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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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Latest reviews of Waipio Valley Tours

Fun and Friendly

2021/07/06 Friends MSAL

We had a blast with the sightseeing tour. The driver was very friendly and took us all around the beautiful valley. Comfortable ride.

The Best of the Valley

2021/07/04 Families with Young Children Dee & Jake

I’ve taken this tour before and knew my family from the mainland would enjoy it as much as I did. They LOVED the tour from the very minute they met our guides, Chico and Tracy. We got the best of everything that day: wea... more

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The best adventure on the big island! Just do it

2021/07/01 Friends M.S.

The best adventure on the big island! We did everything: a helicopter ride, volcano national park, zip lining, snorkeling, swimming with manta rays and this horseback ride through the beautiful waipi'o valley was our fav... more

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good riding at Waipio Valley

2021/06/06 Couples Smith

We had a great guide named is Grace. She knows about Waipio Valley and provided great service and information for us. Waipio Valley is a beautiful and historic place and I really wanted to visit. We had a great time.

Waipio Valley

2021/05/28 Solo Travelers Laura

Our trip was amazing! Our guide was very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful time!

Memorable horseback riding in a uniquely Hawaiian setting

2021/05/17 Families tweist

We greatly enjoyed our morning horse ride in the Waipio Valley. Our guides are local residents of the valley who are very proud of the history and the culture. The horses were calm and very sure footed. The lack of in de... 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.