FAQs

All you need to know about nature tours in Lithuania
How to book a tour?
First, decide who you want to book a tour for:

1) a whole group of up to 10 people, who you gather yourself;

2) for each person individually, to join the guaranteed departure group that we gather ourselves;

3) anyone you care about by buying a gift certificate from us.

Then, think about the dates:

• You can choose any day of the week, when you order a tour for a whole group.

• To join the guaranteed departure tour, please follow the news on our Facebook page, sign up for the newsletter, or check our website for announcements. Then choose the date that suits you, message us and book your spot.

To reserve your spot:

1. Complete a reservation form

2. Email us directly

3. Phone us or use WhatsApp / Viber: +370 696 23096 or +370 626 41011

What about the payment?

Payment is made after we confirm your reservation. When booking a tour for the whole group, 30% of the cost should be paid to us immediately, so that we reserve the chosen date for you.

Payment Methods:

1. Bank transfer

2. PayPal (you can also pay by debit or credit card there)

3. Cash upon arrival on the day (available for short one-day tours only)

Non-cash payment must be made at least one day before the tour starts.

Preparation

We'll send you a checklist of things to take with you, we'll remind you about the approaching tour date and we'll answer any of your questions.
Where do your tours take place?
Majority of our tours start in Visaginas or in nearby towns and take place in the Gražutės Regional Park, in the north-eastern part of Lithuania. "Gražutė" is beautiful from Lithuanian, so you can be sure to see only the most gorgeous nature views here.

You can take part in a huge range of outdoor activities in Gražutės Regional Park. From hiking and mountain biking to stand-up paddle boarding and other watersports, spending a few days in the regional park before or after your trip is a wonderful way to experience this spectacular part of the world. If you would like to extend your stay, please contact us to enquire about additional accommodation.

Some of our itineraries also continue on to the Aukštaitija National Park, which is another part of Lithuania that we call home and know very well.
How much extra money do I need to bring with me?
You should bring extra money with you to cover such items as drinks, snacks, additional entertainment, souvenirs, etc. The Local currency is the Euro (€). We advise you travel with cash as most restaurants and local shops will like to be paid in cash.
Do I need visa to enter Lithuania?
Lithuania is part of the European Union. Non-residents of Lithuania require a full passport to enter the country, which should be valid for six months beyond the expected length of stay. Citizens of most countries, including all E.U. member states, U.S., Canada, Australia and New Zealand do not require a visa to enter Lithuania. Please note that visa regulations are subject to change and we advise that you check your own visa requirements prior to travel.
Are there any essential vaccination requirements for Lithuania?
There are currently no essential vaccination requirements for Lithuania, however it is advisable to re-check this information eight weeks before you travel. You should also ensure that your immunity to tetanus and polio is up-to-date.
Do I need to purchase a travel insurance?
Yes. Customers should take care of their travel insurance by themselves. It is also worth applying for the European Health Insurance Card which can be obtained free of charge by the citizens of EU/EEA and of Switzerland. The card holders are entitled to medical care while staying temporarily in an other EU/EEA country or in Switzerland (with same regulations and co-payments like the residents of the country). More information about the card is available here. Having this card helps a lot in the case of accident - without the card a customer has to pay all medical costs on spot.
Are there any mosquitoes in Lithuania?
During the summer, mosquitoes are a nuisance in the Lithuanian countryside. The number of mosquitoes varies each year, so it is hard to say how it will be when you arrive. A lot of our tours take place in pine forests close to lakes and other wetland areas, such as swamps and bogs. Therefore mosquitoes can sometimes be of an annoyance. You can protect yourself from mosquito bites by using mosquito repellent (if forgot to buy your own, your guide will have a repellent as well) and we recommend you to wear long sleeves and trousers and a hat or a scarf – this protects both from the mosquitoes and the sun.
And what about ticks?
During the summer, ticks are commonly found in the Lithuanian countryside, especially in the wooded and bushy areas of high grass and off the beaten track. Although most ticks don't carry the infection, some can transmit tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease or encephalitis.

It is therefore strongly advisable to wear long sleeved tops and long trousers tucked into socks to protect yourself from a direct contact with ticks. Always use a repellent containing 20%-30% DEET or 20% Picaridin on exposed skin for protection, and if possible apply a permethrin spray or solution to clothing and gear.

Following your day tour (or at the end of the day for longer tours), conduct a full-body tick check on yourself and your children, especially in the armpits, groin and behind the knees. Bathe or shower as soon as possible after coming indoors (preferably within two hours) to wash off and more easily find ticks that are crawling on you. Remove ticks promptly and correctly, using a tick remover or a pair of fine tweezers, grasping the tick head as close to the skin as possible and pulling upwards at right-angles to the skin. Then clean the bite site with antiseptic.
What should I wear?
Winter
If you are planning a winter visit, it's good idea to be prepared for some cold weather. During the activities the body activity usually generates enough heat to keep your body warm but during the breaks you'll get cold easily. Therefore it is very important to have a warm coat or a waistcoat to wear during the stops. The best way to protect oneself from the cold is to wear a number of thin layers rather than a few thick ones. The outer garment should be windproof. Special attention should be paid to the feet, fingers and face.

Here is an example what the clothing could include:
Underwear – Synthetic underwear (polypropylene, polyester), wool or silk is better than cotton. Skin-tight underwear removes moisture from the skin.

Mid-layer clothing – Eg. fleece or woollen garments. Mid-layer clothing makes it possible to adjust thermal insulation according to the weather and rate of physical activity.

Outer garment – Windproof coat and trousers (it is not necessary to be waterproof like Gore-tex)

Head – Windproof hat which protects the ears as well. Remember to protect your face too, especially if it's windy. A balaclava or a scarf may be useful.

Hands – Windproof mittens protect your fingers better than gloves. For the breaks you can have another pair of big mittens to be put over the others.

Feet – Socks made of wool mixtures are the best choice. Cotton sports socks are not good for the cold weather! Winter shoes should have thick soles and be a size larger than your summer ones. Ideal shoes have enough space also for knitted woollen socks to be put over the other socks.

Summer
For summer outdoor activity tours you should remember that the weather conditions can also be variable. Be prepared for cold weather and rain also! It is necessary to bring some kind of waterproof jacket and trousers for possible rainy days. You can wear hiking boots or jogging/training shoes, which ever you prefer, but you must remember to dry them out during the night if they get wet. Take also plenty of spare socks and underwear as washing machines are not available. It is also important to have a small rucksack for carrying lunch, camera, rain clothes, water bottle, mosquito repellent etc.