- 1 hour 30 minutes (Approx.)
- Mobile ticket
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.
- All necessary equipment included
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Family friendly
- Lunch included
- 1.5-hour horseback tour
- Professional guide
- All necessary equipment
- Entry/Admission - Mendes Ranch
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Mendes Ranch and Trail Rides, Inc., 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
Returns to original departure point
Daily except Sundays
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!
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.
- 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
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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 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 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 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 views of the shorelines are spectacular!
Steve and Rob are great!
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.
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.
Slightly disorganized. Good ride. Probably wouldn't do again, but was a bucket list item to cross off. Everyone was super friendly...be prepared for a super winding rode to get there. Also, they don't start at the time it says you need to be there....we were the first ones there. Also call ahead to make sure they got your booking right...trust me on that.
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!
Loved the food, riding trial and the guides stories about the history of the ranch.
Caters to people of all abilities
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!
Breathtaking views! Guides were patient with first time riders. The galloping was cool. The best horseback ride in of the four islands.
Great time! We loved the horses ... The views are spectacular and our guide Butch was awesome.
Lunch was awesome, horses were great! Took a little long to get on them since there was such a big group going, having to pair the horse with the rider, but once we got underway, it was awesome! Great views, kind of scary going up and down mountains but horses were gentle and did great!
In such little space to write, this tour was the best tour we took on our honeymoon. *Staff is amazing, personable, helpful, knowledgeable, oh and AMAZING! *Lunch was tasty. *Such beautiful scenery, and it was a cloudy day. *20 min drive from the cruise line port. You will NOT be disappointed.
A good all around family trip. Views of the ocean for most of the horseback riding trip. Knowledgeable and competent trail guides.
Great ride that included some galloping. Very Nice crew. Not a fancy place, but beautiful views.