Children: (12 & under)
Journey to the Heart of Kauai for a 4-Wheel-Drive and Hiking Adventure. This half-day adventure combines 4-wheel-drive access and hiking to give you an unparalleled experience. From convenient departure locations, our expert guides will lead you to the heart of Kauai. Heading inland from Wailua on Kuamoo Road (Rte. 580) past Opaekaa Falls and the Wailua Reservoir to the Keahua Arboretum.
From the Arboretum, fasten your seat belt for a bumpy ride further into the heart of Kauai. The trail crosses streams and winds through the dense forest to the "Gate," used in Jurassic Park. We parkhere and take an easy half-hour stroll past wild flowers and gorgeous vistas to the source, where water is diverted into the irrigation system of Lihue Plantation.
This is a great opportunity to learn about the history and culture of Hawaii from experienced guides in a breathtaking natural environment. The weather can be unpredictable and heavy rain will be cause for cancellation. A little rain is no problem as umbrellas, ponchos and walking sticks are provided, as well as back packs, snacks and beverages.
This tour is operated in the Wailua Forest Management Area, under a permit issued by the Na Ala Hele Trail Access Program of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. A portion of the price of the tour is paid to Na Ala Hele for the maintenance and improvement of trails on Kauai. Advance, paid reservations are required.
Note: Reservations are non-refundable except in the case of weather cancellation. The tour and trail hike are not difficult but involve many miles of travel over bumpy roads and 3 miles of hiking. So this tour is not recommended for those with neck or back problems, those prone to motion sickness or those who are not at least moderately fit.
Schedule: 7 days a week
Check-in: 7:30 am & 12:30pm
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate, 3-mile hike
Location: Departure from Kilohana Plantation, 1 mile west of Lihue
Children: Children 5-12 pay a reduced price. Children under 4 must ride in a car seat (available upon request).
Included: Umbrellas, ponchos and walking sticks, as well as back packs, snacks and beverages