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Waipi'o On Horseback

#1 of 19 things to do in Honokaa Features Animals
Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Wonderful Horse ride

The team at Waipi'o ranch were truly amazing. They are very well educated regarding the land and... read more

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Clover SC
I live here, and if I visited, THIS WOULD BE THE THING I WOULD DO!

Though I lived just 10 minutes from this location for years, I was completely blown away by this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica Y
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Waipio On Horseback offers special guided excursions on horseback in secluded Waipi'o Valley. Our small groups savor the charm of this 2 1/2 hour adventure in old Hawaii. This trek takes a leisurely pace. Our guides narrate throughout the ride, explaining the history, legends and facts of life in the valley. The path meanders through lush jungle trails along the hillside; through streams and rivers; and on to ancient Hawaiian villages. Riders see dramatic 1,200-foot waterfalls, taro patches, lotus ponds, wild horses, exotic flowers, plants, native trees and birds. See one of Hawaii's oldest forms of farming that produces taro, a Hawaiian staple that helps feed our local community. We meet at the WOH Barn located 7-1/2 miles toward Waipio from Honokaa. Riders travel via four-wheel drive vehicle into Waipi'o Valley-ancient Hawaii's "Valley of the Kings." We depart from the WOH Barn at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm daily. The trail ride begins on the valley floor. Then a four-wheel drive vehicle takes the riders out of the valley and drops them off back at the WOH Barn. A minimum of two and a maximum of fourteen riders are allowed on each excursion. Refunds are given on cancellations received in our office 24 hours or more in advance of the reserved ride time. Because of our remote location, reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance. Weather plays a vital role in this tour's operation and can change rapidly. In case of hard rain or flood conditions, this tour is subject to cancellation. We will give as much advance warning as soon as possible in these situations. This is a unique and active tour. We recommend guests be agile and in good health. We suggest pants and covered shoes. Children under twelve years of age will be accepted if they are with a responsible adult or are experienced riders.
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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The team at Waipi'o ranch were truly amazing. They are very well educated regarding the land and all of the traditions that the people of the valley adhere to. We will come back and do the 5 hour ride. I highly recommend this excursion for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though I lived just 10 minutes from this location for years, I was completely blown away by this experience! The valley is a bold, breathtaking, beautiful, alive place, and seeing it on horseback is an honor. The guides are gems, with genuine enthusiasm and knowledge...More

Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable, they pointed out many historical points along the Valley as well as unique local plants, vegetation and wild life. Horse back riding in Waipi'o was definitely one of the best days we spent on the island.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

well run day out that suits all levels with an exciting trip to the beautiful location. would recommend for any group

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Thank kilcreggan2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great experience. Horses gentle, guides knowledgeable. Beautiful way to see the valley. The van ride in was exciting as well. Recommend the early ride as cooler and less rain chance. No trotting as the trails are narrow and rocky.

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Thank Christophe C
Reviewed May 20, 2017

What a thrilling experience!! A beautiful tour of the valley, an amazing horseback ride, a window into a group of people who honor and live off the land. Breathtaking and inspiring! Warning: there is a steep downhill and uphill drive there and back. We loved...More

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Thank Gabra Z
Reviewed May 20, 2017

This was the fifth time my husband and I have taken this horseback trip and have immensely enjoyed it every time! The guides we had live in Waipi'o Valley and were happy to share their knowledge and experiences. The horses are good natured and are...More

Thank darciegaz
Reviewed May 18, 2017

This was an all around fantastic tour. The ranch and the adventurous drive down to the valley could have been a tour unto itself, but they were just bonuses to the serene, informative, and stunning horseback ride with a view beyond compare. The guides were...More

Thank Emily D
Reviewed May 18, 2017

Everyone involved was just great. Our driver shared his knowledge of the valley and Hawaiian culture, so interesting. And the valley itself is just breathtaking! I highly recommend this tour and will do it again in the future.

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Reviewed May 15, 2017

We originally were going to hike the valley on our own but after our guided horse back tour we are so glad we didn't. We met at the ranch which had a great down home vibe. You can crack some mac nuts, grab a banana...More

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