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 Kauai

FASCINATING KAUAI WITH THE FERN GROTTO...
A PRIVATE TOUR
$558 For Up to 5 People

Today, in four hours, your guide will try to give you an overview of this wonderful, garden island. You will sightsee Lihue - Kauai's seat of government before venturing out into the countryside to visit Poipu Beach Park. Poipu is located near the southern-most tip of Kauai. The beaches in this area are favorites for snorkeling and scuba diving. Lots of fun in the sun in Poipu!

Also included in todays itinerary will be Opaekaa Falls Lookout. The Wailua River makes a dramatic plunge from the high cliffs to create Opaekaa Falls, a name meaning "rolling shrimp." The name dates back to the time when hundreds of shrimp were seen rolling in the turbulent waters at the base of the falls. If time allows a stop will be made at the Hauola Place of Refuge, situated at the northern end of the Hikina a ka la Heiau, which is part of Lydgate State Park, is Hauola (dew of life), one of two ancient places of refuge on Kauai. If a Hawaiian had broken a kapu or belonged to a defeated army, the goal was to gain entry to a sanctuary such as this. After going through rites conducted by priests here, they were free to return to their homes.

Wailua River was once the land of Hawaii's royalty, first ventured by Puna, the famed high priest of Tahiti, who when seeing this land declared it to be his kingdom. He built seven temples along the banks of the Wailua. One of the temples contains a stone bell which was once used to announce the birth of a royal child. You'll travel the river on a spacious, open-air boat which will provide excellent views along the flat-water trip upstream. During your ride you will be entertained with narrative and musical presentations. You'll also have a chance to learn a little hula.

     
       

 

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