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Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley

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Address: Old Highway 240, Kukuihaele, Island of Hawaii, HI 96743
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Horseback riding tours in Waipio Valley

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Gorgeous like any Waipio tour, only on horseback!!

Jamie, our late 20s guide, acts as if he has lived a hard scrabble subsistence for 60 years. Pulling on his electronic cigarette at every break, he performs well his character of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DemiselledeVoyage
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jamie, our late 20s guide, acts as if he has lived a hard scrabble subsistence for 60 years. Pulling on his electronic cigarette at every break, he performs well his character of Hawaiian cultural guide/Cowboy/botanist, having grown up his whole life in the valley. "Jokes" are delivered dryly, instructions in a monotone. We get a great overview and riding demonstration,... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We scheduled an afternoon ride. Jamie picked us up and drove down to the stables. Great view on the downward van ride. Met up with Kiokee (I know I murdered his name). I was quite impressed with the pre-ride orientation. We've ridden a great deal but these folks went out of their way to stress safety as well as fun.... More 

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

No one better than the team of Jamie and Keoki. So happy you enjoyed it. The dogs love Keoki and the horses respect them and Jamie, well she is all around wonderful. Mahalo for sharing the valley with us! More 

Edmonds, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Grace and her fellow team mates LOVE their island and their animals..and it shows. This is a visually breathtaking expierance, but you also feel safe and comfortable the whole time. Grace was so kind and informative. Their love and care of the horses shows. This stable has been part of the valley community for over 30 years and for good... More 

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

Mahalo for taking the time to share your thoughts! More 

Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Road this tour on April 27 with Jaime and Manna ( sorry if I misspelled). Both excellent, engaging guides with lots of local knowledge they are happy to share. It was a delight to meet young men who are so passionate about the very special valley, it's history and why it is so important to Hawaii. It is absolutely beautiful,... More 

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

So happy to hear that your experience was both memorable and delightful! Mahalo so much for sharing. More 

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Reviewed April 3, 2017 via mobile

Great ride with great guides Jamie and Ronald. Jamie is a great historian of the area. Swim at the waterfall was awesome!

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

Thrilled that you were delighted! Mahalo for taking the time to share. More 

Fenton, Missouri
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13 reviews
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Reviewed March 30, 2017 via mobile

This adventure was my favorite! I loved the history of the valley, the beauty of the landscape, and was jealous of the amount of food readily growing in the valley. I thought it was magical! The horses were healthy & we could tell they were well lived. Our guides, Grace & Jamie were fun & informative! Grace...you really should write... More 

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

So nice to hear that you were delighted! Waipio is magical and both historically and culturally special. So happy your visit was a lovely one! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 27, 2017

If you ride everyday, or never been on a horse, you should take this ride! Did this 15 years ago, and again this year - was just as amazing as the first time. The valley is so stunning by itself, add in the unique history from each of the guides, and the relaxing atmosphere!

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you returned! Loved that you enjoyed it. Mahalo for taking the time to post! More 

Carrollton
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53 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 26, 2017

My husband and I went on the morning Waipio Valley Tour with Na'alapa Stables. We booked online and received our 10% discount, which was a very easy process. We arrived early and browsed a really nice arts and gifts store before checking in and there was an ample parking lot in back. The shuttle van pulled up and we started... More 

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

So happy you and Sierrra had a fun day with Waipio! Mahalo for taking the time to post More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
Reviewed March 22, 2017

So much fun. We originally wanted a Waipio Valley ride, but it wasn't available and I'm glad! The views! I love this part of the island. Our guides, sisters, Darien and Kiva, were a delight - as were the other riders. The horses were a pleasure, well cared for and certainly well fed! My husband is a beginner and he... More 

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HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

Thank you for your post regarding our Kahua Ranch horse back experience. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

Rodeo, California, United States
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68 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

Great van ride down to the stables. The ride into the valley was relaxing with great views. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank Holly M
HNLhulagirl, Guest Relations Manager at Na'alapa Stables - Waipio Valley, responded to this review

Yes, we offer a genuine and leisurely visit and genuine stopries about the valley. Glad you enjoyed it! More 

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