Shore Excursion Details

Ancient Hawaiian History & Sights

Nāwiliwili, Kaua`i

Ancient Hawaiian History & Sights


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  • Snack


Gain an overall understanding of Hawaiian history and culture by browsing the Kaua’i Museum, a perfect introduction to seeing the island’s natural beauty in person. Opened more than a century ago, the museum displays a remarkable range of artifacts from early Hawaiian life, the Hawaiian monarchy that continued until 1893 and Kauai’s volcanic formation. The guide will elaborate on the significance of the collection, which will make the attractions to come all the more relevant. One of the highlights will be seeing Opaeka’a Falls, which flows over a basalt cliff created after a volcanic eruption millions of years ago. Its source is the Wailua River, one of the few navigable rivers in all of Hawaii, which you will also behold from an elevated lookout. You will enjoy a cultural immersion at Lydgate Beach, where you will learn to hula, a uniquely Hawaiian dance accompanied by a chant or song.


• See museum exhibits that showcase Hawaii’s unique history and culture.
• Take in sweeping views of Opaeka’a Falls and the Wailua River from scenic overlooks.
• Learn the basics of hula dancing at Lydgate Beach near the mouth of the Wailua River.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: The itinerary may be adjusted based on adverse weather conditions. Umbrellas will be provided in the event of rain.

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Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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