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  • Location:Waikiki, Oahu
  • Duration:6 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Full-Day Kualoa Ranch Adventure

Visit the famous Kualoa Ranch for a full day during this excursion from Oahu. This 4,000-acre private nature reserve on the windward coast of Oahu is a popular filming location for film and television due to its rugged beauty. Choose from a menu of adventurous activities, including a movie set tour, a 1-hour ATV tour, a jungle expedition or a 1-hour horseback ride. Sit down to a lunch of BBQ pork ribs, teriyaki chicken and beef, corn, chili, fresh fruit and a choice of tea, juice and water. 


  • Full-day Kualoa Ranch adventure
  • Pick two tours for the adventure package
  • Activities include horseback riding, an ATV adventure, a movie-set tour and more!
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off (if option is selected)
  • Delicious lunch included

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Full-Day Kualoa Ranch Adventure

Horseback Riding at Kualoa Ranch

Following pickup at select Waikiki hotels (if option selected), travel to the famous Kualoa Ranch for a full day of adventure in a gorgeous natural setting. A popular filming location for television and movies, Kualoa Ranch is a private nature reserve located on the windward side of Oahu. Its rugged beauty makes a spectacular setting for exploring the terrain via ATV, on horseback or on foot. Choose either the 1-hour horseback riding tour or the 1-hour ATV tour, plus 2 of the 3 additional tours.

Choose 1 of the following:

1-Hour Horseback Tour:
Explore the southern part of Kualoa Ranch and the Hakipu’u Valley on a friendly horse with an expert guide.

1-Hour ATV Tour:
Discover Ka'a'awa Valley on the back of your own ATV. Drive through a lush, green valley, past WWII bunkers, surrounded by the beautiful Kualoa Mountains.

Choose 2 of the following:
1.5-Hour Ocean Voyaging & Ancient Fishing Tropical Gardens Tour:
Board a catamaran for a scenic cruise along Kane'ohe Bay. Visit the 800-year-old to Moli’i Fishpond, then stroll through gardens full of fruit trees and fields of tropical flowers.

1.5-Hour Jungle Expedition:
Ride on a high-mobility all-terrain vehicle down jungle trails. Admire the scenery in verdant valleys while the vehicle maneuvers through streambeds, up hills and over rugged terrain.

1.5-Hour Ranch and Movie-Set Tour:
Travel in to the valley, where famous movies like Jurassic Park and Pearl Harbor were filmed. Explore some WWII bunker sites that are part of Hawaii's robust military history. 

1.5-Hour Ocean Voyaging & Ancient Fishing Tropical Gardens Tour:
Board a catamaran for a scenic cruise along Oahu's famous Kane'ohe Bay. Explore fields of tropical flowers, fruit trees and gardens on this nature tour. Then, venture to Moli’i Fishpond, an 800-year-old, 125-acre (51-hectare) Hawaiian fishpond.

At the conclusion of your full day exploring Kualoa Ranch, enjoy drop-off at your hotel (if option selected). 

Customer Reviews

William S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

It was the best tour we had during our visit. Would do it again.

Richard N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great day at the Ranch - so much to see and do! Will have to go back on another trip to do what we could not fit in. Beautiful scenery and very friendly/informative Guides. Particularly enjoyed the Valley Tour which shows you the locations used for many movies shot at the Ranch.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Awesome!! Horseback riding, Valley tour, and Mountain tour. Very fun time.

Rose B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Even though it was raining our tour guide was wonderful. I wish we had more time for the Dole plantation as didn't really get to see much, as time was limited. Would definitely recommend this tour!

timothy h

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very good. well planned and operated

Adam M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Absolutely stunning. Had so much fun! A must do!

Jimmy D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour and guides.

Sunny T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Great tour and beautiful scenery! Well worth it, and the buffett lunch was yummy also.

Dara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My husband and I recently visited the ranch for our first time. We chose to do the valley movie tour, the horseback ride, and the jungle expedition. I must say, it was all fun and fantastic!

The guide for our valley tour was very entertaining. He made our group laugh a bunch too. On that tour we saw props and learned out famous movies that were shot in Kualoa. We rode around on a bus, stopping a few times to visit the old military remains and to get pictures of the beautiful mountains.

When it came time for the horseback ride, I was a bit nervous to be on a horse for my first time. Luckily, two of our instructors stayed with us on the entire trail. I had times when I did not feel so confident with my horse, but the lady instructors were always checking and saying how great of a job I was doing. I felt they were very professional, calm, and friendly. What a great ride!

As for our last tour, we had a guide named Kaleo. He was very charming and knowledgable about the history of Hawai'i and the ranch. His driving was amazing. I've been on a jungle tour similar to this before. While that had made me nauseoushis, his careful driving did not. We went up to some higher areas of the ranch and saw some lovely views of the valley, ocean, and islands nearby.

As for lunch, you can purchase fresh food from the various cattle, fish, and vegetables they raise and grow on the ranch. The cafeteria has many yummy options. We were on a buffet plan and had our meal in separate building. While the buffet wasn't large, it was plenty delicious.

If you want to spend part of your day having fun among the lush green mountains, take this tour. A visit to Kualoa Ranch has activities that are certainly more fun than boring sit as you see tours.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Staffs are super nice and the views are excellent.

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