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Guided Canoe Tour of the Curonian Spit Lithuania

1. Guided Canoe Tour of the Curonian Spit Lithuania

A unique combination of wind, water and sand has been shaping this narrow strip of land since the beginning of time. Today it is known as the Curonian Spit and it is a UNESCO world heritage site. There is plenty to see here: the migrating dunes, the wildlife, the old fishermen villages and,  last but not the least, the Pervalka Lighthouse. The combination of the spectacular nature, cultural and historical heritage and a truly unforgettable cedar canoe paddling experience makes this tour one of a kind. You will begin with a picturesque ferry transfer to the Curonian Spit. You will travel from Klaipeda to the village of Pervalka, passing Juodkrante with its peaceful embankments. After a short briefing, you will proceed to Pervalka Lighthouse. You will paddle along the shore, enjoying picturesque views of the dunes, the Curonian Lagoon and of course, the main landmark of this trip, the Pervalka Lighthouse. After a short photo opportunity at the lighthouse (no need to risk your own equipment, your guide will take pictures with his camera and a drone) you will paddle towards the dunes. Here you will sit back, have a glass of wine, a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the view. On your way back you will make two stops, first, at the famous heron and cormorant colony, one of the largest colonies of these birds in Europe, second, in Juodkrante village (formerly known as Schwarzort).

From Vilnius: Day Trip to Curonian Spit National Park

2. From Vilnius: Day Trip to Curonian Spit National Park

Start with an early morning pick-up from your centrally located Vilnius hotel and drive to the Lithuanian seaside for 4-hours. There, you will experience the haunting atmosphere in the cormorants colony, have a look at the characters of the famous Lithuanian sagas and fairy tales on the mysterious Hill of Witches and walk on beautiful moving sand dunes, probably the largest in Europe. You will also have time to explore the cultural center of Curonian Spit - Nida village. See sand dunes with rare flora, littoral forest with centuries old trees and hand planted hill pines, white sand beaches, as well as urban infrastructure, streets, embankments, the Old Town with the architecture typical of this region and the scent of freshly smoked fish will make an indelible impression on you. In the evening, drive back to Vilnius.

From Vilnius: All Day Tour to the Curonian Spit

3. From Vilnius: All Day Tour to the Curonian Spit

Discover the untouched beauty of the Curonian Spit in Lithuania from Vilnius. Appreciate the view as your drive toward Klaipeda, board a small ferry, and marvel at the nature of the Curonian Spit. Scale the dead dunes of the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante and admire the village of Nida. Enjoy hotel pickup in Vilnius in the morning, and begin your journey to the Curonian Spit. After a 3-hour drive, arrive at Klaipeda and board the 10-minutes ferry to the Curonian Spit. Find yourself in a completely different world, covered in pine trees and surrounded by the Baltic Sea and Curonian Lagoon. Take a deep breath in and admire the rareness of untouched scenery. Visit the Hill of Witches in Juodkrante, climb the dead dunes, and find yourself in Nida, a small resort village, littered with original Lithuanian fishing houses. Take the option to board a small boat and tour the Curonian Lagoon, or explore the Thomas Mann summerhouse. Return back to Vilnius in the late evening.

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What people are saying about Curonian Spit

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Marina was nice but we didn’t see enough of the Witches Hill as she’ claimed it would take 2 hrs yet someone else (later) later told us it took only 1 hour. Also we did not see the sundial at the dunes.