Orchid tours (6 days)

Cypripedium calceolus - Lady's Slipper orchids Estonia Saaremaa

The islands off the Estonian coast are virtual dreamlands, unlike anything in Europe.
Like just made for nature lovers who look for untouched nature in new but close and easy to reach destination.

Tour departures in 2018

May, 25th – 30th
June, 14th – 19th
June, 28th – Jul,3rd
July, 12th – 17th

Group size 6-12 persons.

Cost per person: 1150€
Single supplement: 125€

Price includes:

spacious transfer bus with driver for the tour time
accommodation in 3* hotel in shared twin
2 nights in Tallinn
3 nights in Saaremaa island
5 breakfasts
5 lunches
4 dinners
ferry crossings
local guide-escort
specialist orchid guide on destinations
2 lectures on Estonian native orchids
VAT.

Saaremaa – the biggest island of Estonia

  • Size of Saaremaa island: 2673 km2
  • Size of population: 33 300
  • Density of population: 11 persons per sq km
  • West Estonian archipelago biosphere reserve (1990)
  • Saaremaa Silurian Geopark

Saaremaa and Muhumaa are well kept secrets of the Baltic area

  • So many interesting species, also endemic ones
  • Short distances to sites, good infrastructure
  • Rich wildlife
  • The paradise of nordic native orchids
  • Rich and vivid cultural heritage

Vilsandi National Park- one of the oldest nature protection areas in Europe

  • Vaika Bird Sanctuary (1910), the forefather of Vilsandi National Park is one of the oldest nature protection areas in Europe, being 8 years older than the Republic of Estonia (1918)
  • Vilsandi NP is a RAMSAR site for protecting wetlands of international importance (1997)
  • Vilsandi NP belongs to the Natura 2000 network
  • 36 species of native orchids
  • 675 species of butterflies
  • 57 species of dragon flies

Appertizing species (depending on season)

  • Orchids: Cypripedium calceolus, Cephalathera longifolia, Cephalanthera rubra
  • Dragon flies: Aeshna viridis, Leucorrhinia albifrons, Sympecma paedisca
  • Butterflies: Horisme aemulata, Sesia melanocephala, Eupithecia cauchiata

For booking and additional information please contact us:

Saaremaa march orchid Saaremaa EstoniaOphrys insectifera _ Fly orchid _ Graham B. Giles

 

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