TRAVELLERS visiting the island of Kauai can see first-hand the impact of mankind on a fragile ecosystem on Kauai ATV’s new Makauwahi Cave Tour. Guests also get the change to become part of preserving native endangered species and Hawaiian culture.
The tour visits the fossil-rich limestone Makauwahi Cave, which has been a hotspot for archaeologists and travellers from around the world. There, guests can learn about the history of the cave’s ecosystem, uncovered through fossils and artefacts found by scientists. They can also stroll through a tortoise ranch and visit a thousand-year forest filled with native Hawaiian plants. The ATV tours also visits some of the sites on Kauai used in various movies, and provides the opportunity to learn about the history of sugar plantations in Hawaii.
A proportion of the proceeds from the price of the tour also go towards supporting the Makauwahi Cave Reserve, meaning travellers can be part of preserving the unique ecosystem for future visitors.
The activity takes approximately four hours and of course includes all the adrenaline-pumping adventure you would expect from an ATV tour. The vehicles accommodate four travellers and are the latest Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 UTVs. Guests must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers license to drive the ATV, and travellers under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over 25 years of age.