Off-Road Expeditions

North Shore Eco Tours / Off-Road Expeditions

North Shore EcoTours offers exhilarating off-road expeditions that inject excitement and fun into nature touring – we call it a “Hike on Wheels.”. Our Swiss Military Pinzgauers are true all-terrain vehicles that turn any tour into full flung “Hawaiian Safaris”! Pinzgauers are the best off-roading ATVs out there, they are open-aired and quite simply, unstoppable. Rumble up the flank of O’ahu’s Koʻolau Mountain, trek across verdant hillsides, and behold incredible views. Sit back and relax as your expert guide negotiates the trail and provides a remarkable narrative of O’ahu culture and ʻāina (nature). And since we operate on private property, you’re guaranteed to have it all to yourself. Each tour is limited to only 8 seats – so don’t hesitate.  Leave the Waikīkī asphalt in “concrete-landia” and get ready to experience Oahu’s North Shore back country with the incomparable Pinzgauer ATV!

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Pua’a Māiki ~ The “Piglet”

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Length: 11-miles
Age Requirement:
8 years
Tuesday & Friday

Time: 2:00pm-4:30pm
* Hotel pick-up available.

Hold on to your seats and get ready to hoot and holler – you’re about to take on the Pua’a Māiki! Board the world-renowned Swiss Military Pinzgauer all-terrain vehicle and ready yourself for a cultural adventure! This off-road expedition treks through one of Hawaiʻi’s most sacred and fabled places, Waimea Valley, to uncover an exhilarating past of ancient Hawaiian history. Travel back in time as we visit two of the island’s last heiau (temple) while your expert Hawaiian guide relates a spellbinding oral tradition of folklore and mythology. Guests will venture deep into the back valleys of Oʻahu’s North Shore while enjoying an array of rugged terrain and wild natural landscapes. Tackle lush jungle trails and climb open windswept ridgelines all from the comfort of your high-stanced, open-aired Pinzgauer. Revel in ʻāina (nature) as you witness rare native plants and take in stunning panoramic views of mountain & coastline from a private mountain overlook! And if that’s not enough, your off-road adventure also includes admission to Waimea Valley park! That’s right, enjoy the valley’s world-class botanical garden and historic sites and take a swim in the famous Waimea Falls (Waihi)! Only 8 seats available – Reserve yours today! CLICK HERE! for more details on this tour.

* Caution: Inquire first before booking if you or anyone in your party has any medical conditions that may affect his/her ability to sit on a bumpy off-road ride for 2 hrs.  For safety purposes, children under 6yrs are not allowed on this tour.


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North Shore Eco Tours will help you gain tremendous insight into the cultural traditions of Hawaiʻi from alaka'i (guides) who are actually Hawaiian educators and/or cultural practitioners.