 5:00am. You may alternately meet at the airport at 5am. Take a short flight from Oahu to Lihue, Kauai to begin the guided land portion of your small-group tour. Catch a glimpse of the grand Opaeka'a Falls cascading into a hidden pool. Visit Kauai's most beautiful sites made popular by hit movies including Ahukini Landing (Donovan’s Reef), Lydgate Beach (Blue Hawaii), Kapa’a Town (Jurassic Park), Kealia Overlook (King Kong), Kalalea Mountain (Raiders of the Lost Ark) and Princeville (Lilo and Stitch).Enjoy lunch (included) at Tahiti Nui restaurant which was featured in the Oscar-nominated film, The Descendants. Choose from a cheeseburger, garden salad or a chicken or pork sandwich; lunch comes with unlimited soft drink refills. Next, stop in Hanalei for a view of the famous Hanalei Pier featured in Blue Hawaii. At 3:30pm, take a 50-55 minute helicopter tour featuring aerial views of the waterfalls and hidden beaches of the Napali Coast, Hanapepe Valley. Soar over the Waimea Canyon (the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific') and see views of Hanalei Bay and Mt. Waialeale, the highest point on the island.You will be transferred back to your centrally located Waikiki hotel around 7 to 7:30pm at the conclusion of your tour.

$155.21 Tours & Sightseeing

Best of Kauai Tour by Land, River, and optional Air

An incredible single-day tour of Kauai's north and east shores. Learn about the island from an our expert guides as you explore lush waterfalls, scenic mountain views, take a river cruise to Fern Grotto, visit the Lighthouse and Bird Sanctuary, and finally, see Kauai from the air (if option including air tour selected).Highlights Include:  Driving sightseeing tour of Kauai with guide sharing history and culture of the various sites visited Visits to the best beaches, mountains, waterfalls, and sacred ancient Hawaiian sites on the East Shore Visit to the Wailua River Marina where you'll board a spacious, open-air river boat for a 2-mile journey to the Fern Grotto with entertainment by Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers during your trip and at the natural amphitheater of the Fern Grotto Visits to popular North Shore destinations like the Kilauea Lighthouse (winter months may include Humpback Whale sightings) and the Kilauea Wildlife Refuge and Bird Sanctuary Additional stops and views of the Sleeping Giant, Hanalei Bay, Hanalei taro fields, Anini Beach, sugar cane fields, old plantations, and other sights One hour airplane tour over the island, if the option including air tour is selected. Take in views of the Menehune Fish Pond, the Eucalyptus Tunnel of Trees, Waita Reservoir, Captain Cook's Landing in Waimea Town, Waimea Canyon, Napali Coastline, Lumahai Beach, among other sites