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$63.45 Day Trips & Excursions

GROUP Guided Day Trip in Danube Delta, Tulcea - Letea - program 2018

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.

$595 Private & Custom Tours

Danube Delta Private 3-Day Birdwatching Tour

1st and 2nd Day  (B, L, D)After picking you up from your hotel in Bucharest we shall drive to Tulcea,  a 3 ½ hours trip.  In Tulcea we start your adventure in the Danube Delta by taking a boat trip to either Crisan or Mila 23, two traditional villages, where we'll set our base for 2 nights (all inclusive or half board menus based on fresh fish prepared by locals). Even 2 days might seem not enough, we shall explore the surrounding lakes and canals where an abundance of the grebes, cormorants, pelicans, bitterns, egrets, storks, glossy ibises, common spoonbills, American flamingos, swans, wigeons, and pochards will offer you many splendid views. Make sure to bring your best camera!Another must do is either a sunrise or sunset or both! We can go deeper into the Delta reaching Caraorman Forest (Black Forest), a protected reservation with 500 years old white and black poplars, falcons, oak trees, all surrounded by sandbanks. Other rare species of plants, together with eagles, falcons, owls, wildcats or even wolves are part of this wildlife land of Romania.3rd Day (B) After breakfast, the boat will take us to Tulcea and then the drive back to Bucharest.

$144.21 Tours & Sightseeing

Full day tour -Best preserved Delta in Europe

Program of your full day tour:07:30 a.m. – Pick-up by car / minibus from your hotel;11.30 a.m. – Arrival in Tulcea – the capital city of Tulcea county, the departure point for most part of the Danube Delta cruises.12:00 – Starting our Danube Delta boat trip from Carpatia pontoon on the following route:TULCEA –MILA 36 CHANNEL –SIREASA CHANNEL –SONTEA VECHE CHANNEL –  BACLANESTI LAKE – FORTUNA LAKE – SONTEA CHANNEL – OLGUTA CHANNEL – MILA 23 VILLAGE ( STOP FOR APPROX. 1 HOUR)– RETURN SONTEA CHANNEL – BABARADA CHANNEL – SULINA CHANNEL – TULCEA-On our boat itinerary, we will pass through Mila 36 Channel, a well-known fishing place and from here we will continue our drive on the channels where, both on the right and the left side, we will be able to observe several lakes ( Lake Baclanesti and Fortuna)  limited by reed shelters and offering perfect living space for different kinds of bird species: cormorants, grey herons, yellow herons, glossy ibises and egrets. We will have the opportunity to admire also floating islands of water lilies that offer places a special charm.We will make short stops on the way to admire the landscape and take unique pictures. The longest stop will be in Mila 23 village, a typical fishing village, where you can have a typical fish lunch prepared by the locals (optional). Lunch can be also served on the boat.After this, we will return to our departure place in Tulcea, in order to meet the car / bus that will drive us back to Bucharest.Approximate arrival to the hotel in Bucharest : 08:30 p.m. ( depending on traffic conditions).

$229.59 Private & Custom Tours

2 Days tour in Best Preserved Delta from Europe-Danube Delta

07:30 a.m. – Pick-up by car / minibus from your hotel.10:30 – Arrival in Tulcea, “ the gate to the Danube Delta”.Stop for a visit of the Danube Delta Eco-Tourist Museum Complex in Tulcea, including a permanent exhibition offering one the opportunity to see birds declared as nature monuments, species of rare animals protected at the national and European levels and a public Aquarium showing  a collection of several indigenous species of fish from the Danube Delta and the Black Sea, reef species of fish, marine species of invertebrates and also some coral species from Indonesia.13:00– Boarding on the speed boat for the transfer  from Tulcea to Sulina, our destination point.We will finally arrive in Sulina – a very special place, full of legends buried in its mysterious cemetery where princes, princesses, pirates and people of different religions sleep forever.Once arrived here, accommodation will be assured on the floating hotel St. Constantin/ 3* guesthouse in Sulina.Optionals: traditional dinner served on the floating hotel;participation to different activities: karaoke contest, society games and others Day 2 07:30 a.m. – Breakfast on the floating hotel.08:30 a.m. – After having breakfast, we will have the pleasure to enjoy a trip to Letea Forest, the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe, where strips of desert vegetation specific to these areas alternate with stripes of ancient oak forest and meadow with specific vegetation of subtropical forest.Besides the typical vegetation of this area, we will also have the chance to see  free herds of wild horses grazing on the meadows, special attraction of this natural reserve as well.Visit to the forest will be assured with a special vehicles that will drive us into the forest passing through the picturesque village of Letea with its traditional houses built in the local architectural style, clay, wood and reeds, painted and decorated in the style Lipovan and Haholi.  The vehicles will not be able to enter in sensitive areas, but we will leave them in a specific point where we can get on foot quite easy to sand dunes and elder oaks.12:00 – Stop for lunch in one traditional restaurant in Letea village (optional).16:00 - Return to Sulina. Boarding on the speed boat for our drive back to Tulcea.18:00 – Once arrived in Tulcea, our car / minibus will wait for us in order  to drive you back to Bucharest.22:00 - Drop-off to your hotel in Bucharest.

$464.37 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Day Guided Tour of Danube Delta with Meals from Bucharest

Day 1. Bucharest – Tulcea – Murighiol Buffet breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the Dobrogea region by car. Our first stop will be in Braila. We will visit this old city, a former Turkish citadel, to discover the old architecture influenced by Greek, Turk, Russian and Italian colonists. Later we will continue on our route toward Tulcea, but first we will stop to admire the Macin Mountains at Macin National Park, and to visit Celik-Dere – a Turkish Monastery. In the afternoon we will arrive in Tulcea (stop for 3 hours) The hilly Tulcea was influenced by Romans, Greeks, and Turks during the centuries, and its culture has a multi-ethnic flavor. Tulcea is the gateway to the Danube Delta and there are many green areas in the city. Accommodation and dinner In Murighiol –  village in the Denube Delta. Day 2. Murighiol  – Crisan – Mila 23 – Sulina Breakfast  buffet in the hotel. The second day in the wilderness of the Danube Delta is dedicated to visits to Letea Forest and to other lakes, channels and villages in the Biosphere Reserve (Sulina-Mila 23-Eracle channel – Pardina canal – Chilia Veche – Chilia Chanel(Cernovca) – Periprava Area – Sulimanca Chanel ( near Letea Forest) –  the lacs: Merhei, Babina, Matita – Mila 23.  In the first part of the day we will go to the easternmost point of Romania – Sulina city – a 1,000-year-old city. We will be traveling later on by motor boat to Letea Forest and to Letea village (optional trip) Traditional Dinner and accomodation in Sulina. Day 3. Sulina  – Sf Gheorghe Breakfast  buffet in the hotel.  We will navigate along the Danube Channels and we can admire the beauty of the wild nature on Sf Gheorghe channel.We will be surrounded by water-lilies and weeping willows; we will hear noisy colonies of terns and gulls, pelicans, herons and cormorants.  We have the chance to photograph the flora and fauna from local boats built by an eco-tourism association ( the lacs Erenciuc, Puiu, Rosu, Rosulet ) Swiming and beach Sf Gheorghe village.  Traditional fish dinner and accomodation in Sf Gheorghe Day 4.  Sf Gheorghe –  Murighiol Breakfast  buffet in the hotel. You can choose the optional trips ( both day – fishing day – Swimming and beach – Gura Portitei trip) or you can spend your time on the swimming pool area all day Dinner to Murighiol and folkloric traditional spectacle Day 5 –  Murighiol – Constanta – Bucharest Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit special historical places in the Dobrogea Mountains. Before returning to Bucharest we will also visit the city of Constanta – the main city at the Black Sea. We will also pass near one of the oldest Roman ruins – Histria citadel. Later we will arrive at Constanta where we will take a short guided walk. In the afternoon we will return to Bucharest.

$482.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Danube Delta Day Trip from Tulcea

Book a day trip in the Danube Delta and have the chance to visit this amazing place, with many areas unspoiled by human hands. You will have the opportunity to observe the natural elements as the boats go at an average speed of 20 km/h. We will stop at all the points of interest in order to take pictures and savour the images offered by the Delta flora and fauna. Our journey starts with one of the most beautiful regions of the Delta, Garla Sontea and we descend on Channel 36, Garla Sireasa and Garla Sontea. Afterwards we go up and reach Mila 23 village where we will stop and visit the Lotca Museum (lotca - traditional wooden boat used by fishermen in Danube Delta) opened by Ivan Patzaichin, one of the most important sportsmen in Romania with multiple Olympic and world champion medals. We proceed through Radacinos lakes, Trei Iezere, Bogdaproste (when the water level allows it) and we enter the Old Danube, the Madgearu Canal and after a lot of amazing sceneries we reach Letea village. We continue our trip by jeep in order to visit Letea Forest, the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe. You will have the opportunity to observe wild horses, oaks grown on salty sand and many other attractions of the place, depending on the season. Next, our local experience includes visiting Letea village, talking to the people and, optionally, a traditional fish lunch at a very beautiful and clean local household. After, we will start our journey back to Tulcea, but we can assure you that everything looks completely different, you will not recognise the place that you went through.Meeting point: the pier at Port Aval – Tulcea at 08:00 AM Trip duration: 10-12 hours