A helicopter tour will take you closer to the lush landscape of the Garden Isle of Kaua’i.
Few places on the Earth can be compare with the vertical landscapes of Kaua’i. The oldest of the Hawaiian Islands archipelago is relatively young geologically, about six million years ago, the molten lava took the form of those rocks like fortresses which rises to 1219 meters above the ocean, along the Na Pali coast north. Today, the cliffs and the valleys hidden inside forms a paradisiacal garden ennobled by a prehistoric air. No wonder that the island has served as the setting for a series of films from the South Pacific to Jurassic Park. The best way to explore the abundant green of the impenetrable landscape is flying with the helicopter. Afloat above the coast that seems covered by green velvet, you can see the waterfalls going down hundreds of feet in the shadow silent of a deep wooded valleys. You will be breathless seeing the coast sea suddenly disappearing on the briliant sea from underneat. Everywhere you see imposing cliffs which continues in large bays full of flowers and crescents of sand shaped by waves.
Kaua’i offers plenty of sunshine throughout the year, but winter is wet season, it is the peak season for tourism. The most beautiful weather and most attractive prices are in April-May and September-October. Flying by helicopter lasts 55 minutes, taking at least a week for exploring the island in casual pace. Helicopters leave from Lihue town. The flights are the most beautiful on sunny days, helicopters have air conditioning, no need special clothes.
Flying through Waimea Canyon, 1067 m deep, you can see dust-blown landscapes full of forests, comparable to a smaller scale version and more green of Grand Canyon. You can see groups of mountain goats that live on the brink rocky island. Admire the sandy stretch of the Kauapea beach, known as Secret Beach, go to rocky peninsula which houses the Kilauea lighthouse. After the helicopter tour, start on a trip through Na Pali on a highly frequented road. Kalalau Trail, 18 km long, along the north coast. It often goes up and down, but you will be fully rewarded with dream images, waterfalls, steep valleys, ancient ruins and you can see the beautiful beach of Kalalau.