The Danube Delta Experience

Romania · September 26 - October 3 2020

Discover Europe’s largest wetland and one of the last remaining wildernesses. Nature at its best, on the Danube Delta Experience.

Overview

After a night in Bucharest, the adventure begins with a transfer by boat from Tulcea into the depths of the delta to the small fishing village of Crisan where you’ll feast on freshly caught fish surrounded by the panoramic sounds of nature at a sunset barbeque. The next day is spent venturing to the Ukrainian village of Letea by boat through the untouched landscape of the Old Danube Delta where guests are welcomed for a traditional homemade lunch. Spend the next few days relaxing in the peace and quiet of sleepy Sfantu Gheroghe and enjoy a plethora of nature and water-based activities including fishing, kayaking and birdwatching. Head down to the wild sandy beach for some warm sunshine, explore the fishing village by foot or simply enjoy the grounds and facilities of Green Village. The experience also includes a boat trip to the Sachalin Peninsula. Wild, wonderful and utterly undiscovered.

Included
  • ALL TRANSFERS
  • ALL ACCOMMODATION
  • 2 nights in Bucharest
  • 2 nights in Crisan
  • 3 nights in Sfantu Gheorghe
  • MEALS
  • All breakfasts
  • Tradional Delta lunch in Letea
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Boat excursion to the Sachalin Peninsula
  • THE SERVICES OF A BI-LINGUAL GUIDE
  • UNTRAVELLED PATHS EXPERIENCE EBOOKLET

Hosts

Highlights

The Birds

The Birds

With more than 300 species of migratory and resident birds including eagles, egrets, vultures, geese, cranes, ibises, cormorants, swans and pelicans, the Danube Delta is the ultimate bird-watchers’ paradise.

Traditional Fishing Villages

Traditional Fishing Villages

Located in the heart of the delta community, the tiny fishing villages offer an insight into the traditional way of life where the local people make their living from fishing as they always have.

Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

With Europe's largest biodiversity (over 5,500 flora and fauna species), only behind the Great Barrier Reef and the Galapagos, the delta is teeming with wildlife, rivers, canals, marshes, lakes and the world largest reed bed.

Europe's Last Wilderness

Europe's Last Wilderness

Not only does the delta have one of the worlds largest biodiversities, it is also incredibly remote with the vast majority of the region only reachable by boat making it one of Europe's last remaining wildernesses.

Location

Romania

Overview

Ask people what comes to mind when they think of Romania and you’re likely to hear something about Dracula and vampires. Yes, the spooky castles on hilltops are certainly vampire-worthy, but the only fangs you’re likely to be exposed to here belong to the wild bears, wolves and lynx that roam the Carpathian Mountains. Once you place the stereotypes aside, you’ll soon understand how vastly underestimated this country is. 

DID YOU KNOW

  • Romania comes from the Latin ‘Romanus’ meaning ‘citizen of the Roman Empire’

  • The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is the second largest building in the world

  • The Carpathian Mountains are home to 60% of Europe’s Brown Bear population

  • Transylvania translates to ‘the land beyond the forest’


The Plan

Day 1: Arrive in Bucharest

Arrival in Bucharest followed by an airport transfer to your boutique accommodation in the heart of the Lipscani district. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the laid back atmosphere of the old town with its collection of bars, cafes and bistros.

Day 2: Travel to the Danube Delta

Morning transfer to Tulcea before travelling into the depths of the Danube Delta by boat all the way to the small fishing village of Crisan where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the Delta and a barbecue at sunset featuring freshly caught fish

Day 3: Try fishing and kayaking in Crisan

Day spent in and around Crisan with the opportunity to get involved in some fishing, kayaking down the narrow water canals or simply enjoying the sunshine by the pool.

Day 4: Spot wild horses in Letea

Transfer to Letea by boat via the Old Danube Delta stopping for a traditional lunch in the village along with a short excursion to the forest of Letea where you may well be able to spot wild horses. After lunch, the boat travels to the fishing town of Sulina for a drink and a wander before heading onwards to Sfantu Gheorghe.

Day 5: Explore Sfantu Gheorghe

Day spent in Sfantu Gheorghe at your leisure. Head down to the wild beach for some sunshine, explore the village or simply enjoy the luxurious facilities at Green Village including swimming pool, outdoor cinema, gym and billiard room.

Day 6: Bird watching in Sfantu Gheorghe

Day in Sfantu Gheorghe including a bird watching excursion by boat to the Sachalin Peninsula – one of the most important spots for migration and breeding in the Delta. Witness flocks of white and Dalmatian pelicans along with many other types of bird and wildlife.

Day 7: Travel to Bucharest

Boat transfer to Mahmudia in time for lunch (not included) before beginning the journey back to Bucharest by car.

Day 8: Travel to the airport

Transfer to Bucharest airport for return flight.