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Kauai Ultimate Off-Road Ranch Tour provided by Kipu Ranch Adventures

Kauai Ultimate Off-Road Ranch Tour

Kauai Ultimate Off-Road Ranch Tour
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About
Go off-roading in Kauai on a 4x4 tour of Kipu Ranch, a historic landscape of mountains, valleys, and the secluded Kipu Kai beach. Get a lesson in driving a 4WD vehicle, or ride as a passenger if you prefer. Follow a guide to reach hidden and remote parts of the private ranch you’ll recognize from movies like Jurassic Park and The Descendants, stopping to take photos at each spot.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29932P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Safety helmets, goggles, and bandannas (required)
  • Light snack
  • Instruction & Practice
  • Entry/Admission - Kipu Ranch Adventures
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • We encourage our guests to bring a reusable water bottle. Water refill stations available at check-in.
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Kipu Ranch Adventures, 235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All guests are required to wear a face covering (face mask, bandana, face gaiter, etc) during check in and at any time where they are unable to safely physically distance (6 feet or more) from staff and other guests outside of their party.
  • Any person experiencing a temperature of 100.4 degrees and higher and/or experiencing flu-like symptoms should not participate and will either be refunded or rescheduled for a later date.
  • All guests are asked to follow federal, state and local orders pertaining to social distancing, masks, and travel requirements. For the most up-to-date information on travel updates, please visit our website
  • Digital Waivers MUST be completed by all participants prior to arrival to support a contactless check-in process. A link to the digital waiver form will be included in reservation confirmation. No printing required.
  • All drivers MUST be at least 18 years of age to operate vehicles and MUST provide a valid Driver's License. We recommend designating 1 driver per vehicle so that drivers can get properly acclimated with vehicle operations. We can allow up to 2 drivers at your discretion. Drivers are able to switch driving at designated locations.
  • Minimum of 2 guests required to reserve a vehicle. Vehicles booked with 1 person per vehicle are subject to an additional charge.
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All guests MUST provide proper documentation at check-in showing proof of eligibility to participate. Acceptable forms of documentation: State of Hawaii Travel and Health Form: "Safe Travels" Negative Pre-Test found on website profile at https://travel.hawaii.gov - Screenshots and printed documents are not eligible.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Safety helmets, goggles, and bandannas (required)
  • Light snack
  • Instruction & Practice
  • Entry/Admission - Kipu Ranch Adventures
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • We encourage our guests to bring a reusable water bottle. Water refill stations available at check-in.
Departure details
  • Kipu Ranch Adventures, 235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • All guests are required to wear a face covering (face mask, bandana, face gaiter, etc) during check in and at any time where they are unable to safely physically distance (6 feet or more) from staff and other guests outside of their party.
  • Any person experiencing a temperature of 100.4 degrees and higher and/or experiencing flu-like symptoms should not participate and will either be refunded or rescheduled for a later date.
  • All guests are asked to follow federal, state and local orders pertaining to social distancing, masks, and travel requirements. For the most up-to-date information on travel updates, please visit our website
  • Digital Waivers MUST be completed by all participants prior to arrival to support a contactless check-in process. A link to the digital waiver form will be included in reservation confirmation. No printing required.
  • All drivers MUST be at least 18 years of age to operate vehicles and MUST provide a valid Driver's License. We recommend designating 1 driver per vehicle so that drivers can get properly acclimated with vehicle operations. We can allow up to 2 drivers at your discretion. Drivers are able to switch driving at designated locations.
  • Minimum of 2 guests required to reserve a vehicle. Vehicles booked with 1 person per vehicle are subject to an additional charge.
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical 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.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All guests MUST provide proper documentation at check-in showing proof of eligibility to participate. Acceptable forms of documentation: State of Hawaii Travel and Health Form: "Safe Travels" Negative Pre-Test found on website profile at https://travel.hawaii.gov - Screenshots and printed documents are not eligible.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kipu Ranch Adventures
    235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, USA
    See address & details
  • 1
    Kipu Ranch Adventures
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    Check-in 15 minutes prior to tour time
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
466 reviews
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422
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Gladys S
Sebastopol, California3 contributions
Wonderful adventure - we would definitely do this again.
Sep 2021
What a wonderful, exciting experience. The guides were amazing and knowledgeable. So kind to stop for multiple picture sites along with history. One of the guides even had a personal family story about Steven Spielberg during one of the Hollywood video shoots. There were 4 of us on our tour, we switched off drivers and thoroughly enjoyed the adventure, scenery and history.

This is an adventure we would definitely do again.

Supplies: We took a garbage bag for our muddy clothes. It wasn't completely needed, but we were happy to have it for our shoes. They provided a cloth to clean the dirt from our faces. We did need to show proof of vaccination. Top quality class act!
Written September 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Richard C
7 contributions
Kauai History
Aug 2021
I learned a great deal about some of Kauai's history. "Giggles" has been there 14 years. His ability to teach us about the ranch and make it interesting is excellent. The ATV ride is OK.
Written August 30, 2021
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luis2152021
Morgan Hill, CA9 contributions
Amazing ATV Tour
Aug 2021 • Couples
Amazing time that my wife and I had here. Driving the ATV was so fun and the amazing views we got to see. Thank you to our guides Marlin and Owen for all the help and amazing history. We are so happy and feel blessed to be able to experience this beautiful island this way. We will be back here again for sure!!
Written August 29, 2021
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Beth M
San Francisco, CA8 contributions
Must do in Kauai!
Aug 2021
Such a blast! Beautiful landscape, funny guides and a perfect way to spend the afternoon. Highly recommend!
Written August 24, 2021
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Andre O
Colton, CA8 contributions
Outstanding experience
From checking to the end of the tour - had a fabulous experience. Highly recommended. Beautiful countryside alongside fabulous scenery made for a wonderful day. Tour guides Moa (sp.?) and David were fun and informative. The waterfall at the end of the tour was fun as well..
Written August 1, 2021
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Paul K
Corona, CA18 contributions
Must do on Kauai
This was just amazing. The side by sides are top notch. The driving was awesome and the sights were better!
Marlin was out tour guide and he absolutely crushed it. We learded a lot, got great pics and amazing memories! This will make you want to buy a side by side for home!
Written July 30, 2021
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Rebekah C
6 contributions
Adventurous and Fun!
Jul 2021
Our family of 4 (including a 12 yr old and a 9 yr old) LOVED the ATV tour. The ATVs were really fun to drive around - we got the two seaters and each adult drove one with a kid. Our guides, Kaikea and Marlin, were so knowledgable about the island history so we learned a LOT about the area as well. Had so much fun driving the ATVs! A truly great experience.
Written July 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

the5reeds
Valley, WA59 contributions
Kipu Ranch Solo No-Go
Jun 2021
I really wanted to do this tour on an upcoming trip to Kauai...I did. As a solo traveler, I inquired about costs and logistic involved and was essentially told "Two person minimum - you have to pay for the empty seat". I'm sure that these are great people and a beautiful ranch, so it is too bad that Kipu Ranch chooses to penalize solo travelers by charging double. I guess they'd rather have the ATV empty that only one person. I would have been happy to travel with a guide or another solo traveler, but that option was never offered. I've read that 18% of travelers in the world go solo, so it seems like Kipu may consider re-evaluating their policy on this.
Written July 1, 2021
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Ted McClellan
1 contribution
Amazing!
Jun 2021 • Family
What a great experience! The crew was very knowledgeable about the vehicles and taught safety before departure. The Waterfall is amazing but the best part of the tour was the knowledge of the island and stories from the crew, the really made it the best!
Written June 19, 2021
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familiacastro123
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Two thumbs up!
Jun 2021 • Family
We had such a blast on this adventure through the jungle and the scenery was breathtaking! Our tour guide was so knowledgeable, funny, and kind. Highly recommend this tour to anyone on Kauai! Be ready to get muddy!
Written June 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Kipu Ranch Adventures
kinitaa
kinitaa
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Unmatched scenery and history
The views, the history... it's an ancient wonderland that we were so blessed to be allowed to run around on. What a
LenAndEvMilton
LenAndEvMilton
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Highly recommend this advanture tour!
My husband and I signed up for this tour with a little bit of hesitation -- worried that we'd end up with a bunch o
LaurenL2473
LaurenL2473
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Spectacular Views and so much fun!
We absolutely loved our adventure. We had a blast getting muddy and driving the ATVs. The views were spectacular an
Laurg2288
Laurg2288
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Amazing adventure!
Truly amazing experience with passionate tour guides! The ranch is scenic and the tour was a fun way to see parts o
GiorgiaQuigley
GiorgiaQuigley
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Awesome adventure!
My husband and I went on one of the day tours last week while on our honeymoon, and this adventure through the priv
amandacI1568PR
amandacI1568PR
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Fun for group of 6
We had 3 separate ATVs and had a great time. The tour is different in that the rope swing is gone and they don’t ta
salasg2021
salasg2021
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Great team and even better views!
Ryan and giggles were awesome! They knew some much about the land, communicated their love and respect for the isla
itsdanyall
itsdanyall
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Amazing experience!!
Kipu Ranch is so awesome! We did the waterfall exhibition tour -- everything was top-notch. Our guide was funny and
Mobile816522
Mobile816522
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Awesome experience
This was a great experience because you got to see parts of the island you wouldn’t be able to see otherwise. We en
Perry_Family_2021
Perry_Family_2021
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Well Done and Thank You!
From the moment we arrived, the staff was friendly and helpful. Owen and Marlin, our tour guides, were excellent in
KristenFaith22
KristenFaith22
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Giggles and Ryan Get 5 Stars!
Kipu Ranch Adventures is hands down the best excursion on the island. I’ve had the pleasure of bringing 9 other wom
jzbeaucham
jzbeaucham
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Great time!
Joined Kipling Ranch Adventures for the waterfall tour and had a wonderful time. Mana and Giggles (guides) shared i
nieniee26
nieniee26
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Fun Day at Kipu
We had so much fun on this tour. The ATVs are a fun ride and the scenery is beautiful. The tour guides were very kn
F5011YTmarka
F5011YTmarka
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I loved it, my wife loved it, recomend.
My wife and I lived it. The humor of the guides and knowledge was great. Was able to try some fruit right off th
NCalifornian
NCalifornian
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Fun outing
The afternoon we spent on ATV trip at Kipu Ranch was fun, but not exciting. It's a beautiful place, and the guides