Hidden Valley Falls Kayak And Kauai Hike Adventure

From
USD
Per Person
Book this tour with

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    2494 Niumalu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

For a fun kayaking Kauai-hawaii-united-states">Kauai activity, paddle tandem kayaks along the Hule'ia River and travel deep into the heart of the Kauai island jungle. Then, go Kauai hiking on a 3/4-mile (1.2km) trek up the valley to an enchanting area of waterfalls and swimming holes. On the way back, be picked up in a twin-hulled powered Hawaiian canoe for the return trip!

Know More about this tour

On this 2 mile (3.2km) kayaking Kauai adventure, you'll travel through the Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge, a place for the preservation of endangered Hawaiian water birds. You'll paddle past the living archaeological site of Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond, and get a taste of the ancient people's fishing and aquaculture methods that are still utilized today. The backdrop is the magnificent Haupu Mountain Range, a dramatic and majestic 2000' (600 meter) shield volcano that looms over the river. The destination is a series of 3 pool-drop waterfalls with a swimming hole known as Hidden Falls.

The area is steeped in legend and your guides will tell you exciting stories about the supernatural inhabitants who resided in the valley long ago. Hule'ia has been the site of filming for a wide range of major motion pictures including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and its sequel, Lost World.

You'll leave your kayaks behind and set out on a 1.5 mile (2.4km) round trip guided Kauai hiking nature walk through a pristine tropical rain forest containing many different communities of plants, birds and aquatic life. You'll stop along the way at swimming holes with rope swings before reaching Hidden Valley Falls, a captivating series of pool-drop waterfalls cascading over black lava rock. Here you'll have some snacks and cold drinks while enjoying the scenery before heading back down to the river for a fun trip back in a double-hulled powered canoe. It's cheating, but who cares?

Restrictions: You must be able to walk 1.5 miles (2.4km) & kayak 60-90 minutes.

Inclusions

Deluxe two-person kayak

Snacks and beverages

Picnic lunch

Local taxes

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop off

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Minimum of 4 passengers required for tour departure. Maximum of 20 passengers per tour

Approximately one guide for every 8 - 12 passengers

Items to bring: Swimwear, footwear with an aggressive tread pattern and that can get wet (i.e. Teva-type sandals or aqua socks), towel, sunscreen, insect repellant, waterproof camera

Picnic lunch includes: turkey sub sandwich, pasta salad & homemade brownies

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-May-2017

    Excellent tour as described met all our expectations.

  • 08-Oct-2016

    We really enjoyed this adventure. Elvis the guide made it very enjoyable! He not only was very patient in instructing us how to use a kayak but he also made me a walking stick which really helped me be more comfortable with the slippery footing on the hike. This was the best adventure we went on during our trip to Kauai. Elvis is a valuable asset to your company. My only complaint is with the description for this adventure. The description stated it included an opportunity to swim in a pool with a waterfall. This was not accurate. The waterfall is small and no swimming is offered if the small pond it feeds.

  • 14-Jun-2016

    We had a great time on this tour! I really need to tell you how great Ari, Kelly and Julio are! They really make the trip fun. Bring bug spray and hiking shoes. Love the kayaking. Thank you Ari for your help, I would have had a hard time with out you
    Terry Grandma

  • 05-Jan-2012

    Definitely not a 'water fall'. More like a stream.

  • 28-Jul-2011

    Trevor our guide was great we had a fun day with a few laughs, I thought I would find it a bit strenuous but it was very relaxing and enjoyable

  • 26-Mar-2011

    We had a great time hiking and kayaking. Very relaxing and at our own pace. Two thumbs up!!

  • 25-Mar-2011

    This is an extremely casual trip. i expected the waterfall at the end of the hike to really be something special but it was not really a waterfall at all it was a stream rolling over a few higher rocks, certainly not what one thinks of when you think of a waterfall or see them in the pictures of others on Kauai. Lunch was a C-. The guide was a pretty cool, fun kid and very knowledgeable. But overall the trip was just "OK" and definitely over-priced

  • 10-May-2010

    We had a blast. Good job.