• Location: Maui, Hawaii
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)
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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. On a 1.5 horseback ride, you’ll canter across pastures with sweeping views looking out at the island’s north shore, and trek towards a valley with hidden waterfalls that splash through the West Maui rainforest. This is real ranching and real riding out in the Maui country!


  • 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
  • Suitable for riders of all levels!

What You Can Expect

Maui Horseback-Riding Tour

Trail Riding in Maui

Your Maui horseback tour begins at the Mendes Ranch Corral, where you’ll meet the paniolos and your horse before embarking on a 90-minute ride. 

8:45am Tour:This morning ride canters across rolling green pastures and down towards Waihee Valley, where you’ll ride along the wave-battered coast with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop. You guides will snap photos of you up in the saddle, and you’ll gradually ascend your way up the mountain on the return trip back to the corral.

11:30am or 12:15pm Tour:For the afternoon ride, you’ll journey up Waihee Valley, where lookout points provide panoramic vistas of waterfalls tumbling through the valley. Snap photos of the island’s central valley and coastline off in the distance, and enjoy the cool, misty uplands set high above the ranch. You’ll return along the edge of Waihee Valley, where taro patches and plantation homes offer glimpses of Maui’s past, before returning to the Mendes Ranch corral.

Customer Reviews

Sherman R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Joey P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What a totally awesome ride and the views of the shorelines are spectacular!
Steve and Rob are great!

monique C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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.

Sandra O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Fun activity for all ages preteens to grandmother. Did not do the lunch, but the ride was great. Several in the group had never rode a horse, but the staff was so very helpful and the trail was safe for all involved.

Sonal M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This was an awesome adventure. The scenery is beautiful and the guides are great. I would highly recommend this tour. Well worth the money as the experience is MEMORABLE!

Rebecca w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Loved the food, riding trial and the guides stories about the history of the ranch.
Caters to people of all abilities


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Most fun with we had in Maui! Butch and Kimo were outstanding guides and were very friendly, helpful and attentive. Absolutely beautiful scenery and numerous photo ops. Horseback riding at Mendes Ranch should definitely be on your to do list when visiting Maui!

Dana C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Loved it.

Gina J United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Breathtaking views! Guides were patient with first time riders. The galloping was cool. The best horseback ride in of the four islands.

Sean C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great time! We loved the horses ... The views are spectacular and our guide Butch was awesome.

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