Jennifer Moon review 15 May 2017
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
We loved staying in a local guesthouse, with the freshest food we could imagine! The owner, wife, and his mother were all lovely people, and incredibly welcoming.
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Romanians are incredibly friendly, don't be afraid to reach out and make a new friend!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
In some ways, yes, and other ways, no. We loved the guesthouse, and visiting smaller towns. However, there didn't seem to be much of a focus on sustainability or conservation on this tour.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
It was average, with some nice highlights.
Read the operator's response here:
We really welcome feedback and appreciate your opinion.
The tour had a focus on the cultural aspect and particularly on benefiting the local community and keep income local. So the accommodation used was owned by local people, guide was local, car used was provided by a local car rental company (and made in Romania), there were visits included to locals which benefited them this way. So there was less of a focus on environment and conservation (a visit to a bear sanctuary was included). If we look at the
responsible travel aspects listed in the tour description I believe they have been presented accurately and should have created the right expectation.
The only things listed there and not included in the tour itself was staying at the 14th century fortress but that was because we had to start the tour from Bucharest so the first night had to be there.
Thank you once again for your feedback.