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 USD165.62

    Daily
    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. Enjoy a small-group guided tour of the entire Big Island! Get off the beaten path and discover Hawaii's best kept secrets from local expert guides.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    USD176.05

    Daily
    9.5 hour(s) (morning)
  4. Horseback Ride Tour Through Waipio Valley
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    Horseback through the heart of Waipio Valley on a small-group equine excursion featuring ancient and majestic trails of the "Valley of the Kings".

    USD93.75

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  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
    Special

    USD182.30

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

    USD169.00

    15%
    OFF
    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    1.5 hour(s) (afternoon)
  7. Take a horseback ride through the Valley of the Kings, filled with jungle trails, wet land taro patches, magnificent waterfalls, and more!

    USD93.75

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. 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!

    USD62.50

    Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  9. Spend eight hours touring the lush North Shore of the Big Island, finding hidden gems beloved by locals and learning about Hawaii's rich history along the way.
    Pick-up Provided
    Meal Provided

    From USDFree

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    Mon, Thu
    8 - 9.5 hour(s) (morning)
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