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Waipi'o On Horseback

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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 808-775-7291
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The highlight of our trip to the Big Island

I fell in love with Waipi’o Valley. Waipi’o on Horseback made the experience so much more... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Wonderful Waipi’o on Horseback

This was the favorite activity for my family, a great way to experience the valley. Cecil and Tracy... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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Ride with us as we journey into Waipi'o Valley, one of the most beloved and revered places in all Hawai'i. Be amazed by the majestic scenery and beauty of the valley as our sure footed horses take you over lush jungle trails, under flowering canopies and through curving streams. You will be captivated by cascading waterfalls, 3,000 foot shear cliffs, farmlands and wild horses. Sample rare fruit from our family farm and see Hawai'i's staple food crop, Kalo, grown in the valley since ancient times. We embark on this 3 hour tour twice daily Monday -Saturday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Participants meet at WOH Ranch located on Highway 240 after mile marker 7. From there we shuttle guests down into the valley to our stables where riders will receive a safety demonstration. Once in the saddle, the trek takes a leisurely pace allowing riders to appreciate an unforgettable perspective of Waipi'o's beauty. Our local guides share the legends, history and plants of this rich cultural landscape.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I fell in love with Waipi’o Valley. Waipi’o on Horseback made the experience so much more memorable. Our guide grew up in the valley. She gave us the entire history and background. It just gave me such a great appreciation for it. The horses are...More

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Waipio8, Manager at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are so happy you had such a memorable experience with us and look forward to seeing you next year!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was the favorite activity for my family, a great way to experience the valley. Cecil and Tracy were excellent guides, very professional and friendly. It was a pleasure to learn so much about the valley from people who love it so much. I highly...More

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Waipio8, Manager at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mahalo for choosing us as your favorite family activity during your stay on the Big Island!! We hope to see you again someday!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My daughter and I have a tradition of going for a horseback ride each time we come to the islands, as her birthday always falls during our vacation. We've riden on Maui, Kauai, St. John' and Saint Marteen. This was by far, THE BEST ride...More

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Waipio8, Manager at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for ranking us best horseback ride, what an honor! You are absolutely right about the valley scenery, it's simply gorgeous!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing views and the kids loved riding horseback. Staff was great. You don't get to the black sand beach but the ride horseback ride along the valley was stunning.

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Waipio8, Manager at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad your kids loved the horseback ride. The black sand beach is conservation land and no tours are allowed there. Hope you enjoyed a nice view of the beach while being shuttled to our stables.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

An amazing ride! Absolutely gorgeous and fun! Our guides were very friendly as well as very informative! We loved it and highly recommend!

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Waipio8, Manager at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Mahalo for highly recommending us! So glad you had an amazing ride!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My nieces and nephew couldn't stop talking about their horses. They grew up in Hawaii and never saw Waipio valley. They loved the story of the waterfalls. They felt safe.Also, They got in on a cancellation. How lucky!!!

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Waipio8, Director of Sales at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for riding with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great horses, riding through the river, a little gallop, excellent instruction! A fun drive into the valley, beautiful...unbelievably beautiful.

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Waipio8, Director of Sales at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for riding with us!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride down to the valley is an adventure in itself. A four wheel people carrier takes you down the most steep and rugged of hills right down to the valley floor. The journey continues through fast flowing river and streams, previewing your horseback ride...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Waipio on Horseback is a great ride through the Waipio Valley but it is not what it used tone. The route has been changed from a ride up one side then down the other to a ride just up one side and back the same...More

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Waipio8, Director of Sales at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha, thank you for your review, the valley is much busier these days for sure! Have a wonderful day.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm 77 and was concerned about trekking in the Outback of Waipi'o Valley on Horseback. As it turned out it was an AMAZING Adventure, and was not fraught with Anxiety as was my Elk Hunt in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming. The Horsey was Gentle,...More

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Waipio8, Director of Sales at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this kind review, we are so happy you enjoyed our horse back tour, have a wonderful day!

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Dani K
5 May 2018|
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Response from Waipio8 | Property representative |
Hi, we like to cap it at 200 but we do take people over this weight occasionally. It depends on the horses and who has their shoes, etc. If you think you may want to ride please give me a call at 8087757291. Have a wonderful... More
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HHLVR
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!
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