Foraging Tour

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Basic information

Available: 1st of August – 31st of October

Group size:
min. 10 participants*
max. 32 participants

Min. age: 13

Price: 50 / person

* If your group is smaller than the minimum required, ask for an personal offer by e-mail

What is included?

– tour guide service
– catering
– bucket and knive for mushrooms
– rain boots

What the tour looks like?

A 45-minute car drive from Tartu brings you to Peipsiveere Nature Reserve, one of the wildest and least inhabited places in Estonia. This large and pristine wetland, a Ramsar site, is home to many endangered privacy-seeking species. This place also hides many good mushrooming spots.

Estonians are crazy about mushrooms and foraging them is an autumn tradition. Estonians know mushroom species well and many of us have our own mushrooming spots, kept secret from the neighbours.

We invite you to a guided mushroom foraging tour to the forets and bog islands of Peipsiveere. We will be hiking through pristine nature, full of signs of animal activity. This place is inhabited by symbolic animals (wolf, bear, lynx) of Estonia, as well as several privacy-seeking birds, most famously eagles. Peipsiveere is a quiet place, no artificial noises reach this remote region.

You will be accompanied by a nature guide who knows a lot about local nature, mushrooms and where to find them. Not all forest mushrooms are edible – in fact just a few of them are. Let’s get to know them!

The tour lasts 4 hours and includes a meal. At the end of the hike we will make a campfire and serve dishes made of local food, including mushrooms.

Come and experience the traditional way of foraging mushrooms in Peipsiveere Nature Reserve!

Important to know

  • The tour is 100% at your own risk
  • please follow the instructions you are given before the tour
  • Please consider that the tour takes place in wilderness and no medical assistance will be available in case of acute illness
  • No alcohol or drugs allowed!
  • The organizer is not responsible for the loss of your stuff
  • By participating in the tour, you give permission for photo and video recording

How to book?

Please read the booking conditions* and fill the booking form below if you agree.

* – booking fee is 20% of the total. Within 24 hours after submitting the booking you will recive an invoice to your e-mail address. You can pay only by bank transfer. After receiving the booking fee, we can confirm your booking. You can pay the rest of the fee before your tour at the meeting point in cash only!

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