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

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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 travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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AnaKaahanui wrote a review 26 Mar
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
Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 4 days 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 15 Mar
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
Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 2 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
Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 4 weeks ago
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
Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 4 weeks ago
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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Resort59008237143 wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
This was an enjoyable walk in the arboretum outside of Honolulu. Our guide focused on the outside environment (the wind, trees, etc) during the walk to help create numerous meditations as a way of relieving stress. The arboretum does not feel like a rain forest...and there's no
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Date of experience: February 2020
Response from Forestbathinghi, Owner at Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest
Responded 4 weeks ago
It is indeed a walk WITH nature, not just IN nature. Hope the invitations also helped you to de-stress and find joy. Warm aloha.
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AnaKaahanui
Burke, Virginia
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Fabulous Forest Bathing!
As a forest therapy guide in practicum with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, I
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nanciecaraway
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Connection with beauty & fragility of nature
Sublime. Moving. Made me a better person. Connecting with caring others. Deep gratitude for every living thing. We
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pamlowe100
10
Excellent, unique, memorable experience
I read about Forest Bathing in Honolulu in the NY Times, and so glad I took the time to participate in one of the
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Jeff W
Honolulu, Hawaii
20
EXPERIENCE the beauty and sensuality of the forest
1. a guided commune with nature. You will NOT be taking your clothes off or swimming 2. Your guide will lead you
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Resort59008237143
10
a meditation in the fields
This was an enjoyable walk in the arboretum outside of Honolulu. Our guide focused on the outside environment (the
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kunimotor
20
Forest bathing
Forest. Bathing was a unique and inspiring experience that everyone we should embrace...if they did we would have
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Tom G
51
Amazing Experience
A wonderful almost mystical ‘walk in the woods.’ Walking in a forest is one of my most favorite things to do. I
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Aubreyyee
20
Amazing experience!
Phyllis is a fantastic guide and this is a very special experience in the Hawaiian forest of Manoa. Not to be
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Donald M
10
An experience to remember
What a wonderful opportunity to completely slow down in beautiful surroundings to truly savor the healing
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Inspire617748
10
Forest Bathing Hawaii
Wonderful, peaceful morning spent in the rainforest discovering our surroundings with our senses led by our guide
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  • Duration: 150–180 minutes
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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