1. Fuerteventura: Organic Farm Guided Tour with Tapas Lunch
Explore all the aspects of a small farm operation through a variety of activities at this certified organic farm, including meeting the animals, wandering the olive orchards and aloe vera cropland, and seeing the tropical permaculture garden. Then, try out a selection of local farm produce for lunch. Start off the tour by learning about the history of the Verdeaurora farm, and hear about the volcanic origins of the island. Learn about the site's designation as a Special Protection Area for Birds, then take the chance to meet the farm's sheep and Majorero donkeys. Next, see the farm's variety of crops on a guided walk, from aloe vera plants to olive orchards. You'll come to understand the evolution of farm practices on the island and see the present-day technology of olive oil production. Enjoy a glass of local cava before venturing into the permaculture garden, an oasis of tropical fruit trees and foliage. Here, you'll get to sample some farm-fresh olive oil for yourself. You'll then take part in an aloe vera workshop, to create your own aloe lotion and learn about the impressive therapeutic properties of the plant. Stop to enjoy a tapas lunch of local products like tomatoes, potatoes with mojo sauce, Majorero cheese with jams, and a gofio dessert, accompanied by a glass of wine from the Canary Islands. Finally, relax on the terrace overlooking the farm and volcanic landscape, and take the opportunity to browse the shop for its beauty, health, and food products.