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Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Older Teens & 20s

Walk/Hike
Kayak
Snorkel

Dramatic Na Pali Coast & Waimea Canyon

From $3,599 - $4,849 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights

(+$1,270 to $1,620 for sgl. occ.)

An adventuring family's tropical paradise, Kauai is one of the most idyllic places on Earth. Hike its canyons, mountains and rain forest. Kayak and snorkel in its warm waters. Soak up its sunshine from the sand. Savor fresh island cuisine and relax at elegant oceanfront hotels. Discover the Garden Isle with your family. It's a journey in full bloom.

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Start Kapaa, Kauai / End Poipu or Lihue, Kauai

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Highlights

  • Hike mellow tropical trails through exotic fauna, lush valleys, pristine forest reserves and along dazzling coastline
  • Bliss out on secluded beaches where golden sand meets inviting turquoise waters perfect for swimming and snorkeling
  • Delight in nature's sensational scenes along Kauai's north shore and at Waimea Canyon, the Grand Canyon of the Pacific
  • Vacation with your family at luxurious oceanfront hotels on one of the world's most beautiful and biodiverse islands
Hawaii

Start Kapaa, Kauai / End Poipu or Lihue, Kauai

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Start your island journey by foot on the tropical foliage-laden flanks of the Makaleha Mountains | Learn the ins and outs of artisan chocolate production while visiting a family-run farm in the eastern highlands | Discover Hanalei's stunning landscape of waterfalls, emerald pinnacles and peaks, and one of the planet's most picturesque bays | Head to the "end of the road" on Kauai's north shore—botanical gardens and pristine beaches mark the start of famed Na Pali Coast | Find bliss in paradise at our luxurious getaway in Princeville.

Day 3 Slip your sturdy sea kayak into the calm waters in Hanalei, keeping your eyes peeled for wildlife as you glide over the water | Enjoy ono grindz—fresh and tasty local island fare—washed down with a fresh tropical fruit smoothie | A scenic journey along the Coconut Coast delivers you to Kauai's sunshine-drenched southern shore | Grab a mask and snorkel to get acquainted with the colorful creatures just offshore | Splash around on Poipu's postcard-perfect sandy beaches.

Days 4-5 Stand in awe of colorful Waimea Canyon, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific | Hit the trail in Kokee State Park to an overlook above the Awaawapuhi and Nualolo Valleys | Libation in hand, watch the sun sink below the horizon from our oceanfront hotel in Poipu | Discover a spectacular rugged coastline while hiking the Mahaulepu Heritage Trail past lithified sand dunes and craggy sea stacks.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,599 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,199 pp dbl occ

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Prices

From $3,599 - $4,849 pp dbl. occ.
5 days / 4 nights

(+$1,270 to $1,620 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Premiere Hotels

St. Regis Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii
St. Regis Princeville

Princeville (2 nights)

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai, Hawaii
Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort

Poipu Beach (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-2

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Kauai

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

St. Regis Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

St. Regis Princeville

Princeville (2 nights)

Expansive coastal views are accompanied by impeccable service and luxurious detail at this sophisticated tropical oasis on Kauai's lush northern shore. (pool, spa)

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort, Kauai, Hawaii

Ko'a Kea Hotel & Resort

Poipu Beach (2 nights)

This serene boutique hotel features a saltwater pool, full-service spa and rests on the famed golden sands of Poipu Beach. Travel + Leisure World's Best. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Note: The hiking terrain on this trip is a combination of forest and mountain trails and exposed coastal walks. Due to the abundant rainfall on Kauai, you can expect to encounter slick muddy conditions on trails at any time of year, but particularly during the winter months.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Climate & Itinerary Changes

Kauai's climate is generally pleasant year-round, with rainfall and surf being the main differentiators between the winter and summer seasons. Between November and April, the north shore, in particular, sees significant rainfall and heavy surf, which may affect the trail conditions and water activities on your trip. Rest assured, if changes to the itinerary become necessary, your Trip Leaders will offer alternative activities while keeping safety a priority.

Hiking on the Na Pali Coast

Na Ala Hele is the State of Hawaii Trail and Access Program, which monitors and manages access to public trails throughout the Hawaiian archipelago. Commercial access with a guide is strictly prohibited by the State on several trails, including the Na Pali Coast's Kalalau Trail. Please be aware that opting to do this hike will involve hiking without Backroads leaders or local guides. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions. We appreciate your cooperation in respecting the Na Ala Hele regulations. 

Why Travel with Backroads in Kauai

The Best Leaders in Kauai

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Kauai, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Kauai with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Kauai trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Kauai designed for families with older teens and 20s. These trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Kauai has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

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Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
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Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s
Kauai Family Multi-Adventure Tour - Older Teens & 20s

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Straight Talk

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Climate & Itinerary Changes

Kauai's climate is generally pleasant year-round, with rainfall and surf being the main differentiators between the winter and summer seasons. Between November and April, the north shore, in particular, sees significant rainfall and heavy surf, which may affect the trail conditions and water activities on your trip. Rest assured, if changes to the itinerary become necessary, your Trip Leaders will offer alternative activities while keeping safety a priority.

Hiking on the Na Pali Coast

Na Ala Hele is the State of Hawaii Trail and Access Program, which monitors and manages access to public trails throughout the Hawaiian archipelago. Commercial access with a guide is strictly prohibited by the State on several trails, including the Na Pali Coast's Kalalau Trail. Please be aware that opting to do this hike will involve hiking without Backroads leaders or local guides. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions. We appreciate your cooperation in respecting the Na Ala Hele regulations. 
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