8 years and older
2.5 Hours
Hakalau, Big Island
1:00PM, 9:00AM
Tour Times

UPDATED 2021: Description of activity subject to change without notice due to new limitations and updated capacities. Thank you.


  • Availability: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. (Closed Sunday)*
  • Tour Times: 9:00 AM, 1:00PM
  • Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes

*Sunday tours are available through prior arrangements ONLY.

Come with us on a breathtaking 2.5-hour scenic journey on Wailea, as we adventure on horseback through open pastures with livestock, enjoy scenic views of Mauna Kea and the Pacific Ocean on Hamakua Coast. We are a small Hawaiian-owned family operation, local born and raised in the Hamakua area with more than 30 years of horseback riding experience!

We will start by matching you up with a horse and saddle, followed by a demonstration with one of our guides before you head out on our beautiful Big Island journey. Horseback through different elevation levels and climates as we head up to local waterfalls. You will be surrounded by tropical landscape, botanical flowers, native plants, and coconut trees, as you ride across open pastures with happy cows that graze on our trails. See majestic views of Mauna Kea, the Pacific Ocean, and cascading waterfalls. Before returning back, we will take a short hike down a small path to a waterfall where you can take a dip in the cool refreshing waters Be amazed when you witness the waterfall spilling into the pristine pool. Fantasies come true as you picnic and swim on this hidden paradise. fun for the family, couples, and even if you are traveling solo!

We are the only horseback ride that offers swimming at the waterfall on the Big Island, so join us now for an amazingly unique experience!

Horse back riding yes! Swim yes! Just bring some snacks drink and towels and let’s have fun!


  • Ride through open pasture and tropical forest!
  • Waterfall swim and picnic!
  • Lunch available for order or bring your own!
  • No experience is necessary!


  • Bring bottled water due to remote location.
  • Bring a swimsuit and towel, swimming is optional.
  • Suggested attire is long pants and covered shoes.
  • FOR LUNCH OR SNACKS, we highly recommend you visit the Umauma Falls Visitor Center, located right next door to our stables. The kitchen is not open till 10 AM but you may purchase snacks and drinks there to bring with you; for the morning ride, a light snack should do. By the time we get back from the morning ride, it will be lunch and you can order from the yummy fresh-made menu at the Visitor Center and enjoy your meal at the cafe overlooking the waterfalls there. For the afternoon riders: please make sure to arrive around 25 min early to place your order to bring with you on our horseback ride.


  • 2 riders minimum / 8 to 10 riders maximum.
  • Suggested attire is long pants and covered shoes.
  • Minimum age 8 years old. Minor must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Weight limit 225lbs/102kg. Cannot exceed 225lbs. We can only accommodate three people over 200 lbs per ride.
  • Participants must be in good general health.
  • Not recommended for the elderly, disable, or pregnant woman. All participants must sign a waiver.

Location: The Umauma Experience
Address: 31-313 Old Mamalahoa Hwy,Hakalau, HI 96710
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/FNDHBXHPCVbsv87d6

Parking is FREE. Park in front of our barn.
Please know if coming from Kona or Waimea give yourself a 20-minute early head start due to road work on Highway 19

Check-in: Please check-in 10 minutes prior to your tour time.

Activity Company: Wailea Horseback Adventure