Oahu to Kauai Road Trip Tours – Scenic Hanalei Road Trip
Oahu to Kauai Road Trip Tour – One-Day Trip from Oahu
Imagine cruising through beautiful Kauai, worry free in a convertible. Driving through the countryside and along = the shores under beautiful blue skies with awesome views everywhere you look. And it’s worry free, because we’ve made all the arrangements for you. We pick you up from your hotel and get you to the airport in time for the flight we’ve arrange for you to Kauai. When you land, the Hertz Rental Car office is close to the terminal, and there, you’ll find that everything is arranged. Your car is ready to go, insurance and gas are paid for and we’ve even had an ice chest with ice and bottled water placed in your car.
We’ve provided you with a map, and a handy guide of what stops you should make along the way for the best sights and experiences for your adventure! You’ll visit the beautiful Wailua Falls before a leisurely boat journey uptake Wailua river to the famous Fern Grotto. Then you’ll head north to Princeville where you’ll have many lunch stops to choose from before spending the rest of your day at the beautiful Hanalei Bay. And best of all, your itinerary is designed to make sure you have plenty of time to get back to the airport at the end of your Road Trip. After you land back in Honolulu, we’ll pick you up and take you back to your hotel.
Rental Car Options:
- Convertible (2-4 passengers)
- Jeep (4 passengers)
- Minivan (6 passengers)
- Economy Sedan (2-4 passengers)
Points of Interest:
Wailua Falls, just north of Lihue, is a step off the beaten path. Located at the south end of the Wailua River, it cascades into two streams, dropping 80 feet below. Some even say the distance is more accurately described as 200 feet. Perhaps this is because the size and appearance of the falls is determined by the amount of rainfall farther up the mountains.
Like other spectacular spots on Kauai used as film locations, Wailua Falls is most recognized in the opening credits of the TV show, “Fantasy Island.” Easily accessible, Wailua Falls can be seen from the roadside. To get there, head North from Lihue and follow Maalo Road in Hanamaulu. Travel uphill for about 3 miles.
Smith’s Tropical Paradise and the Fern Grotto tour are located in the Wailua Marina State Park on the east side of the island. Once you’ve turned off highway 56 North, (one mile after the Wailua Golf Course) turn left into the Wailua Marina State Park. just follow the drive all the way back to the parking area.
During the two mile river journey, you’ll hear songs and stories of ancient Hawaii – like the Kings Hawaii, sacred Mount Kapu, and the first Hau Tree. Guests will also enjoy a hula lesson during the river cruise.
The Wailua River is known as the only navigable river is all Hawaii. The river’s fresh water flows down from Mt Wai`ale`ale, one of the wettest spots on the planet. You’ll enjoy a short nature walk through the rainforest to the lush Fern Grotto.
Princeville Restaurant Suggestions:
- Tiki Iniki in Princeville Center
- The Hanalei Dolphin Restaurant on the banks of the Hanalei River
- Tahiti Nui
Hanalei Bay is the largest bay on the north shore of Kauaʻi island in Hawaii. The town of Hanalei is at the midpoint of the bay. Hanalei Bay consists of nearly two miles of beach, surrounded by mountains. In the summer, the bay offers excellent mooring for sailboats, stand up paddle boarding and swimming.
Photo credit: HTA
Adult (18+): TO BE ANNOUNCED
Child: (4-11): TO BE ANNOUNCED
Start Date: September 1st, 2020
Morning trips depart every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from Honolulu with FREE round-trip airport shuttle service from your hotel.
- Pick up time: 4:45 AM
- Approximate return time: 8:30 PM
- Airport Shuttle Service
- Rental Car
- Ice chest and Bottled Water