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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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Definitely a must

If you want to see the valley from the floor and do not want to hike this is the trip to do. Tracy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Freeport, Maine
via mobile
Great way to access the valley

I chose this company because I was looking for a laid back, more hands off ride. This is a fun... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you want to see the valley from the floor and do not want to hike this is the trip to do. Tracy and Cecil were great guides. They shared interesting information not only about the history of the valley but also about how current...More

Thank cpamum
Reviewed 3 days ago

I chose this company because I was looking for a laid back, more hands off ride. This is a fun option for a moderate length, walking only tour of one of the most mystical places in Hawaii. My girlfriend and I lucked out and coincidentally...More

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Thank christiancI7224ID
Reviewed 6 days ago

The staff was amazing. Professional and super friendly. The fresh fruit was great too. We had a great time on the horses and seeing the beautiful views. One of the highlights of our trip. Thank you very much!

Thank Chadi H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery was absolutely beautiful and well worth seeing. The van ride into the valley was thrilling and the staff was great - friendly and professional. But, we were a bit disappointed by the riding part of it since it was advertised as a “by...More

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Thank Christy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip around the big island of Hawaii. Sure, you can get lovely views on the lookout, it's quite another to go down into the valley and get an intimate look. Tracy and Cecil are some of the...More

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Thank brt282
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The good: It’s fun! The bad: *The actual riding time is short. *It’s 2.30 hrs. 1 hour to drive up and down, 30-40 minutes to match people with their horses, 40 minutes to ride and 10-15 minuets to avoid Jeep/ATV/other riding company. *When we arrived...More

Thank calidomca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful scenery, easy ride for children, great way to spend 1/2 the day of your vacation. Staff will drive you from their ranch home down into the valley. It requires 4 wheel drive to get down, not something tourists should be doing even if you...More

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Thank davidaE6425ZI
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Waipi'o Lookout a number of times over the years, but have never ventured to the bottom of the valley. We were interested in a horseback ride, what better way to see the valley? The van ride to the bottom was definitely...More

Thank kellykT1341OT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I did the morning ride, and I absolutely loved it! I have been on horseback riding tours before but this one takes the cake. Accessibility: the location is easy to find, directions provided are good. Guides: the tour guides were friendly and...More

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have a few hours and want to see parts of the island not typically on the well worn tourist beat this is a nice change. Located on the north east side of the island by Waipi'o Valley the short ride takes you through...More

Thank Patrick K
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