Wellness Experience

Plants & traditions
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Plants & traditions
FromEUR€59
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Regenerate yourself thanks to local plants and ancestral know-how

  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours
  • When:All year long
  • Price:From €59 per adult

Relax in the rich Sicilian country vegetation

Indulge yourself and enjoy deep authentic Sicily thanks to wild plants and traditional knowledge with this exclusive Wellness Experience.

Mario will welcome you on his land on the top of a hill, with 360° degrees panoramic views over the Madonie Mountains, the surrounding countryside and the sea. An expert of local botany, cultivations and traditions, he has chosen to live his passion for nature at its fullest. He is especially one of the few remaining manna producers and you will discover with him the secrets of this special nectar (read more about manna).

The Wellness Experience includes the following activities:

  • Short walk to get familiar with the local vegetation
    Immerse yourself in the charm of the Mediterranean scrub and in the typical landscape of this corner of Sicily, rich in the deep green of the manna ash trees.
  • Wild medicinal and edible plants picking
    Breathe in the intense scents and learn how to recognize plants with surprising properties.
  • Manna beauty mask
    Enjoy this exclusive beauty treatment in the shade of the trees in a moment of pure relaxation.
  • Manna tasting
    Manna is not only beneficial, it also tastes good! Discover its original and unique flavor.
  • Preparation and tasting of infusions
    Compose your personal blend and enjoy your herbal tea from plants picked on the spot, together with delicious local biscuits.
  • Ointment making
    Prepare a natural ointment, a versatile remedy rich in beneficial active ingredients that you will take back with you.

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide near Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 3 pm (please contact us if you would like to do the experience in the morning).
You will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book. If you don’t have a car, please contact us.

Highlights

  • A treat for body and soul
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Tasty breakWith homemade herbal tea and the best local biscuits
  • Meet one of the last manna producers
  • A new way to discover local traditions

Prices

Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

Adults: 59€
Children (6-16 years old): 25€
Children (0-5 years): free

Private tours:

Contact us

Want to personalize this excursion to make it even more special? Contact us

Madonie Explorers' Guarantee

  • Expert English-speaking guideMario has been a manna producer, a gardener and a nature guide for 20 years. He is a member of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche). He speaks Italian, English, French and Spanish.
  • 10% Discount on the second excursionYou will find the discount code in the first booking confirmation email
  • Free cancellationUp to 48 hours before the tour
  • Rescheduling or cancellation with refund in case of bad weatherIf Madonie Explorers cancels the excursion because of bad weather conditions, you can choose to reschedule the excursion or to be refunded
  • Reduced ticket price to Castelbuono museumsValid for the Castle and the Museo Naturalistico F. Minà Palumbo

Optional Extras

  • Yoga classIf you want to include a yoga class, please specify it when booking and we will contact you before the excursion
  • Transport to the meeting pointParticipants must have a car. If you don't have one, please contact us and we will find the best solution.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditions

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