See ancient volcanoes, endangered Hawaiian waterbirds, sweeping vistas of the untouched Maha'ulepu coast and experience famous Kauai "red dirt" firsthand! This ecological, historic and cultural tour will bring you closer to the island.
The Makauwahi Cave Reserve is a rare limestone cave and sinkhole system. We tour the cave and surrounding area and learn about the ancient island ecology. We begin 10,000 years ago, and work our way forward. Our private tours allow you to see deeper into this magical place.
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Learn about rare native plants, traditional Hawaiian farming techniques (taro loi), and feel the soft sands of ancient dunes. December through April, humpback whales breaching and blowing are a common site from vistas along the tour! Our tour guide will show you the geology and history like you had not imagined before!
In ancient times the island was inhabited by giant, tortoise-billed, flightless water fowl. Scientists have given the bird the Hawaiian name Moa Nalo. The bird was a weedy underbrush feeder, but is now extinct. In an experimental cross purposing of species, scientists are using orphaned african tortoises which were raised in various places throughout the Hawaiian islands to control the weeds. Join us and meet our weeders!!
We offer the 4 hour archaeology/eco-history daily. Tour times are either 8 AM- 12 Pm or 1 PM-5 PM. We offer pick-up at many Poipu area hotels, and for those staying outside of the Poipu area we pick up at the Poipu Shopping Village. Our 12 passenger, air-conditioned van allows for an intimate tour experience.
Tennis shoes or closed toed shoes are advised. The tour involves walking on uneven paths to see the majestic beauty of the coast, endangered Hawaiian birds and rare native plants.
*We CRAWL four feet through a three foot tall opening to enter the sinkhole. Please let us know if you have any physical challenges!!
*Caution- Restroom facilities are very limited on this rustic outdoor tour