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The Adventurer's Guide to The Garden Isle

For those who want to go deeper, get off the beaten path, maybe even experience a little adrenaline rush, we’ve gathered the Garden Isle’s most intriguing tours, trips and experiences – each absolutely one-of-a-kind.

Float through Mountains: Kauai Back Country Tubing Adventure

Enjoy beautiful scenery with views of the ocean, coast, mountains and valleys on this one-of-a-kind mountain tubing adventure. Start off with an ATV ride through a former sugar plantation deep into the mountainous heart of Kauai. Here you will find canals, dug over a century ago for irrigation of the sugar cane fields, just waiting to be explored. Hop on a tube, put on your helmet with headlamp and allow yourself to be carried away by gently flowing waters as you float through open canals, closed tunnels and exciting flumes. Your mountain adventure ends with a delicious picnic lunch and a plunge in a natural swimming hole. As the only tubing tour in Kauai, it books up 60-days in advance – don’t hesitate!

Take a Rum Safari through a Plantation
Hop on the open-air safari vehicle and get chauffeured through a tasty tour of the lush Kilohana Plantation, complete with farm-to-glass rum cocktails. Cruise through the lush lowland tropical forest among the pineapple, avocado, banana and orange trees to a jungle bungalow where you will taste a fresh premium rum Mai Tai cocktail. Then motor through the grassy plain to the next tasting – with a pit-stop to see the wild pigs. Enjoy the island’s freshest cocktails made with fruits and herbs from the plantation and learn the history of Hawaiian Rum. Time flies when you’re having rum!

Sail to “Forbidden Island” Niihau and the Napali Coast

Experience the breathtaking sail up the majestic Napali Coast to the Forbidden Island of Niihau. This award-winning, 7-hour tour starts with a continental breakfast at sunrise aboard a 65-foot catamaran designed and built expressly to safely sail people to these dramatic locations. Take in the 4,000-foot cliffs of the Napali coast with its abundant waterfalls, jade valleys, hidden sea caves, rainbows and wildlife as the Captain tells you the legends and history of this storied coastline.
Arrive at the coasts of Forbidden Island, and get ready to explore the crystal-clear waters only – it is literally forbidden to set foot there. Enjoy some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii with visibility up to 100 feet. Climb back aboard for a delicious lunch with a selection of beers, wines and seltzers before heading back to Kauai.

Land at Jurassic Falls Waterfall with a Helicopter Adventure

Explore deep into Kauai’s interior in an area previously inaccessible to the public. Now, for the first time, visitors can land at the base of the 400-foot Manawaiopuna Falls made famous by Jurassic Park. Experience the power and grandeur of these iconic falls, feel the mist and spend 25 minutes at the base. See other spectacular Kauai sights as you circle over Olokele Canyon, Waimea Canyon, the Napali coast and the Mt. Waialeale Crater.

From Land to Sky - Kauai ATV and Bicycle Zipline

Go deep into the unseen reaches of this beautiful island with an off-road adventure of Kauai’s South shore. Explore over 22,000 acres of Grove Farm terrain and motor through movie sites, WWII bunkers, cliffs, and craters - then jump into a mountain pool fed by a waterfall.

Those who prefer the heavens can opt for an adventure in the sky on a flying bicycle zipline. Hop on the bike – which is rigged to a zipline - and pedal high over the Waita Reservoir. Go solo or race up to two friends on this triple line bike track - the first of its kind in Hawaii!

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