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Ancient Kauai Excursions

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Join us as we journey through time, from Ice Ages, to the arrival of the Polynesians, to the historic Koloa sugar mill to today. We visit ancient sites where native Hawaiians lived, worked and played, including the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, one of the...more
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Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Linz was amazing. Learned so much, and had a blast! Our eight year old really enjoyed it as well. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and answered all the questions we had and more. We also loved meeting Tim the tortoise!

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, 29 & 27 year old sons and I wanted to have an experience learning more about the history of Kauai. Linz's tour was just the ticket! He is incredibly knowledgeable and engaging. We learned about the historic significance of sites we were driving...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank vandm
Chris L, Public Relations Manager at Ancient Kauai Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this great review for us! So glad that you enjoyed the tour. Linz has a great wealth of knowledge and we are so lucky to have him! Mahalo, Your AKE Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were very excited to see Ancient Kauai Excursions Tour had an opening as they fill their reservations early and often. Our more than qualified leader, Linz was as knowledgeable as he was humorous. Getting the overview of the history of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fascinating way to spend a beautiful morning on Kauai. We saw parts of Poipu we had driven past numerous times and either didn’t realize what we were looking at or didn’t know what was beyond the trees. Lenz did a great job of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Chris L, Public Relations Manager at Ancient Kauai Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the wonderful review! Glad you enjoyed the tour, and especially thank you for mentioning that getting into the cave is not that hard! And so worth it! Thanks for spending some of your vacation time with us! Mahalo, Your AKE Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something outside of the typical tourist tours and Ancient Kauai excursions was an awesome choice. Lenz, our guide and paleo archeologist took us to archeological sites and not only explained the importance of the site but shared interesting facts and stories...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lynette M
Chris L, Public Relations Manager at Ancient Kauai Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lynette, Thank you for taking the time to write this review! Yes, we are proud to offer an alternative to the typical tourist attraction, a chance to really dive deeper into learning about this beautiful island! So glad you enjoyed it! Mahalo, Your AKE Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As others have said, our guide was Linz, a certified archaeologist. We felt like we got a fantastic course in archaeology. He explained the history of the Makauwahi Cave Reserve and pointed out the natural Hawaiian plants versus the invasive plants to this island. We...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Chris L, Public Relations Manager at Ancient Kauai Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to write us this review! And for joining us and supporting the research and hard work happening at the cave reserve! For every participant on one of our tours, we donate directly to the Makauwahi Cave Reserve to keep this...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Linz was a well versed guide and filled with passion for the anthropological history of Kauai and the original Hawaiian people. Do you know where to visit to see the original plants of Kauai? Ancient Kauai Excursions will take you there. For the past 2...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 758marianner
Chris L, Public Relations Manager at Ancient Kauai Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for this extraordinary review! And so glad to hear that this tour stood out as one of your favorites! We are very lucky to have Linz with all his passion and knowledge! Mahalo, Your AKE Team

Reviewed March 14, 2019 via mobile

The Ancient Kaua’i Excursion was fabulous. Our tour guide Linz, an archaeologist, gave detailed information about the history of the island and the findings found of the early Hawaiian people living in Kauai many years ago. Touring the cave was intriguing and Linz answered all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Chris L, Public Relations Manager at Ancient Kauai Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you and your family enjoyed the tour, and your time with Linz! Thank you for taking the time to write this great review! Mahalo, Your AKE Team

Reviewed March 11, 2019

This was an informative, enjoyable tour. Linz the guide was knowledgable about the island beyond archeology. He did an excellent job of explaining the ruins and relating it to the culture. He was also knowledgable about the biology and botany of the island as well...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank David D
Chris L, Public Relations Manager at Ancient Kauai Excursions, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review! Glad you enjoyed the tour and learned a lot! Mahalo, Your AKE Team

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I went alone. It’s all about the number of seats in the van, not so much if you have any companions.
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We joined the excursion at a small shopping center in the area.
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