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Transylvania Trekking Tour & Bears Watching - 7 days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Romania  
Specialty Categories: Ecotourism   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: June - September
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 539 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1550 Euro (EUR)

Guaranteed departure schedule: 02.06 - 09.06.

Rate: 559 euro/person, for a group of minimum 14.

Transylvania Trekking Tour & Bears Watching - 7 days.


Day 1. Arrival at Bucharest airport and transfer to Bran village. We spend 2 nights in Bran to a 3* pension.

Day 2. Transfer to Brasov (40 km). Hike on the Piatra Mare Massif, through "7 Ladders" canyon. (Duration: 5-6 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 800 m/800 m).

Day 3. Visit to the Bran Castle a.k.a Dracula's Castle (entrance fee 6 euro/person). Walk in the Bucegi Mountains with splendid views to the Craiului Mountains and then to Moieciu village. Overnight in Moieciu to a 3* pension/hotel. (Duration: 5 - 6 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 500 m/500 m).

Day 4. From Moieciu our car will pick up and we drive to Sirnea - the first touristic village of Romania (30 minutes), followed by a trekking tour to the bottom of the “Kings stone”, arriving in Pestera village – one of the most authentic and beautiful mountain village at the bottom of the King's Stone National Park. 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 will stay two nights in these beautiful surroundings to the oldest guesthouse in the Piatra Craiului National Park, Casa Folea – accommodation in big dormitories with 2-8 beds, facilities on the hall (2 bathrooms). (Duration: 5 - 6 hours, easy to medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 200 m/200 m).

Day 5. Today we hike on the highest peak of Piatra Craiului National Park (2238 m). (Duration: 6 - 7 hours, medium to hard, uphill/downhill walk: 1200 m/1200 m).

Day 6. Walk to the rustic Curmatura hut into the Piatra Craiului National Park where we may have a drink, visit to an authentic sheep farm and then walk through the spectacular Prapastiile Zarnestilor gorges to Zarnesti (Duration: 5 - 6 hours, medium effort, uphill/downhill walk: 700 m/700 m). Zarnesti once was made famous through the “Large Carnivore Project” dealing with the bears, wolves and lynx in Romania. In the evening we have our bears watching program (about 4 - 5 hours). From June to August the probability to see bears are 70-90%. In May, September and October the probability to see bears are 60 - 70%. There is only one observation point near Brasov: in Piatra Craiului National Park - 13 km from Zarnesti town so please send us the reservation in time (2 – 3 months before). Overnight in a welcoming guesthouse in Zarnesti.

Day 7. Breakfast. Day trip to Sighisoara Sighisoara (Zarnesti – Sighisoara: 147 km) . Transfer to Bucharest from Sighsoara (260 km). Accommodation in Bucharest to an 3/4* hotel nearby the airport.

Day 8. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Details about trekking tour:

- optimal time: May - October
- 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 change because of the weather conditions.
- we can not guarantee that we will see animals (bears, deers and wolves), but we can guarantee beautiful landscapes.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

The package includes:
7 nights in family run guesthouses, hotels and cottages
HB (breakfast & dinner included)
2 English speaking mountain guides through the program
all transfers
day trip To Sighisoara
Not included:
airfare, tips, travel insurance, meals and drinks not listed in the program
entrance fees to Bran Castle (6 euro) and Sighisoara (Clock Tower – about 3 euro)