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Meet your guide and hop into a van for a 10 minute ride into the mountains just outside the Poipu and Koloa areas. See why Kauai is fondly called “The Garden Island” as you take in the lush greenery the minute you enter the mountainous terrain of the zipline tour. Once you are equipped with the specialized zipline equipment, your trained guides lead you on a short hike to the first zipline.
With a gradually sloping hill falling away from the take-off of the first zipline, you are able to ease into the experience. On the second line, you zip off of a shear hillside, where the ground quickly drops away. This line crosses a different valley than the first zipline, and this second valley is covered in native Hawaiian Uluhe fern—which is a vibrant green color and looks spectacular in photos.
Leap into the air on the third zipline which has an even quicker drop off. Look down and see the unmistakable light green leaves of the Kukui, Hawaii's state tree, below you. The lush beauty of Kauai astounds you at every turn.
On the fourth zipline the speed is taken up a notch. While racing along the line, views of the Pacific Ocean begin to appear in the distance. This line lands on the tail end of a ridge where two valleys converge.
Fly over a third valley, not previously crossed on the zipline tour, on the 5th line. The longest line of the tour, the new valley stretches out in a broad sweep on the mountain side, while rapidly dropping away on the ocean side. Finish your last line with an exhilarating flourish, then return to the meeting point. Read More close
1 hour 30 minutes
Your journey begins with a 10-minute van ride into the mountains just outside the Poipu and Koloa areas. Amid the lush greenery of Kauai, gear up with specialized zipline equipment, and follow your guides on a short hike to the first zipline. A gradual sloping hill falling away from the takeoff lets you ease into the experience, which takes you on a long glide over a beautiful valley.
As you make your way through the tour, you can zip off of a sheer hillside over a valley covered in vibrant Uluhe ferns, leap into the air for a ride over the unmistakable light-green leaves of Hawaii's state tree, and race past views of the Pacific Ocean, steep mountainsides, and incredible scenery along the coast.
Once you've soared high in the air and skimmed just a few dozen feet above ridgelines that dip into Kauai's valleys, the last zipline presents a final test of courage. Its one-of-a-kind takeoff platform puts you on a thin deck perched above a sheer cliff, from which you can step off the edge and into thin air. Read More close
2 hours 30 minutes
Prepare to get muddy as you begin your journey near the old Koloa Sugar Mill, through a sugarcane hauling tunnel, continuing inland—or "Mauka"—to the remains of old World War II bunkers. Romp up and down the rocky ground as your charismatic tour guide boasts their infectious passion for the island. Learn about Kauai's fragrant plants, exotic birds, and the history of the island's unique backcountry.
Arrive at a hidden cascading waterfall for a refreshing dip in the mountain's pool. Sit-back, bask in the sun's golden rays, and enjoy a healthy snack with the scenic waterfall as backdrop.
After, hop back on your ATV and set off to a lush-green valley, a setting to many of the famous Jurassic Park films. This 4-hour action-packed adventure is filled with panoramic views and hidden gems of Kauai that you won't want to miss. Read More close
Begin this half-day excursion with a quick briefing on biking safety and the ride's logistics as you enjoy some light refreshments. All bikes are comfortable cruisers with wide saddles, high-rise handlebars, and powerful brakes—perfect for your downhill journey.
When you're ready, set off down the mile-wide (1. 2-km) canyon and notice the verdant tropical plants, vocal birds, and stunning backdrop of the Pacific Ocean.
As you start to pick up speed and glide downhill with ease, your charismatic guide relates their infectious passion for Hawaii through a vast knowledge of the culture, history, landmarks, and legends.
Stop at multiple lookout points and notice the neighboring island of Ni'ihau, the only private island in the Hawaiian Archipelago, known as "the Forbidden Isle. " Read More close
Soar to new heights at a course with 3 of the longest lines on the island, including lines ranging from 250 feet (76 m) to 1,700 feet (518 m). Each line was built with your education and thrill in mind. Enjoy the option to fly solo or tandem and your choice of harness. Opt for the Flyin' Kaua'ian harness to soar through the air hands-free or the traditional way.
Admire the incredible beauty of Kauai's south shore as you glide above the water on 22,000 acres (8,900 ha) of Hawaii's first sugar plantation. With impressive mountain and ocean views, miles of lines, and snacks, this course offers adventure for children 7 and older—as well as adults young at heart.
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Embark on a kayak tour to a jungle paradise—an area once reserved only for Hawaiian royalty. After a downwind paddle upstream on the Wailua River, tie your kayak to a tree and take a somewhat rugged 1-mile hike up the valley to a dramatic 100-foot (30. 5-m) waterfall with a pool at the bottom. Swimming is encouraged, so take a dip to cool off in the refreshing water.
After refueling with a picnic lunch, hike back down to your kayak for some more fun. The paddle downstream is against headwinds, which makes this tour more strenuous. If you like a workout, this tour is for you. A fantasyland of deep jungle scenery with swimming holes as well as native botanical wonders, the Wailua River is Hawaii's only navigable river by boats larger than kayaks. Read More close
The sounds of tropical birds fill the air as you start your adventure with a leisurely 2-mile kayak on the Hule'ia River. Your guide shares stories about the ancient Hawaiians that once walked these lands. Hike to a swimming hole and waterfall where you can swing into a freshwater pool.
The breathtaking views of Kipu Ranch come into view as you travel on a one-of-a-kind farm wagon through sites made famous in films like Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Arrive at the Keko Kai zipline course to fly among the treetops. Pair up with a friend and soar down the tandem zipline—more than 90 seconds of exhilarating flight. The picturesque forest canopy, giant tree ferns, and treetop walkways have you feeling one with the forest.
After a refreshing dip in a mountain stream-fed swimming pool, relax with a ride back in a Hawaiian double-hulled motorized canoe. Read More close
With a guide in front leading the pack and another in the back snapping pictures, there’s no need to worry about getting separated or missing a photo opportunity. Zip along trails through private oceanfront property, enjoying panoramic views of the secluded Mahaulepu Beach. From there, check out Makauwahi Cave, the largest limestone cave in Hawaii and prominent fossil discovery site. Next, cruise through a half-mile-long tunnel bored from stone that was once used to expedite the transport of sugarcane.
Your guides then lead you to sites where hit movies like Jurassic Park and Pirates of the Caribbean, among many others, were filmed. Cruise to the shores of Waita, the largest inland body of water in Hawaii, and see a massive reservoir once used to store the billion-plus gallons of water needed to keep nearby sugar crops healthy. While you’re there, try your hand at fishing with a bamboo rod before heading back to the staging area. Read More close
On private property, skip across the pier and into a small boat waiting to take you out on the Waita Reservoir. The captain navigates to various spots where the fish are known to be. In pristine surroundings, grip the rod and cast your line into the fish-filled waters.
Hook a freshwater fish on your Hawaiian bamboo rod. The gentle fight from the tilapia, catfish, largemouth bass, and peacock bass brings excitement for everyone and once you haul your catch aboard the boat, admire the unique colors and patterns of the fish before releasing it back into the water.
From the calm waters, take in the views of the surrounding lush mountains and the vast Pacific Ocean in the distance. Your captain shares local facts and trivia while you leisurely explore and fish your way around the lake.
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A lesson on land teaches you how to use your foot placement to stand and balance on your board, as well as how to slow down or speed up by shifting your weight. Surfboards are customized to your needs and provide sturdy support.
After practice exercises on the beach, paddle out to the surf zone and receive guidance on how to properly head into rolling waves to catch your first wave of the day.
Refreshing water rushes by as you glide out to your new playground, with the instructor paddling alongside to give continuous guidance. Smile as you feel the mist from the Pacific's waves. Make a soft water landing then get back on your board for another thrill ride. Read More close
Go from beneath the lush tropical canopy to soaring over the trees as you zip alongside a friend and admire spectacular panoramic views. The "flyin' six" (Lele 'Eono) is excitement the family will never forget. Have a blast while you learn about the ecology, natural history, culture, folklore, and legends of Kauai from your engaging guides.
When your pulse is back to normal, be sure to look around and enjoy the view. You're on Kipu Ranch, hiking secret forest trails and crossing suspension bridges over streams and waterfalls. Explore the fabulous private lands made famous by movies like Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, and The Descendants. Read More close
Check in and based on your riding ability, get paired up with one of the many well-behaved and gentle horses as a knowledgeable guide shows you how to safely guide your horse and maneuver on the trail. In addition to the cattle on the ranch, the deep valleys and open fields are teeming with local wildlife and mongooses, tropical birds, and wild boar are often seen along the trails.
Hear island legends and history from your local guide and after an hour of riding, stop at a secret beach and dismount. Stretch your legs and explore the area while a custom picnic lunch is prepared. After refueling with a deli sandwich, chips, fruit, and soft drinks, feel the cool ocean breeze on your face as you mosey along the coastal trail and head back to the stable.
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After meeting the friendly horses, saddle up as your guide briefs you on how to safely ride and communicate with them. When you're ready, take off through the south shore's lush valleys and sandy dunes. See if you can spot local wildlife, including mongooses, wild boar, and a variety of tropical birds. Along the ride, your knowledgeable trail guide shares Native Hawaiian history, fascinating trivia, and unique island legends.
As you approach the southern coastline, feel the refreshing Hawaiian breeze and enjoy the panoramic views of the deep-blue Pacific Ocean. Marvel at the coastal cliffs, tide pools, and hidden white-sand beaches. Take a break on the beach with refreshing Hawaiian drinks and relish in the island's natural beauty. Read More close
Your adventure begins with a lesson in stand-up paddling on the shores of the Huleia River. Master the skills of navigating and balancing on a custom-fitted board before easing into the gentle coursing waters. With the wind at your back, glide easily past lush, tropical jungle plants, keeping your eyes peeled for native wildlife as you drift—the Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, a wetland habitat for endangered Hawaiian waterbirds, is located here.
Next, paddle by the historic Menehune Fishpond—created more than 1,000 years ago, this inland fishpond is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Hawaiian legend holds that it was constructed by the menehune, mythical little people believed to have inhabited the islands' forests and valleys long before the arrival of the Hawaiians.
Step off your board and trek along trails under the shade of towering, tropical trees to a mountain stream-fed pool that's perfect for a refreshing swim. Enjoy a deli-style picnic lunch, then get ready to try your hand at the exciting sport of water ziplining, leaping off a wooden platform and flying down into the pool below.
Your adventure concludes with a relaxing ride back up the river in a motorized Hawaiian-style canoe. Read More close
Grab your flashlight and strap into your safety harness as your knowledgeable guide illustrates zip line safety and operations. When you're ready, jump off the platform and hang on for the twilight adventure of a lifetime. Guides join you along each platform of the course, methodically checking the equipment's safety and conveying their vast knowledge of Hawaiian culture, history, landmarks, and legends. Learn about the huge variety of Kauai's ecosystems and spot local wildlife along the way.
As daylight fades, feel the adrenaline rush of accelerating up to 35-miles per hour (56 kph). Experience the heart-dropping feeling as you plunge along Kauai's longest zip line at a jaw-dropping 2,600-feet (790 m). When you're feeling confident, learn to lean back and experience a little stargazing, or ride "superman" style, head-first.
Just before your sixth zip, "Robusta," take a break, snack on some tropical treats and beverages, and enjoy a panoramic view of the sunset dipping below the ocean's horizon. Read More close
3 hours 30 minutes
Head straight for the thrills, ascending a take-off tower for 2, racing your buddy on a side-by-side tandem line. Move from line to line, each totally unique and designed, built, and operated according to the highest possible safety standards.
Soar high above the trees, through the forest canopy, and high above rivers and waterfalls. Take in amazing views of Kipu Ranch—4,000 acres of beautiful, diverse terrain made famous by several movies, including Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones, the Descendants, and many more.
The fifth line is a famous 1,800-foot (549-m) center dismount monster zip line. This is the longest zipline on Kauai and the ultimate rush, perfect for hanging upside down. Top off the day with a one-of-a-kind water zip. Hold on, step off, and plunge into a refreshing bamboo pool, a natural lava swimming pool lined with fragrant white ginger. It's the perfect cap to a day of excitement.
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Strap into your safety harness as your knowledgeable instructor briefs you on zipline safety and operations. Guides join you along each platform of the course, systematically checking your equipment’s safety and imparting a vast knowledge of Hawaiian culture, history, landmarks, and legends.
When you’re ready, jump off and let your body hang above the verdant valleys and cascading waterfalls. Enjoy the adrenaline rush of accelerating up to 35-miles per hour (56 kph) along 9 different zip lines, all 50 – 80-feet (15 – 24-m) above ground. Some ziplines even allow you to ride upside down.
Bask in the serene views along the way, some of which you may recognize from the Academy Award®-winning film, The Descendants. Check out the tandem zip lines, which allow you to ride side-by-side with a friend. Stop at a freshwater mountain swimming hole and try the rope-swing, high-dive, or the infamous “WaterZip” that lands you in the clear, deep waters.
At the end of your adventure, relax at a picnic lunch complete with wraps, pasta salad, chocolate chip cookies, and a variety of cold drinks. Read More close