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Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Local flavors (7-9hrs)

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Kapaʻa, United States
Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Local flavors (7-9hrs)

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icon7 to 9 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Bottled water
Letter size map of Kauai
Entrance fee to Waimea and Kokee State Park
10 percent off food at the Kokee Lodge restaurant
Lunch
Wheelchair accessibility. Our vehicles have no place to stow wheelchairs and walkers.
Infant and toddler car seats. if you have one please bring it.
Gratuities
  • Kela's Glass Gallery , 4-1400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA

    7:50 am Check in. 8:00am Departure for guest staying on all north shore resorts, The Kapaa hostels, Hotel Coral Reef, Pono Kai Resort, Worldmark Kapaa Shores, and Waipouli Resort. - Address: 41400 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, HI 96746. Do not input the dash. Park anywhere in the street. Don’t rely on Ubers.

  • Island Country Market , 4-484 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaʻa, HI 96746, USA

    8:10am pick up for guest staying at the Kapaa Sheraton, Aston islander on the Beach, Kauai Coast Resort, Kauai Shores, Kauai Beach Resort, Kauai Villas & all hotels located in Lihue town. *Wait outside of the Island Country Market, on the side facing the Highway. Don’t rely on Ubers.

  • Kauai Kookie Bakery & Kitchen , 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo, HI 96741, USA

    8:45-50 am PICK UP - Guest staying in Poipu, Koloa, Lawai & Kalaheo meet by Kauai Kookie. Address: Lawai Seven Eleven Address: 2-2436 Kaumualii Hwy, Kalaheo HI 96765. Here you will be able to grab a bite to eat and use the bathroom before the tour starts. Don’t rely on Ubers.

  • 8:00 AM
    This activity will end right where it started.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Tour needs a minimum of 5 people to go. We will let you know if we don't meet the minimum 24 hours before the tour so you can book a different experience or request the same one as a private.
    • Guest weighing 300 lbs and over please contact tour operator so we can best accommodate you
    • No walkers and wheelchair allowed as we do not have enough space when tours are full. Check with us the day before to see if we will have space to fit your walker.
    • Wear comfortable clothing, good walking shoes, hat or cap, and sunglasses.
    • Be on time. We will not wait as this tour has many pick up points and is a long day.
    • We will be contacting you the day before the tour via text with tour details and/or any changes. Make sure to provide a good phone number so we can contact you, and acknowledge the message when you get it.
    • If you are concerned about your health or have an underlying health condition we encourage you to book a private tour on our website**
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Must be healthy to participate in this tour. If you are feeling sick or slightly under the weather DO NOT join the tour. If you need to cancel after the 24 hrs prior to the tour we will give you a full refund with a doctors note.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Kauai Soul Travel
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the policy on sanitization during Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Local flavors (7-9hrs) ?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Local flavors (7-9hrs) .
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Local flavors (7-9hrs) ?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Da Westside Explorer - Nature's Wonders, History & Local flavors (7-9hrs) .

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    star-5
    West side Kauai tour .. beautiful
    Kelly_P
    , May 2022
    Great tour with Coco, she is a wonderful & knowledgeable tour guide. The tour highlighted the amazing & beautiful west side of the island, Waimea Canyon. Additionally there were several other stops that introduced us to Kauai’s local coffee, local bakery with island specialties & local specialty shops with locally made products. Recommend this tour!
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Dear Kelly, Mahalo for taking the time to share your lovely review with the traveling world. We appreciate your business, and we hope to see you on your next Kauai vacation. Take care and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Beautiful Waimea Canyon
    M_E
    , Apr 2022
    Coco was the best! She’s friendly and very welcoming. She has such a great sense of humor that we laughed so much during our tour! It was nice that this tour was in a smaller group, it was cozy. She was very knowledgeable of the culture and had great stories and information to share. I felt like we started out as strangers and felt like we were families by the end of the tour. That’s how much Coco made us felt so comfortable. Thank you Coco for such an amazing time!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Dear M_E Mahalo for choosing me as your on island guide, and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to guide you and I hope to serve your next Kauai vacation. Travel safe, Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Waimea Canyon Tour
    TONY_S
    , Apr 2022
    Coco drove us around the Waimea Canyon and she knew the very best photo ops. She is an excellent tour guide. The stories she shared added so much flavor to the time spent together.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Dear Tony, You are so sweet and your words so kind. Mahalo for choosing me as your guide and taking time to review me. It was a pleasure to guide you. Travel safe, aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Coco!
    Alicia_D
    , Apr 2022
    Coco was great! Sweet and friendly, entertaining for kids and adults alike. Very informative and made the best of a rainy day, able to pivot the tour to accommodate and keep everything fun and engaging
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Dear Alicia It was a pleasure to have and your family on board. Im so glad you enjoyed your tour despite the weather. I appreciate your business very much, and Im happy you chose me as your guide. Travel safe, Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Coco is amazing!
    Joan_R
    , Apr 2022
    We learned so much about the history of the island; an all encompassing ethnicity bakery, how coffee is harvested along with tasting the coffee grown here, waterfalls and canyons, how the island was formed, along with local folklore. Coco makes the tour relaxing, much laughter and also great food at the Lodge in the State park. This is a great way to spend a day. Great value and fun too
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Dear Joan, Your words are music to my ears :) Mahalo for choosing me as your guide and for taking the time to review me. It was a pleasure to meet you and would love to do it again. Travel safe, Aloha, and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Best tour you will ever be on
    Rachel_A
    , Apr 2022
    This was the best tour I have been and ever will be on! If you don’t take this, you are truly missing out. Coco was the most fun, entertaining, perfect tour guide. I felt like we were just out with friends and family all day. It was amazing. 1000% recommend and words can’t describe the amazing experience you’ll have.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    I think I wanna cry....or smile...or both :))) I love your review!! You are too kind and I appreciate your time to write such a lovely opinion. I strive to make my guests feel like friends rather than just a number. your words mean the world. Mahalo nui, Aloha and a hui hou
    star-5
    CoCo was an amazing tour...
    Odis_B
    , Mar 2022
    CoCo was an amazing tour guide. She truly knows the Soul and history of Kauai. Her love for the island and what she does shines through. An awesome tour. Definitely recommend
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Dear Odis B, Your word are so kind. Mahalo for taking the time to review your experience. it was a pleasure meeting and guiding you. Safe travels, Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Great experience despite the heavy rain
    yy2n4864kv
    , Mar 2022
    Amazing tour guide, accommodating with great humor. We encountered heavy rain but our tour guide changed course and we still had a great time :)
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Dear friends, Mahalo nui for your review and understanding of the weather. You have a great attitude, and it was a pleasure to have you on my tour. Im glad you enjoyed the experience despite the weather. May your next Kauai vacation be filled with sunshine and rainbows. Safe travels, Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Comfortable and stress free way to visit Waimea canyon!
    Modesta_L
    , Mar 2022
    Our guide Coco was excellent, always ready to take pictures, showing the tour her “secret” spots and very funny. Her van was very comfortable and stress less getting in and out of the parks!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Mahalo nui for sharing your wonderful review :) Im so happy you enjoyed your time with me. Safe travels and a hui hou
    star-5
    So great!
    Lisa_B
    , Mar 2022
    We had such a fun day learning about Waimea Canyon and Kauai Coffee and eating local treats. This tour was relaxing and enjoyable. Coco is a wealth of knowledge and super easy to chat with. Coco is the owner and guide. We highly recommend this tour! She also took great photos of us along the way.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    Dear Lisa, mahalo nui for sharing your experience with me. Im so happy to hear you loved it! It would be my pleasure to guide you again. Travel safe and stay strong A hui hou :)
    star-5
    Coco the tour guide was...
    Chris_V
    , Feb 2022
    Coco the tour guide was great. She had great knowledge of the geography, geology and cultural history of the area
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Mahalo Chris for taking the time to review your tour with me. Im glad you enjoyed it! Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    We had a great time. The...
    Kim_P
    , Feb 2022
    We had a great time. The day was beautiful. Coco Maria was an exceptional host with a lot of knowledge about the area and its history.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
    Mahalo Kim and Tim for choosing me as your on island guide and for sharing your experience. It was my pleasure to guide you. Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Good Tour of the Westside
    Sara_B
    , Jan 2022
    Lots of fun. The Tour guide, Coco, has a great sense of humor. Excellent knowledge of local environment and lots of good suggestions. Some nice local culture stops.
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
    Mahalo Sara for joining me this past Friday and for taking the time to review me. It was a pleasure to guide you and your husband. Safe travels and Aloha :)
    star-5
    Magnificent nature’s wonders
    Patrycja_G
    , Jan 2022
    The tour introduced us to magnificent nature’s wonders of da Westside of Kauai. The views were just breathtaking. Coco shared with us her immense knowledge about the island’s history and made valuable recommendations about other places worth seeing, must do activities or restaurants which cannot be omitted. Besides, she made us all feel that we were welcomed and warmly cared for. It was just wonderful experience.
    star-5
    Nice tour, great views....
    Neal_D
    , Jan 2022
    Nice tour, great views. Waimea canyon is very beautiful and you see views from several angles. Coco is kind and very knowledgeable too
    icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
    Mahalo Neal for your kind review and for supporting small businesses on Kauai. Hope to see you again. Travel safe. Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Fun in the Waimea canyon
    Charles_W
    , Dec 2021
    Coco is very knowledgeable about all things Hawaiian. The people, flora and fauna. She's the fun teacher...not the dull one.
    icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
    My sweet Charles, Mahalo for the compliments and for supporting my small business. I appreciate you. Have a most blessed holiday season Aloha :)
    star-5
    A must do!!!
    Michelle_R
    , Nov 2021
    The scenery was AMAZING and Coco made it that much better. She was very knowledgeable about the Hawaiian history and culture. My only regret is not doing this tour sooner. She gave us a lot of info on where to eat and beaches swim.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Dear Michelle, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. I'm so glad you loved the tour. I hope to host you guys in the future. Travel safe. Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-5
    Unforgettable experience with Coco the soul of Kauai Soul Travel
    Jennifer_S
    , Nov 2021
    Best day ever!!! My husband and I had been on the island for a week already, I personally thought we had seen so much of the island with kayaking/hiking, the ATV adventure, the botanical garden tour, and also having a rental car we had explored what I thought was the majority of the island, so I wasn’t sure I would enjoy this tour, but OMG was I wrong!!! Coco was amazing, her island energy was infectious, she took us first to the coffee plantation which blew my mind!!! A totally beautiful place with so much history. Coco made it fun with some trivia that we all enjoyed as we embarked onto our next point of interest, every stop was breathtaking, and all the knowledge that Coco shared was AMAZING!!! Then when we got to the Koke’e Lodge for lunch, where I enjoyed the avocado toast and my husband the loco moco, and upon the suggestion from Coco to try the Lilikoi Chiffon pie, we were happily fed and loved all the food!!! And the added bonus of getting 10% off our check…whoop whoop!!! This tour was hands down was the best day of our trip!!! Coco who is also the owner of Kauai Soul Travel is truly a delightful person who ensured we were all informed as to what happening and shared so much of the history and Aloha spirit, the van had picked up a piece of metal in the tire, and I can only imagine how stressful that would be but Coco ensured we all were informed and safe at all times!! Even with the tire, Coco was aware of the other couples evening plans and ensured even with the tire, we all got back in time for dinner luau plans. The tour was even better then what was described when we booked!!!! I am so thankful for the amazing day that Coco provided for us!!! This tour is so good, a couple who had been on this tour earlier in their trip had booked it again for the day we went!!! In my opinion that speaks volumes about how amazing it is!!! I strongly recommend this tour to anyone, it’s a beautiful way to see the island, with an amazing guide!!! Mahalo Coco and A hui hou
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    My sweet Jennifer, Thank you for the love letter and review. People like you are always a pleasure to share the island with. Your story inspire me. I know I will be seeing you again. Mahalo, Aloha and a hui hou :)
    star-4
    Waimea Canyon and certain parts of West side of Kauai tour
    Neha_S
    , Nov 2021
    So I would like to say first and foremost the tour guide Coco Maria is awesome and very knowledgeable about the area and you can see she has a passion for what she does! The reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because the overall experience of what we were expecting was less and especially for the price of the experience. We did a similar tour of places in Maui a few years back and you felt more immersed in the experience. I think it’s based on expectations- what the descriptions stated on the various websites and how it was “sold to you” versus what the tour ended up being. I would kind of compare this tour to a “hop on hop off tour” with commentary. You go to various places- take pictures of them and then hop back on and hear more about the area. If that is what you want/expecting than you will love this tour.
    2 travelers found this review helpful
    star-5
    Da’Westside was da bomb!
    Deb_Kevin
    , Oct 2021
    This was a great tour. Coco was so informative and engaging. Went above and beyond to make sure all participants were happy. Would highly recommend this tour to others.
    icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
    Mahalo deb for sharing your experience. It was my pleasure to guide you. I hope to share more of the island with you on your next vacation. Aloha and a hui hou :)

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