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Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure

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Lihue, United States

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Kayak, hike and canoe through the heart of Kauai’s lush jungles on a 4.5-hour adventure to Hidden Valley Falls. Paddle past trailing vines and enjoy sweeping views of the Haupu Mountains as you explore the Hule’ia River by kayak, then follow a shady .75-mile (1.2-km) forest trail to a backcountry waterfall. Cool off in a swimming hole beneath the falls, listen to the jungle chorus of tropical birds, then board a motorized, twin-hulled Hawaiian canoe to retrace your path down the tranquil Hule’ia.
  • Kayak and hike adventure on the Hule'ia River
  • Kayak through Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Picnic lunch
  • Snacks and beverages
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Deluxe two-person kayak
Cold bottled water
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Point

2494 Niumalu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet up with your guide and group at a pre-arranged departure point for your half-day kayaking and trekking adventure. 

Get outfitted with safety equipment and a kayak, then push off to explore the Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge, dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian waterbirds. Float past the the Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond, a living archaeological site that shows the aquaculture methods of the ancient peoples. Get views of the Haupu Mountain Range, a 2000-foot (600-meter) shield volcano looming over the river. 

Stash your kayaks and set out on foot for a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) nature walk through the pristine rainforest. At your destination, called Hidden Falls, explore the series of pool-drop waterfalls and the swimming hole. Hear the legends of supernatural beings who inhabit this area and the movies that have been filmed in this scenic location. Enjoy some snacks and cold drinks while enjoying the scenery before heading back down to the river for a fun trip back in a double-hulled powered canoe.

Please note: Participants should be comfortable with a 60- to 90-minute kayaking journey and a 1.5-mile (2.4-km) hike.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum of 4 passengers required for tour departure.
  • Approximately one guide for every 8 - 12 passengers
  • Items to bring: Swimwear, footwear with an aggressive tread pattern and that can get wet (i.e. Teva-type sandals or aqua socks), towel, sunscreen, insect repellant, waterproof camera
  • Cold bottled water included
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Outfitters Kauai

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure?
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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We had a great time on this tour! I...
Terry K
, Jun 2016
We had a great time on this tour! I really need to tell you how great Ari, Kelly and Julio are! They really make the trip fun. Bring bug spray and hiking shoes. Love the kayaking. Thank you Ari for your help, I would have had a hard time with out you Terry Grandma
Trevor our guide was great we had a...
Susan D
, Jul 2011
Trevor our guide was great we had a fun day with a few laughs, I thought I would find it a bit strenuous but it was very relaxing and enjoyable
We had a great time hiking and...
Alyce R
, Mar 2011
We had a great time hiking and kayaking. Very relaxing and at our own pace. Two thumbs up!!
This is an extremely casual trip. i...
David C
, Mar 2011
This is an extremely casual trip. i expected the waterfall at the end of the hike to really be something special but it was not really a waterfall at all it was a stream rolling over a few higher rocks, certainly not what one thinks of when you think of a waterfall or see them in the pictures of others on Kauai. Lunch was a C-. The guide was a pretty cool, fun kid and very knowledgeable. But overall the trip was just "OK" and definitely over-priced
Excellent tour as described met all our...
, May 2017
Excellent tour as described met all our expectations.
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