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  • Location:Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration:90 minutes (approx.)

Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch

Join real ‘paniolos’ (Hawaiian cowboys) on an unforgettable journey as they lead you on horseback through Maui's Mendes Ranch. Canter up green pastures to the edge of a lush tropical valley, admire views of the Pacific seascape, and discover some of the island's largest waterfalls on your 1.5-hour morning or afternoon ride. Upgrade includes a BBQ lunch after your horseback ride!


  • 2-hour horseback-riding tour through Mendes Ranch on Maui
  • Follow your Hawaiian cowboy guide through taro patches, past plantation homes and along scenic trails
  • View spectacular sights of the Pacific Ocean and Hawaiian countryside
  • Opt for a BBQ lunch including ribs, chicken and side dishes
  • Suitable for riders of all levels!

What You Can Expect

Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch

Trail Riding in Maui

Your journey begins at the Mendes Ranch Corral, where you’ll be greeted by paniolos. Then, hop on your tame, gentle horse and follow your guides on a 1.5-hour trail ride!

8:45am Departure:
On your morning ride, canter up rolling pastures and down the edge of Waihee Valley to the coastline, where you’ll view the magnificent Pacific waters. Here, your guides will take photos of you with the majestic seascape in the background. You’ll then head back up to the corral.

11:30am or 12:15pm Departure:
On your afternoon ride, ride up into the mountains to the edge of a lush ravine at a 2,500 foot (762-meter) elevation. Here, you’ll see some of Maul's largest waterfalls in the distance.

Ride down along the edge of Waihee Valley, through taro patches and past plantation homes, before returning to the corral.

Upgrade either tour to include a BBQ lunch after your ride! Indulge in BBQ ribs, chicken, beans, salad and a dinner roll, accompanied by beverages.

Customer Reviews

Carlos G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Thank you horsies and thank you Butch for the great time

Donn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great ride that included some galloping. Very Nice crew. Not a fancy place, but beautiful views.

Marcel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This by far is one that you have to try! The Mendez Ranch is beautiful! 300 + acres nestled next to the cliff. As a first time rider, Trevor and Butch showed us how to ride. Guys were very funny and knowledgeable about the island. We were even able to Gallop with our horses once you felt comfortable riding. A true adrenaline rush. From beginners to advanced, this was one to experience! Recommended to go before May so you can see the whales from the lookout point.

Dina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We had so much fun on horseback! We will definitely do it again when we are in Maui.

Dina M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014


Robert J

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

A good all around family trip. Views of the ocean for most of the horseback riding trip. Knowledgeable and competent trail guides.

Tracey B

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

really enjoyed the ride.

Sheila S

4 star rating: Recommended January 2014

The Horseback ride was great. We enjoyed the scenery and the weather cooperated. They took pictures of each couple with our cameras and they did an excellent job.

Arne F

4 star rating: Recommended August 2013

We had a great day and it was fun for us all even that my houseband never have ride before.

Sharon S United States of ... 

3 star rating: Worth doing April 2014

It was fun and the scenery was beautiful.

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