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Village life in Transylvanian Carpathian mountains - 8 days

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    Day 1: Bucharest airport - Brasov

    Stop At: Brasov, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    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.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Dinner: Welcome Traditional Romanian dinner.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at a 3* guesthouse/hotel located nearby the old city center.

    Day 2: Brasov - Bran Castle (aka Dracula's Castle) - Magura mountain village

    Stop At: Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle), Str. General Traian Mosoiu nr. 24, Bran 507025 Romania
    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.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Magura, Magura, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    Than we start from Bran our first day of walking in Piatra Craiului National Park toward 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).
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: As a pack one!
    • Dinner: Home made dinner at the guesthouse in Magura.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at a village guesthouse in Magura Village.

    Day 3: Piatra Craiului National Park full hiking tour

    Stop At: Piatra Craiului National Park, Romania
    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).
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: As a pack one!
    • Dinner: Home made dinner at the guesthouse.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at the same village guesthouse in Magura Village.

    Day 4: The mountain villages walk

    Stop At: Fundata, Fundata, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
    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).
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: As a pack one!
    • Dinner: Home made dinner.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at a village guesthouse in Fundata Village.

    Day 5: Fundata - Fundatica mountain villages

    Stop At: Fundățica 507071, Romania
    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.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: As a pack one!
    • Dinner: Home made dinner.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at the same village guesthouse in Fundata Village.

    Day 6: Simon Village - Bucegi Natural Park

    Stop At: Bucegi Mountains, Main Steet Bucegi Mountains, Sinaia 106100 Romania
    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 no 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.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: As a pack one!
    • Dinner: Home made dinner.
    Accommodation included: Accommodation at the same village guesthouse in Fundata Village.

    Day 7: Seven Ladders Canyon - Bucharest

    Stop At: Seven Ladders Canyon, Timisul de Jos Romania
    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).
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: As a pack one!
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: At 4* Hotel in Bucharest.

    Day 8: Bucharest airport

    Pass By: Otopeni, Otopeni, Ilfov County, Southern Romania
    Transfer to the airport (about 40 minutes).

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered


    • Otopeni Intl Airport, Bucharest Romania
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    8 days
    Return Details
    Bucharest Airport
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • 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
    • Entry/Admission - Bran Castle (Dracula's Castle)
    • Entry/Admission - Piatra Craiului National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Bucegi Mountains
    • Entry/Admission - Seven Ladders Canyon
    • Airfare
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses
    • Medical insurance
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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