Gauja National Park Ultimate Hiking & Sightseeing Trip: Cēsis, Līgatne & "Forest Bathing" In One Day

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From €90 / adult
10 Hours 1 - 8 People Transfer

Gauja National Park: Hike The Most Beautiful Nature Trails & Explore Famous Cesis & Līgatne Towns In One Day

Hike the most beatiful nature trails in Gauja National Park and enjoy "forest bathing" - immersing yourself in the forest atmosphere and soaking it up through your senses at its fullest. - Enjoy wilderness in the most gorgeous forest hiking trails in the famous Gauja National Park; - Visit Cēsis Town and its famous medieval castle; - Discover some of the most impressive sandstone cliffs in Europe; - Explore the famous man-made caves in the sandstone cliffs and have a taste of local wine in Līgatne Town; - Soak-up nature at its purest. Cēsis and its surroundings are one of the most beautiful places to visit in Latvia. You get to know a lot a bout Latvian nature, culture and history and will go some off-the-beaten-path as well.

Landmarks

Gauja National Park, Cēsis Town, Līgatne Town, Cēsis Medieval Castle

Professional Eco-tour Leader & Top Quality Service

Guided fun adventure with professional Eco-tour leader will help you the get the utmost from your trip in Latvia

Improv-Travel Tour

Special Improv-travel approach for a group of 2 or more

Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

Free local transfer from/to Riga

We Have Top Rated Local Guides

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Personal new experiences

Individual approach and true engagement is our golden rule. No big buses. No crowds. Just personal tours, very small groups or custom made individual travel plans.

Professional nature guides

We're fluent (not just good) in English. Our guests love to say our nature guides are like "easy going encyclopedias". Do you value open, friendly and natural communication? Here it is!

Feel safe & welcomed!

Did you know that Latvia is one of the safest places in the world? Latvians are also probably some of the least pushy people you will ever meet. We combine Northern peace with Southern warmth here. So you are always welcomed.

See a lot in just 1 day!

Join our local guided trips and we'll take care of your transfers. Or just ask us for the must convenient travel plan! By the way, you can get almost anywhere from Riga and back within 1 day only. Yet, we certainly recommend staying longer!

Weather resistant tours

There is no bad weather. There is only inappropriate clothing. We'll make you nature adventure unforgettable no matter what the weather is.

What's improv-travel?

We use some exciting improvisation elements to make your travel experience very special (it's optional). Try it with us!

Trip Itinerary

Pick-up
Meet your guide at your hotel in Riga in the morning and get ready for about one and a half-hour drive to Gauja National Park. Be ready for around 12-14 kilometers of hiking on a hilly terrain during this unforgettable day.
Unforgettable Hiking in Gauja National Park
Start your adventure with hiking in some of the most beautiful nature trails in Gauja National Park. Explore pristine and unique forest habitats, fast flowing salmon rivers, and enjoy “forest bathing” at its fullest. Some of the most beautiful nature trails in Gauja National Park are well hidden in the wilderness. We’ll bring you there. Get the utmost from this trip with our Improv-travel guide.
Explore Natural Beauty & Unique Man-Made Caves In Līgatne Town
Explore Ligatne – a small charming town hidden in the beautiful forests of Gauja National Park. Have a look at the beautiful scenery and some of the (more than 300) unique man-made caves made in the awesome sandstone cliffs. Get to know more about the history of this place and maybe have a taste of some local wines in the local winery.
Cesis: Explore Historic Old Town
Now it’s time to check out one of the most beautiful towns in Latvia – Cesis. Its history dates back in 13th century and it is almost as old as Riga. Cēsis is both the historic and modern heart of Latvian culture. Stroll down the historic Old Cēsis Town, see its beautiful squares, St. John’s Church (built in 13th century), The House of Harmony, House of Princesses and other sigh-seeings. Feel the special charm and atmosphere of this town that is very different from more cosmopolitan Rīga.
Discover Cēsis Medieval Castle
Visit to the famous Cēsis Medieval Castle. The castle was first built in 1218 and is still the best-preserved medieval castle in Latvia. Explore its beautiful park, dark medieval rooms and corridors ,and get to know more about its hard history turns.
Visit Awesome Gauja River
Walk along the beautiful riverbanks of the longest river in Latvia – Gauja. See the largest white sandstone cliff in Latvia (Sietiņiezis) and admire some of the most stunning natural landscapes of Gauja National Park. You will also soak up the fresh and heatly air of Western Taiga – pristine pine forest here.
Transfer back to Riga
Filled with a pack of new impressions and emotions get back to your hotel in Riga (or stay in Cēsis, Sigulda or Līgatne towns for more adventures in Gauja national park).
Like what you see? Book your trip today

Pricing Chart

We can’t wait to show you around!

One Person
€310/adult
  • Transfer from/to Riga
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional Eco-tour leader
  • Entry fee in Cesis Castle
  • Local snacks
2 People
€155/adult
  • Transfer from/to Riga
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional Eco-tour leader
  • Improv-travel tour
  • Entry fee in Cesis Castle
  • Local snacks
3 - 4 People
€125/adult
  • Transfer from/to Riga
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional Eco-tour leader
  • Improv-travel tour
  • Entry fee in Cesis Castle
  • Local snacks
5 - 6 People
€100/adult
  • Transfer from/to Riga
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional Eco-tour leader
  • Improv-travel tour
  • Entry fee in Cesis Castle
  • Local snacks
7 - 8 People
€90/child
  • Transfer from/to Riga
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional Eco-tour leader
  • Improv-travel tour
  • Entry fee in Cesis Castle
  • Local snacks
Children
Max 7 plus at least 1 adult
€90/child
  • Transfer from/to Riga
  • Sightseeing
  • Professional Eco-tour leader
  • Improv-travel tour
  • Entry fee in Cesis Castle
  • Local snacks

What's Included

What's Included: - Transfer from/to your hotel in Riga - Professional Eco-tour leader - Improv-travel tour (for 2 people and more) - Entry fee in Cesis Castle - Local snacks

What's Not Included

What's not included: - Insurance - Any other items not mentioned as included above

Important Before You Go!

  • By booking this tour you agree with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. Please read them carefully before booking
  • Because of the shorter daylight hours and weather conditions during the winter months from 1 November till 31 January, this tour lasts approximately 8 hours;
  • From 1 September till 30 April  Cēsis Medieval Castle is NOT AVAILABLE on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for different weather conditions
  • All our tours are small like-minded group adventures
  • All tours are narrated in English, Russian and Latvian. Yet we can also arrange French and Italian translation at additional cost. Please indicate your preferred language in your booking
  • Adult is 14 years and older
  • There are max. 8 people and max. 7 children in the group. All the children must be accompanied with at least 1 adult
  • For the groups with small children (under 7 years) please contact us for individual arrangement
  • If the group size exceeds the one you have paid for, the price difference

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DISCLAIMER: Hiking trails to be visited and actions to be taken may vary from tour to tour depending on the season, weather conditions, the availability of the attractions and our expanding creativity. We try to provide our guests with original experiences that may differ from the previous ones. We will inform you about availability of the standard attractions before your trip. If necessary, we always substitute actions with the same kind or similar actions, taking into account our guests’ wishes. We try to avoid mass tourism sports and peak timings as much as possible to provide our guests with the most authentic experiences possible.

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