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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

  • Travel through the sacred Wailua River Valley by land and by water
  • Paddle up the river in a kayak; no experience necessary
  • Hike through a tropical landscape to reach a ‘secret’ waterfall
Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour
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Explore one of Kauai’s most sacred places on this Wailua River combo tour. A guide shares the river’s ancient history as you kayak through a tropical forest at a pace suitable for all experience levels. Then, disembark for a hike through the Wailua River Valley to reach the legendary Secret Falls, where you can cool off with a swim. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guide in Kapa’a. After a short drive to the Wailua Marina, get a brief lesson in kayak safety and paddling techniques before beginning your journey 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometer) upriver. Along the way, learn about the river’s sacred history and the seven temples that once lined its banks.

Park your kayak near the north fork and hike into the lush tropical landscape of the Wailua River Valley. After 45 minutes, reach beautiful Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls. It's the perfect spot to cool off with a swim in natural pools before retracing your steps back to the marina.
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Reviewed today via mobile
Tour was awesome!

Brian was amazing, he was a lot of fun and made the tour that can be a little tiring and strenuous a lot of fun with great stories and teaching us history about the island.

Thank ajbeltran3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Brian is AWESOME

Our family really enjoyed this excursion with Brian as our guide. He made sure we were safe, he had us laughing as we learned a lot about the surrounding flora and fauna. He’s a gifted story teller as well.

1  Thank carol c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Physical and spiritual

Our family of four took the tour with James, and we learned a tremendous amount about the history of the Wailua River. James is a gracious, gentle man who taught us about the plants along the river and along the path to the waterfalls. He...More

Thank EmilyWashburn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great Group Guide...Once in a lifetime experience

James was an amazing guide. Patient and knows a lot about the surrounding area, plant life and random island facts. I believe he only does the tour once or twice a week, but I would recommend asking which days hes available. I cant wait to...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 15 April 2018
Great tour provider

Our tour guide was Brian. He was a great guy with lots of energy as well as being very knowledgeable. The equipments was of a good quality and we had an excellent time.

6  Thank Dominic M
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