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Forest Bathing


Forest Bathing

At Melia Ba Vi Mountain Retreat we dedicate in  nurturing the mental and physical well being of our guests by  integrating wellness into the heart of their experience.

Melia Ba Vi Mountain Retreat is one of the first properties in Vietnam that offer the Forest Bathing Experience. Set within 108  Square kilometres of protected natural forest and amidst the outstanding natural beauty of the Ba Vi National Park, our retreat is the perfect place to experience the calming, neurologically beneficial therapy of forest bathing or "taking in the forest atmosphere". 

“Leave your phone at the hotel—this should be a chance for a digital detox—and head to the nearest forest for a meander through the trees. No hiking, running, or mountain-climbing necessary. You can even sit if you want to. Take a moment to appreciate your surroundings and listen to the sounds around you: twittering birds, rustling bush, trickling streams. Breathe in clean, fragrant air and soak in the sights of the textured ground and the shapes of the leaves in the sky. Touch the soft, green moss carpeting the shaded stones, or the rough bark on the trees. Let the stillness around you influence your state of mind and make you forget the constant motion of the city. Step inside the Bamboo forest, breathe deeply, allow yourself to switch off from the world and your whole system will tune in to nature’s vibrations.” – Said Nhung Ngo – the Forest Bathing guide.


It’s an easy hike of approximately 5 kilometers to the hidden Ngoc Hoa Stream and should take about 1.5 – 2 hours. This is not exercise or hiking. . This is a sensory experience. It is simply being in nature, connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch, to indulge all our senses into the bliss of Nature by some very simple practices.



During a forest bathing session, our guest will experience:

  • Mindful walk in the nature, leaving your electronic devices behind to experience the trees, ferns and the pristine land unencumbered, using all five senses.

  • Authentic tea ceremony ( with bamboo tea)

  • Heart – check in meditation


This practice breaks down your senses so you can switch off, connect with nature and nurture your wellbeing. Shinrin Yoku is proven to:

  • Boost your immune system

  • Reduce blood pressure and stress levels

  • Improve sleep

  • Be a natural antidepressant.

The results are so well documented that its now being recommended by health professionals across the world!



“Shinrin-yoku was developed in the 1980s in Japan has become a vital part of preventative healthcare in the country. Although people had been taking walks in the country’s forests for centuries, new studies showed that such activity could reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol levels and improve concentration and memory. A chemical released by trees and plants, called phytoncides, was found to boost the immune system. As more research highlighted the benefits of shinrin-yoku, the Japanese government incorporated it into the country’s health programme."


VND 1,070,000++


Plus VND 490,000++  for 30 minutes foot massage


VND 820,000++

/pax (from 2 pax)

Plus VND 490,000++  for 30 minutes foot massage


VND 470,000++

/ child under 10yrs

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Terms and conditions

  1. Tour duration Approximately 3,5 hrs

  2. Tour available  08:30 AM - 2:00 PM daily. 

  3. This tour also involves walking. To the best enjoyment of the tour, please wear long-sleeved shirts, comfortable non-slip walking shoes, mosquito repellent spray.

  4. Please book your experience 24hrs prior.

  5. Maximum 6 guests per trip

  6. Discount 10% for group 4-6 pax go together.

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