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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
from
$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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Mobile ticket
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
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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
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  • 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.

mohniie
mohniie
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Had a fun time
Not sure which of these i did as i booked it through carnival cruises but it was a fun time. We drove through Kaua
neilg000
neilg000
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Nice views, uncomfortable transportation, inappropriate guide, poor driving
The river cruise and grotto are great. A couple of the views are nice. The driver, Steve, has no boundaries. Quotin
Q771GEsandyh
Q771GEsandyh
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Waimea Canyon Tour with Stephen Devin
We went on the Waimea Canyon tour with Stephen Devin and he was awesome! Very informative and very accommodating. G
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
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Roger H
Huntington Beach, California, United States6 contributions
Mar 2023
I travel a lot and this was one of the best tours ever. Scott seemed like a family friend showing "his" island - PLUS he just happened to be an archeologist, anthropologist, historian, botanist, geologist, and volcanologist, There was nothing of interest to us Scott couldn't satisfy in personalized conversation - including some extemporaneous reflection about the '70s rock bands we both liked. He showed us all the "postcard" highlights PLUS an interesting assortment of "locals only" spots that helped us appreciate what makes Kauai such a special place - even among the other Hawaiian islands.
Written March 21, 2023
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Danielle
2 contributions
Mar 2023 • Friends
I can’t say enough good things about Domi!! He was the best part of Hawaii! Need an amazing trip, this is it! We had amazing views, learned more about Hawaiian culture, beliefs, and traditions than you can imagine! He had us laughing from the time we met him! He truly is ohana after this trip! We went on a lot of trips, but this was the trip that made it all worth it! Do it, book this trip, you won’t regret it! Mahalo for an amazing day!
Written March 4, 2023
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Kirk E
East Lyme, CT194 contributions
This was one of the BEST if not the best tour we have ever taken, in the USA or overseas. Domi was our guide and he was incredibly personable, friendly, funny, informative, and proud of his Hawaiian heritage. He taught us Hawaiian phrases, history, and regaled is with so many great stories about the island history and where various movies were produced. Domi's tour was non-stop entertainment and fun! The highlight was when he shared his singing and ukulele playing talents with us with a beautiful rendition of Over the Rainbow. He was amazing! Additionally, the Wailua river boat tour was also very, very good and the guides on that tour were also funny and informative! We HIGHLY recommend this tour, especially if this is your first time in Kuai'i!
Written February 28, 2023
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Louise T
PORTLAND1 contribution
Jan 2023 • Friends
The tour guide Domi Ragsac is the best tour guide ever. His knowledge of Kauai is phenomenal. We had so much fun learning the names and pronunciation of Hawaiian birds, trees, flowers, fish and all about history and traditions. We took this tour with Domi 11 years ago and we’re excited to have him guide us again. We were driven in a van that holds 7 passengers comfortably as we were driven to beaches and and historical sites. We also enjoyed watching him perform at the Plantation Luau.
Written January 11, 2023
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John L
Prescott, AZ90 contributions
Dec 2022
Nice day with our guide Domo.
Informative & freindly, he worked hard to share his genuine experience of life on Kauai. I have read the reviews of those who had 14-15 in the van (a long wheelbase Sprinter) and I can imagine that would be a very different experience as a lot if the tour was "drive by" to conserve time & see as much as possible. Our group was only 6 and all was very comfortable and Domo was kind and gave us a personnal experience. He always opened doors for us and helped those in need in & out of the Van.
Written December 13, 2022
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EGR
4 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
A few pros and cons of this trip - so worth weighing this up before you book. This is all for the non river section of this tour - the main section with a driver seeing the ‘best’ of kauai:

Pros:
- the guide was a lovely guy, he was attentive and funny, none of the remainder of this review is reflective of the guide. He was very knowledgable - but be wary, it’s non stop talking - if you’re cool with that then perfect.
- the sights you do see are great, really beautiful places.
- lunch wasn’t bad at all, nice little local place.

Cons:
- for the price you pay, you don’t see remotely enough of the island. not even close. we left the van twice; once for the lighthouse stop & once for the beach pier. (Not including the lunch stop). We drove past lookout points and we’re told to take pictures of waterfalls and vistas through tinted van windows…. Insanity.
We were driven through neighbourhoods where rich people lived - maybe some people like that - but on such a beautiful island with incredible vistas - maybe less celebrity homes and more of the actual island.

- lunch, be warned! No Apple Pay at the current place so bring your card or cash

Cheers.
Written September 12, 2022
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Bret D
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the tour. Our tour covers the north and east shores of Kauai which is about 40% of Kauai. It is difficult to cover much more in the six to seven hours that we spend touring.
Written September 13, 2022
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Raquel H
1 contribution
Jul 2022 • 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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Frances C
1 contribution
Apr 2022
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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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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Lois B
Oakland, CA19 contributions
Mar 2022
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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