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9-DAY ITINERARY

KAUAI

01/

Travel Day 

  • Travel to Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

  • Rent car, drive to Kekaha

  • Check-in at Air BnB in evening 

02/

Awa'awapuhi Trail Hike 

  • Morning to Early Afternoon:

    • Hike Awa'awapuhi Trail on the Beautiful Nāpali Coast 

  • Late Afternoon:

    • Kekaha Beach

03/

Explore the Garden Island by Car

  • Drive to Kapa'a - short hike, Sleeping Giant Trail

  • Lydgate State Park, Kapa'a

  • Lunch, Fish Express

  • Keālia Beach

  • Kīlauea Lighthouse

  • Wailua Shave Ice

04/

Day on the Nāpali Coast with Blue Ocean Adventure Tours 

  • All day, unforgettable adventure on a high-speed inflatable boat

  • Tour includes swimming, snorkeling, a cultural tour, dolphins, and if the timing is right, whale-watching

05/

Ziplining with Outfitters Kauai

  • Breakfast stop at Aloha Sweet Delights 

  • Kauai Coffee Company, self-guided tour

  • Visit Sea Turtles at Poipu Beach Park

  • Ziplining at Outfitters Kauai 

  • Poipu Farmer's Market & Dinner at Da Crack

06/

Hiking the Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp in Koke'e State Park

  • Pihea Trail to Alakai Swamp in Koke'e State Park, Kauai, is an 8-mile epic out-and-back trail that follows a ridge-line on the Nāpali Coast

07/

Kayaking on the Wailua River

  • Morning: Kayaking on the Wailua River with Kauai Kayak Tours, includes a short hike to Uluwehi Falls aka Secret Falls

  • Lunch out then Beach Time in Afternoon at Kekaha Beach 

08/

Waimea Canyon Hike + Beach Time

  •  Hike Canyon Trail to Waipoo Falls in Waimea Canyon

  • Beach time in afternoon

TIP:  We stopped at Safeway in Lihue on our way to the AirB&B. There is also a Big Save in Waimea if you miss this stop.  

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TIP: Bring lots of reef safe sunblock as you will be in the sun all day. Hats tend to fly off in this high-speed boat.

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TIP: Arrive early to beat the trail traffic. Also, hiking sandals or other hiking shoes that can get wet and muddy. See our blog post for other important tips for this unforgettable hiking experience. 

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09/

Travel Home

  • Fly home

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