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  • Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

    1. Kauai: Luau Kalamaku

    Luau Kalamaku is an unforgettable experience and a “must see” for any visitor. The twice-weekly extravaganza has welcomed guests since 2007, offering great views from every seat. Following dinner, the cast takes the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land); the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi along one of the longest sea roads of Polynesia. Through laughter, fear, seduction and fire, a new legacy is created, born from the cherished seeds of their ancestors. The evening begins with craft and cultural demonstrations, and Hawaiian games, followed by the traditional imu ceremony. Guests are treated to delicious traditional local cuisine, while hula dancers and musicians entertain. The show culminates with a fantastic fire dream featuring fire poi balls and traditional fire knife ...

    It is as exactly like advertised. Amazing experience, Once in a lifetime when you come to Hawaii.

  • Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

    2. Kauai: Full-Day Tour with Fern Grotto River Cruise

    Experience the beaches of East Shore, the striking geology of Fern Grotto and the lush Waimea canyon. This tour shows you the spectacular sights of Kauai. Follow your guide for a journey on land, by water. Your day starts as a friendly tour guide picks you up on Kauai's North or East Shore. The comfortable, air-conditioned touring van offers large viewing windows on all sides for you to admire the beaches, mountains, and waterfalls. So make sure to have your camera ready! Arrive at the Wailua River and step aboard a spacious open-air riverboat for a leisurely journey to the Fern Grotto landing. A short walk through the rainforest brings you to one of Kauai's geological wonders, where ferns grow upside down in a natural amphitheater of lava rock. This is the perfect location to be serenaded and entertained by Hawaiian musicians and hula dancers. 

    Domi was one of the best tourist guides I have ever had! He was so knowledgeable and shared the history and culture of Kauai in such a fun way. I would take any tour I could with him and would rate him an “excellent +++!

  • Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

    3. Kauai: VIP Island Dinner and Luau Kalamaku Show

    Experience an unforgettable evening filled with delicious island cuisine and a spectacular story-telling Hawaiian show. You will begin your Plantation Owners Evening begins with a culinary journey back in time. Feast on a traditional dinner at Gaylord’s Restaurant, located in Kilohana Plantation’s 60-acre orchard and agricultural park. Following dinner, take a leisurely stroll over to the Luau Kalamaku venue where you will enjoy premier seating at the Luau Kalamaku show that pays homage to Kauai's mythology. As the sun sets, marvel at the live Hawaiian music and cast of entertainers including graceful hula dancers, fire poi ball twirlers and traditional fire knife dancing. The cast will take the stage for the 45-minute main show to tell the amazing story of the ancient Hawaiian legend of Kalamakū (“child of the new land”), the epic voyage taken by islanders between Tahiti and Kauaʻi alo...

    They did a good job dancing. The VIP food is very good. We enjoyed ourselves. The facility is kept up, clean and nice looking.

  • Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    4. Kauai: Local Tastes Small Group Food Tour

    Let an expert show you the real Kauai on this tasting adventure through the island's unique and vibrant neighborhoods. Specially curated tours run daily from different sides of the island. Select the tour option that best suits your schedule, depending on the day you're looking to go, or the neighborhood you want to visit. Tour Options: Tuesdays - North Shore Tour 11 AM-3 PM Adventure through Kauai's famous North Shore to try local fruits, teas, grass-fed beef, and fresh-caught fish. Learn about Hawaiian food culture and meet the makers of some of Kauai's locally grown and raised food. Enjoy tastings on this North Shore adventure. For guests staying in Princeville, this is a convenient location for you to meet and explore the lush farms and restaurants on the North Shore. Wednesdays - South Shore Tour 12:45 PM-4:45 PM Savor the flavors of the Sunny South Shore on a full day of eatin...

    This was an amazing experience! Our tour guide, Susan, has lived on Kauai for decades and was very generous in sharing information. Not only on the places we visited, but Kauai in general, especially restaurants. We have a new appreciation for Kombucha - delicious, not the vinegary stuff I've had in the past. I never would have tried Saiman unless I went on the tour, it was a delicious experience. The mahi mahi burger and beef burger were sooooo delicious, and the Shave ice was one of the best. Tour was very well organized and smoothly run. DO take this tour, and arrive hungry! Definitely something we'll do again!

  • Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

    5. Kauai: Sightseeing Flight over Napali Coast & Waimea Canyon

    Kauai offers the visitor spectacular and dramatic views at every turn. But this lovely island is only truly appreciated from the air. Aboard your scenic flight tour, you'll experience the best of Kauai on one incredible adventure. We'll fly you over the Garden Island's most dramatic and beautiful areas so that you can truly get a sense of this majestic place. Most of these places are completely inaccessible by car, and remain untouched by human hands. Your expert pilot will sail you over the cathedral-like spires of Napali Coastline and high above the Hanalei Bay's white crescent sand beach. You can snap some pictures of the azure blue waters below, as well as monumental red valley walls of Waimea Canyon. The hour-long flight takes you past all this and more, and is a chance to experience the untouched beauty of this spectacular place.

    Ray the pilot was an excellent host. I suffer from motion sickness and he took extra care to not have the flight be as bumpy to save me some discomfort. I appreciated that! The views were some of the best I've ever seen in my life. His wife Jill was kind & gracious as well. I highly recommend this tour/adventure.

  • Kauai: Eco-Friendly 5 line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    6. Kauai: Eco-Friendly 5 line Zipline Adventure in Poipu

    Experience the "Garden Isle" from above an an eco-friendly zipline tour. Fly through the skies all while learning the rich history and unique culture of Kauai. Soar over 3 different valleys against a backdrop of breathtaking mountain and ocean scenery on a 5-line family fun tour.  Ease into the course on sloping hill falling away from the take-off point and take in the views of the lush mountain valley filled with Kauai’s garden-like greenery. Be amazed as you fly off a steep hillside and across a different mountain valley filled with native Hawaiian fauna. Take in the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the tail end of a ridge where two valleys meet. Be enthralled as your expert guides will share with you Hawaii's culture and history while on the tour. The local partner is committed to the preservation of Hawaii's landscape and culture, and wants as many people as possible to ...

  • Kauai: Waterfall Photo Adventure Tour

    7. Kauai: Waterfall Photo Adventure Tour

    Embark on a guided 3-hour sightseeing and photography tour of the most breathtaking waters on the island of Kauai. Capture spectacular memories in a picturesque tropical atmosphere while in a small group setting. Venture to archaeological sites, sample wild fruits, vegetables, and learn about an array of native Hawaiian vegetation and flora.  Your guide will select various destinations on Kauai based on weather conditions and the group’s interests and abilities. Throughout your tour, snap photos with your knowledgeable and friendly guide by your side. While you hike to different locations you might even have the opportunity to take a dip in the waterfall pools.

  • Kauai: Lihue Airport Honeymoon Lei Greeting

    8. Kauai: Lihue Airport Honeymoon Lei Greeting

    Receive a warm welcome to the island upon your arrival. Your local greeter will help you find transportation or your connecting inter-island flight. Additionally, ask your greeter to take a photo of you to remember this momentous occasion. The lei greeters consider it an honor to be your first contact on the island.  An airport lei greeting sets the tone for your entire Hawaiian vacation, don't miss your chance to experience this friendly tradition for yourself.

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What people are saying about Lihue

We booked the standard seating area at this luau. The stage for the show is in the middle with the tables surrounding it. Therefore there is no bad seating. The food is buffet style serving the different seating areas as called. There is an open bar and entertainment at all times with the main show starting after dinner.

Ray the pilot was an excellent host. I suffer from motion sickness and he took extra care to not have the flight be as bumpy to save me some discomfort. I appreciated that! The views were some of the best I've ever seen in my life. His wife Jill was kind & gracious as well. I highly recommend this tour/adventure.

Domi was one of the best tourist guides I have ever had! He was so knowledgeable and shared the history and culture of Kauai in such a fun way. I would take any tour I could with him and would rate him an “excellent +++!

Wonderful experience! Food plentiful and very tasty. The hula dancing was exceptional and a very theatrical production. Highly recommend!

It is as exactly like advertised. Amazing experience, Once in a lifetime when you come to Hawaii.