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  • Brasov: Transfagarasan Highway and Balea Lake Tour

    1. Brasov: Transfagarasan Highway and Balea Lake Tour

    Your tour will begin as you are taken from your hotel in Brasov by a professional guide. Once having departed Brasov, you will travel to the most spectacular road in Europe: Transfagarasan. You will stop first and visit the Brancoveanu Monastery, an ancient Orthodox monastery built at the foot of the Fagaras Mountains. Its mural and interior paintings were made in 1766 by the painters Ionascu and Pană, and you will leave the silence and harmony of the monastic life of this Orthodox monastery. You will then continue to the mountains which host the Transfagarasan Highway, the most spectacular and beautiful mountain road in Europe. The road has been featured on the UK motor show Top Gear, and traverses up through the mountains uniting Transylvania with Valachia. Whilst there you will experience great scenes, noisy waterfalls, and with some luck you may even see wild animals such as the br...

  • Brasov: Small-Group 7 Ladders Canyon Day Trip

    2. Brasov: Small-Group 7 Ladders Canyon Day Trip

    The starting point of your walk is just a short drive away from Brasov. Once you are there, you will head directly to the Seven Ladders Canyon (Canionul Sapte Scari) in the Piatra Mare range, part of the Southern Carpathian Mountains. This stunning gorge is famous for its steep ladders that take you up the rock walls past a series of rushing waterfalls. Upon arrival, you will set off along meadow and forest paths, reaching the canyon after a 45-minute hike. Afterwards, you can opt to rest here or enter the rock chasm with your experienced guide. You can then head inside, where you will spend the next 15 minutes or so crossing the bridges and climbing each of the near-vertical metal ladders that make up the gorge. As you go, you will enjoy thrilling close-up views of the tumbling waters and the towering rock walls around you. Following your trek, you will rejoin your group and choose be...

    Our guide Tudor was excellent. He was polite, easy to work with and very knowledgeable. The weather was great, too, which helped.

  • From Brasov: 3 Canyons Day Trip

    3. From Brasov: 3 Canyons Day Trip

    Following pickup from your accommodation in Brasov head 15 minutes outside the city, to the starting point of the hike towards the Seven Ladders Canyon. Enjoy an easy 1.5 hour hike through the forest, at the foothills of Piatra Mare mountain. Pass through the idyllic forest and continue along the trail until you reach the entrance to the canyon. After a short briefing, climb on metal ladders and bridges to continue your journey through the first gorge. After getting back to the car you will be taken to Rasnoavei Gorge, where you will see the majestic limestone cliffs carved here by the forces of nature. Here, you will find the highest zip line in the country and also, the highest bungee jumping installation in Romania. Stop lastly at Zarnesti Gorge, near the city of Zarnesti. After parking the car at the entrance of the reservation, you will begin an easy hike through the canyon, takin...

  • From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park 2-Day Guided Trek

    4. From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park 2-Day Guided Trek

    Set off on an authentic adventure in Transylvania with this 2-day guided trek in one of Romania's most beautiful areas, Piatra Craiului National Park. Enjoy a small-group tour for no more than 8 participants, and benefit from a licensed English-speaking mountain guide during the entire trek. Begin the tour in Brasov with pickup from selected hotels. Upon arrival in the national park, start your predominantly medium level trek for 5–8 hours. Stop at an authentic sheep farm for a special lunch (from June to September), and cross 2 authentic mountain villages: Magura and Pestera. Stay overnight in the latter at a local guesthouse and enjoy the local food. On the second day, if weather permits, climb to the highest peak in the national park, Vârful La Om. Admire panoramic views from the 2,238-meter (7,343-foot) summit, one of the most picturesque ridges in the Carpathians. Marvel at the Za...

  • Székely: Nature and Culture Full Day Trip from Brasov

    5. Székely: Nature and Culture Full Day Trip from Brasov

    Start your tour in Cernat village. Visit the open-air ethnographic Haszmann Pal Museum, home to thousands of items from the 17th to 19th centuries. Move on to an operating 200-year-old watermill and see the process of grinding wheat into flour. At the end of the tour, buy some of the local delicacies prepared by locals. Next, visit Targu Secuiesc, known as the City of Guilds. Learn about the traditions of the guild, and their role in the city’s history. After a short walk in the center, visit a local restaurant for lunch. From Targu Secuiesc, head to the Land of Volcanoes. In Balvanyos Resort, see the mineral water springs, baths and gas emanations. Hike up to the Sulphurous Cave, then head down to the Apor Daughters Bath. Drive to the enchanting Saint Anne Lake, and after a walk on the shore, take a guided tour of Mohos Peat-Bog Nature Reserve.

  • From Brasov: Romanian Mountain Villages Day Tour

    6. From Brasov: Romanian Mountain Villages Day Tour

    This small-group tour takes you straight to the heart of rural life in Romania. See some local cottage industries, take a trek through pristine mountain forests, and learn about a way of life that’s slowly disappearing. Your immersive, full-day tour begins in central Brașov, where you’ll meet your local guide and board a private vehicle for the 45-minute drive out into the countryside. Along the way, let your guide know if you have any specific interests so he or she can customize the day’s itinerary accordingly. Choose to make an optional stop at Bran Castle – popularly known as Dracula's Castle. Explore the area surrounding the villages of Pestera and Magura, nestled in the Piatra Craiului National Park in the Southern Carpathian Mountains. Learn about the history of the villages, where the traditional industries of sheep farming and cheese making are still practiced by many of the in...

  • From Brasov: Wildlife Tracking in Putna Vrancea Natural Park

    7. From Brasov: Wildlife Tracking in Putna Vrancea Natural Park

    Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Brasov. You will then travel 100 kilometers to the Putna Vrancea Natural Park, a protected area which has the highest density of wild animals in Romania. The trails you walk on are uneven, often with rocks and fallen trees, so you must be very fit for this experience.  After meeting the ranger, you will begin hiking on one of the few routes in the area. The trails are unmarked and you'll pass through wild and remote places, looking for animal tracks and marks. Find out interesting information about the forest, the species of trees that can be found there and reach beautiful viewpoints overlooking the valley. You will stop from time to time and the ranger will explain the efforts behind conserving wild species of animals and sustainable tourism. After getting back to the village, you will enjoy a delicious lunc...

  • Brasov: Brown Bear & Wildlife Watching

    8. Brasov: Brown Bear & Wildlife Watching

    Head deep in the forests surrounding Brasov. The vehicle that will pick you up and bring you to the forest will stop approximately 200-300 meters away from the observation hide. Walk for a short distance to the hide and then wait quietly, for the wildlife to come out. Everything is real and wild. Please note that there is no 100% guarantee that you will spot any wildlife, but statistically, there are very high chances to spot brown bears, and also lynx, foxes, wolves, and wild boars. Once the sun is setting and it is getting darker, start making your way back and return to Brasov, as you will not be able to see anything in the dark and walking through the forest during the night can be dangerous. The meeting time is set according to the dusk time and can, therefore, vary a little. The starting time for this adventure runs from 6 PM in mid-summer time to 3 PM in November, when the days ...

    Great experience. Guide picked us up at hotel. Spoke great English; knowledgeable about bears. The hide was comfortable and we got to see bears.

  • From Brasov: Day Trip to Varghis Gorge

    9. From Brasov: Day Trip to Varghis Gorge

    Following pickup from your accommodation in Brasov, head to the entrance of the nature reserve, situated outside the quaint village of Varghis. Begin a relaxing trek through the forest and wilderness of the gorge. Walk along the river over wooden bridges, and climb over small rocks. Discover the numerous caves that have formed here over many centuries. In the biggest cave, named Orban Balazs Cave, see one of the biggest bat colonies in Romania. Go inside and explore this unique place with the company of your guide. After your adventure in the Gorge, return to the car and be taken back to Brasov. On your way back visit a local wood carver and enjoy a glimpse into the local way of life.

  • From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park & Village Tour

    10. From Brasov: Piatra Craiului National Park & Village Tour

    Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel in Brasov. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city and enter the tranquility of the National Park of Piatra Craiului.  Drive up the mountain to the village of Magura. Explore the quaint village. Take in scenic views of the Piatra Craiului Mountains and the Bugegii. Discover the village of Pestera and see the local farms and livestock. Take a light 3-4 hour hike to the foot of the Piatra Craiului Mountains. There you’ll rest, take photos, and admire the mountain scenery. Return to the village of Pestera, and sit down for a traditional Romanian lunch at Folea Chalet. At the end of your tour, you’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Brasov.

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What people are saying about Brasov

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amazing sights, this trip is a must see for all nature lovers and people who just want to be amazed. Excellent tour guide with excellent english. highly recommended

Great experience. Guide picked us up at hotel. Spoke great English; knowledgeable about bears. The hide was comfortable and we got to see bears.

Our guide Tiberiu was on point, great communication, told us a lot about Braşov, hiking, even took pictures! The best experience!

Our guide Tudor was excellent. He was polite, easy to work with and very knowledgeable. The weather was great, too, which helped.

We got to see 3 bears, the guide really nice and spoke a good English