Village life in Transylvanian Carpathian mountains – 8 days

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Village life in Transylvanian Carpathian mountains – 8 days

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  • 8 Days
  • English

A perfect way to discover the real life in the mountain villages from the bottom of Piatra Craiului National Park and Bucegi Natural Park. Provide awesome nature and rural culture experiences, a vision for ecotourism that brings people into contact with nature, not in conflict with nature. Sustainable, local, eco tour! The beauty of Romania lies in its countryside!

Schedule Details

Meeting Location

It will be received after booking confirmation.

Total Duration

8 Days 

Opening Days

Saturday

Tour Participants

Min Participants:

2

Tour Itinerary

Bucharest airport – Brasov

Transfer Otopeni Airport – Brasov (the most important touristic city of Romania). Depending on the flight time we can have an evening Brasov walking tour. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains and resplendent with Gothic, baroque and renaissance architecture, as well as a wealth of historical attractions, Brasov is one of the most visited places in Romania. Founded by the Teutonic Knights in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site and settled by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels, Brasov exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and has been used as backdrop in many recent period films.

Welcome Traditional Romanian dinner.

Accommodation at a 3* guesthouse/hotel located nearby the old city center.

Brasov – Bran Castle (aka Dracula’s Castle) – Magura mountain village

We visit Bran Castle (on Mondays it opens at 12:00) also known as ‘Dracula’s Castle’ — a hilltop estate that conjures up visions of howling wolves and bats fluttering in the moonlight. Wander the castle’s Gothic chambers and learn about its ties to Bram Stoker’s undead antihero.

Then we start from Bran our first day of walking in Piatra Craiului National Park towards Magura Village – an authentic and cozy mountain village. The path is the route which links Bucegi Mountains to the Piatra Craiului National Park. The route is easy to medium, through forest and meadows, with great views to both mountains and to the Bran area with its mountain villages (4-6 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 400 m/400 m).

Home made dinner at the guesthouse in Magura.
Accommodation at a village guesthouse in Magura Village.

Piatra Craiului National Park full hiking tour

Today we trek in the heart of Piatra Craiului National Park crossing the beautiful Zarnesti Gorges up to Curmatura hut at 1470 m (5 – 6 hours, medium).

Home made dinner at the guesthouse.
Accommodation at the same village guesthouse in Magura Village.

The mountain villages walk

Our 4th day of walking tour. Today we trek crossing the most authentic and beautiful mountain villages from the bottom of the Piatra Craiului National Park and Bucegi Natural Park – Magura – Pestera – Sirnea (the first touristic village of Romania) – Ciocanu – Fundata, meeting the locals (5-6 hours; easy to medium, uphill/ downhill walk: 1083 m/ 890 m).

Home made dinner.
Accommodation at a village guesthouse in Fundata Village.

Fundata – Fundatica mountain villages

Today we have a walk in the villages of Fundata and Fundatica (4 – 6 hours, easy to medium, uphill/downhill walk: 300 m/300 m). Lunch pack and home made dinner. Surrounded by the Bucegi Mountains and the Piatra Craiului Mountains, Fundata’s altitude of 1360 m makes it the highest commune in Romania. In August 1916, when troops from the Romanian Old Kingdom entered Austria-Hungary, the first village they took was Fundata, also capturing their first prisoners there and suffering their first battle death.

Home made dinner.
Accommodation at the same village guesthouse in Fundata Village.

Simon Village – Bucegi Natural Park

Short transfer to Simon village (about 40 minutes). Full day hiking trip in Bucegi Natural Park. We hike on the northern part of the mountain which is wilder and not so touristic. During the hike discover the Devil’s Mill Waterfall and a local sheep farm where we can stop to have a shepherd’s lunch (from middle of June to middle of September). Transfer back at the guesthouse. Info about the hike: 5-6 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 800 m/ 800 m, 14 km.

Home made dinner.
Accommodation at the same village guesthouse in Fundata Village.

Seven Ladders Canyon – Bucharest

Transfer about 1 hour to the starting point for “7 Ladders Canyon” from Piatra Mare mountain. The canyon has been carved in Jurassic limestone and is composed by seven waterfalls, the tallest being 15 meters high. The trail within the canyon is arranged with metal stairs and platforms. Duration: 3-4 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 400 m. Transfer to Bucharest (about 3 hours driving).

4* Hotel in Bucharest.

Bucharest airport

Transfer to the airport (about 40 minutes).

Tour Type

Group Type

Private

Tour Inclusions

Included

  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Accommodation in double rooms in small hotels and pensions
  • Ground transfers with private car or minibus as mentioned in the program
  • Licensed English-speaking mountain guide from day 2 to day 7
  • Hotel pick-up and airport drop-off
  • Entrance fees to “7 Ladders Canyon”, Piatra Craiului National Park, Bran Castle
Tour Exclusions

Excluded

  • Tip or gratuity
  • Airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical insurance
Guide Details

Guides

Licensed English-speaking mountain guide from day 2 to day 7

Languages

English

Price Table
Stop selling 48 hours before start time

Price per participant

€2.434,00

Accesibility Details
Know before you go

Public transportation nearby
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Not wheelchair accessible
Not stroller accessible
Not suitable for pets
Infant seats unavailable
Not recommended for people with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
Not recommended for people with heart conditions
Please bring your own mask; we provide hand sanitizer. We are cleaning vehicles after every tour.

Cancellation & Refund policy

To receive a full refund, travelers may cancel up to 48 hours before the experience start time in the local timezone. No refunds will be given after that time period.

We may reserve the right to cancel a customer’s booking for a full refund in case of bad weather or not enough travelers. 

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