Highlights

* natural heritage: salt mine, Carpathian Mountains
* Saxon heritage: medieval fortresses, fortified churches
* meet local people and taste the local plum brandy
* 90% chances to see the European Brown Bear in it’s natural habitat
* 100 % chances to see traces of several other wild animals

Tour information 

duration : 3 days / 2 nights
validity: April – October
participants: small groups recommended (4-8 pax) ; no minimum number of participants
level of difficulty: average

Price

1 pax               494 eur / pers.
2 pax               248 eur / pers.
3 pax               169 eur / pers.
4 pax               154 eur / pers.
5 pax               128 eur / pers.
6 pax               113 eur / pers.
7 pax               102 eur / pers.
8 pax               92 eur / pers.
* For more than 8 participants, prices available upon request.
* For accommodation you may consider about 15 eur / person / in double room (depending on the chosen category)
* For meals you may consider about 5-7 eur / meal
* For tickets you may consider about 15 eur / person / all mentioned visits

Package includes:

* transportation by car or minibus;
* gas and parking fees
* English, French or Romanian speaking guide
* 1 traditional picnic & palinca tasting
* meals & accommodation for the guide

Package do not includes:

* accommodation
* meals and drinks
* entry tickets
* personal expenses
 
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This tour is an unrespectable mix of the best activities you can do in Transylvania. It gives you the chance to discover in a short time the most beautiful treasures of this region. You will hike in the wild Carpathians Mountains which keep a natural beauty preserved from humans. So you can enjoy your trip as explorer who looks for the brown bear. You will travel through the history along the Middle-Ages in the medieval fortress still intact. You will also go one crusade to see the fortified Saxon churches. Last but not least, to go deeper into the Romanian traditions you will meet local people who will tell you stories and legends about their lives, ancestors and territory.

Tour description

Day 1            Hiking & bear tracking in Székely Land
In the morning, we leave Cluj in the direction of the Eastern Carpathians. In about 2 hours we meet our ranger companion and we start hiking through one of the most savage reserves of the Carpathians. We will walk for some 6-7 hours looking for brown bear traces. 90 % chances to see the bear and 100% to find other wild animal traces like boar, deer and even wolf. Level difference: <800 m. Picnic with traditional food & palinca (plum brandy) included. Overnight in Sovata region. (For more information see the Bear tracking tour).
Day 2             Discovering Székely Land
Early in the morning we will leave for Praid in order to visit the salt mine and take a hike in the salt canyon. The next stop is at the old pottery center of Corund. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the fortified church of Darjiu, which is part of UNESCO World Heritage. Overnight in Sighisoara.
Day 3             Discovering Sighisoara – Malancrav – Biertan – Richis – Cluj
In the morning we will take a tour of the Medieval fortress of Sighisoara. Later on, our first stop of the day will be in Malancrav to visit the most beautiful and the best preserved Transylvanian Gothic paintings. Following stop is in Biertan where we’ll find one of the greatest Transylvanian Saxon fortified churches. At our next stop in Richis we shall discover the history of his village, of the local community and of its fortified church. We will reach Cluj in the evening.

Additional information

Appropriate outdoor clothing we recommend: walking boots, hiking pants, midlayers, waterproof jacket.
In wintertime different discounts may apply to this tour.

Note

* This tour may partially be subject to weather conditions.
* This tour may be extended or reduces according to you wish.