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Transylvania Trekking Tour & Bear Watching - 8 days
 
Date: Sept 3rd 2017 - Sept 10th - 2017
Translyvania Castle

Cost: €895pp, Single Supplement €120; Deposit of 25% required at the time of booking.

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DESCRIPTION & FEATURES OF THE TREKKING TOUR

A Night in Bucharest, 6 days of hiking in 3 different mountains chains around Transylvania: Piatra Mare, Bucegi and Piatra Craiului National Park.

Every known superstition in the world is gathered into the Carpathians, as if it were the centre of some sort of "imaginative whirlpool.” So says the narrator of Dracula, the late 19th century English novel of Victorian superstitions that used this area of Romania to represent something on the edge of civilization. A trip to this part of the world is to enter a maelstrom of natural sensation. There is everywhere a bewildering mass of flora and fauna. Profusions of trees and flowers and grasses are barely touched by agricultural exploitation. Be alert, however, for roe deer and chamoix and hedgehogs and rodents, plus the sight and sound of the area’s 190 bird species. Transylvania is a country full of beauty of every kind, sometimes little towns or castles on the top of the steep hills.

The price includes:
•    7 nights in family run guesthouses and hotel
•    Full Board (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners)
•    English speaking mountain guide through the program
•    All transfers
•    Day trip To Sighisoara
•    Entrance fee to "7 Ladders Canyon"
•    Bear watching program

Flights Not Included in Price

Recommended Flights

Sept 3rd - Ryanair FR 7346 - Buchrest

Sept 10th - Ryanair FR 7347 - Dublin

 


Itinerary:

CarpathiansDay 1: Arrival at Bucharest airport and transfer to Brasov (about 2/3 hours driving). We spend 2 nights in a 3* hotel located nearby the old city centre. Welcome dinner.

Day 2. 
Breakfast. Short transfer (10 km). Hike on the Piatra Mare Massif, through "7 Ladders" canyon. (Duration: 6-7 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 800 m/800 m). Early dinner box or picnic dinner (depending of the weather) because after the tour we have our bears watching program (about 3 hours).
From June to August the probability to see bears is 70-90%. In May, September and October the probability to see bears are 60 - 70%. Transfer back to Brasov around 9:30 pm.

Day 3.
Breakfast. Transfer to Bran (30 km). Visit to the Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's Castle. Hike in the Bucegi Mountains with splendid views to the Piatra Craiului Mountains, visit to an authentic sheep farm. Short transfer to Moeciu de Sus village. Accommodation for 2 nights here. Dinner. (Duration: 5 - 6 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 500 m/500 m).Bear Romania

Day 4.
Breakfast. Day tour in Romanian mountain village. Sustainable, local, eco tour. The beauty of Romania lies in its countryside! Visit at a summer farm, cheese tasting, 2 – 3 hours trek on the hills, admiring flora and fauna (1322 m altitude),traditional lunch with eco products, tour of the village in horse driven carriage, visit at a traditional loom. Accommodation and dinner.

Day 5.
Breakfast. Short transfer. Trekking in Piatra Craiului National Park (King's Stone) – we trek through authentic mountain villages - very nice countryside. On our way we may see orchids, gentians, campanulas and endemic flowers like the Carpathian Iris, scattered around over beautiful alpine pastures and meadows covered with wildflowers. We spend 2 niBucharest Old Cityghts in these beautiful surroundings to one of the guesthouses in the Piatra Craiului National Park, in Zarnesti town. (Duration: 5 - 6 hours, easy to medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 500 m/500 m). BBQ dinner..

Day 6:
Breakfast. Day trip to Sighisoara (Zarnesti – Sighisoara: 147 km)
Sighisoara - the birth place of count Dracula. The town is UNESCO heritage listed and it is also known as the pearl of Transylvania. Located on the Tarnava Mare River, the town was built by Saxons between the 12-th and 17-th centuries. Eleven towers guard Sighisoara's walls, among them Tailors' Tower and Shoemakers' Tower.

Day 7: Transfer to the beautiful city of Bucharest, there is no guiding after this and you are on your own time to enjoy and explore this wonderful city.  The city's elegant architecture and the sophistication of its elite earned Bucharest the nickname of "Little Paris". Im sure this city will delight you with it's modern bars and excellent restaurants.

Day 8: Today you say good bye to Romania and make your own way by taxi to the airport (Approx €7)


 Additional Information about the Tour:

  • Transportation will be chosen according to the number of participants.
  • Mountain tour requires a good physical shape, with resistance to medium effort.
  • Accommodation is done in boarding houses and hotels.
  • All the main luggage are transferred from point to point.
  • Certified mountain guide during the entire trekking tour.
  • The route could be changed because of the weather conditions.
  • We can not guarantee that we will see animals (bears, deers and wolves), but we can guarantee beautiful landscapes.

Cost: €895pp, Single Supplement €120; Deposit of 25% required at the time of booking.

booknow

There is a 3% booking fee

The price includes:  

•    7 nights in family run guesthouses and hotel
•    Full Board (6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners)
•    English speaking mountain guide through the program
•    All transfers
•    Day trip To Sighisoara
•    Entrance fee to "7 Ladders Canyon"
•    Bear watching program

The price does NOT include:

  •     Airfare, tips, travel insurance, Drinks 
  •     Entrance fees to Bran Castle (7 euro) and Sighisoara (Clock Tower – about 3 euro)

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