Welcome to Hanapepe

Sleepy Hanapepe is a historic farming and port town that prospered during Hawaii's sugar plantation days. Although taro, a touch of cane and other crops are still grown in this wide, red-earth valley accessed by a sinuous riverside road and hemmed in by craggy cliffs on both sides, downtown has been the domain of art galleries for decades. More recently, groovy young entrepreneurs have moved in and in their hands... Read More

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Private Tour: Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, Kauai Coffee Company and Spouting Horn

Departing Lihue by private minivan, your full-day tour is led by a private guide who will tell you about Kauai's history and culture throughout the day; feel free to ask any questions you have about the local politics or economy.Make your first stop at the Menehune Fishpond, where you'll learn about the mythical Menehune people and discover rare features of the pond, built on a freshwater river rather than the ocean shoreline. Next, head to the Kauai Coffee Company, the largest coffee plantation in the country, with four million trees on 3,000 acres (1,214 hectares). At the visitor center, sample a variety of coffee, and then take a short tour through rows of coffee trees to learn about the harvesting and drying process. Back at the gift shop, you can taste roasted coffee beans dipped in chocolate and purchase coffee to take home.Leaving the plantation, drive through historical Hanapepe, the model for the town featured in the animated Disney movie Lilo and Stitch. Pass by restored buildings now occupied by art galleries, and then continue toward Waimea town. Your guide takes you past the Russian Fort Elizabeth, established in 1815, before stopping at the statue of Captain James Cook, which marks his first landfall here.Make your way up the mountain to Waimea Canyon, stopping for a photo op at a viewpoint on the way. From the canyon entrance, enjoy a panoramic vista that includes private Niihau Island, and then continue up the road to view Waipo'o Falls, where you can pose for pictures with the waterfall behind you. Your next stop is Kalalau Lookout, which boasts views (weather permitting) of the magnificent cliffs of Kalalau Valley extending to the Pacific coastline far below. As you head back down the mountain, arrive at the once-thriving sugar-plantation town of Kekaha, and drive along Hawaii’s longest beach, which extends 15 miles (24 km). Stop at a local diner for a Hawaiian barbecue lunch (own expense), or ask your guide to make other recommendations. After lunch, you’re taken to Poipu Beach Resort to see the Spouting Horn, where ocean waves enter a lava tube and create a geyser up to 100 feet (30 meters) in the air. You can also observe sea turtles in a cove. Pass by Mt Waialeale on the way to your final stop of the day, Wailua Falls, which you may recognize from the opening credits of the TV show Fantasy Island. Admire the eye-popping sight of the twin waterfalls cascading 80 feet (24 meters) into the stream below before arriving back in Lihue, where you day trip ends.

$25 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Kauai International Airport to Kauai Hotels

Enjoy a clean, private car transfer that will take you from Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH) to your Kauai hotel. A brand new private SUV will pick you up at the airport and take you to Lihue, Poipu, Kapaa, Koloa, Princeville, Hanalei, Kalalau Trail, Kalaheo, Hanapepe, Waimea, or Kekaha hotel.Take the hassle away from trying to find a taxi, rent a car without being familiar with your surroundings or share a shuttle ride with 10 other people, making up to 5 other stops before getting to your resort.When making a booking for this private Kauai airport transfer, you will need to advise us to your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Just like that!NORTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS (Princeville, Hanalei and Haena):Hanalei Colony ResortCelebrity Resorts Kauai-Hanalei Bay ResortThe CliffsSt.Regis PrincevilleKalalau B&BWyndham Bali Hai VillasPrinceville Oceanfront VillasCastles at PrincevilleAlii KaiElegant Cliffs Resort OceanfrontThe Cliffs ClubPrinceville Bed and BreakfastThe Plantation at PrincevilleThe Westin Princeville Ocean Resort VillasHanalei InnHanalei Bay Resort & SuitesHanalei Bay VillastNihilani at Princeville ResortPlantation at PrincevilleSeaLodgeEAST SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS (Lihue, Wailua, and Kapaa)Kauai Marriott ResortKauai Beach ResortKauai Inn ResortKauai Palms HotelBanyan Harbor ResortKauai Marriott Resort & Beach ClubKauai Beach VillasHotel Coral Reef Resort on the BeachPono KaiCourtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut BeachBest Western Plantation HaleAston Islander on the BeachKauai Shores HotelOutRigger Lae NaniLanikaiKapa'a Sands ResortWailua BayviewAston Aloha Beach HotelTip Top MotelMotel LaniGarden Island InnKauai InnKauai Coast Resort at the BeachboyOutrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & SpaSOUTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS (Poipu, Koloa, Lawai and Kalaheo):Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and SpaSheraton Kauai ResortKoloa Landing ResortCastle Kiahuna Plantation HotelOutrigger Kiahuna PlantationAston at Poipu KaiPoipu Shores Resort CondosThe Point at PoipuWhalers Cove Oceanfront CondominiumsCastle at Makahuena at PoipuKo'a Kea Hotel & ResortHale Pohaku Beachside ResortNihi Kai VillasPoipu Kapili Resort CondosPoipu Kai ResortPoipu Crater Resort

$267 Private & Custom Tours

Private Waimea Canyon Kauai Sightseeing Tour

Departing from east and south side resorts (as well as Nawiliwili Harbor), this private, guided half-day tour allows you to experience Waimea Canyon, the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Formed by the waters of Waimea River, the multihued canyon is filled with trails, viewpoints, and even waterfalls, and is truly a natural spectacle to behold—the largest canyon in the Pacific. After exploring the canyon rim at a pace that's comfortable and right for your group, continue to other south shore highlights such as historic Hanapepe town, or get shave ice in Koloa Town after seeing the Spouting Horn blowhole. The day finishes with transport back to your south or east shore hotel or the harbor.Please note: A minimum of three people per booking is required.

$37.80 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Departure Transfer: Kauai Hotels or Resorts to Kauai International Airport

Enjoy a clean, private car transfer that will take you from Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH) to your Kauai hotel. A brand new private SUV will pick you up at the airport and take you to Lihue, Poipu, Kapaa, Koloa, Princeville, Hanalei, Kalalau Trail, Kalaheo, Hanapepe, Waimea, or Kekaha hotel.Take the hassle away from trying to find a taxi, rent a car without being familiar with your surroundings or share a shuttle ride with 10 other people, making up to 5 other stops before getting to your resort.When making a booking for this private Kauai airport transfer, you will need to advise us to your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed immediately and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. Just like that!NORTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS (Princeville, Hanalei and Haena):Hanalei Colony ResortCelebrity Resorts Kauai-Hanalei Bay ResortThe CliffsSt.Regis PrincevilleKalalau B&BWyndham Bali Hai VillasPrinceville Oceanfront VillasCastles at PrincevilleAlii KaiElegant Cliffs Resort OceanfrontThe Cliffs ClubPrinceville Bed and BreakfastThe Plantation at PrincevilleThe Westin Princeville Ocean Resort VillasHanalei InnHanalei Bay Resort & SuitesHanalei Bay VillastNihilani at Princeville ResortPlantation at PrincevilleSeaLodgeEAST SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS (Lihue, Wailua, and Kapaa)Kauai Marriott ResortKauai Beach ResortKauai Inn ResortKauai Palms HotelBanyan Harbor ResortKauai Marriott Resort & Beach ClubKauai Beach VillasHotel Coral Reef Resort on the BeachPono KaiCourtyard by Marriott Kauai at Coconut BeachBest Western Plantation HaleAston Islander on the BeachKauai Shores HotelOutRigger Lae NaniLanikaiKapa'a Sands ResortWailua BayviewAston Aloha Beach HotelTip Top MotelMotel LaniGarden Island InnKauai InnKauai Coast Resort at the BeachboyOutrigger Waipouli Beach Resort & SpaSOUTH SHORE ACCOMMODATIONS (Poipu, Koloa, Lawai and Kalaheo):Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and SpaSheraton Kauai ResortKoloa Landing ResortCastle Kiahuna Plantation HotelOutrigger Kiahuna PlantationAston at Poipu KaiPoipu Shores Resort CondosThe Point at PoipuWhalers Cove Oceanfront CondominiumsCastle at Makahuena at PoipuKo'a Kea Hotel & ResortHale Pohaku Beachside ResortNihi Kai VillasPoipu Kapili Resort CondosPoipu Kai ResortPoipu Crater Resort