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Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest provided by Forest Bathing Hawai‘i

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Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest

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You'll start at
Lyon Arboretum
3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USATake Manoa Road to the very end (past the former Paradise Park/Treetops Restaurant where you'll see a paid parking lot for those going to Manoa Falls). At the end of the road, you'll see a large sign marking the beginning of the Manoa Falls trailhead. Immediately to the left is a road going up and a sign for Lyon Arboretum. Take that winding road to the top and park (free). Meet your guide at the Lyon Arboretum Visitors Center at the far end of the parking lot.
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    Lyon Arboretum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    A slow, mindful walk through parts of the Arboretum with invitations to connect with nature through your senses.
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You'll end at
Lyon Arboretum
3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USATake Manoa Road to the very end (past the former Paradise Park/Treetops Restaurant where you'll see a paid parking lot for those going to Manoa Falls). At the end of the road, you'll see a large sign marking the beginning of the Manoa Falls trailhead. Immediately to the left is a road going up and a sign for Lyon Arboretum. Take that winding road to the top and park (free). Meet your guide at the Lyon Arboretum Visitors Center at the far end of the parking lot.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Lyon Arboretum, 3860 Manoa Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
Duration
150–180 minutes
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide, certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, also certified in Wilderness First Aid
  • Mats to sit on
  • Walking sticks, if requested
  • Snacks
  • A tea made from a plant found in the forest we walked and used as a traditional Hawaiian remedy.
  • Landing and facility fees
  • Entry/Admission - Lyon Arboretum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 16 years; however, private tours can be arranged for families (advance notice required)
  • A small amount of walking is involved (less than a mile)
  • Trails are well-maintained, but there are some slight elevation changes, and due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Operates in most weather conditions, please be prepared with a rain jacket or poncho. Tour will be canceled in case of heavy storms or other unsafe conditions.
  • At all times of the year, recommend light-weight long-sleeved shirt and long pants, covered shoes with good traction, hat, and sunglasses.
  • Additionally, please bring and apply your own insect repellant and sunscreen.
  • A casual backpack to carry your water bottle and the above supplies will help keep your hands free.
  • Please inform you guide in advance of any allergies, dietary restrictions, or medical conditions that may arise.
  • Forest Bathing Hawai'i and the University of Hawai'i have separate waiver and release from liability forms all participants will be required to complete before the walk.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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ariadni8 wrote a review Mar 2020
San Francisco, California2 contributions3 helpful votes
This was is one of the best things I did in Hawaii. You learn how to escape, appreciate nature and be one with all your senses. Also, a beautiful way to meet like minded individuals.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 4 days ago
Thank you for looking back at your time in Hawaiʻi and putting your forest bathing experience near the top! One of the joys for me as a guide is also that opportunity to meet others from around the world and discover what we have in common. May the forest be with you! ~ Phyllis
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AnaKaahanui wrote a review Mar 2020
Burke, Virginia7 contributions
As a forest therapy guide in practicum with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, I was thrilled to participate in Phyllis Look's walk. She is currently the only ANFT-certified guide in the Islands. Being from Hawai'i originally, it was very special
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 1 week ago
Especially because you know the forest bathing system in which we are trained, your compliments mean so much to me. It was a pleasure to reconnect you with Hawaii, your homeland. Mahalo nui loa for your fabulous review. Till we walk together again!
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nanciecaraway wrote a review Mar 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii1 contribution
Sublime. Moving. Made me a better person. Connecting with caring others. Deep gratitude for every living thing. We are all part of one another. Cure for chaos & meanness of current moment. Tool kit for compassion.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for connecting so deeply to what a simple walk in nature can teach us. May the forest continue to walk with you.
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pamlowe100 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
I read about Forest Bathing in Honolulu in the NY Times, and so glad I took the time to participate in one of the programs. Phyllis is an amazing, intuitive guide who creates a safe space for everyone to enjoy the experience. The Lyon Arboretum is gorgeous - a hidden gem for
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your review and for being a NY- Times-reading spiritual adventurer! I welcome others like yourself to our nature "hideaway." May the forest be with you!
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Jeff W wrote a review Feb 2020
Honolulu, Hawaii2 contributions
1. a guided commune with nature. You will NOT be taking your clothes off or swimming 2. Your guide will lead you through a series of invitations to take you away from the day to day business of our world and experience the rain on the leaves, the smell of oxygen, the feel of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 26 Feb 2020
Love your poetic description of our time in the forest! Please let me know how I might make it an even better one for you.
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An experience to remember
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Fun and Informative
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The Magic of Forest Bathing with Phyllis Look
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Our amazing day
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A reflection of breath...
Walking through this exquisite garden with our guide Phyllis Look was, for me, an experience of solitude and awaren
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Magical time
I had no idea what to expect which might have made it even more enjoyable. I felt more calm the following week desp
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Lodwi
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Forest Bathing
Using our senses to discover nature. Letting go of everyday life and diving into the moment, diving into the beauty
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alyssam08
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Beautiful experience!
Phyllis took us on our forest bathing journey and she was so nice and was great at explaining the whole process. We
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Laurie L
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Delightful
This experience was a gift - literally and metaphorically. My daughter gifted this experience to me and asked that
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lexia751
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Walking with our senses
The beauty of the gardens was deeply enhanced by a series of invitations to follow our senses. Phyllis helped us to
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  • Duration: 150–180 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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