I believe my tours are meant for curious minds who would like to get the glimpse of Estonian wilderness. Those tours are not specialised birding or mammal tours. Instead I would like to take to bogs and other places where I rarely meet any Estonians and tell you stories about our relationships with those landscapes. Previous experience in hiking is not needed. Even 10-year-olds have managed to keep the pace! 🙂
How is this organised?
I usually offer two types of tours:
Those tours take place when the sun is up. The time really depends on you – I try to be as flexible as possible. The experience says we usually spend about 3-4 hours in the bog ( + 2 hours to drive to tour destination and back). You can join my in many ways: a) I can come and pick you up b) you can rent a car and take this tour as a part of your road trip. I will provide you bogshoes (see picture below) which makes moving in this wet landscape a way easier. The best footwear to use is (rubber) boots. I’m also aware of the fact that a tourist might not have them, so let me know and I will help you out! 😉 Plus I always have my backpacking stove with me, so we will have very enjoyable tea pause during our adventure.
Night tours have been phenomenally popular among Estonians. The best time for this is July and August when we have warm nights. But I also organise those on other months as well – hiking in the bog during a winter night under a full moon is something almost psychedelic in my opinion. 🙂 The setup for night tours is basically the same as it is for day tours. We can agree when and where will I pick you up, where exactly would we go, how much time would it take and if there’s anything you would need in addition (equipment, food etc.).
For further interest, take a look at my blog in English. I decided to start sharing my thoughts and experiences on a regular basis, starting now, in November 2018. You will see new blog posts at least twice a month.
How to contact me?
It doesn’t matter whether you’re planning to visit Estonia tomorrow, next week or month, or next year – just write me what would you like to see/experience or ask my suggestions. 🙂
You can contact me via:
Facebook: a) personal profile https://www.facebook.com/romet.vaino
Facebook: b) business profile https://www.facebook.com/metaloodus/
Instagram direct message: https://www.instagram.com/metaloodus/