Waimea Canyon

Mark Twain called Waimea Canynon the "Grand Canyon of the Pacific" and it is one of Kauai's natural wonders. Eroded by water, wind and rain, Waimea Canyon is the largest canyon in the Pacific measuring 10 miles long, 2 mile wide and over 3,500 feet deep. Like the Grand Canyon, the lines along the canyon's walls indicate the different volcanic eruptions and lava flows that have occurred over the centuries.

The best time to see the canyon, and the wondrous views from the Kalalau Lookout, is in the morning, as clouds may move in around the noon hour, often totally obscuring all views. Such was the case on our very first visit to Waimea Canyon: we never saw a thing.

Tip: Before turning around and going out of the Canyon, go to the end of the road where you will find Kalalau Lookout for viewing both Waimea Canyon and the Napali Coast.

Click here for information on vacation package departure dates and pricing.

Travel Experience PO Box 99 - Clements, CA 95227-0099 - (800) 759-3238 - (209) 759-3733 - Email

CST #2036932-40

© Travel Experience Consulting 1995 - 2006. All rights reserved.