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Mendes Ranch

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Address: 3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, Maui, HI 96793-9236
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Maui Horseback-Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch
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Horseback ride

It is a scenic ride. The ride is very well organized and address to all levels of riding. It is friendly stuff and very well organized . It is definitely highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It is a scenic ride. The ride is very well organized and address to all levels of riding. It is friendly stuff and very well organized . It is definitely highly recommended

Thank DanaTunno
Mead, Colorado
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second time visiting Mendes Ranch. I love this place! Destiny has been my guide both times and I can't say enough great things about her. We were fortunate enough this time to have a private ride and it was amazing. Great views! The horses are very calm and friendly and running them was the best part.

Thank ksanburg
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite place to ride on Maui. We knew we wanted to take our grandsons here for their first riding experience. The horses are safe for children. But if you are experienced they have ones that will suit you, too. One of the few places that will give you the opportunity to give the horses a little run.... More 

Thank Paula C
Seattle, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appeal of this ride is definitely the views, which are stunning. However, the condition of horses and tack was pretty poor, and the lackadaisical attitude toward safety was noted. I was told I could (a) not sign the safety waiver in which case a helmet was required, or (b) sign it and not wear a helmet. I chose to wear... More 

Thank Ellen E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides were great. The views were nice ocean views and a few optional short canters up hills. If you want to get a taste of horseback riding in a beautiful setting, go for it. If you are an experienced rider, you may want to go to other equally or more wonderful areas on the island to get your views.

1 Thank cjva58
Paia, Hawaii
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This ride has the best views you will ever see! It was an amazing ride, great tour guides who were knowledgable, friendly and very experienced. We highly recommend this horseback ride when in Maui!

Thank pvfmaze
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The scenery through out the ride is surely breath taking! The guides are very nice and experienced as well. We also loved the complementary Hawaiian drinks at the waiting area. The only complaint I have for this place is the hygiene of the helmets. I did not expect them to be clean, but none of the helmets is even marginally... More 

Thank Jui-Yu C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I enjoy trail rides when traveling and this was one of the best ever for us. The scenery was stunning and the ride was appropriate for all levels of riders. Four attentive guides led by Destiny rode with us and we had a really fun gallop as part of the ride. This activity was a real highlight... More 

1 Thank Swamy N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our morning ride. The weather was perfect, the views were gorgeous, the horses were cooperative for the most part and the staff was very friendly. This is a fun way to see a less populated area of Maui. We actually ran the horses in two areas...a little frightening at times as we ran around the corners near the... More 

1 Thank Kim C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The horseback riding was absolutely fantastic. The cliffside views along switchback trails were excellent and plenty of time was provided for photos at two different locations. Instructions beforehand were just enough for beginners before setting off on the trail. Recommended for sure.

1 Thank vacationTA17

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