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Hidden Valley Falls Kayak Tour

Outfitters Kauai - Hidden Valley Falls Kayak & Hike 

For a fun new twist in Kauai activities, try taking a enjoyable downwind kayak and Kauai hiking tour on the Hule'ia River... it's the Hidden Valley Falls Kayak tour from Outfitters Kauai and Kauaidiscount.com!  These unique Kauai activities are both Kauai kayak tours and a Kauai hiking tour - the best of both Kauai activities rolled into one great adventure!  Brought to you by Outfitters Kauai and Kauaidiscount.com, you'll travel the Hule'ia River, a beautiful and historic jungle stream.  This river also happens to be the filming site of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark, so you know you'll be in a jungle paradise on your Kauai kayak tours!  If you love beauty and adventure and want to try out a Kauai Hiking Tour along with your Outfitters Kauai Kayak tours, and all at a great Kauaidiscount.com price, then the Hidden Valley Falls Kayak Tour is the trip for you! 

We'll start our Outfitters Kauai kayak tours by paddling our tandem kayaks deep into the heart of the Kauai island jungle.  Where the river gets shallow, we'll tie our kayaks to a tree and start the Kauai hiking tour!  These Kauai activities involve taking a 3/4-mile hike up the valley to a charming area of waterfalls and swimming holes.  On the way back from the Kauai hiking tour you'll be picked up in a twin-hulled powered Hawaiian canoe for the return trip. 

This downwind portion of the Outfitters Kauai kayak tours is about a two mile paddle.  We'll go through the Hule'ia Nat'l Wildlife Refuge, a place for the preservation of endangered Hawaiian water birds.  Seeing some of the unique Hawaiin flora and fauna on these Kauai activities will be a once in a lifetime experience!  We'll paddle past the Alekoko (Menehune) Fishpond, a living archaeological site.  Our backdrop during the Kauai kayak tours is the magnificent Haupu Mountain Range, a dramatic and majestic 2000' shield volcano that looms over the river.  Throughout the journey your guides will tell you exciting stories about the supernatural inhabitants of the valley in days gone by.  Interestingly, Hule'ia has been the site of filming for a wide range of major motion pictures, including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park and it's sequel Lost World.  There is so much to see on the Hidden Valley Falls Kayak Tour from Outfitters Kauai, and Kauaidiscount.com doesn't want you to miss a minute of the adventure with these unique Kauai activities! 

Next we'll leave our kayaks behind, and set out on a 1.5 mile round trip Kauai Hiking Tour.  This Kauai hiking tour is actually a guided nature walk through a pristine tropical rain forest containing many different communities of plants, birds, and aquatic life, both native and introduced.  Once again these Kauai activities from Kauaidiscount.com and Outfitters Kauai will allow you the opportunity to bask in island beauty!  We'll stop along the way on our Kauai hiking tour at swimming holes with rope swings and then finally reach our destination:  Hidden Valley Falls, a captivating series of pool-drop waterfalls cascading over black lava rock.  We'll have some snacks and cold drinks, enjoy the scenery for a while, and then head back down to the river for a fun trip back in our double-hulled powered canoe.  It's cheating, but who cares?  These Kauai kayak tours are pure fun! 

What to wear and bring for these Kauai activities?
Swimwear, windbreaker or light rain coat; footwear with aggressive tread for muddy conditions (example: sport type sandals with heel straps or aqua socks with tread), sunscreen, hat, bug spray, waterproof camera. You can buy these items at our Outfitters Kauai Poipu shop. 

Tour Highlights:

  • Enjoy a downwind paddle on the Hule'ia River through the Hule'ia National Wildlife Refuge
  • Hike lush jungle trails through a fern-covered valley
  • See a gorgeous waterfall and swimming hole
  • Ride back on a motorized canoe
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Where and When:
You will be given the check in closest to your accommodations:

Poipu Area and West Side:
Check in at 8:45 am at Outfitters Kauai, 2827A Poipu Rd, Poipu, HI 96756. View Map

East Side and North Shore:
Check in at 9:30 am at the Kayak Shack at Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor. View Map

Returns are normally between 1:00 to 1:30 pm.

Please call 48 hours prior to your tour to confirm your reservation and departure time.
Participants must be able to walk 1.5 miles on a good forest trail and paddle a tandem kayak together with a partner for 60-90 minutes.
No riders weighing over 260 lbs (118 kg).
Special Notes:
Infants are not provided a lunch plate and must sit on adult's lap.
Operation Days:
Monday through Saturday
Approx. 4.5 hours
Outfitters Kauai
Outfitters Kauai uses tandem, open-cockpit, or sit-on-top style self-bailing kayaks with foot pedal controlled rudders to facilitate safety and ease of operation. You'll be given a lightweight fiberglass paddle with a tether, life vest and dry bag to keep your camera dry on your excursion.
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