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Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

3.9 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

Kauai: Island Highlights Self-Guided Audio Driving Tour

Activity provider: Action Tour Guide

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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Valid 365 days
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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 taken via an app
  • Unique password (sent by email) for access
  • Live GPS map on your phone
  • Offline functionality
  • Audio narration
  • Written text explanations
  • Route from stop to stop
  • List of stops along the route
  • Entry to paid attractions
  • Vehicle rentals
  • Food or drinks
  • Transportation
  • Parking
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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This is a self-guided experience and not an entrance ticket. 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. Have questions? Visit Action Tour Guide’s Help page: https://actiontourguide.com/faq/

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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 app functions as a guide, an audio tour, and a map
  • 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 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 is valid forever, from the moment of booking. You will not need to change the booking if your travel plans change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Value for money
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We enjoyed this tour very much. We were unlucky and hit a little unpredictable weather. So we decided to do a driving tour to be safe from the rain. And with this we were able to see most of the island and learned so many fun historian facts. My teenage daughter she felt like she was in history class again, this time she enjoyed learning. Highly recommended from a family of 4, including a teenager and an infant.

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April 24, 2022

Was not an expensive purchase at $14 but well worth it if little is known about the island of Kauai. Easy to initially set up in the app from an active wifi connection & then data is not required as the commentary is pre-loaded and way points identified along the way. We enjoyed most the history of Kauai & many historical stories so well told by the narrator. One tip though is that where the way points are close together, you’ll need to slow your vehicles speed or the narration will simply skip to the next way points - and you miss the end of that storyline. Can highly recommend!!

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December 28, 2021

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

Product ID: 401023