22. CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE (WVR)

A unique opportunity to learn about the conservation projects in the spectacular Carpathian Mountains.
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Map of Exodus Travels Carpathian Culture and Wildlife trip itinerary.

Map of Exodus Travels Carpathian Culture and Wildlife trip itinerary.

Day 1 Fly to Bucharest. On arrival we are transferred by minibus to our private guesthouse at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains (approx. 3 hours). Food and refreshments will be served during the transfer.

Day 1 Fly to Bucharest. On arrival we are transferred by minibus to our private guesthouse at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains (approx. 3 hours). Food and refreshments will be served during the transfer.

Day 2 After breakfast we spend the day walking around the area surrounding the unique Kalibash villages of Magura and Pestera, where the houses are built all along the mountain ridges with deep ravines and valleys in between.We will visit these traditional houses and learn about the history of the settlements, which were built against the mediaeval invasions of Mongols, Tartars and Turks.

Day 2 After breakfast we spend the day walking around the area surrounding the unique Kalibash villages of Magura and Pestera, where the houses are built all along the mountain ridges with deep ravines and valleys in between.We will visit these traditional houses and learn about the history of the settlements, which were built against the mediaeval invasions of Mongols, Tartars and Turks.

Day 3 The region around Brasov is closely related to the history of the Transylvanian Saxons. Their strong fortified churches have attracted international attention and some of them are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites.  In the morning we drive down into the valley where we begin an easy hike towards the village of Vulcan. Its name derives from the Slavonic word 'valc' which means wolf.  In Vulcan we will be welcomed with coffee and tea in the yard of the fortified church.

Day 3 The region around Brasov is closely related to the history of the Transylvanian Saxons. Their strong fortified churches have attracted international attention and some of them are listed as UNESCO world heritage sites. In the morning we drive down into the valley where we begin an easy hike towards the village of Vulcan. Its name derives from the Slavonic word 'valc' which means wolf. In Vulcan we will be welcomed with coffee and tea in the yard of the fortified church.

Day 4 Today we travel the traditional way as horse-drawn carts take us into the Barza Valley. As we make our way slowly through the valley we can enjoy the spectacular view, though the open meadows, of the Piatra Craiului mountains. From the valley we hike up to an orthodox hermitage with a chapel hidden in the rocks, dedicated to Holy Paraschiva.

Day 4 Today we travel the traditional way as horse-drawn carts take us into the Barza Valley. As we make our way slowly through the valley we can enjoy the spectacular view, though the open meadows, of the Piatra Craiului mountains. From the valley we hike up to an orthodox hermitage with a chapel hidden in the rocks, dedicated to Holy Paraschiva.

Day 5 Today we hike 300 metres high on the hills of Magura, where we hit the trail to Dracula's castle. This castle was built on the border to Valachia, where once Vlad Tepes (AKA Vlad the Impaler), the Duke of Valachia, ruled. Vlad, also known as Dracula was a brutal tyrant and provided inspiration to Bram Stoker when he wrote his famous vampire story.

Day 5 Today we hike 300 metres high on the hills of Magura, where we hit the trail to Dracula's castle. This castle was built on the border to Valachia, where once Vlad Tepes (AKA Vlad the Impaler), the Duke of Valachia, ruled. Vlad, also known as Dracula was a brutal tyrant and provided inspiration to Bram Stoker when he wrote his famous vampire story.

Day 6 In the morning we visit the old medieval town of Brasov. Since its foundation in the 12th century it has been a melting pot of nations. After a guided sightseeing tour there is time to explore the city individually. Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant, before we meet staff from the wildlife department of Brasov university who will accompany us for a field excursion to a UN-Ramsar site where we may see some rare species of birds like black stork or lesser spotted eagle.

Day 6 In the morning we visit the old medieval town of Brasov. Since its foundation in the 12th century it has been a melting pot of nations. After a guided sightseeing tour there is time to explore the city individually. Lunch will be at a traditional restaurant, before we meet staff from the wildlife department of Brasov university who will accompany us for a field excursion to a UN-Ramsar site where we may see some rare species of birds like black stork or lesser spotted eagle.

Day 7 In the morning we walk through the spectacular Jurassic-era Prapastile Zarnestilor Canyon. Some rare species of birds like the wallcreeper and Tengmalm's owl are breeding in this gorge. We walk higher up through the forests to the shepherds' summer camps. In Transylvania the old system of shepherding is still alive: sheep are driven through the forests and across the pastures during daytime, only coming home to the camp twice a day for milking.

Day 7 In the morning we walk through the spectacular Jurassic-era Prapastile Zarnestilor Canyon. Some rare species of birds like the wallcreeper and Tengmalm's owl are breeding in this gorge. We walk higher up through the forests to the shepherds' summer camps. In Transylvania the old system of shepherding is still alive: sheep are driven through the forests and across the pastures during daytime, only coming home to the camp twice a day for milking.

Day 8 Transfer to Bucharest airport; fly to London. Please note that some weeks the itinerary may be followed in a different order but we will still do all of these activities even if on different days.

Day 8 Transfer to Bucharest airport; fly to London. Please note that some weeks the itinerary may be followed in a different order but we will still do all of these activities even if on different days.


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