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The Hawaii islands are one of the most sought-after holiday destinations in the United States since it holds the cleanest and most pristine beaches in the world.

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That’s not only it, the islands of Oahu and Kauai in Hawaii, make for a perfect travel destination for all the folks who are sci-fi buffs specifically the fans of the movie “ Jurassic World”.

The most famous filming locations were – Kualoa Ranch, Olokele Valley, Jurassic Kahili Ranch, Manawaiopuna Falls, and the Blue Hole. 

Oahu and Kauai are the two most scenic islands in Hawaii, even if you’re not a big fan of Jurassic World, you will still fall in love with the adventure that awaits you!

Kualoa Ranch is the most exotic; covering more than 4000 acres of natural beauty. This place has everything from secret beaches to gigantic mountains to mysterious valleys.

Where you can experience Hawaiian cultural sites, historic ranch buildings, spectacular gardens – Paliku Gardens and Moli’i Gardens, and magnificent vistas. The ranch is also a destination for many dream weddings and events, also it’s open almost every day of the year;

so if you want to plan your D-day in Hawaii, go ahead and do it!

To explore the place thoroughly you’ll ideally need to book yourself and your family a guided tour, which is a common practice by the tourists visiting Kualoa Ranch. 

How to reach the Kualoa ranch? 

Kualoa Ranch is located in Kaneohe which is close to 50 minute drive from Waikiki Beach Honolulu. A rented car will be the best option as the drive is very smooth and filled with an enthralling view.

Kualoa Ranch

The good news is that parking at Kualoa Ranch is absolutely free. There are more than 10 different types of tour packages available to discover the place driving through Ka’a’awa valley aka Jurassic Park Oahu.

The tours can be moderate to adventurous ranging from 1 hour to 2.5 hours in duration. 

The most important tip before traveling is to PRE-BOOK THE TOUR PACKAGE, especially during summer. Due to the popularity of the place, it’s best to have your booking done before visiting the ranch. 

Here is the list of the top 6 tours that Kualoa Ranch has to offer with a detailed description of the difficulty levels- 

Jurassic Adventure Tour #1

Are you ready to witness the most iconic sites of the film Jurassic World? In this 2.5 hrs of adrenalin-filled adventure tour, you’ll witness super enthralling sites in Kualoa, Hakipu’u, and Ka’a’awa.

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Driving your way in the classic open-air rainforest custom vehicle through bumpy tracks, you can visit locations from the original movie- Jurassic Park along with sets from Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

You’ll also witness the Indominus Rex paddock with its 60-foot walls, dinosaur cages, and bunker visiting the most famous field of all the Jurassic franchise. 

Important Things to know about the tour:

  • The minimum guest age is 3 + years.
  • Guests with back pain and pregnant women are not allowed due to rough terrain.
  • Duration is 2.5 hrs, Cost – Adult $139.95 | Child $69.95(3-12)

Movie Sites and Ranch Tour #2

Hop on the adventure to experience the famous Ka’a’awa Valley, aka Hollywood’s “ Hawaii Backlot” which is a filming hub for more than 200 Hollywood movies and TV shows since the 1950s.

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A vintage school bus is going to be your ride for the day – showing you the local culture of Hawaii – its history and agriculture. You’ll also notice multiple film posters and props from movies and shows which have been filmed in Kualoa throughout time.

This tour will also consist of a stop at a World War 2 army bunker, which was built on the side of an entire mountain range and exhibits some old artifacts associated with WW2. 

Protip: Better views come up on the right side of the bus!

Important Things to know about the tour-

  • Duration- 1.5 hrs, Cost- Adult $51.95 | Child $36.95( 3-12 years)

2 hrs Ride Along UTV Raptor #3

Only the thought to ride an open-air multi-passenger UTV Raptor, can give you a thrill! Isn’t it ?

Well, Kualoa Ranch does offer a tour package of this sort. If you want to explore the wilderness with only your family or friends- ‘Ride Along’ UTV Tour package is the best option.

UTV Raptor

A 4 seater raptor with one seat in front and 2 or 3 in the back, to enjoy the phenomenal vistas of Ka’a’awa Valley, Kualoa, and Hakipu’u.

This is one of the most popular tours with limited passengers and the guide and your driver making way through the dusty trails of Kualoa occasionally passing through the seasonal streams can be a once in lifetime experience. 

Important Things to know about the tour-

  • The minimum age of children accompanying the adults is 5 years
  • You will not be driving the vehicle
  • Duration- 2 hrs, Cost- Adult $144.95 | Child $69.95( 5-12 years)

Jurassic Valley Zipline #4

A view of the utterly beautiful Kualoa Ranch from the top on a zipline is going to be one of the best adventures for you. If you want to get your heartbeat high and set onto an venturesome Jurassic Valley Zipline, get ready to fall in love with the beauty of Ka’a’awa Valley from the top.

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The zipline is 200 ft above to a quarter a mile in length. Oh boy! This is some massive height. This tour will take you through 7 tandem sections, 2 suspension bridges and 5 short hiking nature trails.

Just imagine how exuberant it will be – ziplining across Hawaii through it’s exotic flora and fauna. 

Important Things to know about the tour-

  • Guest below 18 years must be accompanied by adults.
  • Pregnant women, and guests with heart conditions, spinal issues and joint pains are advised not to take the tour
  •  Duration- 3hrs( Including ride to zipline), Cost Adults $174.95 

Novice Rider E-bike Tour #5

Biking around the wilderness can be one of the things many of you have in your bucket list. This tour package will help you strike one of the items for sure.

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These specially engineered E-Mountain bikes have a small electric motor that will help you to cruise through the hills smoothly with a super fun and eco-friendly experience in the nature.

The novice tour is 6 miles long covering the stretch of Kualoa and Kaaawa valleys, with 4-5 stops in between perfect for photography and mesmerizing views.

The tour will begin with the bike adjusting for you, with a practice ride befor the actual ride. 

Important Things to know about the tour-

  • Guest below 18 years must be accompanied by adults.
  • Pregnant women, and guests with heart conditions, spinal issues and joint pains are advised not to take the tour
  •  Duration- 2 hrs, Cost Adults $119.95 | Child (10-12) $89.95 

Ocean Voyage Tour #6 

This is one of the most popular tours amongst families where you take an open-air bus to reach Secret Islands; followed by a brief walk through the forest to the ocean’s edge where you will board a catamaran for an ocean tour of Kaneohe Bay.

Ocean Voyage Tour

This tour presents picturesque views of Mokoli’i Island, Hakipu’u and Kualoa valleys, and Ko’olua mountain ranges. You can also witness the exotic wildlife and sea turtle during the tour, if you’re lucky.

The best part is, in the beginning, you’ll go through Moli’i fishpond, which is 800 years old and is a perfect depiction of ancient Hawaiian aquaculture. 

Important Things to know about the tour:

  • This tour includes 20 mins Hawaiian Fishpond tour and 45 mins ocean catamaran voyage.
  • Duration- 1.5 hrs, Cost- Adult $51.95 | Child $36.95 (3-12 years)

PS- The tour costs are excluding the taxes.

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