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Romanian Spring - Looking for the Mountain Flora

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Romania  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: April - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 480 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1190 Euro (EUR)

Areas: The Sirnea-Fundata hilly region, Piatra Craiului Mts, Harghita Mts, Postavaru Mts, Bran Castle (optional), Bucharest - the capital city (optional).

- Level rating on the mountain hiking: Easy to Moderate.
- Nr. of team members: 4/5 + tour guide.
- Trip duration: 8 days (7 nights).
- Required gear: Backpack, good mountain boots, waterproof and warm changing cloths.
- Accommodation: *** hotels/inns

Day 1: Transfer by car from Bucharest Airport (Otopeni) to Sirnea village. Evening walk. Accommodation in Sirnea. (*** hotel).

Day 2: Breakfast in the hotel. Easy walk on surrounding hills (~4 hours):
- Highlights: Visit Dambovicioara cave
- Leisure time
- Accommodation in Sirnea. (*** hotel).

Day 3: Breakfast in the hotel. Easy walk on the hills in Moeciu Area. Leisure time. Accommodation in hotel in Sirnea.

Day 4: Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Zarnesti. Moderate hike in the National Park of "Piatra Craiului" Mountains (4 hours):
- Starting our hiking in Prapastiile Zarnestilor Gorges.
- We go uphill to Curmatura Chalet (1450 m). Have a rest / lunch here.
- Then, descent towards Zarnesti, passing through Galbenoasa meadow where we have the chance to meet an endemic plant, Garofita Pietrei Craiului (Dianthus callizonus).

Other rare plants we could meet here: Sângele voinicului (Nigritella nigra si N. rubra); macul galben (Papaver alpinum ssp. corona-sancti-stefani), Leontopodium alpinum.

- From Curmaturii Chalet, going up to Crapaturii Saddle (1600 m), reaching the impressive limestone Ridge of Piatra Craiului here.
- Descent on the Crapaturii Valley
- Total hiking time of the optional program: 6-7 hours. Transfer by car from Zarnesti to Homorod Spa. Accommodation in Lobogo guesthouse, where Mr Benedek waits for us.

Day 5: Breakfast at Lobogo Guest-house. Easy-Moderate walking on Homorod Spa surroundings, “feeling the touch of nature”, searching for a good place to camp. (If the weather allows). Cooking by the campfire. Leisure time. Accommodation in guesthouse (or camping, according to the weather).

Day 6: Breakfast. Easy walk on Homorod Spa surroundings. Barbecue time. Walk along Ilona Valley (Leisure time.) Accommodation: Lobogo Guest-house.

Day 7: Breakfast at Lobogo Guest-house. Transfer by car to Predeal (3 Brazi area) –2 hours. Lunch here and easy hiking after on Postavaru Mts (Cheile Rasnoavei area) Hiking Route: Trei Brazi Chalet – Poiana Secuilor Chalet - descent towards Cheile Rasnoavei Gorges. Passing through the gorges, while admiring the impressive walls, as wall as the highest bungee-jumping installation in Europe. Optional: Transfer by car to Bran Village (seeing Bran Castle from outside). Accommodation in Predeal, *** hotel.

Day 8: Transfer by car to Bucharest airport. Optional Bucharest walking/lunch.

Note: Please be aware that the present schedule is subject to alteration according to the daily timing, the physical shape of the attendees, weather condition as well as unforeseen delays.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All transfers in Romania
- Lodging
- Daily breakfasts, picnic lunch on walking days, dinners with fixed menu on day 1 and 7 (drinks are not included !).
- Guiding service - English speaking.

About This Supplier
Location: Romania
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2012

We are a Romanian travel agency specialized in ecotourism and adventure tours. Our programs cover mostly Transylvania, but we also include other areas of Romania in our tours. Come in our hiking tours and discover Romania's mountains, one of the last unspoiled sanctuary of European wildlife! Our guides are...

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