Danube Delta Nature Tour 7d/6n, 4 day trips included - SHARED 2024

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Discover the Danube Delta on an EXTENSIVE guided tour, focused on NATURE with all it’s aspects: birds, mammals, insects, places, plants, habitats etc; combined with a nice and comfortable accommodation and authentic local food. All the elements of this program are carefully chosen to offer a memorable experience. This program is dedicated to NATURE ENTHUSIASTS category of clients.

A Comprehensive Wildlife Experience.  The “Discover Danube Delta Nature Tour” is a specialized touristic program designed for passionate nature enthusiasts seeking an in-depth exploration of the diverse ecosystems of the Danube Delta. This immersive experience offers a blend of guided excursions curated to provide a comprehensive understanding of the rich biodiversity within this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Mila23, the starting point in the routes crossing one of the most picturesque areas of the Delta. Letea, the village which most faithfully depicts the specifics of the Hohol village or the mirage of the wild land made up of lakes and channels, are just some of the reasons for an unforgettable vacation.

  1. Guided Nature Tours:
    • Knowledgeable local guides lead small groups through the delta’s intricate network of waterways, reed beds, and wetlands.
    • Participants gain insights into the delta’s flora, fauna, and geological formations, with a focus on the myriad bird species, fish, and other wildlife that call this region home.
  2. Cultural Exchange:
    • Participants have the opportunity to interact with local communities, gaining insight into their traditional ways of life, including fishing, boat-building, and culinary practices.
    • Optional visits to nearby villages and cultural sites further enhance participants’ understanding of the delta’s rich heritage.
    • Traditional Delta cuisine is incorporated into the program, with opportunities for participants to taste local specialties.
  3. Accommodations:
    • Participants stay in local guesthouses, designed to blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings while providing comfortable amenities.

We designed this trip thinking about the Danube Delta being a real natural paradise, with our own fleet (open boats), an enthusiastic team of guides and an exclusive partnership with 3 of the best guesthouses in Mila23. Our trip’s speed is low/medium, our boats are NOT speed boats. These are boats built according to our concept.

The tour include: GUIDE, daily boat tours, according to the table below, transfers by boat from Tulcea to Mila23 and back, accommodation in local guesthouse, half board (details to the Itinerary).

The accommodation is done in our partner local guesthouses:

Casa Alexandru & Alexandra | Casa Vaida

Prices and availabilities for 2024 season:

Date
Alexandru and Alexandra
Vaida House
Places
Price
Places
Price
10 Jun - 16 Jun
Fully booked.
Fully booked.
24 Jun - 30 Jun
620
Fully booked.
1 Jul - 7 Jul
620
620
8 Jul - 14 Jul
Fully booked.
620
15 Jul - 21 Jul
620
Fully booked.
22 Jul - 28 Jul
620
620
29 Jul - 4 Aug
620
620
5 Aug - 11 Aug
620
620
19 Aug - 25 Aug
Fully booked.
620
26 Aug - 1 Sep
Fully booked.
Fully booked.
2 Sep - 8 Sep
Fully booked.
Fully booked.

Prices in the table are expressed in euro (EUR), are per person, per tour and include VAT.

Click on “Book now” in the table (the number shown is the number of available places) and fill up the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.

The price includes:

  • Accommodation at the chosen guesthouse, in a double room for 6 nights
  • Half board (dinner on the first day, breakfast and dinner on days 2 and 3, breakfast on the last day)
  • Two boat trip on the lakes (2 sessions, morning and evening)
  • The trip to Letea (one day), including the safari car to the forest
  • The trip to Sulina (one day)
  • ENGLISH guidance
  • Transfers by boat, Tulcea – Mila23 and return
  • Fees for visiting the Danube Delta

Optional:

  • Single supplement Euro 75 / person / stay

The price does NOT include:

  • Beverages, other than water at the meals
  • Lunch –  16 euro/pers at Alexandru and Alexandra and Letea. In Sulina you can find a la carte restaurants
  • Insurance of any kind (travel, goods, etc.)

Children policy:

  • Children aged between 5-12 years pay 50% of the price of the package
  • Children over 12 years are charged as adults
  • The supervision of the children on the tour will be exclusively the responsibility of the parents.

* The minimum age to join in this program is 5 years old.

Day 1: 15:30 Meeting | 16:00 Departure to Mila23 | Dinner

Meeting and boarding

The departure for this trip is from Port Tulcea Aval.  In order to complete the payments (if any) and to communicate regarding the boat you will go to Mila23, we will be waiting for you at our boarding point, at 15:30.

Transfer and accommodation to the guesthouse

The transfer to Mila23 is done on one of the most beautiful routes in the Danube Delta. The transfer lasts about 2 hours. Our guide will lead you to the pontoon of the guesthouse you will be staying in.

In the evening, the host will await you with a delicious dinner.

Day 2: 8:30 Breakfast | 9:30 Trip departure | Last 4 hours of day, the evening trip | Dinner

Danube Delta Nature trips

You’ll have 2 trips, one in the morning and one in the evening. Depending on the Danube water level as well as the fresh information we have about where large groups of birds feed on the lakes near by Mila23 village, we will choose the best route every day. It’s a tour to discover the Danube Delta’s NATURE, to see it and understand it.

After breakfast you’ll start the morning tour. Come back to the accommodation for lunch (optional), take some rest then you’ll depart for the evening tour (last 4 hours).

The guide will let you know the schedule, depending the season and the sunrise/sunset hour.

If you would like to have the lunch, inform the guesthouse staff at breakfast in the morning. Also, for the lunch at Letea (for the next day), please inform the guide in this evening.

Day 3: Sunrise trip | 8:30 Breakfast | 9:30 Departure on the trip to Letea | 12:30 Trip to Letea Forest (by safari car + on foot) | 14:30 Lunch (optional) | Dinner

Sunrise trip

It starts half an hour before sunrise. It is the time when the Danube Delta is full of life, the birds are feeding intensively and the light is warm and pleasant.

Return to accommodation for breakfast then depart to Letea.

Trip to Letea

The trip to Letea Forest is a day of contrasts, starting on the water, pass through the desert area of the Letea Levee and reach the Letea Forest. With a route through the northern area of the Danube Delta, very close to the pelicans colony Rosca-Buhaiova, the largest colony of White Pelicans in the world, in the 2-2.5 hours until reach Letea village, explore an wild, spectacular area. From Letea Village take a safari car to Letea Forest. There are about 7 km from the village to the forest, travel by car then on foot about 20-30 minutes, on the route approved by the Danube Delta Administration. The guide will show you the special plants, the special places and (hopefully) the wild horses.

See the points of interest, walk through the fine sand then return to the village and you can have lunch at a local, authentic household, where the hosts cook simple and traditional food. We want you to see an alternative to Lipovan food, the “hohol” food (Ukrainian), which, although similar, has its particularities. After lunch return to the boat and go back, over the lakes, towards Mila23. Arrive at the guesthouse in the afternoon.

Lunch at the local household in Letea

You should know this is not a restaurant and no other dishes can be ordered. Lunch is always based on fish and it is composed of first course (a traditional fish soup), second course (fish with potatoes in the oven) and the famous donuts of Letea, as a dessert. The hosts have a very simple service system and can only offer complete menus.

It is a long, demanding trip, so please have the minimum required equipment with you.

Day 4: 8:30 Breakfast | Free time | Dinner

Today, you have the opportunity to discover Mila23 village by yourself, you can explore the village, rest or you can request a private day tour.

You have the breakfast, lunch (optional) and dinner, to the accommodation.

Day 5: 8:30 Breakfast | 9:30 Trip departure | Last 4 hours of day, the evening trip | Dinner

Danube Delta Nature trips

You’ll have 2 trips, on different routes then before, one in the morning and one in the evening. Depending on the Danube water level as well as the fresh information we have about where large groups of birds feed on the lakes near by Mila23 village, we will choose the best route every day. It’s a tour to discover the Danube Delta’s NATURE, to see it and understand it.

After breakfast you’ll start the morning tour. Come back to the accommodation for lunch (optional), take some rest then you’ll depart for the evening tour (last 4 hours).

The guide will let you know the schedule, depending the season and the sunrise/sunset hour.

If you would like to have the lunch, inform the guesthouse staff at breakfast in the morning.

Day 6: Sunrise trip | 8:30 Breakfast | 9:30 Departure on a trip to Sulina |  20:30 Dinner

Sunrise trip

It starts half an hour before sunrise. It is the time when the Danube Delta is full of life, the birds are feeding intensively and the light is warm and pleasant.

Return to accommodation for breakfast then depart to Sulina.

The way to Sulina cross a part over wild Lakes and Channels then you will discover the mighty Danube River and travel to Sulina City, till the end of the Danube Delta, to the Eastern Most Point of European Union.

Once in Sulina, you can explore the City and the Graveyard OR you can enjoy the Sea Beach. For lunch you have many options in Sulina. In the afternoon (17:00) you have to return to the boat and depart to the accommodation.

Day 7: 8:30  Breakfast | 9:30 Embarkation for the transfer to Tulcea | 11:30 Disembarkation in Tulcea, the end of the program.

Transfer to Tulcea

It is made, for the most part, on the same route as on arrival, with a higher speed than on trips. It is the last part of our program and we reserve, especially for this moment, some beautiful places that we want to show you on the way. We disembark at the same pontoon from which we left and we say goodbye.

If you are leaving Tulcea with public transport, we recommend you consider a booking after 1 o’clock P.M.

Details

Group confirmation

This group is run with minimum 2 subscribers.

Shared Program

Being a SHARED program, this means the whole group goes with the same car / boat, at the same hours (hours detailed in the program). Please be on board at scheduled time for both.

Trips to the Danube Delta

All the time we will try to learn something about the places we travel through, about the birds and the flora of the Danube Delta. Each season has its beauty, each area of the Delta has something particular that we will help you understand in order for you to see what makes the Danube Delta so special.

Spring in the Danube Delta  |  Summer in the Danube Delta  |  Autumn in the Danube Delta

Booking

Bookings are based on 20% deposit. You can pay by card, bank transfer, Revolut or PayPal.

More then 60 days before the program you can postpone the trip ( you will receive a voucher available 2 years). Less then 60 days before the trip, the deposit is non refundable.

The remaining balance can be paid on arrival at our boarding point in cash or card (LEI/RON or EURO).

Contact

Email: contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone: (Voice, SMS, WatsApp):

+40 749 120 009  |   +40 759 120 009

* For bookings or requests, we always prefer to communicate by email. Thank you!

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