Highlights

* Turda ancient salt mine
* underground amusement park
* Turda Gorges reserve
* Rimetea idyllic mountain village

Tour information

duration : 1 day
validity: all year long
(between January – March weather sensible)
starts in: Cluj-Napoca
ends in: Cluj-Napoca
difficulty: easy

Rates 2018

1 pax                     165 eur / pers.
2 pax                     97 eur / pers.
3 pax                     74 eur / pers.
4 pax                     66 eur / pers.
5 pax                     63 eur / pers.
6 pax                     59 eur / pers.
7 pax                     55 eur / pers.
8 pax                     49 eur / pers.
* for more than 8 participants, prices available upon request.
* for meals you may consider about 7-10 eur / meal

Package includes:

* services of an English / French / Italian / Portuguese speaking guide
* all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
* entry tickets (salt mine, Turda Gorges)

Package does not include:

* your meals and drinks
* tickets for the amusement park (if interested)
* personal expenses

Tour description

Departure from Cluj at 8:30 am. Your day will begin with a fabulous underground voyage into the wombs of the ancient salt mine from Turda*. Used as an antiaircraft shelter during WWII, as cheese ripening center during the communist period and finally upgraded to an amusement park, the salt mine from Turda still preserves thousands of chisel and hammer marks, left by the miners once working here as their ‘salt signature’.
Entering the Apuseni Mountains, you will discover Rimetea, a Hungarian village wonderfully preserved in accordance to nature. For centuries, Rimetea was famous throughout Transylvania for the iron mines. Lunch on the way.
Heading back to Cluj, stop for a 2h hike in Turda Gorges reserve. Cross the canyon (two ways) and admire the 200m high walls. Visit a small fortified cave used by the locals as refugee in war time.
Back to Cluj in late afternoon.
   

Note

* appropriate walking/hiking shoes recommended
* the constant temperature inside the salt mine is 10-12° C. Appropriate clothing recommended.
* not recommended to visit the salt mine if:
– asthma severe persistent form; asthma; asthma crisis complications – atelectasia, pulmonary emphysema, pneumothorax, respiratory acidosis; complications related to medication – severe bronchospasm, severe allergic reactions;
– COPD complications – acute respiratory failure, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord, pneumothorax;
– TB regardless of stage;
– pulmonary neoplasia;
– acute ENT disorders – rhinopharyngitis, tracheobronchitis, acute pneumonia;
– cardiovascular disease (stage III HTA, recent myocardial infarction, frequent seizure angina, chronic decompensated pulmonary cord), grade II-III cardiac insufficiency,
– digestive disorders – acute hyperacid gastritis, acute hepatitis, acute cholecystitis;
– acute renal disease, bladder / kidney lithiasis;
– decompensated diabetes mellitus;
– collagenosis, acute / chronic rheumatic diseases in inflammatory puse;
– peripheral and central neurological disorders (craniocerebral trauma, cerebral abscess, stroke, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy);
– third-quarter pregnancy
– anxiety-depressive syndrome; claustrophobia;
– postoperatively for a period of 1-2 months
– under age 3.