Wailea may be more popular as a resort destination but there is a side to it that not everyone gets to see. Makena Stables are keeping the paniolo spirit alive by offering Horseback Tours in Wailea. They have been in service for over 30 years and it shows in their tours. Their Horseback Tours are perfect for all riding levels. Whether you are a beginner or an avid rider, you will enjoy what they have to offer. You can join their morning rides. These ones last for an hour and a half. During this tour, you will travel along rocky shorelines before climbing through their ranchlands. This will give you an impressive view of Ahihi Kinau, La Perouse Bay, and the islands of Hawai’i, Kaho’olawe, Molokini. They will also provide you with a light snack back at the stables. You will be paired with a horse that is appropriate for your riding skill and size. Don’t worry if you have never ridden a horse before. They will give you lessons.

They also offer a sunset Ride. This hour and a half ride will take you across the slope of Haleakala and you will get to see the world-famous Maui sunset. During this tour, you will feel the tradewinds breezing by and see the golden light of the sunset glittering the water. This will also take you to the Kalua o Lapa. Kalua o Lapa is the vent that was formed when Haleakala last erupted. This vent commands views of the south slope of Haleakala, La Perouse Bay and the islands of Hawai’i, Kaho’olawe, Molokini, Lanai, and Molokai. They can also provide you with riding helmets for free. Be advised that they have a required attire. It consists of long pants and closed toe shoes.

Here is a list of the different options for Horseback Tours in Wailea.


Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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