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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
  • 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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Popular mentions
We had a wonderful time for our 40th Wedding Anniversary 💖💖 The crew was amazing and told us about the history of the area.
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As novice ATV people, we moderately anxious about the experience. After 30 trips to Kauai, we thought we had done all the activities but never the ATV at Kipu. We saw parts of the island we had either never seen even though we enjoyed tours with groups and toured an
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This review is for the ATV ride on the kipu range. The location was easy to find. The vehicles were in very good condition. The tour guides were very friendly and nice. They have to be best tour guides I had for any kind of event. It rained for a few days before our trip and
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Fun guides and not-too-challenging terrain made this UTV ride perfect for me and my husband. Just the right amount of stops to view the gorgeous scenery, and the guides mixed up the order regularly to so one was stuck at the back the entire time. Well worth the time and money!
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We did this ride in a rainy spurt. The trails were a bit slick, but that mostly added to the excitement. The guides were both entertaining and informative. I ride often at home and was very pleased that this was not a boring little trail ride
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By: Kipu Ranch Adventures
5 062 reviews
Certificate of Excellence
This is an excellent experience! We took the Ultimate tour and had a blast. The guides were incredibly friendly
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Ultimate ranch tour
We had a wonderful time for our 40th Wedding Anniversary 💖💖 The crew was amazing and told us about the history
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Sandra W
Off road.
We had a very nice experience. It was a lot of fun. Beautiful views. Yes I would do it again and would recommend
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Ultimate ranch tour
It was fun ride drive and beautiful and we enjoyed hearing the legends, history and about movies filmed
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Awesome Ranch Tour
My wife and I visited while on our honeymoon and had a blast! First off I have to say Justin and Justin were great
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Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Wheeling in Hawaii
Awesome trip. Owen and James were very informative. Gave a lot of history about the islands. Definitely worth it.
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Brentwood, California
ATV Ranch Tour
This was our second time using Kipu Adventures. We had so much fun on the ATV's our first time to Kauai we knew
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brainerd, mn
Fun tour!
They did a nice job of combining driving, giving us info about the area and having time for pictures and enjoying
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Chesterfield, Missouri
The highlight tour is great for seniors!
As novice ATV people, we moderately anxious about the experience. After 30 trips to Kauai, we thought we had done
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Awesome ATV Adventure
Had a great time! Excellent guides, a very fun trail and top notch equipment made for a fabulous outing. Highly
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Calgary, Canada
It was a blast!!
This trip was so much fun and the scenery was spectacular, and the rains the day before made for awesome sliding
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Betty G
Most fun in a long time! Great tour guides.
Most fun in a long time! Great tour guides. The scenery was excellent. The equipment was in great shape.
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Awesome ranch tour!
We loved our ATV tour! Our guides were fun, and knowledgeable (sorry I don't remember their names). The tour we
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Maitland, Florida
Great off-road trek
Kipu is an operating cattle ranch and Kipu Ranch Adventures uses trails all across the ranch. We had a beautiful
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Bluffton, Ohio
Safe, But Adrenalin Pumping ATV Tour
This was my favorite part of our Kauai week. There is lots of rain in the winter, so the trails are muddy and
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  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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