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Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Fun... 7-9 hrs provided by Kauai Soul Travel

Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Fun... 7-9 hrs

Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Fun... 7-9 hrs
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About
Our Westside tour is a unique experience not to be missed. All tours are small for an intimate experience. You will be guided by the owner, Coco Maria, who has over 12 yrs of experience. Our vehicles have nice viewing windows, comfortable seating, and air condition. Treat yourself and take the day off from driving. Seat back and relax while you marvel at the beauty of Kauai and listen to the fascinating history and legends behind the sites. We will take you to many iconic places on the West side of Kauai, including some not listed on maps. This tour features famous Waimea Canyon, Waipoo Falls, Kokee State park, the only black sand beach on Kauai, Cooks landing, old Hanapepe town and its swinging bridge, the largest coffee plantation in the US, and more. You will have an opportunity to shop and eat local, take amazing pictures, and truly experience Kauai's culture. Kauai's Westside preserves the charm of the old days and its beauty is beyond words.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 132411P2
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Letter size map of Kauai
  • Entrance fee to Waimea and Kokee State Park
  • 10 percent off food at the Kokee Lodge restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Canyon State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Koke'e State Park
Exclusions
  • We will make a 1 hour stop at The Kokee Lodge for lunch.
  • Wheelchair accessibility. Our vehicles have no place to stow a wheelchair. Walkers and canes are ok.
  • Infant and toddler car seats. if you have one please bring it.
  • Gratuities
Duration
7–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • There are 3 pick up locations and times for this tour: Two in Kapaa for guest staying on the North and East sides and one in Kalaheo for guest staying on the South side. 1. Guest staying on the North shore: Meet at Kelas Glass gallery at 7:50am. Park across from the Gallery by the fence of the soccer field or anywhere available in the street. Address: 41400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. How to get there: How to get there: when you get to Kapaa town pass Bubba Burgers and make your next turn to the left down Niu st. you will see the gallery in the corner of Niu st and Kuhio Hwy. 2. Guests staying on east side hotels can choose from two pick up locations (whichever one is closer to your hotel): 2.a) By Kelas Glass Gallery at 7:50am. Park across from the Gallery by the fence of the soccer field or anywhere available in the street. Address: 41400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. If you are coming from the South end of Kapaa town: when you get to Kapaa town pass the big ABC store on your left and make a right on Niu st. by the gallery. 2.b) By the Coconut market Place at 8:10am. Please wait outside of the Island Country Market store on the side facing the Highway and parking lot. Address: 4-484 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. 3. Guest staying on the South side will meet us by the Kauai Kookie Bakery in Kalaheo at 8:50am. Address: 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, HI 9674. Park anywhere in the street or the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center. We will text everybody the day before to check in. Make sure you provide us with a cell phone where we can send you text messages. We also use WhatsApp. Mahalo
  • Kela's Glass Gallery, 4-1400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA 8am PICK UP - Park across Kelas Glass Gallery. Address: 41400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. Coming from the North, pass Bubba Burgers and turn left on Niu st. Park by anywhere by the fence of park. Coming from the South, pass the ABC store and turn left on Niu st. Park anywhere by the fence of park.
  • Kauai Kookie Bakery & Kitchen, 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, HI 96741, USA 8:50am PICK UP - Guest staying in Poipu, Koloa, Lawai & Kalaheo meet by Kauai Kookie at 9am. Address: Lawai Seven Eleven Address: 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo HI 96765. here you will be able to grab a bite to eat and use the bathroom before the tour starts.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour needs a minimum of 6 people to go. We will let you know if we don't meet the minimum 3 days before the tour so you can book a different experience or request the same one as a private.
  • Guest weighing 300 lbs and over must purchase a comfort seat
  • Must email or text proof of vaccination or negative test the day before the tour in order to join
  • If you are concerned about your health or have an underlying health condition we encourage you to book a private tour on our website**
  • Must be healthy to participate in this tour. If you are feeling sick or slightly under the weather DO NOT join the tour. If you need to cancel after the 24 hrs prior to the tour we will give you a full refund with a doctors note.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Masks are mandatory inside the van
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Letter size map of Kauai
  • Entrance fee to Waimea and Kokee State Park
  • 10 percent off food at the Kokee Lodge restaurant
  • Entry/Admission - Waimea Canyon State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Koke'e State Park
Exclusions
  • We will make a 1 hour stop at The Kokee Lodge for lunch.
  • Wheelchair accessibility. Our vehicles have no place to stow a wheelchair. Walkers and canes are ok.
  • Infant and toddler car seats. if you have one please bring it.
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • There are 3 pick up locations and times for this tour: Two in Kapaa for guest staying on the North and East sides and one in Kalaheo for guest staying on the South side. 1. Guest staying on the North shore: Meet at Kelas Glass gallery at 7:50am. Park across from the Gallery by the fence of the soccer field or anywhere available in the street. Address: 41400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. How to get there: How to get there: when you get to Kapaa town pass Bubba Burgers and make your next turn to the left down Niu st. you will see the gallery in the corner of Niu st and Kuhio Hwy. 2. Guests staying on east side hotels can choose from two pick up locations (whichever one is closer to your hotel): 2.a) By Kelas Glass Gallery at 7:50am. Park across from the Gallery by the fence of the soccer field or anywhere available in the street. Address: 41400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. If you are coming from the South end of Kapaa town: when you get to Kapaa town pass the big ABC store on your left and make a right on Niu st. by the gallery. 2.b) By the Coconut market Place at 8:10am. Please wait outside of the Island Country Market store on the side facing the Highway and parking lot. Address: 4-484 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. 3. Guest staying on the South side will meet us by the Kauai Kookie Bakery in Kalaheo at 8:50am. Address: 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, HI 9674. Park anywhere in the street or the Kalaheo Neighborhood Center. We will text everybody the day before to check in. Make sure you provide us with a cell phone where we can send you text messages. We also use WhatsApp. Mahalo
  • Kela's Glass Gallery, 4-1400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA 8am PICK UP - Park across Kelas Glass Gallery. Address: 41400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. Coming from the North, pass Bubba Burgers and turn left on Niu st. Park by anywhere by the fence of park. Coming from the South, pass the ABC store and turn left on Niu st. Park anywhere by the fence of park.
  • Kauai Kookie Bakery & Kitchen, 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, HI 96741, USA 8:50am PICK UP - Guest staying in Poipu, Koloa, Lawai & Kalaheo meet by Kauai Kookie at 9am. Address: Lawai Seven Eleven Address: 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo HI 96765. here you will be able to grab a bite to eat and use the bathroom before the tour starts.
Duration
7–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour needs a minimum of 6 people to go. We will let you know if we don't meet the minimum 3 days before the tour so you can book a different experience or request the same one as a private.
  • Guest weighing 300 lbs and over must purchase a comfort seat
  • Must email or text proof of vaccination or negative test the day before the tour in order to join
  • If you are concerned about your health or have an underlying health condition we encourage you to book a private tour on our website**
  • Must be healthy to participate in this tour. If you are feeling sick or slightly under the weather DO NOT join the tour. If you need to cancel after the 24 hrs prior to the tour we will give you a full refund with a doctors note.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Masks are mandatory inside the van
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Sep 2021
A note from Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Fun... 7-9 hrs
**Must email or text proof of vaccination or negative test the day before the tour in order to join **Please bring your own hand sanitizer. **If you are feeling the slightest bit sick or under the weather DO NOT participate on this activity.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Kauai Coffee Company
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Waimea Canyon State Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Koke'e State Park
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Hanapepe
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Stan H
1 contribution
A good time was had by all!
Sep 2021
We've been on Kauai many times, but Coco showed us stuff we've never seen before. New views of Waimea Canyon, great lunch at the Kokee Lodge, coffee plantation, and funky Hanapepe town. Plus Coco has a great, informative running banter and is lots of fun!
Written 25 September 2021
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Raman N
4 contributions
Great destinations and guide.
Aug 2021
The guide went out of her way to make sure our young kids were entertained. A great experience for both adults and families.
Written 25 August 2021
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Maria C
Dear Raman, It was a pleasure to host you and your family on tour. I really appreciate you taking the time to drop a positive review. Mahalo nui for choosing me as your on island guide, Blessings of Aloha and a hui hou :)
Written 30 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nancy O
Hilo, HI4 contributions
Amazing Experience
Aug 2021
An awesome way to experience the west coast of Kauai! We had no idea how much there is to see on this coast of the island. CoCo is fun and engaging and has a wealth of knowledge about the island! We enjoyed every minute and recommend this excursion to visitors of all ages!
Written 25 August 2021
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Maria C
Dear guest, We are grateful you chose Kauai Soul Travel as your on island guide. thank you for taking the time to review us. Mahalo for supporting small business. Travel safe Aloha and a hui hou :)
Written 30 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

mmaxwellbey
Redwood City, CA15 contributions
Must Do Island Tour!
Aug 2021
What a day! Adventure, Hawaiian history, new friends, and the beauty of the island all wrapped up in the warmth and humor of our fearless leader, Coco. We loved the personalized approach and the small size of our tour and truly enjoyed every stop along the way. I appreciated that our lunch was in a restaurant at the Kokee Lodge and the food was GREAT! Coco told wonderful stories that were engaging to both teens and adults - we learned so much about the local Hawaiin history while appreciating the beauty of Waima Valley and the surrounding areas. If you take one tour on the island, take it with Kauai Soul and Coco, you will be thankful you did! Side note to Coco - we ended up driving back to JJ Ohana the next day to get Ava a Ni'ihau necklace, it is really special to her!
Written 22 August 2021
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Maria C
Awww....your review warms my heart. That was a very special group of human beings from all over the world. Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your day with Kauai Soul travel. I am grateful you chose me as your guide, and your family was a pleasure to guide. Travel safe and stay healthy. many mahalos and a hui hou :)
Written 30 August 2021
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Jim E
Byron, IL1 contribution
Exceeded Expectations
Aug 2021 • Couples
Coco was an amazing guide! The trip was excellent and her knowledge of the island is fantastic! We definitely would recommend any of her tours. Plus, she’s a great person and engages with all of her guests!!
Written 18 August 2021
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Maria C
Dear Jim, Mahalo for sharing your experience. Im very happy that you chose me as your guide, and that I exceeded your expectations. Travel safe and stay healthy. Aloha and a hui hou :)
Written 30 August 2021
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Susie
3 contributions
Excellent tour of the West Side
Aug 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our time on this tour led by Coco. She provided history of Kauai and many other details throughout the day. Coco is is very pleasant and personable; the day passed quickly! The itinerary is well organized. Lunch at Koke’e Lodge was fantastic, the food was excellent. I highly recommend this tour!
Written 15 August 2021
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Maria C
Mahalo Suzane for taking the time to review your experience with me! It means a lot to me that you were pleased with all aspects of your tour. Travel safe and stay healthy. Aloha and a hui hou :)
Written 30 August 2021
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Cathy L
1 contribution
Best trip ever!
I had the best trip with Coco’s tour. Coco is a wonderful organizer. And also met some awesome people during my solo trip in Kauai.
Written 7 August 2021
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Maria C
Aloha dear Cathy, Mahalo for sharing your experience. I am delighted to have met you. Travel safe and stay healthy. A hui hou :)
Written 30 August 2021
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Kimberly A
Lakeside, CA14 contributions
A Great Start to Our Visit in Kauai
Koko was a fantastic tour guide through the southwest area of Kauai - Waimea Canyon being the primary highlight, but many others along the way. Very friendly and knowledgeable of Kauai and Hawaiian Island history, geology, and culture. We also enjoyed our lunch at the Koke'e lodge.
Written 27 July 2021
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Maria C
Dear Kimberly, Mahalo for taking the time to share your experience. Im happy you loved your time on tour and on Kauai. I hope to host you in the future. A hui hou :)
Written 5 August 2021
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Wendy A
25 contributions
Great Way to Access West Side Sites
Jul 2021
Love, Love Love!!

Well organized and fun day trip that covered all the gaps in places not accessible by public transport. Lots of good history and stories. Coco was a gracious and organized hostess. I enjoyed my day very much and highly recommend.
Written 10 July 2021
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Maria C
Dear wendy, Mahalo for sharing your experience here. Your questions kept me on my toes which I appreciate. I enjoyed having you on tour and hope to host you in the future. Stay healthy and keep on traveling dear soul. Aloha!
Written 14 July 2021
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Aaron D
2 contributions
Best Tour Guide on Kauai
Jul 2021 • Couples
Booking this was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! Coco is a FANTASTIC tour guide and human being. Worth every penny, you will not be disappointed. Please do yourself the best favor and book this.
Written 7 July 2021
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Maria C
Dear Aaron, Mahalo nui for your kind review. I am pleased you loved your tour. i hope to guide you again in the future. Stay healthy. Safe travels and Aloha.
Written 14 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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The Perfect Tour!!!
Lot's of fun. Very entertaining...went to many of the sights on the island! Waterfalls, Sleeping Giant, Spouting
Ann S
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Great way to see parts of Kauai
Great tour with a great tour guide, Coco. You'll learn the history and fascinating facts of the island. I highly
A3592ASyvonner
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Amazing Tour & Guide!
The tour was a perfect way to learn all about Kauai and is great for all ages. Our tour guide, Coco, was fantastic!
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Best part of our trip !
I need more stars ! It was great fin and tons of information . Loved our guide ( also the owner ) . Very personable
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Best tour ever
Koko was the best guide. Her knowledge of the island was amazing she was funny and personable. The tour was breatht
Robert O
Robert O
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Great Kauai Tour
Our tour guide, Carlos, was very entertaining and also hooked us up with a luao that evening. He pointed out severa
Allen S
Allen S
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Highly recommended tour!
Outstanding tour of South and East Kauai. Coco is extremely knowledgeable of the island history and every site on
kcscilian
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Amazing!
Want a great trip, with lots of history and fun! Coco's your is the way to go! This will complete your holiday adve
Paul B
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Awesome tour and tour guide
Coco was an amazing tour guide with extensive knowledge of the history of Kauai, and even the geological formation
Christy L
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Like one of the family tour
This is an amazing tour! Our tour guide, Carlos, was very knowledgeable of the local culture and treated everyone o
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Awesome tour and tour guide!
This tour was a great way to experience different parts of Kauai. It was an extremely informative tour, and Coco di
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A Great Tour plus Lunch It’s a No Brainer😁
Coco was a fantastic tour guide and was super friendly and fun! My favorite part was her talking about the legends
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Fantastic time!
Coco is Awesome! After my daughter and I participated in a tour with her to Waimea and several other sites the day
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Beauty, education, and laughter
Kauai is amazing in the present day, but the richness and history expounded upon by Coco, added depth to our love f
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Amazing bus tour
We throughly enjoyed our sightseeing trip with Coco!! Would highly recommend her. Very knowledgeable. Her sugges
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