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  • Deli-Style Sandwich Buffet
  • Movie Locations
  • Hiking & Swimming
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4 awesome atv adventures!

Ultimate Ranch Tour:

Join us for a beautiful and breathtaking 3 hour Kauai off-road scenic tour through Kipu Ranch. With diverse landscape, abundant wildlife, and spectacular views our signature tour makes Kipu Ranch one of the premier eco-tour locations in Hawaii. Ride through lush green pastures, venture down into tropical Huleia Valley, and ascend to majestic Haupu for a breathtaking view of Kipu Kai, Kauai’s untouched paradise.

The views on the Ranch Tour include the incredible view of Kipu Kai from the top of Mt. Haupu, through the forests and along the Hule'ia River to the Indiana Jones Rope Swing. Enjoy the historic landscape with photos of famous movie locations such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark, and most recent The Descendants. From our Kamaaina to Visitors around the world, this tour will leave you speechless!

The Scenic Ranch Tour is our most popular eco adventure tour. After instruction and some practice time you embark on an exciting journey through the diverse landscape and history that makes Kipu Ranch Adventures one of the top Hawaii eco-tours in the state today. You will be sharing the area with cattle, wild pigs, pheasants, peacocks and wild CHICKENS!!!!

Tour Highlights:

• Diverse Landscape – More challenging trails, elevation changes (sea level to 800 feet in elevation)
• Signature Tour – Classic Stop-N-Go Tour, less down time, cover more ground to get to scenic stop locations.
• Kipu Kai – Top of the ridge overlooking landlocked Kipu Kai Beach, only way to see it by land is on our tour!

Kauai Waterfall Jungle Tour:

Come and explore! Where the road ends, is where the fun begins on our 2 hr Waterfall 4x4 Jungle tour. Leisurely delight in the excitement of 4x4 adventure touring into our lush jungle trail system on historic Kipu Ranch! Our two-hour highlight tour offers guests the opportunity to select from our premium 4x4 UTV vehicle fleet. Our vehicles have the capacity to accommodate 4-6 guests - making this tour perfect for families and large groups. Hands down, the best activity value for bringing the whole family!

Discover Kauai’s distinctive untouched beauty. Enjoy a relaxing scenic tour along this unique entry-level trail system; ascending from open, breathtaking viewpoints expanding over 3,000 acres of lush landscape and overlooking the Hule’ia River Valley. You’ll explore stunning panoramic views aboard our premium 4x4 off road touring vehicles and travel deep into Kauai's tropical jungle interior. Your knowledgeable tour guides will delve into a variety of plant life, historic landmarks, and a few blockbuster movie spots including Pirates of the Caribbean, Outbreak, and Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark. Delight in a short hike descending to our hidden waterfall and bamboo grove – great photo opportunities. Come join us in experiencing tropical 4x4 off road touring at its finest.

Tour Highlights:

• Entry-level trail riding.
• Discover our hidden waterfall and bamboo grove.
• Travel along old historic plantation roads once used to haul cane.
• Learn about the history of this 3,000 acre working cattle ranch.
• Experience a part of Kauai that is otherwise inaccessible to the public.

VIP Triple Trail Expedition:

Kipu Ranch Adventures VIP Triple Trail Expedition holds nothing back. Here you’ll find top of the line ultra-smooth suspension vehicles found nowhere else. Capping this tour at a maximum of 8 vehicles for less of a crowd, and at nearly double the mileage of our signature tours in just 3 hours; we look forward to showing you top quality adventure touring at its finest. A well thought out and crafted route is where great expeditions begin; we have mapped out just that. Traversing the best open view, mountain, and jungle sections of all three of our signature tours combined into one epic trip including a light snack along the way.

Experience first-class tropical 4x4 off-road adventure aboard either our custom Ultra Eco Buggy or our VIP “top shelf” Expedition TERYX4 fleet. You can also ride with our guide in his Expedition Custom Safari Vehicle and get all the stories and history at the same time.

Our experienced guides will lead you through our expansive 3,000-acre trail system on a working cattle ranch, which is full of breathtaking scenery, blockbuster movie hits, cultural
history, and Hawaiian legends. You will navigate your own vehicle throughout the different trails and obstacles to our private waterfall, bamboo jungles, and much more! All vehicle features and terrain obstacles are exciting enough to challenge and thrill beginners to
intermediate levels of off-road enthusiasts. Spend a few hours with us and see why we're the #1 off-road eco-tour in Hawaii!

Tour Highlights:

• Extended Riding Times (in comparison to other tour options) - Trek across all 3 trail systems along Kipu Ranch.
• Custom Off-Road Vehicles - Increased comfort and safety features in top-of-line vehicles. Premium custom off-road vehicle selection found only at Kipu Ranch Adventures
• Movie Locations – This tour highlights many movie locations for amazing photo and video taking opportunity.
• Waterfall Lookout – Drive right up to our private waterfall. Walk to waterfall is a moderate hike on uneven ground, approximately 75 meters down and back up. Short hike is optional for those that would like to view waterfall from top.
• Private Tours - Upgraded packages available on this tour with secluded check-in location available by request (buyout required).
• Upgrade - Custom menu options and private VIP shuttle service to secluded tour launch location available for private tours and buyouts.

Kauai Waterfall Tours- 
For a fun filled day with your family and friends, our 4 hour Waterfall Tour is the adventure for you!

This is a swimming tour, so be sure to pack your towels and swim gear. Hop into the Huleia River via Indiana Jones rope swing and splash into our tropical spring fed waterfall. Dine in paradise at our seasonal waterfall while enjoying a delicious deli-style sandwich buffet. Enjoy historic Kipu Ranch, its cattle, abundant wildlife, beautiful views, lush tropical landscape, and various movie locations. Arrive in style and take a walk to our hidden oasis!

We provide helmets, goggles and bandannas as well as drinks, snacks and a picnic lunch. You will need to bring a swimsuit, towel and water shoes if you want to swim. We recommend sunscreen and insect repellent.

Tour Highlights
  • Family & Friends – More of a laid back tour with time to relax.
  • Swimming – Tour stops at 2 locations for swimming (roughly 25-30 minutes at each stop and weather permitting).
  • Deli-Style Sandwich Buffet – Fresh homemade bread, fresh veggies, choice of ham, turkey, salami, and cheese. Mayo, mustard, and hummus. Fresh seasonal fruits and cookies for dessert.
  • Movie Locations – This tour highlights many movie locations for amazing photo and video taking opportunity.
  • Hiking – There will be walking to our lunch stop and two swim stops. Walk to lunch stop and river is minimal. Walk to spring fed waterfall is a moderate walk on uneven ground, approximately 75 meters down and back up.
Choose from these vehicles for your ride:
  • Kawasaki 750 4X4 TERYX-4 (Seats 2-4)
  • Kawasaki 4X4 MULEPRO-6 (Seats 5-6)
  • Guide Driven Passenger
What to Bring:
  • All drivers MUST be at least 18 years of age to operate machines and MUST provide a valid Driver's License.
  • Swimsuit under clothing recommended
  • Long pants (shorts OK)
  • Closed-toe shoes (tennis or water shoes OK)
  • Towel
  • Insect Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Valuable items not recommended on tour
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Frequently Asked Questions
Covered closed toe shoes are required for all tours. Water shoes required for those planning on swinging on Indiana Jones Rope Swing or swimming at waterfall. Wear swim attire underneath clothing if you plan on swinging on rope swing or swimming at waterfall. Rope Swing and Waterfall are weather permitting. Guests may get dusty or muddy depending on weather conditions. We recommend guests wear dark clothing or clothing they don’t mind getting stained by Kauai’s red dirt. Extra change of clothes and towel. Highly recommend sunscreen, bug spray and a camera. Valuable items not recommended on tour.
This tour is not for anyone pregnant or with back or other injuries that could be aggravated by this type of off-road activity.
We take great pride in offering our valued guests a safe, fun and exciting way to experience a tropical off-road all terrain tour. There is always a risk involved when operating or riding as a passenger aboard an off-road vehicle. Guests are highly encouraged to be honest about their ability and comfort while operating an off-road vehicle while out on tour with us. All of our machines offer fully automatic transmissions, push button 4WD and all wheel independent suspension for superior ride, comfort and stability. Tours are guided. Therefore, speed is controlled. Off-road vehicle operation instruction and off-road vehicle safety training is provided on each and every tour.
All of our machines have 4-wheel drive and rain is common on Kauai. We run tours rain or shine, however in heavy rains we may cancel the tour as we do drive through streams and valleys.
Kipu is the choice spot on Kauai for movie locations, and you will see many of them as well as the most beautiful landscapes on Kauai. The places of legends and history, as well as the plants and wildlife make it even better.
Payment & Cancellation
Cancellation Policy: Standard Policy
  • Cancellations made 2 days before Date & Time will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
7 reviews, 0 comments
Was the tour accurately described on the webiste? In other words did it meet your expectations?
(5.0 of 5)
This is worth every penny and much more! Rich and James we're our tour guides, and they were so awesome! We were lucky to have only 6 people on our tour, so we got to spend a lot of time learning all kinds of things. This tour was not only fun, it was pretty educational too; you'll learn a lot about Kauai and the ranch. I'd recommend this to everyone that visits Kauai!
This is one of best tours I've ever been on! And so much fun too!!! First I have to brag on Marlon! He was amazing and so informative! Nothing he said was scripted - he was truly in the moment. We learned all about the Ranch and the history and movies filmed at that location - it was truly awe inspiring and so lush!... more
Then of course the muddy womping along the trails in the ATV's and the hike to the amazing waterfall through the forest! You get to drive your own ATV's - that was beyond thrilling!

Can't say enough about this tour! Everyone should take it....just expect to get dirty! So fun!
First off I have to say that our entire adventure with Kipu Ranch was nothing short of amazing. Obviously how can it not be when you are surrounded with such breathtaking views in Kauai.  I could not say enough about our tour guides JOSH and MARLON! They were both extraordinary! They are extremely knowledgable and made the ATV tour much more fun. The part that I loved the most is that they always ... moremade me feel comfortable. My husband drove the whole tour but they made it priority for us to understand our vehicles so we stayed safe. In addition, I never felt like they were just reading a script, over conversations felt so natural and their enthusiasm about the rich history of the island interested me even more. They truly made me feel like Ohana, to the point where my husband wanted to take them out for drinks after! 

We took the VIP tour and it was well worth the money as we got to see so much more of the ranch and majority of our time was spent on the trail which was important to us. 

This was mine and my husband's first trip to Kauai and WHEN we go back I can promise we will be going back to Kipu Ranch and I will specifically be requesting JOSH and MARLON. I apologize to you both because when I left that day I promised I would leave a review because of how happy I was and this was long overdue, given the fact that we were visiting at the end of August!

Mahalo my friends and we hope to see you soon! Much aloha to you all!
My husband and I honeymooned on Kauai, and joining Kipu Ranch Adventures for an ATV tour was at the top of my list. We're SO glad that we booked a tour with them and got to adventure in beautiful Kauai! Our tour guides, "Giggles" and Kyle, were fun, knowledgeable, and safety-minded. Our original tour was scheduled in the morning but due to heavy rains and flash flood warnings, we were rescheduled ... moreto an afternoon time. The staff was more than kind and courteous. By the time our afternoon tour rolled around, it was like a different day; beautiful, clear blue skies and plenty of mud and puddles to drive through! Giggles and Kyle were mindful of safety while still allowing for plenty of fun. They were generous with their knowledge of the area, plants, and Hawaiin history. My husband and I had a wonderful time and would say it was definitely a highlight of our trip! Mahalo to Kipu Ranch Adventures! We hope to return to the island in the near future and will definitely be back to Kipu Ranch when we do!
My husband talked me into this adventure, and I am sooooo happy that he did! It was truly a bucket list adventure and the guides deserve all the credit! James & Troy made the tour so much fun, adventurous, and informative. I had been on ATV tours in the past, and typically it's just riding--this was off-roading with a chance to see parts of Kauai that we would have never known existed! It was amazing, ... moreI would recommend to ALL ages, all types of people, everyone. Don't forget to leave James & Troy a tip at the end of your tour-they go above and beyond their job description!! Keep it up guys!
If I could give this place a 100 out of 5 star's I would this place is so f****ing amazing!!!!! Words cannot describe the beauty in this place not to mention super friendly staff who all deserve a massive raise for all they do.....mark by the way is the greatest tour guide ever makes ur day from being super informative to keeping ur day humorous....love him!! We will be back!!! Keep up the amazing ... morework guys!!
Kipu Ranch was awesome. Giggles and Rich were great tour guides along with other staff. Get the early morning tour if you can. If its your first time to the island I would recommend doing the early tour and ask for Giggles and Rich. They are very knowledgeable and fun to chat with. If I ever do come back to this wonderful Island again Kipu Ranch will be my first activity.