Private horseback riding with Paco

©Ben Thouard

Hiva Oa - Half-day

Expedition & Discovery / Guided Tour

A unique experience
  • In the shoes of a real marquesan, move around from horseback!
  • An authentic and ecological way to visit the Marquesas.
  • Breathtaking landscapes!

Located at 400 m of altitude, close to Hiva Oa airport, the Hamau Ranch is the starting point of several horse riding.
Paco, born in Hiva Oa, is a qualified guide who shares his passion and will make you discover the wild marquesan landscapes on horseback.
Whatever your level or your age, a customised horseback riding will be offered to you and you will leave peacefully to explore the Marquesas from horseback!

Key information
Meeting place:

Hamau ranch, 15 minutes away from Atuona village

Period: All year round
Duration: Half-day (only in the morning)
Size of group:

Up to 6 persons


From 6 years old.
Good weather required.
The maximum authorised weight for a rider is 90 kg.
For the rider’s comfort, wear a trouser if possible, walking shoes and a small backpack.
We recommend to take a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent lotion and a bottle of water.
Book in advance.

Are included
  • Return transfers from the hotel or the airport to the ranch
  • Bathroom available
Our Opinion

Horseback riding is an ideal way to be close to the marquesan nature. Let yourself be guided in the forest and ridgelines to discover stuning and unexpected landscapes.