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Kauai by Air

Best Hidden Places in Hawaii

This “place” is a departure from our usual specific location suggestions. This “hidden place” is the entire island of Kauai—as seen from the air. The Garden Island of Kauai is one of the least developed of all the Hawaiian Islands and most of its natural beauty is as yet untouched. Ninety percent of the island is inaccessible by land vehicle, and 70 percent is inaccessible by foot. “Flightseeing” is the only way to take in the treasures of these remote areas.

Helicopters weave in and out of the breathtaking emerald knife-edges of the Na Pali Coast and soar over Mount Wai’ale’ale in the center of the island, the wettest spot on earth (440 inches of rain a year). Abundant waterfalls and rainbows seem to greet every turn.

By air is the only practical way to see the 200-foot Manawaiopuna Falls, the waterfall in the film Jurassic Park, which is hidden deep in an ancient valley. Helicopters pass over the awe-inspiring Waimea Canyon, dubbed the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific” by Mark Twain. Then trekking along the coastline rewards you with miles and miles of Kauai’s incredible beaches.

If you take your flightseeing trip at the beginning of your visit, you’ll have a better understanding of the island’s geography, helping you pick out locations you’d like to visit when back on the ground. The images you take with you from a helicopter tour of this pristine paradise will stay hidden in your memory forever.

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