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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.
Oh wow this sounds amazing – what a fantastic adventure – I have to admit I think I would enjoy it myself 😀
Oh wow. You all look like you are having such a fun time. I love how everyone is enjoying themselves while connecting with nature.
This looks like such a fun time. I always love your photos, everyone always looks like they are having such a great time! I would love to do something like this!
What a great trip! That place is gorgeous – I LOVE the beautiful trees there! I also really like that shot of the scenery with the mountains!
That looks like so much fun! I would love to go there and see all the animals. My girls would have so much fun. All your photos are so beautiful!
This looks like a fabulous adventure. I would love to go on this. It’s so beautiful.
What an awesome adventure! I would have chosen the bumpier truck myself! I love all of these pictures. Beautiful scenery!
We are going to Maui next year, but this makes me want to switch islands! You all had a blast I am totally tell!
Oh wow looks like such a beautiful place! Great vacation spot.
I can see why someone would want to spend days there touring that ranch, it is absolutely beautiful. I love the comment on getting to know everyone on the ride because of the bumps – bumpy rides are definitely good for meeting the people next to you!
What beautiful views. That sounds like so much fun. I love your photos!
What a fun adventure! The twins will love it there. We’ve never been to Oahu. It sounds like an amazing place.
What beautiful scenery for your trip! Looks like the entire family had fun!
That looks so pretty! I would love to go there one day.
This is such a beautiful place. I love all your photos of the scenery, nature, and animals. This is a great way to teach young people why it is so important to take better care of our planet.
That looks like a lot of fun. The views are amazing. I would love to bring the kids there.
A jungle tour would be an epic experience! The location looks amazingly beautiful too!
Wow! This looks and sounds like a lot of fun. The views are gorgeous!
Beautiful. Looks like your family had a great time.
That’s such an awesome place to go to especially with the kids. I would definitely choose the bumpy ride as well, it makes things more exciting! The island is so lovely, the views are breathtaking. And I would love to see where Jurassic Park was filmed!
I enjoyed reading and taking a look at your pictures of the sights! I’ve yet to come there and I plan to as soon as possible. The Jurassic tidbit had me pumped up as well since I’m a fan of the series! Excellent place for a visit!
What an adventure! My kids would absolutely love this.
This is a great place to visit with the kids. The views are spectacular.
Looks amazing and your pictures are beautiful! Looks like a great adventure for the kids.
I’m so jealous, sounds like a once in a lifetime memorable experience! What beautiful views!
This looks like it was an amazing trip. I would love to learn all the Hawaiian Culture and history.
Hawaii is a destination i have always dreamed of going to. It is so beautiful there and the Hawaiian Culture and history is so fascinating to learn.
My goodness me, what an adventure. It looks so sunny and warm, I wana go .
I love adventures like this. I would love to go someday looks so fun!!
Amazing pictures! id be scared of the wild animals =o! But Looks like you had a lot of fun!
This sounds like a super fun place to visit. I would love to take my boys. I don’t have anything planned for this summer yet, Ill have to look into this more.
I’ve never been to Oahu. But your post is making me want to add this ranch to our family bucket list since we take 2 major trips with our 4 teens every year.
Wow! world’s famous private nature reserve. Great pictures and sights. I would love to visit this place someday.
This trip sounds like it was so awesome. I would love to have the chance to visit one day. I will be going to the Kualoa Ranch if I do!
How lucky are you.! I would love to go there some day.
OMG thats a big turtle! bigger than my car! haha
This looks like so much fun. The scenery is absolutely stunning.
That’s so cool, your kids are gonna remember that forever ❤️ Traveling is so important and that tour looks amazing!
What a great way to tour with the family. You can really learn so much. Looks like your family really enjoyed it.
This looks amazing! I visited Maui last month and was amazed at the beauty of Hawaii <3
No wonder Hollywood films producers consider the place as a fitting location for their movies. The place is breathtaking. As in.
This looks like an amazing place to visit. My son and I are hoping to visit Hawaii and if we do, I will definitely have to look this place up!
This looks like such a beautiful place to visit. Your pictures are beautiful and your kids look happy to be there.
I would love to visit here. My kids are huge Jurassic Park fans!
Oh wow, what an amazing place to visit! My boys would be awestruck to see this place, they’re a big fan of Jurassic Park. I love your photos!
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