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Kauai: Private Hike to Sleeping Giant with Waterfall Option

Kauai: Private Hike to Sleeping Giant with Waterfall Option

From US$ 380 per group up to 4

Reach the peak and take in the lush views from Nounou Mountain, known as the Sleeping Giant of Kauai. Enjoy this great opportunity for intermediate and experienced hikers to take in the island from nearly 1,000 feet high.

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Duration 3 - 7 hours
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The experience
  • Take in sweeping views of the island's entire Eastern coastline
  • Get a great workout while learning about the mountain
  • See exotic plants and birds along the trail
Full description
Go on a private hike that combines a workout with rare, picturesque views of Kauaʻi.  Explore Nounou Mountain, aka “Sleeping Giant,” which is located on the East Side of Kaua’i, looming above the winding blue and green waters of the Wailua River.  Join this 2-3 hour hike for sunrise or sunset, and learn the legends surrounding this landmark mountain ridge that resembles a man sleeping on his back. Stories go far back to Ancient Hawaiian knowledge and even have royal roots.  Follow the trails up and pass by lush vegetation before finally arriving on the Giant’s chin, nose, and forehead, a climb of nearly 1,000 feet.  Enjoy sweeping views of the cloud covered Mount Wai’ale’ale, the locals' Wailua Homesteads, and the entire eastern coastline.  Choose the Waterfall Option if you would like to reward yourself with a refreshing dip in a cascading waterfall. This option will add approximately 4 hours to the activity, so the tour will stop at one of several local restaurants to buy food before continuing on to this final phase of your adventure. This is a private tour — it will just be you and your private group. Because of this, you are free to go at your own pace and hike as much, or as little, as you would like for the duration of the tour you have selected. Your guide will contact you before the start of your tour to help plan a custom itinerary.
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Food and drinks
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    Meeting point

    Since this is a private, customised tour we can meet whenever is best for your schedule. Early or late in the day offer the best views (though this is never a guarantee and the trail is likely to be wet and slippery from night rains or dew in the early hours).

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    What to bring

    • Sun hat
    • Swimwear
    • Hiking shoes
    • Sunscreen
    • Weather-appropriate clothing
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    This was perhaps the highlight of our trip. Our guide, Bright, was knowledgeable and friendly and made the experience one to remember.

    June 3, 2021

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    Product ID: 387317