Danube Delta Self Guided CANOE Tours in Mila23


Live an experience in the nature of the Danube Delta by exploring the most wild lakes and canals with a CANOE. Get closer to the waterlilies and birds of the Delta in silence, without disturbing them.

We, Discover Danube Delta Travel Agency, organize this program in which you have the freedom to make the schedule for this exploration tour. You will receive maps (online and printed), updated with the available routes and tested by us. The camping during the chosen tour is done in a local household in the Mila23 village, in the middle of the Danube Delta. You need to bring all the necessary things in the camping (tent, sleeping bag, tableware and cooking utensils) besides the personal equipment recommended, detailed below.

Optionally, you can try the local cuisine, based on fresh fish, cooked by the welcoming hosts.

Example of a 4 days / 3 nights program, with 2 days of tours with canoe included

Day 1

Schedule of the day:

You can set up the tent in the campsite starting with 12:00 p.m.

How do I get to Mila23?

You can reach the Mila23 village only by water. You can choose between Navrom (big ships, state-owned) and fast boats, from private companies. Once the booking is confirmed, our agents will send you the contact details of the local collaborators and you can make the booking according to your preferences. The transport costs vary between 12 and 15 Euro per person, per way.

If you choose fast boat transport, you can be dropped off at the campsite dock. If you come with the Navrom, you need to walk about 10 minutes upstream. You have the details in the map below.

Once you reach the campsite, you can set up your tent and then explore the picturesque village. In the village you will find shops from where you can buy food and water for the canoe tour days. The shops prices are very close to those of the city of Tulcea.

This evening you will receive the canoe, the paddles and the lifejackets and from now on you are responsible for them.

Days 2 and 3

If you choose the program of 4 days / 3 nights, these 2 days are dedicated to canoe tours. You will do your own program, according to your preferences.

You can choose between a few hours tours and one day tour.

You will receive the available routes, depending on the estimated water levels, 2-3 weeks before the tour. These routes can also be adapted by you depending on your experience. The estimated times by us for these routes are only indicative, each participant rowing at his own pace.

If you choose the trips where you will return at lunch in the campsite, you can ask the hosts to prepare the lunch. The booking is made in the morning and the price is Euro 14/person/menu.

The equipment is given back in the evening of the last day of activity.

Day 4

Check out is made until 12:00 p.m.

For the return to Tulcea, we recommend you to make a booking in advance.

Camping in the Danube Delta, Mila23

The camping is done in your own tent, in the yard of the local household. You have access to a shared bathroom with shower and toilet. You have non-stop hot water, but they don’t offer towels or personal care products.

If you want to cook, you must bring everything you need. The campsite does not provide cooking space (kitchen), cooking equipment or tableware.

What we will see in the Danube Delta

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Canoe Tours

The privileged position of the Mila23 village, in the middle of the Danube Delta, away from the navigation traffic on the main branches, offers a multitude of spectacular routes, in tours starting from 2-3 hours to one day (10-12 hours).

Leaving the campsite pontoon, after a few minutes of paddling you will already be on one of the wild canals in the area.

The Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve covers an area of 5500 square kilometers and is home to 360 species of birds, 54 species of mammals, 135 species of fish and 1830 species of plants living on the 479 lakes and the largest compact reeds in the world.

The prices for 2020 are:

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

Click on BOOKING REQUEST button and fill up the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h).

The price includes:

  • Camping in the local household, for the number of nights chosen
  • A canoe for 2 persons, 2 paddles and 2 life jackets
  • Maps (online and printed)
  • Fees for visiting the Danube Delta


The price does NOT include:

  • Transfer Tulcea – Mila23 and return
  • Meals (can be ordered in the local household; breakfast EURO 6/person; lunch EURO 14/person/menu; dinner EURO 9/person/menu)
  • Insurance of any kind (travel, goods, etc.)

Children policy:

  • Children up to 10 years old are free of charge – they will go in the same canoe with parents
  • Children over 10 years old are considered adults and pay the full price
  • The supervision of children throughout the program rests exclusively with the parents.

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