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Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Kauai and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Kauai activities? We have 53 tour ideas.


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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Off-Road Tour of Kauai Waterfalls

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 314.58


Enjoy a 4-hour off-road waterfalls adventure on Kauai! As you drive or ride in an open-air off-road vehicle, travel through Kauai's lush, tropical landscape, making your way to a beautiful waterfall where you can go for a refreshing swim. A picnic lunch is included.

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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Kauai South Shore Off-Road Adventure

Kauai, USA
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 252.08


Embark on an off-roading adventure on Kauai's South Shore! Drive or ride in an open-air off-road vehicle through Kauai's beautiful landscape, visiting movie locations and a sugarcane plantation and listening to your expert guide's informative commentary. You can choose to be a passenger so you can enjoy the breathtaking views, or take the wheel if you want to be in control. Snacks, beverages and all gear are included.... Read More

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Air Tours

Entire Kauai Island Air Tour

Kauai, USA
Duration: 70 minutes
Priced From: USD 135.99


The only way to see the entire garden island of Kauai is by plane on a Kauai air tour! Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of Kauai from a new Airvan aircraft, and be seduced by the amazing one of a kind panoramic views you'll only get to see from the sky on a Kauai island air tour. This is an air tour the whole family will enjoy and love!

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Air Tours

Vintage Biplane Tour of Kauai

Kauai, USA
Duration: 70 minutes
Priced From: USD 256.25


This 70-minute Kauai biplane tour is filled with unobstructed aerial views of the cascading waterfalls, rugged mountain ridges, lush valleys and white-sand beaches of Hawaii's Garden Isle. Fly from Lihue over the Wailua River, Kapa'a Town, Sleeping Giant, Anahola, Kilauea, Hanalei and Mt Waialeale, the wettest spot on Earth. The 70-minute tour continues over Kauai's South Shore and West Shore to show you more breathtaking... Read More

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Airport Lounges

Traditional Lei Greeting on Kauai

Kauai, USA
Duration: 15 minutes
Priced From: USD 28.80


Aloha! Be welcomed on Kauai with traditional lei greetings at LihueAirport. Start your Hawaiian vacation the right way and embrace Kauai's tropical beauty with a lei greeting including gorgeous lei's made from fresh native flowers.

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Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

Waimea Canyon Bicycle Downhill

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 112.50


This fun and exciting Kauai biking tour is a cruise through Koke'e State Park and Waimea Canyon State Park. You'll be Kauai mountain biking from the rim of the famed Waimea Canyon (elevation 3600 feet or 1100 meters) down 12 miles (19km) of smooth winding blacktop all the way to the shore of the blue Pacific. It's 100% downhill, and 100% fun!

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Cultural Tours

Luau Kalamaku and Buffet Dinner

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 110.36


Experience Luau Kalamaku - Kauai's only theatrical luau that captivates audiences with an amazing story of an enduring romance, epic sea voyage and new beginnings. Feast on a delicious buffet of local favorites and enjoy a Mai Tai from the open bar. Stroll out to the lawn for cultural activities, browse a craft fair of local artisans and even take a vintage train ride around the heart of the plantation. The Plantation Owners... Read More

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Day Trips

Kauai Waimea Canyon Experience

Kauai, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 82.88


Over 100 years ago Mark Twain nicknamed Waimea Canyon the 'Grand Canyon of the Pacific'. Experience nature's grandeur first hand on a Waimea Canyon Kauai tour. This fully guided scenic tour takes you to Waimea Canyon and other picturesque locations on Kauai, with plenty of photo stops along the way.

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Day Trips

Oahu Day Trip: Pearl Harbor, Honolulu and Punchbowl from Kauai

Kauai, USA
Duration: 12 - 13 hours
Priced From: USD 466.76


Start your Oahu Day Trip from Kauai with a visit to the Arizona Memorial and Visitor Center at Pearl Harbor. See the battleship USS Missouri where the armistice ending WWII was signed and tour the city of Honolulu. Visit the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl and enjoy... Read More

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Dinner Cruises

Na Pali Sunset Dinner Cruise

Kauai, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 120.43


Cruise the Na Pali coast aboard a luxury catamaran for an afternoon sail that features incredible North Shore scenery topped off with a spectacular sunset and delicious 3-course dinner. Look for dolphins, whales and other marine critters as you sip a drink, snap some photos or simply relax in the warm breeze.

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Dinner Packages

Kauai Luau and Sunset Dinner

Kauai, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 98.00


Don't miss a traditional and local luau on Kauai! As the golden light of torches beckons you to a night filled with life and song, you'll join a casual, relaxing and romantic dining experience that can be found only in paradise! If there's only one experience you must have during your visit to Kauai, it is a night out filled with traditional Hawaiian culture and hospitality.

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Family Friendly Tours & Activities

Kauai Deluxe Sightseeing Flight

Kauai, USA
Duration: 65 minutes
Priced From: USD 140.00


See Kauai on a deluxe sightseeing flight! For approximately an hour, you'll enjoy Kauai's stunning scenery from the air, as you explore this Hawaiian island, renowned for its jagged mountain peaks and rushing waterfalls. In a new GA8 Airvan plane, you'll have fabulous views of the Garden Isle from the plane's large bubble windows.

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Fishing Charters & Tours

Fresh-Water Bass Fishing Trip on Kauai

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 156.25


Enjoy a scenic 4-hour fishing trip on Kauai`s Waita Reservoir, the largest inland body of water in Hawaii. With your knowledgeable local guide, relax on a boat and try your hand at catching fresh-water bass, tilapia and cat fish! All equipment is included, as well as beverages on board, and you can choose from a morning or afternoon departure.

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Full-day Tours

Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River

Kauai, USA
Duration: 9 - 10 hours
Priced From: USD 111.35


Enjoy a day filled with the beauty, legends and stories of Kauai, the Garden Island, on a Waimea Canyon Kauai tour! This fully guided scenic tour takes you to Kauai Waimea Canyon and Wailua River, with plenty of photo stops along the way.

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Wailua River Kayak and Hike Adventure

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 88.59


Enjoy an idyllic kayaking and hiking adventure on Kauai's Wailua River. Paddle down the tranquil river and admire the lush jungle landscapes on shore. Your guide will lead you on a hike to a remote waterfall, where you can soak in the splendor of this peaceful and picturesque spot. Go for a swim in the pool and the streams that lead from the waterfall before heading back to your starting point. A deli lunch is also included.

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Hanalei Bay Kayak and Snorkel Tour

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 98.99


During your time on Kauai, enjoy a three-hour guided kayak and snorkel tour along the picturesque Hanalei River and in Hanalei Bay, which is home to the beautiful Bay Reef Lagoon. Admire the dramatic Makana Peak (Bali Hai) and get up close to tropical reef fish. As you kayak along the river, you'll be surrounded by lush trees and diverse wildlife. Learn about the flora and fauna of the surrounding area from your naturalist... Read More

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Hidden Valley Falls Kayak and Kauai Hike Adventure

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 122.92


For a fun kayaking Kauai activity, paddle tandem kayaks along the Hule'ia River and travel deep into the heart of the Kauai island jungle. Then, go Kauai hiking on a 3/4-mile (1.2km) trek up the valley to an enchanting area of waterfalls and swimming holes. On the way back, be picked up in a twin-hulled powered Hawaiian canoe for the return trip!

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Paddle Kauai Jungle Streams

Kauai, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 112.50


Paddle down the Wailua River, a beautiful and historic jungle stream, deep into the heart of the island on a kayaking Kauai day trip. This Kauai hiking tour takes you through lush jungle on a hike up the valley to a 100-foot (30 meter) waterfall, swimming in the pool below and enjoying a delicious picnic lunch. Delight in the native and exotic botanical wonders in a fantasy world of Hawaiian jungle scenery!

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Kauai South Shore Sea Kayak Adventure

Kauai, USA
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 164.58


This 7-mile (11km) kayak tour is a day packed full of fun, excitement and adventure. Savor the magnificent views, breathtaking scenery, and hidden beaches of Kauai's pristine South Shore. You may catch a glimpse of some spinner dolphins, sea turtles, seals and even humpback whales!

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Kayaking & Canoeing

Na Pali Coast Sea Kayak

Kauai, USA
Duration: 13 hours
Priced From: USD 247.92


If you like excitement and adrenaline, then this is the one for you! This 15-mile (25km) kayak tour to the Na Pali Coast is typically carried out on heavy Hawaiian waters. It is one adventure that will definitely push you to the limit! Paddle past the famed Na Pali sea caves, Kauai's lush valleys and beaches cradled in the jungle. If you're up for a rewarding challenge, book now!

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Night Cruises

Kauai Sunset Catamaran Cruise with Cocktails

Kauai, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 84.27


Sail into a beautiful Hawaiian sunset aboard a luxury catamaran with stunning Kauai as a backdrop! Enjoy complimentary appetizers, beer, wine, Sneaky Tikis (tropical cocktail) and soft drinks while listening to live Hawaiian music and taking in a gorgeous, relaxing scenery.

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Plantation Tours

Luau Kalamaku with Plantation Owner’s Dinner and Champagne Reception

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 155.16


For a special evening out, head to Kauai's Kilohana Plantation for an exclusive Champagne reception and dinner followed by a traditional Hawaiian luau. You'll enjoy a four-course meal of island specialties and then watch an entertaining live performance of Polynesian dancers and flame twirlers from... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Kauai Shore Excursion: Waimea Canyon and River

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 129.00


Journey up to the 3,400-foot (1,036-meter) level of Waimea Canyon, “the Grand Canyon of the Pacific,” on this shore excursion from Nawiliwili Harbor. Then drive past Old Koloa Town and Waimea to experience some of Kauai's history before arriving at Spouting Horn, where you'll watch water soar up to 50 feet (15 meters) from a small opening at the surface of a lava shelf. Finally, cruise down the Wailua River to the... Read More

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Kauai Shore Excursion: Journey to Waimea Canyon

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 69.00


In stark contrast to Kauai's lushness is Waimea Canyon State Park. Over thousands of years earthquakes and erosion have created dramatic variation in the landscape. Waimea Canyon, “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”, is the showpiece of the tour and offers one of the best views of the western coast of the island.

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch

Kauai, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 233.99


See the best of Kauai on this private tour! Choose to see the East and North shores or the West and South shores and explore cities like Princeville, Kapaa, Waimea and Wailua. You'll have the flexibility to customize your itinerary with the help of your friendly guide, who'll take you to... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Kauai Waterfalls, Kilauea Lighthouse, Hanalei Bay, Makua Beach and Lava Tubes

Kauai, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 135.20


This full-day private tour of Kauai's north shore starts with a visit to Wailua Falls, one of the Garden Isle's most famous natural sights. With an informative private guide, continue sightseeing around the coastal area, stopping for multiple photo ops at Opaeka'a Falls and the Wailua River... Read More

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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Tour: Waimea Canyon, Wailua Falls, Kauai Coffee Company and Spouting Horn

Kauai, USA
Duration: 7 hours
Priced From: USD 135.20


A private tour of Kauai's Waimea Canyon provides closer views of nearby waterfalls than bigger coach tours can access. You'll enjoy great photo ops of Waipo'o Falls, admire a beautiful vista at Kalalau Lookout and visit Poipu Beach Resort to see Spouting Horn. Then end your day trip with the... Read More

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Snorkeling

Na Pali Kauai Snorkel Expedition

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 159.75


Hop aboard an exhilarating adventure raft for the ride of your life! Departing from Kikiaola Harbor, you'll experience breathtaking oceanside views of Waimea and the longest white sand beach in Hawaii. Once you reach Kalalau, you'll explore the archaeological remains of an ancient Hawaiian fishing village. Here, you'll also have the opportunity to swim and snorkel in the crystal-clear waters.

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Snorkeling

Na Pali Coast Snorkel and Rafting Adventure

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 136.56


Pass towering sea cliffs and pristine beaches of the Na Pali coast on a 5.5-hour snorkel adventure aboard a 14-person motorized raft. An expert captain and crew share knowledge of marine life, including playful spinner dolphins, sea turtles and migrating humpback whales. Travel into sea caves, and snorkel at Nu'alolo Kai, one of the best reefs on Kauai. Choose a morning or afternoon departure; both include a gourmet deli... Read More

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Snorkeling

Na Pali Coast Snorkel, Hike and Picnic

Kauai, USA
Duration: 6 hours
Priced From: USD 169.61


Explore Kauai's rugged Na Pali Coast on this raft and snorkel adventure. Enter sea caves (weather permitting) on a raft, snorkel, and land on a remote beach for a guided tour of a historic Hawaiian village.

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Surfing Lessons

Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson

Kauai, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 78.12


Looking for something different to do this summer in Kauai’ You've always wanted to surf, and now here's your opportunity to learn how with Kauai surfing lessons! What could be better than surfing on Hanalei Bay, with an expert local surfer to teach you the moves with a Kauai surfing lesson.

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Private Kauai Learn to Surf Lesson

Kauai, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 78.13


Want to learn to surf at pristine Kauai North Shore beaches with the luxury of your own Kauai surfing lesson instructor’ Discover why Hanalei Bay has the best beaches in Kauai and get personal instruction as you have private surf lesson Kauai style from your expert instructor who is a local big wave surfer.

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Tours around Kauai

Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Tour from Lihue and Wailua

Kauai, USA
Duration: 9.5 hours (starts at 07:15)
Priced From: USD 92.71


Enjoy a day filled with the beauty legends and saga of the "Garden Isle!"

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Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Tour from Poipu

Kauai, USA
Duration: 9.5 hours (starts at 08:15)
Priced From: USD 92.71


Enjoy a day filled with the beauty legends and saga of the "Garden Isle!"

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Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Tour from Princeville

Kauai, USA
Duration: 9.5 hours (starts at 06:30)
Priced From: USD 92.71


Enjoy a day filled with the beauty legends and saga of the "Garden Isle!"

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Waimea Canyon Experience from Lihue Wailua and Kapaa

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 07:30)
Priced From: USD 71.87


See the magnificent "Grand Canyon of the Pacific!"

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Waimea Canyon Experience from Poipu

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours (starts at 08:15)
Priced From: USD 71.87


See the magnificent "Grand Canyon of the Pacific!"

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Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri from Kauai

Kauai, USA
Duration: 12 hours (starts at 06:15)
Priced From: USD 419.37


Stand in the shadow of heroes as you experience the bookends of WWII!

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Waimea Canyon and Wailua River Tour

Kauai, USA
Duration: 9 hours 15 minutes (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 95.63


Ride with us up to the mountain overlooking the Waimea Canyon and experience a visual history along the way to Old Koloa Town and Waimea. Cruise down the Wailua River to some romantic stops like the Fern Grotto overlooking Opaekaa Falls. So bring somebody you love!

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Wailua River and Fern Grotto

Kauai, USA
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (starts at 14:30)
Priced From: USD 54.00


Take a leisurely cruise down the Wailua River to the botanical beauty of the Fern Grotto set in the river romancing island of Kauai.

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Hanalei Tour

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 07:00)
Priced From: USD 54.00


Explore the east side of Kauai and be wowed by its beautiful and heavenly features. Enjoy this journey with stops at Opaekaa Falls Old Kapaa Town and Kilohana. Not to mention the paradise-like views from Hanalei Valley Lookout and Wailua River.

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Journey to Waimea Canyon

Kauai, USA
Duration: 5 hours (starts at 08:30)
Priced From: USD 54.00


Capture all of Kauais highlights including a visit to the Waimea Canyon. Witness the natural beauty of Hawaiis "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" and explore the historic and cultural spots the island has to offer.

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Hawaii Movie Tours

Kauai, USA
Duration: 6 hours (starts at 08:00)
Priced From: USD 102.38


Discover the ultimate Hawaii Hollywood experience! The Hawaii Movie Tours on Kauai is a unique opportunity to experience the island through Hollywoods eyes on an expert guided tour of Kauais famous movie locations.

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Islands Best Luau

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (starts at 16:30)
Priced From: USD 111.38


Take this extraordinary Kauai experience for dinner featuring the best of traditional Hawaiian dishes and local favorites as well as an entertainment highlighting the Polynesian culture.

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Tours around Maui

Alii Movie Excursion and Scenic Hanalei

Kauai, USA
Duration: 7 hours (starts at 07:15)
Priced From: USD 103.12


Visit well known movie locations in Hawaii and learn more about the islands history!

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Ziplines

Kauai Zipline Tour in Poipu

Kauai, USA
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 114.52


Get your adrenaline pumping on an exciting Poipu zipline tour! Fly through the air and above the treetops of a verdant valley in southeastern Kauai, moving between eight platforms that stand as high as a dizzying 200 feet (61 meters) in the air. While your heart thumps in your chest, look around at the amazing views of the Pacific Ocean and the lush green landscape of native Hawaiian ferns. This zipline tour is limited to 12... Read More

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Kauai Zipline Night Adventure

Kauai, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 149.00


Experience the breathtaking beauty of Koloa from the treetops on a night adventure by zipline. This small-group canopy tour, limited to 12 people, features eight ziplines on Kauai's longest course. See the sunset over Waita Reservoir and fly over the jungle between platforms lit up after dark. Professional guides share the history of Kauai's south shore as you travel by all-terrain vehicle from the Old Sugar Mill of Koloa.... Read More

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Shared Round-Trip Transfer: Kauai International Airport to Kauai Hotels

Kauai, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 20.22


Ensure a hassle-free way to start and end your vacation with this convenient, reliable transfer between Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH) and your Kauai hotel in Lihue, Kapaa, Poipu, Kahala or Princeville. After being met in baggage claim and receiving assistance with your luggage,... Read More

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Shared Arrival Transfer: Kauai International Airport to Kauai Hotels

Kauai, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 10.11


Ensure a hassle-free way to start your vacation with this convenient, reliable transfer from Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH) to your Kauai hotel in Lihue, Kapaa, Poipu, Kahala or Princeville. After being met in baggage claim and receiving assistance with your luggage, you'll hop in a... Read More

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Shared Departure Transfer: Kauai Hotels to Kauai International Airport

Kauai, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 10.11


Ensure a hassle-free way to end your vacation with this convenient, reliable transfer from your Kauai hotel in Lihue, Kapaa, Poipu, Kahala or Princeville to Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH). After being picked up from your hotel by a friendly driver, you'll hop in a comfortable Mercedes... Read More

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Private Round-Trip Transfer: Kauai International Airport to Kauai Hotels

Kauai, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 49.75


Ensure a hassle-free and comfortable way to start and end your vacation with this convenient, reliable transfer between Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH) and your Kauai hotel in Lihue, Poipu or Princeville. After being met in baggage claim and receiving assistance with your luggage,... Read More

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Private Departure Transfer: Kauai Hotels to Kauai International Airport

Kauai, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 24.71


End your stay in Hawaii with a comfortable and convenient private transfer from your Kauai hotel to Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH). Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Lihue, Poipu or Princeville and take you straight to the airport aboard the luxury vehicle of your... Read More

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Private Arrival Transfer: Kauai International Airport to Kauai Hotels

Kauai, USA
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 24.71


Start your Hawaiian vacation with a pickup in a luxury private transfer from Kauai's Lihue International Airport (LIH) to your Kauai hotel. Your driver will pick you up at the airport and transport you to your hotel in Lihue, Poipu or Princeville. Choose between a Mercedes-Benz sedan, Mercedes-Benz... Read More

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