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Wailuku, United States
Maui Horseback-Riding Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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This Maui horseback riding tour is run by real 'paniolos,' the Hawaiian cowboys who make their living by ranching, roping, and riding. Canter across pastures with sweeping views looking out at the island’s north shore, and trek through the West Maui rain forest. This is real ranching and real riding out in the Maui country.
  • Horseback riding tour through Mendes Ranch on Maui
  • Follow your Hawaiian cowboy guide past taro patches, plantations, and scenic trails
  • View spectacular sights of the Pacific Ocean and Hawaiian countryside
  • Suitable for riders of all levels
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1.5-hour horseback tour
Professional guide
All necessary equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides, Inc. , 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

Please wait in parking lot when arriving and a guide will come to retrieve you for check in

This activity will end right where it started.
Your Maui horseback tour begins at the Mendes Ranch Corral, where you meet the paniolos and your horse before embarking on your ride. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure.

Canter across rolling green pastures and down towards Waihee Valley, where you ride along the wave-battered coast with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop and see panoramic vistas of the valley. Snap photos of the central valley and get photos of you up in the saddle. Then, gradually ascend your way up the mountain, passing taro patches and plantation homes, on the return trip back to Mendes Ranch corral.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • There is a maximum weight limit of 250 pounds per person on this horseback riding tour. **Due to the safety of our horses and riders you WILL be weighed at check in**
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please include your weight and riding ability (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We reserve the right to deny any rider over the weight limit of 250 ibs at check in. If found max weight limit has been exceeded the day of tour it'll be NON-REFUNDABLE
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mendes Ranch
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Maui Horseback-Riding Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Maui Horseback-Riding Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Maui Horseback-Riding Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Maui Horseback-Riding Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Maui Horseback-Riding Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Maui Horseback-Riding Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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113 Reviews

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Great time for the whole...
, Dec 2021
Great time for the whole family and different skill levels. All the workers were very amiable and fun.
Simply Awesome!
, Nov 2021
Don and his crew could not have been more courteous, knowledgeable and helpful. The ride and scenic beauty is beyond words. Rosie and Arkansas were great horses. Thank you
, Nov 2021
Most amazing experience! Ever! I was so sad when it was over because I never wanted to leave. The three that led our group were so fun and kind and the horses were INCREDIBLE. Not to mention the breathtaking scenery! Seriously the best activity ever.
Great hospitality at Mendes Ranch
, Nov 2021
Don, Jacob, and Brandon showed our group some great hospitality, good tips for inexperienced riders, and a gorgeous trail ride down to the lower part of the ranch. Great views all around. Included a familiarization with mounting and reigning technique, cold drinks, history of the Mendes Ranch and paniolo culture, and a photo op at a scenic overlook. They made our beginners group feel safe and comfortable on the horses, but they cater to all experience levels. Mikey ("my" horse) was a champ! Would definitely recommend this experience to anyone. (NOTE: would NOT recommend the onward drive counterclockwise around the northwest side of the island on the makai side of the road... death awaits there. More treacherous than the drive to Hana and the onward road around the southeast side. No joke people. But if you gotta try it, do it clockwise from the west side of the island on the mauka side of the road .)
Once in a Lifetime Experience
, Oct 2021
For a novice rider, the guides helped explain all of the needed techniques to help steer and stop the horse. The downhill parts were a bit strep at first but you realize the horse is completely comfortable and you can sit back and enjoy the scenery
The view is breathtaking....
, Oct 2021
The view is breathtaking. The guides very helpful and friendly. We saved this excursion for last and it capped off a great week.
Breathtaking views
, Oct 2021
Wonderful views and amazing experience! Perfect for beginners. Our family will never forget this experience!
Slow ride
, Oct 2021
Guides were nice. They spent too much time giving instructions when we all said we were experienced riders. Ride itself was shorter then expected. Views were great.
Highlight of our vacation
, Oct 2021
Absolutely incredible experience. You get a view of Maui that you can't get anywhere else. The guides are fantastic, and do a great job keeping the group together and give some interesting details about the island's history. Very few of the guests in our tour group were experienced with horses, myself included, but the horses were very easy to ride, and the guides are very seasoned and will pick the right horse for you, and help you mount/dismount. This experience was hands down the best part of my visit to Maui.
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Great Experience
, Oct 2021
Awesome experience, great customer service to make everyone feel comfortable and just able to truly take it all in! Highly recommend

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