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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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Waipi'o on Horseback - Trail ride

We have been to Waipi'o Lookout a number of times over the years, but have never ventured to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sherwood Park, Canada
Beautiful piece of paradise!

My friend and I did the morning ride, and I absolutely loved it! I have been on horseback riding... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kim H
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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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“wild horses” (33 reviews)
“waipio valley” (52 reviews)
“valley floor” (18 reviews)
Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Reviewed 2 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people liked the ride down to the valley, however I was not one of those. The road is very narrow and steep. Once in the valley the people are so nice to share their paradise with us for a few hours. So much to...More

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Thank lindasD2291OU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great experience... so many firsts for me. Learning the history of the Waipi'o Valley and travelling down the steepest road in the United States and possibly the world was an adventure all in itself to get down to the horses. It was...More

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Thank Sheila A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an amazing time. Beautiful ride. Our guides were so knowledgeable and kind. They made the experience perfect! So glad we chose this adventure.

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Thank akustoff
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful ride through private Waipio Valley areas with guides who are born and raised in Waipio Valley, committed and 100% love what they do and where they do it. Totally safe, relaxing ride in some of the most beautiful land of all the Hawaiian islands....More

Thank geminiunicorn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The horseback ride is a perfect mix of excellent attentive guides, beautiful scenery, and good horses. I've never ridden a horse before, but the instructions given before and during the ride, and the well behaved horses made the ride pretty stress free. The weather in...More

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Thank egjeg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guides were really great at telling us all about the valley and its history. And just sharing that very special place with us.

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Thank shinnrster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wondeful adventure on the hourse back riding tour of the Waipio Valley. We highly recommend WOH.

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Thank colleenmW360KE
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