When visiting our lush and stunning island of Kauai—nicknamed “The Garden Isle”—it can be difficult to decide the best way to take in all the beauty that the island has to offer. You can spend long days lounging on pristine beaches or take a magical hike through the forest, but for a real adventure that will allow you to see exclusive and magnificent sights, book a ride with Kipu Ranch Adventures, an off-road, 4×4 touring experience!
Thrilling Tours Onsite a Historic Ranch with a Long-Standing Company
Kipu Ranch was founded in 1872, and boasts 3,000 acres of land, covering a vast area ranging from the Hule’ia River to the top of Mt. Haupu. The ranch has embodied many purposes over the years and was once a sugar plantation. Today, it’s a privately-owned, working cattle ranch, and offers some of the best access to truly untouched Kauai wilderness and natural sights. Kipu Ranch Tours has been operating since 1999 and is a well-known and celebrated company featuring tours of some of the most gorgeous scenery on the island.
Zip down a jungle trail beneath a canopy of trees to a cascading jungle waterfall or take a full circuit tour of the ranch with a journey up Mt. Haupu; with four different tours, there’s plenty of options to choose from. The two-hour Jungle Waterfall Tour will take you from awe-inspiring views of the Hule’ia River Valley to the deep density of the jungled forest, ending at Kipu Ranch’s private waterfall and bamboo grove. If you’re craving a longer excursion, you can do the Waterfall Picnic Tour, a four-hour expedition that includes stops at two areas where you can take a swim and indulge in a delicious deli-style sandwich buffet, with fresh seasonal fruits and cookies for dessert!
Their most popular option is the Ultimate Ranch Tour, where you get to experience a more diverse landscape, from the bottom of the valley to the top of Mt. Haupu—it also includes a breath-taking view of the landlocked Kipu Kai Beach that is exclusive to the ranch’s property. Along the way you’ll see some of the ranch’s wildlife, such as grazing cattle, wild pigs and chickens, and even peacocks! Drinks and snacks are provided to keep you hydrated and energized for your adventure. All of the tours offer different stops at sights where popular movies were filmed on the ranch, such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Pirates of the Caribbean—just to name a few!
You can select from self-guided tours where you’re the master of the road, or guided tours which are terrific for gleaning in-depth knowledge about Kauai and Kipu Ranch. You can find Kipu Ranch at 235 Kipu Rd, Lihue, HI 96766, or give them a call at 808-246-9288.
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