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Paniolo Adventures

Address: Mile 13.2, Kohala Mtn. Rd. (Hwy. 250), North Kohala, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
Phone Number: 808-889-5354
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Ranked #186 of 485 Activities in Island of Hawaii
Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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Type: Horseback Riding Stables, Outdoor Activities
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I went on the Sunset Ride with Jackie. She is really an amazing guide! Funny, caring, positive and professional. She made sure our group of 6 had a really wonderful time. The photos she took were a great keep-sake. Thanks! The stable is well managed and the horses are well cared for. There are boots and jackets for those who... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

As an experienced horse rider, I'm always wary of the trail rides that even the horses are bored with. But my horse Nalu was not only easy to ride, he had a cheerful disposition that helped provide one of the best rides I've had in years. All of the people that work here are wonderful, happy and helpful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited for a sunset ride. It was beautiful on the countryside, very friendly horses and guides make you feel welcome and comfortable. This was a wonderful experience to share. Highly recommend it!

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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My husband and I had a 4 hour private ride and could have not have been more pleased. After being rained out the day we had originally reserved, Paniolo worked us in another day. The horses are well trained and the staff does a good job of fitting the horse to the rider. Boots, hats and dusters were available if... More 

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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We took the 2.5 hour Paniolo ride which includes trotting and cantering. (Several other rides are available) After arriving we were told we could outfit ourselves with boots, hats, and dusters for the ride. We were given riding and safety instructions by our guide Mano, and than introduced to and mounted our selected horses. Our guide was informative and amusing.... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My husband and I signed up to do the picnic lunch ride (3 hours) and ended up being the only people for the ride, so it was great to have our own private ride. The guide was a really nice, funny guy, Mano, and he let us do our own thing. It was more like having a chaperone rather than... More 

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San Diego, California
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10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

Our guides Jackie and Corinna were great. Very informative and friendly. Made you aware of the safety aspects of a ride but made you feel comfortable. Horses were very good. Like every ride there has to be one lazy horse but overall they were all great and well treated. Views were spectacular. Some trotting and cantering areas. Did not have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was one of the best things on our tour on Hawaii. Me and my family loved it. Nice people nice and butiful horses. The most funny part was to ride fast and I woud like to have more places there you run fast with your horse. It is a butiful place to ride on also. You shoud realy test... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Definitely, worth the money, waking up early and the drive to enjoy a scenic horseback riding...Our family (my wife and I and our 13, 11 and 9 year old children), had a spectacular time. Horseback riding at Paniolo Ranch is now one of our regular activity when we visit the Big Island (yearly). The whole family enjoyed the "Paniolo Ride",... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

My family and I have taken quite a few trail rides over the years and we wanted something a little different while visiting Hawaii. Paniolo boasts itself on not being a typical nose to butt trail horse ride. They encourage you to spread out as they work their way across grassy fields of the working cattle ranch. The wranglers were... More 

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