Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii, US
Princeville, Hanalei & Kilauea Bakery Pizza: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine
Local Sightseeing, All
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Approximately 5 Hours
Kauai, the Garden Isle, is a place where rainbows often magically appear in front of waterfall-speckled mountains. On this small-group tour, you'll experience some of the island's most beautiful vistas and sample delicious food in a charming local setting.
Travel by air-conditioned minicoach to Opaekaa Falls -- a spectacular and easily accessible 151-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide waterfall. Opaekaa means "rolling shrimp" because of the abundance of shrimp that used to be found in these waters. Just up the road from the Opaekaa lookout is a stunning view of the Wailua river valley.
View the famous Princeville area -- home to one of the top golf courses in the world -- and the Hanalei Lookout, which is often described as a postcard waiting to happen. The Hanalei Valley is a colorful patchwork of waterfall-laced green peaks and valley-floor farms that grow taro. This traditional root crop is used to make poi -- a staple of the Hawaiian diet.
Your next stop is at Hanalei town, where you'll have some time to shop among historical buildings and art galleries. You'll also visit Hanalei Beach, whose pretty crescent of sand has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches in America. In winter, Hanalei's waves draw surfers from around the world.
The highlight of your day may well be lunch at Kilauea Bakery & Pizza. This wonderful find on the island's north shore is a favorite of Food & Wine Magazine. Thin-crust pizzas come with a variety of toppings, including Maui onions, smoked ono (wahoo), and pineapple and ham.
After the tour, there is an optional drop-off at Hilo Hattie, where you can shop for traditional Hawaiian shirts, muu-muus and other souvenirs.
Wear comfortable walking shoes.