Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

From US$ 10 per person

Tick off the highlights of Kauai with this self-guided audio tour. Explore the island at your own pace as you see canyons and beaches while learning about its history.

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Audio guide included
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Kauai’s most vibrant sights, from the verdant Tree Tunnel to the forbidden island of Niihau and beyond.
  • Learn the history of the island, from the Polynesians’ arrival on canoes to the cultural upheaval brought about by the American sugar industry.
  • Hear ancient Hawaiian legends, like the one about the boy who journeyed to the land of the dead to rescue his lover
  • Learn about Kauai on a self-guided audio driving tour
Full description
Explore Kauai on a self-guided audio tour that you can do from the comfort of your own vehicle. Drive along the most famous stretch of Kauai's historic highway and see the island's must-see sights. Visit Grove Farm, see what remains of the once-booming sugar plantation industry, and learn how the ultra-rich sugar barons lived. Also, learn about the industry's connections to the American Civil War. Then, head to the beautiful Poipu Beach and see the surfers hitting the waves. You might also spot Rocky, the Hawaiian monk seal who’s something of a celebrity on Kauai. Catch a thrill as you pass by the Hanapepe swinging bridge. This precarious bridge spans a vast valley for amazing views and an exciting adrenaline rush. Then visit the 3,000-foot Waimea Canyon and take spectacular photos of the lush green landscapes. The last stop on this audio tour is the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, a secluded slice of paradise complete with jungles, cliffs, and crashing ocean waves. As you drive along, you'll also learn about the island's best hiking spots and the fascinating, complex history of Kauai and Hawaii. Hear about the first people who cross the ocean in tiny canoes to get there, and discover their culture and traditions. You'll also learn about the arrival of American businesses, and how it changed the islands forever.
Includes
  • Self-guided tour via the Action Tour Guide app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access to the Action Tour Guide app
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This is a self-guided experience. There will be no guide waiting to meet you. The tour begins at the Kauai Visitors Bureau, 4473 Pahe`e Street Suite F, Lihue, HI 96766, USA. Be sure to check your email before you begin to download the Action Tour Guide app, enter your unique password, and access your tour. These steps require good data/wifi. From there, simply follow the audio instructions and the route.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Headphones
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Power bank

Know before you go

  • This is a self-guided tour; no guide will accompany you. The Action Tour Guide app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map all in one
  • Please arrange for a vehicle before you take the tour. You only need to book one tour per vehicle, not per person
  • After the booking, you will receive an email with a link to the Action Tour Guide app and a unique password to access the tour within the app
  • This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists
  • Most stops along the tour have animated videos allowing you to visualize what you cannot see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms
  • This tour has no expiration. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 /5

based on 2 reviews

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This guide was easy to use and really fun! It created a lot of memories for my husband and I during our honeymoon trip. It was so lovely to drive around the beautiful island and take it all at our own pace, getting out at a stop when we wanted or skipping others we didn't care as much about us. It took us to a lot of cool little places on a convenient route that we wouldn't have found on our own. Very informative and well worth the price! It took us about a day and a half to get through it all.

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September 7, 2021

We tried repeatedly to get the guide to work, but had no success. We used a GPS guide in Maui earlier this year and had no problem. This guide seemed to jump randomly from location to location. The narration we heard was good, but we couldn't get it to match up with what we were seeing. Definitely do not recommend this one.

September 26, 2021

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