Would you like to go hiking on Kauai, but feel as though you might need, or want, a guide? Kauai Hiking Tours may just be the company for which you are looking. Primary guide and founder, Jeremiah Felsen, has been working as an Adventure Facilitator for nearly 20 years. During that time, he has personally guided thousands of individuals into the wilderness throughout much of the US, including Virginia, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Hawaii, and the US Virgin Islands. He moved to Kauai in 2009, and has been leading hiking and backpacking trips on the island for the past 15 years. Jeremiah has hired a few other capable and trusted guides as well. They will all share their passion and knowledge with you for out-of-the-way places while, at the same time, caring for the aina (land) and its future.
Kauai Hiking Tours was the first, and is one of only three companies, on Kauai to meet the stringent requirements necessary to become certified as a Sustainable Tour Operator. The Sustainable Tourism Association of Hawaiʻi (STAH) is a member-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Their mission is to protect Hawaii’s unique, natural environment and host culture through the promotion of responsible travel and education programs relating to sustainable tourism for residents, businesses, and visitors.
Whether you are a beginner hiker or a veteran backpacker, Kauai Hiking Tours has just the tour for you. They even offer a driving tour for those less capable to walk! There are hiking tours that range from 2 to 8 hours in length, and specialty tours which are custom designed for your group. Check out the Survival In Life Skills and Nature tour, especially if you have young ones. Take a private tour, or join in with others. Prices are based on a group of four. The guides will keep you safe, on the trail, and well prepared, with the appropriate equipment for your hike to unbeaten paths.
Choose from these commercially permitted hikes:
Waimea Canyon and Koke’e:
Cliff Connector Trail
Mahaulepu Heritage Trail
These hikes are outlined on the Kauai Hiking Tour website, along with many frequently asked questions and answers. Your guide’s job is to pick the perfect trail for your group. By learning about local history, flora, and fauna along the way, your hiking experience will be enhanced. The goal is to give you the best possible hiking experinece while you are on Kauai.
Guided Hike Prices:
Kauai Hiking Tours offers a wide range of custom tours with prices that range in cost from $75 – $195 per person. Most private tours are priced per group of 4; however there is no minimum amount of people required for these tours. Private groups with more than 4 people are charged an additional per person fee equal to, or less than, the per person price for that tour. They offer individual traveler discounts, or possibly group you with other solo travelers when possible. Tipping is encouraged, but not required. If you enjoyed your tour, say thank you to your guide with a tip. A customary tip for adventure tour guides is 15-20%.
You may cancel up until 5 days before your tour starts. No cancellations, changes or refunds can be made within 5 days of your tour, but they will attempt to reschedule you if possible. Cancellations made more than 5 days before the start of the tour may be subject to a 10% service charge.
A Couple of Yelp Reviews:
This company is simply the best! Jeremiah provided us with a totally individualized hike. He was incredibly attentive to the 3 of us and extremely knowledgeable about the plant and bird life. He took us on a trail that was remote and provided us with a day away from other people. We were able to “hear” the beautiful forest we were in and smell the life in it. Jeremiah identified plants and birds all along the way. He is amazing. And the vistas that opened up at the end of the hike were outstanding! We are very well travelled and have hiked extensively in North America, South America, Europe, and Australia. This was, without a doubt, one of the ( if not the) best guided hikes we have ever done! Well done and appreciated!
Do yourself a favor and if you’re vacationing on Kauai, book a hiking tour through Jeremiah. You absolutely will not regret it. My wife and I spent our honeymoon on Kauai, and I wanted to take her on an outdoor adventure. I had been in touch with Jeremiah prior to our wedding and literally a couple days into our honeymoon, I remembered I booked a tour with him. He didn’t have exactly what we wanted to do, but we ended up joining an older couple on what was simply a breathtaking hike. The views and images we took in on the hike were simply jaw dropping. I’m deathly afraid of heights, but I was able to do the hike even though there were times I doubted myself.
Phone: (808) 212-9928
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