Exclusive Kalihiwai Waterfall Swim & Hike (Moderate to Strenuous)

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Highlight of the trip

Reviewed by: EAA, 2014/06/29

Truly one of the highlights of the trip. The hike was all encompassing including terrain such as grass, flat land, uphill, downhill, dirt, mud, rocks, crossing waterfalls and climbing up and down a rock! Pushed my limits with the rock climbing which was great! Knowledgable and personable guide. Lunch was satisfying. Swimming in the waterfall after hiking to the waterfall was priceless. A wonderful wonderful time.

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Thank you! This adventure is one of the first offered by the Carswell family, starting in 1999. It is truly a classic. I'm so glad that it was a highlight of your trip. Please visit us again next trip!

Aloha from Karin Carswell Guest, Owner

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Attended as:Solo Travelers
Activity Date:2014/06/23
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Kalihiwai Falls Hike

Reviewed by: Mr. Anonymous, 2012/03/31

This was an easy hike. I had envisioned something more challenging on a mountainside vs. being in a valley. The crossing of the waterfall and the swimming under the waterfall was enjoyable. The hike through the cow pasture could have been cut out and this would have made it more enjoyable with less time wasted with nonessential hiking.

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Attended as:Couples
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We didn't know there WAS a tour!

Reviewed by: georgej555, 2009/07/24

We hiked to this waterfall ourselves on our recent anniversary trip, and LOVED it. The waterfall was the perfect spot for our own romantic picnic. We saw NO ONE while we were there. I wish I HAD known there was a tour available, for two reasons. First, it would have been worth the money to have someone guide us, as we spent a lot of time trying to find the place. Second, had we known that a group of tourist might happen upon us at any time, we never would have gotten nearly so "intimate" on the rocks below the falls! (On second thought, maybe I'm glad we DIDN'T know about the tour...sorry if you caught us!) Still, it was a wonderful hike, and a beautiful waterfall.

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Great activity on our honeymoon!

Reviewed by: Caroline & Tanner, 2008/09/16

We had so much fun on the hike....it was a great hike for beginners and intermediate hikers. Great scenery and a look at the "back country" of Kauai. Our guide was very well informed of things on our hike....it was a great mix of a little adventure, fun, and really pretty relaxing, I would definitely recommend this activity to others

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Glad we did it.. never again!!!

Reviewed by: Katie, 2008/03/19

This is one of those "Once in a lifetime" things. We did it once, and never again in our lifetime!!! We did this on our Honeymoon and I thought that it would be a magical experience for my husband and I. Waterfalls, secluded swimming holes, us and nature!!! It was the most exhausting and strenuous activity that I could have picked on the whole Island!!! The description is correct you do go through moving streams and by streams they mean streams that are moving about 35 miles per hour and about 100-150 feet if not more from the ground. At a few points you have to be strapped on a wire, so you don't go down the waterfall!!
I am terrified of heights, so that is probably the main reason why I would not do this again. We are glad that we did do this.
Tip: Bring an underwater camera your digital camera will get wet!!!
We have the most gorgeous pictures from this activity!!!






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