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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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Horseback in Jurassic Park

My family and I had a wonderful visit to the Waipi'o Valley. It was the highlight of our weeklong... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
EdwardBellamy
A must do trip!

We had a great time, even on a rainy day. The sights are amazing and the tour guides were awesome... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
Mark A
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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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“wild horses” (28 reviews)
“waipio valley” (47 reviews)
“valley floor” (16 reviews)
LOCATION
Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I had a wonderful visit to the Waipi'o Valley. It was the highlight of our weeklong vacation to the Big Island. Our tour guides Cecil and Tracy were knowledgeable, warm and friendly and enthusiastic about their lifestyle in the valley. We were...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great time, even on a rainy day. The sights are amazing and the tour guides were awesome. The horses were well trained and made me feel like an experienced cowboy. This is definitely a trip we will make again. Thanks so much...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We are a family of 7 that took the morning ride five days ago. Alex and Cecil were great guides and had wonderful stories and information to share during our ride. The majority of us are beginners and a bit apprehensive when we were first...More

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Thank Joann S
Reviewed 5 days ago

Full disclosure: I'm not that big a fan of horseback riding - this was the 'family' pick. The Good: Nice staff. Departed on time. Ended on time. Organized. The van ride up and down the valley. Affordable. The Bad: While the information shared along the...More

Thank Darryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved it! We took a tranquil and serene ride through one of the most beautiful places in the world with our knowledgeable guides, Tracy and Cecil. They shared all kinds of knowledge about the history of the valley, the farming and animals, and the various...More

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Thank Melissa Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guides were awesome they live in the valley so they know everything about it horses were great and listened to commands

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Thank Amber K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the morning ride. Had a hit of trouble finding the ranch. It would have helped to have a mile marker given in directions. The ride itself does not go directly back to bottom of waterfalls but it covers some lovely land. Would have...More

Thank Charlotte M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent experience. Up close and personal with the valley. Guides were very knowledgeable. Horses were well-behaved.

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Thank tim s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the most exciting time. Beautiful place, great guides. Recommend to anyone at any age. Loved it!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here recently for a morning ride. Overall had a good experience. They advertise the tour is 3 hours but that includes the van ride to and from the valley floor, and getting everyone on the horses so the ride itself is about 1.5-2 hours...More

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