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“Nature and Fruit From Horseback”

Waipi'o On Horseback
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Honokaa
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We took a peaceful and safe plod through the bottom of Waipio Valley with Toby, wise-cracking and knowledgeable guide. It's a real treat to get to see Waipio in a relaxing way without feeling like you are intruding or about to trespass or step on local's toes. We met lots of friendly locals along the way who were happy to see Toby and share a few friendly words. I appreciated that Toby knows his plants and was able to tell us a bit about the crops and fruit trees we saw along the way. Perhaps not the most exciting ride but a nice way to spend the afternoon with family.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing experience! Personable guides who are very knowledgeable about the area - its plant/animal life, history, culture, and lore. Horses paired with riders based on experience, comfort level, age, even personality. Very enjoyable ride! Breathtaking scenery! Definitely make this part of your Hawaii experience!

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Waipi'o On Horseback was an amazing experience, with very knowledgeable guides, and one of the best things we did on the Big Island! Our family of 3 including our 9 year old daughter had a blast and would definitely be back on our next trip to the island!

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

There aren't words enough to describe how wonderful these guys are.

The horses, the ranch, the valley, the organization, the guides-there's not an opportunity missed to provide guests with a first class, perfect, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

They accommodated my group even though the website said they had one too few spots.

They waited for me when we were late to arrive even though the other party on the tour had checked in and they say they will not wait for you (don't be late jerks like we were-I wouldn't expect that exception even though they made it for us).

They gave my seven year old the best seat in the van driving up and down the valley.

Since we had been late, they hung around after the tour with us to feed us cacao fruit (you know, what they make chocolate from), fresh harvested apple bananas, macadamia nuts, avocado, oranges, and little native peppers.

They offered that our kiddo could name their two cats (he picked Paws and Oz; who knows if those names will stick.)

Then it turns out that Leah (one of our guides) grew up in the valley. She is literally sharing her home with us. That generosity is infused in every minute of this tour. At every opportunity, they find a way to make magic happen.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

My wife and I had a great time horseback riding on 3/10/18, with Tracy and Cecil as our guides. They both were very personable and always pointing out interesting things on the trip, the scenery was amazing, and the horses were fun to ride. The drive in the van down into the valley was also pretty cool!

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