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Kipu Ranch Adventures
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Ranked #3 of 36 Outdoor Activities in Lihue
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Kipu Ranch Adventures, located on the lush island of Kauai, is proud to be one of the top eco-tours in Hawaii. We enable visitors and residents alike to discover the rich history, landscape and legends that make Kauai activities unique. Ride through lush green pastures, venture down into tropical Hule'ia Valley, and ascend to majestic Haupu for a breathtaking view of Kipu Kai, Kauai's untouched paradise. Experience many blockbuster movie spots such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Outbreak, and Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark. This is tropical 4x4 off road touring at its finest.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed August 22, 2011

What an exhilarating experience! You have the choice between the bomber and the rhino machines. We took the 8am waterfalls trip which was a good choice since we ended up with a smaller group. Pls be aware that they will try to sell you insurance worth $15 during the duration of the tour just in case you fall into a ditch or do damage their machines. I didn't know that the course wouldn't be so complicated that I added on the insurance. Its not worth paying for the extra $15 since the guides are big on safety and the course thru the farm is pretty tame for you to damage anything.
The guides were excellent. They made all the difference between a dry and dull tour and an exciting/informative tour.
Bring change of clothes since the red dust will be all over your clothes by the time you are done. They provide for sandwiches and drinks. Waterfall stops provides for photo and swimming opportunities.

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Reviewed August 17, 2011

The ATV ranch tour was a great experience for our entire family, especially my kids, ages 7 and 10. Our guides, Troy and Mike, were very knowlegeable of the area as well as friendly and fun. The Indiana Jones rope swing may be the highlight of my 10 year old son's life! We saw wild pigs and peacocks as well as beautiful scenery. You get very dirty, which my kids also enjoyed. Highly recommend this tour!

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Reviewed August 9, 2011

My husband and I took this tour in June and had a blast. We each rode an ATV and took the 3 hour tour. Our guides were Alika and Mano, both were very friendly and knowledgeable. I would say this is a perfect tour for anyone from a beginner rider to an advanced. The trails were plenty rugged but very manageable. The scenery is breathtaking and the tour allowed plenty of time to take it all in and we learned a lot about Hawaiin history and culture. There is a nice surprise at the end of the tour that I won't talk about because it would spoil it for you!

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Reviewed August 8, 2011

My entire family went on this trip and we had one of the best times. Our guides were really fun and let us go fast on flat areas and splash in the Red Dirt of Kauai. The history and the scenery of the Ranch was very informative and also the different movies that have been filmed there and there interaction with the different movie stars. We got to feed wild boar, see peacocks, roosters and visit the river with a rope where we got to swing off and jump into the water.
We also visited Kipu Falls that is located on the property. Beautiful Falls and we had no problem swimming in it.

Thank T U
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Reviewed August 3, 2011

We took a private tour, 3 rangers including the guide, a family with teenagers. We have taken many rangers tours before but this one topped it all. The views are wonderful, we stopped at places where we could go into the water at amazing water falls and other paradise spots. And our tour guide Lambo Palau was an amazing guy, so nice, so good hearted. If you go there I recommend asking for him, he is great!!!

Thank Dikla_10
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