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Discover Best Of Gauja National Park In One Day
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Discover Best Of Gauja National Park In One Day

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Ages 6-70, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Russian, English
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  • Transfer from/to your hotel in Riga
  • Professional Eco-tour leader
  • Improv-travel tour (for 2 people and more)
  • Entry fee in Turaida Museum Reserve
  • Entry/Admission - Turaida Museum Reserve
What's not included
  • Insurance
  • Lunch
  • Any other items not mentioned as included


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Depending on the number of guests and your pick-up location the pickup time may vary from 8:00 am to 8:30 am in Riga City. We will contact you before the trip and inform you about your concrete pickup time.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Riga Airport, Riga Latvia
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Riga Port Terminal, Andrejostas iela 29, Ziemeļu rajons, Rīga, LV-1045, Latvia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 65344P8

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Gauja National Park
          Stop: 3 hours
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        • 2
          Krimulda estate
          Stop: 60 minutes
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        • 3
          Turaida Museum Reserve
          Stop: 2 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • i-Da Adventures
          86
          Riga, Latvia
          Joined in May 2018
        • lemberg_gadfly
          0 contributions
          Don't miss this tour if you plan to visit Latvia!
          This year my parents and I took a nine-tour of the three Baltic countries and our private tour with Rolands from i-Da Adventures was the highlight of our trip! We toured the beautiful wetlands of Kemeri National Park and walked along the pristine Gulf of Riga in Jūrmala. Rolands is a trained biologist and conservationist and his detailed descriptions of this fragile ecosystem enriched our experience. Before our last stop on the tour, we were treated to a picnic with hand-picked local Latvian ingredients (and a dark beer for my Dad ;-) After the tour, Rolands sent us 50+ beautiful photos that he took us. Don't miss this tour if you plan to be in Latvia!
          Written December 23, 2023
        • jaimiwalker
          0 contributions
          10/10 experience
          Today I had a full day tour with Rolands, and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Rolands’ extensive knowledge of the area, its plants, animals, and history was truely impressive. His passion for conservation and nature made the tour not only informative but incredibly enjoyable. I'm seriously considering returning to Latvia just to take another one of his tours, especially to explore the west coast. If you're planning a trip to Latvia, I highly recommend booking a tour with Roland!!
          Written September 16, 2023
        • j0mant_j
          0 contributions
          Stay safe!
          Vwry nice place to have a walk, but the view do not change, so do not worth walking longer distance, also one minus because of bad smell from the toilets, if they take money for parking (do not forget to have cash!g they should also look around the track. Walking area is a bit broken, so you also spend lots of time while looking down to stay safe. Do not offer to go with little kids and strollers
          Written August 28, 2023
        • travelerKyle2014
          0 contributions
          Great Day in Nature near Riga!
          Roland was fantastic. He is energetic, enthusiastic, funny, and smart. He can tell you the science regarding the different ecosystems we explored, and can also tell you personal stories and folklore. He loves doing what he is doing and he clearly loves the Latvian outdoors. We had a spectacular day, swam in the Baltic, and ate local Latvian treats. Getting local knowledge like this is the best part of travel for us. The day just flew by. This was easily the highlight of our trip.
          Written August 5, 2023
        • aspiv2020
          0 contributions
          Wonderful person
          We met Ronald this morning for our day trip to Kemeri national park sharp on time. Wonderful person always full of enthusiasm and pleasant and extremely knowledgeable not only in his field, but overall knowledge. Most enjoyable part for myself and my wife was lovely authentic food we all had. He took care of the food detail making sure it is fresh. If you are lucky to go out with him, i guarantee that you will not regret it. The tour was wonderful not only for his knowledge but of his personality also. Good luck Ronald and I would like to mention that your chicken was excellent with rye bread.
          Written July 26, 2023
        • E3304CFjonathanm
          0 contributions
          Fantastic Guide, Rolands: - a True Professional
          Rolands is an excellent, knowledgeable and entertaining guide. We learned a lot, visiting the highlights of Ķemeri National Park: the bog boardwalk, black alder swamp forest, Kaņieris lake (fens) and then the long, sweeping beach at Slow Mile, fringed with rare pine-wooded dune habitat. Rolands provided an excelkent lunch of local Latvian snacks: black bread, cream-cheese, kvass and smoked chicken.
          Written July 21, 2023
        • B9926IQkellyl
          0 contributions
          Highlight of our time in Latvia
          If you are a nature lover, Best of Kemeri National Park in One Day is a MUST for your visit to Latvia. Within one national park, we saw four uniquely beautiful ecosystems, including bog, fen, and coast. Rollands was the consummate guide--he was funny, knowledgeable, and served up one heck of a lunch spread! My husband and I both agreed that this was a highlight of our trip to Riga. Strongly recommend.
          Written July 19, 2023
        • Pascal R
          0 contributions
          Latvian Nature in full glory
          An absolute must for nature lovers. Great tour with a great guide. Highly recommended. Thank you Valters and i-Dā Ventures for creating lasting memories.
          Written July 3, 2023
        • yo_l356
          0 contributions
          Awesome tourguide!
          超級讚!導遊Rolands和Volters超熱情!除了介紹生態,還帶各種活動遊戲,連拍照都很活潑~ Awesome! The tour guide Rolands and Volters were super enthusiastic! Besides introducing the ecology, they also organized various interactive activities.
          Written June 29, 2023
        • X3652NT_
          0 contributions
          The best tour guide I've ever met
          Two passionate tour guide, with detailed guide about the plants and Latvia history. 兩位熱情的導遊Roland 和 Volters,會根據我們的需求調整行程, 介紹地質,歷史和植物,幽默風趣,還會帶團體拍照
          Written June 29, 2023
        • F8017FJjonathanm
          0 contributions
          Memorable kayaking trip
          This activity was so much fun! 🤩 Ronalds and his wife Inga were extremely friendly, enjoyable and took really good care of us. The lunch they prepared was delicious local food. We absolutely recommend this tour to everyone, we loved it!
          Written June 25, 2023
        • 403fab
          0 contributions
          Beautiful day with a very professional and friendly guide (Roland), who showed us the most beautiful places around Riga
          Our guide Roland made this a very special day for us. As a biologist he knows a lot about nature and we also learned a lot about the Latvian people and their history. We spent many hours together and Roland was a very nice and friendly person to hang out with. We had good conversations and a great time. We met at a hotel in Riga and Roland took us around in his car. He also took a lot of fotos of us. The trip took us to four different biotopes, all of which were absolutely beautiful and interresting. A must see as a tourist. We had a lot of time to enjoy the view and take pictures. The trip ended in the late afternoon at the beach in Jurmala, which is a nice place to take a walk or swim when the weather is right. Roland brought some local snacks and drinks for lunch and we had a chance to taste a bit of Latvias food-culture as well. If you're going to Riga this trip should definetly be on your list as it is a very unique and authentic experience.
          Written June 20, 2023
        • vwhyte
          0 contributions
          Superb kayak trip in Gauja National Park - highly recommended.
          Guide Rolands Rolands was delightful, informative, helpful, energetic, enthusiastic and simply a wonderful guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. We started our 24km journey in a tributary of the Gauja River. Due to the hot spring weather, water is shallower than typical for time of year so had to work our way through some sections with some hard paddling, pushing off bottom, or even getting out to pull the kayak through. Once in the Gauja, though, water was plenty deep but not as fast flowing as it could be. It was beautiful. It was some hard work (my muscles will be feeling this). And it was such fun. The day started out a bit cloudier and a very pleasant temperature, but as the sun came out and the temps soared to 30C, we were welcoming the cool water of the Gauja, either to dip the hat or to go swimming. A picnic lunch on the sandy shore was a delightful stop. Our guide, Rolands, provided homemade, delicious Latvian fare: smoked chicken, smoked pork sandwich in dark rye, spread cheese on dark rye, garlic rye bread, pickles, Kvass (local rye fermented sweet drink), local beer and peppermint/tree tea. Good energy for the last half of the journey. All in all a fabulous day, a fantastic was to see the countryside, and it will rank up there with other great memories and great days.
          Written June 18, 2023
        • felixhU7426TB
          0 contributions
          The Latvian way to explore the Gauja River Valley
          If you are planning to do a kayaking trip on the Gauja river just book this one. 11/10 for the lovely Latvian experience my girlfriend and I had. Beautiful nature, small group size and most importantly what makes this activity better than from other providers is the amazing guide - Rolands in our case -who shares his views and insights as a local and gives the whole trip an unique touch which made it such a special experience! On top of that logistics and communication were also great. As the weather conditions changed the organiser called me to propose to adjust the dates for a more sunny day which allowed us to take a swim in the river. And last but not least you are also getting picked up directly from wherever you are staying in Riga which makes it super convenient to get to Gauja from Riga without a rental car or going by train.
          Written June 17, 2023
        • Wanderingpeacock
          0 contributions
          Fabulous trip
          It was a fantastic experience, highly recommended. Serene and tranquil scenery. Our guides were fab!
          Written May 26, 2023
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        Keith E
        12 contributions
        Aug 2021 • Solo
        I find Latvia, and Riga, a welcoming place in general and that positive impression has just been so reinforced, and greatly exceeded by my experience with Rolands on the kayak tour. With great environmental and local knowledge, as you would expect, Rolands went above and beyond bringing everything to life with a depth of personal experience. But he need not have done as the environment itself was so breath taking - with mist rising from an untouched natural world absolutely full of river life it felt at times like you where paddling down the Amazon or were an extra on the set of Jurassic park.

        More was provided than could have been expected in the tour description. I was left feeling looked after and thoroughly contented. If you want a TRULY unforgettable experience and experience a different side of Latvia, the "real Latvia" whatever that means, book this tour. You will be glad you did.
        Written August 18, 2021
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        Thank you very much, Keith. We are glad you enjoyed the tour some much and you are always welcome back for other great nature adventures.
        Written August 19, 2021
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        Bridget C
        3 contributions
        Jul 2022
        Having spent the last few days visiting museums and walking the streets of Riga, my friend and I were ready to enjoy some nature so I booked a one day kayaking trip with i-DA Adventure down the Gauja River in the Gauja National Park. I didn’t really know what to expect but I am now so glad we did it.

        Rolands our guide picked us up from the hotel and we knew straight away that this was going to a fun day out.

        Rolands started our adventure in a tributary of the Gauja River so that we could enjoy kayaking on different terrains, dodging trees and some fun rapids, great for beginners and more experienced kayakers under the watchful eye of Rolands.

        We then reached the vast open river and kayaked through the beautiful sandstone cliffs aligning the river banks. The river’s current helping any tired arms and one could just really just sit back and paddle down this vast open water.

        Rolands offered us some local knowledge about the conservation projects in the areas and an insight into Latvian culture and social history along with relaxing silences as we enjoyed the surrounding landscape.

        It was a fantastically hot day and the trip was interjected with stops for swimming to cool off along with a prepared a lunch of traditional Latvian delights which was a lovely surprise.

        It really was a highlight of our 2-week trip travelling through the Baltics, with a particular shout out to Roland our guide who was just like having another friend of the trip. I would really recommend if you can take the time to fit it into your itinerary.

        After 23K, with tired arms , we then slept well that night.
        Written August 18, 2022
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        Thank you very much, Bridget! It was a pleasure to bring you out to one of our most favored kayaking experiences. You are always welcome back for new adventures in nature.
        Written September 14, 2022
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        meow m
        1 contribution
        Jun 2023 • Friends
        My recent day trip to Gauja National Park was an unforgettable experience, and it would not have been the same without our amazing tour guides, Roland and Volters. From the moment we met them at the designated meeting point, their warm smiles and genuine enthusiasm set the tone for a fantastic day ahead.

        Roland's friendliness was infectious, making our group instantly comfortable with each other. Throughout the journey, he shared fascinating stories about the park's history, local legends, and the remarkable biodiversity that flourishes within its boundaries. His knowledge and passion for the area were evident, and it felt like we were exploring the park with an old friend rather than a typical guide.

        As we ventured deeper into Gauja National Park, I couldn't help but be captivated by the sheer beauty of nature that surrounded us. Roland introduced the diverse natural landscapes, from limestone cliffs to the meadow ecosystem, weaving in history and local legends. We even got to try some of the flora (a.k.a. Woodland Sorrel) XD. The lush green forests, pristine rivers, and breathtaking landscapes left us awe-struck at every turn. Roland also brought us through some improv exercises during breaks, which livened the trip even further!

        The tour also included a relaxing walk along the picturesque trails of Sigulda, where the charming medieval castle ruins stood as a testament to Latvia's rich history. Roland's knowledge of the region's cultural heritage enriched the visit, and he encouraged us to take our time and soak in the tranquility of the surroundings.

        To top it off, Roland recommended a great location to celebrate Midsummer's day in Grīziņkalns park where we met him and his lovely wife by chance. More than 50% of Latvia is covered by forests, so experiencing its natural landscape is not-to-be-missed. This tour was definitely the highlight of my Baltic trip!
        Written June 30, 2023
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        Thank you very much for such great and detailed feedback. It was awesome to welcome you right on our unique mid-summer celebration day and show you some of the most beautiful places in Gauja National Park. Indeed we aim not to be just professional guides but also your local friends that you can trust and we are proud to hear that we succeed in this so much. You are always welcome back someday (en though I know you are from a faraway destination). It was an honor to be your local focal point on this day. 🤗
        Written July 25, 2023
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        Dario Romani
        1 contribution
        Oct 2022
        We were seven people and we've had fun by visiting the park. It was a beautiful experience, enhanced by the friendly presence of the guide, Rolands, who also let us taste some local products in open air.
        Written November 18, 2022
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        Thank you very much! We are glad you liked the trip and had a unique chance to enjoy all the beautiful places along with the very special autumn vibe in Gauja National Park. You are always welcome back for new great experiences.
        Written December 20, 2022
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        Wanderer
        3 contributions
        May 2022 • Solo
        The guide provided comprehensive background information and is very skilled and knowledgeable about the area.
        Written May 23, 2022
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        Thank you very much! It was a great day and we are glad you enjoyed our hiking and sightseeing trip to Gauja National Park.
        Written May 26, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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