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Foris Eco-Tours

Rotorua, New Zealand
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About Foris Eco-Tours
Explore NZ's finest forest with us! We offer fun, educational nature experiences involving; - a full day hike in the world famous Whirinaki Forest or - fantastic bird watching adventures. Experience nature at its best with NZ's most expert natural history guides.
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Bob H wrote a review Apr 2020
Mississauga, Canada17997 contributions255 helpful votes
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My wife and I went on this tour and thoroughly enk=joyed it. The flora is funomial and spectacular. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TomLynchForis, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours
Responded 1 May 2020
Tha is Bob. It was a pleasure. Hope you and family are well in these crazy times. Looking forward to heading back to the forest soon. All the best. Tom
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Jerry L wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois95 contributions37 helpful votes
We had a delightful time on the trails as our guide Tom pointed out birds, trees, ferns, flowers, berries and seeds of note along with some history of the forest that made for an interesting and informative day. We had many questions which Tom was happy to answer with facts and good humor. We highly recommend this tour for anyone who likes to be outdoors and wants to experience an unusual forest. Tom is a wealth of knowledge on a variety of topics and is an excellent choice for seasoned veterans who want an expert on local flora and fauna.
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Kolob99 wrote a review Feb 2020
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There were 4 of us on an 8 day birding adventure. The trip was fabulous and exceeded everyone's expectations. We visited multiple ecosystems from both coasts, to forests to mountains. Lodging was wonderful and varied from cottages to nice hotels. Tom was wonderful at anticipating needs and abilities. He is very knowledgeable and fun. We saw many unique NZ birds and learned so much about their habitats and NZ. We visited public areas but were often the only people on the trails. I can't say enough positive about the unique areas that we visited. The Whirinaki Forest was like none other. I highly recommend this trip for birders and nature lovers.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from TomLynchForis, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours
Responded 24 Feb 2020
Thanks Becky, great clients make our job easy. All the very best for your continued adventures. See you in Utah someday.
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Heather W wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas6 contributions2 helpful votes
I travel all Over the world looking at birds, and this was one day I will always remember. Not only was Tom lovely to be with, of course we had to invite him to our home in Texas, but he was one of the best guides we have ever had. He knew the botany and well as birds and he is also a great educator. Well worth every bit of time we spent with him and his amazing knowledge of nature. We were Lucky to find him!
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Response from TomLynchForis, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Some days the birds ate with you. Always easy with great fun people. I'll be in touch and would live to come to Texas. ;-)
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knitgusknit wrote a review Feb 2020
Atlanta, Georgia174 contributions62 helpful votes
What a great day! My husband and will are over 65 and thought we had signed up for something too strenuous for us. We called the day before and expressed our concerns. To our delight they customized the itinerary for the day to include two shorter hikes with a naturalist. It was fantastic! Roi and Lee went out of their way to make us comfortable and ensure that we were enjoying our day at a pace comfortable for us. Thank you so much ! Highly recommend them!
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Response from TomLynchForis, Owner at Foris Eco-Tours
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Thanks Gus and Mike. We really want to ensure our clients have a great day out. Generally pur preferred mode is to go slow and point out the interesting things that make our forest unique. I am glad you enjoyed the experience.
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