Private Horseback Riding Experience at Piiholo Ranch (Makawao), Maui tours & activities, fun things to do in Maui |

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Private Horseback Riding Experience at Piiholo Ranch (Makawao)


A Hawaiian cowboy experience like no other!

Enjoy an unforgettable private horseback trail ride at Piiholo Ranch and enjoy trotting through pastures and forests on this Paniolo cowboy adventure.

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Experience the lifestyle of a Hawaiian cowboy, or Paniolo, on one of the Maui's finest horseback adventures. After being expertly paired with your top-quality horse at the Ranch, hop on and head out into the serene countryside. Explore the open ranges of this historic working cattle ranch and move freely among the wildlife indigenous to the area. Each ride is private and limited to you and your group to make each tour a personal experience.
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This activity is not available to book at this time.
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    • Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
    • For the safety and well-being of the horses, participants may weigh no more than 225 lbs (102 kg).
    • All riders must be at least 8 years old and must be in good physical condition. Riders under 12 years of age must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. Riders ages 13-18 must have a signed waiver by a parent or guardian.
    • All riders under the age of 17 must wear a helmet while riding.
    • All riders must fall within the weight and height guidelines. See the attached image to ensure that you fall within a yellow box on the chart.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
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    • Closed toe shoes
    • Long pants
    • Voucher
Requirement(s) - Others
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    • Please call the activity provider the day before to reconfirm your booking. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
    • Participants will be weighed upon check-in.
    • Participant's height will be measured upon check-in.
    • Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Additional Note(s)
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    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
    • Gratuity is not included in the price.
    • All rides are suitable for experienced and first-time riders.
    • Western saddles are provided.
    • Rides go out rain or shine, but if the weather is extreme, the tour maybe canceled and rescheduled at your convenience. Please bring rain ponchos.
Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
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Do I need any prior experience to participate in this activity?
  • No, great for beginners, your ride includes an orientation on horsemanship, steering, stopping and how to mount and dismount your horse. Fantastic first-time riding horses are incredibly gentle and are available at this location.
Will we be allowed to run the horses?
  • If you book a private ride and you are an advanced rider, you will have the opportunity to take your horse to an open pasture area where you can canter and trot.
Will there be stops made for picture taking?
  • If you book a private ride and you are an advanced rider, you will have the opportunity to take your horse to an open pasture area where you can canter and trot.
How many people are there in a tour group?
  • There is an average group size of up to 6 riders, however, this is flexible depending on if families and groups wish to ride together.
How far in advance should I book this activity?
  • We recommend booking at least 2-3 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.
Please click HERE to send an inquiry about this activity
Payment/Cancellation policy
Payment type
Credit card payment
Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 19:00 local time, 3 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

After your booking is confirmed, be sure to print your voucher and bring it with you on the day of your activity.



(5.00/5.00) 5.00 / 5
(3 reviews)
Pick-up Not available
Duration 1.5 - 3.5 hour(s)
Availability Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Meal Lunch


My husband and I were riding Pecan and Bobcat and our guide was Morgan. We both had no riding experience until this trip, but we had no problems at all. All the horses seem to be trained very well. So...more
by: Mr. Anonymous
Me and my kids took the beginner lunch ride and had a great time. None of us had really had any experience with horses before, besides a ride or two here and there, and so we were glad to have the opt...more
by: Mr. Anonymous
We went on the beginner 3 hour tour. Seeing all of the beautiful sights from horseback is a memory that I will treasure for along time. Riding on a horse makes you feel connected to nature and enhan...more