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EXPERIENCES

Our experiences intend to show our land in a way that is enriching and real; a different kind of tourism. Often, The Tourist arrives to a place, camera in hand, alone or with maps and guides, attempting to absorb the maximum possible experience in the minimum amount of time.
INDRETS wants to change the concept of the tourist that simply consumes; collecting photographs and ticking famous sights off their list, for the one who would like to take part in what is happening around them. For us the most enriching way to do this is from the very hands of local people, their lives and livlihoods.
We have selected different profiles of people passionate about what they do: Chefs passionate about using local produce, contemporary artists, farmers committed to working their farmland in a way that respects the environment…
These people open their houses, workshops, cities and villages to us to offer unforgettable, authentic experiences.

APICULTURE

In the Baix Gaià fields of Almond, Olive and Carob, Bees and Humans work together in harmony, modeling the landscape to ensure that trees are pollinated and fruit productivity increases.
The work of Bees and Apiculture has been present in this rural environment as a food source as well as an alternative health remedy. Honey, propolis, pollen and beeswax are little treasures from Nature, and the men and women who dedicate themselves to this work harvest the excess produce from inside the bees honeycombs.
In INDRETS we will visit the beekeepers who work with respect for this fascinating and complex society, always within an organic framework, who seek-out chemical-free areas for their bees, avoiding stress for their colonies.

What are we going to do?
Come and meet our allies! Open your senses to everything that surrounds them: Nature, their vibrations and their produce.
The morning will begin with a visit to “El Pastor d’Abelles”, a group of urban beekeepers who process honey, candles and other produce.
After a little introduction to this fascinating animal society, we will get dressed in full beekeeping regalia, and under the careful supervision of a beekeeper we will see them in their thousands, we will observe how they live, what they do and how they work. Depending on the season, and the work related to the moment, we will be able to photograph them, and be close to them.
Afterwards, we will go to a little farmhouse where we will treat you to an excellent appetizer of local products, with magnificent sea views over the valley.
This activity will leave a sweet taste in our mouths and the pleasure of getting a little bit closer to the world of bees.

Places: Vespella de Gaia
Duration: Departure 09:00h and 16:00h. Aprox duration: 4 hours
Includes: Door to door transport, beekeeper experience, appetizer with local products, a little information handout and guide.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: 2 to 8 people. If you wish to go as a larger group, please contact us.

Highlights:
• The natural environment of Vespella de Gaià.
• An authentic experience direct from the beekeeper.
• The possibility of getting apiculture products directly from the beekeeper.
• Experiencing close proximity to bees in a safe environement.
• Enjoy of an appetizer of local produce.

All experiences include:
• INDRETS guide.
• Car/Van transport with exclusive INDRETS vehicles. Door to door service.
• Local food, made to traditional recipes. (Don’t hesitate to contact us in case of allergies or food intolerances)
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.


*If you are coming with your own transport, contact us!
**If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

MEDITERRANEAN COOKERY

What are we going to do?
The south of Catalunya is a corner of the Mediterranean where Olives, Almonds, Vineyards, Carob and various cereals grow in abundance...a huge variety of raw ingredients, which, in the right hands, are converted into delicious meals. Years of tradition and word of mouth have meant that today, we are home to a few recipes that are really characteristic of classic Mediterranean cuisine.
At INDRETS we take a special interest in local, organic, fresh produce, and in promoting local produce; food that is made and delivered directly to the consumer with as few intermediaries as possible.
We will find our chef, a love of cooking and it's processes in the small town of Rodonyà. Surrounded by farmland, we will learn to cook typical, healthy Mediterranean recipes. After this hands-on workshop, we will of course enjoy the fruits of our labour; a delicious meal!

Places: Rodonyà
Duration: Approx: 3 hours, excluding travel
Includes: Door to door transport, cookery experience
Price: Check fares.
Tour: 8-15 people. If you would like to bring a smaller group, please contact us.

Highlights:
• Introduction to the world of Mediterranean cuisine.
• Enjoy a day out in a rural village.
• Make a delicious meal with finest quality local produce.
• Enjoy a delicious meal

All experiences include:
• INDRETS guide.
• Car/Van transport with exclusive INDRETS vehicles. Door to door service.
• Local food, made to traditional recipes. (Don’t hesitate to contact us in case of allergies or food intolerances)
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.


*If you are coming with your own transport, contact us!
**If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

TUNA SNORKELING

An unforgettable experience, swimming with hundreds of Red Tuna on the coast of l’Ametlla de Mar. Tuna is the biggest species among the tunids, also one of the biggest and most evolved fish that live in our seas and oceans. Culinarily speaking, Tuna is prized in the best kitchens in the world, Japan being its biggest consumer.
During this experience you will discover the art of fishing and feeding, and the biological and gastronomical value of this fish.

What are we going to do?
We will sail in a modern catamaran specially designed for this activity, enjoying views of the coast of the gulf of Sant Jordi. Just 30 minutes from the coast we will come to a pool that the Tuna are moved to after being caught, where they are fed with oily fish until they are suitable for the market.
We will swim amongst hundreds of Tuna, some of them up to 2 meters in length, passing closely by, but never close enough to touch. This is a unique, indescribable feeling.
Once we have swum and enjoyed the experience we will go back to the catamaran to lie on the deck and enjoy the sun while we are taken back to the harbor.
*This experience can include a fantastic meal of Tuna and other delicacies. Highly recommended!

Places: L’Ametlla de Mar.
Duration: Departure 10:00h and 15:30h. Aprox duration:4 hours
Includes: Door to door transport, trip on the catamaran, snorkeling with tunas, guide.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: 2 to 8 people. For larger groups, please contact us.

Highlights:
• Swimming with Red Tuna.
• Catamaran sailing, views of the coastline.
• Snorkeling, a fun enriching activity for all ages.
• If you choose the meal, you will enjoy a gourmet menu based on Tuna where you will be surprised of the wonderful taste of fresh fish and its culinary variety.

All experiences include:
• INDRETS guide.
• Car/Van transport with exclusive INDRETS vehicles. Door to door service.
• Local food, made to traditional recipes. (Don’t hesitate to contact us in case of allergies or food intolerances)
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.


*If you are coming with your own transport, contact us!
**If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.

ASTRONOMY

What are we going to do?
Did you know that here in the Northern Hemisphere we can see over 3000 stars with the naked eye?
This experience is an introduction to the world of astronomy, where you will learn to identify star constellations and their associated mythology. The activity will involve direct observation in the field with the help of a laser marker, and we will explore different aspects of astrophysics as well as stories and mythological legends.
Our telescope will help us to observe the many objects in our solar system in detail, including the Rings of Saturn or the 4 main moons of Jupiter: Io, Ganimedes, Calisto and Europa…
The technical characteristics of our telescope allow us to go even further, into the Outer Solar System, where we will be able to observe yet more wonders of our Galaxy, such as nebulas (Orion M42, Lake M8, Ring M57,…), the open clusters (the Pleiades M45, M11,…), and double stars like Almach, Albireo, Mizar and Alcor…).
We will also be able to observe objects outside The Milky Way, such as the globular clusters ( Hercules cluster M13, M22, M3…) and other galaxies. (Andromeda M31, Whirlwind M51,…).

Places: Chosen by us depending on conditions.
Duration: 2 hours aprox. of activity.
Includes: Door to door transport, experience with an astronomer.
Price: Check fares.
Tour: from 8 to 20 people. If you are a smaller group please contact us.

Highlights:
• Identify the different constellations of the Northern Hemisphere, and be able to differentiate between stars and planets, and know their names.
• An introduction to a fantastic world, frequently overlooked in our daily lives.
• Get to know the different ancient interpretations of stars and constellations, and the mythological stories associated with them.
• Enjoy a lovely night in the open air.

All experiences include:
• INDRETS guide.
• Car/Van transport with exclusive INDRETS vehicles. Door to door service.
• Local food, made to traditional recipes. (Don’t hesitate to contact us in case of allergies or food intolerances)
• Transport and shipment, in case you want to buy any products during your trip.


*If you are coming with your own transport, contact us!
**If you need a place to stay, INDRETS will be happy to put you in touch with specially selected accommodation.