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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 thousand teeth arranged in 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 proteins than chicken eggs.

In the excursion program: transport and excursion services, road excursion, excursion to the snail farm with tasting.

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

Tour dates

10 May

Route

Kharkov - Tsirkuny

Transport

Bus

Duration of the tour

4 hours

Type of tour

Made

Excursion program

10-00 Departure from Kharkov on a comfortable bus (collection of tourists from 9-45: metro "Sportivnaya", opposite the Fitness Center). 

Snails are common all over the globe. In many parts of the world, their shells are used as decorations and for crafts; many cuisines of the world consider their meat a delicacy. There are even special farms for breeding them. On one of them - a farm "Farm Snails House" in Circuses - we will go!
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A snail farm occupies 30 hectares 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.
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The farm is surrounded by a fence, dug into the ground by 30 cm, so that the hedgehogs and mice could not 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, who 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.
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The field is planted with special grass, a mixture of rapeseed and Chinese cabbage, which is ideal food for snails. They are also fed with compound feed from cereals. The field is planted with special grass, a mixture of rapeseed and Chinese cabbage, which is an ideal food for snails. They are also fed with compound 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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13-00 End of the excursion. Departure to Kharkov

14-00 Arrival in Kharkov.

The cost per person in UAH.

adults - 550 UAH
children up to 14 years - 500 грн.


Attention! Shares 2021 year for prefabricated bus excursions:

1. When booking two group tours at once, a 50% discount is provided for the second round * (the discount is valid for a tour that costs less);

2. For groups of more than 4 people - every 5th tourist gets 20% discount; for groups of more than 10 people - every 11th - free;

3. For tourists who have a birthday on the date of the tour within a radius of 3 days, 30% discount is given.

See the cost of the excursion for group customers here.

 

Included

transport service by a comfortable bus, excursion service during the day, escorting the group, entrance ticket with tasting, insurance.

Notes

  • The formation of groups for prefabricated tours occurs as soon as applications are received.
  • Please reserve seats and pay for the tour in advance.
  • Please note that the tour can not take place when the group is short.
  • For group customers, a tour can be ordered any day. The price depends on the number of people in the group.

 

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