Kauai Tours
Wailua Valley & Waterfalls Audio Driving Tour
4.5

Wailua Valley & Waterfalls Audio Driving Tour

By Shaka Guide: Kauai Audio Tour
Recommended by 90% of travellers
90% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
from
₹1,711.25
per group (up to 15)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-120
Duration: 2 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Audio guide: English
More
Written guide
Print or digital reading material such as a guide, map, brochure, etc.
: English
More


  • Hours of audio narration with stories, travel tips and music
  • Audio narration that plays automatically as you drive
  • Turn-by-turn directions using GPS
  • Freedom to explore at your own pace
  • Tour highlights with activity and restaurant recommendations
  • Offline map (no wifi or data needed)
  • Tours NEVER expire
  • Take the tour when you want
  • Tour Start is Customizable
What's not included
  • Meals & Refreshments
  • Entrance Fees
  • Entry/Admission - Sleeping Giant Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kuilau Ridge Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Lydgate State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kilohana Plantation
  • Entry/Admission - Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Pohaku-ho'ohanau and Pohaku Piko
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Kauai
  • Entry/Admission - Wailua River State Park
  • Entry/Admission - Sleeping Giant Trail

Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA
    Departure Point: Start the tour in Kapa'a Download app whenever and go!
  • Option 2
    Lihue, HI 96766, USA
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 102020P9

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • Get Started Easily: • Book Your Tour: Receive a confirmation and easy instructions via email. • Download the App: Follow the simple steps in your email. • Redeem the Tour: Use the redeem code in your email to redeem the tour in the app. • Prepare Ahead: Download the tour using strong Wi-Fi.
    • Begin Your Journey: • Select Your Tour: Go to the My Stuff tab in the Shaka Guide app to launch the tour. • Start the Tour: Select the tour starting point and follow the GPS instructions. • Follow Shaka Guide: Stick to the suggested route and speed for the best experience.
    • Why Choose Our Audio Tour: • Cost-Efficient: One tour for the entire vehicle—no per-person fees! • Ultimate Flexibility: Start, pause, and resume on your schedule. • Convenience: Use the tour any day, over multiple days if needed.
    • Top Features: • Hands-Free: The tour works automatically - GPS-activated stories, directions, and music play as you drive for a seamless experience. • Works Offline: No need for continuous wifi or data. • Reliable Support: Get help via call, chat, or email.
    • Private and Personalized: • Crowd-Free: Enjoy a private tour with just your group. • Customizable Stops: Pick the stops you want and skip the ones you don’t!
    • The Ultimate Guided Tour: • Detailed Itinerary: Includes travel tips and recommendations. • Engaging Narration: Captivating stories and history.
    • What Our Users Say: • “A fantastic way to explore! Easy to use and very informative.” • “Loved the flexibility to stop and go as we pleased. Highly recommend!”
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

    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: 102020P9

    Reserve your spot

    Similar experiences

    Itinerary
    Overview
    Full Map
    22 stops
    Day 1
    Wailua Valley & Waterfalls Audio...
    Day 2
    Day 2
    About the operator
    Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
    • Shaka Guide: Kauai Audio Tour
      137
      Kauai, United States
      Joined in October 2018
    • sabrinaf544
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An easy and worthwhile driving app
      We enjoyed the entire road trip, sites, stories and interesting facts. The narrative was easy to follow , stop, start and skip. We look forward to utilizing this company’s apps in the future.
      Written 17 June 2024
    • D9163TXericam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Audio Tour Experience on the North Shore
      We love Shaka Guide! This was our second tour on Kauai with this app. The tours are entertaining and informative. You see places that are off the beaten path. We were in & out of rain the day we did the North Shore tour, but the views were beautiful. I wouldn't pass on the lighthouse, as we felt it was a must see. Just make sure to book your pass BEFORE you go, same with the state park. We had such luck with the Kauai tours, we are going to be using the app for some tours of national parks this summer too.
      Written 4 June 2024
    • D9163TXericam
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Audio Tour App!
      We loved this app! We downloaded it & went through the audio tour. It was like having a guide! We saw several things that we probably would have missed without the tour. The stories and history as you drove were also very interesting. We liked it so much that we downloaded the tour for when we drove the north side of Kauai as well.
      Written 4 June 2024
    • aerodave
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Inconsistent and wasted time.
      Inconsistent. Trouble getting started on one tour. Had to re-download one of the tours, entire process to determine what was wrong and reset took 30 min. The Kapaa tour failed. Tried downloading again and it failed. Again, wasted time, this time an hour. In my humble opinion, better software development would fix the issues we experienced. Advise against spending your time with these.
      Written 6 May 2024
    • David-from-CT
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Frustrating. We so wanted to love these apps, but...
      First up, the concept is great and when it worked it was fantastic. Loads of useful information, interesting stories - just what you'd hope for from a first rate guide on a private tour. The Shaka Tours narrator is a little hokey (which took a little getting used to) and it was a relief when we figured out how to turn off the background music. There's only so much ukulele music you can take. I have nothing but praise for the information and tales provided. BUT using the apps was a fingers in the eyes, frustrating experience. 1 - Mostly the tours run only one way, So, if you are staying in Lihue with a first slot of the day visit to Limahuli you can't run the tours clockwise. So annoying. I feel that this is the makers cheaping out. The content would be the same, it just needs running as a pair of apps. (Manually running the buttons was awful because many steps are a leading on to the next stop so it gets confusing really quickly.) 2 - Where you have crossing or looping tours the app gets confused and will flip you between legs. Wildly confusing as right becomes left and as you are 'trusting' the app you can quickly be baffled. On day one we learned to run Google maps on our other phone so we knew when we'd been sent wrong. The method of previewing the route is awful. Hard to get into, and zooms in and out depending on your activity state. 3 - The turn instructions are really dicey. They rely purely on GPS location (it would seem) so you get something like 'Turn right here" - which if you are on a 50 mph road in busy traffic may not be safe or practical. And keep in mind it will at times flip left with right as it seems to lose track of your direction. And joining the tours (we used 8 in our two week vacation) never worked once. Both these issues would be easily solved by just adding a little more information - it knows where you are - so, saying "Turn right just ahead by the mailbox (or whatever)" or join the tour at a fixed place - "Start the tour outside Safeway (or whatever)" would be so much easier. So, it it worth it. Yes. Would we buy it again. Yes - we bought one as a trial, then the rest of the bundle, then bought the Big Island bundle. Could it be better - oh, boy, it sure could. Bring your patience.
      Written 11 April 2024
    • markdm58
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Take your own tour.
      What a great way to do this "tour" on your own time and at your own pace. Lots of info and legends are learned along the way, which makes it very interesting. We surely enjoyed it.
      Written 18 March 2024
    • Andy W
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome tour
      We give this experience 5 thumb up.👍👍👍👍👍 Awesome tour and the narration was a plus. Recommend for someone looking for a tour and this was very easy to use.
      Written 4 February 2024
    • BelleEsq
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An awesome tour experience
      Such a great self guided driving tour that we can take our time. The stories were fascinating and the directions were accurate. I also called customer service for technical help and they were helpful and friendly. I’m definitely gongs to use other Shaka guide tours.
      Written 19 January 2024
    • ptjlf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great tours at a good price.
      This (Kauai 4 tour Audio Driving Bundle) was the best $30 I have ever spent on vacation. Instead of driving aimlessly relying on word of mouth or travel books, a charismatic “Shaka Guide” showed us great views and obscure interesting sights efficiently & entertaining. Even the music was great. We recommend it highly.
      Written 2 January 2024
    • deetA9796YJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best!
      It is so helpful to have this tour guide. He also makes it fun to listen. Very, very good to have this app. Will use it again.
      Written 16 December 2023
    • misterp_53
      0 contributions
      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Disappointed in the Waimea Shaka guide app
      Started the app in KaPaa area, based on prompts after downloading. It played music until we arrived closer to Lawai, the starting point. 1st stop it took us to a residential home address - very frustrating, since we didn't know where it was trying to take us. We finally found the Kauai Coffee Plantation, and went to that. No where near the residential address. We then proceeded from there towards Koloa and some other places along Hwy 50 and 56. Some of the historical background information about Kamehameha was interesting. We stopped at Hanapepe and a few other towns that interested that weren't on the route. It took us several times to turn at the correct road that would take us to Waimea Canyon. The app didn't direct us to the correct road until we were passed the turn... Once on the correct road we did get some more directions to stop at turn outs to take pictures, but only a few of the turn outs were marked clearly. So needless to say we didn't see the waterfalls, we did find the smaller loop trail, and we never found the actual park entrance area that we were supposed to pay for admission to. We did enjoy the scenery at the stops we did exolore, but this $20 spent really wasn't worth it for us. Sorry Shaka, not a good experience for us.
      Written 12 December 2023
    • Tricia D
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun and educational video tour!
      The North shore driving tour was so much fun. We were able to see sites that we would never have known existed. The video tour guide explained so many wonderful things about the Island and the stories were fun and educational! I highly recommend doing the North shore video tour!!
      Written 11 December 2023
    • dugan1965
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Driving tour of beautiful Kauai
      This was a fabulous, inexpensive way to tour the beautiful island of Kauai! Narrator was informative and entertaining! Driving directions clear and easy to follow. Even included places for food and restrooms along the way. Highly recommend!
      Written 10 December 2023
    • MarigoldToronto
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent guide for self drive!
      Excellent guide as you self drive to the canyon. The app allows you to stop more often than a structured tour and keeps you posted on time. Narrator was fantastic giving history as you drive with lots of humour- would definitely use again!
      Written 8 December 2023
    • breathedeeply18
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great, affordable, interesting tour!
      We rented a camper and downloaded the driving tours to explore Kauai. We were highly impressed at the quality and depth of the narrative, the bridge music, and suggestions offered. We had a few issues getting started with the download but found live, courteous help easily though the app. It was overall easy to use and enhanced our short driving trip greatly. We learned so much about the history, geography and sites to see from this driving tour. Highly recommended.
      Written 9 November 2023
    See all 137 reviews
    These reviews are the subjective opinions of Tripadvisor members and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

    Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles10 reviews
    Excellent
    8
    Very good
    1
    Average
    0
    Poor
    0
    Terrible
    1

    work-to-travelMI
    Grand Rapids, MI378 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Family
    The concept is really great so we downloaded it and we had my son-in-law use it to direct us. It worked well until we arrived in Kapaa. The tour is designed to originate from Lihue or Kapaa. There is a blue and a red version. Once we arrived in Kapaa the 2 versions kept interfering and gave conflicting instructions so we eventually abandoned the use of this app and followed the descriptive map and our car’s navigation system to find the waterfalls, temple ruins, and arboretum on our own.
    Written 17 September 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Mahalo for providing your valuable feedback. We're sorry to hear you seem to have not enjoyed your Shaka Guide tour. Please reach out to us at aloha@shakaguide.com to provide us a more detailed briefing of your experience and email us a copy of receipt so we can help you get a refund on your purchase
    Written 4 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Jennifer C
    Atlanta, GA16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2019
    Well. You really can't! We enjoyed this app. Easy to use and took us some interesting places. Enjoyed the way we were congratulated for every correct turn. Fun to listen to. The Hindu monastery looked really cool but was only open 9-noon so plan accordingly. The hike up sleeping giant was quite muddy. I should have brought my hiking shoes to Kauai as there were a few other hikes that would have benefitted.
    Written 16 November 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Mahalo for your review and recommendation. Hope to see you again on more Shaka Guide adventures on the islands! 🤙🤙🤙
    Written 18 November 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Francois G
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    WOW' so nice, driving around and getting a funny guided tour withe cues abut most do or less intersting
    Written 3 September 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    So happy to hear you enjoyed your Shaka Guide tour. Mahalo for your review and hope to see you on more Shaka Guide adventures! 🤙🤙🤙
    Written 20 October 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Moquesha
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Loved this app. Some of the places it took me to were places I would have never seen w/o the app. It is a cultural tour as much as a site tour. The instructions were easy to follow and had excellent insider info. of smaller "off the track" stuff to hit up if time allowed. If you are on the island already... I suggest all four tours from Shaka Guide.
    Written 28 August 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    So happy to hear you enjoyed your tours. Mahalo for your review! 🤙🤙🤙
    Written 20 October 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Debbie C
    Atlanta, GA21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Couples
    Super easy to use. Great way to do self guided tour. Only wish it was carplay compatible. Will definitely use for the other islands!
    Written 26 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

    chimayred
    Durham, NH2,557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s a GPS driven app with stops, history, sights, restaurants food trucks turn by turn and is excellent. We used it on three islands. This is the best of the digital world and internet. I wish I knew of other apps like it in other countries.
    Written 14 February 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Mahalo for your review and recommendation. Hope to see you and your family again on more Shaka Guide adventures on the islands! 🤙😍🤙
    Written 17 February 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Mary and Jim Dahl
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2019
    Easy to work App. Useful for finding out of the way, really cool places. We enjoyed local flair for details. We did not find the App until the last few days of our visit. Had I downloaded it sooner, we might have done more. Then again, relaxing and doing nothing was fine on my first visit to Kauai.
    Written 9 October 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Mahalo for your review! We're very happy to hear you've had a great time. Please leave a review for the app on the App Store when you can and hope to see you on another Shaka Guide adventure soon. 🤙
    Written 20 October 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Wailua Valley & Waterfalls Audio Driving Tour provided by Shaka Guide: Kauai Audio Tour

    All Kauai HotelsKauai Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Kauai
    All things to do in Kauai
    Day Trips in Kauai
    RestaurantsFlightsHoliday homesTravel StoriesCruisesCar Hire