Waves and Waterfalls Multisport Adventure

About the Experience

Thousands of miles from any significant land mass, the tiny island of Kauai has kept herself mysterious and unconquered. Erupting over 7 million years ago, it is the oldest and most rural of the Hawaiian islands. The mystique of this tropical paradise offers a special opportunity to appreciate the powers of nature and to appreciate the Hawaiian people and their ancient culture.

Kauai’s dramatic North Shore is an enchanting setting full of rugged mountains, lush taro fields, heavenly beaches and spectacular sea cliffs. Our group will be based in a lovely private house near the beach in Hanalei Bay on the North shore of Kauai. There, our days will be filled with exploration of new beaches, aquamarine underwater lakes, hiking red dirt trails that lead to stunning views and cascading waterfalls, while discovering the abundant flora that calls Kauai its home.

While our trip will include plenty of opportunity for rest, reflection and relaxation, there will also be many activities you can choose to participate in, including kayaking on the Wailua River and hiking the NaPali coast, standup paddling, surfing, outrigger canoeing, and a snorkeling and whale watching trip on the south side of the island capturing a different part the NaPali coast.

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Waves and Waterfalls Multisport Adventure

About the Experience

Thousands of miles from any significant land mass, the tiny island of Kauai has kept herself mysterious and unconquered. Erupting over 7 million years ago, it is the oldest and most rural of the Hawaiian islands. The mystique of this tropical paradise offers a special opportunity to appreciate the powers of nature and to appreciate the Hawaiian people and their ancient culture.

Kauai’s dramatic North Shore is an enchanting setting full of rugged mountains, lush taro fields, heavenly beaches and spectacular sea cliffs. Our group will be based in a lovely private house near the beach in Hanalei Bay on the North shore of Kauai. There, our days will be filled with exploration of new beaches, aquamarine underwater lakes, hiking red dirt trails that lead to stunning views and cascading waterfalls, while discovering the abundant flora that calls Kauai its home.

While our trip will include plenty of opportunity for rest, reflection and relaxation, there will also be many activities you can choose to participate in, including kayaking on the Wailua River and hiking the NaPali coast, standup paddling, surfing, outrigger canoeing, and a snorkeling and whale watching trip on the south side of the island capturing a different part the NaPali coast.

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Day One: Getting Cozy in Paradise

Meet your fellow Wild Women at the Lihue, Kauai airport at 6:00pm and travel an hour to the North Shore. Enjoy a welcome seafood dinner and adventure orientation upon arriving at your home away from home.

To keep you immersed in the local island life community, you will be staying in a charming private house with a lovely garden!

Your home will be stocked with groceries and fresh fruit so the group can prepare breakfasts together. Most dinners will be catered at home and some lunches will be provided while you are off on daily adventures. You will also have the chance to sample local restaurants and cafes on the North Shore. Kauai is blessed with some of the freshest ingredients around, including seafood, local meats and organically and locally grown fruits and vegetables. Sit back and enjoy the flavours of Kauai coming to life; maybe over a cup of locally grown coffee or a fresh fruit smoothie with oranges from the trees in your backyard.

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Day Two: Hiking and Outrigger Canoeing

After breakfast, take a short hike in the hills overlooking a valley peppered with lush taro fields and 2 miles of crescent white sand beach along Hanalei Bay.

After lunch, you will participate in a lesson on traditional Hawaiian Outrigger Canoeing on the Hanalei River. Your guide Ann is an outrigger canoe racer so you will learn about the history of outrigger but you won’t race as you paddle the smooth and scenic Hanalei River, perhaps passing sea turtles along the way.

In the evening you will go out on the town for a dinner at a local Hanalei restaurant and stroll along the beach to watch the sunset over the Napali coast mountains.

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Day Three: Hiking NaPali coast

Spend the day hiking the Kalalau trail, the only land access to this part of the rugged coast.  The trail is graded but almost never level as it crosses above towering sea cliffs and through lush valleys.  The trail drops to sea level at Hanakapi’ai beach – this hike’s destination.  Later in the afternoon you will have time to snorkel or beachcomb on Ke’e beach before heading to home base for a massage.

You will have a free evening to explore the village of Hanelai Bay on your own, shop in the many boutiques or chill out on the beach and maybe pick up some fish tacos or a burrito for dinner and a MaiTai at a local hotspot to watch island life roll by.

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Day Four: Whale Watching Cruise and Snorkeling

Drive to Eleele for a 5-hour Snorkel/Whale Watching Catamaran on the other side of the island. You’ll enjoy lunch on the boat with a great day of snorkeling, boating & breathtaking scenery! Humpback whales are abundant in the waters this time of year, and dolphins are a regular sight.

Relax and enjoy massages back at the house and then you will have a special catered dinner of traditional Balinese cuisine and later might enjoy a stroll on the beach breathing in the tropical floral scents on the evening breeze under the stars.

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Day Five: Kayaking the Wailua River

Spend most the day kayaking down the Wailua River. This scenic, jungle river is lined with sacred sites including royal birthing rocks, sacrificial shrines, ancient villages and temples and places of refuge during times of war. The ancients called Wailua “the river of the great sacred spirit.” You paddle upriver roughly two miles to a beach and trailhead where you leave your kayaks for a short hike through the jungle to Ulu’Wehi Falls. Standing at 120′ high, the falls are lovely and inviting – cool off, take a dip! Once there you will relax, have a snack and enjoy a cool swim in the falls’ pristine waters.

In the evening you will have dinner at the infamous “Tahiti Nui” (the restaurant where many scenes from the movie The Descendants were filmed) and see a traditional luau for a fun evening of entertainment in town.

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Day Six: Botanical Gardens and Beaches

You will start your day with a tour of Limahuli National Botanical Gardens and Preserve. Set in a verdant tropical valley, the Garden is backdropped by the majestic Makana Mountain and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. In Hawaiian, the name Limahuli means “turning hands,” which recognizes the ancient Hawaiians who built agricultural terraces out of lava rock and planted cultivars of kalo (taro), an important cultural food crop.

After lunch you will take part in a Stand Up Paddling lesson on the Hanelai River. Your Wild Women adventure guide Ann Hettinger, who is a longtime resident of Kauai, is a world class Stand Up Paddler – there is even a film being made about her SUP adventures in Hawaii!

Back at the house you spend the evening relaxing and enjoying a home cooked dinner.

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Day Seven: Surfing 101

Spend the morning surfing – you will have a private surf lesson for your group and don’t be surprised to see your Wild Women sisters riding waves by the end of the day! The sandy bottomed bay is perfect for learning to surf – and if you would rather boogie board, you can do that instead. The important thing is to enjoy the ocean and have fun!

That evening, you will enjoy a sunset mini-catamaran or an ocean zodiac cruise. You will dine on a fresh sushi feast under the stars on the beach, in true island style.

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Day Eight: Aloha Kauai

After breakfast, you will spend the morning enjoying Hanalei Bay, grabbing a smoothie for a stroll on the beach. Then you will visit the local farmer’s market to see the showcase of local artisans wares and pick up some final souvenirs before returning to the Lihue airport by 1pm for afternoon departures.

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