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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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We signed up for the 7:00 AM to 10:30 ranch tour. Was perfect timing since we flew in the night before and would be up early, plus it's a little less expensive and less busy. From my initial phone call to questions to signing up everyone was helpful and patient. Upon
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Very nice people who provided a fun morning. Owen and Kai were our tour guides, and they made the morning delightful, safe, and fun. Banana bread snack was delicious.
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Very fun and beautiful ATV experience. The guides were awesome and full of information about the island and the private cattle ranch we were traveling into. This is the most professionally run ATV experience that we have encountered on any of the islands. Mahalo
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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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malfaro15
San Diego, California
10
Awesome ATV Adventure with Kipu Adventures!
Justin and Mana were awesome guides for our ATV tour. We were given proper training during the first part of the
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JenRed2014
Buffalo, New York
29268
See Kauai from up high!
We had an amazing time ATVing at the Kipu Ranch! Our teenagers (who aren’t usually impressed by much anymore) had
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Donna C
10
Amazing
Ryan and David were our tour guides. They did an awesome job. Safety, scenery and FUN. These guys are awesome.
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CoachJDC
Bethesda, Maryland
60
A don't miss fun experience at dawn
We signed up for the 7:00 AM to 10:30 ranch tour. Was perfect timing since we flew in the night before and would
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Victoria L
California
446140
Highly recommend!
Very nice people who provided a fun morning. Owen and Kai were our tour guides, and they made the morning
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Napamike16
42
Professionally run ATV experience
Very fun and beautiful ATV experience. The guides were awesome and full of information about the island and the
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yrapozo0
10
Awesome Experience
We had so much fun on this tour. We saw various movie sights and our guides shared a lot of information. The
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Schrinedog
Colorado Springs, Colorado
10
4 hour waterfall tour
Our tour at Kipu ranch was simply amazing. Our tour guides Justin and Mikey were awesome. They made the tour so
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Jay M
Fort Worth, Texas
6770
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
409
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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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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