Danube Delta PRIVATE boat trip to Letea Forest (guided tour)

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Tour description

Private guided day trip with OPEN BOAT (excursion boat) to the Danube Delta. Besides crossing the area of Danube Delta, by nature wild and full of life, you'll go Letea Sand Island, to see the famous wild horses in the Letea Forest and discover the most well conserved village in the area, Letea.The guideA trip to the Danube Delta has no charm without a guide. The guide is the one making difference between a succesful trip, full of informations and a dull ride with a boat driver. All our guides are members of AGPDD (Danube Delta Professional Guide Association).The boatThe boat you’ll go is an open boat, equipped with banquets with backrest and cushions for highest possible comfort, with high stability and safety. The boat is used only for tourism. Everyone in the boat will receive a lifejacket. The boat is suitable for groups up 5 pers. 

The boat is not covered, has no roof, no tarp, canopy or other inventions that obstruct you to see the fabulous nature around you and passing birds in flight.The tripBasically, it’s a day trip you can see a good part of the Danube Delta,you can feel the pulse of this area, far away from the world, eat a traditional fishemen lunch, to see a piece of nature unique in the world, a forest also unique in the world.Our average speed of travel is medium, we are specialized in trips to Discover Danube Delta and not the speed transport. Our boats drive at an average speed of about 20 km / h and will stop at all the points of interest for enjoying the wonderful landscapes, for a few photos with Danube Delta flora and fauna.Departure is from Tulcea, you'll go downstream on Tulcea Branch, to the junction with the Canal 36 (in about 10 minutes you are already in the Danube Delta), then downstream on Channel 36 and then turn right on Garla Sireasa, a deltaic areas rich in fauna (water birds and animals). Continue the trip on Garla Sontea among floods full of birds and vegetation. Here you have the opportunity to see white and yellow water lilies, swans, coot, ducks, geese, spoonbills, godwits, ibises and even pelicans.Then cross the lake Fortuna (Furtuna) one of the large lakes of the Danube Delta, a lake very beautiful and rich in wildlife. If are windy days and high waves, the lake will be avoided. The guide will decides whether or not crossing the lake.Follow Olguta channel and get to Mila 23, right in the middle of the Danube Delta. The length of this route is about 3 hours. At Mila 23 you'll take short stop for a coffe then proceed to Letea through a very beutiful route: Lakes Radacinos, Three Iezere, Bogdaproste (when the water level permits) then enter the Old Danube Canal and reach the village Letea. Here you'll take a safari car and go to visit Letea Forest, the northernmost subtropical forest in Europe. You can see wild horses, oak trees grown on salty sand and other attractions of the place (depending on season).In Letea you can visit the village, talk with the locals, you can eat a traditional fish lunch (optional) at a local household, very beautiful and clean. After lunch you'll go on the way back, much the same route we would return but I assure you that in reverse everything looks completely different, you will not recognize the place that you went through.

What's included

  • A boat for your private tour (gasoline included)
  • Guide
  • Danube Delta visitor fee
  • The car for Letea Forest visit

What's not included

  • The listed price does not include a 3,5 euro/day/car parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Drinks
  • Lunch, it is an optional, you will pay it directly to the household the price is 12 euro/pers