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If you're going to the Jurassic Park island, do yourself a favor and see it the Jurassic Park way, from a helicopter! 

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**Insert Jurassic Park theme song here.


There are tons of beautiful things to see and do in Kauai, but taking a heli tour was at the top of my list!


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If you've never done a Helicopter tour over Hawaii, trust me, it's worth the cost. ($250-$300 per person).


The tour starts near the Lihue Airport, and quickly takes you over the lush forests and mountain ranges towards Waimea Canyon.

There are a few different options to fly around the Garden Isle; By plane, or by helicopter. And with helicopter, you can do doors off, which is what I opted for (even with my fear of heights).

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Of course, we got to fly around the famous Jurassic Park falls. If you forgot what that is, you can watch the scene here: Jurassic Park Falls

Some heli tours let you actually land at the base of the falls and explore around.

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We even got lucky with a giant rainbow over the falls!


But the real reason I wanted to fly over Kauai... To see the famous NaPali Coast.

After seeing the falls, forests, and Waimea Canyon, we headed that way.

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We flew over one of the hikes I did the day before, NuAlolo Trail.


Enough of my words. I'll let the photos speak for themselves. I give you, the NaPali (Jurassic Park) Coast from above!

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The textures, shapes, colors of this coastline were just unreal. 

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This mountain range was one of the most beautiful I've ever seen in my life.

The lush greens, the deep reds, and the crazy weather all make for one the most unique places in the world.

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After one more quick loop, we started to head towards the beautiful Hanalei Bay.

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As we headed inland back towards Lihue, we had one more quick place to see. 

Considered the wettest place on Earth, yes, you read that correctly, Mount Wai'ale'ale.

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The 5000 foot tall mountain receives an average of 450 inches of rain per year.

Which is why I didn't get very many photos, my camera got soaked here!


Do you have wanderlust yet? If you want to see a place from heaven and have your breath taken away, take a Kauai helicopter tour. 

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I booked my Helicopter tour here: kauai.com


Follow me on Instagram here: @seanchess

PROS:

Breathtaking views!

A bucket list opportunity.

Perfectly safe, and just, wow. Do it.

CONS:

It's very pricey, but absolutely worth it. (Up to $375 each).

Doors off heli = Very windy, cold, and wet.

No more cons, just pure bliss in the sky!

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