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With vistas from the mile-wide black sand beach to the 1200-foot splendor of the twin Hi‘ilawe Falls, Hawaii's highest single-fall waterfalls, join us for an ATV tour to the top of Waipi‘o, home to the Hawaiian Royalty. - This is a once in a lifetime, unforgettable experience. Ride your own ATV through breathtaking scenery and unimaginably grandiose panoramic views. Or ride in our Polaris Ranger buggy for a smoother ride. We pass through eucalyptus and ginger forests on our three-plus hour journey through former sacred royal land where land access is limited. Swim in the headwater of Hi‘ilawe, see the back side of the Parker Ranch lands, and go to the top of Waipi‘o Valley.

Light refreshments will be available while we enjoy Hi'ilawe Falls. When we pause for the view and environment enjoy the time with our "Kumu" or source of knowledge. You will hear of tales, legends, lore and history that make up the Hawaiian Culture from our guides that have been taught by their "Kupuna" (elders). Our Guides will take you on a tour through the breathtaking scenery and also extraordinary history of this the "Valley of the Kings". Join us on one of our two ATV tours Monday through Saturday. (In the Summer we offer 4 tours Daily)

What to Know

CHECK-IN TIMES:
Check-in at the Waipi’o Valley Artworks in Kukuihaele near Waipi’o Valley, northwest of Honokaa

Tour Duration: 3+ Hours

Winter ATV Tour Availability:
* AM Check-In 8:45AM (returns at ~12:30pm)
* PM Check-In 12:45PM (returns at ~ 4:30pm)

Summer ATV Tour Availability:
*AM Check-In 8:45 Am (returns at ~12:30pm)
*AM Check-In 10:15Am (returns at ~1:00pm)
*PM Check-In 12:45pm (returns at ~4:30pm)
*PM Check-In 2:15pm (returns at ~6:00pm)


ATV/VEHICLE EQUIPMENT & REQUIREMENTS:
Requirements
-Minimum Age to Drive an ATV is 16 years old.
-No tandem riding on ATV
-Must be between 100-350 lb to ride an ATV
-Buggy option seats up to 4 passengers.
-Minimum Age for a Buggy Rider: 5 years
-Participants 21yrs+ with a valid drivers License can drive a Buggy with passengers in it. The Buggy is a great option for kids 5-15yrs to be able to come along.
Old or young the Buggy is adventurous and a smoother ride.

ATV Vehicles
Our ATVs are brand new Honda Ranchers, all automatic, 4 wheel drive and clutch-less. Easy to drive.

No experience necessary. A comprehensive safety orientation and demonstration drive is mandatory. If, in our guide’s opinion, you do not appear to reliably control the machine during the orientation, we will decline your participation and you have two options. Option one is to go on the tour in the Buggy with our guide driving. Option two we you return to your car and we refund your money. Likewise, if you feel that you are not comfortable on the machines, you may choose to ride the buggy with the guide driving or decline participation and receive a refund.

Ranger Buggy
Our Buggies are Polaris Products 5-seater Ranger 900s & 4-Seater Honda 1000s

Children (ages 5 - 15 years old), the elderly or folks not wishing to ride an ATV (even at the last minute, space available) enjoy our open air buggy - a Polaris Ranger or Rzr - driven by the tour guide.
Guests 21yrs+ with a Drivers License may drive buggy with passengers in it given the Guides deem them a safe driver.

Side by Side Vehicles
Our Side by Side Vehicles are 2-Seater Hondas. These are great for any age from 5yrs+.

These vehicles must have 2 guests in them. The pricing for the side by side vehicles is by the vehicle. So one price for 2 participants. The 2 participants can be two adults or one adult & one child 5yr-15yrs of age. There are different pricing brackets for whether the side by side participants are 2 adults or 1 Adult 1 Child.

SAFETY GEAR
Safety Gear is mandatory for our tours, on all of our different vehicles. We do provide Safety Gear before we get on any vehicle. Wet weather ponchos provided. We go rain or shine but reserve the right to cancel when the weather is, in our opinion, dangerous. You will receive a refund if we cancel due to weather.

What to Bring with You:

Adventure clothing suggested: long, sturdy pants, long-sleeved shirt Anticipate getting dirty. Closed toe shoes recommended. If you did not bring closed shoes, you may stop by Wal-Mart in Kona or Hilo and purchase some inexpensive tennis shoes with sturdy treaded soles. The weather is usually cool and comfortable and the engines provide warmth as we travel.

Food: Complimentary snacks and beverages served. A hearty breakfast/lunch is advised. Bring credit card for check-in, sunglasses, camera, sunscreen and light jackets are advised, bug stuff unnecessary. Storage is available on ATV racks. We finish up

Swimming - We swim under a secluded waterfall at the top and back of the valley before the same water goes over the pali (cliff) as Hi'ilawe Falls; the water is about 72 degrees year-round. Our changing facilities are quite primitive, so wear your swimsuits under your clothing and bring a towel. Water shoes, water socks, reef walkers (however you might call them) are suggested as the smooth river rocks are slippery The waterfall pool is usually only chest deep in most spots. As this area is a watershed, there are times when the water is high and we reserve the right to cancel swimming when the conditions are clearly hazardous.
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE AT USERS OWN RISK.

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Please select the quantity (of tickets) for each item you wish to order and click the 'Add To Cart' button below.

Product Name+ Options Quantity Price
Ride the Rim ATV tour, AdultCheck In Time

$199.00
$185.95
Ride the Rim on Ranger Buggy, AdultCheck In Time

$169.00
$159.95
Ride the Rim on Ranger Buggy, Child (5-15)Check In Time

$99.00
$94.95
Ride the Rim SidexSide, 2 AdultsCheck In Time

$398.00
$384.95
Ride the Rim SidexSide, 1Adult & 1Child(5-15)Check In Time

$298.00
$285.95

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The weather was perfect when we went on our tour! There was still some muddy spots for those of us ...

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