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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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Relaxed, friendly & informative.

Relaxed Western riding though the valley and taro irrigation streams. Knowledgeable guides, easy to... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
katlzapfe
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Honolulu, Hawaii
Awesome Experience - Waipio Valley

My mother, myself and 2 kids (9 yrs & 11 yrs) had a great time horseback riding. We met at a super... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bvinton
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Dallas, Texas
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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)
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Honokaa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96727
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relaxed Western riding though the valley and taro irrigation streams. Knowledgeable guides, easy to ride horses native to the valley. Horses were well cared for :)

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1  Thank katlzapfe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother, myself and 2 kids (9 yrs & 11 yrs) had a great time horseback riding. We met at a super easy location right off the main road. Yellow sign "wouldn't you rather be horsing around". We met at 9:15 for 9:30 tour. Honestly...More

Thank bvinton
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our visit to Big Island. Breathtaking views through the lush valley floor. guides point out the various fruit trees throughout the ride. Horses very tamed. Highly recommend WOH if you want to visit Waipi'o Valley.!

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Thank Connie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sarah and Allie were excellent. No riding experience was necessary. The scenery was beautiful and the horses were well trained and very gentle.

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Thank brucef148
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On a prior trip into the valley, we rode a mule pulled carriage which was nice, but riding horses with this company was a million times better. We went much farther into the valley and got to explore and see much more. The horses were...More

Thank 7heather7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tracy and Cecil were awesome. The horses were great (I'm a novice rider), and the views were amazing.

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Thank thomaskO5782MB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my partner and I for a horseback riding tour after seeing fellow reviews on sites such as this one, and my personal experience was much like the others have described. Tracy and Cecil are very down-to-earth and genuine people and I enjoyed being...More

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Thank lss712
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pleasant experience, would recommend friends to try it once in a lifetime. Mahalo and see you guys again!

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Thank racheltA5113MP
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Interesting educational tour of beautiful Waipio Valley. Great horses and guides - and a chance to see the wild horses

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Thank Missymoreno
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Tracy and Cecil were very capable and personable. Explained safety precautions very well. Cecil told some fun stories about life off the grid in the valley. The horses were gentle and very sure-footed as we splashed through many streams. A peaceful place. We decided not...More

Thank wongvh
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