This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Responsible tourism: Romania tailor made vacation
This tour takes in consideration important environmental aspects: - The car used for traveling between locations has low CO2 emissions and uses little fuel. Also the itinerary is optimized so the number of kilometers driven is reduced. - You will visit the bear sanctuary where previously captive bears are offered a decent habitat and by going there and purchasing tickets you contribute to the well-being of those bears. You will also learn about the bears and bear conservation in Romania. - Most of the ingredients for the meals are locally sourced, usually produced through traditional agriculture and some of them are organic encouraging chemical-free agriculture and at the same time sustaining local jobs. - By staying at rural guesthouses you encourage the consumption of more of the locally produced goods rather than staying at a big hotel; this can include traditional pottery instead of modern dishes, local textiles used for decoration, wood sourced locally for furniture, floors or heating.
- All suppliers are local so the income is directed to them and jobs are enabled. You will stay in family owned rural guesthouses (for example in Viscri, Bucovina and Maramures); some of the meals will be arranged there as well so the income will stay locally. - We encourage traveling in small groups such as in this case as we dont want to create demand for large accommodation facilities, especially in rural and natural areas where they would contrast with the traditional architecture. - You will visit crafts workshops and through your presence you encourage those craftsmen to continue their work and the guide will compensate their time spent with us during the visit by giving them money or buying products from them - The first two nights are spent in a wonderful fortress from the 14th century where 2 rooms have been turned into guestrooms so the administrators can get additional money, besides entrance tickets, and use this money for the preservation of the site.