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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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Great family activity

Our family (all adults) enjoyed this experience of the Waipio Valley. It is a lowkey and simple... read more

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Reviewed yesterday
Amanda B
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
The guides made the ride so interesting

Listening to the guides about the plants and their food and medical benefits was a lot of fun and... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
caseyriddle60
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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” (35 reviews)
“waipio valley” (56 reviews)
“van ride” (18 reviews)
LOCATION
Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family (all adults) enjoyed this experience of the Waipio Valley. It is a lowkey and simple ride around the middle of the Valley. We learned a lot about the history of the Valley and the view on the way down was breathtaking. We were...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Listening to the guides about the plants and their food and medical benefits was a lot of fun and educational. The passion the guides had for area was genuine and the way they treated their animals was special. This is just the ability to be...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This tour on horseback was superb, Tracy and Cicel were great tour guides and very easy going while we were on horseback.

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Thank 865heather
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was definitely a highlight of our BI adventure. The ride down is fun, the scenery is some of the most beautiful on earth!!! The wild horses, taro fields, waterfalls, mountains and overall beauty of the valley took our breath away. Our tour guide, Leah,...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Trail rides CN be a bit slow for my taste, however this was a beautiful And relaxing and beautiful way to Learn about the history of the valley.guides were full of knowledge and told us a lot of information. I would do this again

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Thank mdh75
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the first time that I have been in the valley. I have been to Waipio many times. The van ride down and back up was exciting. I am glad that we did not have to hike. The horse back ride was the best...More

Thank DaveAmherst
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lots of fun, good hosts. Very good conversation and lots of stories. Would love to go again. Hreat horses and they do a good job helping people who do not have lots of experience with horses.

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Thank preuett68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful experience! The most beautiful area ever! A must see while in town. Guides were friendly and full of information. would do it over and over again.

Thank kherendeen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only great things to say about this adventure from the moment we met our guide Toby to the treacherous drive down into the valley. Our horses were beautiful and handled very well. The scenery was spectacular with views of all the vegetation, waterfalls, trees that...More

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Thank CynDee N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our ride through Waipi'o Valley on horseback, and would love to come back and try the longer tour on the rim!

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Thank Andrew G
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