Pa’ani Ranch – Paniolo Ride

Pa’ani Ranch – Paniolo Ride

Not everyone may know, but paniolos, or Hawaiian cowboys, form an important part of Hawaii’s culture. These horse riders trace their roots way back in the 1800s, when Mexican cowboys were taken to the Islands by King Kamehameha III for the purpose of rounding up wild cattle and teaching the native Hawaiians proper cattle and horse handling skills.

Na’alapa Stables – Waipi’o Valley Adventure

Na’alapa Stables – Waipi’o Valley Adventure

One of Big Island’s natural treasures is the Waipi’o Valley, also referred to as the “Valley of the Kings”. Meaning curved water in the Hawaiian language, Waipi’o is not just a place of exquisite Hawaiian countryside beauty, but also of great significance in the history of the Island, as it was considered the permanent home for the royalty during the time of ancient Hawaiians.

Princeville Ranch – Paniolo Horseback Ride

Princeville Ranch – Paniolo Horseback Ride

Paniolo is the local term for a Hawaiian cowboy, and this you will get to be when you join this tour offered by Princeville Ranch! Admittedly, this may not be the typical Hawaiian adventure most tourists go on, but this surely deserves the same attention, as the Hawaiian countryside offers a peaceful and relaxing vibe, and be momentarily far from the crowds by the oceanside.

Mendes Ranch – Morning Horseback Ride

Mendes Ranch – Morning Horseback Ride

Most, if not all, Maui tourists travel to this part of Hawaii for its world-famous beaches. What some of us fail to realize is that while hanging out on these beautiful beaches is truly an awesome and relaxing experience on your getaway, it is also just as amazing as when you marvel at the ocean from afar, such as on a lush green mountain, treating you to a panoramic view of the pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Gunstock Ranch – 1.5 Hour Scenic Horseback Ride

Gunstock Ranch – 1.5 Hour Scenic Horseback Ride

Hawaii, as most of us imagine, is a tropical paradise of pristine waters, white and golden sandy beaches, and vibrant sunsets. While this image is very much accurate, what we fail to realize is that Hawaii, or Oahu in particular, is also home to a beautiful countryside of lush greenery, forest trails, and wide open pastures.

Gunstock Ranch – 1 Hour Scenic Horseback Ride

Gunstock Ranch – 1 Hour Scenic Horseback Ride

An hour is certainly not enough to take in the beauty of Oahu Island. However, you can choose to spend an hour of your vacation in Oahu by exploring a different side of the Island from an exciting new perspective–through a scenic horseback riding adventure, that is! Come and join Gunstock Ranch’s Scenic Horseback Ride, and have an hour of thrill, amazement, and experience you will happily look back on!