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$135.20 Private & Custom Tours

Kauai Waterfalls, Kilauea Lighthouse, Hanalei, Hidden Beaches

Departing Lihue by private minivan, listen to your guide’s narration about Kauai's history, culture and the natural sights that make up the beautiful Garden Isle. The benefit of a private tour is that information is tailored to your interests, and you can ask any questions you may have. Make your first stop at Wailua Falls, made famous in the opening credits of the TV show Fantasy Island. Snap photos of the double cascade, which drops over 100 feet into the stream below, before continuing on to another stunner: Opaeka’a Falls. Located in Wailua River State Park, this 151-foot twin waterfall flows over basalt into a hidden pool. From the Wailua River Overlook, your private guide will point out a re-created ancient Hawaiian village below, used as a set in the movie Outbreak. For your next stop, you have a choice between the beautiful Smith's Tropical Paradise gardens or the Kauai HIndu Temple and monastery.  Then, you’re driven through Kapaa Town, passing by 100-year-old coconut trees on the way north. Hop out of the van to view the Anahola Mountains, looking for formations that resemble a gorilla, a turtle, a hippo and an elephant. We stop to see a beautiful secluded beach as we head further north. Next stop is the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Lighthouse. From this cliffside vista point, you can observe seabirds and maybe even get an up-close look at the endangered Nene goose, the Hawaiian state bird. Keep your eyes open for humpback whales, too, during their migration from mid-December to mid-May. On a drive through the historical sugar plantation town of Kilauea, note the buildings made from stones taken from the sugar fields. Then head to Hanalei Town for lunch with options for every taste. (own expense). After lunch we visit  Hanalei Bay where we take a stroll on Hanalei Pier for more breathtaking mountain and waterfall views.  Next we stop for a picture of the historic Waioli Mission Church and take in the views from the Hanalei Valley Lookout. From here we head back to Lihue and along the way we can stop for the best shave on the island or enjoy delicious pure fruit frosties at Banana Joe's Fruit stand. Your memories of this special day will last a lifetime!

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Bishop Museum General Admission

Founded in 1889, Bishop Museum has several buildings that offer specific and distinct adventures for guests of all ages!Hawaiian Hall is the world’s premier showcase of Hawaiian history and culture, and serves as the heart of Bishop Museum. Today, Hawaiian Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is one of Hawai‘i’s most significant and iconic buildings.Pacific Hall explores the origins, culture, and values of Pacific people and the migrations and settlement of the Pacific Islands. . Visitors are able to see one of the world’s best collections of model canoes, as well as interactive experiences.Jhamandas Watumull Planetarium has played an important historical role in the advancement of ocean navigation. World-renowned Hawaiian Navigator Nainoa Thompson learned how to navigate using only the stars by training at the planetarium. Visitors can explore the skies of Hawai‘i and Polynesia in the ways the ancient travelers once did. The Planetarium allows visitors a full astronomy educational experience, making them feel like they are flying through the rings of Saturn, the depths of the ocean or to the summit of Mauna Kea. Planetarium pricing is an additional $2.95 per person, per show, available for purchase at the Bishop Museum Admission Desk.The Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center is a 16,400-square-foot space of interactive exhibits and high-tech displays, offering fun and exciting learning opportunities focusing on science as it relates to Hawai‘i and Pacific environments. The center is very interactive, and a treat for the whole family! At the center: a giant volcano standing 26-feet-tall, modeled to look like Kīlauea’s active crater on Hawai‘i Island. Visitors can see and learn about lava and the formation of the Hawaiian Islands, with the help of a glow-in-the-dark lava tube, an interactive erupting volcano, and a lava melting show, moderated by a real Bishop Museum scientist! Castle Memorial Building showcases exhibits on loan with Bishop Museum for a limited time period. From life-size animatronic dinosaurs and sharks, wearable art to Dora the Explorer, this is the place for new, exciting exhibits and adventures!