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Hoia-Baciu Project

Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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Imagine yourself, at night, walking with a stranger through Hoia-Baciu Forest, one of the WORLD'S most haunted forests... As this wouldn't be enough, you may feel anxious, you may have the feeling of being watched, hear voices, see light orbs or having trouble with your electronic devices... You won't feel creepy stuff all the time, but surely, the beauty and the dark past of the Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania will remain alive for a long time in your heart. Stop dreaming and HUNT the haunted HOIA-BACIU FOREST in Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca. Dare... at night!
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TravelED18 wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions2 helpful votes
We met up with Alex on a rainy Saturday night for our tour of the forest, his enthusiasm and knowledge of everything Hoia-Baciu was phenomenal you can tell he really enjoys sharing with people everything about the forest and he really cares about it, it's fairly close to the city so you will not be taking a long drive out to get there but there is a bit of hiking so wear proper shoes. We did the 3 hour night tour and time just flew by the way Alex tells stories and engages you in everything from old Romanian folklore to UFOs to trees.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Tsvetomil Semkov wrote a review Aug 2019
Sofia, Bulgaria3 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide Marius was just amazing. We had a great time. The location was interesting even for a sceptic such as myself. That was the great thing about Hoia-Baciu project, they do not try to cheapen the experience by faking stuff, but rather tell you interesting stories and giving you the possible factological explanations afterwards. Would definitely recommend Hoia-Baciu project to everyone visiting Cluj.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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patriciavalerio wrote a review Aug 2019
Bucharest, Romania1 contribution2 helpful votes
I had such a great time with Alex during the day tour (I wasn't quite brave enough for the night tour yet...). I think Alex is an excellent guide because he's genuinely curious about the forest and he isn't the type to make things sound scarier than they are just to be gimmicky. He can combine Romanian folklore, urban legend, scientific explanations, personal experience, and still-unanswered questions in a compelling narrative that you could listen to for hours. Also, just in case you're worried about being alone with a complete stranger in a forest in Eastern Europe, I want to reassure you that Alex is a nice guy who will never make you feel uncomfortable. I wasn't worried at all, but I thought I'd put it out there anyway for those who may be hesitant to go on this tour. I felt really safe with him. I also appreciate that he never laughed at me even though I was quite clumsy during the hike going up to the forest. (He lent me one of his walking sticks, which was really helpful. He also had some tick repellent with him. I suggest wearing something that completely covers your legs when you go to the forest.) Thank you again for the tour, Alex! Wishing you all the best.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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986pattyp wrote a review Jun 2019
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My husband and I took a tour tonight of the Hoia-Baciu forest. It is a quite strenuous trek, but well worth the effort. We're didn't get any evidence of the paranormal but our guide, Alex, was so knowledgeable about the legends and the tales that we believed it could happen, to the right people at the right time. Alex is also very knowledgable about the trees. It was amazing to see trees that are twisted or grow upside down. Overall, time and money well spent!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Rachel H wrote a review Jun 2019
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Alex was a great tour guide! We spent two days with him the first day we went to the Turda salt mines and then to the Turda gorge, the second day we did a tour around the city of Cluj-Napoca. We had a great time! Alex is very friendly and will definitely take good care of you. He is very knowledgeable and if you enjoy nature definitely ask him to take you to the Turda gorge and the west Carpathian Mountains! We had a great time and would definitely go back.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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