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Waipi'o On Horseback

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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
+1 877-775-7291
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Simply magical. The van ride alone was a great way to experience the beautiful scenery down to the... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
sandy209
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Great fun

We had great fun. Husband and wife guides live in the valley and of course are very knowledgeable... read more

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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Winter Park, Florida
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply magical. The van ride alone was a great way to experience the beautiful scenery down to the stable. The horses were gentle and lead the way through the trail. We went through the breathtaking valley, while Mika,our guide talked about the plants, trees, flowers...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had great fun. Husband and wife guides live in the valley and of course are very knowledgeable about the present and past history of the area

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was the highlight of our trip! The staff was so friendly and fun! The scenery was AMAZING! And we loved hearing the history of the valley. It was awesome that our guides grew up in the valley. We loved hearing about their life. Next...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our trip to the WOH started off great, Tracy and Cecil were great, explaining on our way to the Valley information on their home and how they farm the Taro as well. We learned about many different species of plants, trees, fruits and nuts. I...More

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Waipio8, Director of Sales at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and your thoughtful review, I am so sorry your ride was cut short because of the weather. You really got to experience a different side of Waipi’o that many of our guests do not see. I am...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride itself is quite gentle. The scenery is spectacular. Our guides, Cecil and his wife, were so knowledgeable. I highly recommend this experience, not so much for the riding - although the horses are great - but more for the awesome beauty of Waipi’o...More

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Waipio8, Director of Sales at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so happy you enjoyed seeing Waipio Valley, thank you for riding with us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a magical experience, loved it! What a gift from Tracey and Cecil to experience their home, the valley. They were very knowledgeable about the flora and fauna, and a pleasure to spend the afternoon with.The environment is phenomenal, priceless views and an experience I...More

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Waipio8, Director of Sales at Waipi'o On Horseback, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the positive feedback, we are so happy you enjoyed the ride.🌺

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a fun afternoon for me. Perfect for those with no horse riding experience. I'm an experienced rider and found the ride to be beautiful, informative and safe for all ages. Great staff too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great way to see the beautiful Waipi'o Valley, horses were well taken care of and guides were friendly and knowledgeable and shared the history of the area. The only reason this is not 5 stars is because the large group took extra time to...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't ride horses much and the guides were super helpful. It was a peaceful ride through the valley. Much of the ride was through water, but the horses seemed ok with it. Guides were very knowledgeable about the history and plants of the valley....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took a peaceful and safe plod through the bottom of Waipio Valley with Toby, wise-cracking and knowledgeable guide. It's a real treat to get to see Waipio in a relaxing way without feeling like you are intruding or about to trespass or step on...More

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21 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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