Waimea Canyon & Fern Grotto Tour

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Ready to embark on a rugged adventure to the Grand Canyon of the Pacific? We’ve packed your itinerary with colorful vistas and Insta-worthy destinations – yes, you’ll want to bring your camera or phone. You’ll begin with a drive past the uncanny likeness of Britain’s very own Queen Victoria seemingly etched on the Haupu Mountain range before being transported through a tunnel of 500 sweet eucalyptus trees towering more than 100 feet. After a leisurely drive through quaint Koloa Town, head to the Spouting Horn. 

Spouting Horn

Spouting Horn is one of the island’s most photographed spots where ocean water erupts through underground lava tubes.

Waimea Canyon

Your final destination: the 3,600-foot deep Waimea Canyon. Formed by erosion caused by the Waimea River, the canyon is a grandiose array of red, brown and green hues, complimented by sparkling waterfalls and frequently visited by breathtaking rainbows. Take in the view at the Opaekaa Falls Lookout and venture into the Fern Grotto, a lush tropical rainforest once reserved for Hawaiian alii (royalty). The tour ends with the Wailua River, where you’ll take a break from the road and relax on a cruise surrounded by jungle landscapes. For those wanting to experience the beauty of Kauai, our Waimea Canyon and Fern Grotto tour is a must.

Fern Grotto


Queen Victoria’s Profile – A large, naturally formed cliff-face resembling the facial profile of Britain’s Queen Victoria.

Tunnel of Trees – A beautiful canopy of 500 Eucalyptus trees that were planted more than a century ago. Today, they tower more than 100 feet and make a natural gateway to the town of Koloa.

Koloa Town – Old plantation stores make up much of this old town, creating a hallmark of Hawaii’s sugar plantation days.

Spouting Horn* – One of the most popular natural attractions on Kauai, where the ocean water sprays several stories high into the air.

Hanapepe Valley Lookout* – A picturesque view of the historical tropical valley that was once a Hawaiian taro farming community with some of the patches still being farmed today.

Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park – Home to the last Russian fort in the Hawaiian Islands, built in 1817.

Captain Cook’s Landing – The initial landing site of British discoverer Captain James Cook, the first European explorer to establish western contact with the Hawaiian Islands.

Waimea Canyon* – Nicknamed the Grand Canyon of the Pacific, it was carved out by the Waimea River and the collapse of a volcano.

Holo Holo Ku Heiau – A sacrificial stone foundation, a sacred site to the Hawaiians.

Wailua River Boat Cruise* – Float down a freshwater river while being enchanted by songs and stories of ancient Hawaii.

Fern Grotto* – A natural lava-rock grotto covered with hanging ferns and tropical foliage.

Opaekaa Falls Lookout* – “Opaekaa” means “rolling shrimp,” which were once abundant in the stream. The most accessible waterfall on the island, this is also a star-studded filming spot where movies like Donovan’s Reef, Lt. Robin Crusoe, USN, and Seven Women from Hell were filmed.

What To Know...


  • Daily


  • Round-Trip Hotel Transfers are provided


  • Approximately 9-hours

Daily Grand Hyatt Kauai Departure Times / Check-in Times

  • Check-in at the Hyatt's group Entrance at 8:30 am
  • 8:45 am Hotel Departure from the Hyatt's Group Entrance
  • Return approximately 6:00 pm


  • Snacks and lunch are on own.  Snack stops will be available throughout the day and a lunch stop is included in the tour.


  • Children under the age of 4 are free but must be seated on an adult’s lap. If you require a seat for a child under the age of 4, please purchase a child admission.

What to Wear

  • Moderate walking.  Wear comfortable shoes and bring a light cover.

What to Bring

  • Money for shopping and lunch
  • Sunblock 


  • Round-Trip hotel service
  • State Certified Tour Guide Driver for a fully narrated experience.

ADA Information and Requests

  • The Wailua Boat Cruise is not ADA accessible
  • If you require any special accommodations due to disability, please include them under the comment section at the time of booking.
  • If you require a wheelchair accessible vehicle, the type of wheelchair must be included in the comments section when booking online or by directly calling Roberts Hawaii. Due to limited availability, we require that ADA vehicle reservations be made a minimum of 48 hours prior to date and time of service.
  • We make all reasonable attempts to accommodate the needs of disabled travelers.

Cancelation Policy

  • This activity goes rain or shine and maintains a 48-hour cancellation policy. Tours canceled outside of 48-hours of their service date will be refunded in full less a 10% convenience fee. No refunds will be provided for tours canceled inside of 48-hours of service date.


  • Adults (12 years and older)  $00.45 per person / inclusive of Kauai 4.712% tax
  • Child (4 - 12 years )  $00.35 each  / inclusive of Kauai 4.712% tax

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