Eco-Friendly Tour The Little Happy Farm (GRANJITA FELIZ)
By selecting this short programm you will visit several agro-ecological farms located in the municipalities of Guanabacoa, Havana's Eastern and Cotorro, where agricultural practices applies while respecting the environment. You will also visit the happy little farm “GRANJITA FELIZ”, a project that consists of the monthly donation of a basket of food by urban farmers, self-employed, etc., to children, teeanagers and young people with cancer, between 0 - 19 years old. This project aims to contribute to reduce the economic impact that cause cancerous diseases in the family, as well as work in the socialization and integration of these families in the community.
You'll also have the opportunity to learn about the art, culture and colonial history of Guanabacoa.
During these days you will stay in private homes (casas particulares), and you will be in direct contact with the society and Cuban culture.
♦ Duration of the trip: 5 days/4 nights
♦ Accommodation: Casas particulares
♦ Places to visit: Havana - Viñales.
♦ Minimum of persons: 2
- from €498,00 per person
*Prices are based on 2 persons per room.
Day 1. Arrival in Havana
This day you arrive to the airport of Havana in the afternoon or evening, depending on your flight ticket. There will be waiting for you our driver in the 1950s American car to take you to the Centre of Havana where you're staying in an apartment with very good condition and from your very first day you will enter in direct contact with the Cuban daily life. If you want you can leave and sit on a Havana terrace and enjoy a typical Cuban drink. Welcome to Havana!!
Day 2. Visit the Little Happy Farm “Granjita Feliz”
During this day you will visit the community project “GRANJITA FELIZ” a small space hidden in the city, with a small size of 25 square meters in a multi-family building in the Centre of the old town of Guanabacoa which produces an annual ton of rabbit with agro-ecological practices and where coexist quail, vermiculture and different species and plant families, including strawberries in pots.
Taking a tour through the “happy farm” will allow you to see a satisfactory result in the development of urban farming in small spaces, with an ecological vision and with the aim of conserving the ground.
In addition and optionally you can receive a Conference on agro-ecological issues and on the social work of the community project “GRANJITA FELIZ”, its impact on the society and its work with the children, teenagers and young people living with cancer diseases, as well as the work with children with autism, down syndromes and other with any kind of intellectual and physical disabling, as well as with the older adult living in nursing homes and in homes for old people. During this Conference you will have coffee and juice at your disposal.
If you do not wish to participate in the Conference, you can give a tour through the town of Guanabacoa, guided by local and learn about art, culture, literature and the colonial history of Guanabacoa.
Next, you will get a typical Cuban-based Creole lunch, including a drink.
Return to the casa particular and free afternoon.
The House where you are staying is very close to many places of interest in Havana, so I recommend that you take a tour through the narrow streets of this city with so much history.
Day 3. Agro-ecological farms tour
Breakfast and departure to visit various agro-ecological farms in Guanabacoa, Havana's Eastern and Cotorro where agroecological practices applies.
During this tour you will be able to share the experiences of farmers, also you will visit an orchard in a polygon where highlights the affectations of the agrochemicals in the human body and ecological actions for the replacement of chemical agents for sustainable agricultural production formulas to reduce the impact of climate change and the balance of the environment and biodiversity.
During the visit to these farms you will enjoy a typical lunch in Cuban picnic areas.
At the end of the tour you will visit the town of Santa María del Rosario where optionally you can take photos, visit the Park, the Church, the House of Culture, school, etc.
In the afternoon transfer to the casa particular and free evening, where you can continue walking the streets of Havana, keep discovering and enjoying its landscape, its people and its history.
Day 4. Visit to Viñales
Breakfast and departure very early in the morning to Viñales. The tour will last approximately 3 hours. In the morning you will visit the “Project Raíces”, an estate of 30 hectares of land on the outskirts of the town of Viñales where in 3 hectares of land there is an area of giant sculptures carved in wood from the mount. This is a beautiful place where the hand of man has been able to model an environment in harmony with nature for the benefit of family sustainable development and the community.
After visiting “Raíces” the tour will continue for the “Mogote Jaruco”, in the Cooperative Republic of Chile. Climbing the Mogote, by a single stony access, will allow you to get inside where there is a 13 acre of an ecological estate, where is evident the action of the man to dominate nature respecting the environment. Reach Jaruco will require an effort while you will be in direct contact with the unspoilt nature of the place.
On this place you will enjoy a typical Cuban lunch.
At the end of the tour we return to Havana and if you want you can visit some other tourist places of Viñales such as the Mural de la Prehistoria.
Day 5. Departure from Havana
After breakfast it is time to continue discovering the real Cuba. To enjoy a completely unspoiled nature, filled with lots of variety in flora and fauna, I recommend you visit the most western part of the country, Pinar del Rio and mainly Viñales. where it grows and is cultivated the world's most famous tobacco. For this purpose we offer you the short program Aroma de Puro Habano.
Cuba4all Reizen is a very flexible company. If you would like to make any modification to this progam, you just have to get in contact with us. It will be our pleasure to organize your trip as customized as you wish.
During this tour you will stay in casas particulares located in Havana. The casas particulares that we have at your disposal in this city you can find them on the following link: Havana.
♦ Transfer International José Martí Airport in Havana - Casa Particular in American classic car of the 1950s.
♦ Casa Particular accommodation 3 nights.
♦ Breakfast 4 days.
♦ Visit to agro-ecological farms, to the happy farm (GRANJITA FELIZ) community project and Guanabacoa tour with a local guide + transportation.
♦ Visit the estate project “Raíces” and the Jaruco Mogote located in the Cooperative “Republic of Chile”.
♦ 3 lunches.
♦ Natural juices during the Conference and visits to farms.
♦ Ecological Conference.
♦ Other transfers.
♦ Other meals.
♦ International flight.
♦ Travel insurance.(Mandatory).
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