- 726 Ratings
Waipi'o Naalapa Stables Horseback Tour in Honokaa
Head deep into the Waipi'o Valley on a horseback riding adventure. Follow a professional guide on an immersive trip into the natural beauty of this tropical spot.
What You Will Do
- Set off on a two and a half-hour horseback ride through Waipi'o Valley, a lush spot full of local history
- Trot down shaded trails as you encounter cascading waterfalls and traverse rolling hills
- Gaze out over wild horses roaming around the valley: See these magnificent creatures up close
- Hear stories of the area's rich past and thriving ecosystem from someone with plenty of insider knowledge
- Guided horseback ride
Please wear long pants and covered shoes. All participants must be at least eight years of age and sign a waiver.
Full refunds for cancellations made at least 24 hours in advance.
- 726 Ratings
Good ride !!! The horses were from good stock and the guides even better. Oh, the Waipi'o was to die for ;-)
Awesome experience! Super friendly, knowledgeable and fun guides!! Fantastic views!!
Overall was more of a five. Only concern was a safety issue w/ horse backing very close to a dry creek bed where edge was cobbles. Asked for help, but guide seemed to say we were fine.
It was so good tour. only I expected was that more explanation on plants there. ither than that, it's a nice horseback tour with friendly guide. I will come again.
Trip of a life time! Horses were well mannered and in excellent condition. Guides very knowledgeable about the valley, extremely personably and expert horsewomen. Highly recommend this ride for everyone!
The guides were very knowledgeable about the area and the horses.
It was everything I’d hoped for. Lots of waterfalls and flowing streams. Gentle Horses and both girls were obviously very experienced guides.
We had a great time. It’s a beautiful place and the horses look happy and well taken care of. Well worth the trip!
We had a fabulous ride in the Waipi'o valley. The ride down in the 4 wheel drive van was eye-opening. This is the only way to go down into the valley. The people who led the ride were very professional and friendly and the horses were obviously very well cared for. It seemed that a number of people on our tour had never been on a horse before, and they were watched and attended to very well. The valley was so beautiful; and, in my opinion, this was the only way to see it. We had a great time and I would do it again.
Staff was capable, knowledgable and very personable...we had a great time! The stable was also great about safety and communication. Weather conditions forced them to cancel our ride two days in a row...third time was the charm and we jad a beautiful day to enjoy our ride. Thanks so much to Khira and Grace!
The horses are tame and easy to work with if you are a newcomer to horseback riding. The views are stunning. The guides are very knowledgeable.
Great way to see the valley, friendly and knowledgeable guides, easy horses to ride. Loved the puppy and doggies, too
The guides were welcoming and easy to communicate with. They were knowledgeable about the area and engaging with the group as a whole. Great attitudes! Grace & Kira are the best!!
We had a wonderful experience and it was one of the best parts of our trip to the Big Island. The guides were stellar and the horses very friendly and well mannered.
Our guide was wonderful, the horses well behaved and we were riding though paradise. Thank you
Absolutely incredible ride and spectacular views and the tour guides were outstanding! Would ride this again!! Mahalo
This was one of the best experiences we had in Hawaii. Our guides were fantastic and I want to take Arya home with me even though I didn’t ride her! We will return next year for sure!!!!
The tour guides were really friendly and helpful, and happy to share their knowledge. It’s strikingly beautiful country and to ride through on horseback makes it that little bit more special.
This was one of my favorite experiences from my trip to the Big Island. The horses were very well trained. I hadn't been on a horse in many years, but that was fine. The scenery is so beautiful!
Smelly helmets was only detractor.
After days of hiking in the mud and water, it was such a nice change to ride the horse going through the mud and water! The guides were really informative and added a personal touch since their family had lived in the valley not long ago. The horsed were well behaved and some even enjoyed the water crossings. I would highly recommend the tour.
The staff was friendly and informative. It was a smaller group so it was more personal. Great views from the valley.
The tour met my expectations and was a wonderful fit/level for my 8 and 10 year old girls. My whole family thoroughly enjoyed it.
My husband & I had a fantastic ride. Loved that our guides Kira & Jamie knew a great deal about the valley & it's history. We will be returning next year at this time, and plan on booking the five hour ride. I highly recommend Naalapa stables to anyone who wants to take a lovely relaxing ride in the lush green valley. It was a beautiful experience and will also be recommending this ride to our friends & family. Tried to look up the stables Facebook page, to share with all my friends, but couldn't find one. Until next time Kira & Jamie Thank you both for a ride of a life time. Sincerely Betty & Rod Guindon
Great guides. Very knowledgeable of the environment and Hawaiian culture. Horses were safe sound and well cared for.
Great views. Guide was amazing and very friendly
The horses and guides were wonderful! Jamie spent so much time sharing his knowledge and appreciation for his Hawaiian culture. Mahalo for everything!
Jaime and Kiera were excellent and knowledgeable guides.
- Mary Ann
Our guides made it all happen safely. They were very knowledgable about the horses and about Hawaiian cultural life and the area we were in. It was a beautiful experience.
Great ride; horses very well behaved, pretty and cute; our guide Jamie was terrific; the rain forest a lifetime experience! Mahalo!!
Jamie was an excellent tour guide - he deserves a raise!! It made the experience so much more authentic to hear from someone who not only grew up in the Waipio Valley, but knew the plants and cultural history of the area. He was so knowledgeable, and I loved hearing his tour while we were riding. His quick "how to ride a horse" demo was great - my fiance was a first timer, and I'm more experienced, but it was perfect for both of us. He gave great riding instructions to keep everyone safe. It was my favorite part of our trip to Hawaii. Thank you, Jamie! My only detractor here is - why is the 17 year old girl (apologies, I forget her name?) the manager over a 30 year old father? She was very nice and helpful at the end, but didn't provide the same oral narration that Jamie was able to give.
I choose this rating because the entire experience was just exceptional. Both Jamie and Grace were wonderful - their knowledge/stories, and passion and care of the horses made this a truly enjoyable and memorable experience. Myself and my daughter Jess really appreciated that we got to share Jamie's family property and the environment and know that this was a special moment in our time in Hawaii. For me it was the highlight of our time there. The horses were gorgeous. Initially I was a bit apprehensive how I would manage as it has been some time since I had been riding. But the safety information and intro lesson that Jamie did and the nose to tail trek with Grace in front and Jamie behind gave me confidence and within only a few short minutes into the ride I felt relaxed and confident, which enabled me to truly enjoy the environment and experience. I have returned to Australia and have already recommended this tour to friends and colleagues who may be considering Hawaii and doing such a tour. Thank you so very much.
Spectacular! The tour exceeded our expectations! We were so blessed to have Jamie and Grace be our guide. Jamie is so knowledgeable and passionate and that really shows through when he gave us our tour. Don't change a thing!
Beautiful tour of the valley!
Jamie, the guide, was very knowledgeable and gave us an incredible tour of the valley. The horses were wonderful and the whole experience was fantastic. This was one of the highlights of our trip. Thank you.