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Five-Day Mixed Tour (Amata hiking, Gauja canoe, Cēsis, Turaida)

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5 Days
Availability : May - August
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 4

This tour takes place inside the Gauja National Park (Gaujas Nacionālais Parks).

Day 1

Welcome in Riga at the hotel at 8:00 am and heading to Gauja National Park. This trip can take from  1:15 to 1:40 hours. The trail starts at the intersection of the A2 and river Amata. Trail runs through the woods and along the steep banks of the river, and dolomite and sandstone outcrops, offering beautiful views of tree tops and the riverbed.

The route is 20 km long and lasts from 4:00 to 4:30 hours. A brunch will be served before the start, water and snacks will be available during the tour. These time estimates are approximate because everything depends on your speed of travel and the current weather. At the end of the tour we move to the place where the canoes are. There will be a camp (dinner, tents, etc.). There will be service personnel at the camps who will do the ancillary work – setting up tents, preparing dinner, etc.

Day 2

The next day, after breakfast, we will go by canoe from Sietiņiezis to Cēsis. At the end of the day there will be a camp (dinner, tents, etc.).

Day 3

Getting to stop near Cēsis. Visit Cēsis city and the Castle Complex. After the excursion, getting back to canoes and navigate down the river. In the evening a camp will be set up (dinner will be set up, tents set up, etc.).

Day 4

Continuing to navigate down the river. You can visit the Līgatne nature trails and Secret Bunker. In the evening a camp will be set up (dinner will be set up, tents set up, etc.).

Day 5

River navigation. The tour ends in Sigulda, where the tour of Turaida Castle is planned.

Navigation distance and time depend on the speed of the river stream and weather conditions. During the trip there will be stops for rest and food. You can also visit different places of interest.

At the end of the trip you will be taken to a hotel in Riga.

Tour Details

Departure & Return Location

Customer’s hotel

Departure Time

Around 8 am

Price Includes

  • Transfer from / to hotel (see "Transfer" below)
  • Brunch before rowing
  • Travel guidebook
  • Provision for all three days (previously arranged)
  • Rental equipment
  • Travel insurance ↗️

Price Excludes

  • Hotel fees
  • Any private expenses

Rental Equipment

  • One canoe for two persons
  • One oar per person
  • One life jacket per person
  • One waterproof sack (50L) for each boat
  • Tents
  • Inflatable mattresses
  • Sleeping bags
  • Flashlights
  • Waterproof cloak and footwear (in case of bad weather)

Additional choice

  • Guide during the trip(75 EUR per Day)
  • Fishing permit and fishing tackle(45 EUR)
What to expect

Nature scenery, bird and animal watching, various objects – Kārļi dam, Zvārtas rock, Lustūža outcrop, Ērgļi and Kūķu cliffs, Līgatne crossing, Sigulda bridge, Gauja valley, Gūtmanis and Devil’s caves, Cīrulīši and Sigulda nature trails.

Zvārta Rock (above), Lustūzis outcrop.

Hills, ravines, forests, meadows.

Gauja

Līgatne ferry crossing, bridge over Gauja in Sigulda, recreation place (above).

Ērgļu cliffs (above) and Ķūķu cliffs.

Itinerary

FIRST DAY

Hiking the Amata Trail:

  1. Hotel – the A2 bridge crossing Amata {GPS: 57.222275; 25.234771} by road.
  2. Hiking along the River Amata (Bridge A2 – River Amata) {GPS: 57.271328; 25.123741} along trails along the river.
  3. Amata – Sietiņiezis by road.

DAY TWO

Navigating the Gauja with a canoe:

  1. Sietiņiezis {57.428528; 25.386686} – resting place

THIRD DAY

  1. Navigating the Gauja with a canoe – Cēsis {GPS: 57.306882; 25.221609}
  2. Visit to Cēsis city
  3. Navigation the Gauja by canoeresting place

FOURTH DAY

  1. Navigation the Gauja by canoeresting place

FIFTH DAY

  1. Navigating the Gauja with a canoe – Sigulda {GPS: 57.165440; 24.841536}
  2. Visit the Turaida Castle {GPS: 57.182274 24.850360}
  3. Sigulda (end of trip) – hotel
Map (Day 1 - Hiking along the Amata River)
Map (Days 2 - 5 - Gauja by canoe, Cēsis, Līgatne, Turaida)
Prices
1 Adult
€720
  • Must have canoe experience

  • Mobile phone must be present

2 Adults
€640/p
  • At least one must have canoe experience
  • Mobile phone must be present
3-4 Adults
€550/p
  • One person must be responsible for group
  • Discount for more than 8 adults