Get an early start on the day with 5:00am pickup at your centrally-located Waikiki hotel, then transfer to the airport for the short flight from Oahu to Lihue. When you touch down on the island, begin a tour of Kauai highlights: see Opaeka’a Falls dropping into a jungle pool, visit the cove at Ahukiki Landing, take in Lydgate Beach, and tour Kapa’a, the largest town on Kauai.
Continue to Kealia Scenic Viewpoint, Kalalea Mountain, and Princeville, stopping at sites made famous by a long list of films made in and about Hawaii, including Jurassic Park, King Kong, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Donovan’s Reef, Blue Hawaii, and Lilo and Stitch.
Pause for lunch at Tahiti Nui restaurant—it's featured in the Oscar-nominated film The Descendants—and choose between a salad, chicken sandwich, pork sandwich, or cheeseburger, with unlimited soft drinks.
The next stop is Hanalei, where you'll find the Hanalei Pier from Blue Hawaii, then at 3:30 pm, you’ll lift off above the island for a 50 to 55-minute sightseeing helicopter tour. Soar above the hidden beaches of the Na Pali Coast, see Hanapepe Valley and Waimea Canyon from the air, and get views to Hanalei Bay and Mount Waialeale, Kauai’s highest point.
Following your helicopter tour, make your way back to the airport for a flight to Oahu, then finish the day with drop-off at your hotel by 7 or 7:30pm.