The oldest mountains of Europe – Macin Mountains

These are Europe’s oldest mountains; they were once 4000 meters high, but now only their stories make them great. Here you can see all the layers of time one on top of the other; plants, insects and especially birds – all living like time is still.

This is a trip for the adventurer – the outdoor lover; everybody can do it and this tour presents so many possibilities, at any time there is a choice, it’s up to you how much you want to discover. Trekking, cycling, kayaking, horseback riding – everything is about enjoying the view and smelling the flowers.

Come and feel the land!

Sunset in Macin Mountains

Price Plan

  • 2 tourists: 809 €
  • 3 tourists: 643 €
  • 4 tourists: 578 €
  • 5 tourists: 524 €
  • 6 tourists: 483 €
    The prices are per person. Children under 12 have a 20% discount.

Highlights:

  • feel the sun setting in a medieval fortress;
  • walk a small part of the trail of Saint Andrew;
  • ride a horse in the oldest mountains in Europe;
  • taste the local wines;
  • experience some ancient crafts;
  • eat traditional slow cooked food;
  • kayak on a lake filled with wildlife;

Full description:

1st day

We pick you up from the airport, or your accommodation in Bucharest and drive to the historical region of Dobrogea. This day is about taking in the landscape in an old gorge, filled with caves and stories. One of these stories talks about a hermit that walked the “Way of Saint Andrew”, an old pilgrimage forgotten path. The sunset will catch us in the medieval fortress of Enisala.

The last destination for the day will be our accommodation, in Greci village. Here we will rest after dinner and prepare for the adventure. Our host will await us each evening with dinner.

2nd day

In the morning, we’ll go to Tulcea, a port on the Danube, the entrance to the 3rd largest ecosystem in the world. This day is dedicated to the various historical sites in the area and also to the cultural heritage of the region. The first objective for today is Cocos monastery, deep into the forest; an exemplary place of tranquillity and balance.

The second site is The Fishermen’s Village Museum. Here we shall better understand how is traditional life on the lakes and marshes of the Danube Delta, in contrast with today’s modern aspect.

From there we go to visit the monastery of Celic Dere, with it’s love stories; the last place of the day being an ancient Celtic citadel that was conquered so many time, not even the stories could keep up.

Before going to our accommodations in Greci, we’ll experience yet another sunset, this time on a short hike to the top a peak from which you can see 3 different countries.

3rd day

Today is all about Macin Mountains; this area is a National Park in which there are many endangered species of plants, insects or animals. On this day, we will ride on horseback on a scenic landscape of the mountain. Don’t worry, if you don’t know how, there are instructors! If you are passionate about cycling we can guide you through a lot of beautiful places we grew up riding our bikes.

In the afternoon we shall go to a nearby village to learn a local ancient craft and on our way back we will have a wine tasting in the vineyards of Vincon Macin.

Dinner will be cooked outside, on a camp fire, in a pot; and, if we have some energy left, we could hike for a little while to the top of the nearby mountain, to watch the stars and lights of the cities mix together.

4th day

We wake up early to pack for a nearby lake, filled with stories; a few kayaks will await us and we can visit the second largest aquatic ecosystem in Romania, after the very popular and sometimes noisy, Danube Delta. Kayaking doesn’t scare the birds and other animals so we may see pelicans, spoonbills and even jackals.

After this voyage we drive back to Bucharest, to the airport or your accommodation.

The price includes:

  • transfer from/to airport or accommodation in Bucharest using modern vehicles with AC;
  • all meals starting with lunch first day and ending with lunch third day (3 meals a day);
  • 3 nights accommodations in at least 3 star establishment (hotel, bead&breakfast, etc.);
  • all boat transportation, drivers and storytellers in the Delta;
  • all entrance fees in the Reservation and other sites;
  • wine tasting;
  • English speaking licenced private guidance;

Price does not include:

  • other meals than mentioned;
  • fees for video camera in all museums and locations;
  • free time activities;

General terms and conditions:

We kindly request our guests to be ready 10 minutes before departure.

All tours are escorted by English speaking licensed guides.

Please provide information related to your specific culinary requirement (allergies, food preference, diets, etc) and keep in mind that some traditional dishes may not accomodate all requirements.

We kindly ask to provide the guides with information related to any specific illness or condition so that we may accomodate it as best as possible

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Price Plan

  • 2 tourists: 809 €
  • 3 tourists: 643 €
  • 4 tourists: 578 €
  • 5 tourists: 524 €
  • 6 tourists: 483 €
    The prices are per person. Children under 12 have a 20% discount.

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