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Spanish delicacies. Snail farm

Snails are one of the most unique creatures on planet Earth. These animals are more than 600 millions of years old, and in appearance they resemble alien inhabitants.
On this tour you will learn something that you probably did not know about yet! It turns out:


- African snails - the largest land mollusks on Earth;

- the maximum size to which the snail can grow is 30 centimeters along the length of the shell, and the maximum weight is 2 kg;

- the cochlear nervous system consists of 20 thousands of neurons, and the human brain, for comparison, contains several hundred billion neurons;

- horns of snails, - like our nose; all olfactory receptors in snails are extended into the so-called horns;

- snails do not see, they only distinguish between light and darkness;

- snails have approximately 25 of thousands of teeth arranged in the form of a “grater”; they do not chew food, but grind it;

- a snail can reach a maximum speed of up to 7 cm / min;

- snails are deaf and dumb creatures, they do not even have such organs; everything in their life is based on touch;

- snails on their armor can carry a load that is up to 10 times the weight of the snail itself;

- the snail in direct sense can “walk on the blade of the knife” and not be hurt. This is because it secretes a special mucus that protects it from damage;

- in Europe, snails are eaten as a delicacy; snail meat contains more protein than chicken eggs.

If you want to get to know these cute creatures better, you should book an excursion to the snail breeding farm!

Route

Kharkov - Tsirkuny

Duration of the tour

4 hours

Food

We offer for an additional fee:

- lunch at the cafe (from 100 UAH per person);

- dry ration (from 60 UAH per person);

- lunchboxes (from 90 UAH per person);

- kulesh (from 50 UAH per person).

Transport

Bus

Type of tour

Group

Excursion program

Snails are distributed throughout the globe. In many parts of the world, their shells are used as ornaments and for crafts; many cuisines of the world consider their meat a delicacy. There are even special farms for their breeding.

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On one of them - a farm "Farm Snails House" in Circuses - we will go.

A snail farm occupies 30 ha of land. The location itself is very successful: the hollow, which is surrounded on four sides by high hills covered with coniferous and deciduous forests, in addition, the Kharkov River is nearby. The farm is surrounded by a fence dug in the ground at 30 cm so that the hedgehogs and mice cannot penetrate and harm the mollusks. There is a loudspeaker on the guard’s building, which from time to time makes sounds that frighten the raven, which also would like to eat snails.

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Life on the farm begins after sunset, as snails are afraid of heat and during the day are under wooden shields on moist ground. But in the evening the irrigation system turns on, and they crawl out of the shelter. The field is seeded with special grass, a mixture of rapeseed and Beijing cabbage, which is an ideal food for snails. They are also fed with feed from cereals.

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On a snail farm up to 500 tons !!! They are grown mainly for export to Spain, Italy and France, where they are sent by huge refrigerators. Spaniards love kebabs from snails, caviar, mucus are used for medical purposes.

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The cost per person in UAH.

"Number of paid places + free"50 + 444 + 4, 44 + 1040 + 8, 40 + 1436 + 12, 36 + 1830 + 4, 30 + 825 + 4, 25 + 1315+2, 16+2, 17+3, 20+4
4 hour excursion125142155173200240300

Included

transport service by luxury buses (Meresdes, Neoplan, Wolksvagen, Scania, MAN, Setra, etc.), escorting the group by guide, excursion service, medical insurance and accident.

Notes

  • The route of the tour can be adjusted at will of the customer.
  • Specify the cost of the tour and entrance tickets before booking.
  • Additionally paid entrance ticket:
  • from 10 to 20 people per 150 per person + 20 tasting
    from 21 to 30 people per 130 per person + 20 tasting
    from 31 to 40 people per 115 per person + 20 tasting
    from 41 to 50 people on 100 from the shuttle + 20 tasting

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