KALE PACKAGES

SCIENCE PACKAGE ON LAKE VÕRTSJÄRV

Scientists have studied bodies of water for a long time to understand the factors that shape and change the processes related to them. These results of this research have been made public in many popular and scientific publications. Still the majority of people’s knowledge about lakes are limited with boats, swimming and fishing. The body of water as a whole with all its diversity and species is for them a great enigma. Lake Võrtsjärve Center unites the Võrtsjärve Foundation and the Limnology Station of University of Life Sciences.The science package purpose is “to bring people to the lake”. The theoretical lectures have been planned in a proportion with the field works. The program contains lectures about the lakes in general, about the coastal and water plants, plankton organisms (bacterial-, phyto- and zooplankton), bentic animals, the quality of water (chemistry and toxicology), fish. After quenching your thirst for knowledge the group will head out on the lake on the kaleship to do fieldwork, see the flora and fauna of the lake and the southern tip of Võrtsjärv.

Price: 2990 EEK per person

Includes: theoretical lectures and field works on kaleship under the supervision of the scientists of the Limonology station, use of the equipment, 1 night’s accommodation in Vehendi motel, catering (2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 1 suppers, coffe pauses), transport between the center and motel
For extra charge: transport from Tartu or Viljandi
What to bring: Appropriate clothes for field works.
Group size: 15 people
Duration: 2 days
Time: May-June  and September-October , according to prior agreement
Starting point: Võrtsjärve Center, Vehendi village, Rannu parish, Tartu county

 

Contact and reservations: Lake Võrtsjärv Foundation

www.vortsjarv.ee

Silvia@vortsjarv.ee

+372 527 5630


KALESHIP CRUISES FOR GROUPS

Kaleship and its crew awaits groups of up to 25 people to come and enjoy Lake Võrtsjärv and the traditional sailing ship for pleasure and study cruises. The duration and program are open to the groups wishes. The experienced captain and first mate will tell you about the building and navigation of kaleship, about trawling and will take the groups to the furthest corners of Lake Võrtsjärv. It can be a study cruise to the Limnology Station, the Lake Museum or a nearby conference, a nature cruise to see the huge denudations and walk on the various hiking trails, or a pleasure cruise to relax on the islands and see the sights ranging from old mills to fancy manors. After the kale cruise it is possible to continue your vacation on your own, visit the archaeological sites, enjoy swimming, boating or fishing.

Price: 1000 EEK  per  hour

Includes: cruise to the locations determined by the group or advised by the captain, small lecture about the kaleship and the nautical heritage of Lake Võrtsjärv
For extra charge: Guide services, catering and housing, transport from your hotel in Tartu,Viljandi
What to bring: Good mood, appropriate clothes.
Group size: up to 25 people
Duration: on prior agreement
Time: on prior agreement
Starting point: Valma Village or other pre-agreed Lake Võrtsjärve port

Contact and reservations: Lake Võrtsjärv Foundation

www.vortsjarv.ee

Silvia@vortsjarv.ee

+372 527 5630


KALETRIP AROUND LAKE VÕRTSJÄRV

 

One-day kale trip under the merry leadership of local fishermen will show you the most interesting places on Lake Võrtsjärv. Guests will get acquainted with the intricate art of navigating the kaleship, learn to hoist the sails, whistle for the wind and hear how the people of Lake Võrtsjärv used to live and build boats in the old times. The captain and first mate are also the shipwrigths who built the kaleship and they are happy to share the information. The cruise starts from the small fisher village Valma. The crew will first head towards the Lake Museum visible on the horizon, where guests can meet the creatures of the lake face-to-face, learn about the nature of Võrtsjärv and the history of the surrounding regions. From there the trip will continue in a merrier mood taking the course towards Tondisaar to enjoy a hearty fisherman’s picnic in the beautiful solitude of the island. After taking a walk among the reedbeds and stone ruins of the biggest island of lake Võrtsjärv the kaleship will head for the village of Vehendi in Rannu parish, which is the oldest settlement in the area – the fields found here were cultivated at least 2500 years ago. During the short hiking trip the group will see the staircase-like coastal embankment called Trepimägi, the huge Neitsikivi erratic boulder and to hear about the once proud Rannu feodal castle and more recent history. We will be back in the starting point in the evening.

Price: 9890 EEK per group

Includes: The practice and theory of kaleship navigation, guide services, Lake Museum fee, huge fisherman’s picnic and quaranteed good mood.
For extra charge: transport from hotel in Tartu, Viljandi or local accommodation.
What to bring: Appropriate clothes.
Group size: up to 25 people
Duration: ca 7 hours
Time: According to prior agreement
Starting point: Valma fisher village. Also another suitable port on Lake Võrtsjärv can be considered.

Contact and reservations: Lake Võrtsjärv Foundation

www.vortsjarv.ee

Silvia@vortsjarv.ee

+372 527 5630



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