7 days / 6 nights

Wild Romania Off-Road Adventure

Tour ID: P1092

Day 1
Bucharest – Prahova Valley – Bucegi Mountains – Timisu de Jos 
Meet your guide at your Bucharest hotel or at Bucharest airport.
Travel from Bucharest to Timisu de Jos,
(detour route through the hearth of Bucegi Mountains Natural Park).
Stops/ Visits:   
~ Bucegi Natural Park,
~ Lake Bolboci (also named “The sea of the Carpathian Mts.”),
~ “Podu cu Florile”, 
stunning views of Bucegi Mountains.
Overnight in Timisu de Jos, small village 6 miles south of Brasov.
Sights/ activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, wildlife, off-road driving.

Day 2 
Timisu de Jos – Diham Chalet – Bran – Simon – Poiana Marului
After breakfast, 
travel to Poiana Marului, via Diham - Bran - Simon,
enjoying amazing views of the Bucegi Mountains.
Stops/ Visits:   
~ Bran / Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle.
~ Simon, quaint - picturesque - village in the Carpathian Mts., 
home to a small community of sheepherders.
Continue to village Poiana Marului, a scenic village located at 4,000 ft. altitude.
Overnight in Poiana Marului.
Sights/ activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, wildlife, medieval castle, off-road driving.

Day 3
Poiana Marului - Zarnesti – Magura - Pestera – Fundatica – Vidraru Reservoir
After breakfast, 
drive from Poiana Marului to Vidraru Reservoir.
Stops/ Visits: 
~ Zarnesti / Zarnesti Canyon,
~ Magura and Pestera, picturesque mountain villages in the Carpathian Mts.
~ Fundatica, a scenic village located at 4,600 ft. altitude.. 
Enjoy the superb vistas of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains.
Overnight close by the Vidraru Reservoir.
In 1965 a 550 ft.-high dam was contructed to form a lake with an area of 2,500 acres
and a volume of 500 million cubic metres of water.
 
Day 4
Vidraru Reservoir – Transfagarasan Road scenic road – Olt Valley – Voineasa
After breakfast, 
drive from Vidraru reservoir to Voineasa, a popular ski town in Parang Mts.
Route: Transfagarasan scenic road -- Olt River Valley.
The Transfagarasan road, considered by many one of the most spectacular in the world
connects the regions of Transylvania (central Romania) and Walachia (southern Romania).
Stops/ visits:
~ lake Balea, a natural glacier lake at 6,800 ft altitude), the highest point of the TransFagarasan road..
Overnight in Voineasa.
Sights/ activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, wildlife, historical buildings, off-road driving.
 
Day 5
Voineasa – Transalpina scenic road – Lake Vidra - Transylvania villages – Marginimea Sibiului
After breakfast,
drive to the highest road in Romania - Transalpina Road, known as 'King's Road' or 'The Devil's Pathway.
 
Marginimea Sibiului is a cluster of villages that have succeded to preserve their ancient way of life.
Overnight in Marginimea Sibiului.
Sights/ activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, wildlife, Transylvania villages, off-road driving.
 
Day 6
Marginimea Sibiului – Sinca Veche – Poiana Marului – Poiana Brasov
After breakfast,
drive from Marginimea Sibiului area to Poiana Brasov, via Sinca Veche - Poiana marului villages. 
Stops/ Visits: 
~ Cave Monastery, also named “Temple of Wishes”.
On the way to Poiana Brasov we will stop to have a cup of coffee or tea while
admiring the stunning views of Piatra Craiului Mountains (“Prince`s Mountain”).
Overnight in Poiana Brasov.
Poiana Brasov (5 miles south of Brasov) is Romania's most popular ski town.
Sights/ activities: Carpathian Mts. vistas, wildlife, historical buildings, off-road driving.
 
Day 7
Poiana Brasov – Brasov – Bucharest
After breakfast,
walking tour in Old Town Brasov,
one of Transylvania's 'SiebenBurgen' (Seven Walled Towns).
Visits: the Black Church, the largest Gothic stucture in Eastern Europe.
Continue from Brasov to your Bucharest hotel or Bucharest airport.
 
This tour will run/ be confirmed for a minimimum of two participants and two 4x4 vehicles,
one driven by your guide/ lead driver.

This package includes six-nights accommodations
at Paralela 45's Collection hotels / B&Bs:

Timisu de Jos:  3 Stejari, four-star (or similar)
Poiana Marului:  Poiana Viselor, four-star (or similar)
Vidraru Dam: Posada, four-star hotel (or similar)
Voineasa: Zan, four-star hotel (or similar)
Marginimea Sibiului: Albota Raul Sadului, four-star (or similar)
Poiana Brasov: Alpin, four-star hotel(or similar)
 
General terms:
~ Off Road level of difficulty: Easy-Medium,
suitable for drivers with little or no off-road driving experience. 
~ Drivers must be at least 21 years old
and have a minimum 2 years of, rgular cars, driving experience.
~ Children at least 12 y.o. 
This tour is available from July to October.
 
Price / traveler (sharing a double room),
traveling is a small-group with two 4x4 vehicles,
(the first vehicle will be driven by guide/ lead-driver):
mini-group of 8 travelers, 4 travelers in each 4x4 vehicle: 970.00 Euros
mini-group of 6 travelers, 3 travelers in each 4x4 vehicle: 1,195.00 Euros
mini-group of 4 travelers, 2 travelers in each 4x4 vehicle: 1,620.00 Euros
mini-group of 3 travelers, 1 traveler in the lead vehicle and 2 travelers in vehicle # 2: 1,730.00 Euros
mini-group of 2 travelers, 1 traveler in each 4x4 vehicle: 2,440.00 Euros

Price includes:
Hotel / airport pick up and drop off
Transportation with 4x4 vehicles (Nissan Patrol or similar)
English speaking lead-driver /guide
Six nights accommodations an very nice B&Bs
Fuel, car wash and parking fees for each car
Recovery equipment
Bottled water
Coffee breaks
 
Extra Casco Insurance
a deposit of 400 Euros / vehicle, refundable at the end of the trip,
is required to cover possible vehicle damages in case of accident.

Price does not include:
(Mandatory) Adventure tourism medical insurance
Flights to/from Bucharest – Romania
Lunch can be arranged in a restaurant (A la Carte Concept) on the route or picnic concept
Dinner is usually arranged in the restaurant (A la Carte Concept) from the accommodation
Soft or alcoholic drinks.
 
Options for attractions entrance fees:
~ Entrance fees for Bran Castle - 9 Euros p.p.
~ Bears Reservation - 9 Euros p.p., watching bears in the wild ranger
   assistance - 35 Euros p.p.

Optional adrenaline outdoor activities (additional cost):
ATV rental - one hour - 35 Euros per 2 pax
Bicycle tour - two hours - 20 Euros/pax
Horseback riding - one hour - 20 Euros per 1 pax
Zip lining and Adventure Park: 15 Euro / pax / 3 hours
Zip-lining - 8 Euros / pax / 1 hour



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