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Jungle Tour at Kualoa Ranch

You may have friends who have been to Hawaii. But how many have explored Hawaii's back country in a Jeep? Here's your chance. Travel on jungle trails and up steep hills for breathtaking views of natural springs, lush valleys and pristine coastlines.
  • Adult gate price $27.00
  • Child gate price $16.00
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Explore remote and rugged Hakipuu Valley in a Swiss Pinzgauer Jeep, courtesy of the Kualoa Ranch Jungle Tour! Hakipuu Valley was once the property of Queen Kalama, and is now preserved and protected from development. Take a 1-hour tour across the beloved area; one of the property’s 3 “ahupuaa” (ancient self-sufficient land divisions running from the mountains to the sea). On your visit, you may very well recognize the scenery around you from such films and television shows as 50 First Dates¸ Lost, Hawaii 5-0, and even Jurassic Park!

Kualoa Ranch is partially maintained by Kualoa's Stewardship Dept. under a federal Fish & Wildlife grant and is home to many native Hala, Ohia, Koa and Kukui trees as well as the Cyanea Truncata-a species that was thought to be extinct until it was found on top of the mountain! Once inhabited by the Kahuna members of Hawaiian society who served as advisors to Kualoa’s resident royalty, the ranch acreage includes a lush valley, natural streams and mountains with beautiful ocean views of the ancient fishpond. You will also see an island referred to as “Chinaman's Hat” for its resemblance to the straw hats worn by Chinese immigrants.

The Kualoa Ranch Jungle Tour, which is fully-guided and narrated, takes you via 6-wheel-drive jeep to a restored loi (Hawaiian taro patch planted along natural springs). Your 1-hour back-country adventure rumbles along jungle trails, safely crosses desolate stream beds, and powers you up steep jungle hills as you sit in awe of the native wildlife and scenery that has brought thousands through for tours, and has been used in countless Hollywood movie scenes. You will find yourself in secluded and beautiful spots overlooking the dramatic windward coastline of Oahu, as well as an 800 year-old Hawaiian fishpond! The tour ends with an optional hike to the top of a ridge with breathtaking views of the Kualoa Ranch property.

Experience the raw beauty of Oahu with a guide you can trust—Kualoa Ranch has earned its reputation as one of the top tourist attractions in Oahu and you’ll soon understand why the land is considered to be among the most beautiful on the island! Please note that due to bumpy terrain, this tour is not appropriate for children under the age of 3.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Fun tour except......
By Suns Verified Reviewer from Troy, MI on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Jungle Tour at Kualoa Ranch:

This tour shows you pretty much the same thing as the Movie Ranch Tour. The movie and ranch tour however, was a lot more informative and we got to see a lot more locations for more movies. This is a beautiful place, and afterwards I recommend going to the beaches along the way. One of the beaches (forgot the name) but had so many sea turtles on the beach so check it out! Book all your events 2-3 weeks in advance. Our tour guide Tabby was really informative and nice in booking everything.

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[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

Fun Bumpy Ride with good information
By Rita Verified Reviewer from Southern California on
Pros:
Beautiful scenery, Exciting Ride, Funny Host
Cons:
Not for under 3-4,
Best Uses:
Early morning, Or late in the day,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Jungle Tour at Kualoa Ranch:

The Kualoa Ranch tours are fun, but you can only do one per day, so the best use is to do it in the early morning or late in the afternoon. If you are staying near the north shore do it early along the way to the Polynesian Cultural Center or Waimea or going the other way down into Kailua or Hanauma Bay. If you are in Waikiki or Honolulu than do it toward the end of the day after you do 1-2 other things first. MAKE A RESERVATION--they book up with tour groups and they won't allow you to go on a tour unless you previously reserved it.

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Bumpy but fun
By Jonas Clard Verified Reviewer from san jose on

Comments about Smart Destinations Jungle Tour at Kualoa Ranch:

Hold onto your hat for sure. The Jungle expedition had these 6-wheeled jeeps and the terrain was VERY bumpy at times that I had to really hold on to the bars. But I have to say I have never seen the kids laugh so hard. It really was beautiful back in the jungle with huge vines, trees and such...a great ride

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Jungle Tour at Kualoa Ranch Details

Phone: (808) 237-7321
Address
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Hours
Daily, 7:30am - 5:30pm. Please consult the Kualoa Ranch website for specific tour times.
Note
Free Parking at the Visitor Center
Closings
Christmas Day
New Years Day
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations required

Directions and Transportation

Address
49-560 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe, HI 96744
Public Transportation
Driving Directions
Kualoa is just 45 minutes from Waikiki. Take the H-1 Freeway west to the Likelike Highway, Route #63. Proceed up the Likelike Highway and through the Wilson Tunnel. Descend towards Kane'ohe town and exit onto Kahekili Highway, Route #83, heading north. Continue along Kahekili Highway - note that the road becomes Kamehameha Highway as you pass the historic "Hygienic Store" in the village of Kahaluau. In about 10 minutes you will see signs indicating you are approaching the Kualoa entrance which will be on your left as you round the curve past Mokoli'i sland (Chinaman's Hat).

Admission and Offer Information

Reservation required

Present your Go Select Pass at the ticket window for admission.

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