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Waipi'o On Horseback

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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 808-775-7291
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So worth every penny!

This was one of the most unique and awesome excursions. Our guides were so knowledgeable and made... read more

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Reviewed 7 February 2018
tbird1114
Perfect!!!!

There is not a more beautiful place to ride horses on earth! The guides take to into the valley by... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Jessica M
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Navarre, Florida, United States
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Ride with us as we journey into Waipi'o Valley, one of the most beloved and revered places in all Hawai'i. Be amazed by the majestic scenery and beauty of the valley as our sure footed horses take you over lush jungle trails, under flowering canopies and through curving streams. You will be captivated by cascading waterfalls, 3,000 foot shear cliffs, farmlands and wild horses. Sample rare fruit from our family farm and see Hawai'i's staple food crop, Kalo, grown in the valley since ancient times. We embark on this 3 hour tour twice daily Monday -Saturday at 9:30 am and 1:30 pm. Participants meet at WOH Ranch located on Highway 240 after mile marker 7. From there we shuttle guests down into the valley to our stables where riders will receive a safety demonstration. Once in the saddle, the trek takes a leisurely pace allowing riders to appreciate an unforgettable perspective of Waipi'o's beauty. Our local guides share the legends, history and plants of this rich cultural landscape.
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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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+1 808-775-7291
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

This was one of the most unique and awesome excursions. Our guides were so knowledgeable and made the tour so memorable. They taught us so much about the valley and the culture. I got to ride Camel who literally makes his own trail and has...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

There is not a more beautiful place to ride horses on earth! The guides take to into the valley by 4WD van to their private property (giving an tour along the way), choose a horse to fit your ability, & take you through the valley....More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Waipi'o on Horseback is one of those "once in a lifetime" experiences. The Waipi'o Valley floor is verdant, lush and lovely and traveling on horseback is a wonderful way to experience the tropical beauty first-hand. Our guides were extremely attentive and knowledgeable. . .they gave...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Nature, hoses, native fruits, and everything are excellent! You can see how deep the valley is from the van which you will ride on!

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

It was an absolute blessing to witness Waipi'o Valley while horseback riding. This family owned business is kind, caring, considerate, informative, and entertaining. I appreciated the joke-telling as we descended the steep road before reaching the stable. The horses are very well trained and cared...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

What a fun and relaxing activity! Mica our guide was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The trail was beautiful with a view of the valley walking through streams amongst wild horses. The flora and fauna was gorgeous and Mica made the experience that much more enjoyable...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Everyone we talked to was extremely nice and looked like a great place but our ride was canceled due to the Missile alert. Will definitely rebook at a later dste

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Our family (all adults) enjoyed this experience of the Waipio Valley. It is a lowkey and simple ride around the middle of the Valley. We learned a lot about the history of the Valley and the view on the way down was breathtaking. We were...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Listening to the guides about the plants and their food and medical benefits was a lot of fun and educational. The passion the guides had for area was genuine and the way they treated their animals was special. This is just the ability to be...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This tour on horseback was superb, Tracy and Cicel were great tour guides and very easy going while we were on horseback.

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Dani K
5 May 2018|
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Response from Waipio8 | Property representative |
Hi, we like to cap it at 200 but we do take people over this weight occasionally. It depends on the horses and who has their shoes, etc. If you think you may want to ride please give me a call at 8087757291. Have a wonderful... More
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HHLVR
22 January 2018|
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Response from rhinoth | Reviewed this property |
Hi, it took somewhere between 15 to 30 minutes I'm estimating. The ride down itself was nice for the views. The ride on the horses seemed pretty long, but probably between 1 to 2 hours. I would highly recommend it!
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