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Kauai Ultimate Off-Road Ranch Tour

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With its diverse landscape, abundant wildlife, and unparalleled views, Kipu Ranch is one of Kauai's premier eco-tour locations. Buckle up for an off-road adventure into the tropical Huleia Valley, riding a 4WD through verdant pastures and ascending Mt. Haupu for a view of Kipu Kai beach. You may recognize filming locations for ‘Jurassic Park,’ ‘Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ and ‘The Descendants.’
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Kipu Ranch Adventures
235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
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    Kipu Ranch Adventures
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by Huleia National Wildlife Refuge
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    Kipu Kai
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • See some of Kauai’s best scenery on a 4WD tour of Kipu Ranch
  • Private and scenic ranch is only accessible on guided tours
  • Stop for photos at filming locations for movies including Jurassic Park
  • 4-person vehicles make a great family-friendly option
What to Expect
Meet at Kipu Ranch and gear up with a provided helmet and safety goggles. Get a lesson in operating a 2- or 4-person 4WD vehicle, and practice a bit if you decide to take the driver’s seat. Head out with a guide to tackle challenging, unpaved trails that climb 800 feet (244 meters) from sea level to the top of Mt. Haupu and Kipu Kai ridge. Take in views of remote Kipu Kai beach, and descend through the tropical forests and river of Huleia Valley. Along the way, see the rugged landscapes where hit movies like Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Descendants were filmed. Put yourself in the scene during photo stops, and take a ride on a rope swing worthy of Indiana Jones himself.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Kipu Ranch Adventures, 235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Safety helmets, goggles, and bandannas (required)
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Instruction & Practice
  • Entry/Admission - Kipu Ranch Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - Kipu Kai
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • All drivers MUST be at least 18 years of age to operate machines and MUST provide a valid Driver's License.
  • No recent surgeries, neck/back/knee problems, pregnant women, or any serious health conditions allowed on tours.
  • Covered closed toe footwear REQUIRED for all tours and during water activities (applicable tours only). Water activities are subject to weather conditions.
  • Drug and alcohol use is not permitted before or during tours. Impaired participation is not allowed for your safety.
  • Safety helmets and goggles are provided by Kipu Ranch Adventures and are required for all guests to wear.
  • Guests are required to arrive on-time. Tours operate on schedule and cannot wait for late guests. The option to reschedule will be presented to late arrivals.
  • Tours operate rain or shine with the exception of severe weather conditions.
  • If you are booking on behalf of another person or group, it is your responsibility to inform each participant of these restrictions.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum of 2 guests required to reserve a vehicle. Vehicles booked with 1 person per vehicle are subject to an additional charge.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mikey and Giggles led us on a great tour of the ranch. Some fun (not hard) off-road driving in the provided side by sides got us to great vistas. Giggles was on point with movie trivia (the ranch was the site of scenes from Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc) and also
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Guides (5 stars)were great on our ride on the afternoon of 2/22/20. Machines were also great (5 stars) but I feel like we spent a lot of time stopping and hearing stories (which were entertaining) versus driving/exploring (3 stars). I believe we stopped 6 or 7 times during the
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What a way to start your day! We just got done doing the early bird special with Giggles & Mikey and it was phenomenal. The sights were beautiful and the guides were entertaining. We did an air tour the other day but being able to drive the terrain was more than expected. Being
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We had such a great time with the early bird atv ride when we were there. Great guides Kai and Mana. They kept us entertained and Mana’s grandmother’s banana bread was delicious! Such beautiful landscape around us and great stories about the history of the land and the island.
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My wife and I did this for our honeymoon. Highly recommend the early bird special starting at 7:00 a.m. You avoid the light traffic of the afternoon ATV riding, and the weather and lighting for pictures was more favorable. The staff was exceptional! Troy and Mana educated us on
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Jay M
Fort Worth, Texas
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Fun off road experiment with great views and guides
Mikey and Giggles led us on a great tour of the ranch. Some fun (not hard) off-road driving in the provided side
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troy a
North Richland Hills, Texas
408
Not quite what we expected
Guides (5 stars)were great on our ride on the afternoon of 2/22/20. Machines were also great (5 stars) but I feel
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Felicia
Indianapolis, Indiana
40
What a thrill!
What a way to start your day! We just got done doing the early bird special with Giggles & Mikey and it was
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Nicolette S
20
Everyone loved it!!!!
This was an amazingly fun tour. Our teenagers (who tend to hate all activities) had a blast. We'd love to do this
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Stacey M
San Carlos, California
10
Off Roading in Kauai!
My husband and our two teenage children had the time of our lives off roading in Kauai! It was the highlight of
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kanicon
Los Angeles, California
23366
Great adventure sight-seeing around private lands.
We had such a great time with the early bird atv ride when we were there. Great guides Kai and Mana. They kept us
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Daniel B
10
Epic Adventure with Fun Facts and Stunning Views
My wife and I did this for our honeymoon. Highly recommend the early bird special starting at 7:00 a.m. You avoid
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Daydream594263
20
So much fun!
Owen and Kai were Awsome!!! I really recommend this with kids, so much fun and the sights of Kaua’i were
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Elizabeth E
23
ATV’ing at its finest
This was my first time on an ATV, and while I might not do it again, I did enjoy this tour and this company.
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LSajdakJr
30
What a Blast!
My wife and I had a blast this week at Kipu with Justin and Justin who were our guides. The “Justins” had a great
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  • Languages Offered: English
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