Merkinė Visitor Centre Tons of information on the surrounding environment and traditional village culture, plus walks, accommodation, cycling and canoeing. English-speaking guides for mushrooming or berrying can also be arranged at around €15 per hour, or €60 per day.
Marcinkonys Visitor Centre The visitor centre in Marcinkonys can advise on walking, cycling and canoeing and is the starting point for the 14km Zackagiris Sightseeing Route (Zackagirio Takas) plus shorter (7km and 10.5km) walks. Access to the Čepkeliai Strict Nature Reserve can also be arranged here. A voluntary €1 contribution is levied.