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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour

Wailuku, United States

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Good for avoiding crowds


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
1.5-hour horseback tour
Professional guide
All necessary equipment
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides, Inc., 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Please include your weight and riding ability in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mendes Ranch

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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What is the maximum group size during Maui Horseback-Riding Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Highly recommend this horseback riding tour at the beautiful Mendes Ranch in Maui." See review
  • "They have clean restrooms for their customers use as well." See review
  • "They let you run the horse in a couple of places which is always fun." See review


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Running wild!
, Mar 2020
We had a great time! Beautiful scenery, great guides. Our family has varying levels of experience riding horses and everyone had a great experience. Would do it again!
Sad place
, Mar 2020
This place is so run down and not anything like it promises on line. I was too scared to ride but my husband did and he said they took more pictures than any real riding. The part where they are suppose to canter a bit is about a two minutes long two times. The people were nice enough but I would not recommend this place to anyone. They tell you movie stars were there and that is true, many years ago for a movie. I met a filmmaker that was there. The stars were not there by sole choice. It also was run by someone else at the time.
A must try
Rachel T
, Nov 2019
This was amazing! About 1 hour from lahaina but worth the drive. It was absolutely gorgeous! Stunning views Rocky, our guide was informative and knowledgeable about the property and horses. Absolutely great time!
“Ride like you stole them”!
, Aug 2019
My husband has NEVER been on a horse so this was going to be an experience. I grew up around horses. The guides did great job matching the horse to the rider. There was a family that had to kids with them that had never been on horses and the guide did great with them. Made everyone very comfortable. My group had two different guides and they did wonderful explaining the history of their land and beautiful scenic sights. The younger man was crazy 😜 and did some wonderful stunts. And there was never a moment without laughter!!
Totally Worth It!!!
, Jul 2019
The Mendes Ranch is a large, clean ranch with other animals on it. We saw pigs, goats, some cows, chickens, peacocks, and ducks. They have clean restrooms for their customers use as well. We began our ride a little later than expected. There were about 20 of us and it took time to get us all on a horse, plus they split us all into two groups. Although we didn’t see any waterfalls, we got an approximate two hour ride with opportunities to get pictures taken of us with our own cameras. The views were spectacular. The mountains were so green and lush. The ride overlooked the ocean. It was just flat out beautiful. This ride was the highlight of our trip to Maui. Everyone was really nice and very knowledgeable. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
Loved it. Went with my daughter, who...
Andy N
, Feb 2018
Loved it. Went with my daughter, who is a seasoned rider. They break you up into your riding skills which is good because they can match the horse to the rider. They let you run the horse in a couple of places which is always fun. The scenery was breathtaking, would do it agin.
I would have said this was a great...
Charmaine N
, Jan 2018
I would have said this was a great tour but I can't help but think the employee designated to assign horses purposefully gave me a horse that should have been put out to pasture a long time ago. Don't get me wrong, you designate based on level of skill but this horse wouldn't even listen to the commands of the employees so he certainly wasn't listening to me. The scenery was exquisite and even though we went in a circle it didn't feel like there was any scenery that we saw twice.
This was a wonderful tour. The views...
Sherman R
, Jan 2018
This was a wonderful tour. The views were absolutely breathtaking and the staff were just awesome. Highly recommend this horseback riding tour at the beautiful Mendes Ranch in Maui. I've been on horseback riding tours before, but none compare to this one.
What a totally awesome ride and the...
Joey P
, Jan 2018
What a totally awesome ride and the views of the shorelines are spectacular! Steve and Rob are great!
We loved horseback riding with real...
monique C
, Sep 2017
We loved horseback riding with real cowboys who served as our guides. The ranch was relatively easy to get to and the scenery was spectacular. My husband and I rode Cowboy and Bailey. Beautiful horses with very distinct personalities.

Product code: 5149_HR003

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