Mudbug Waterfall Off-Road Adventure

5 hours | Kauai (Nawiliwili) | LIH-525
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$ 259.95
Min. age: 5 years | Max. height: 76 inches | Max. weight: 350 lbs. (See special notes)
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Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your senses will go into overdrive on this action-packed Kauai off-road adventure. Twenty-three miles of the island's spectacular south shore are yours to explore aboard a rough-and-ready 4-wheel all-terrain vehicle called a Mudbug (because you're almost sure to get at least a little bit dirty). Your exploration of the back roads connecting Koloa, home to Hawaii's first commercial sugar plantation (Kauai's last sugar mill closed in 1995), with the stunning waterfall at Mount Kahili, begins with a meet and greet with your guides in Old Koloa Town.

Arriving by van at the Mudbug check-in facility, you'll get outfitted with all the gear you'll need from shorts, shirt, bandana and goggles to safety helmet (wear your bathing suit underneath). Then, well-schooled on the safe operation of your fully-automatic Mudbug, you'll set off with your knowledgeable guide for what is sure to be an unforgettable experience. You and your tour companion will take turns maneuvering your jaunty ATV through thick vegetation passing cane fields, crossing hills and streams and enjoying an exhilarating sense of off-road freedom. One of the route's many highlights is a historic 1/2-mile long cane haul tunnel that goes straight through a mountain and then traverses switchback trails deep into the interior of the south shore.

Brief stops along the way will highlight famous movie sites. Scenes from Jurassic Park, Honeymoon in Vegas, Hawaii and Six Days/Seven Nights were all filmed partly on the south shore. And there are plenty of panoramic views to provide photo opportunities along the way. Your destination is a sparkling waterfall that tumbles off the peaks of Mount Kahili, winds its way down jungle-clad slopes and pools invitingly at your feet.

The best possible way to immerse yourself in the surrounding beauty is to jump right in for a refreshing swim. Then to satisfy your hunger and thirst, you'll be treated to a locally made snacks and beverages. While you relax and at appropriate sites along the way, your guides will fill you in on some of the interesting history and cultural background that adds so much to the island's unique spirit.

Its colorful nickname, the Garden Isle, describes the lush vegetation that blankets the island, attracting tourists in droves to view it in its finery. The island is dominated by the summit of Waialeale, an extinct volcano rising more than 5,000 feet in the center of Kauai, now slowly eroding back to the sea. The eroding material, famously known as Kauai's Red Dirt, is rich in minerals to support the overriding vegetation. With the abundant rainfall, Kauai hosts a tropical jungle paradise like nowhere else in the United States. It's a jaw-dropping backdrop for an excursion that comes to a relaxing conclusion with the scenic van ride back to the pier.

Special Notes:

Minimum age is 5 years, maximum height is 6'4" and maximum weight is 350 lbs. Wear swimsuit under your clothes, closed-toe shoes you don't mind getting muddy, and bring a towel, sunscreen, and bug repellant. Clothes for getting dirty are provided.  Changing rooms, showers, and lockers are available at the Mudbug check-in facility. The safety of our guests is paramount. Inclement weather that challenges the safety of our guests will re-route the tour away from the waterfall area and to the bank of the Waita reservoir for snacks.

Each Mudbug vehicle holds one driver and one passenger. Drivers must be at least 18 years old (with valid driver's license).

This tour is not recommended for guests with back or neck problems, existing heart conditions, extreme allergies to dust or pollen, recent surgery within the past 3 months, or who are pregnant.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart cruise ship pier for Mudbug check-in facility

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
00:20

Arrive at check-in facility and receive equipment and briefing

Time at site:
00:20
Restroom available:
Yes

Depart on off-road tour in Mudbugs

Transport type:
Other
Transport Capacity:
2
Time at site:
04:00
Walking distance:
150
Wheelchair accessible:
No

Return to check-in facility to change clothes

Restroom available:
Yes

Reboard your transport and return to your ship

Transport type:
Van
Transport Capacity:
12
Travel time:
00:20