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Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour

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  • Travel through the sacred Wailua River Valley by land and by water
  • Paddle up the river in a kayak; no experience necessary
  • Hike through a tropical landscape to reach a ‘secret’ waterfall
Wailua River and Secret Falls Kayak and Hiking Tour
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Explore one of Kauai’s most sacred places on this Wailua River combo tour. A guide shares the river’s ancient history as you kayak through a tropical forest at a pace suitable for all experience levels. Then, disembark for a hike through the Wailua River Valley to reach the legendary Secret Falls, where you can cool off with a swim. Choose from a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule.
What to Expect
Choose from a morning or afternoon tour, and meet your guide in Kapa’a. After a short drive to the Wailua Marina, get a brief lesson in kayak safety and paddling techniques before beginning your journey 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometer) upriver. Along the way, learn about the river’s sacred history and the seven temples that once lined its banks.

Park your kayak near the north fork and hike into the lush tropical landscape of the Wailua River Valley. After 45 minutes, reach beautiful Uluwehi Falls, also known as Secret Falls. It's the perfect spot to cool off with a swim in natural pools before retracing your steps back to the marina.
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Reviewed 3 days ago
Great fun even on a Rainy Day

We were called by the Kayaking Company early to let us know that the hiking portion of the tour was cancelled, but the kayaking portion would be extended. Our guide "T" made sure we all had fun and made sure we got a solid workout...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sharon_LINY
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kayaking the river was amazing. The hike to the falls was fairly simple despite some mud. The waterfall was huge and the swim was refreshing. We had lunch on the rocks with the islands wild roosters...make sure to share.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jade71671
Reviewed 6 days ago
Awesome trip for family with teenagers!

This was a great tour. The teenagers were wore out by the end! The kayaking was beautiful and the hiking was fantastic, a little extreme in my opinion. We saw people with their toddlers and I was scared for them. Super muddy, a little scary...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jcopeland11
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great Tour and Guide!!

My daughter and I had the best time, and quickly realized that we didn't know a damn thing about kayaking. Our guide, Brian, was the best EVER! He was beyond helpful, informative, and hilariously funny. When you are planning your trip, what you think is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travel793817
Reviewed 1 week ago
A great adventure!

We are a 78 year old reasonably fit couple who enjoy new adventures. This trip met our expectations. We paddled, hiked, slipped and fell, laughed, and got up to experience the river crossings, the beautiful waterfall, and the tender concern of our fellow travelers. James...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Denise A
9 November 2018|
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The kayaking can be nasty if the wind picks up, which did for us on a PM trip in September. The river and streams we had to walk across were slippery in places, although the river has a rope to help you cross. There was also... More