The Hawaii we tourists all know is the land of tropical paradise, best known for its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters.
While this is undeniably true, we fail to appreciate the fact that there are other equally breathtaking sights in the Island easily accessible to everyone, both locals and travellers from different parts of the world. On the island of Oahu in particular, there is a not-so hidden gem that gives guests an Amazonian feel upon their visit and exploration. Yes, it is not much of a hidden gem anymore, fortunately, because you can go on this unique and exciting rainforest river adventure through Active Oahu Tours! Very much different from the typical Hawaiian experience, Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour is nonetheless a great way to explore Oahu and make the most out of your vacation in Hawaii!
Active Oahu Tours is the brainchild of Michael Gulden, who established the company in 2013 with the mission to share the fun and beauty of Oahu in a relaxed and more personalized way. One of Active Oahu Tours’ package tours is the Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour, hailed as the best kayaking experience on Oahu Island.
The experience is just so amazingly unique and exceptionally enjoyable that it was featured a number of times on blogs, articles, and even on television, such as on Ariyoshi’s Summer Vacation on Japanese TV. Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour has got to be remarkably spectacular to be given such exposure, feature, and tons of good reviews!
Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour takes place in the picturesque Kahana Valley, one of the last fully intact Ahupua’a, the Hawaiian term for land sections or subdivisions. Into the Kahana Valley, you will see majestic mountains, plenty of lush greenery, and a rainforest river, all of which give you that Amazonian feel and experience. This adventure is perfect if you want to explore more of Oahu and go beyond the usual beach views. Here in Kahana Valley, marvel at green scenery and lush rainforests, much like the Amazon sans the terrifying wild creatures like the anaconda. Truly, Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour offers extraordinary sights you never knew existed in Oahu or in the entirety of Hawaii!
While Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour is a self-guided, no-escort tour, it is nonetheless a guaranteed safe adventure as all you need to do is to follow the path of a calm river. Life vests will be provided, as well as all other kayak equipment, for your utmost safety and enjoyment throughout the duration of the kayak ride. Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour is great for beginners and is a fun way to bond with your family, as you and the gang paddle into the valley and be immersed in wonderful landscapes. While paddling your way into this scenic route, prepare to see wildlife, too! If you are attentive, you may catch sight of wetland birds perched on the tree branches and schools of fish swimming freely in the river.
To prepare for Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour, make sure to apply your sunscreen and wear swimming gear. While you will not be going into the water, you need proper swimming gear on so that you will be most comfortable during the adventure. Note, also, that this is definitely the most suitable outfit since you will be touring a rainforest where, obviously, there is a big chance of rain. Active Oahu Tours will not cancel booked tours due to these rains, as this kind of weather makes the experience more exciting and authentic, unless of course the rain is too strong that the safety of the guests will be compromised. The sunscreen is a must, of course, so as to protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun during this outdoor activity. Another way to prepare for the trip is to leave valuables at home, especially the non-waterproof ones, or just have a dry bag rented out, which Active Oahu Tours also offers for a reasonable add-on fee. To transport your kayak to the starting point of Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour, you may also need a vehicle to do so, which will only be a short one-mile trip. Everything else, Active Oahu Tours will provide — from the life vests and kayak equipment as mentioned, and the foam pads and straps to help transport the kayaks. Just keep in mind these tips and have an adventure you would never have expected to go on in Hawaii!
Active Oahu Tours’ Rainforest River Kayak Self-Guided Tour is undeniably an incredible experience for travellers of all ages. Book now and prepare to explore and marvel at Oahu’s green beauty!