Waipio Valley Tours (Top Big Island Attractions), 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

Travelers arriving into Hawaii are required to pass the pre-arrival COVID-19 test requirements or complete the mandatory 10-day quarantine. Up-to-date Hawaii COVID-19 information can be found here.

Waipio Valley, located in north Hamakua, is Big Island's "Valley of the Kings" and remains one Hawaii's most unique and sacred native preservation sites. As the rain falls, see its' beautiful waterfalls pouring into a network of wet-land taro farms, over roads and black sandy shores. Horses run wild here and age-old Hawaiian traditions are passed on to new generations that inhabit the valley. An experienced guide and special 4WD vehicle is necessary to make it down the very steep valley road.
Tips for visiting Waipio Valley:

- The valley lookout is accessible at anytime and parking is limited.
- All permitted tours of Waipio Valley do not operate on Sundays to give the valley a rest.
- We do not recommend driving down into the valley on your own as the access road is extremely steep and dangerous. Water that feeds the valley’s wetland farms make its way over roads and after heavy rains can be difficult to cross.
- Hiking back up from the valley is considered strenuous and should only be attempted if you are physically capable of making the trip and know where to go.
- Most of the land at Waipio valley is privately owned and public access is limited to the beach and Mulawai Trail.
- Tours at Waipio Valley are either down on the valley floor or skirting the rim. Wagon tours visit the back part of the valley which is not accessible to visitors driving on their own.

You may also like...
1/1 pages

    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. No.1
    Horseback through the heart of Waipi'o Valley on a small-group equine excursion featuring ancient and majestic trails of the "Valley of the Kings".


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    Experience panoramic views of the Big Island's natural landscape on the verdant east side. Soar over Hamakua Coast & land at the base of a stunning waterfall.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD430.00

    2.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Visit Waipio Valley with Waipio Valley Shuttle! See towering waterfalls, lush tropical plants, taro patches, and wander through the meandering rivers from the comfort of a 4x4 van. The most exceptional tour visiting the sacred Valley of the Kings.


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. An expert guide will take you to see all the natural wonders of the Big Island! Visit Akaka and Rainbow Falls, Waipio Valley, Punaluu Black Sand Beach and Volcanoes National Park!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided


    10 - 13.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. A mule-drawn wagon tour inside the difficult to access Waipio Valley, a place famous for its majestic waterfalls, wet-land taro fields and wild horses!


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Explore Waipio Valley by 4WD Van and discover beautiful waterfalls along the Hamakua Coast. Visit a tropical fruit farm and swim or kayak under a 60-foot private waterfall!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided


    Mon, Wed, Fri
    9.5 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  7. 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.


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Fly with Sunshine Helicopters and witness the beauty of the Kohala mountains, cascading waterfalls, steep ocean cliffs and the hiding valleys of Waipio, Waimanu and Pololu. Enjoy a 45-min scenic flight on Hawaii's most affordable helicopter tour!

    From USD279.00

    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)

  Top Destinations

Top-Rated Activities for Big Island

Hawaiian Islands