GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives. Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.
The App that’s just like having a tour guide in your car!™
Stories, local tips and directions as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.
All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.
Download over wifi, tour offline. No data, cellular or wifi required.
KAUAI & HAWAII DRIVING TOUR APPS
KAUAI – GYPSY GUIDE
Hawaii’s Garden Isle, Kauai, has a set of wondrous natural features that makes it unique and distinctive from the other islands.
Your travels with GyPSy Guide Driving Tour Apps will take you from deep red canyons carved into the volcanic rock, to lush, green rain forest and many of Hawaii’s very best beaches. The best way to explore is to rent a car and take yourself on your own sightseeing drives.
We recommend dividing the island into at least 2 days worth of sightseeing, but giving yourself more time is even better if you can pull yourself away from Kauai’s golden beaches. The island is not large but there are so many things to see and do, you can easily fill your days exploring.
Enjoy the friendly laid back personality of Kauai as you visit towns with fun folk art and delicious smoothies and shave ice flavored with local tropical fruits.
KAUAI TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Although we divide Kauai’s best sightseeing into 2 regions, our app is designed as one large tour, rather than discreet individual tours. This allows complete flexibility. Start driving towards the area you want to explore, join the tour anywhere along the route and GyPSy will provide you with all the options, instructions and commentary you need to explore each region.
North and Eastern Kauai
This half of the island tours through the famous northern beach and resort areas of Hanalei and Princeville. The tour continues all the way to the end of the road at Ke’e Beach. Between Princeville and Lihue we’ll explore many fine beaches and the vibrant town of Kapa’a.
South and Western Kauai
The resort area of Poipu is home to south shore’s best beaches and the island’s most famous blowhole; Spouting Horn. Drive further for the artsy town of Hanapepe. From historic Waimea, we travel up Kauai’s volcanic mountains to the superb Waimea Canyon and continue to the awe-inspiring viewpoints of Koke’e Park perched above the Na Pali Coast.
Koke’e State Park
KAUAI TOUR ROUTE MAP
Indicate our suggested start locations, or join the tour anywhere along the route and as you pass through the next point, commentary will trigger automatically.
LISTEN TO SAMPLE COMMENTARY – KAUAI
Where does the tour start?
There is no set place to join the Kauai Tour – just join anywhere along the route.
From Princeville, Hanalei and Kapaa areas: just join Highway 56 driving in the direction you want to explore.
From Poipu: The tour goes throughout the Poipu area. If driving out to further away places like Waimea Canyon and Hanalei, you will automatically join the commentary as you drive away from Poipu towards Koloa. Poipu Rd is a great place to join.
If you have downloaded the tour before arriving, you can start as you begin leaving the airport and car rental area.
Wherever join the tour, enjoy your visit to Kauai. Aloha!
Do I need more than 1 tour for Kauai?
No. Kauai is a compact island, though you can easily spend multiple days exploring. We’ve combined all the best sightseeing into one great-value, touring app. Since there is essentially just one main highway for the island, all you have to do is drive towards the area you are interested in exploring. The commentary includes all the directions and instructions you’ll need to enjoy the different areas.
Can I see the whole island in 1 day?
Its a little too much to try and see everything in one day. We recommend to give yourself a minimum of 2 days of car touring; one day for the north and eastern parts like Hanalei and Kapaa. Use the other day for Waimea Canyon and Poipu which are accessed from the south side of the island.
What should I bring?
Its important to keep charging your device as you drive and we recommend using a DC cigarette lighter-style of charger. Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.
Bring water, sunscreen, hat and sturdy shoes if hiking. You are never too far away from a gas station on Kauai.
Make sure you have lots of memory for your camera or phone – you will take many photos!
Don’t forget your smile and some aloha.