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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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  1. Waipio Valley ATV Adventure & Waterfall Swim
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    Get ready for a thrilling ATV ride to Waipio Valley and explore the lush beauty of the area, and even swim under a secluded waterfall at the top of the valley.

    From USD176.04

    3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Ride along the rim of beautiful Waipio Valley on a horseback journey to the top of Hiilawe. On a longer trail ride, encounter and swim in a private waterfall!
    Meal Provided

    From USD93.75

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. Horseback through the heart of Waipio 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)
  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 Hawaii Tropical Botanical Garden!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided


    9.5 - 11.5 hour(s) (morning)
  5. 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 80 foot private waterfall!
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    9.5 - 10.5 hour(s) (morning)
  6. 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)
  7. Embark on an off-road adventure into the secluded Waipio Valley. Choose to depart from Kona or Hilo and visit the Valley of the Kings, Akaka Falls & Rainbow Falls.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD207.29

    6.5 - 10 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Take a horseback ride through the Valley of the Kings, filled with jungle trails, wet land taro patches, magnificent waterfalls, and more!


    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Fly with Sunshine Helicopters and witness the beauty of the Kohala mountains, steep ocean cliffs and deep winding valleys like Waimanu, Pololu and Waipio.

    From USD239.00

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  10. 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 USD365.00

    2.5 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
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