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Kauai: Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto Kauai
"TOUR DESCRIPTION: Explore some of Kauai’s most beautiful spots which will demonstrate why this island is known as “The Garden Isle.” During your all-day tour the lush vegetation covering all altitudes will surround you from towering Eucalyptus trees projecting from the 3500-foot cliffs to waterfalls crashing down deep valleys and fern-covered grottos. Many dramatic ocean views will also delight you as you explore almost the entire island.HIGHLIGHTS: Queen Victoria’s Profile Haupu Mountain range o 500 eucalyptus trees were planted to form where today they tower over 100 ft and make a spectacular entry way to Koloa. Koloa Town - Holds the rich history of Hawaii’s sugar plantation days. Spouting Horn - One of the most photographed was carved out by the Waimea River and the collapse of a volcano. Coco Palms Grove - Ancestral site of Kauai’s last reigning royalty and largest Coconut grove in the state where Elvis Presley filmed Blue Hawaii. Holo Holo Ku Heaiu - (sa
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Kauai: Waimea Canyon Tour
"HIGHLIGHTS: Spouting Horn* -  One of the most photographed spots on Kauai with ocean water spraying like a geyser up to 50 feet in the air. Waimea Canyon*  - Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific was carved out by the Waimea River and the collapse of a volcano. The rich colors of the red soil and the lush greenery are a spectacular site to see. Hanapepe Valley Lookout*  - A picturesque view of the lush tropical valley that was once was home to the island’s last sugar plantation and today is the backyard to high tech companies and small businesses. Russian Fort Elizabeth - The last Russian Fort on the Hawaiian Islands. Koloa Town - From some of the oldest buildings discover how this main port of entry was a favorite amongst the whaling fleet. """"Discover the natural beauty and experience one of the best views of the western coast of Kauai. This tour takes you right up to the rim of one of the most awe-inspiring sites in Hawaii – the Waimea Canyon also known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. Thousands of years of erosion have turned the canyon walls into a multi-hued canvas
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Oahu to Kauai Day Trip: Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto
"Queen Victoria’s Profile Haupu Mountain range offers a profile of the British Queen Victoria Tunnel of Trees Over a century ago 500 eucalyptus trees were planted to form where today they tower over 100 ft and make a spectacular entry way to Koloa Koloa Town Holds the rich history of Hawaii’s sugar plantation days Spouting Horn* One of the most photographed spots The last Russian Fort on the Hawaiian Island Captain Cook’s Landing Where the first British discoverer Captain James cook first landed and discovered Hawaii Waimea Canyon* Known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific was carved out by the Waimea River and the collapse of a volcano Coco Palms Grove Ancestral site of Kauai’s last reigning royalty and largest Coconut grove in the state where Elvis Presley filmed Blue Hawaii Holo Holo Ku Heaiu* (sacred """Island hop from Oahu take a visit to some of Kauai’s most beautiful spots and discover why this island is Kauai is called “The Garden Isle.” On this full-day tour the lush vegetation and verdant tropical rainforest covering all altitudes will surround you. From the towering Eucalyptus trees projecting from the 3
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Kalalau Trail Tips (6)

The Kalalau Trail

The odd thing about me putting this tip in this category is that THIS IS a beaten path! :) It’s just one that leads you away from all the other beaten paths on the island.

The Kalalau Trail runs most of the length of Nâ Pali Coast on the rugged north shore of Kaua‘i. Starting at Ke‘e (kay-ay) Beach and terminating at Kalalau Beach, it is eleven miles of hiking along one of the most beautiful coastlines.

Some precautions: This area is remote and can be dangerous. You’ll encounter narrow rocky trails with steep drop-offs. If it rains, runoff flows on and across the trail (see video linked below) and can be strong. Bring a poncho in case it rains. Cell phones do not work out here and help is always a long hike back to Ke‘e. So be very careful. Bring a couple liters of water per person and some high-energy snacks. Wear a good sunscreen, maybe a hat, and an easy-going attitude.

Although it is not required to hike too far on the trail to get some awesome views, most people simply choose the two-mile hike to Hanakapi‘ai (hah-nah-kah-pee-eye) Beach. If you're really in for a long day-hike, from that beach you can venture inland for another two miles to Hanakapi‘ai Falls. I've never done it, but they say it's really nice.

I have put together my pictures and video of the three hikes we have made along this trail. You may view it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOlWDfPLVQs .

If you would like to hike beyond Hanakapi‘ai Beach, the trail continues along the coast for about another 9 miles to Kalalau Beach. However, to go further, the state requires you to obtain a camping permit.

I have another video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQMqJgYA7zs ) of my ultralight flight over Nā Pali. It has some good shots of this entire coast. It gives you a better idea of the ground on which you are walking

Whichever way you choose to see Nâ Pali, you cannot lose. Just be sure to experience it!

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BlueCollar
Jun 14, 2007

Not for the Faint of Heart...Kalalau Trail

The Kalalau Trail is an 11 mile roundtrip hike on Kauai. We wimped out and only hiked 4 miles to Hanakapiai Beach. It was a bit scary, with narrow paths, drop offs, and wet ground. The views were incredible and well worth it. Make sure you take lots of water!!

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agapotravel
Feb 25, 2007

The Kalalau Trail

This is the trail that starts at Ke'e Beach, and climbs through the Napali Coast. This hike is WAY HARD! Don't take that to mean that we are wimpy girls who don't know what we are doing - we know how to hike, and this trail is WAY HARD. We rate it a 9 out of 10 for difficulty - any more difficult, and I don't think you could actually call it a 'trail'. If you're going to do it, we seriously recommend a walking stick. We got about a mile in, and it started to rain. Wear clothes you don't care about, because the red-dirt of Kauai does not wash out easily. The photo shows what Susan looked like when we finally got out of there.

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SUSAMY
Oct 28, 2003

Hike the Kalalau trail

This is the trail that goes the 11 miles through the Napoli mountain range. Many people start the trail, but not many go far! Not only is it steep, but it has some hazardous footing---uneven rocks, lots of thick roots, slick spots from water runoffs, cliffs---and that's just in the 1st mile. That's as far as we got, but it took about an hour each way, and had some fantastic views. After seeing the trail, I definately would not recommend trying it on a wet day! We did see some really hearty soles, though---some regulars that whized by us barefooted or even carrying surfboards. We're told if you go about 2 miles, you can reach yet another beautiful Kauai beach and surfing area. For the really hearty, you can hike to the other side of the range (to Polihale park) and camp along your way. That requires special permission, though.

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slabeaume
Apr 05, 2003
 
 
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Wild chickens and roosters oh my!

Just walking around Kauai you are bound to come across wild chickens and roosters. While we were hiking, and stopped off at a water fall and pool, I spotted this one!

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ampcarlos
Aug 06, 2007

Fragile

Kalalau trail -a very beautiful and fragile environment.Leave only foot prints and take back pictures and memories.Pack out what you pack in.Preserve the beauty of the trail for others to enjoy.

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Aug 31, 2002
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Waimea Canyon State Park

The grand Canyon of the south pacific .. lovely canyon. The island is fairly small we drove over to the canyon every day at different times to take a peak. It's lovely. We didn't do any real hiking...
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Na Pali Coast

Na Pali coast at the northern tip of Kauai is very dramatic; some inspired heads have even gone out of their way to find an etymological relationship with Nepal. While it is not Nepal, Na Pali is...
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Helicopters Tours

Helicopter rides are available throughout the archipelago and each one of them must be a thrill for the passengers. Allegedly though, the ones on Kauai are the most spectacular due to the size and...
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Waimea Canyon

Decided on taking a trip up to Waimea Canyon while on the island of Kauai.This canyon,otherwise known as "The Grand Canyon of the Pacific" is over 10 miles long,1 mile wide and up to 3000 feet...
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Dry Cave/Wet Cave

As you keep driving up north the 560 highway you will notice many locals relaxing at the noumerous big or small beaches along the way. We prefered to stop at Ha’ena Beach Park(pics 1-2) that has many...
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Spouting Horn

This natural feature is on the south coast of the island not far from Poipu. It appears very much like a geyser, however the ocean is the source of the water. As waves reach the shore, they send water...
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