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Our most recommended Transylvania Ecotourism

  • From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park Private Day Tour

    1. From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park Private Day Tour

    Get picked up by your knowledgeable, English-speaking guide and head into the Carpathian Mountains for a day. Visit the pristine Piatra Craiului National Park on an intimate small-group tour that ensures you'll make the most of your outdoor trekking excursion. Follow one of two routes on a 5- to 6-hour hike through alpine meadows, fragrant forests, and country villages that seem untouched by time. See the cavernous Zarnesti Gorge and hike along the main ridge regarded as one of the most beautiful sites in the Carpathians. Learn about the traditional rural industries of cheese-making and shepherding. Refuel with hearty Romanian fare at a mountain hut or a local village. See a side of Romania that's hardly changed in generations.

  • Varghis Canyon: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    2. Varghis Canyon: Walking Tour with Cheese Tasting

    In Transylvania, at the southern foot of mighty Harghita mountains you can find the legendary limestone canyon of Vargyas, a stream colored by steep rock walls, giant cliffs and numerous caves. After meeting your guide in the small village of Vargyas (Varghis, 42 kilometers from Odorheiu Secuiesc), he will drive you on forest roads to the starting point of your fascinating journey. Stroll through the breezy canyon and discover its tiny secrets and legends as you walk along the shore of the stream, passing huge tree roots, hopping from rock to rock and going through numerous wooden suspension bridges set above the stream. As you walk, you will learn about the canyon’s history and geographical make-up, whilst drinking from it in the untouched scenery. Be it winter or summer, the scenery looks like a fairy tale stage, with the creatures of the gorge living an undisturbed and idyllic life. ...

  • Private Brown Bear Watching Experience near Odorheiu Secuies

    3. Private Brown Bear Watching Experience near Odorheiu Secuies

    Your Carpathian Brown Bear experience starts in the small Szekler town of Odorheiu Secuiesc (47 kilometers from Sighisoara) where your guide awaits you to set off with his 4WD car into the forests at the foothills of the Harghita Mountains. This area has a long tradition of hunting, and in recent years has become a popular destination for wildlife watching.  After a 15-45 minute drive (depending on which spot has the greatest chances for watching on that day), you will be safely escorted down a roughly 500 meter long trail. Occupy your place in the hide, stay quiet, listen to the forest wildlife sounds and enjoy the excitement of waiting for bears to come. Usually you will see bears, but nothing is guaranteed. If you're lucky, you may observe bears feeding themselves, playing together, courting and mating, and even other species like wild boars, roe deer and red deer, foxes, badgers and ...

  • From Brașov: Half or Full Day Transylvania Jeep Tour

    4. From Brașov: Half or Full Day Transylvania Jeep Tour

    Start with pickup from your hotel and start your journey right away. Be prepared to go on a ride that feels like a step back in time. Besides the access roads, your guide and driver will bring you on stone and gravel roads, to take you to remote places with fewer tourist crowds but also have the proper Jeep experience. Travel through remote mountain villages, with plenty of stops to admire the views and take pictures, so you can get the most out of your trip. On the way or during the stops, you will encounter some of the locals, where you will learn their daily lives and work. The tour continues its route over high mountains, through forests and along water streams and deep gorges. In some parts, you will take a short walk to fully admire what nature has to offer and to see the beauty in special corners of the area. However, you will always return to the vehicle to continue your journe...

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