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Wellbeing Tourism - Nature for Health

This offer is for those who like to follow a healthy lifestyle, as well as for those who would like to participate in self-development exercises. We offer various activities, camps and retreats in the countryside, including environmental therapy programmes, mindfulness and peace practices, yoga, meditation, studying gifts from nature, herbal teas as well as fresh and healthy food.

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Burzini

Holiday house "Burziņi" is located near Kuldiga. There are 2 holiday cottages in the  territory. It is a place to enjoy a leisurely stay in a romantic cottage with accommodation. In the first house, guests have at their disposal a house with two rooms, which can accommodate up to four people. The cottage is equipped with a small kitchen and everything you need to cook. The second house is bigger - with 3 rooms, kitchen and sauna. There is a pond nearby to enjoy the water, as well as carp living in the pond. The owners offer Eco SPA sauna rituals with various herbal procedures under the guidance of a professional bather.

Fishing Nature for Health Rural SPA Sauna Experience Guests11 Bedrooms5 Distance from countries capital city161 Active season months1-12
TV in bedroomsNo smoking HairdryerTeapotCoffee machine
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from 40 EUR / DBL

VALGUMA PASAULE

Tasty, healthy food prepared mainly from local ingredients. Variety of physical activities, nature walks and good sleep in comfortable hotel rooms.

Programme:

  • Bus ride from Riga, approx. 1 hour.
  • Arrive at Valguma Pasaule Recreation Centre. Meet the guide, briefing (approx. 10 min.).
  • Guided barefoot walk in the natural environment, during which visitors experience a variety of surfaces (approx. 1–1.5 hours).
  • Return to the starting point and enjoy a relaxing foot bath (approx. 30 min.).
  • Lunch or dinner on site. The meal begins with a small starter picnic in the yard, followed by a two-course meal served in the restaurant’s glass veranda. Duration approx. 1 hour.
Skiing Active leisure Rural SPA Nature for Health Fishing Canoeing Seminars For parties Walking Guests64 (26) Bedrooms25 Distance from countries capital city60 Active season months1-12 Disable Access Optional meals No pets allowed Accommodation available Internet access
FireplaceTV in bedroomsSteam bathBBQBirch besomRooms for  festivities100pers.Place for tentsRooms for seminarsBaby cotJacuzzi/Hot tubNo smokingLiving room available to guests ScreenWhiteboardOverhead projectorLCD/ProjectorTV VideoCopier HairdryerIronTeapotRefrigeratorElectric rangeCoffee machineKitchen Fishing0.1kmSwimming0.1kmBoatsBicyclesSports groundFishing equipment rentalPaddle boatsFootball fieldTennis courtTable games, etc.Facilities  appropriate for childrenSkiingCross-country skiingBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesBicycle trailPicnick areaNature trailSouvenire shopBilljard Nearest train station4kmNearest bus stop1.5kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest town Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak GermanHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationMassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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from 60 EUR / night

Horse farm KLAJUMI

Here you'll find organized harmonious and scenic rides through the River Daugava nature park as well as along the Belarusian border. The horses are well trained and experienced making it possible to ride “Klajumi” horses even without previous experience. Ride therapy, relaxation and gymnastics on horseback. 

Active leisure Horseback riding Silence and Peace Nature for Health Guests9 Bedrooms3 Distance from countries capital city275 Active season months1-12 Optional meals
FireplaceSteam bathFarm animalsOutdoor firepalceBBQBirch besomPlace for tentsNo smoking TV Video HairdryerIronTeapotRefrigeratorElectric rangeKitchen Fishing2kmSwimming2kmBoatsBicyclesSports groundHorseback ridingFishing - winterHorseback riding instructorRide in horse driven sledgeFacilities  appropriate for childrenBerry and mushroom pickingTour guide servicesBicycle trailPicnick areaNature trailNature watching Nearest bus stop2kmNeighbour housesNearest shopNearest restaurantNearest townDistance to hosts house Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak RussianHosts can meet at the nearest stationMassageProfessional sauna-consultant
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Open-Air Exhibition of Latvian Plants and Herbs

Every healthy lifestyle enthusiast can find the secrets of fitotherapy and learn to use the plants in many different ways – making sauna besoms, aromatic pillows, healthy teas, bath scrubs.

Programme:

  • Excursion to the herb garden. The Avotiņi herb garden grows more than 300 herb species. They are all used in medicine, health and beauty care, and in well-being treatments – the garden is known as ‘the green pharmacy’. Here healthy lifestyle enthusiasts can discover the secrets of phytotherapy and learn how to use plants in many different ways – making aromatic pillows, healthy teas, bath scrubs, etc. In the summertime, the colours and smells of the outdoor display of plants are beautiful. The host will take visitors through the garden to show and tell them about the plants and their uses. The excursion will end with a tasting of healthy green smoothies made from the plants in the garden.
  • Depart Avotiņi herb garden for travel to Sidrabiņi country pub. The pub is located approx. 15 km from Avotiņi and the journey takes approx. 20 min.
  • Lunch at Sidrabiņi. This family-run pub is located near to the Riga–Tallinn road. It is a renovated historical wooden building. The owners have a meat processing facility next to the pub, so there are always fresh and tasty meals on the menu made from smoked meat products. Smoking is a traditional Latvian method for preserving and preparing food. The meat (usually pork, but others too) is treated with spices (salt, pepper, garlic and others) and smoked on wood. The pub serves traditional Latvian foods.
Botanical Beautiful sights Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city76 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet)
BoatsPaddle boats Nearest train stationNearest bus stop2.1kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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"Kalnini"

By the beekeeping farm “Kalniņi” there is a Bee Hut – small wooden house in which you can feel the presence of bees. The hives with seven bee families are built-in the sides of the Bee Hut, but inside the building they are designed as beds or seats. When looking at the building from the outside you can see the bee runs and also bees themselves. In addition, “Kalniņi” also offer different types of bee products – honey, pollen bread, beautiful and aromatic wax candles. It is possible to taste beekeeping products and enjoy a cap of warm tea. Families with kids can participate in educational workshops, learn how to make wax candles and gain information about the daily life in the beekeeping farm.

Since summer 2018 everyone can also visit the House of Crafts, where you can participate in different activities such as Encaustic painting (also known as hot wax painting), create wooden souvenirs with burnt folk signs as well as create wax candles etc. The House of Crafts offers different itineraries for grownups, kids, youngsters and newlyweds. There you can also purchase the offered products - various flower honey, pollen, pollen bread, propolis, cell honey and wax candles.

Nature for Health Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city267 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
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Sparkling birch sap production plant BIRZI

Birch sap for Labanovski family is a popular drink already for a long time. Sap is tasty when it’s fresh, but in order to maintain its refreshing and valuable qualities,  during many years family has developed new recipes.  Moving away from the traditional spices, drink was supplemented with mint, which made the sap more refreshing, fresh for a long time and with a pleasant flavor.

 

Nature for Health Local lifestyle Distance from countries capital city126 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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Zemturi

The organic farm Zemturi is a 30 min drive from Kuldiga. The farm is mainly engaged in breeding rabbits and is designed as a place for children to see, learn about rabbits, birds and other pets. The hosts have created two thematic trails, one for pets and poultry and the other for trees and flowers. Sauna lovers have access to the sauna, also fishing opportunities can be used. Overnight stays with family or a small group of friends are also offered. Excursions for big and small.

Wellbeing Tourism Nature for Health Walking For children and teenagers Fishing Mammal watching Distance from countries capital city169 Active season months5-9 Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
Steam bathFarm animals FishingNature watching
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Bogshoeing

If you are looking for an unusual landscape and longing for silence, head to one of Latvia’s bogs. While in some European countries natural bogs have almost disappeared, you will be able to enjoy walks full of silence in pristine bogs in Latvia. No cars, people, bells and whistles surrounding you. It is the best antidepressant in the world and a great place to recharge.

Bogshoes are like snowshoes – except you wear them in bogs when there is no snow. Bogshoes have been used to walk on wetlands throughout the times. These footwear allow us access to the places where it is hard or even impossible to reach by foot.
What makes it especially great is that bogshoeing does not require any special knowledge or skills. It is simple and suitable for people of all ages who can move around by foot.

Walking Nature for Health Mammal watching Active leisure Birdwatching Beautiful sights Silence and Peace Active season months1-12 This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Must register in advance Accepts tourist groups
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Medicinal plant farm CERPI

  

One of the leading Latvian sauna experts, Ziedonis Kārkliņš, uses the energetic properties from various plants. More than 12 different plants are combined at once. Natural cosmetics and materials (mud, amber, stones etc.) used during rituals. He also uses ancient Baltic energy signs.  
Facilities: seminars about medical plants, energy signs of the Balts, reiki.

Sauna Experience Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city54 Active season months5-9 Accepts individual travellers Accommodation available Accepts tourist groups Pre-order required
Hosts speak Russian
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Environmental and health farm UPMAL‎I

There is a “Talking garden” in the middle of the fields where the owner teaches there how to recognize and utilize the properties of the herbs – in phytotherapy, teas, plant pillows, baths and cosmetics.

Heritage gardens Nature for Health Agri Heritage Distance from countries capital city133 Active season months5-10 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Hosts speak EnglishHosts speak Russian
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The Untumi horse farm

Piedāvājumā reiterapija un vingrošana uz zirga. Zirgs veselībai, skaistai stājai, elastīgam mugurkaulam un dvēseles priekam.

Agri Heritage Horseback riding Wellbeing Tourism Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city235 Active season months1-12 Accepts individual travellers Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Disable Access Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance
Farm animalsBBQPlace for tents Horseback ridingHorseback riding instructorRide in horse driven sledgePicnick areaNature watching Nearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak GermanHosts speak Russian
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Mitavas Ciekurs

Ģimenes uzņēmums Svētes pagastā, netālu no Jelgavas. Kopš 2019.gada šeit top dažādi Latvijas priežu produkti, kas vērtīgi kā imunitātei, tā arī veselībai. Mītavas Čiekurs produktu galvenā sastāvdaļa ir Parastā priede (Pinus sylvestris). Tā bagāta ar ēterisko eļļu, sveķiem, miecvielām, C vitamīnu u.c. vērtīgām vielām. Tiek gatavotas priežu čiekuru karameles, čiekuru sīrupa zefīri, želejkončas, priežu čiekuru zapte, karamelizēti čiekuri sīrupā, šokolādē, kā arī priežu pumpuru sīrups un tēja.

Ekskursijā saimnieks pastāstīs par mūsu pašu priežu vērtībām, to pielietojumu, demonstrēs čiekurzaptes gatavošanu, cienās ar degustāciju un dos iespēju iepirkties.

Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city52 Active season months1-12
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Holiday cottage and sauna “Veselibas sala”

Energetic, hot stone massage, internal organs massage-treatment (visceral chiropractic), anticellulite massage, energetic healing.

Nature for Health Sauna Experience Guests4 (6) Bedrooms2 (1) Distance from countries capital city256 Active season months6-9
Steam bath TeapotRefrigeratorElectric rangeKitchen SwimmingBoatsBicyclesBerry and mushroom pickingPicnick areaNature watching
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Zemnieku saimnieciba "Ozolini"

Saimniecība atrodas bioloģiski daudzveidīgā dabas teritorijā. Saimniece ved ekskursijā pa apkārtnes pļavām un iepazīstina ar augiem, ar to vākšanas, kaltēšanas un tēju maisījumu gatavošanas noslēpumiem, piedāvā degustēt tējas. Saimniecībā ražo tējas pēc senas metodes.

Local lifestyle Beautiful sights Botanical Nature for Health Active season months6-8 This destination has specific opening hours which you must determine in advance Accepts tourist groups Dry toilet (if there is only the dry toilet) Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
Place for tents Nearest train station25kmNearest bus stop13kmNearest restaurantNearest town Hosts speak Russian
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The Lejas Kakupi environmental health farm

Tasting of herbal teas and teaching which plants suit each individual person. Knowledge of the plants here is well combined with various healing rituals. 

Nature for Health For children and teenagers Distance from countries capital city155 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers
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The Silkalni farm

Hier können Besucher unterschiedliche Kräuter im Garten und in der Umgebung kennenlernen, sowie über deren Verwendung für die Gesundheit erfahren. Die Wirtin lehrt, wie man die Kräuter züchtet, sammelt und trocknet, sowie über die Geheimnisse von Teemischungen, Sirupen und Extrakten. Hier kann man die Tees auch verkosten. 

Nature for Health Distance from countries capital city99 Active season months1-12 Accepts tourist groups Accepts individual travellers Must register in advance
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Herbal teas at Kurmisi

The farm grows medicinal plants that are very common in Latvia – oregano, St John’s wort, wormwood, lemon balm, cat’s-foot and others – altogether 25 species. It is located in a nature reserve and therefore in a clean ecological environment. Tours present how the medicinal plants are cultivated, and how herbal teas and other products are made on the farm. Herbal tea is served after the tour.

Nature for Health Agri Heritage Heritage gardens Distance from countries capital city280 Active season months4-10 Must register in advance Accepts individual travellers Accepts tourist groups
BBQ Picnick area

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