Romania activity vacation, Western Carpathians
Spend 3 nights in a rural Romanian village guesthouse as part of a small group. Mountain biking, hiking and caving in the Western Carpathians.
Lunch in Oradea Crystals Cave Rosia Valley Hiking in Cutilor Gorge Mountain biking in Cutilor Valley Meziadului Cave
€526 excluding flights
The price includes: - 3 nights accommodation at a - local gueshouse - all meals - airport transfers and activity transfers - all necessary equipment guidance and costs with the guide Price/person for a group of 2 pax. Single supplement applies.
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1 Reviews of Romania activity vacation, Western Carpathians
5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 30 Aug 2018 by Orley Moyal
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
There were so many memorable moments, from the stunning views on the Hikes and Bike rides, to the excitement of exploring Caves millions of years old!
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
I can't think of any tips because everything was taken care of and every need seen to, so that everything ran smoothly and seemed effortless and an absolute pleasure!
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Our Guide was local and our accommodation was run by Locals too, which helped us not only integrate more easily but also made us feel so very welcome and constantly aware of the small, yet valued positive impact that our mini- visit was having.
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
From the very start, we received wonderful support and guidance from Mihai - Tour Operator Co-ordinator.
We were then picked up from the Airport & returned on the last day by Andrei, who is a font of knowledge and an absolute delight to speak with!
Our main Guide- Tic (Ludovic) was an absolute Star! He made the whole experience PERFECT in every way! His kind and gentle manner and his knowledge and passion for both the land and the wildlife was truly inspirational!!
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetLeave No Trace: we work hard to leave fewer footprints in our office and in the outdoors. We take special care of the waste management in our trips, we use as much as possible sustainable ways for transport and eat and consume local products.
Invest money and effort in conservation: we pledge between 5 to 10 % of our incomes after taxes into local projects that support nature and local culture conservation. We are active partners of the Apuseni Nature Park, Padurea Craiului Natura 2000 site and other protected areas and landscapes.
Small groups: we promote travel in small groups: 4 to 12 people and very rarely to 15 people. That allows us to interact with you much easier and to keep a good quality of the entire trip. The group’s dynamic is much better and you enjoy your vacation in a small, friendly group, instead in a large one.
In the office, we use recycled paper for all of our docs, bike or walk to work and use only electronic brochures instead of printed ones.
We provide travelers with an updated Codes of Conduct (responsible travel guidelines) in which we suggest different ways to reduce natural resource use in their destination as well as to minimize damage to the environment, wildlife and local culture.
During our trips, we provide suggestions to travelers to actively support local projects which tackle issues related with local environment and/or local culture. Several ways of support local project are available: donations, voluntary work or transfer of know-how.
PeopleLocal guides and local services – we use in our programs as much as possible, local services (at least 50% of the services included in the itinerary are owned and operated by local people/businesses) and local people (local guides besides the tour leader). This is good for the local communities, because we support them to become self sustainable and reliable and is good for you too, because you can have a better interaction with the locals, and experience their way of life in a direct manner. Please note that we never combine groups (unless you want this) together, so you’ll always have your own personal guide, taking care only of you and nothing else.
In all of our trips we use more than 80 % local services (in terms of accommodation, meals, local transport and local guiding), mostly family run businesses, in which locals are self employed.
Respect for local communities and their environment. Our guides and staff will help you to understand and respect the places and people you are visiting, so you’ll be more comfortable and enriched visiting them.
Fair trade travel - we pay people with the fair wage for the services that they provide to us and we make sure that nothing we do in the mountains or in our office exploits people.
We encourage learning about local cultures- our trips have an educational component, both for the traveler and for the local people. We encourage you to learn about local culture and we design our trips according with this principle. We believe that our trips are designed in order to facilitate you not merely to see but to understand.
In the travelers code of conduct as well as during our preparatory communication with the travelers we ensure that enough and accurate information is provided to them in what regards the social, environmental and economic situation in the Apuseni Mountains and Romania.
In the Traveler Code of Conduct, we provides travelers with suggestions of several ways to minimize their impact on local culture and during the trip, the tour leader or the local guide provides suggestions to support local projects (environmental and social) or initiatives which benefit the host communities and their well being.
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