Private Waimea Canyon Tour

Lihue, United States
Private Tour Waimea Canyon Wailua Falls Kauai Coffee Company and Spouting Horn
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From $330.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the best of Kauai on a full-day private tour through the island’s scenic landscape, highlights and historic landmarks. Sample locally-grown beans at the Kauai Coffee Company, and visit old-fashioned Hanapepe; see the last Russian outpost on Hawaii, follow the footsteps of Captain Cook and take in stunning views of Waimea Canyon. Feel the mist off Waipo’o Falls, watch the Spouting Horn lava tube erupt with towering surf and watch for sea turtles in a sheltered cove. *Price displayed is based on a party of four to six passengers
  • Private Kauai tour of Waimea Canyon from Lihue
  • Visit Menehune Fishpond and the Kauai Coffee Company plantation
  • Enjoy scenic stops at Kalalau Lookout, Poipu Beach Resort and Spouting Horn
  • Get great photo ops of Waipo'o Falls and Wailua Falls
  • Learn about Kauai's cultural history and enjoy personalized attention from a private guide
  • Includes bottled water, juice and minivan transport

What's Included

  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private guide
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Poipu, Lihue, Kapaa, Wailua)
  • Nawiliwili Harbor pickup and drop-off
  • Lihue airport pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch at own expense
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup from Princeville/North Shore Excluded (Meet in Lihue)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Walmart
    3-3300 Kuhio Hwy, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

    Walmart parking lot closest to the main road

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

We pick up from hotels and resorts in Lihue, Wailua, Poipu (Koloa) and Kapaa. For guests staying in Princeville, Hanalei, Anahola or Kilauea our meeting location is Walmart in Lihue town.

What To Expect

Poipu Beach Park

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Kalalau Lookout

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Waimea Canyon State Park

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Kauai Coffee Company

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Spouting Horn

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Waipo’o Falls

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Priced displayed is per person based on a party of six passengers
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

If you really want to see this beautiful island and get to know it , don’t hesitate.
Do yourself a favor and spend the extra money and do this tour!
This tour provides access to sites that you might otherwise miss or not think to visit.


150 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Best way to see Kauai - private tour!
Gretchen_B, Sep 2023
My mom and I thoroughly enjoyed our day with John. He was very knowledgeable and accommodating. Kauai is absolutely beautiful and he made sure to show us all the highlights of the south and west side of the island. I wish we had an extra day to book the west and north shore with him. A private tour is absolutely the way to go! It was a perfect way to spend the day and learn about the island.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Much Mahalo Gretchen for such a wonderful review! We are so happy to hear you and Mary had an enjoyable time. You are absolutely right, a private tour makes all the difference. With warm Aloha & Best wishes:)
If this is your first visit, this tour will help you
Charles_S, Sep 2023
Kauai is a beautiful island to visit. This being our first visit, we were unsure of what to see. This tour highlights the must-see spots. We did this tour on our first day which also helped us to figure out what we wanted to revisit during our stay. The best part was our guide. He was super friendly and knowledgeable on the island, the people, and the culture. Highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Mahalo Charles for the kind words and for sharing your experience! It was my sincere pleasure to share some amazing sights on Kauai with you and Denise. Enjoy the rest of your stay & Aloha:) John A.
Wonderful tour with accommodating guides
Matthew_H, Sep 2023
My family traveled to Hawaii for the cruise (Pride of America ship) and arranged this tour to view Kauai. John and Elena were great guides and provided a very enjoyable and memorable experience for us. We travelled with a group of 16, ranging from kids (4 years to the elderly) and that was not a problem! It was nice to have this private tour and John and Elena were very accommodating to our schedule and interests. They provided explanations throughout the tour, helped us take photos, and took the time to take us to many different spots (we even had a chance to see seals and sea turtles). They never rushed us and we thought the tour went at a great pace (not always easy working with kids). Overall, my family all agreed this was a great tour and helped make our trip memorable. Thanks John and Elena!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Mahalo for your awesome review Matthew! We are so happy your Ohana enjoyed the day with us. It was so much fun to show your Lilo & Stitch fans Hanapepe, Kauai's Biggest Little Town. With warm Aloha & Best wishes :) Elena & John
Breathtaking Kuauai
Erin_D, Jul 2023
What a fabulous tour we had in Kauai. John our tour guide was amazing and made sure we got to see all the Beauty Kuauai has to offer. I would definitely recommend this tour with John.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Big Mahalo Erin for your kind words and for letting us be a part of your Hawaiian cruise! We are so happy your Ohana (family) enjoyed this beautiful day with John. Best wishes & Aloha:)
Juan_J, Jul 2023
John was so knowledgeable and went out of his way all Day. We saw more in a day than had seen in 10 year coming to the island
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Mahalo Juan for your kind review! We are so happy you enjoyed your day and we were able to show your family new places on Kauai. Wishing you many more fun and memorable travels! With warm Aloha:)
Great private tour
Catherine_V, Jun 2023
Had a great tour all around Kauai visiting waterfalls, canyon, small towns, spouting horn and coastline views. Had lunch at place with good food. John was excellent guide telling us so many facts about this island. Would highly recommend this private tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Mahalo Catherine for your wonderful review and for being such awesome guests! We are really happy you had a memorable time on our tour. Best wishes & Aloha:)
Fabulous Day!!
Pam_B, May 2023
Our tour guide, John, did a fabulous job. He was very knowledgeable of the history of the area. We never felt rushed. Our guide new exactly where we needed to be for the best photo opportunities. We saw everything except a monk seal. We loved every minute of the tour and would highly recommend it.
Response from Host, May 2023
Big Mahalo Pam for the great review! We are so happy to hear that your group had a fabulous day. Kauai is very special and we hope to see you back again soon and show you even more! Best wishes & Aloha:)
Seeing the fluted cliffs...
Felecitas_D, May 2023
Seeing the fluted cliffs with their spectacular varied hues was awesome. The weather cooperated to the wonderful experience of viewing the Weima canyon.
Response from Host, May 2023
Mahalo Felicitas for sharing your experience! We are really glad you enjoyed the views of this true geological masterpiece. Aloha & Best wishes
Absolutely AMAZING!
Peter_B, Apr 2023
John our tour guide was absolutely AMAZING! Extremely knowledgeable about the island and all the exciting points of interest. John took his time with us provided light snacks and water and continually asked if there was anything more he could do for us. Viator also made the experience stress free and informed us through email and text who and where our guide will meet us. I would highly recommend Viator (much cheaper than cruise ship excursions) and definitely request John as your guide!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Mahalo Peter for your awesome review! We are so glad your group had a great time and memorable experience with us. Hope to see you back on Kauai soon. Best wishes & Aloha:)
Unforgettable and superb in every way!!
Amelia_H, Apr 2023
What an absolutely wonderful way to see Kauai! John was a superb local guide. So welcoming, knowledgeable and professional. We got to know the ‘real’ Kauai and see SO much of its stunning beauty close up. We had a full 9 hours of sightseeing. John had plenty of drinks and snacks for the tour and took us to a great place for lunch, and told us to take as long as we needed. John took as many photos of us as we wanted so that was an added bonus too! Also, John called us on our original date and asked us if we would like to rearrange our tour as the weather was going to be wet and he said we wouldn’t get the best views. We are so grateful he was so thoughtful and accommodating. We can’t recommend this tour highly enough. If you’re not sure BOOK IT!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Amelia, much Mahalo for sharing your lovely review, all the details and compliments! It's always so rewarding to hear our guests enjoyed exploring Kauai with us. Best wishes & Aloha :)
What a tour!!
Chet_J, Mar 2023
Enjoyed the whole experience. John was a fabulous host who educated us on many aspects of this beautiful island. Will recommend his tour to anyone we know coming to Kauai.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Mahalo Chet and Karen for your kind words! It's a pleasure to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. Wishing you many more fun adventures. Best wishes & Aloha:)
Very Excellent Excursion
Donald_A, Feb 2023
John was an excellent tour guide. He took us to exciting locations that were not mentioned on the listing and was very knowledgeable. We have traveled and been on many excursions and this was one of the best, well worth every penny. I highly recommend this private excursion with John.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Much Mahalo Donald for such a great review and wonderful compliments! We are so glad you enjoyed your time exploring Kauai with us. Wishing you many more safe and fun travels! Aloha:)
Best way to see Wiamea Canyon
trish_r, Feb 2023
We had a wonderful day even though a bit rainy. Having the private tour with 8 of us was perfect. Our fabulous tour guide John told us all sorts of history and details of the places we went. The beauty for Kauai is indescribable!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Mahalo Trish for your awesome review and for joining us! We are so happy your Ohana (family) enjoyed the experience with us. Warmest Aloha & Best Wishes :)
Perfect day in Kauai
Maureen_W, Jan 2023
A perfect day from start to finish! John was an expert and we enjoyed every minute. He made sure to make some extra stops since we told him we had one day on Kauai.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you so much Maureen for your wonderful review! It was our pleasure to be a part of your memorable Kauai experience. We hope your family had a fun and relaxing time on Maui. Happy New Year & Aloha!
Great experience
Amanda_A, Nov 2022
John was incredibly knowledgeable with a lot of great information. He had drinks and snacks ready for us and allowed us to choose where to eat lunch and move at our own pace.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Mahalo for sharing your experience Amanda! It was our pleasure showing your family the best of Kauai. Come again soon. Aloha & Happy Holidays:)
Excellent experience!
Afolabi_d, Aug 2022
John was an excellent tour guide! He truly gave us a private experience and took us to memorable sites.
Waimea Canyon Tour
Debra_W, Aug 2022
My boyfriend and I had a wonderful day with our guide John on June 29. Thanks to John, we learned a lot about Kauai and went to charming towns we did not even know about. The canyon and waterfall views are amazing. We also enjoyed lunch at Chicken in the Barrel. Great to be able to relax and not drive. Highly recommend.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Mahalo Debra for sharing your experience and for the opportunity to show you beautiful Kauai! We are so glad you and Michael enjoyed the day. Best wishes & Aloha:)
Excellent tour of so much of Kauai!
Keith_F, Aug 2022
Wonderful all-day tour! John, our driver and guide, was excellent. He knew so much about Kauai & shared it all with us. Took us to special locations to view the canyon, to delightful little towns, the coffee plantation, and more. Highly recommend this private tour! Well worth every penny!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you so much Keith for your kind words! We are so happy you and Diane enjoyed your time exploring beautiful Kauai with us. Best wishes & Aloha:)
Beautiful Tour
Steve_B, Jul 2022
We had a great time. John was an excellent tour guide. His knowledge of the island was impressive and insightful.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Mahalo Steve for your kind words and for sharing your experience! We are so happy your 'Ohana (family) had a great time on our tour. Aloha + Best wishes:)
Wonderful Guided Tour
Duke_T, Jul 2022
John was fantastic. Great guide and very knowledgeable. So helpful and such beautiful sights. He tailored the tour to the items we wanted to see. Got to see sleeping turtles and the canyon is breathetaking.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Mahalo Nui Loa Thomas for the great review! The time with you and your family definitely made for a great day! So glad everyone enjoyed the tour. Best wishes + Aloha:) John

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