Day 1 - Arrival Day

Day 2 - Okolehao' Trail

Day 3 - Hanakapiai Falls

Day 4 - Waimea Canyon

Day 5 - Snorkeling & Luau

Day 6 - Trans Kauai

Day 7 - Departure Day

Accommodations:
6N Private Inn
What's Included

 

  • 4 Guided Day Hikes
  • Kayaking & Hawaiian Luau on Day 
  • Experienced Guides
  • Excellent food
  • Single/Double Occupancy Accommodation
  • Airport Transfers

 

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Discover what ‘The Garden Isle’ is known for – lush green hills, fantastic day hiking, beautiful vistas, and miles upon miles of secluded beaches.  We’ll spend our days exploring this paradise by foot, trekking through flourishing forests filled with birds, flowers, and endless streams.  We’ll spend time learning the local flora and fauna, with time to relax after the day’s activities.    

March is a wonderful time to visit Kauai.  The humpback whales are still wintering in Hawaii, the plants are blooming, and the crowds haven’t arrived yet.  You’ll come home with new friends, amazing memories, and fabulous photographs. You will truly know you have found paradise after a week with Call of the Wild in Kauai.  Join us for this wonderful women’s hiking vacation!

Note:  As of 2/14/12, we have 2 spaces remaining. 

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Hawaii Explorer: Hiking the Garden Isle
Discover the Garden Isle on Foot

Date: March 04 - 10, 2012

Rating: Easy to Moderate

Cost: $2195

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Day 1, Sunday ~ Arrive Lihue, Kauai

Today is arrival day.   Arrive at Lihue Airport where you will be met by your guide in baggage claim.  Please plan to arrive no later than 4:00 pm.  You’ll be transferred to accommodations for the week where you’ll have the opportunity to get settled in, de-stress from travel, and relax by the ocean.  There will be a welcome dinner at 7:00 PM.  At dinner, we will have a trip orientation, go over our weeks plan, answer questions, and you’ll meet the guides.

Day 2, Monday ~ Maha’ulepu Trail Hike (4.0m)

After a freshly prepared breakfast of tropical fruit, breads, and other breakfast treats, we’ll depart for the Maha’ulepu Trail.  This 4.0m RT hike follows the Pacific Ocean coastline allowing great views of Humpback whales and birds.  We’ll enjoy lunch on the beach and leave time for swimming in the waves before returning to the trailhead.  We will return home for the afternoon to enjoy the gardens, visit town, or go snorkeling.  Tonight, we’ll enjoy a delicious Hawaiian-inspired meal outside under the stars.  Wear your lei and sarong (or any casual clothes you prefer) and get into the island lifestyle!

Day 3, Tuesday ~ Hanakapiai Falls (8.0m)

After Breakfast, we depart for an 8.0m RT hike along the Napali Coastline and to soaring Hanakapia Falls.  We travel along the often steep and rocky Kalalau Trail for the first two miles, with views of the Pacific Ocean and the island shoreline.  After 2 miles, we arrive at Hanakapiai Beach, where we head inland another 2 miles.  We will travel through bamboo, ferns, and crossing streams before we arrive at the base of Hanakapiai Falls.  These falls plunge nearly 300 feet, enclosed by an amphitheater of rock and tropical plants. We will enjoy our picnic lunch here before beginning our return trip along the Kalalau trail.  We’ll return home and get ready for a delicious meal out on the town.  Tonight we will dine in the town of Hanalei on freshly caught fish and other local favorites.

Day 4, Wednesday ~ Kumuwela Lookout Hike in Waimea Canyon (7.5m)

Today we start early to hike on the southern part of Kauai.  This area, known for its dramatic canyons and soaring waterfalls, provides amazing vistas for anyone up for a good hike.  We will enter the Halemanu Valley, a tree-lovers delight.  We will watch for wild goats as we descend into a dense forest as we cross over streams.  We will hear local birds as we hike if we listen carefully.  We will also travel near numerous waterfalls before arriving at the lookout.  Kumuwela Lookout has views all the way down Waimea Canyon to the ocean.  Spectacular! On our drive back, we will stop in Poipu to view ‘Spouting Horn’ along the coast and visit the local markets for some souvenir shopping.  We will have a casual dinner out in Poipu before returning home. 

Day 5, Thursday ~ Kayaking & Snorkeling

Today’s activities are all optional.  Your guides will offer kayaking along the peaceful Wailua River to Secret Falls where we will enjoy the morning playing in the falls and eating our picnic lunch.  In the afternoon, we’ll hit the beach for anyone wishing to go snorkeling or catch a few sun rays. You also have the option of morning or afternoon yoga in Kapaa, a massage, or just relaxing with a book.  It’s up to you!  At 5 pm, we will depart for a traditional Hawaii Luau.  This evening is full of traditional Polynesian theatrics, music, and delicious food. You’ll leave feeling energized and ready for the next day’s adventure!

Day 6, Friday ~ Trans Kauai Hike (13m)

Today we depart early to shuttle over to the trailhead of our day’s hike across Kauai.  We will start off in dense green forests before joining a grassy ridge into the tropical highlands.  We will cross Kauai with views of the ridges and valleys that give Kauai its unique character.  Crossing streams and traveling along the trail, we may see wild pigs and goats before ending our journey where our vehicle will be waiting for us.  Tonight, we will celebrate our accomplishments with a delicious meal in Wailua at a restaurant famous for its fresh, creative, local cuisine.

Day 7, Saturday ~ Depart Lihue

After breakfast, we say goodbye and depart for the airport.  You’ll be transferred back to Lihue Airport where you’ll be dropped off in the departure area. Due to our transport schedule, please schedule your flights after 11 am.