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Waipi'o On Horseback

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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Amazing Way to see the Waipi'o Valley! A must see on the Big Island

Tracy and Cecil were amazing guides and we truly enjoyed our morning ride throughout the Waipi'o... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Regina O
Delray Beach, Florida, United States
Great way to see the valley

This was a great way to spend the afternoon, and a simply amazing way to explore the gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jason J
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Waipio On Horseback offers special guided excursions on horseback in secluded Waipi'o Valley. Our small groups savor the charm of this 2 1/2 hour adventure in old Hawaii. This trek takes a leisurely pace. Our guides narrate throughout the ride, explaining the history, legends and facts of life in the valley. The path meanders through lush jungle trails along the hillside; through streams and rivers; and on to ancient Hawaiian villages. Riders see dramatic 1,200-foot waterfalls, taro patches, lotus ponds, wild horses, exotic flowers, plants, native trees and birds. See one of Hawaii's oldest forms of farming that produces taro, a Hawaiian staple that helps feed our local community. We meet at the WOH Barn located 7-1/2 miles toward Waipio from Honokaa. Riders travel via four-wheel drive vehicle into Waipi'o Valley-ancient Hawaii's "Valley of the Kings." We depart from the WOH Barn at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm daily. The trail ride begins on the valley floor. Then a four-wheel drive vehicle takes the riders out of the valley and drops them off back at the WOH Barn. A minimum of two and a maximum of fourteen riders are allowed on each excursion. Refunds are given on cancellations received in our office 24 hours or more in advance of the reserved ride time. Because of our remote location, reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Weather plays a vital role in this tour's operation and can change rapidly. In case of hard rain or flood conditions, this tour is subject to cancellation. We will give as much advance warning as soon as possible in these situations. This is a unique and active tour. We recommend guests be agile and in good health. We suggest pants and covered shoes. Children under twelve years of age will be accepted if they are with a responsible adult or are experienced riders.
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“waipio valley” (57 reviews)
“van ride” (19 reviews)
Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tracy and Cecil were amazing guides and we truly enjoyed our morning ride throughout the Waipi'o Valley. We are definitely going to do the Waipi'o Ridge Ride with them as well.

Thank Regina O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend the afternoon, and a simply amazing way to explore the gorgeous Waipio Valley. Our guide was nice, the fresh fruit was delicious, and it didn’t hurt that we had perfect weather with no rain or bugs. The only...More

Thank Jason J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lea and Daniel were amazing guides with so much knowledge and history of Waipio. This is basically one of the only ways to experience the valley itself because it is almost entirely private land.

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Thank D P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 3 hour excursion is transformative. Waipi'o Valley is a majestic place and seeing the valley on horseback was just awesome. You are taken by a 4X4 vehicle down into the Valley, matched with a beautiful horse and ride for about an hour. The guides...More

Thank Manoj69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was one of the most unique and awesome excursions. Our guides were so knowledgeable and made the tour so memorable. They taught us so much about the valley and the culture. I got to ride Camel who literally makes his own trail and has...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is not a more beautiful place to ride horses on earth! The guides take to into the valley by 4WD van to their private property (giving an tour along the way), choose a horse to fit your ability, & take you through the valley....More

Thank Jessica M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waipi'o on Horseback is one of those "once in a lifetime" experiences. The Waipi'o Valley floor is verdant, lush and lovely and traveling on horseback is a wonderful way to experience the tropical beauty first-hand. Our guides were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. . .they gave...More

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Thank JOEL and PAMELA... R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nature, hoses, native fruits, and everything are excellent! You can see how deep the valley is from the van which you will ride on!

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Thank Naho M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an absolute blessing to witness Waipi'o Valley while horseback riding. This family owned business is kind, caring, considerate, informative, and entertaining. I appreciated the joke-telling as we descended the steep road before reaching the stable. The horses are very well trained and cared...More

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Thank Heather R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fun and relaxing activity! Mica our guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The trail was beautiful with a view of the valley walking through streams amongst wild horses. The flora and fauna was gorgeous and Mica made the experience that much more enjoyable...More

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22 January 2018|
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Response from rhinoth | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it took somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes I'm estimating. The ride down itself was nice for the views. The ride on the horses seemed pretty long, but probably between 1 to 2 hours. I would highly recommend it!