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Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Walk provided by Solar Branco Eco-Estate

Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Walk

Shinrin Yoku - Forest Bathing Walk
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
About
Have you come to the Azores hoping to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, reconnect with nature and re-energise? Shinrin Yoku offers a magical way to do this, recharging your body and mind and awakening all your senses. Your guide, Caroline Sprod, is the first and only Shinrin Yoku guide in the Azores, and co-owner of the Solar Branco 1885 Eco Estate.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Shinrin Yoku is a unique sensory way to experience and connect with nature. Originating in Japan, Shinrin Yoku offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature without modern day distractions. Shinrin Yoku is often referred to in English as forest bathing (the literal translation of this Japanese term) or forest therapy. On your Shinrin Yoku walk you will experience the beauty of the Azorean countryside with all your senses. During the 3 hour session you’ll be walking calmly and gently over very short distances (no more than 1km in total) and taking part in a series of guided activities to facilitate a deep connection with nature. The walk includes several opportunities for group discussions to reflect together on what we are experiencing. The session ends with a wild tea ceremony where you will enjoy a tea infused from foraged plants, along with simple snacks made using seasonal produce from the island. Your guide, Caroline Sprod, is the first and only Shinrin Yoku guide in the Azores, and co-owner of the Solar Branco 1885 Eco Estate.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 127954P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Snacks
Duration
3h
Departure details
Unnamed Road, 9500, Portugal Take the exit for Livramento / Popolo (exit 3.) Go up Rua Direita de Botelho, drive past a small supermarket. Take the first left turning (Rua Francisco Cabral) You’ll see a big white house on the hill. Look for a round white building on your left, and the lane on the right opposite. Turn left.
Inclusions
Snacks
Departure details
Unnamed Road, 9500, Portugal Take the exit for Livramento / Popolo (exit 3.) Go up Rua Direita de Botelho, drive past a small supermarket. Take the first left turning (Rua Francisco Cabral) You’ll see a big white house on the hill. Look for a round white building on your left, and the lane on the right opposite. Turn left.
Duration
3h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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Kirstie
London, UK7 contributions
Super relaxing and energizing experience
Aug 2020
Thanks so much for our forest bathing session! I felt deeply relaxed and yet energized. We visited a beautiful spot in sete cidade where we were able to experience the forest and the water. It opened me to experience my surroundings with every sense and become very present. Afterwards we had tea and natural treats from the island . Caroline leaves the experience open so that it can suit many types of people. I left feeling very positive and joyful.
Written 25 August 2020
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solarbranco
Hi Kirsty. Thank you so much for the kind words and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Caroline
Written 26 August 2020
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Mitch_in_Ottawa
Ottawa, Canada159 contributions
Disconnect and Soak Up The Nature
Dec 2019
This is not my normal travel experience but I'm open to trying new and interesting things and experiences. With Caroline's guidance we immersed ourselves in our surroundings and got to take in sights and sounds and smells of a parcel of land on the estate. Its a very peaceful and relaxing place and for a short time we were able to focus on nature and the environment we were in. At the end we enjoyed some tea and had a nice chat. A pleasant experience for sure.
Written 12 January 2020
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Thank you so much for the kind words. I am so pleased to know you enjoyed this experience. Caroline
Written 28 August 2020
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christina r
Boston, MA6 contributions
Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing
This was my first forest bathing experience and it was so wonderful to have Caroline as my guide. She is a natural at bringing the group together and encouraging a deep connection to the natural world.

I felt a deep connection to nature and observed so much that I have never noticed before. I’ve always been a person that has found internal peace and serenity In nature and this experience deepened that connection and made me realize that taking the time to observe all the small things.
Written 22 December 2019
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solarbranco
Thank you for joining us for the session. It's beautiful to hear that you valued the experience.
Written 26 December 2019
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The Green Island
São Miguel, Portugal1 contribution
Laura
Dec 2019 • Solo
First time forest bathing, it was a beautiful experience, with busy lives, I truly enjoyed taking time to feel, smell, taste and listen to Mother Nature. Our guide Caroline, takes you through each step on this journey. A must do.
Written 14 December 2019
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solarbranco
Dear Laura, thank you so much for leaving a review and I am so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Caroline
Written 15 December 2019
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NatAtSea
2 contributions
Experience nature as you should
Aug 2019
Forest bathing was a truly lovely experience for us. In life, many of us get to experience mother nature and her beauty but may not necessarily connect with her. Let Caroline from Solar Branco guide you through this journey in a world where we all too often forget to connect. A great experience in being still and letting nature heighten your senses. I highly recommend this experience for all those looking for a mindful activity, that are looking for an escape from their hectic or cluttered life and to all those that think they really don't need it...they are the ones that need it the most! Thank you Caroline for a lovely morning! Until we meet again in the Azores!
Written 30 November 2019
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solarbranco
Thank you so much for the kind words and I am really glad that you were able to take so much from the experience. We will see you again here in the Azores soon I hope. Caroline
Written 13 December 2019
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Rimi C
Somerville, Massachusetts, United States26 contributions
Beautiful way to connect with the nature around us
May 2019 • Solo
Caroline led a group of us at Solar Branco to experience the magic of Forest Bathing and it was one of the most memorable experiences of connecting with nature.

She invited us all to connect with our senses and expertly guided us in observing and being present with what is. She held space for sharing and questions and everyone felt welcome.

We ended with a beautiful tea ceremony using ingredients we foraged for on the walk and we all savored the precious connection with nature, the present and Mother Earth.

It was a special experience I'd highly recommend.
Written 17 November 2019
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solarbranco
Thank you for joining me! It was an honour to guide you.
Written 18 November 2019
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ania italy r
Oleggio, Italy2 contributions
You should definitely try it
Nov 2019 • Solo
It was a very nice experience. Caroline led the forest bathing in a friendly and professional way. Participants could choose to opt out of activities they weren't comfortable with. sharing was welcomed but not obligatory so I felt at ease. I definitely recommend trying it !
Written 14 November 2019
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solarbranco
Thank you so much for joining me and I am really glad that you enjoyed it. Caroline
Written 17 November 2019
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Dino Oliveira
Ponta Delgada, Portugal6 contributions
Far beyond ...
Just the fact that you can disconnect from your “ normal world “ , turn off your phone and relax for a bit... That by itself is worth the experience!
Then you get to be in touch with nature and trees and wind and smells and all that guided by Caroline’s words which gives a sense of well being and serenity !
Definitely a great experience which I will do again and again!
Written 13 November 2019
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solarbranco
Thank you, it was a privilege to have you join the walk. I loved hearing about how it evoked your childhood memories of being in nature and look forward to having the opportunity to guide you again.
Written 14 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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