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Discovering the Danube Delta by boat

5 days / 4 nights
Danube - Seas and rivers - Multi-activities
Self-guided - Short journey - Families

price from 375 €

The Danube Delta is the second largest delta in Europe and it is considered special for its wilderness, being part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Having an intricate pattern of channels and lakes, it is considered the European paradise of flora and fauna with 12,000 kinds of plants and 250 species of migratory birds. The place is original with its willow forests and the groups of pelicans and egrets. Here, where land and water come across, you can find the Lipovans, an exiled minority from Russia.
Taken by a motor boat and guided by a local fisherman, you will feel that you are in an original world which extends to the sandy beaches of the calm Black Sea, where you can enjoy the perfect temperature of water.

Your day by day program

1
Departure from Bucharest to Tulcea and by boat to Crisan

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer by train or by bus to Tulcea, the “gate of the Delta”. Departure from Tulcea by boat and arrival at Crisan, a small fishing village in the heart of the Delta. Crisan will be your "base camp" for exploring this aquatic paradise. Our host will welcome you at the docks. Free evening to immerse into the atmosphere of the delta. Possibility of a short canoe ride, it is recommended before sunset. If you like fish, your dinner will be a delight. Accommodation in a charming guesthouse.

2
Boat ride to explore the south side of Sulina

Today, you take again the boat to explore the south side of Sulina. We will discover the longest canals and huge lakes that are home to the largest bird colonies. You will be surprised by a landscape contrasting large extended water to small wooded channels where you can barely move because of the aquatic vegetation. This will continue until late afternoon when you reach the village of Crisan. New cuisine delights.

3
Boat ride to Letea

The day starts with a boat trip in order to discover a different aspect of the delta, with its labyrinth of channels, lakes and ponds, boasting a large number of species of birds. Guided by our host, a fisherman who knows perfectly this wather roads, we will go to Letea by boat - “a village forgotten by God". Besides this incredibly charming and traditional village, we come across the surprising forest of Letea hosting birches, secular oaks, but also lianas and very curious flora which grew by means of the seeds brought by migratory birds coming from Asia and Africa. Back to Crisan. Picnic on the river bank; back on board in the afternoon. The culinary charm will bewitch you again.

4
Boat ride to Sulina

Breakfast in our guesthouse; boat ride to Sulina where the Danube flows into the Black Sea after a 3000 - km journey. Visit of the ancient lighthouse of Sulina, the 0 point where the Danube is measured. This lighthouse built in 1870 in the Black Sea is now at more than 2 km away from the shore because of the sediments and alluviums which are carried by the powerful Danube. Visit of this old town, bathing in the Black Sea, and then going back to the guesthouse in Crisan.

5
Departure from Sulina to Tulcea by boat and back to Bucharest

Transfer by boat to Tulcea leaving behind this watery world that welcomed us throughout the journey. Transfer by bus or by train to Bucharest. Free time to visit “Paris of Eastern Europe

Departure board

Any day from May 7 to October 31, 2015.

Technical information

Fact sheet
Starting point
  • Bucharest city.
End
  • Bucharest city.
Accommodation
  • Double occupancy with private facilities
Number of people
  • Minimum 2 people.
Level of difficulty
  • 5 days, 2 days of motorized fishing boat, a day to explore Sulina on foot. A daily boat trip is between 4 to 6 hours.
Carrying
  • During transfers, you will have your luggage with you.
Options
Included
  • 2 nights in a guesthouse in Crisan and 2 nights in a guesthouse in Sulina (4 breakfasts, 3 picnic and 4 dinners), the transfers, 2 days of motorized fishing boat. A daily boat trip is between 4 to 6 hours.
Not included
  • The transfer until the train station or bus station, the entrance fees into museums, the insurances, personal spending, and snacks.
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