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Waipio Valley Tours
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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.

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Magnificent views of the valley

2021/04/10 Families Jen P

My family really enjoyed this excursion and it was one of the highlights of our trip! We learned about this sacred ground and were able to capture amazing photos along the way! Hawaii’s largest waterfall, wild horses c... more

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2021/03/12 Families David Embrey

Awana was awesome. He did a great job from the start by getting out group of 20 together in one van. His knowledge of the island’s as well as the big island was extensive. Never a dull moment he kept us laughing and tau... more

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A wonderful addition to our trip to the Big Island!

2021/02/17 Couples Aaron

We knew that we wanted to visit the Waipio Valley and this was a great way to experience it. The hosts were great and very knowledgeable. We were both beginners at riding and the instruction was simple and easy. We ha... more

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Tremendous experience and a lot of fun to boot.

2021/01/07 Families with Young Children Mark Dyre

The guide was very informative and showed us all of the unique characteristics of the valley. Would take the tour again and it was a lot of fun for all eight of us.

Amazing experience - highly recommend!

2020/12/30 Families Mel Lee

What an awesome experience that was well worth every penny. Kaleo was a authentic, personable, and knowledgeable tour guide, who was born and raised in the valley. He shared not only the history of the sacred valley, but... more

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Don’t miss this tour of Waipio!

2020/11/14 Families Marcia from Alaska

I have brought my exchange students to the Big Island for 3 years and this was my first tour of Waipio. Kaleho our tour guy, being a life long local in the valley was filled with information about the history, biology an... more

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Waipio Valley Tours (Top Big Island Attractions), Big Island tours & activities, fun things to do in Big Island | HawaiiActivities.com
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.