Go kayaking on Kauai’s famed Wailua River, hike and swim in secret waterfalls all in the company of informative guides.
The Wailua River has been seminal to Kauai for centuries. It is also the focus of this fun outdoor experience. Guide Kelly Corbett helped me with my kayaking technique as we glided on the river. We then hiked for about a mile within the rainforest, at times passing through groves of water apple with their brilliant purple powder puff flowers. Eventually, we came to the beautiful Uluwehi waterfall for a quiet, heavenly swim. Kelly even made a bracelet from sea hibiscus bark during the hike, presenting it as a gift at the end of this fantastic experience.
Kayak Kauai 3-5971 Kūhi‘o Hwy., Kapa‘a, (808) 826-9844;
Want more Awesome Adventures in Kauai? This original travel article first appeared in the Summer 2016 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.