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Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River
4.5

Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River

By Kauai Luxury Transportation & Tours
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$194.40
per adult
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$194.40
per adult

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Ages 2-99, max of 14 per group
Duration:
6h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English


  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select locations on the north and east sides only)
  • Sightseeing tour
  • Waliua River boat tour
  • Entry/Admission - Fern Grotto
  • Entry/Admission - Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
What's not included
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pickup from hotels on the north and east side of Kauai at varying pickup times. For guests in Lihue or on the south side--please join the tour at the Wailua Marina. Please call 24-hrs before your tour to confirm pickup time and location.
  • Ports:
  • Wailua River State Park, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5421P5

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River?
Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River price starts from $194.40. Discover and book Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River on Tripadvisor
What is the Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River cancellation policy?
Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River?
Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River is hosted by Kauai Luxury Transportation & Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Kauai Luxury Transportation & Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5421P5

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Fern Grotto
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Opaekaa Falls
    Stop: 10 minutes
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    Pass by
    Sleeping Giant Trail
  • 3
    Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Anini Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

SavannahSigs
SavannahSigs
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Tour of Kauai North and East Shores
Our driver, Orlando, besides being knowledgeable about beautiful Kauai in general, knew all the best ( and most gor
iansF9227VA
iansF9227VA
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Fantastic tour from a thoughtful, personable guide
Scott was a great guide who knows Kauai inside out. He showed us a breathtaking array of sights, left room for impr
698paulak
698paulak
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Excellent value!
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the area and gave us additional informati
Laura Z
Laura Z
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Cancelled due to overbooking. Say what?
Cancelled by tour operator due to overbooking. Not cool. Notified a few days in advance, but offerings did. It sui
K3558NZemmanuelr
K3558NZemmanuelr
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Fantastic experience
Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Hawaiian culture and history. He knew where to go and when
SteveinScottsdale
SteveinScottsdale
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Great way to get to know Kaua’i
The sights Doma took us to we’re beautiful and the stories about the culture of the island were interesting.
IowaTraveler50021
IowaTraveler50021
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This is the way to see Kauai
We did a private tour today with our guide, Domi. It was a great way to not only see the island spots but also lea
VAcruiselover
VAcruiselover
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Just breathtaking!
Our guide for the day was John. He arrived on time to pick us up when we arrived in port. Because it was raining on
joym895
joym895
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Kauai tour with Domi
We want to say thanks to Domi our tour guide from luxury transportation for an unforgettable experience during our
Jaime M
Jaime M
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Just OK
We were rather disappointed in what we were taken to see in our day trip. We described to our driver, Calvin, that
Odyssey406413
Odyssey406413
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Memorable trip from Lihue to Kilauea Point to Ke' e Beach
Orlando was our guide. He is so knowledgeable about the island. We learned about the mountains, the waterfalls, be
danwJ7266XY
danwJ7266XY
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Best Guide Ever!
Toured with Domi, best Guide we have ever had anywhere. Taught us a lot about Kauai and kept things fun and enterta
RoxTravel
RoxTravel
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John was great with our group of 7!
So glad we hooked up with our driver & tour guide, John Mages! It was our last day on Kauai, but our flight did not
PPP_001
PPP_001
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Magnificent scenery, friendly driver
Orlando was our knowledgeable guide for a private tour to the Canyon and South Shore of Kauai. Nothing was too much
J H
J H
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Great way to see the island!
I took two tours with Luxury Tours of Kauai—a trip with Orlando up the west side of the island and, two days later,
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Paul B
Poway, CA5 contributions
Tour didn't go to as many stops as the itinerary said we would. We didn't get to Hanalei Bay or Anini Beach as we thought we would. It is possible we didn't get to Hanalei Bay due to the construction, but they should have had a plan B. Steve was very knowledgeable but we heard more stories about his youth on the island than about the island itself. Overall a decent tour but wouldn't consider it "the best".
Written July 3, 2021
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Lois B
Oakland, CA18 contributions
The Best of Kauai Tour was great! Orlando, our tour guide, was professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We were able to see and learn so much about Kauai in 6 hours that we would have never been able to do on our own. The vehicle was comfortable and clean. A special acknowledgement to tour staff covering the phones. I had lots of questions and called the office more than once. Each time staff was courteous and patient. I was impressed with the Kauai Luxury Transportation & Tours service from beginning to end. If friends and family ask when they plan to travel to Kauai, I will highly recommend the Best of Kauai Tour by Land and River.
Written March 12, 2022
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Suzie G
Bradenton, FL2 contributions
This is the best tour I have been on both from sightseeing and the operator. It is a family owned business and they provided excellent, knowledgeable information about history, Legends, current day information. Very friendly and made for a very pleasant day. Also home made prepared lunch just like mom used to make was a great switch from cruise and restaurant food. I can't say enough about this tour or the people that run it. It was called Discover Kauai.
Written April 20, 2022
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Frances C
1 contribution
We booked this tour through Norwegian Cruise Line. On a positive note, our guide, Domi, was very informative, enthusiastic and knowledgeable. He brought each lady a plumeria flower to wear during the excursion along with a shell for everyone. He, also, played the ukulele during our stop for lunch. We stopped at all the locations included in the description. Unfortunately, that is where the positives end. 15 adults on a 15 passenger van is not conducive to an enjoyable 6 hour excursion. I'm sure the person sitting in the front seat had a much different experience than we did as two of the four adults stuffed in the back seat. Several places the guide pointed out we were unable to see because they were in front of the van. We did not have a view and were unable to adjust our seating because we were so cramped. I see on the Kauai Luxury Transportation & Tours website they limit this tour to 14 people. That would have made a BIG difference! We did not follow the itinerary included in the description. We had our picnic "lunch" at 8:30 AM. There was one picnic table for 15 people. So, obviously everyone could not sit down and enjoy their "lunch". We did not start at the Wailua River and Fern Grotto, we finished there. It was very hot and uncomfortable. I think it would have been much more pleasant earlier in the day as was indicated in the description. Lunch closer to 11:00 or 12:00 would have been more enjoyable, too. Sorry I was unable to write a more positive review but this was honestly the worst experience we have had on any excursion.
Written May 26, 2022
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Raquel H
1 contribution
Couples
Steve was a great guide! We really enjoyed all the information he shared , his lunch recommendations and everything about it. He remembered everyone’s name and talked directly to us as he spoke. I really liked not having to drive in all the traffic myself.
Written July 16, 2022
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Robert S
Columbia, SC6 contributions
Couples
Our guide DoMe was very knowledgeable and personable and the vehicle comfortable and clean.
The trip to the fern grotto was disappointing with much of the fern gone from previous hurricanes and the trip up the river only went two miles so no water falls and not much to see.

The driving part took us to two beaches and the outside area of the Kilauea lighthouse, a nice view but the tour should include going into the national park area. It is open Thursday through Sundays (reservations needed).

Our lunch stop was rushed if you were at the back of the line.
We also visited the guides home to see his 500lb. Wild boar.

All in all very disappointing for what the cost was. You can buy a book for what we received and save your money.

Sorry this could not be a more positive review.
Written November 14, 2021
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Bret D
Domi has been a tour guide with me for over 20 years and receives numerous reviews that rate him as a solid 5 star driver. We access the Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge on all days that it is open spending approximately 30 minutes touring the grounds. The Lighthouse is part of the Wildlife Refuge and is the only section of the Refuge that is open to the public. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your day.
Written November 15, 2021
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Timothy Z
Otis, OR9 contributions
Domi was a revelation. The fascinating cultural and just for fun information we learned from his expert "guiding" is still haunting me over one week later. After four trips to this island I feel I finally "know it" and yet I know I've just scratched the surface.

Looking forward to the fifth trip and possibly meeting Domi's pig the next time.
Written January 27, 2020
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Bret D
Thanks for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed your day with Domi.
Written January 28, 2020
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SRBostonNW
Boston, MA40 contributions
Couples
Domi is what makes this tour different from anything else and better than anything else. The cruise up the Wailua with lovely Hawaiian music was amazing, as were the views and landmarks- but his stories made it perfect. So glad we did this!
Written June 29, 2021
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Mischa J
10 contributions
Solo
Lovely tour! Our guide Steve was very knowledgeable, helpful and had a great sense of humor.

I met amazing people on the tour and my only regret is not getting the contact info for one of the couples - that’s how lovely this tour is. You end up feeling like you’ve made new friends!

Will definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting this beautiful island.
Written November 6, 2021
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Bret D
Thanks for the wonderful review and I'm glad you enjoyed your day.
Written November 7, 2021
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kennlini
Tucson, AZ5 contributions
With 2 distinctively different parts of the tour we got the best of both. We appreciated the cultural info and live entertainment on the way to Fern Grotto. The presentation coming backs was entertaining and informative. The luxury van tour with Domi was excellent. We enjoyed his local and historical perspective. He was very likable. We enjoyed his Hawaiian language tutoring as well. He kept us laughing! I highly recommend this tour.
Written May 31, 2021
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