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Waipi'o Valley

Island of Hawaii, HI
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Big Island ATV Tour Through Waipio Valley
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Driving
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Owner description: A scenic area of waterfalls and thousand foot cliffs.
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The Valley is very nice but as some of you may have noticed those that live there are very militant and don't like to have tourists in the area. when arriving at the bottom of the hill and turning left towards the waterfall you will come across rocks scattered on the road and a hand painted sign " look out... More

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Hopewell, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The Valley of the Kings. Located on the northern Hamakua Coast, the sacred Waipio Valley was the childhood home of King Kamehameha. With our first glance of the valley, we all knew this would be a special day and a feast for our eyes and spirit.. "WOW!" doesn't come close to expressing our reactions. It was inspiring and humbling to... More

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Campbellsville, Kentucky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Beautiful view from the top. Was not brave enought to walk down the steep incline because I wasn't sure if I could stand to come back up it. Was a little confused as to if you could even go down into the valley but got it cleared up. You can travel into the valley by the road and down to... More

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Superior, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My husband and I opted to not drive our rental vehicle and hiked down into Waipi'o Valley. I am not the outdoor extremist but I am so happy we did this hike. It is steep and long, but beautiful. Once at the bottom, we went down to the beach and then tried to find the bottom of the waterfall... It... More

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Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We decided on a shuttle bus tour into Waipio Valley. We arrived late but luckily our guide was on Hawaii time. This meant he returned from the valley later than planned. The valley was fantastic. Wild horses, taro fields and an abundance of tropical fruit plants are found here. Waipio Valley Shuttle was our tour of choice. Douglas our guide... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Luckily we had a friend that lived on the Big Island and had a 4WD truck to get us down into Waipi'o Valley, it was beautiful! You can either hike down a steep road, or drive down if you have 4WD. They do check your vehicle to make sure you have 4WD before allowing you down the road. The trip... More

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Dallas, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Waipio Valley, known as the Valley of the Kings, does not disappoint. Due to the steep drive down (which is exhilarating enough on it's own) you will find gorgeous secluded beaches and get to see a side of true Hawaiian life not seen elsewhere on the island. The lookout is pretty awesome, but find a way to spend some time... More

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Riverside, California, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Waipio Valley is breath taking. You drive right up to the look out point which oversees the valley and the sacred beach. I highly recommend renting a 4x4 vehicle and driving down into the valley, only about a 10 min drive until you hit the beach. I wish we would have planned a whole day here. The Black sand beach... More

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Philadelphia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have never been horseback riding before, and this was a great time. I was very nervous at first, but after 15mins or so of riding, I felt like a pro. This review is for the regular trip, not the waterfall trip. You will check in at the art gallery. This is because they will transport you to the Ridge... More

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Calgary
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The walk down the valley road descends about 900 ft in a mile, so prepare for the steepness. I would recommend wearing running or hiking shoes because it's better support and traction. We saw a family walking up in flip flops and they were really struggling. I would also recommend an athletic shirt because you'll sweat through cotton :) and... More

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