We start our day with some light morning exercise, followed by delicious breakfast. After breakfast we set off on a tour around nearby lakes – Trilypis, Skaidrys, and Švento. All of these lakes are part of Smalvo conservation area, which was designed to protect some of the rarest species of birds and plants in Lithuania.
The nature here is dominated by pines, green mosses, and picturesque lakes formed following the Ice Age. There is an opportunity for an open-water swimming at all the lakes we visit today – so you can later compare your experiences.
We lunch during one of the lake stops, with the meal being cooked over a campfire. In the afternoon, we make a tent camp by one of the lakes and meet our local host, who shares what it's like to live in a tiny village in the middle of the pine forest.
Later on, we relax in a traditional "pirtis" (in Lithuanian - sauna). We dinner with our local host, whilst learning more about the area and its cultural traditions.
In the evening, there is free time for you to take a walk around the lake at your own pace, or simply enjoy the quietness and stillness of the surrounding nature.