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Nestled along Kauai's rugged Na Pali coast, Kalalau Valley was once home to thousands of ancient Hawaiians. Today it is a world-class backpacker's destination, it's cascading stream carving a beautifully sculpted terrain, filled with lush jungle and abundant fruit trees. Banana, papaya, mango, orange, avocado and many other exotic fruits have been planted over the years, to the delight of adventurous visitors.

Surrounded by impossible steep, impossibly green pinnacles, this modern paradise still maintains an aura of magic as the Na Pali mists wend their way among the verdant peaks. An immense stretch of pristine white sand beach lies at the mouth of the valley, where whales can be seen cavorting offshore beyond the daunting winter surf, and miraculous sunsets are the norm.

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