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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 #8 of 12 Attractions in Honokaa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

We booked this tour primarily because we only wanted to do the Waipi'o Valley and not be tied to the entire day with a tour group. Pick up, at a dusty old building, was half an hour past the appointed time. The driver claimed the problem was "traffic", but a postman who was dropping off mail had already told us... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The pick-up stop was awful. One terrible awful toilet that didn't work and everyone wanting to use it before the trip. It is very difficult to fine the pick-up spot. Someone had to talk us to the place by phone, but then we all lost phone service. Wish there had been a few more stops for picture-taking. Even though the... More 

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waipiospirit, Owner at Waipi'o Valley Wagon Tours, responded to this review

We apologize if you had a problem with the restroom. It is actually a fairly new facility made for the tour. It is checked frequently for cleanleness and operation and are sorry you had a problem with it. Also, the road in Waipio can be bumpy at places. We do make numerous stops for pictures and narrative consistent with the... More 

Oroville, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My first time on this tour was epic so I was looking forward to visiting again. Two friends with me this time were looking forward with great anticipation based on my past experience. What a disappointment. The pick up stop was dirty and dingy. Personnel changes and a much shorter tour route felt like this attraction may be coming to... More 

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waipiospirit, Owner at Waipi'o Valley Wagon Tours, responded to this review

We certainly apologize is you were disappointed with the tour. The tour has been operating for 25 years into the sacred valley of the kings. To preserve the valley and for respect for the people in the valley a few things have changed. The state has made the black sand beach a state conservation district which restricts commercial activity at... More 

Ferrysburg, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Had a nice time with family on this tour. The first part of the trip we traveled down a very steep, bumpy road. It was a bit uncomfortable, but not the fault of the tour guide--he can't do anything about road conditions. The view down into the valley was amazing! Second part of the trip we were carried into tahe... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Our tour started an half hour late so not sure if we got to in as far as we should? We went through the river twice. The tour guy was knowledgable and friendly. Once in the wagon you do not get out. We saw some pretty trees, plant and fruit. Another shuttle passed us and went further into the valley.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

A friend from work recommended we do the wagon ride to see the Waipi'o Valley. First it was hard to find where to meet the van since the Expedia desk told us to meet at the "Lat Change Store" but the name has change. The ride down and up the hill was done in an old van in a very... More 

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Canada de Gomez, Argentina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
268 reviews 268 reviews
59 attraction reviews
412 helpful votes 412 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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