When you want to experience all the beauty of Kauai while avoiding the crowds, let Keko Adventure Tours lead the way to greatness. Their self-guided hiking trips will take you far away from it all, so you can peacefully gaze in awe at the most beautiful locales on the island. Want to satisfy your need for speed instead? They can do that, too, with their guided downhill bike ride excursions.
Always a blast, their self-guided tours are well worth experiencing at least once. They’ll pick you up in their shuttle, drop you off at the start of the trail, and pick you back up at the end. But for a local’s view of the island’s greatest hits, you’ll want to go on the guided bike ride as well.
Their knowledgeable guides make all the difference in how you experience the island, after all. Although they stay on the trails, they’ll take you away from the tourist-heavy areas into stunningly serene landscapes. Then, they liven up the trip considerably with trivia, fun facts, and interesting activities (Dino photos, anyone!?). Their guides even know where to find the best overlooks that give you open views of the beautiful landscape and ocean beyond.
To experience all they have to offer on their tours, you’ll need to sign up in advance through their website. As you do that, note their height minimums, age and weight limits, and other restrictions. Planning on going on the downhill biking extravaganza? You’ll need to pass their riding test plus meet all the other requirements.
After signing up, you just need to read through their preparation materials to ensure you’re well prepared for the adventures. On all their trips, you’ll want to wear light layers, closed-toe shoes, and a wide-brimmed sunhat with a tie. Bring a jacket on your tour because it can get a bit chilly at higher elevation levels.
Don’t forget your reef-safe SPF 50+ sunblock, locally sourced bug spray, water, and snacks as well. And put your camera in a sturdy case and on a strap, so you’ll have it ready whenever opportunities for amazing photos arise.
On your selected tour date, they’ll pick you up in their shuttle van at the indicated meeting point, and then transport you to the trails. After that, you just have to follow the trails across the island landscape while enjoying all the amazing views. Depending on your selected tour, you’ll spend between two to four hours exploring before returning to town.
Their hiking adventures include:
Kapaa Self-Guided Hike
On their self-guided Kapaa hike, you’ll start on the Moalepe Trail, and then make your way down the Kuilau Trail. The shuttle will drop you off at the start of the first trail and pick you up at the end of the second one. All along the way, you’ll get to hear wonderful birdsong, view tropical flowers, and make amazing discoveries of all kinds.
On the Waimea Canyon self-guided tour, you’ll start at the Awaawapuhi Trail, and then loop around to the start of the Nualolo Trail. Both of those pathways will take you up the ridges along the Napali Coast where you can enjoy phenomenal views all around. It’s a challenging hike, for sure, but well worth the memories you’ll make on your trek.
Downhill Bike Tour
The Downhill Bike Tour is their most popular excursion, and for good reason. You get to pedal alongside your guide through the stunning Waimea Canyon while seeing all the greatest sights along the way. The fast-paced trip feels absolutely exhilarating from the start, satisfying your need for speed in a truly picturesque setting.
Want to dream up your own adventures? Just ask about their private tours. They’re happy to help you curate a trip for 5 to 23 guests, complete with transport from your hotel. You’ll get help customizing the trip to everyone’s fitness levels while meeting all your preferences for fun island explorations.
-Don’t forget to ask your guide for recommendations on all the top restaurants, attractions, and beaches on the island.
-Their guides reserve the right to cancel their tours due to adverse weather conditions or other safety issues. If you need to cancel, give them at least 48 hours’ notice to get a full refund.