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Ultimate Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour of Kauai (Na Pali, Waimea), Hawaii

Recommended: Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together!

Buckle up for a tropical adventure you’ll never forget! Cruise through lush jungles, walk along pristine beaches, and dive into the history of the beautiful island of Kauai.

Learn about the culture and how everything changed when sugar plantations arrived. Hear about clashing cultures and… a failed Russian invasion? No, really!

Here's how it works: Within 30 mins, we'll send you two things: a unique password and an app. Download the app onto your phone and enter the password. Then download the tour inside. When you reach there, drive to the Kauai Visitors Bureau. Once there, launch the app and simply follow the instructions from there! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.

No expiration — The tour comes with lifetime validity!

This is not an entrance ticket to attractions along the route. Check pandemic rules & opening hours before your visit.
City: Kauai
Sat 02 Dec
You can choose the date already on the booking website
Starting at $14.99
Sat 02 Dec
Starting at $14.99
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What's Included
Easy to use: Stories play automatically by GPS. Hands-free. Get HELP all day: Call, Chat, or Email.
Don’t miss a thing: Full itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated, videos, text, hidden gems.
Offline use: No cell signal or wifi required. Offline GPS Map & route. Stop-to-stop direction.
Private tour in your/rental car: No group. Take breaks for photos/ snacks/hikes. Go at your own pace
Flexible schedule: Use any day, any time. Travel over multiple days or on next trip. Never expires.
Good value: Buy just one per car. Don’t pay for each person. Save money compared to a bus tour.
App on your phone: A link to download the Action Guide app. Password for your tours. Preview at home
Additional Info
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • How it works: Once you book a tour, you’ll get a text/email with instructions. Download the app (while in good wifi/signal) and use your unique password to access your tours. To begin touring, go to the Starting Point and launch the app. The audio starts automatically. Stick to the tour route & speed limit for the best experience. Please note that no one will meet you at the starting point.
  • Good value Purchase only one tour for the entire vehicle instead of taking the bus and paying for each person. You will see a significant saving. Connect your phone to car speakers by a wire or bluetooth. Enjoy the tour by listening together as you drive.
  • Flexible Schedule: Once the app/tour is on your phone, you can use it any day and at any time. You can use it over multiple days. And, also use it on your next trip here. This tour never expires.
  • Preview the tour: You can use it before the trip at home (highly recommended), use it during the trip, and use it after you come back.
  • Don't miss a thing: You will get everything with the app - a complete itinerary, travel tips, professionally narrated audio stories, story script, images, videos, deep dives, hidden gems, exciting locations, recommendations for hikes, adventure, activities, treks, and stop-by-stop direction.
  • Private tour: You can use it in your car or rental car. No worries about groups or crowds. Start the tour app on your phone. And it will direct you step by step. You can stop for as many breaks as you like. Take a break for Instagram photos, and take a break for lunch/snacks. Go on a hike. The tour will wait for you and start when you start again. You can even do the tour over multiple days. Go at your own pace.
  • Easy to use: The stories play themselves as soon as the GPS is activated. It requires no use of your hands at all. You can get HELP by calling, chatting, or emailing any time of the day.
  • Offline: There is no need for a cell signal or Wi-Fi while touring. App’s GPS map works offline.
  • Expiration/go again: The tour will last for the rest of your life on your phone. It is available for use on any day of your next trip.
  • Use pictures for a photo book: Create a photo book using clean (no crowd) app images of each spot to make a memorable trip. All the significant photos and the correct sequence is ready in the app for you to use.
  • Social media: Share clean (no crowd) images with friends/family.
  • Devices supported include iPhones with iOS 13 & above, Android phones with version 9 & above and all cellular-enabled tablets & iPads.
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What To Expect
Kalapaki Beach
Your first stop is Kalapaki, home to a pristine white beach and some impossibly calm water, thanks to a sea wall which keeps the waves at bay.
Grove Farm Sugar Plantation Museum
Get a dose of Hawaiian history at the Sugarcane & Grove Farm, where you'll learn about how this cash crop forever altered the course of Hawaii's future.
Old Koloa Town
Get a glimpse into the past at Old Koloa Town, a quaint little village dating back to the days of sugar plantations.
Poipu Beach Park
Why settle for one beach when you can have two in one spot? Poipu Beach consists of two sandy crescents forming a double beach, and is a perfect spot for swimming, snorkeling, and much more.
Russian Fort Elizabeth State Historical Park
Up next is a truly strange historical landmark: a Russian fort left over from a failed invasion attempt! Get to know the story behind it as you explore this peculiar piece of history.
Niihau - The Forbidden Island
You'll then pass Niihau, also known as The Forbidden Island. This privately-owned island has been forbidden to visitors for generations.
Puu Hinahina Lookout
For the best look at the Waimea Canyon, proceed to the Pu'u Hinahina Lookout. Here, you'll have the chance to snap some photos that are guaranteed to make your friends jealous!
Waimea Canyon State Park
If you want to actually trek into the canyon itself, you'll come next to the Waimea Canyon Trails, offering incredible hikes for all experience levels--as well as plenty of extra viewpoints!
Kalalau Lookout
One of the last lookouts on your tour is the Kalalau Lookout, offering spectacular views from the highest point accessible by road on the whole island.
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Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.
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Reviews (19)
Nov 2022
I enjoyed listening to stories of the history of Kauai. I wouldn't have known as much about Kauai or been able to find many of the stops on the tour. It made my solo trip enjoyable and I was able to learn along the way.
Response from Host
Nov 2022
Thank you so much for your feedback, Luisa! I’m delighted that my tour of Kauai added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visit.
Oct 2022
You have to follow the pre instructions for this and as long as you do it’s great. Really cool to drive without a group of folks and spend as much or as little time at a place as you want. I’d recommend researching Waimea and all the hiking trains along the coast before this. There are spots you’ll want to get to before 11am and if you’re wanting to hike this is a full day experience. If all you want to do is drive and stop for a pic or 2 you can do it in 2-3 hours.
Response from Host
Oct 2022
Thank you for your feedback, Hunter! That flexibility is one of the best features of our self-guided tour. I’m thrilled that my tour of Kauai added to your learning and that you enjoyed it. I also have 100 other self-guided tours for other parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic sites in the US — hopefully, you’ll get the chance to try them next time! Also, just to remind you, the tour you bought is yours for a lifetime. So, you can listen to it at home or on your next visi
Sep 2022
Well after I paid for the self guided tour TWICE!! Never received the guide at all. Twice!!! Good thing is was only 10 bucks twice that I got hopped by. I received confirmation but once you click on the confirmation the email goes away never to be found again. So no would not recommend it.
Response from Host
Sep 2022
Kimberlee, I apologize for the inconvenience. We searched our system and discovered just one booking in your name. We sent our instruction email on September 9th. Find an email: "Your tour operator sent you a message regarding your (Viator) booking." Additionally, check your spam folder. I also have 100 more self-guided tours for various parks, scenic drives, cities, and historic places in the United States – perhaps you'll have a chance to experience them the next time you visit! Also, as a reminder, the tour you purchased is valid for a lifetime. As a result, you may listen to it at home or at your next visit.

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