Guided Forest Therapy Tour to Tai Po
Saturday, 20th November | 9.30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Please join us and your fellow alumni for a unique guided forest therapy, forest bathing and nature connection experiential trip to reconnect with nature, each other and ourselves in Hong Kong’s beautiful countryside and urban green spaces. Suitable for children at aged 8 or above and friends & family are welcome.
Shinrin Yoku 森林浴 – a term emerged in Japan in the 1980s as a physiological (fitness) and psychological (mindfulness) exercise to support what we innately know: time spent immersed in nature is good for us.
Tours will be guided by a Certified Forest Therapy guide in English. Each tour can accommodate up to 15 members and you can choose to join the morning or the afternoon session. We will meet at Tai Po Market station on the East Rail line, and head to Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve for the trip. We will finish in Tai Po where you can feel free to enjoy local delicacies around Tai Po.
Event Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Event Time: 9:30AM - 1:00PM (Morning session)
Meet up at Tai Po Market MTR station at 9.30 am for the morning session and at 1.30 p.m. for the afternoon session to take a taxi/bus to Tai Po Kau Nature Reserve.
A certified guide for Forest Therapy will meet us at the Tai Po Nature Reserve and take us through the walks on the well-paved paths in the park. It is a different experience to physically active hiking or educational nature walks. The Forest Therapy walks aims to slow you down, awaken your senses, open your heart and support you in building a deep, healing connection with nature. It is known to bring physical benefits such as reduced blood pressure and stress hormones as well as cognitive benefits of opening up fresh insights and expanding our perspectives.
Duration: 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (morning); 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. (afternoon) excluding return transportation
Cost: HK$280 per head for CUAAHK member and children
HK$380 per head for non-CUAAHK member
Capacity: Each tour will be up to 15 participants, with a morning and an afternoon session offered.
RSVP: Please RSVP by 5th November, Friday with full payment, and choose your preferred session when enrolled. Spots will be confirmed only after payment, and no shows will be charged.