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Waipi'o On Horseback

#1 of 19 things to do in Honokaa Features Animals
Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Best Trail Ride Ever!

Great guide, small group, responsive horses..... in the most scenic tropical valley ever! Would... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago
pecsherr1
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Valley ride

Beautiful ride with great horses. Beautiful waterfalls and greenery. Loved going through the... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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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” (30 reviews)
“waipio valley” (48 reviews)
“van ride” (16 reviews)
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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great guide, small group, responsive horses..... in the most scenic tropical valley ever! Would recommend this ride for anyone!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful ride with great horses. Beautiful waterfalls and greenery. Loved going through the streams. Very relaxing!

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Thank katlabbe
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had a nice horseback ride with some good scenery. The horses seemed well cared for and they took the time to pair each person up with just the right horse.

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Thank techwolf92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rode through Waipi'o in 1991 as a teenager and never forgot it. There are few places like it on Earth! I was able to take my wife 15 years ago and, a few weeks ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to take my...More

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter, 10 years old, was so excited to go on her first horseback ride! We had reservations for Saturday but the river flooded so we had to reschedule. She was so disappointed we had to reschedule. It was worth the wait! She wants to...More

Thank DDNC06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely the best experience in Hawaii! Wow :) already the ride down with this car on this steep road into the valley of the kings was amazing and thrilling! The horseback riding was super, through the 'jungle' with all fresh fruit around you...More

Thank Heidi I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great horseback riding adventure. We found this place on the web and have a great time in Waipio Canyon

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Thank Shawn M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful visit to the Waipi'o Valley. It was the highlight of our weeklong vacation to the Big Island. Our tour guides Cecil and Tracy were knowledgeable, warm and friendly and enthusiastic about their lifestyle in the valley. We were...More

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Thank EdwardBellamy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great time, even on a rainy day. The sights are amazing and the tour guides were awesome. The horses were well trained and made me feel like an experienced cowboy. This is definitely a trip we will make again. Thanks so much...More

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Thank Mark A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are a family of 7 that took the morning ride five days ago. Alex and Cecil were great guides and had wonderful stories and information to share during our ride. The majority of us are beginners and a bit apprehensive when we were first...More

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Thank Joann S
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