Adventure in Banat9 days

Adventure and cultural tour in the Banat Region including trekking programs in the Nera Gorges and boat cruise through the Danube Defile.

About this Experience

The idyllic and active program, “Adventure in Banat” is following the tracks of the Romans on their way to Dacia, crossing the Danube and the Nera Gorges to the hearth of the Banat Mountains. It will be a once in a lifetime experience. 

Once leaving Bucharest and arriving in the Banat region, you will step back in time, in the period when Hercules was still searching in the Banat Mountains for the Golden Wool and when the Romans were trying hardly to defeat the nature and conquer the Kingdon of Dacia.

If any of them really made it, we will find out together. On this tour you will explore the wild and unspoiled protected areas of the Nera Gorges, sail the Danube through its gorges and listening to the stories spoken by the locals that live in these remote villages.

Discover more than 2000 years of history and stories in one single adventure tour. The tour of the Idyllic Banat!

*NOTE: In one of the days in Sasca Romana, you may book extra charge a Rafting Tour on the Nera River through the Nera Gorges, or you can directly make the tour through the gorges by raft. Please contact us for details!

 

Services included in the program:

- 8 nights` accommodation in 3* and 4* hotels and pensions on full board basis (B,L,D)
- Transfer airport - hotel - airport in Bucharest
- Transport by private car or minivan with air conditioning and all the needed comfort, driven by professional drivers and assisted by one of our guides

- Authorized English/French/Italian/German/Spanish or Japanese speaking Romanian guide.

- Guided tour for every tourist landmark on the route
- Guided tour of the Nera Gorges National Park (2 days)
- One Welcome Traditional Dinner

- Bucharest guided city tour
- The entrance fee for every tourist landmark and national park that will be visited.
- Free entrance and one free cocktail in one of the clubs in Bucharest, recommended by our travel agency, if the tourists wish to taste the nightlife in Bucharest.
- Danube Defile boat trip

Services extra charge:

- The beverages
- Other expenses of the tourists
- Rafting on Nera River - extra charge on request
- SPA procedures in Herculane SPA Resort
- Tips are greatly appreciated

Book now and make sure you get the best of this idyllic program in the Banat Mountains!

Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Bucharest - "The Litle Paris". Prepare for a great adventure. Bine ati venit!

Transfer from “Henri Coanda” International Airport to the hotel, in the city center. Depending on the time of arrival, tour of the Bucharest with our guide. We will visit most beautiful landmark and cultural monuments of the Romanian Capital and will step back in time on the streets that gave Bucharest the nickname “The little Paris”. Welcome dinner in one of the best and famous restaurants in Bucharest, “Caru cu Bere”. 

Day 2: Bucharest - Orsova - 390 km. Long but beautifull road to the Danube\'s Defile.

After the breakfast we are leaving Bucharest toward the south-west part of the country, Banat region. Our first stop: Ancient city of Drobeta, the ruins of Trajan Bridge and the legend of Ada Kaleh. Lunch in Drobeta. In the evening we will reach Orsova a small port before entering Danube Gorges. Dinner 

Day 3: Orsova - Sasca Romana 160km. Boat Cruise through the Danube Defile. A relaxing tour, absolutely necessary befor the days to come:)

Breakfast and after a strong breath up the stream we’re going! A nice and pleasant boat ride in the heart of Danube Gorges. Lunch and after that we will admire the gorges, on our way to Sasca Romana  

Day 4: Trekking in the Nera Gorges National Park. A complete adventure not to be missed, in the middle of the Banat Mountains!

Rich breakfast for energy and we start the hiking in Nera Gorges. A nice adventure in the middle of the nature crossing the river by foot, explore some small caves and enjoying the idyllic landscape an trekking the paths digged manually by many civilizations that crossed these territories, Austrians being the last ones. Our final destination is "Dracului" Lake (the lake of the devil), where we will take the lunch and listen to the legend of this fantastic lake. In the evening we return to Sasca Romana. Round-trip: 9-10 hours, difficulty: medium. Dinner

Day 5: Discovering the "Beusnita Waterfall" and the "Beiului" Lake in the Nera Gorges National Park. Idyllic landscapes and paths.

In the morning, after enjoying the breakfast we will go to discover “Beusnita” Waterfall and “Ochiul Beiului” Lake. Also here the picnic goes very well with the legend. In the evening, barbeque party, fire camp and more legends. Round-trip: 6h 

Day 6: SPA and relaxation in the town of Hercules, the Herculane SPA Resort. Great SPA experience in a special place for Europe. Find out why!

Breakfast and preparing for SPA in Baile Herculane Resort, one of the oldest thermal resorts in the world. In the evening a lot of time to relax after the last two days of hiking. (SPA - depends on the hotel).As the entire area, Herculane Resort has it\'s origins and name based on the Greek legends and myths of Hercules. The ancient Greeks have written that Hercules walked on these lands in his expedition to find the Golden Wool and the Danube and the Carpathian Mountains offered him shelter and food. 

Day 7: From Hercules to Brancusi - from legends to arts! Herculane - Maldaresti (Horezu Area) - 200 km.

After the breakfast we will leave Herculane, and let the divine Greek hero to rest, and we will discover the origins and work of the pioneer of modernism - Constantin Brancusi. Fist stop: the village where Brancusi was born and lunch near the "Endless Column", one of his masterpieces. In the evening a short break and visit at the Polovragi Cave. Accommodation and dinner in the Horezu Area.

Day 8: Learn how do they do the pottery in Horezu (UNESCO World Heritage art) and explore the Saline in the hearth of the Salt Moutain.

Breakfast and then a short demonstration of how the Horezu Pottery (UNESCO World Heritage) it\'s made and a visit to Horezu Monastery. After that we will visit Ocnele Mari Salina (Salt Mine) where we will enjoy a few hours relaxing break in the hearth of the Salt Mountain. Late in the afternoon we will arrive in Bucharest. Accommodation and dinner and the rest of the night you will have free time to explore the wild nightlife of the city, downtown, or you can book extra one of our clubbing tour. Next day, you have the breakfast and then check-out. Transfer to the airport. Depending on the time of your flight, you may do some shopping and get some souvenirs to take home. Hope to see you soon again! Goodbye or - La Revedere! 

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