Tropical Flowers & Fruit Extravaganza
USD USDPrice between $51-$100
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Approximately 5 Hours
The Hagia Sophia (Sacred Wisdom) project was conceived with the objective of providing regional farmers with new, more productive and environmentally friendly crops in lieu of corn. In addition to local species, some thirty to forty varieties of tropical flowers, foliage and fruits from different regions and countries have been successfully introduced in the region, with the end product being an amazing and interesting display. The main fruit grown here is rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), considered exotic for people outside Southeast Asia where it's a relatively common fruit -- similar to the way apples are so familiar in the Western Hemisphere.
A 45-minute transfer by air-conditioned van will bring you to Santa Maria Huatulco -- the county seat -- to visit the 18th-century Catholic church and the old market.
Continuing on for 20 minutes you will arrive at the entrance to the short creek trail, and walk past an amazing exhibit of flowers, foliage plants and trees.
Sample the fruits in season and enjoy refreshments. At the end of the trail is the peninsula formed by the river, where the fruits greenhouse is located.
The estate is a natural wonder in itself, located between 1,000 to 1,300 feet above sea level, it is home of a wide variety of birds and butterflies that can be observed in their natural habitat.
Time permitting, you’ll visit a small cascade and pond for a refreshing swim.
Please wear long pants, hat, insect repellent and comfortable walking shoes. Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel, sunscreen and a hat. Minimum age is 12 years.