THE STROLL

Formal Gardens

1½ hours

$35 per person

 9am TUE • WED • THUR • FRI
 1pm TUE • WED • THUR

"Planting for the future" is a large sculpture in the wild garden.

THE STROLL & RIDE

Formal Gardens & Wild Forest Garden

3 hours

$50 per person

 9am TUE • WED • THUR • FRI
 1pm TUE • WED • THUR

Na Aina Kai cart

THE RIDE

Formal Gardens & Wild Forest Garden

3 hours

$50 per person

9:30am TUE• WED • THUR
 9am FRI

Monk Seal

THE BEACH WALK

Formal Gardens & Kaluakai Beach

2½ hours

$50 per person

 9am TUE • WED • THUR

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THE TREK

Formal Gardens & Wild Forest Garden & Kaluakai Beach

5 hours

$85 per person

Call for availability

THE FAMILY TOUR

Formal Gardens &

Children’s Garden

2 hours

$20/child • $35/adult

9:30am TUE • WED • THUR • FRI

Nene Geese

THE BIRD TOUR

Offered Seasonally (DEC through APR)

2 hours

$60 per person

8:30am  WED

 

The Stroll • 1 1/2 hours • $35

The Formal Gardens are graced by a Poinciana Maze, Shower Tree Park, the Ka‘ula Lagoon with its plunging waterfall and tropical island, a Japanese teahouse, the Desert Garden and the Palm Garden. There are many fascinating and wonderful things to see here and you will be able stroll through this beautiful area at a leisurely pace.

This tour is limited to 8 guests per guide.          Please Contact Us for Reservations.          No self-guided tours.


 

The Stroll & Ride • 3 hours • $50

Enjoy a leisurely stroll and ride through both Formal and Wild Forest Gardens. Visit our miniature Hawaiian ahupua’a, Navajo Village, Athabascan Village, Under the Rainbow Children’s Garden, and Horticultural Amusement Garden. Discover the abundance of exotic tropical flowers and foliage and be charmed by the extensive bronze sculpture collection.

This tour is limited to 8 guests per guide.          Please Contact Us for Reservations.          No self-guided tours.


 

The Ride • 3 hours • $50

Enjoy a guided riding tour of both the Formal Gardens and the Wild Forest Garden on a covered open-air cart. Discover some of Na ‘Āina Kai’s numerous water features, including a spring-fed natural pond, palms and exotic tropical foliage. This tour gives a wonderful overview of the scope and variety of the Gardens, and is especially suitable for guests with limited walking ability.

This tour is limited to 8 guests per guide.          Please Contact Us for Reservations.         No self-guided tours.


 

The Beach Walk • 2 1/2 Hours • $50

This pleasant walk takes you from the Visitor Center down a flight of steps to our Wild Forest path. As you descend into the cool, woodsy Kuliha’ili Canyon, enjoy the towering trees, fragrant flowers and interesting foliage along a meandering stream. At the bottom of the Canyon savor time to stroll at Kaluakai Beach before boarding the Gardens’ bus for a ride to the Formal Gardens. Here you will delight in a variety of life-size bronze sculptures, our Poinciana Maze and the 3/4 acre Ka‘ula Lagoon featuring fountains and a plunging waterfall.

This tour is limited to 9 guests per guide.          Please Contact Us for Reservations.          No self-guided tours.


 

The Trek • 5 hours • $85

Trekkers explore all of the gardens, silent canyons, and ocean features of Na ‘Āina Kai. Enjoy the many moods of the Wild Forest Garden, Formal Gardens, Kuliha’ili Canyon and the white sands of Kaluakai Beach at the Lotus Meadow. The Trek requires advance reservations and includes lunch.

This tour is limited to 9 guests.          Please Contact Us for Reservations.          No self-guided tours.


 

The Family Tour • 2 hours • $20/child • $35/adult

Families will enjoy time in the Formal Gardens, where children may feed the Koi in Ka‘ula Lagoon, and walk through our Poinciana Maze, along with discovering the many varieties of plants and sculpture. From there it is on to the Children’s Garden, where their senses will be awakened as they explore Jack’s pond, a Navajo Village, a gecko maze, the rubbertree treehouse, a tropical jungle with bridges, tunnels and slides, a kid-sized railroad train, log cabins and a covered wagon – all among kid-friendly plantings. The Children’s Garden is a happy and educational environment for both child and adult!

Please Contact Us for Reservations.          No self-guided tours.


 

The Bird Tour • 2 hours • Dec - April • $60

This seasonal tour features areas of habitat that some of Kauai‘s native birds call home. Na ‘Āina Kai is one of the few places in the Hawaiian Islands where one can view albatross nests. The timing of these expeditions is set to allow visitors to observe some of the extraordinary activities of Laysan Albatross during nesting season which can include their unique mating/courtship dances, nest building, and/or chick care.  The Gardens’ permanent ponds are home to two critically endangered species, the Hawaiian goose (nene) and the Hawaiian moorhen, both of which nest here.  Other birds you may see are red-footed boobies, tropicbirds, great frigate birds, and pacific golden-plover. This special expedition visits areas of Na ‘Āina Kai that other tours do not include.

This tour is limited to 6 guests per guide.          Please Contact Us for Reservations.          No self-guided tours.