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Dzukija(Dzūkija)
 

Dzukija(Dzūkija)

The provisory territory of Dzūkija ethnographic region lies between the Neris and the Nemunas Rivers in south-eastern part of Lithuania. Around the 13th century the land of Dainava (literally the Land of Songs) lied there; later it was incorporated into the Duchy of Trakai and the beautiful name was forgotten. The name of Dzūkija emerged in the Lithuanian literature of the 19th century, apparently coming from an original dialect of the region or, to be more specific, from a quirk of the dialect: people here often put the letter z after a constant.
Dzūkija is the most infertile but the woodiest region of Lithuania. Thus, the wood was and still is the major source of income for the majority of population. In earlier times people used to cut trees, make timber, produce rail ties, float rafts, make household articles; they used to fish in spring, pick berries and herbs in summer, hunt and pick mushrooms in autumn. Dried mushrooms were sold even to merchants from distant Russian lands, while today dried, pickled and fresh frozen mushrooms and forest berries from Dzūkija are delivered as delicacies not only to the stores in Lithuania but also in Western Europe. In Dzūkija hollow honey is still available as some beekeepers still continue the old hollow beekeeping traditions.

Dzūkija has retained most of its ancient crafts. Many homes, furniture and utensils are handmade. The region is proud of its carpenters, potters, blacksmiths, wickerwork makers, wood carvers and masters of black ceramics. Girls from Dzūkija can also work miracles; they are the most creative weavers in Lithuania, also good at knitting, embroidering and straw tatting. Textile from this region is full of flowers and leaves as in the attempt to capture nature’s beauty. And the beauty of Dzūkija’s nature is really exquisite. Majestic forests dotted with lakes, rivers rumbling with streams and marshy glades colonized by various fauna. A few ethnographic villages dating back to the 17-18th centuries look like inhabited museums.

Since ancient times Dzūkija has been mentioned as the land of songs, where everybody sings, the young and the old. Old singers-soloists still remember and know hundreds of old songs and pass them over to numerous folklore groups. It is said that the songs of Dzūkija are the most sonorous, the psalms are the saddest and the laments are the most pathetic. People of Dzūkija are real song-lovers; they sing at work and in the wedding, sing psalms while christening a baby and lament during funerals. Such is the character of the hospitable people of Dzūkija.

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!