Maui Horseback-Riding Tour

Maui, USA
Maui Horseback Riding Tour with Optional BBQ Lunch
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This Maui horseback riding tour is run by real 'paniolos,' the Hawaiian cowboys who make their living by ranching, roping, and riding. Canter across pastures with sweeping views looking out at the island’s north shore, and trek through the West Maui rain forest. This is real ranching and real riding out in the Maui country.
  • Horseback riding tour through Mendes Ranch on Maui
  • Follow your Hawaiian cowboy guide past taro patches, plantations, and scenic trails
  • View spectacular sights of the Pacific Ocean and Hawaiian countryside
  • Suitable for riders of all levels

What's Included

  • 45mins for briefing & mounting followed by a 1.5-hour horseback ride
  • Professional guide
  • All necessary equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Circle M Ranch, formerly Mendes Ranch
    3530 Kahekili Hwy, Wailuku, HI 96793, USA

    Please wait in parking lot after arriving at ranch and a wrangler will come to retrieve you for check in

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Your Maui horseback tour begins at the Mendes Ranch Corral, where you meet the paniolos and your horse before embarking on your ride. Choose from a morning or afternoon departure.

Canter across rolling green pastures and down towards Waihee Valley, where you ride along the wave-battered coast with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop and see panoramic vistas of the valley. Snap photos of the central valley and get photos of you up in the saddle. Then, gradually ascend your way up the mountain, passing taro patches and plantation homes, on the return trip back to Mendes Ranch corral.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There is a maximum weight limit of 230 pounds on this horseback riding tour. **Due to the safety of our horses and riders. ALL riders are subject to being weighed at check-in. If weight limit is exceeded cost of tour is NON -REFUNDABLE** Please enter your weight in pounds and height in feet/inches
  • Minimum age is 7 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please include your height in feet & inches , weight in pounds, and riding ability (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) in the Special Requirements box at checkout
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Closed toed Shoes are MANDATORY!
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The location is easy to find, very friendly staff and very organized. The horseback ride was a lot of fun plus we had a chance to do a Gallup. It rained towards the end and made the experience more fun and memorable. Beautiful scenic views throughout the ride. Well worth spending the money on this ride. Horses were absolutely beautiful


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These tour guides are...
Joel_B, Feb 2024
These tour guides are fantastic teachers and we enjoyed the skills, environment, and ride of this tour. Thank you so much!
Great morning adventure for newbies and families!
Treva_A, Feb 2024
What a great experience. Getting to see a whole side of Maui that's not readily available was amazing. Jordan was the best!
Javier_P, Feb 2024
Jordan And Jessica were amazing teachers and fun to be around The riding lesson Jod was fabulous 👌 and we will be back
Enjoyed the ride!
Dr_J, Feb 2024
If you love a 'traditional' trail ride guided by experts on a Hawaiian ranch built on a foundation of culture, this is the ride for you. For riders of all experience levels, on horses that vary in personality, matched to the rider, where great care is taken to ensure all riders enjoy themselves - Circle M Ranch is a great choice. Chase and his crew were awesome, and we are grateful for having had the experience.
Maui horseback ride
Eric_J, Jan 2024
Took my 11 year old daughter who rides horses. She said it was the highlight of her trip to Maui. Friendly horses and staff and great views.
Beautiful mountain ride with amazing views.
Matthew_P, Jan 2024
Nice, knowledgeable people, beautiful views, and some really interesting history of ranching in Hawaii and the land grants.
Worth the wait
Donna_P, Jan 2024
Well organised,lots of information, friendly staff...would totally recommend this excursion. Saw lots of sights around the ranch area....beautiful to see.
Lovely experience
sarah_B, Jan 2024
Picturesque views and horses carefully selected to match experience and level of ability of each rider
Fun Horse back riding Trip with Family and Friends
Holly_T, Jan 2024
We had a great time riding horses in Maui. The day was perfect about 80 degrees and we could see the beautiful landscape as we rode down the cliff to an overlook. Highly recommend.
Brenda_P, Jan 2024
Perfect day, great horses and guides! Highly recommended! Can’t wait to do it again! The view is magnificent!
Amazing Horseback trip
Leslie_D, Jan 2024
Stunning ocean views, beautiful horses. The rangers were awesome and very helpful. Great for little kids too.
Great Family Ride
Brian_D, Dec 2023
Very safe ride through beautiful area. The guides were very knowledgeable and did a good job of matching horse and riders. Highly recommend!
Exceeded expectations!
MaddieJane_R, Dec 2023
Circle M Ranch is fantastic. The horses are wonderful, well cared for and well trained to carry tourists on the trails. The ride, horses and guides surpassed my expectations. We will come back again on our next trip to Maui and recommend this ride to our friends who travel to Maui.
Great ride
Diana_T, Dec 2023
Beautiful scenery. Everyone very friendly. Horse was responsive great ride, he was used by Kevin Costner in new movie!
The beautiful views and...
Gary_E, Dec 2023
The beautiful views and the wonderful horses. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Loved getting out and seeing the amazing countryside. A great time!
Horses - beauty - history - AWESOMENESS!!!
Kristin_D, Dec 2023
It was an honor to ride a once wild mustang named Roman! My daughter was on Tex. Our guides were amazing and the added bonus of island history just brought the whole experience together. Memories to cherish - definitely book this before it fills up!!
Lovely Horseback Experience
Katrina_W, Nov 2023
The guides were knowledgeable and engaging. The horses were very well trained and perfect for all abilities and skill levels. The ocean backdrop was beautiful.
We thought it was great!
Barbie_B, Nov 2023
We had a great time. The views were incredible. The guides were really good and the horses were sweet. Would recommend to others.
Fun ride for the family
Bryrony_D, Oct 2023
Lovely grounds and beautiful scenery for the ride. Water and Gatorade, snacks, clean bathrooms. Good experience for the kids - ages 7,9,13.
Beautiful views
Valerie_B, Oct 2023
We had a beautiful time! The guides and horses were amazing. The views here spectacular. Thank you 💕

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