1. Romania
  2. Tulcea County
  3. Bucharest

From Bucharest: 2-Day Wildlife Tour to the Danube Delta

Product ID: 178700
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A 2-day tour through rural Romania offering you the unique opportunity to enjoy the wildlife enthusiasts’ paradise of the Danube Delta region.
About this activity
Duration 2 days
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Your Bucharest accommodation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Stop for a visit of the Danube Delta Eco-Tourist Museum Complex in Tulcea
  • Watch bird colonies and the rich community of fish and animals of the Danube Delta
  • Admire floating islands of water lilies and take unique pictures as you navigate the Delta's lakes
  • Stop in a typical fishing village, Letea, where you have the option to enjoy a special fish lunch
  • Admire a wonderful sunset in the point where the Danube empties into the Black Sea by crossing Musura bay
Full description
After being picked up by by car or minibus at 7:30AM from your hotel, you will begin your journey to Tulcea, arriving at 10:30AM. After arriving, you will stop for a visit of the Danube Delta Eco-Tourist Museum Complex, including a permanent exhibition offering the opportunity to see birds declared as nature monuments, species of rare animals protected at both national and European levels. There is also 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. At 1:00PM, you will board on a speed boat for a transfer from Tulcea to Sulina, your destination point. After arriving in Sulina, you will discover that this place has many legends buried in its mysterious cemetery, where princes, princesses, pirates and people of different religions sleep forever. Once arriving here, accommodation will be assured on the floating hotel Saint Constantin, a 3-star guesthouse in Sulina. You will also have the option to have dinner here, as well as the option to take part in karaoke, social games and more.

At 7:30AM the next day, you will have breakfast on the floating hotel, before you embark on your trip to Letea Forest. This is 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 vegetation of subtropical forest.
Besides the typical vegetation of this area, you will also have the chance to see free herds of wild horses grazing on the meadows, attracted to this natural reserve as well.

Your visit to the forest will be assured with a special vehicle that will drive you into the forest, passing through the picturesque village of Letea with its traditional houses built in the local architectural style of clay, wood and reeds and painted and decorated in the styles of Lipovan and Haholi. The vehicles will not be able to enter some of the more sensitive areas, but you will leave them at a specific point where you can get on foot quite easy to the sand dunes and elder oaks. At 12:00PM there will be the option for lunch in a Letea village, and at 4:00PM you will return Sulina to board your speed boat back to Tulcea. Once in Tulcea, you will journey back to Bucharest, before being dropped off at your accommodation at roughly 10:00PM.
Includes
  • Transportation by car (1-3 people) or minibus (4–8 people) from Bucharest to Tulcea, and return from Tulcea to Bucharest
  • Transfer by speed boat Tulcea–Sulina (first day) and Sulina–Tulcea (second day)
  • Boat trip cruise to Letea village for the second day and return by boat to Tulcea
  • Accommodation with breakfast included for 1 night on the Saint Constantin Floating Hotel
  • Professional English-speaking guide (for other languages, guide can be confirmed upon request)
  • Entrance fee to the Danube Delta Eco-Tourist Museum Complex in Tulcea
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance permit for tourists in the Danube Delta Biosphere Reservation
  • Lunch and dinner (12€ per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
Please bring comfortable travel clothes, sun protection cream, a sun hat, sun glasses, a rain jacket and insect repellent
Please take into consideration that the timing, order of visits and boat itinerary may suffer changes depending on weather and traffic conditions, as well as on the season you travel
Please note that in Letea there are no restaurants, so reservation for lunch in a typical household should be sent in advance in order to guarantee a quality meal
Optional price for lunch or dinner is 12€ per person
Organized by

Carpatia Tour

Product ID: 178700