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Address: Haleakala Ranch, 18303 Haleakala Hwy, Kula, Maui, HI 96790
Phone Number: +1 808-667-2200
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Description: Pony Express Tours no longer operates rides into Haleakala National Park...
Pony Express Tours no longer operates rides into Haleakala National Park (Haleakala Crater). We are, however , continuing to offer guided horseback tours across historic Haleakala Ranch in up-country Maui. 2 and 1.5 hour rides are offered at 8:00AM and 11:00 AM respectively.
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Great family outing

My husband, myself and our two teenaged sons like to horseback ride wherever we go. So we've been on a lot of trails in a lot of places. This one ranks up there, especially for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
deltaduck2
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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72 reviews 72 reviews
33 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband, myself and our two teenaged sons like to horseback ride wherever we go. So we've been on a lot of trails in a lot of places. This one ranks up there, especially for scenery. The narrow trail through the eucalyptus forest was beautiful and part of the island you wouldn't normally see. Pick a leaf and rub it... More 

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Queensland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

As I hadn't been in a horse in a very long time I was rather nervous. After spending 5minutes with the instructor and my horse for the tour, my nerves were gone and I was taking in the amazing scenery. Unfortunately there was a little rain around, however this was not to worry as rain jackets were provided. Helmets are... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

Our tail ride with Pony Express Tours yesterday was a blast. Our guide, Charlene, started with a comprehensive safety lesson and ensured that we were comfortable in the saddles. She then took us on a trail ride through eucalyptus trees and out on the open range of Haleakala Ranch, which is owned by the Baldwin family. A native of the... More 

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We enjoyed a 2 hour horseback ride through Haleakala Ranch. It was so beautiful and peaceful. I felt like I had stepped back in time to another place. The views were magnificent and the horses were so gentle and easy to ride. The staff were very friendly and made you feel very comfortable on the horse. I'd definitely do this... More 

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Edmonton
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Let me start by saying that I am an experienced horse rider since childhood (I am 51) and I work as an adjudicator. I have always been kind and caring to all animals, including the horse given to me on this day. So I know something about both horses and the law. I was given a horse called "Kai". Before... More 

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ponydoug, Owner at Pony Express Tours, responded to this review

Not allowing a trail horse to keep up with the rest of the horses when they are continuing down the trail goes against the horse's training. In this unfortunate case, the struggle between the horse trying to keep up and the determined rider to hold him back resulted in the horse being pulled back on his rear and depositing the... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was amazing! The views from this ranch can not be beat! Highly recommend getting up early and taking this ride!

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Alaska
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Positively, I must say the beauty of the countryside was fabulous and our guide was friendly and provided much information. But, this trip is not for young children. The equipment is old but sufficient. Our saddles were not snug on the horses and basically slipped completely to the side when mounting. I requested for safety purposes that they be checked... More 

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Sacramento
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

My daughter, partner, friend and another family of 4 went out this afternoon for a two hour tour. This was an easy ride through woods on Haleakala, then into open grazing land overlooking the Maui hour glass and across to the north part of the island. Views were spectacular. Horses were gentle, obedient, even friendly. The guide was a skilled... More 

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Richmond, Michigan
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I see this company no longer offers this ride into the crater, to bad, it was such a beautiful ride. I'm a little tarty in my review, we did this ride last June, but I'll write it anyways. Hopefully there's another company that can offer a similar ride or this company will start them back up. The ride starts off... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We did the 1.5 hr Mauka Ride and actually got more than we expected. The tour guide was very friendly and was able to give us some really interesting historical information on Hawaii and the area where we road. The views from the Ranch were amazing. We decided to drive up to the summit of Haleakala after the ride but... More 

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