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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.’
  • 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
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local guide
  • Safety helmets, goggles, and bandannas (required)
  • Drinks and snacks
  • Instruction & Practice
  • Entry/Admission - Kipu Ranch Adventures
  • Entry/Admission - Kipu Kai
  • 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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All reviews indiana jones atv tour rope swing the early bird banana bread beautiful property red dirt a lot of fun jurassic park movie locations great history knowledgeable guides photo ops island history awesome tour amazing scenery fun ride
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our guides Owen and Giggles (his nickname is not a misnomer; his laugh is really infectious) made our 3-hr tour a standout. I'll note that from the beginning, Owen was upfront in saying that this was not an unguided ATV tour where they toss you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ahenkel3400
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was husband’s and my second time with Kipu Ranch, and our daughter’s first time. We had a blast! Ryan and Giggles were excellent guides, providing history and educational info at each place we stopped. The banana bread snack was delicious and much appreciated. It...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank DebbieM3450
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had an amazing time on the ATV tour of the ranch. With it being our first time in Kauai, we wanted to see more of the island and learn about how it has become what it is. The tour was filled with beautiful sights...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jake R
Reviewed 4 days ago

I did the 2 hr ATV tour, it was really beautiful and I'd definitely recommend it. However, I am a lone traveler and they told me if I wanted to drive my own 4x4 I'd have to pay for 2x people which was unfortunate. It...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Anon-traveler567
Reviewed 5 days ago

We toured on a helicopter, on a zodiac boat to Napali and ATVs. I have to say that the Kipu Ranch tour was by far our favorite. We enjoyed the scenery and even the red dirt! Our guide was well versed in local culture. He...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank sandrasamssmith
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6 September 2019|
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Response from Stokes1414 | Reviewed this property |
The cruise port we are aware of is in Nawiliwili port by Marriott and this place is 10 minutes around the corner. Yes- you should be able to Uber there. Donit! This place is soooo worth it!
14 August 2019|
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Response from hiflyer767 | Reviewed this property |
I wouldn't recommend taking small children. The road conditions can be rough and the ride can be bumpy so I think safety would be an issue.
5 August 2019|
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Response from CaptainBilly83 | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure about pick up, we drove ourselfs there it was easy to find
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