Feel the Power of the Ocean on this Kauaʻi Trail
Smell the salt air as crashing waves explode below you. The compacting of air within the cliffs creates a special surprise. Our Kauaʻi hike will take us to a promontory, where we will see impressive views of Hāʻupu Mountain, Kawelikoa Point, and deep into the Kaua’i Channel in the direction of Oʻahu (which you can see at 108 miles away on extremely clear days).
Maha’ulepu (MA·HA ule·PU) is an area rich in natural and cultural history. Learn about the epic land and sea battle that was fought and won here by the people of Kauaʻi in the 1300s, giving it the name Maha’ulepu which literally means “and falling together.”
As one of the last remaining stretches of undeveloped coastline on the South Shore, the Maha’ulepu area is still fiercely protected by locals, who recognise its unique historical significance and aesthetic value; and fear more resort development.
On Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun, or by special request, our visit will include a guided tour of the nearby Makauwahi Cave Reserve to see Hawaii’s largest limestone cave and richest fossil site! We will also have an opportunity to visit with giant land tortoises that are doing their part to help restore native plants.
Know you’ll be doing your part, as 10% of every Kauaʻi tour will be donated to Makauwahi Cave Reserve and/or Mālama Maha’ulepu.
Snorkeling Adventure Add-On:
After the hike, you will be given the option to snorkel at a beautiful South Shore location. Snorkeling will add approximately two hours to the tour time. If you choose this option, please pack a lunch.
- Tour Highlights
- Guided tour of Maha’ulepu, an area rich in natural and cultural history
- Guided tour of the Makauwahi Cave Reserve to see Hawaii’s largest limestone cave and richest fossil site (Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun, or by special request)
- Opportunity to see giant land tortoises
What to Know Before You Go
You must be able to walk on unpaved, uneven terrain, including jagged lava rocks.
This area has the potential to be rainy and windy and/or hot and sunny, so wear appropriate clothing and closed-toe shoes.
Meeting locations vary for each tour: You will be sent a meeting location after you book.