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Choose from multiple departure times and begin your half-day ride at Waipiʻo Valley Artworks (90-minutes from Kona, 75-minutes from Hilo). Meet your guides, receive a safety orientation, and learn to drive your personal ATV, SideBySide, or buggy. Get fitted with safety equipment and complete a ‘pass or fail’ track ride. If you’d rather not drive, complete the tour in an open-air buggy driven by your guide alongside the ATV group. 

Ascend the trails while your guide explains Ancient Hawaii’s political and economic past, and how early agriculture influenced the values that allowed communities to thrive. Make your way above the Waipiʻo Valley and learn about the indigenous species, plants, and aquatic life that call this sacred valley home.

The route covers 12-miles and includes a swim in the waters that feed Hi’ilawe Falls, a refreshment break, passage through a eucalyptus forest, and vista descents overlooking black-sand beaches.

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Waipi'o Valley
Parker Ranch
Ride the Rim
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Get in touch with Hawaii’s culture and rugged terrain with a half-day, professionally guided ATV tour offering soaring views of the scared Waipiʻo Valley. A journey through what is known as the “Valley of Kings”, this excursion includes views of the vistas, as well as tropical vegetation, and wildlife. Along the way your guide will provide cultural commentary including the history of the land from ancient to modern times.

  • Visit Hawaii’s extraordinary Valley of the Kings via ATV

  • Choose to drive yourself, or opt for a professional driver

  • All necessary equipment provided, including a helmet

  • Complimentary snacks and beverages

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome honeymoon trip

We did the ATV trip on our honeymoon, and even us old folks could do it. We had amazing guides, great test of our ability before heading out and good safety briefing. Then we were off, to travel to amazingly beautiful places not accessible by...More

1  Thank Myrtlehawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Glimpse Back In Time

An ATV excursion is fun no matter where you are! Right!? The Ride the Rim ATV experience allows you to look down into the valley and see Hawaii as it was long ago. Incredible views of the waterfalls, beach and cliff faces of the north...More

Thank JRBuell75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our ages are 48, 40, 15, 11, 8 and 8. Everyone was well cared for and the guides made sure that everyone had the best trip possible. The operator and the guides are all amazing. Fun, exciting, and great history. Views amazing. The guides were...More

2  Thank billhansen425
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun with a view

This is a great way to experience the Waipio Valley. We had a blast on the ATV's and learned a lot about the valley from the staff. You stop 3x's along the way. The 2nd stop is at a waterfall that you can swim in,...More

Thank E2242NSnicoles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
It was a family affair!

We LOVED this excursion! The guides ALL of them were awesome. Jeremy was definitely the bad cop showing his bossy side and making sure we all understood no shenanigans were allowed. And Savannah, Annie and Kai were super cool. We had a wet tour with...More

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Gay W
22 June 2018|
Response from Fey S | Reviewed this property |
You should be fine. The only walk was the short stairs to the waterfall but you can take you time since they stop at the waterfall for snacks and a swim.
Gay W
22 June 2018|
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Response from Brenda G | Reviewed this property |
You might be able to do it if you rode in one of the buggies. You do stop 3 times and do a short bit of walking, so it might be a challenge. The stop where you go to the waterfall might be too much. You have to do some... More
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