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Waipi'o On Horseback

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Address: Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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+1 877-775-7291
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Waipio On Horseback offers special guided excursions on horseback in...

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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Best money we spent on the island

Guides are really nice, knowledgeable and friendly. Will do it again. I highly recommend it. The veiws are the best the big island has.

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Okc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Guides are really nice, knowledgeable and friendly. Will do it again. I highly recommend it. The veiws are the best the big island has.

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Dordogne, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Guide had excellent information although you could not hear him unless you were directly behind him....both on horseback and in the van

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Tehachapi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a beautiful experience. Not only was the environment beautiful, the horses were well cared for, the equipment was good and the guide, Micah, was very knowledgable. I booked the tour directly from their brochure. This was a great adventure.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Horseback riding was a lot of fun, definitely worth the money. It was fine if you had little to no experience on a horse.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tracy and Cecil were great guides! Both locals born and raised in the Valley they were able to share lots of history and point out all kinds of plants and other interesting things that we saw. The horses were great as was everything else about the ride. This is a great experience everyone should try! Thanks again Tracy and Cecil,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noah is an excellent guide and Allie was very sweet and helpful. Both were very knowledgeable and did their best to make sure everyone was comfortable with their horse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Surprised my fiancé with a morning of horseback riding in the Waipi'o Valley and couldn't have enjoyed it any more! While I am not a huge fan of riding my fiancé is and the experience hit all the points for us! The drive down into the valley itself was a great adventure only the drive through streams along the way.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience!! I highly recommend this to everyone :) You feel like your in a different world. Valley is beautiful! Feels so pure & untouched. Staff is personable, skilled & knowledgeable. One of the best experiences we had on the Big Island.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The concept and setting is great. The execution left a bit to be desired. You can read other reviews to see the basic idea. What they don't mention is that the horses (and other riders) are not very well trained, as it were, as you cover narrow trails and ford numerous creeks. In my case, the saddle was crooked and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've lived on the Big Island for over 25 years and have been to Waipio Valley many times, but this was a truly unique experience. We had great guides who actually grew up in the valley which is amazing. I would highly recommend this trip for tourists and locals alike.

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