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Kauai: Waimea Canyon Tour
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Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience
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"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific," Waimea Canyon is 10 miles long and 3,600 feet deep.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“winding road” (110 reviews)
“look outs” (68 reviews)
“hiking trails” (124 reviews)
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Koke'e Road, Waimea, Kauai, HI 96752
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1 - 10 of 4,820 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A winding long drive, but do not miss the opportunity. The views are spectacular much like the Grand Canyon. Drive up early to avoid cloud cover.

Thank Tradingcomet
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

4th time, took a 1st time couple w/ us, they were blown away, not always good viz, a few times before was socked in w/ clouds, this time partially cloudy, made for great pics. Bring camera & stop @ lookouts on way up, go past...More

Thank Jim D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've been to Kauai several times and I never get tired of the view of Waimea Canyon. The view of the canyon is beautiful and if you can see it from the air, I highly recommend it. There are several vistas you can stop at...More

Thank Vincent G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Waimea canyon is worth going to, but make sure rain is not forecast. You need to be up there before 9:00am or the clouds may be low and you won't see anything! It Takes about 25 minutes to get to the canyon lookout &other road...More

Thank 143vrb
Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped in various places on the way to the Kalalau Lookout to see this from various angles and it was just as spectacular if not more so. Whereas the Grand Canyon is all different colours of rock this is smaller and greener but no...More

Thank Coyote88
Reviewed 2 days ago

On our way to the Kalalau Lookout we made sure that we stopped at the various 'lookouts' for the 'Canyon'. In our opinion though not a large as the Grand Canyon it was green and beautiful and in it's way just as good, certainly less...More

Thank annieisathome
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you have been to sunrise at Haleakala on Maui, this is like that but not as high (3,400'), not as cold (must have been in the low 60's) and not as touristy. It is still a must see if you are on Kauai. The...More

Thank KenVicLee
Reviewed 2 days ago

We noticed that on every day of our trip the clouds covered the area after 10:00 am so get there early. We arrived at 7:30 and we stopped at all 4 lookouts and popped in the museum before the clouds rolled in around 10:00. Be...More

Thank SonoraJim
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Canyon this week and had great weather and visibility because we read other reviews and left early (7:30 from Poipu). We did the Canyon Trail and I was glad I had my poles with me. It was "moderate" as described, though we...More

Thank sjanderson6
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are visiting Kaua'i for a week, this is a definite day trip. The roads are well paved and there are several stops along the way (and picnic areas). Simply fantastic views of the canyon and the variety of environments that you can see...More

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adriana s
29 August 2017|
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Response from Brian S | Reviewed this property |
We just got back from Kauai and had a 4 door Malibu Sedan. We drove to Waimea canyon and all the lookouts and then up to the Princeville area with no need for an SUV.
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Gina G
17 June 2017|
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Response from HouseFamilyTravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I'm the reviewer who mentioned the $5 app for a self-guided driving tour of Waimea Canyon. You can find it in the iTunes store or do a Google search on: Kauai Full Island GPS Driving Tours - Hawaii Audio Travel Guide... More
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Jellybean1960
23 April 2017|
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Response from Dan D | Reviewed this property |
take the drive to the north shore and enter there to waimea and you won't get behind any tour buses they go in from the other side. 7-8 in the morning is a good time
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