Meet your guide at Kipu Ranch before the scheduled departure time, snap on your helmet and goggles, and get ready for an off-road scenic tour of Kauai’s rugged landscapes. After instruction and a bit of practice, get behind the wheel or take the passenger seat of your 2- to 4-person 4WD vehicle and set off for some challenging trails.
You’ll ride from sea level to 800 feet (244 meters) in elevation to the top of Mt. Haupu and Kipu Kai ridge, which overlooks landlocked Kipu Kai beach, just one of the stops on your 3-hour scenic tour. Descend into the Huleia Valley and drive through lush forests along the Huleia River.
Stop for photo ops of movie locations for Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, and The Descendants, and take a turn on an Indiana Jones–style rope swing.. Light refreshments are served.
Back in your 4x4 vehicle, be on the lookout for cattle, pigs, pheasants, peacocks and wild turkeys.