Custom Hawaii Vacations - Kauai Travel and Adventure
Vacation in Kauai, Hawaii’s Garden Isle
Become intoxicated by the scent of thousands of species of flowers, snorkel in the translucent blue waters of the Pacific, and explore enchanted forests, canyons, cliffs and waterfalls. Time all but stands still on the white beaches of Kauai.
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Suggested Hawaii Vacation Itinerary:
Day 1: Hanakapiai Beach and Falls
Meet in Lihue and shuttle north to the Kalalau Trailhead • Hike the rugged Na Pali Coast to Hanakapiai Beach (distance: 4 miles RT) • Watch for humpback whales and sea turtles in the surf below • Learn about guava trees and other botanical wonders from our local naturalist • Enjoy a picnic beachside and play in the surf before continuing along a moderately challenging trail to 100’ Hanakapiai Falls (named after a Menehune Princess) taking in the views, wildlife and botanical wonders (distance: 4 miles RT from Hanakapiai Beach) • Return to the resort to freshen up before dinner at The Pacific Café
Day 2: Silver Falls Ranch / Luau Beach
Begin the morning with a horseback ride through flora and palm trees on a 450-acre private ranch • Dismount at Silver Falls for a catered lunch and a swim in the natural pool beneath the falls • Return to the resort to enjoy free time as you wish – bask in the sun, swim and snorkel • Tonight’s treat is a traditional island luau comprised of Polynesian dancing, an Imu ceremony and more
Day 3: Wailua River / Poipu
Head into the lush jungle-clad interior to kayak the legendary Wailua River • Hike 30 minutes up a secluded valley to Secret Falls for a picnic and swim • Later, visit Hilo Hattie’s for shopping – “The Store of Hawaii” is the largest retail source for Hawaiian and Island Lifestyle products and a “must see” for all visitors to Kauai • Laden with treasures, head to Poipu, rated one of the Top 10 Beaches in the World • Enjoy a complimentary Mai Tai before tonight’s dinner at an island favorite, Roy’s Poipu Bar and Grill, specializing in local seafood and produce
Day 4: Waimea Canyon
Embark on an full day of hiking and biking in Waimea Canyon which Mark Twain declared “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific” • Explore by foot and then by bike the canyon’s expansive volcanic-layered walls • Hike past Koa trees and awa’puhi (red ginger) to picture-perfect vistas • After lunch, bike from the rim down the canyon road to the Pacific with stops for photos and narrative on history, culture, and folklore (distance: 12 miles with 3,500’ elevation drop) • Tonight is yours to enjoy at your leisure - relax at the pool, spa or beach with dinner on your own (your guides will help with recommendations)
Day 5: Na Pali Coast
Sail from Port Allen by catamaran off the rugged Na Pali Coast • Observe a myriad of sea birds and playful dolphins surfing the bow waves • Snorkel in a quiet cove and explore secluded beaches and sea caves • Marvel at Spouting Horn, a natural lava rock blowhole • Enjoy a sunset dinner in a spectacular oceanfront setting at the Beach House Restaurant in Poipu - melding gracious Hawaiian service with innovative Pacific Rim cuisine by Chef Todd Barrett
Day 6: Kalapaki Beach
Savor the garden isle’s tropical surf, white sand and warm sun this morning before returning to the Lihue airport for departure