Riga is my home in the Baltic States (Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia). Backpacking and hiking in different parts of the world, I discovered that I like to talk about my city and the region’s history, culture, and nature. That is why I started to guide people. Talking about the local culture, traditions, and sights makes me happy and it would be great to share with you my travel ideas and trip plans so you can discover the Baltic States.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"I specialize in planning culture and adventure tours. Do you want to learn about the traditional cooking like smoking fishes, ride bicycle through the country side, visit a local farm and taste home-made food? We know how it’s to be a traveler and to make the travel itinerary so you have the best experience."
How did you get involved in travel?
"After 7 years of experience in planning, leading, and guiding tours I decided to become an entrepreneur to share my passion for adventures and create tours which give guest emotions, knowledge, and understanding. The concept came from my time abroad and what I liked to do in my travels. Usually, I planned an active trip outside the city, visited villages, towns, and I liked to get to know, experience, and understand more about it by visiting museums, nature parks, and artisan workshops. Nowadays, when I plan trips for my guests I think, how I would like the travel experience and how this would fit the guest."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"Hiking 1000 km across on Israel National Trail has been so far the most unique traveling experience I have done. "
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Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania
Jul 20 - Jul 29, 2019
Overall we had a good trip. The private guides were all amazing! At times things felt a bit disjointed but our trip coordinator Ieva made herself available via WhatsApp so we could coordinate.