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Adventure Apes

Orivesi, Finland
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About Adventure Apes
Adventure Apes is a full-service adventure company based in Orivesi in Southern Finland. We specialise in custom, small-group adventures across Finland and especially in Tampere region. We offer wilderness excursions and adventure-based activities, hiking or skiing tours, fishing trips, kids birthday parties, city sightseeing tours, sports events and business team building days. Families and people with disabilities welcome. You name the adventure, we'll plan it.
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Get outside and enjoy Finland’s unspoiled landscapes with this rustic campfire experience in Kuusamo. Bundle up and head to a Finnish barbecue hut, where nature guides present a lesson in basic survival skills like building a fire without matches. Once the flames are roaring, stay warm as you help prepare traditional Finnish fish or vegetable soup and breadsticks right over the fire.
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Ann wrote a review Apr 2020
Rotselaar, Belgium6 contributions
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Riisintunturi National park : snow erywhere, almost no paths, cold temperatures, just nature and his silence. We hiked there, with our showshoes and sledges. We sleeped there in our tents. We cooked there on our little stoves. We learned how to survive these conditions thanks to our tree amazing guides (Daniel, Heidi, Petri). We became a great team because we needed each other. We where tired, sometimes very tired, because it was heavy fysically. But we where happy and relaxed because there is nothing else to think about then the adventure en how to survive. We didn't see the Northernlight ... so we have to come back :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from adventureheidi, Owner at Adventure Apes
Responded 7 May 2020
Thank you Ann for joining this snowshoeing expedition with your family and friends! It was amazing to have you in our team and explore the pure wilderness together. Hope to see you again!
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Gregor T wrote a review Nov 2019
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Kuusamo offers amazing views of a winter nature and packs of raindeer, and I just love those animals! Heidi and her team were really friendly and went the extra mile to make our stay in Finland a comfortable and exciting time, although we've all been scouts our whole life and thus used to the beauties of nature and interactions with it. But, in Kuusamo, new adventures were to be had and so we learned how to do ice-fishing, which was just simply - cool, and also a bit surprising for experienced fire makers, how to start a fire using just the sparks and birch wood. I'm looking forward to tasting more of the Finnish nature and it's wildlife next time around!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from adventureapesann, Marketing and Education Director at Adventure Apes
Responded 4 Nov 2019
Dear Gregor, thank you for the kind review! It was our pleasure to host you and share some new experiences. We will be most happy to welcome you again on your next visit.
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Daniel van Veen wrote a review Mar 2019
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I had a great time, staying a week at the adventure apes lodge. It is very clean, comfortable and relaxing. There is a sauna, sports hall, fire hut available and the service was excellent. We went skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and just had the best possible time. Heidi, Petri and Miina, thank you so much for our comforable stay!
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from adventureheidi, Owner at Adventure Apes
Responded 8 Mar 2019
Moi Daniel, Thank you for for the lovely review about your visit to Adventure Apes Lodge in Kuusamo. It was amazing to see you and go out on an adventure together. Looking forward to welcoming you again! Heidi, Owner and Lead Guide
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danyboyreynolds wrote a review Mar 2019
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3 of us hired out snowshoeing gear for a 5 day expedition in Oulanka National Park. We drove up from Helsinki and we were greeted by the amazingly helpful Heidi. She really made sure our gear was good for us and even said we could phone her up up if we had any problems during the trip! We also hired a top quality sledge for pulling all our gear: way better than carrying a massively heavy backpack! When we returned after 5 days in the wilderness, Heidi and her family greeted us and insisted we had breakfast... for free! It was one of the best breakfast I ever had! A school was there and were doing some speeches for concluding their trip to Adventure Apes. Heidi have us a shout out to which we received a standing ovation! haha amazing. Thanks you so much guys. We definitely recommend adventure apes and are planing to go back for another adventure with them. Rachel, Dan & Chris
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from adventureheidi, Owner at Adventure Apes
Responded 8 Mar 2019
Hi all, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are happy to hear the gear worked perfectly for your adventure. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the lodge for breakfast! You are welcome at the lodge any time! Best, Heidi
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Tiina K wrote a review Nov 2018
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Yesterday we were in Orivesi Pukala on a nature tour with Orivesi Aurum's elderly and younger multicultural group. Adventure Apes organized a memorable day for us! We were especially concentrating in finding our inner connection with the nature. We also cooked salmon soup, discussed the nature relationship, relaxed and got empowered. Nature really gives health and well-being! Adventure Apes and Heidi Savolainen are very skilled in this work also with elderly people. No wonder that this service design will also take part in the Milan Triennial year 2019!
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Date of experience: November 2018
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Response from adventureheidi, Owner at Adventure Apes
Responded 7 May 2020
Thank you so much Tiina! We have been so lucky that we have met you and had a chance to cooperate with you and the elderly people of Orivesi. Take care!
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