Waimea Canyon Experience in Honolulu, HI

Waimea Canyon Dr.Waimea, Kauai, HI 96796
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Offered by Polynesian Adventure Tours, the Waimea Canyon Experience features a half-day tour featuring panoramic views of Waimea Canyon in Kauai. Guests can enjoy seeing the 10-mile, 4,000-foot-deep canyon, the Waimea Canyon State Park, the Hanapepe Lookout, the Spouting Horn, many of the south coast Poipu resorts, the Koala Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria’s profile, Nawiliwili Harbor, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Waimea, Kauai Travel Experts
  • Tour begins at 7:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm.
  • Transportation from major Kauai hotels included.
  • Lunch is not included in tour price. Bring extra cash.
  • Explore the 10-mile long Waimea Canyon, 12 miles of the coastline, and more.


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This half-day Kauai tour will take you to explore panoramic Waimea Canyon which Mark Twain called, "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific." Over ten miles long, and almost 4,000 feet deep, this marvel was formed by erosion and the catastrophic collapse of the volcano that created Kauai. Waimea Canyon State Park encompasses 1,866 acres and is a popular tourist attraction on the island. It provides a wilderness area with numerous hiking trails. It can be accessed from Waimea on Hawaii state road 550, which is 18 miles long and leads up to Koke`e State Park. The island of Niihau, only a short distance west of Kauai at that point, can be clearly seen from the highway. See Hanapepe Lookout, exciting Spouting Horn and the south coast Poipu Resorts made famous in the Elvis Presley movie, Blue Hawaii. View Koloa Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria's profile, and Nawiliwili Harbor.

Onward and upward! Driving up to 3,400 feet to see the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" - Waimea Canyon! The canyon is 10 miles long, 1 mile wide, and more than 3,500 feet deep. It was carved thousands of years ago by rivers and floods that flowed from Mount Waialeale's summit.

Cruise along the southern coast, diving through Poipu, a resort getaway for those in the know and home of the Spouting Horn. This natural wonder occurs when water rushes under a lava shelf and bursts through a small opening at the surface, making an eerie hissing noise.

Passengers in the Poipu area will not see Koloa Sugar Mill, Queen Victoria's profile. No host lunch. No pick up from Princeville.

Pick Up/Drop off Time & Location:
Hotel Pick-ups begin at 7:30 am.
Hotel return at 3:00 pm (approximately).

Polynesian Adventure Tours are not permitted to pick up in residential areas or at B&B's.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Waimea Canyon Experience

How long is the tour?
The tour begins at 7:30 am and returns at approximately 3:00 pm.

What type of vehicle will we be transported in?

Passengers will ride in an air-conditioned, comfortable coach bus throughout the duration of the trip. The bus makes several stops for scenery, ideal photo opportunities, and more.

Is hotel pickup and transportation available?

Yes. Passengers can be picked up from major Kauai hotels. The tour is not permitted to pick up passengers in residential areas and B&B's.