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Bambooforesthike + making instrument

Nature

Bambooforesthike + making instrument

95 reviews
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Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
Nature

Bambooforesthike + making instrument

Nature

Bambooforesthike + making instrument

95 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We meet at Makaleha mountain and hike to gather some water from the fresh water spring. We hike another 10minutes to harvest bamboo. I have been making bambooflutes for 20 years so I know exactly what we can use (age, size, color). Every person can pick their own to make an instrument. I explain what is important to know about cutting bamboo. I also explain all the native plants around us - which you can eat or use for healing. I do “La’au Lapaau” which is Hawaiian medicine. I survived 2 years out in the jungle with that knowledge - eating off the land. The hiking part is over and we drive back tomy house, where everybody is making their own noseflute or other instrument. They drill and burn the holes and I help them to find sound. For a snack we serve fresh Kalo (Taro), Sweet Potatoes (Ualaa), Avocados or coconut candy. Opening coconuts, Drumming and weaving optional, if we have some time left and if the guests are interested in doing that.

Your host

Learn more about Phil

Phil

I am born and raised on that beautiful Island of Kauai. I spend two years in the woods all by myself. Since that I want to show people who Kauai is and what she's able too. She helped me to understand what life is and what's important. I love nature and the polynesian culture and I think every single person that is visiting the islamd should experience what Kauai gives me. I had a non profit organisation (the children of the land) where I offered classes of drumming, firedancing, weaving, cooking, planting etc. I have been taking people out to the woods for years and I love it.

What's included

Food
Fresh kalo (taro) Coconut and coconutcandy
Equipment
Noseflute

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Where you'll be

We are gathering water at the freshwater spring and crossing the river to go to bambooforest. All that will Be up at makaleha mountains ancient forest. I lived 2 years out in the jungle. I survived because I knew what plants are eatable. I will show my guests what plants are native, which plants you can eat and also which plants you can use for healing your body.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s a hike, so if you are not able to walk, I would change the tour and would directly go to my house to make noseflutes And instruments!

More tips

It's a short hike on a muddy trail. We also have to cross a river. The hike is not longer than 30min all in all and also kids can do it.

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Phil
Bambooforesthike + making instrument
95 reviews
From $88/person
95 reviews
From $88/person