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Carpathian Walking & Bears

From £949 for 8 days
Trip Overview
History and geography conspired to make Transylvania in central Romania one of Europe’s most beautifully wild and fascinating regions. For centuries the locals have existed in harmony with a variety of wildlife, including Europe’s highest concentration of wolves, lynx and bears – almost half the European population of Brown bears is recorded in the Carpathian Mountains. Meanwhile, dense forests have remained largely untouched. Our days are spent on walks through spectacular canyons, virgin forests and Saxon villages. We go in search of Brown bears and explore the mediaeval town of Brasov as well as Bran castle, best known as the residence of Count Dracula.
Essential Info
Starts: Bucharest
Ends: Brasov
Ages: Min 16
Theme: Discovery, Walking, Wildlife
Trip Code: EWVR
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Romania
What's Included


All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners are included during our stay


7 nights at the Villa Hermani Guesthouse  5 centre-based day walks 


Trip Highlights

•   Hike through one of Europe's last wildernesses

•   Observe a great variety of wildlife

•   Try authentic local cuisine

Dates & Availability
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Departing: 4th May 2019
Returning: 11th May 2019
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Departing: 11th May 2019
Returning: 18th May 2019
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Itinerary & Notes
The start hotel is approximately 165km from the airport and will take around three hours to reach by road. Therefore, we highly recommend you wait for the group at the airport and join the group transfer. On arrival of the group flight at Bucharest Airport we are transferred by minibus to our private guesthouse at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. Food and refreshments will be served during the transfer. Our guesthouse is situated in the quaint village of Magura at 1020m and within the boundaries of the Piatra Craiului National Park. *Villa Hermani Guesthouse*
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