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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania16,608 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
A strictly protected are in the Danube Delta the Letea forest is a truly unique place where the main attraction are the horses roaming free inside the fenced area.
The forest is encircled by a fence - since decades - entrance is allowed only as part of a guided tour - the rangers will give you an entry ticket as you arrive to the designated parking area - yes you can only get there by car or horse driven carts.
Entry fee is very small a few Ron.
Now when you are visiting in the summer where a hat and have water with you - on the premises you can't by any ...so be careful , also a mosquito repellent might be handy - once you get in the forest you will be assaulted by these tiny vampires.
In order to see the horses look up the watering holes - sooner or later they will show up.
What is the story of the wild horses at Letea - a few decades ago the horses were let free by the villagers of Letea, ever since they became wild and are the attraction of the forest.
Also the oak trees worth mentioning some of those are more than 500 years old.
Overall a beautiful place if you are in the Delta check out this place it is worth it.
Written September 17, 2022
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GeluCojan
Nitra, Slovakia197 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
To fill your energy with something very beautiful is the best idea to visit this forest and see the Letea wild horse..
Written May 30, 2022
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Laura F
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg48 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
I had been warned that this was a tourist trap but had to see with my own eyes. Tourist cars (terrain vehicles or vans with benches in the rear) are packed to a maximum and very uncomfortable. We opted for a horse&carriage ride, hoping it would be slower and less traumatic for the back. The horses are not groomed, the driver uses a whip, at times horses burst into canter through the forest. Watch out for lashing branches which can hurt your eyes.
For 1,5 hours of advertised journey we actually rode +/- 20 minutes, then walked for 10 minutes to some sand dunes to see an allegedly 500 years old tree (stump) and no wild horses at all - which is understandable, given the sheer volume of people crossing the forest - and back again. The forest itself is nothing out of the ordinary except the fact that it looks Mediterranean while located in Eastern Europe. The trip by horse and carriage could be great if horses were well groomed and fed and carriages brought up to minimum standards. The driver/guide, albeit nice and ready to answer questions, recited a few lines about the forest, the old tree and the horses, but one could tell he was fed up with repeating the same story over and over again.
The restrooms are a joke (2 holes in the ground surrounded by a wooden shack, impossible to approach more than 10 meters without fainting from the smell at 35 °C).
The ride costs 25 RON per person and no ticket is issued. The entry in the forest is 5 RON per person, with a proper ticket.
I am sure that there is a lot of potential for this spot, if exploited in the spirit of slow tourism, with educated guides and regulated access. Unfortunately, it has become a mere cash machine.
Written August 9, 2021
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Elena Ciocan
Timisoara, Romania1,725 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
This forest is like no other. Fully grown on sand and populated by wild horses, it is a place of unique beauty.
Written September 29, 2020
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Bianca
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Probably our guide wasn t the best, but apart from the car ride, not much to see. The dunes in the forest interesting, but not out of this world.
Written September 25, 2020
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Bogdan
Bucharest, Romania480 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Family
Amazing experience! The most ancient natural reservation in Romania! A forest surrounded by sand and desert! Everyrhing there is pure nature!
Plan a boat trip to Cardon and combine it with safari by car! Enjoy the wild horses and do not miss on the way back the salt water oasis!
Written August 8, 2020
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wondereyes
Bucharest, Romania2,539 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Business
The trip to the forest by the channels was very nice, we saw a lot of birds. There we were expected by the peasants with the carriges to go in letea forest. This forest is a wild one, with trees over 400 years. unfortunately we could see only one wild horse very far. We stayed in the woods 1 1/2 hours, but it took us 45 minutes from Crisan to get there by boat.
The village is very poor. Take water or something to eat with you if you need.
Written May 3, 2019
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rusu g
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
old oaks forest, wild horses, sand dunes, flowers, 500 years old oaks, nice guides, a must see place!
Written April 23, 2019
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Varel_Fristensky
Czech Republic75 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
The wild horses can be spotted when venturing to the reserve. IT can be arranged in the local restaurant. You could wander outside the village by yourself, however there are dogs everywhere, I would not recommend that. Also, have lunch in one and only local restaurant, best fish ever 😀. To get there was also a great boat trip with loads of wild life to spot.
Written April 6, 2019
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stefanprisacariu
Iasi, Romania984 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
This a great and also different forest for us that we are used with northern forests in Romania. The combination of forest and sand dunes is quite interesting.
Written September 30, 2018
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