Hike a winding forest trail through some of the most spectacular countryside on Kauai, a natural wonderland that lives up to its nickname, the “Garden Island.”
After departing from the pier, you will learn about the history of Kauai from the local guide, who will regale you with stories of the “Garden Island.” The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain, Kauai is covered by tropical rainforest, emerald-green valleys and jagged mountains of volcanic origin. It is a gorgeous setting for hiking through the forest.
The trail that you will follow covers about five miles and is immensely picturesque the entire time. As you hike through the lush wilderness, you will gaze out over some of the most extraordinary terrain in Hawaii. You can expect to see thundering waterfalls, primeval mountains and deep valleys, all created by ancient volcanic activity.
Along the way, the guide will point out the most interesting flora and fauna, especially those endemic to Kauai. You may see indigenous white plumbago in bloom, unusual ferns on the forest floor, brightly colored bromeliads clinging to tree branches and native forest birds such as the Kauai Amakihi and the Anianiau, the smallest of Hawaii’s honeycreepers.
After about three hours of hiking in this natural wonderland, you will be served a light boxed lunch in a nearby picnic area. You will also have time to explore a bit on your own.
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Note: Not suitable for guest with existing medical conditions such as but no limited to bad knees, sore back, respiratory problems, allergies to plants and trees. Recommended for active guest - must be able to hike 5 miles/8 kilometers round trip, 700ft/214 meter elevation gain. Slippery, uneven, muddy surfaces in some areas. Expose to the elements and unforeseen rain at times. Hiking shoes or athletic shoes with good traction, comfortable lightweight clothing, rain jacket, small backpack for personal items, hat and mosquito repellant are recommended.
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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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