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Mendes Ranch

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Address: 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9236
Phone Number: +1 808-871-5222
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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch
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I just want to say that I have had horses my whole life and this was the best guided horseback ride I have ever had. Normally the riders are not aloud to go any faster then a walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just want to say that I have had horses my whole life and this was the best guided horseback ride I have ever had. Normally the riders are not aloud to go any faster then a walk but here they give people the option to canter your horse at two spots on the ride. The horses were great and... More 

Thank Shelby G
Fresno, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great way to spend a morning riding horses through lush tropical trails with spectacular views of cliffs and ocean. Destiny our ride leader was great, friendly and knowledgeable. The horses were well-trained and very safe. They made an effort to match the rider's experience level to the horse. Most of the trails were either up or downhill,... More 

Thank Susan D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a special treat on our honeymoon, we arranged for a private afternoon ride at Mendes Ranch. I am not experience on horseback but they gave me a slow and steady old horse and I felt quite comfortable. Our guide Eric was quite good, giving us history of the property, showing us incredible views and even getting us up to... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first time on a horse and wow, was I impressed. Our guides did a great job in suiting us up with a horse and then gave us some pretty easy instructions on what to do. I was paired up with Quick Run and I really couldn't have wanted a better horse! He was such a well natured... More 

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Axton, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I am in my extreme, extreme late 30s (54 lol), and the tour guides did great with us!!! I've not ridden a horse in 21 years so it was like starting over. They gave me a gentle and well-trained horse, Star, she was beautiful too. She did decide to trot once up the hill and I did good! YAY me!!!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Arrived for the afternoon ride and kicked it off with a BBQ lunch. Nothing to write home about, but this isn't about food, it's the ride! They divide the group between novice, intermediate and advance. Though, not sure how it is managed, since some of the horses for the novice riders seemed a little more active. The path/trail was great.... More 

2 Thank Riplip3
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Spectacular views. Gentle horses especially Big RED and knowledgeable guides. This is how ranching used to be. Take the time to explore a part of the island you wouldnt see.

Thank Norman H
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I've been horseback riding trail rides across the country... This was the best trail ride I've been on. The horses are not push-button horses. They are well-trained, but you can have some fun with them. My 11-year-old daughter had never been on a horse before, and they made sure she had a good, safe horse. But we had some fun!... More 

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Ewa Beach, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My wife and I booked this tour from the Expedia desk at the place we were staying and weren't even planning to do this until the day before. I wasn't sure what to expect since we've been horseback riding on Oahu and they've usually been pretty boring...slow walk (not even trotting) for an hour and come back. Pretty much a... More 

1 Thank Scott S
Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My daughter and I went for a ride on August 1st of this year. I did a lot of research on TripAdvisor before booking our horseback riding adventure at Mendes Ranch. We were not disappointed. We had such a great time! We booked a private ride with Destiny. She was wonderful! She is a beautiful girl with a lot of... More 

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