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Waipi'o Valley Wagon Tours

48-5300 Kuikuihaele Rd, Neptunes Gardens/Last Chance Store, Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
808 775-9518
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Ranked #7 of 10 attractions in Honokaa
Type: Tours
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Canada de Gomez, Argentina
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I loved the tour it was very informational but the guide made me very uncomfortable .It is great for small children and the older

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

While the valley is very beautiful and worth seeing, this trip is not as advertised. It is not a 90 minute wagon tour. They don't tell you that you actually spend half of the time in a dirty, smelly SUV traveling up and down a 25% grade road. Then you wait around while the guide feeds the animals and does... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We really enjoyed this trip. What a wonderful place to see. Would not want to try it on our own. Saw many poor soles who tried to walk and were really struggling to make it back up. The look if despair on there faces! The wagon ride was enjoyable. Great to be in the open air without any motors from... More

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St. Louis, MO
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were picked up at Neptune Gardens by Tracie, with a 4 wheel drive car which drove us down the incredibly steep and narrow road to the base of the valley. Along the way, Tracie pointed out a bunch of interesting sites and historical facts. She was born right in the valley by a midwife so she REALLY knows everything... More

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Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The all-to-short mule wagon part of this tour seems right for a visit to beautiful Waipi'o Valley, where normal "island time" is, by comparison, Manhattan at rush hour. The "adventure" part is the van ride down and up the 25% grade road that takes you into the valley.

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Cairns, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

I really enjoyed the mule drawn wagon tour into Waipi'o valley. Very pretty scenery, interesting tour guide and the right speed to really see everything and take gorgeous photos. Good value!

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Kansas City, Missouri
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The Wagon Tour was a really fun, interesting experience. One of the guides's family had lived in the valley for over 100 years and added an interesting perspective to the history and culture of the area. The other guide was very knowledgeable in the nature and wildlife of the valley. We didn't do this, but it would be great to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

Although I will admit that our guide was a little lack-luster I still found the tour fun and interesting. The views of the waterfalls from the valley floor were breathtaking. It was interesting to know that some people lived down there relying on solar power or with no running water. That's really roughing it!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

We made a long excursion to see this valley because a highly touted guide book recommended it. We chose the mule trip because the guide book described it as more "fun". Wow! The tours in vans must be REALLY dull. This is a pleasant little valley filled with very small farms. The valley had a history as an important city-village... More

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Roberts Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Less than 2 hour's drive from from Kailua- Kona where we were staying made for a great outing to see Waipio Valley up close (as opposed to looking down from the viewpoint above...) We booked our tour 3 days in advance over the phone with "Selma" who gave us easy to follow directions to the "Last Chance Store" in Honokaa... More

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