A rider's-eye-view of a horseback riding trail in Maui.

Maui Horseback Riding Tours

Seeing Maui from horseback is an enjoyable, at times thrilling experience. Often there are views of Maui unreachable any other way, and if you’re interested in more than reading about Hawaii’s paniolo heritage, visiting a ranch and striking out on horseback is the way to do it. Though there are plenty of guided horseback tours available, each one differs fairly significantly in the type of terrain, riding, and overall experience offered.

Waimea Valley is an area of historic cultural significance on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii.

Sightseeing North Shore O‘ahu

Sightseeing O‘ahu’s North Shore is primarily focused on Hawaiian heritage, and since all sites are found outdoors, nature features fairly heavily as well. With two main areas to explore, you’ll want to do a bit of planning to make sure you can fully experience both.

A hat and sunglasses on a tropical beach.

Hawaiian Islands Travel Health and Safety

With the perfect weather, a multitude of fresh-air activities, soothing negative ionization from the sea, and a relaxed and carefree lifestyle, everyone seems to feel better in the islands. But the sun here is extremely strong even on cloudy days, the wind can dehydrate you faster than you might think, and while there are no vaccinations required to visit Hawaii, there are some common pests and water-bourne illnesses to be mindful of.

The lush, green landscape of Hanalei.

Condos and Vacation Rentals in Hanalei for $200 and Up

For gorgeous, spacious luxury, Hanalei excels. Here, resorts and rental homes are large, sprawling affairs focused on the pure enjoyment of your surroundings, making them the perfect escape. You’ll also find all the conveniences of home and more in your immediate area.

Lana‘i's iconic Pu‘u Pehe (Sweetheart Rock). Photo © Robert Bush/123rf.

Discover Lana‘i

It’s hard to find an outdoor playground more stunning than Lana‘i. The arrival of two luxurious resorts instantly transformed the island into one of Hawaii’s most exclusive getaways, but those who choose to explore a little deeper will discover so much more.

The most popular road cycling ride in Maui is heading from Kahului to Kahakuloa.

Central Maui Biking

Despite the steep grade of the West Maui Mountains there aren’t any official mountain biking trails in Central Maui. There is, however, a popular road cycling route, and the North Shore Greenway, which is a dedicated bike path. Here’s more about those two routes along with recommended rental shops.

Open-air dining at Nick's Fishmarket in Wailea.

The Best Places to Eat in Wailea

Prices in Wailea are much higher than in other parts of the island, but often what you’re paying for are master chefs, exceptional service, and unparalleled ambience in world-class resorts. which oftentimes make it worth the experience.

Cliffs of eastern Maui along the Road to Hana.

Guided Tours of Hana in East Maui

Despite how much fun it is to craft your own Hana adventure, it might be more fun for you to visit Hana as part of an organized tour. Tour options range based on destinations, interests, and there’s even a few outfitters for private, customized tours.