Imagine yourself going to the next epic hiking, biking, kayaking, bird watching or nature photography adventure to a new unique destination in Nordic Europe...
Do you enjoy wilderness? Imagine pristine wild sandy beaches, forests, lakes, rivers and bog-lands!
Probably you do you like experience authentic ancient traditions and get immersed in them?
We will bring you there because we are travelers who want to help other travelers to experience something unique and authentic. We will bring you to the most amazing TRULY off-the-beaten track travel adventures in Latvia.
We will help you to plan and organize your trip to make it truly authentic. We invite YOU to come to Latvia and see authentic places, do eye opening things and meet like-minded people. We focus on off-the-beaten path trips and eco-tourism. We are ready to share with you our endless energy to make your journey unforgettable.
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We arrange services for travel enthusiasts and professionals.
We can arrange each of the following activities separately or combine several of them in one trip. All Latvian traditions are closely related to the nature. So we always suggest nature travelers to combine their nature activities with any of our original traditions and cultural events.
Find your own off-the-beaten path with us!
HIKING ALONG THE BALTIC SEASIDE
Latvia has the longest (ca. 500 km long) and most diverse seaside from all three Baltic states. From the open Baltic Sea in the West to the Riga Bay you will find a variety of different beaches, most of which are secluded and give you the total sense of tranquility. Our sea shore is protected against wide development. It is mostly covered by forests. There are also a set of unique protected territories of EU importance (Natura2000 sites) along the sea all open for you to explore. Hiking on the beach during spring and autumn bird migration periods will also give you great opportunity for bird-watching. We will suggest you the best timing, routes, accommodation and will accompany you on your adventures with a very special improve-travel approach.
HIKING IN BOGS
Bogs in Latvia cover more than 10% of our area. Most of the bogs are protected as the areas of EU importance (Natura2000 sites). The biggest ones are really impressive so called raised bogs. Overall very well preserved and diverse habitats with abundant biodiversity make our bogs ideal for hiking. You can opt for easier hiking on established wooden boardwalks or try more challenging hikes in bog shoes or without them in wetter areas.
HIKING IN FORESTS
Latvia is a forested land. More than 50% of our territory is covered with different types of forest. There are many nature trails in the forests that will allow you to feel in touch with nature. We will suggest you the best routes to see the greatest of our nature treasures.
KAYAKING/CANOEING IN RIVERS AND LAKES
Latvia and other Baltic countries are rich with rivers and provide vast opportunities for canoeing or kayaking. In Latvia alone there are also around 3,000 lakes open for exploring with a kayak, canoe or any other type of boat (except in the restricted nature areas). Our Eastern part (Latvia) is called the "land of the blue lakes". You can opt for going downstream in the big rivers with gorgeous landscapes or smaller rivers full with wilderness. Or you can choose going to an unforgettable kayak/canoe trip in a cascade of several lakes. It is also possible to explore our capital Riga and its surroundings in a kayak. There is a unique opportunity to go for a shorter or longer boat trip in our biggest river Daugava. You can also cruise the city channel. You will see Riga form totally different perspective. Riga is a green city and also rich with protected nature areas. You can explore them by a kayak. You can also opt for going to Riga harbor. Kayaking among the huge ships is an unrepeatable experience.
All these trips will provide you with outstanding experiences on our waters. We can plan one or multiple days boat trips with spending nights in campsites under stars fully immersed in our unique nature.
KAYAKING IN THE BALTIC SEA
Sea kayaks are becoming more and more popular to explore beautiful seashore of the Baltic Sean and Riga Bay. Although more physically demanding than kayaking in the rivers or lakes, it is an exciting activity that allows you to look at our natural coastline from another perspective. We arrange the boat trips along Latvian shore line or in Estonian islands.
There are plenty of cycling and MTB routes that we are able to offer you here. Our diverse coastline is a great option not only for hiking but also for cycling enthusiasts. Cycling along the sea side is a great experience that includes combination of biking on the sandy beach and on the nature trails and forest roads, leading through the forested dunes. There are beautiful cycling routes on forest nature trails in Gauja National Park and in other areas. We arrange single or multiple days' cycling tours in Latvian countryside. Just let us know what you want!
During the spring and autumn migration periods (April-May and August-October) all the bird watchers are welcomed to certainly one of the best locations for bird watching in Europe - Latvia. There around 380 bird species recorded in Latvia. We are on the route of bird migration. Such sites as Kolka, Engure Lake, Pape Lake and Lubāna wetland have large numbers of migratory species. We will arrange a bird watching tour for bird lovers in any of these places.
We are passionate nature photographers ourselves. Therefore we welcome you to take part in this activity in our country. We organize photography tours in the wildest nature corners of our country.
SUMMER SOLSTICE ("LĪGO") CELEBRATION
Celebrating summer solstice (called "Līgo" here) in Latvia is always an unforgettable experience you won't find anywhere else in the World. Summer solstice is the point when nature reaches the peak of its fertility. Latvians love nature. All our traditions and life itself are based in natural cycles. We invite you to take part in this unique large scale tradition, which happens each year on 23-24 June. These are public holidays here in Latvia. We start celebrating summer solstice on 20-21 June, which is the original summer solstice, and we continue it with "Līgo" on 23-24 June. Plenty of traditions typical only for Latvians, bone fires, traditional clothes, special home made cheese, excellent bier, folk plays, dancing, folk songs and excellent mood is what you can expect here during these days.
UNIQUE LATVIAN SAUNA RITUAL
Latvian sauna ritual takes around five hours. Yes, it is so long and at the same time it feels so short for those involved. You get cleaned both physically and mentally. This is our Latvian way how we get deeply relaxed and fall into meditation and oneness with nature. Everybody will get its own very special experience during this unique ancient ritual. We guarantee! There is nothing like this that you could anywhere else in the World.
Contact us and let us know your preferences, wishes and planned dates of arrival and leave! We will prepare an INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL PLAN just for you and your travel buddies.
We also collect information from other travelers and will assist in creating a like-minded travel group for you, if you are looking for travel adventure in a group of like-minded people from all around the World.
If you wish us to accompany you during your trip using our special improv-travel accompany approach (minimum of 2 persons' group required).
We will calculate the price for our services based on your special requests, the amount of travel days and complexity of the planned tour.
We accept Paypal and bank transfers as payment methods.