Trip to Sfantu Gheorghe - included in DDD programs
On the trip to Sfantu Gheorghe (Saint George) we want to show you the beauty of the area on South Sulina branch. Are a lot to see, we have a route that includes the most beautiful areas, Arinisul (European Alder) Erenciuc and Sacalin Island.
It's a long trip lasts all day and at Saint George we take a break for lunch.
We leave Mila23 and drive on the Old Danube to the village Crisan, then downstream on channel Caraorman through an area with many shore birds, pelicans and spoonbills, downstream on channel Puiu where again we see a lot of birds, we cross Lake Puiu then go to Lake Erenciuc a special lake with plenty of vegetation and aquatic birds. At the end of the lake, we cross the small reserve Arinisul Erenciuc a very interesting area that still stubbornly resist some Alders, then downstream on the Danube, on the Sfantu Gheorghe branch to the village with the same name. We go to visit Sacalin lagoon, an area which worth to travel all over the Danube Delta.
Sacalin island and lagoon - certainly the most spectacular tour you can do in Sfantu Gheorghe. Danube Delta formation continues here through three minibranches, you can see the stages of forming a delta. On thhese shallow water area can enter (thankfully) only small boats and going very slowly. It is also a very important place for migration, nesting and feeding of many species of birds delta, where you can see anytime (during the season) many species of birds (Curlews, Polvers, Godwits, Kentish, Seagulls, Pelicans, Cormorants , Herons, Spoonbills, Avocetes, Stilts, Ducks, Geese, Swans, etc.), virtually all species of birds in the Danube Delta can be found in this place, both the freshwater and the salt water.
From Sacalin, if are not waves, go out from the mouth of the Danube to the Black Sea, we see and feel the sea then go back to the village for lunch. Like every place where you go, we want to offer the best local dishes. Star of the cuisine here is undoubtedly the sturgeon soup so we have prepared a very good one, at a reliable partner of ours.
Duration of the trip to Sfantu Gheorghe and the Sacalin tour lasts about 5-6 hours. Lunch will be somewhere at 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., if not last that long without food, it is good to have a snack with you.
Return to the hostel on a great route, different from the one from coming. We arrive sometime in the evening, at dinner.