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Aukštaitija National Park: Wild Nature Hiking

Product ID: 109798
Take a 5 to 6-hour long guided hiking tour through some of the wildest parts of Aukštaitija National Park. See wild Lithuanian nature, pick some wild food along the trail and learn how to prepare a traditional lunch on a campfire.
About this activity
Duration: 5.5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Russian

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Lithuanian dense forests and pristine ice age lakes
  • Rejuvenate and fill your body with fresh air
  • Escape the bustling city and feel the quietness of wild nature
  • Learn about and pick some edible herbs and berries
  • Prepare a traditional lunch on a campfire
Full description
If visiting Lithuania, be sure to take a day out in the Aukštaitija National Park to fully appreciate Lithuanian beauty. Hear the whispering wind in the crowns of trees, inhale the tangy smell of pines, give your eyes and mind an opportunity to unwind and refuel. Enjoy the healing powers of the surrounding nature, and experience a deluxe feeling of calmness.

Aukštaitija National Park can be reached by train or coach from Vilnius in 1.5 to 2-hours. Once you are at the meeting point, a short 15 minute transfer will take you to a small village Puziniškis, where the tour will start. From there, a local guide will lead you on a 10 kilometer hike. Expect to hear about edible herbs and berries, which you can pick along the trail, hear stories about the local forest and lake formation and possibly spot some wildlife.

There will also be a stop for lunch, during which your guide will show you how to prepare a traditional lunch over a campfire. This will also an opportunity to take a refreshing swim in the wild lake. The tour will end at the same spot as it started, Puziniškis village. The transfer will take you back to Ignalina where you can catch a return train or bus to Vilnius. Families with children and dogs are welcome on this tour.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Campfire lunch (vegetarian on request), fresh vegetables and hot tea
  • Entry to Aukštaitija National Park
  • Transfer from Ignalina (or your hotel in Visaginas, Ignalina, or Palūšė) to Puziniškis
What’s Not Included
  • Public transport from Vilnius to Ignalina (approximately 5 EUR) and back again
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This hiking trail is moderately easy, however average physical fitness is required to walk 10 kilometers in the forest terrain
• Please wear sensible and weather dependent clothing and shoes for this tour - comfortable trousers, a t-shirt and a waterproof jacket with a pair or trainers will be sufficient, however if available, please wear hiking boots and bring your own hiking equipment
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Lovely day trip in Aukštaitija Nationalpark

Directly after booking and the official booking confirmation I received another email from Anastassia (the tour company) directly. WOW, that's quite a service!! Asking me, where we should meet, or to pick me up wherever I am. As we are in the first days of June, the high season hasn't started yet. So I was lucky to be the only guest. Andrius, the tour guide picked me up exactly on time in the morning. We have been hiking then for two hours before Andrius prepared a campfire and a perfect picknick for lunch on the shore of a lake. After swimming in the lake we kept on hiking again. It was such a beautiful tour with great views from hills and a watch tower over so many lakes, that I lost track. I can highly recommend this tour for all people who love the nature and love to be outdoors. You can find a detailed report of this tour (in German language) and with a lot of photos on my travel blog: alla-on-tour.de/wandertour-im-aukstaitija-Nationalpark. Ačiū, Andruis, for a great tour and lo

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June 9, 2019

Having a tour with Anton was just an amazing experience. We came without knowing what to expect and it was far above any other hikes we did. Anton showed us wonderful places, had prepared everything for us and shared stories. What else could we say than time flies when you are hiking in such a beautiful place with such a nice person. We would definitely recommend and do it again :)

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March 19, 2019

Nice, uncomplicated, spontaneous

We booked the trip in Octobre when it was cold and a bit rainy but nevertheless we really enjoyed the beautiful nature. Anton was a very nice guide and even able to light the fire with wet wood. We asked for veggie food and got delicious veggies and also hot coffee and tea which was perfect for the cold weather. We were accompanied by his young dog and we loved that he asked before if we are ok with dogs. Unfortunately at this time there were no more herbs and berries to explore, but so we had a longer walk and always the decision where we want to go. That's why at the end we actually had a longer trip than planned. We can higly recommend the tour with Anton!

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October 26, 2018

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Product ID: 109798