Today participants have a full day tour to Las Terrazas, a small rural community set in the heart of the UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Sierra del Rosario. The area was badly affected by deforestation so an extensive regeneration project was started in 1968 and terraces were laid out for re-planting, giving Las Terrazas its name. Participants will learn about the project, its importance and goals, and will visit the French Buena Vista coffee plantation ruins, meet some local artists for interchanging on their expectations and feelings. After having a traditional countryside lunch participants will have time to refresh themselves on the clear water of San Juan River before making their way back to Havana.
Note: this tour not only conveys a visit to the self-financed community of Las Terrazas, it could also imply other activities like Canopy tour, boat trips, grill parties, & treks.