We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“have mixed feelings about the tour”

Waipi'o Valley Wagon Tours
Ranked #3 of 4 Tours in Honokaa
Attraction details
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

let's talk about the positives
the mule ride in the valley is the key attraction.
fair narration of history
the tour guide was gentle and kind

negative points
the van that drives u down to the valley is old, broken, Windows closed. that is horrible....
while driving the van u can't hear the person at all.
when he drives u down u have to wait until he brings u the carriage
after the short carriage ride u have to again wait until he fixes his mule and wagon.
he is old and not that fast....
no time at all for taking pictures......

conclusion
of u have elderly people and little children then maybe this us a good option for u.

2  Thank Raihan K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (84)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"wild horses"
in 11 reviews
"valley floor"
in 7 reviews
"mule drawn"
in 5 reviews
"county road"
in 2 reviews
"carriage ride"
in 2 reviews
"steep road"
in 3 reviews
"interesting place"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 3 reviews
"an adventure"
in 3 reviews
"four wheel drive"
in 2 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 2 reviews
"great tour"
in 3 reviews
"hawaii"
in 9 reviews
"inhabited"
in 2 reviews
"neptune"
in 3 reviews
"petting"
in 2 reviews
"stories"
in 4 reviews
Filter

9 - 13 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

The tour guides were informative and we learned about the local culture, history and species in the valley. A favorite was seeing the wild horses up close. Great tour.

Thank JenniferNordell
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is good if you want to get down into the valley without a treacherous walk or drive. It is beautiful. The guide was knowledgeable about the area and particularly the plants. However, you aren't in the wagon for very long. That was the shortest part of the trip. Most of the trip is traversing the hill in an old 4 wheel drive van. I didn't feel like it was worth the price.

1  Thank msjj30
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 July 2017

There are not too many ways to see Waipio Valley and the ride down was very steep (25% grade)! I would not consider hiking in, esp with kids. The owner, Bob, was a nice, local resident of the area and is very knowledgeable about the history, flora and fauna. I felt good supporting a local business and it felt good getting out of the resort for awhile. He picks you up in a van to make it down the road into the valley and then you switch into an open wagon pulled by two mules. The ride is not too long, but you get to see a very beautiful and interesting place. There are wild horses wandering around and some are very friendly. Glad we went on the tour, but it is a little pricey.

Thank Discover802810
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

While I would not consider going down into the valley a high priority for a visitor, if it is something you want to do, this is a really delightful way to do it. Compared to horseback, by jeep or in a van, the wagon tour is so much more pleasant. Bob was a knowledgeable and relaxed tour guide. His old van took us to the valley floor where he loaded us into the roofed carriage pulled by two mules. The carriage holds no more than 10 so your group will assuredly be small. We saw water falls, the vegetation and agriculture of the valley.

2  Thank HLW648
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Waipi'o Valley Wagon Tours also viewed

Honokaa, Island of Hawaii
 
Kukuihaele, Island of Hawaii
Kukuihaele, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Waipi'o Valley Wagon Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing