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About an hour drive from Waikiki is a not so little ranch called Kualoa Ranch.
Used often by Hollywood to shoot adventure blockbusters with jungle settings, this is a really fun place to visit as a family because there is so much to do. From horseback riding, to jungle expeditions, you could spend days on the ranch.
There is a reason they are ” The World’s Most Famous Private Nature Reserve.”
We were very excited to visit the ranch and to partner with them to share all about their jungle tour.
When we arrived for the tour we were offered either the smooth truck, or the much bumpier one. The girls were not thrilled when Pete chose the bumpy one.
He was perfectly fine with the choice.
In all reality we did feel the bumps and dips in the kinda off road trail we took, it was not crazy bumpy, but it really did add to the fun! The bumpier vehicle also was more intimate and we really got to know the driver and those in the truck with us.
We learned all about this little island called Mokoliʻi, which the locals still call Chinaman's Hat.
We learned about the Hawaiian Culture and history…
And just stared at these beautiful views!
We even had a little look at where Jurassic Park was filmed!
At the top of the mountain climb we were able to go for a little hike to a lookout point that brought us to this view. When people talk about “forever views” this is what that looks like!
Back down at the bottom of the mountain Emmy enjoyed the petting zoo and watching the hours return from a ride.
This is one of my favorite pictures from Hawaii. If take this same tour, and I highly recommend you do, be sure to ask to take this a picture here too!
Learn More About Kualoa Ranch on their website.