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Discover the Danube Delta on board a specially designed riverboat, sailing channels not otherwise accessible to enjoy views of the UNESCO-listed site, and explore Letea Forest’s flora and fauna by safari vehicle, guided by the best reputation guides team. Optional, you can taste the delicious local food, on a fisherman household.
Meeting hour is 8:00. It is better to arrive 15 minutes before this hour, to have enough time for boarding.Departure is from pontoon in Port Aval - Tulcea (you'll receive an email with details of this point).Basically, on this day trip you can see a good part of the Danube Delta, to feel the pulse of the wonderful area, far away from the rest of the world, to eat a traditional fish lunch (optional), to see an unique piece of nature in the world.You'll see both parts of the Danube Delta – the river Delta (the part formed by the river) and the Sea Delta (formed by the sea), we see both kinds of habitates, water, lakes and canals filled with vegetation and desert area, Letea, with it’s peculiarities which you will find on the spot.You'll travel with low-medium speed.The boat ride at an average speed of about 10 km/h (6.5 m/h) and will stop at all points of interest for enjoying the wonderful scenery, for a few photos with Delta flora and fauna.The route starts with one of the most beautiful areas of the Danube Delta, Garla Sireasa and Garla Sontea till Mila23 Village where you'll take a short break and see Lotka Museum, opened by Ivan Patzaichin then proceed to Letea over wild lakes and chanels. Here you'll take a safari car and visit Letea Forest, the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe. You'll see wild horses, oaks grown on salty sand and other attractions of the place (depending on season).In Letea village visit, you can talk with the locals, eat a traditional fish lunch at a local household very beautiful and clean (optional). After lunch you'll go on the way back, on a different route (mostly).The timing of this trip is: about 3.5 to 4 hours to Letea 2 hours forest visit 1 hour lunch return trip is about 3.5 hoursLunch:Lunch can be provided at a local household in Letea Village. Here they cook fresh fish daily, in Ukraine traditional style. Please remember is not possible to order on the spot because there is no time for preparation. The hosts cook only for the number of persons already booked.Lunch consist of first plate (soup) and second plate (a kind of fish meal). Water is provided for lunch but no other drinks (you can order from the bar). Order for lunch is done in the morning, at the departure, to the guide.Meals are offered in the menu board system, that serves the same for everyone, not be ordered individually. Menu price is 50 lei / person.Personal equipment required: • Trousers and long sleeve blouses • Watch Cap (not baseball cap) + Sun hat • Sunglasses • Jacket or a raincoatPlease take very seriously the equipment requirement. Weather in Danube Delta can be changeable, you will feel uncomfortable if you are not well protected.
- 1 place on boat for the trip Tulcea - Mila 23 – Letea - Tulcea
- Guide, member of the Professional Guides Association of the Danube Delta
- Safari car for the visit to Letea Forest
What's not included
- Hotel pickup
- The listed price does not include a 2,2 euro/day/car parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
- Lunch at a local household in Letea Village – 50 lei (aprox 12 euro)/ person (booking for the meal is done in the departure’s morning
- In Letea are no restaurants, you can not choose where to eat. Without a reservation sent in the morning, you have all chances to stay hungry. Reservations for lunch are made before leaving to the boat trip, at our point of embarkation.