Wild horses & auroxen

Welcome to the Lake Pape area where wild horses and auroxen (semi-wild cattle) are restoring natural landscape of Europe!

The Large herbivore natural grazing area was established in the Eastern coast of the Lake Pape in 1999. Currently the natural grazing area exceeds 400 ha and everyone can explore, how these animals are restoring the natural open landscape at the shores of the Lake Pape.


Excursions to the wild horses, auroxen are only available using local guides!

The excursions are organized all year around by paying the entrance fee. 

You should reserve at least one hour for a walk in the grazing area and be prepared by nature presence e.g. tall grass, weather conditions and insects. Also all visitors should follow the safety regulations, which are depicted at the entrance of the grazing area.


Warden Ints Mednis
Tel.: +371 29224331
E-mail: gidi@pdf.lv


Entrance fee:

2 EUR – schoolchildren, pensioners, students
4 EUR – adults
8 EUR – family (2 adults and at least 1 child)

Group fees:

35 EUR (from 15 - 40 schoolchildren, pensioners, students)
60 EUR (adults)



10:00 – 18:00 by calling the guide at least 2 days in advance by phone. 

It is strictly prohibited to walk in the grazing area and approach the animals without informing the guide!

Learn more about wild horses, auroxen and European bison down below.