Country Holidays

Wildlife

We tailor-made all our tours according the clients’ specific needs interests and fitness level. In this web site we have included the samples of each type of tour to give an idea what we can offer. However many tours are mixed combining birds, butterflies, dragonflies, bats, botanic, mushrooms as well as mammals. We also like to encourage people to visit traditional crafts workshops, visit working farms and organize tastings of local produce. The tours tend to pass various biotops maximizing impressions and number of  species seen. Depending of your needs the itinerary can be organized changing accommodation every night and spending most time out on the field. Or we can organize activities around one or two base hotels.

Bird watching Mammal watching
Botanical tours Mushrooms
The spring tours run from mid April – June. Highlights: bird migration at the sea coast, wetlands, rich meadows full of colourful flowers, butterflies and dragonflies. Before the leaves come there is a good chance to spot some animals along the way.  The autumn tours run from the end of August – beginning of October. Highlights: bird migration, cranes shows, Black Grouse matting time, mammals’ rutting time, mushrooms and berries, autumn colours.

Practical information

Group size
Our groups can start from 6 people but should not exceed 16.

For individual travellers
Upon your request we can prepare a special itinerary through the Baltics according to your individual wishes and interests. If making your own travel arranegements check out our guidebooks and maps. We offer also car rental services.

Accommodation
Depending of your needs the itinerary can be organized changing accommodation every night and spending most time out on the field. Or we can organize activities around one or two base hotels. Accommodation is planned at the carefully selected good quality hotels or guest houses. They are located in rural areas next to the forest, park, fish-pond, meadow or the sea, giving a chance for the group to observe nature individually or organize early morning/late night outings.  We give priority to smaller hotels and guest houses which provide truly personal service and care. Most hotels have en suite facilities. However sometimes we have to use hotels where WC and bathroom have to be shared due the lack of alternative hotels in the area.  Similarly it applies for single rooms. If possible we offer separate rooms for the singles but sometimes it is not possible. All hotels we use have some cosy rooms for the group’s gatherings.

Meals

All meals can be organized either at the accommodation where the group stays or outside. Several guest houses don’t have a restaurant therefore meals and drinks have to be agreed beforehand. We will provide you with the menus well ahead of your arrival. Depending of your preference lunch can be organized either at the restaurants or taverns on the route or as packed lunch to take along.  Early breakfast is always possible.

Information

We provide detailed information and maps for your itinerary including route description, sites, and facilities on the way as well as check-lists.

Guides and specialists

Besides our own guides we can use also local guides of the sites or invite experts (zoologists, mycologists, entomologists etc.) for a talk or excursion of the specific interest.   We can organise also themed talk with the specialist in the evening or organize, for example, a butterfly show, moths studies using a moths trap or bats watching night and similar activities.

Information & booking - tel: +371 67617600, e-mail: lauku@celotajs.lv