What you'll do
Reception including healthy organic snack (fresh fruit from our farm and our acorn infusion). Theoretical introduction to our project, social vision and farming model. Guided tour with our electric car through our ancient oak woodlands, including explanations about the ecosystem of the Montado. Seeing our dynamic agroforestry system, wildlife and domestic animals (pigs, cows, sheep, horses, donkeys and chicken), understanding their functions and environmental services.
- Responsible interactions
All hosts must follow guidelines created with World Animal Protection.
- Caring expert hosts
Learn from biologists, conservationists, farmers, and more.
- Diverse animals
Meet over 300 kinds of animals, from alpacas to zebras.
Hello! My name is Gustavo and I´m 30 years old. As Animal Production Manager in “Montado do Freixo do Meio”, since 2014, I co-ordinate the day to day tasks in a livestock organic farm cooperative with more than three dozen employees. Here I´m inspired by portuguese ancient oak forest and Agroecology ethics and principles, respecting animal functionality in the ecosystems. I live in Alentejo, but i spent my childhood in Algarve, in the south of Portugal, where i was born. Even being a "boy of the sea", nowadays is the countryside that inspires me. Travel and exploring the planet are in my genes.
Fresh organic fruit and acorn infusion
Where you'll be
Montado ecosystem. Ancient cork oak forest. Almost a thousand years old landscape co-created by human and nature. Discover one of the most important ecosystem of the Iberian Peninsula. Meet Herdade do Freixo do Meio, one of the oldest organic farms in Portugal, situated in Alentejo with 600 hectares.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 5 guests of all ages can attend. Montado (our ancient oak forest) is the habitat of thousands of different species of mammals, birds, reptiles, plants. Visitors should be comfortable with wildlife and respect nature.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
You can also taste our locally grown slow-food in our organic restaurant "Cabana dos Bois". Stay overnight surrounded by the stars and a comforting silence in our country houses "Casa da Professora" or "Casa da Augusta". We also offer other didactic experiences in nature.
Discover Cork Oak Forest Biodiversity
From $58/personNew experience