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Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure

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Overview
For a fun kayaking Kauai activity, paddle tandem kayaks along the Hule'ia River and travel deep into the heart of the Kauai island jungle. Kauai hiking, 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 a pleasant, easy return trip!
Highlights
  • Get a close-up view of Kauai by paddling through the heart of the island
  • Hear little-known stories about the area from your guide
  • Relax on the return journey in a motorized canoe
  • Lunch, snacks, and soft drinks included
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group at the prearranged time and location—it’s advised you bring swimwear, a towel, insect repellant, sunscreen, waterproof camera, and sturdy footwear suitable for wet conditions. After being outfitted with safety equipment and selecting your deluxe two-person kayak, you push off and explore the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge. Paddle past the Menehune Fishpond, an archaeological site that shows ancient aquaculture methods, and soak up the views of the Haupu Mountain Range. Pull your kayak up to the shore then head out for an invigorating 1.5-mile (2.4-kilometer) hike through pristine rainforest. Splash around in the pool-drop waterfalls of Hidden Falls and listen as your guide recounts local legends. Enjoy snacks and soft drinks before heading back down to the river for a return trip in a motor-powered canoe. Bid your group farewell as your tour concludes back at original departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2494 Niumalu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Departure Time
8:45 AM
Duration
4h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Deluxe two-person kayak
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Picnic lunch
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Gratuities
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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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Dan was great at teaching 1st time kayakers. When our steering skills failed us, he was nice enough to stay behind and coach us away from the bushes along the banks. The hike was invigorating and the hiking sandals they recommended were perfect to overcome the extra muddy spots.
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Response from Outfitters-Kauai, Director of Sales at Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
Aloha Waragon, Dan is Great. Always there when you need him. Mahalo for the excellent review and for finding the fun in a muddy hike. Love those hiking sandals. :) See you next time.
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We read the information about the length of the hike and kayak trip, as well as were told it would be muddy. The kayaking was fine, crossed the river, and that is when the torture began. We walked along this narrow path where it had been worn down by other hikers to what you
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Response from Outfitters-Kauai, Director of Sales at Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure
Responded 2 weeks ago
Aloha Mssnash, Sorry to hear you did not enjoy the Waliua Falls Paddle Jungle Stream, It can be a bit challenging. Maybe next time you should try one of our tours on the Hule'ia River. It's much easier. You paddle one way with the wind to your back and get a motor boat ride back at the end. Hope we see you again.
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This is a great way to explore and experience the great Kauai outdoors first hand. Definitely suitable for all ages. Our “guide” Zak was very friendly and knowledgeable during the entire event. He made sure all were safe and well equipped with proper hiking shoes (they are
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Response from Outfitters-Kauai, Director of Sales at Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure
Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha Jeff R, Thank you for the excellent review. Zack is great at keeping everyone safe and making it fun. The proper shoes make a big difference in the day. Hope we see you again for another great family event. :)
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We loved kayaking down the Lihue River with Outfitters Kauai! Our guides Matais and Ross were phenomenal and made our trek down the river in the rain so much fun! Lunch was great too!
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Response from Outfitters-Kauai, Director of Sales at Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure
Responded 3 weeks ago
Aloha debih777, Matias and Ross are always a great time. :) Mahalo for the review. See you next time.
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Exactly as billed -- easy kayak paddle, reasonable (if a little muddy) hike to a pretty spot, and a nice ride back. Our guide, Elvis, wasn't exactly a botany expert, but he was quite knowledgeable generally, very interactive, and had a great sense of humor. We enjoyed the trip
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Response from Outfitters-Kauai, Director of Sales at Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure
Responded 9 Dec 2019
Aloha Jeffrey, Elvis is always fun, humorous and 5 star. Thanks for spending a little of your vacation with us. See you next time.
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By: Outfitters Kauai
2,242 reviews
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Q7911JFlisal
Spokane, Washington
10
Adrenaline Junkies' fix
I suffer from anxiety. When on the platform for the longest ride, my anxiety hit full force. Ross was so
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melissabD5835YT
Eagle, Idaho
50
Zip lining the first time!
We were new to zip lining and felt very confident with the crew. We had a teen with us, and he over came his fear
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waragon55
San Diego, California
72
Great 1/2 excursion!!
Dan was great at teaching 1st time kayakers. When our steering skills failed us, he was nice enough to stay behind
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Maureen T
30
Canyon Bike Tour
We had a great time! Very exciting ride through Waimea canyon. Our guides Kevin and Melissa were awesome. Very
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questorial
Albuquerque, New Mexico
10
Awesome
Wonderful kid-friendly guides, leisurely kayaking and muddy jungle hike to waterfalls. (Less than mediocre
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ReRun2019
Reno, Nevada
30
Rugged fun
The kayak part of the trip was fun, lighthearted, and easy. The hike to hidden falls was less so. It’s a short
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220mariamercedesm
Las Vegas, Nevada
10
Awesome activity day!
Lovely time with family and load with activities, Our guides were amazing and took care of us and all our needs..
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TangoOneGolf
Iola, Texas
40
An amazing all-day adventure!
Our Outfitters Kauai Adventure was outstanding! We started out with kayaking up a river into the jungle, hiked a
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theutts
Bakersfield, California
20
Highly Recommended.
Took the family on this adventure and laughed and had a blast the whole time. Started out with a paddle that took
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Roving50467874123
Los Gatos, California
20
Great trip on the river in Kauai
We had a great kayaking experience. Matheis, our guide, was fabulous - full of stories and history of the island
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docretina
detroit
60
Adrenaline zip tour
Zip lining experience was awesome 3 young kids 8/10/12 all got to enjoy the excursion especially had fun on water
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TJDaff
Melbourne, Australia
10
Needed more ziplines
We booked our trip in Australia and were told there would be at least three ziplines but there were only two. It
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PamelaW744
Sydney, Australia
64
Amazing adventure with great guides!
Initial thoughts were this trip was expensive, but so much included and definitely worth the money! Great day of
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Saundra K
10
Safari zip line tour
Dan and all the guides are awesome. You paddle , easy hike with lots of info about Kaua ecology and history. Zip
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Mssnash
Dallas, Texas
12254
Would not do it again
We read the information about the length of the hike and kayak trip, as well as were told it would be muddy. The
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