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1 hour boat tours in the Curonian Lagoon are organized every evening.

For those who would like to go back 500 or 1000years in the past, we offer to sail on the authentic old boat “Kursis”. During the voyage, surrounded by waters, you will be able to enjoy the forests of Nida and the dunes, the architecture of the village get familiar with the spirit of the Curonian Sea, stay with real Curonian fishermen and sail the boat yourself.

The boat “Kursis” is well – known all over the world because it is the most authentic boat of the Curonian Sea. It is made with the regard to the old requirements of the Curonian ship building and of special materials using antique instruments and methods. It is made from oak and its measurements are amazing – 13m in length, 3.5m in width, it weighs 8 tones and the area of its sail in 80square metres. For this reason no winds of the sea are able to frighten it. We have no doubts that after sailing on this boat you will start seeing life in other colors and shapes.

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Japanese garden is an integral part of the Japanese culture.  For centuries it has been uniting religion, art and respect for nature.

For the first time in written sources Japanese garden was mentioned in the 8th century, Nara period (710-794) when Chinese influence was still very strong. As far as our roots are pagan, so for us Lithuanians, Japanese love and respect to all elements of nature will not be difficult to perceive.samogitia4

The idea of the Japanese garden was chosen in order to reveal the mightiness of stones and the strength of the area. People of Samogitia are the last pagans in Europe. Shinto (“road of Gods”) is the most popular religion in Japan, so close to paganism, its object of worship  is kami  - nature and its objects (trees, mountains, stones, springs) or other phenomena. Everywhere Japanese tried to emphasize their uniqueness and only in the nature they strived to disappear. For Japanese there is nothing inanimate, thus a man as a living being does not become an exclusive creature, he is just one of the elements of nature.  So, there can not be any hierarchy.

Japanese say:  what is a human life in comparison with the life of tree?  A tree according to its longevity and experience should be higher than a man. This idea is reflected in the Japanese gardens. However, everything here is indisputable unity, harmonious entirety.

Japanese believe: if someone intrudes into nature and attempts to change it, so this should be perfectly done, just raised to the heights of art. Perfect aesthetics and harmony reigns here.

Development of the garden, as the biggest (16 ha) Japanese garden in Europe, was started in 2007. The idea to found it came from a dream to show love for the nature of Samogitia and express gratitude to Motherland. When Teacher Hajime Watanabe heard about the idea, he took it as a challenge and started to implement it enthusiastically together with his team.

This is a space for concentration and self - knowledge.  We really hope that our garden will become the place where You will meet Harmony and Beauty.

There are many places on the Earth called as the “strong” ones. The strength is connected not only with the unique points of Earth but also with the human energy accumulated there.

The site where we are now is called the Musician Hill, it is the highest point in the vicinity,-

here is a boundless Sky. Strong people are creating here.

Here you will not find any exotica but feel somehow differently.

If You want to experience it You should come only with good feelings and intentions.

The Naglių Nature Reserve occupies an area of 1680 hectares. It extends for the distance of 9 kilometres from Juodkrantė to Pervalka. Here you can see the so called Grey Dunes (Lith. Pilkosios kopos), otherwise known as the Dead Dunes (Lith. Mirusios kopos), spontaneous wild-growing forest vegetation and centennial wood soils buried underneath the sand. Due to strong winds impressive ravines, erosions and washouts are formed in these dunes. Here and there, fragments of old soils appear from under the sands. Sightseeing of the nature reserve and the scenery of the Grey Dunes is allowed on the 31st kilometre of the road Smiltynė – Nida, where a parking lot is equipped for this purpose and there built a special sightseeing path in the area. Its length is 1100 m. Half of that distance is covered with gravel or boardway, the rest is sand.

It is difficult to imagine Palanga without the Pier. A superb view of dunes, beaches and limitless sea opens from it. There You can listen to the murmur of the sea, yell of seagulls, watch the sunsets that are different each time. At the end of the XIX c holidaymakers had a lot of inconveniences when reaching Palanga from Liepaja or Klaipėda by carriages. Intending to build a landing stage for ships, in 1884 – 1888 the Count Juozapas Tiškevičius built a pier leading into the sea. A merchant – passenger vessel “Phoenix” used to carry holidaymakers, goods and food from Liepaja. But every time after storms the landing stage was covered with sand and after a few years it was not usable for navigation. In the course of time, the pier has become one of the most important symbols of Palanga resort. Unfortunately, time, sea waves, and wind have been devastating this construction. In 1998 a new pier of 470 metres length was built. Today it is a favourite place for rendezvous, promenades, and saying good-bye to the sun….
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In 1855, while canalizing the waterway near Juodkrantė, the workers discovered amber in the silt soil. Shortly after that, various businessmen expressed their interest in this discovery. The first person to start the works of organized excavation of mud from the bottom of the Lagoon for amber search was former miller, owner of ships, later Klaipėda innkeeper Vilhelmas Stantynas. When merchants from Dancig joined him, a company of amber excavation from the Lagoon’s bottom was founded. The Government also contributed to the company’s activity, since it canalized the ships navigation channel between Klaipeda and the Coast and wanted to have a benefit from amber search works for itself as well. Having united the efforts, the company began to flourish.
The company encouraged the residents of Juodkrantė to get involved into amber excavation, too. It was in need of cheap labor force. Having the volumes increased, spacious bunkhouses were constructed to the north of Juodkrante, ship repair workshop was opened, port quay and workshops for production of the divers’ clothes were equiped. Gradually, Juodkrantė became an industrial town.
The works of amber excavation were performed only in the summertime – around 30 weeks per year by three shifts. The amber excavated from the Lagoon’s bottom had to be cleaned and separated from admixtures. From 1860 till 1890, approximately 75 thousand kilograms of amber on the average per year were excavated. Having the amber mining declined, in 1890, the excavation works contract was not renewed, therefore, the excavation works in Juodkrante were terminated.
While digging the gulf’s port, a collection of amber ware of the middle neolithic and yellow metal ages was discovered on the Lagoon’s bottom. The amber collection was later entitled as the Amber Treasure.
The Treasure in the name of Ričardas Klebsas
Ričardas Klebsas deserved the most for preserving the collection, therefore, quite often the treasure is named after him. Having organized exhibitions in various cities of the world, this treasure became known and famous in the whole world. After the World War II, only 5 findings were left of Juodkrante’s treasure: three human figures, a hanger of phallus shape, and double ornamented disc. Along with other remained exhibits of the treasure, they are kept in Museum of Geology and Palaeontology of Goetingen University. According to descriptions and drawings from the book of R. Klebsas, the artist Bronė Kunkulienė made two sets of amber moulages, which currently are exhibited in Palanga Amber Museum and in Mizgiriai Amber Gallery in Nida.

Half-day tour to Trakai

Trakai (4 hours tour) is one of the oldest Grand Duchy of Lithuania residence and capitals. Trakai is the second capital of Lithuania.

Tour to Kernave

Kernave village (4 hours tour) located on the banks of the river Neris (35 km from Vilnius) has been known as the capital of Lithuania before Trakai and Vilnius. 

Country life museum in Rumsiskes

Country life Open Air Museum of Lithuania (6 hours tour) is a unique and one of the largest (195 ha) open-air ethnographic museums in Europe.

Fly & Lease of campers in the Baltic.

Camper on the road

Take a tour and discover Baltics by yourself!

You will be able to travel comfortably throughout Baltic Sates in our campers, as passengers really may feel themselves like home and take any necessary stuff with them, even their most loved cup for coffee.
A virtue of motor homes is the possibility to be in the cabin in all companionship while going from place to place.
Moreover, you will be free as you will be independent from hotels and every evening you will be able to spend in any place you wish!

Prepaid individual transfer :

no trouble with money exchange upon arrival,
no need to take care oftaxi search,
no language problems !

The driver will wait for you at arrival hall with your name on the card, will help you with luggage and will safely transfer you to agreed place.
Please fill in the Transfer Reservation and we will contact you within 24 business hours with confirmation

KIA CARNIVAL  25 EUR (max 5 persons)                                                
MERCEDES-BENZ VIANO  35 EUR (max 7 persons)

per car only!