Waipio Valley Horseback Riding Tour with Naalapa Stables, Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island | HawaiiActivities.com

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more here

We are continually updating the latest closures and availabilities of our activities, and the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 in Hawaii can be found here.

Waipio Valley Horseback Riding Tour with Naalapa Stables


Take a guided horseback ride through the Valley of the Kings, filled with jungle trails, wet land taro patches, magnificent waterfalls, and more! Be one with nature as you discover a variety of historical and spiritual places.

  • 20140415113730_708322537_0
  • 20130105014245_991410656_0
  • 157187
  • 20131013085407_1570907281_0
  • 20181121035929_1065896284_0
  • 20171127082740_1348995825_0
  • 157188
Catch an unforgettable glimpse of “Old Hawaii” as you journey by horseback through the beautiful, mystic wonderland of the Big Island’s ancient Waipio Valley, an enchanting place that literally means "land of curving water.” An ethereal sense of Waipio's rich historic past emanates from this valley, completely still, except for the pounding of waves on the nearby black sand beach and working farmers carefully tending their taro patches. Well-trained horses are specifically matched with your riding ability and comfort level. This valley is one of the most beautiful spots on the Big Island!
▼ Read more
1 Select a date
2 Select the amount (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
You can book a maximum of 8.
Adult/Child (Age 8 & over)
USD 114.73
USD 114.73
Quick Confirmation USD 0.00 USD 0.00
USD 0.00
USD 0.00
*The price is subject to change depending on the start time or add-on(s) you choose.
Adult/Child (Age 8 & over)
USD 114.73
USD 114.73
GE Tax included
  • Duration: 3 hour(s)
  • Available: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Guide
Package detail / Schedule
Schedule & Location
  • Schedule
  • Check-in
    Time & Location
  • Check-out
    Time & Location

Starting time: 09:30 13:00
Starting time: 09:30 13:00
  • 09:00 Check-in at Waipio Valley Artworks
  • Waipio Valley Horseback Riding (2.5 hrs)
  • 12:00 Check-out
    • Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • Guests must be below 200 lbs (90 kg) to participate in this activity.
    • Tour is not recommended for elderly people.
    • Participant should be generally in good health.
    • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
    • If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
    • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.
    • People 70 years old and above can not participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Long pants
    • Bottled water
    • Closed toe shoes
Requirement(s) - Others
    • All medical / physical restrictions must be declared at the time of booking.
    • Please call the activity provider 24 hours before your activity to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
    • You can book a maximum of 8.
Activity provider
Expand all
Do I need any prior experience to participate in this activity?
  • No experience necessary, this is a great horseback ride for riders of all levels!
Will we be allowed to run the horses?
  • Unfortunately, you will not be able to trot or canter the horses on this tour.
Will there be stops made for picture taking?
  • Stops are made along the tour at two locations, each with panoramic views perfect for photos, however no one is permitted to take pictures while horseback riding. Wranglers can, and will, take group or single photos on your behalf.
How many people are there in a tour group?
  • The maximum number of people on this tour is 12, and this tour frequently sells out. Please book early to ensure your spot on this ride.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 1-2 weeks in advance. If you have very specific schedule requirements and are not flexible, please book sooner. Last minute availability is often possible, but limited.
What is the history of the stables?
  • Sherri Hannum, a long time resident of Waipio, began Na'alapa Stables nearly twenty years ago, an outgrowth of her fascination with Waipio's rich history and beauty and her passion for horses. The moniker's origin "Na'alapa" is the name of a stunning waterfall on the far side of the valley. Today, Waipio's Na'alapa Stables is a favorite island activity for those who want to get off the beaten track while visiting the Big Island.
Can I still ride if I am 5 lbs (2.3 kg) over the weight limit?
  • Weight limits are strict to protect the health of the horse. Please consider booking the Waipio ATV activity if you are overweight for horseback.
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 16:30 local time, 2 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
USD 114.73
USD 114.73

Taxes & fees included

1% Reward Points
(4.49/5.00) 4.49 / 5
(164 reviews)

Pick-up Not available
Duration 3 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat


by: Belia Martinez
Thank you it was a nice experience to ride in the valley. We did this for our anniversary the only thing I would like to have done is ride side by side with my husband. But we had a wonderful time.
By far one of the highlights of our trip ,If you love nature and a good adventure this is the most magical and stunning place well worth it , the views are just breathtaking ,Jennifer is so amazing th...more
by: Stacey
Had a great time both the guides were wonderful. The only issues I had were that you don’t really ge...more

Hawaiian Islands

Big Island Categories

USD 114.73
USD 114.73
4.49 / 5
Waipio Valley Horseback Riding Tour with Naalapa Stables