This is a great combo tour including kayaking, hiking, zipping (optional), and hanging out at a private, waterfall swimming hole. The tour begins with a leisurely paddle up a narrow jungle stream. When it isn’t possible to kayak any further, a hike of a half mile or so leads to a waterfall where two ziplines await. These ziplines go directly over the waterfall swimming hole, and after the zipping experience, you’ll hike down to the waterfall for swimming and a picnic lunch. Finally, you’ll return back down the river by kayak. This tour is great for families as the minimum age is 5 years old and the minimum weight for zipping is only 50 pounds.
Kipu Falls Safari is a combination adventure that offers it all … participants will be kayaking, hiking, zipping, swimming, riding in a covered wagon, and finally being taken back to the starting point by motorized Hawaiian canoe. The day begins with an upstream paddle … sounds hard, but on this jungle river the trip upstream is easier. There is very little current and the wind is typically at your back. Next you’ll cross the ranch in a covered wagon and witness movie locations that were used in filming “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Jurassic Park.” Following a break for a picnic lunch, you’ll be equipped with your harness and enjoy three different zipline experiences. First is a scenic 800′ line that towers over the trees below. You’ll traverse a suspension bridge and go through a tunnel to reach the second zipline – a monstrous 1800′ tandem line. Finally you’ll come to the short but fun “water zip” where you let go and fall into the “Blue Pool” swimming hole. The water zip can be done multiple times. Finally, a motorized canoe will return you to your starting point. Check in for this tour is either at the Outfitters Kauai shop in Poipu (for south side guests) or their kayak shop at Nawiliwili Harbor (for central and north shore guests).
jungle vally adventure
Zip above the tropical jungle
Kipu Safari
Kipu Safari starts with a 2 mile kayak

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These combination tours are available for cruise ship passengers. The Princeville Ranch Jungle Valley Adventure is available for the afternoon of day one in port. It is on the north shore of Kauai and you definitely need a rental car (the drive is about an hour). It is an easy, scenic drive and the tour is well worth the effort. This option works for NCL passengers who are overnighting in Kauai. Other cruise ships that leave at 6pm won’t work with this tour. Kipu Ranch Safari can also be done as the check in location is just a short walk from the pier.

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Kevin Ditamore – Owner / Manager

Just a few years ago no one ever heard of zipping … now it is the hottest activity on the island! Kauai combo tours offer an activity that includes a little bit of zipping and are designed for people who want to try it once or twice but aren’t quite sure if they are up to an 8 zipline course. Kayaking, hiking and zipping make a good combination. Our guess is most people who do these tours will wish they had signed up for a longer zipline course too. Zip once and you’ll want to do it again and again.

If you plan to sign up for a combination tour AND a full zipline course, we suggest doing the combination tour first. This will allow your zipping expertise to “build up” for your longer zip adventure.

The Jungle Valley Adventure includes kayaking up a very narrow jungle stream. The two ziplines included with this tour are different than the ones on their larger zipline course. The Jungle Valley Adventure at Princeville Ranch works well for younger kids, too! Minimum age is 5 years and the minimum weight to zip on this tour is only 50 pounds.

Kipu Safari is an excellent choice for families with younger kids. Generally the minimum age to zip on this tour is 7. Children must also fit safely in the harness. Occasionally a child who is small for their age may be old enough to zip, but the guide determines that they aren’t large enough. The decision on whether a child is big enough is a safety issue and is up to the guide’s discretion. Even if a determination is made that a child is too small, there is plenty to do on this tour … they will still be able to enjoy the waterfall swim and may be able to do the “water zip.”

The beauty of both of these tours is that anyone who is too little to zip (or just decides they don’t want to zip) can sit out that part of the adventure and just watch.