Off road experience in Transylvania – 3 Days

*Guided Self-driving tour*

On this trip you will enjoy 4×4 off road experience in some of the most beautiful nature locations in Transylvania. Explore new landscapes and learn interesting facts of Romania history and culture. Discover natural sites like spectacular lakes, rivers, canyons and authentic villages where time has stood still. Enjoy coffee breaks in the mountains with breathtaking views and experience pure nature. You will have no stress, no rush but only great time in travelling on this 4×4 tour to magical places through mountains and fairy tale roads.

Concept of travelling in convoy: The leader vehicle is driven by our guide and rest of the vehicles are driven by the tourists after solid training.

Off Road level of difficulty: Easy-Medium suitable for drivers with small experience in driving 4×4 vehicles or even with no experience in 4×4.

The package is suitable for small groups of 6 – 20 persons, travelling in 2 – 5 off road vehicles, besides the leader vehicle!

Price starting from 396 Euro/person for groups of minimum 6 pax and 2 vehicles in convoy. Click “Prices & Services” Tab for more info!

Day 1 Bucharest – Tabla Butii Ridge – Timisu de Jos

Off road experience Tabla Butii

We will pick you up from the airport or your location in Bucharest and drive about 2 hours, north towards Slon village to get to the foothills of the Tataru Mountains. We lead you into the stunning landscape of Tabla Butii (“The Plateau of Barrels”) route for an amazing off road experience. You`ll drive on the road used centuries ago to cross from Wallachia to Transylvania, one of the mountain passes used by migrating Tatars and Cumans hordes into Transylvania and Europe. Visit an authentic sheepfold where you will have the opportunity to taste organic cheese. Continue driving and pass through the ruins of the Hungarian border fortress Cruceberg, built in the medieval times by Teutonic Knights. Descending the mountains, we arrive in Zizin and drive along the Buzau River valley passing through beautiful landscapes. In the evening, arrive at our accommodation in Timisu de Jos.

Accommodation and welcome dinner at 4 * pension in Timisu de Jos.

 

Day 2 Diham Cottage – Sinca veche – Poiana Marului

Off Road Experience

The morning starts with a challenging 4×4 off road driving experience to Diham Cottage enjoying stunning views of the Bucegi Mountains. Discover spectacular peaks of “Coltii Morarului”, known as “Teeth of Dracula`s’ and drink a cup of coffee in nature surrounded by impressive mountains views. Afterwards, we drive down towards Rasnov and our tour continues to get to Sinca Veche village, where we make a stop to visit the unique cave Monastery, also named “Temple of Wishes”. Here, you will discover a place filled with mystery and a lot of powerful energy. Continue to explore Poiana Marului area, enjoying off road experience through amazing landscapes. The village sceneries are charming and you`ll be fascinated by his fairy tale place. Feel the tranquility and calmness around you. When we reach our cozy accommodation, we will enjoy a delicious Romanian dinner and tasting the traditional local drinks.

Accommodation and dinner at 4 * pension in Poiana Marului.

Day 3  Canyon of Zarnesti – Traditional villages – Bran (Dracula`s) Castle – Fundatica – Bucharest

Off Road Experience TransylvaniaAfter breakfast, we leave Poiana Marului, driving about 15 minutes to Zarnesti. Enjoy a easy walking through the Canyon of Zarnesti and breathing the fresh mountain air in the scenery of “Cold Mountain” movie. Afterwards, enjoy a relaxing off road experience driving through the rolling hills of Magura and Pestera traditional villages. Let your eyes rest in the breathtaking scenery of the Piatra Craiului and Bucegi Mountains. You`ll then visit the legendary Bran Castle, known as the home of Dracula`s spirit. The 4×4 off road experience continues through stunning landscapes of the Bran Pass and reach the highest village from Romania, Fundatica at an altitude of 1360 m. From the top of the hill, the 4×4 off road experience continues through Key Valley Canyon where you`ll have the opportunity to enjoy zip line. After we drink a cup of coffee close by the river and enjoy the sounds of nature around you, we are ready to drive back to Bucharest. Transfer to the airport or your hotel.

 

If your departure flight is in the morning, we can add an additional night in Bucharest.

* Accommodation provided in a superb 4* pensions /hotels in the mountains
** Programs can be modified depending on the weather conditions and tours can be customized on request.

  

 

 

 

  • Canyon of Zarnesti, located near the city of Zarnesti, the canyon is a spectacular road into the hearth of Piatra Craiului mountain range. This deep and narrow limestone canyon was formed by the collapses of a cave roof. The spectacular road with massive rock walls on the both size with height up to 200 meters offers amazing views. It`s an easy way, without level differences, you meet no cars and other source of noise. In this canyon, scenes of “Cold Mountain” were filmed, a movie with Nicole Kidman and Jude Law, awarded with seven Oscars.
  • Bran Castle (also known as Dracula’s Castle) is a medieval masterpiece with fascinating history. Towers, narrow corridors, hidden premises – the caste offers many interesting facts and stories.
  • The traditional villages of Magura and Pestera located in the Piatra Craiului National Park Mountains in the Southern Carpathians, the villages of Pestera and Magura offer an authentic glimpse into rural Romanian life. You will discover a land with rolling hills, remote villages `s roads, traditional wooden houses. 
  • Sinca Veche monastery cave has been dated to around 7,000 years old. The cave is carved into the hill and has two chambers with drawings on walls.”Strange energy” and “special place” are expressions used by those who have stepped inside to seek rest and solace here. There are stories of healing, dreams coming true after praying here and non-existent lights and shadows appearing on photographs. 
  • Brasov  was founded in 1211 by Teutonic Knights and settled by Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels. Here you will discover the Vestiges of the Ancient Citadel of Brasov, Black Church – which some claim to be the largest Gothic style church South-Eastern Europe and the Old Downtown of the city with medieval burg aspect. Brasov is the Transylvania’s gateway towards the South and East. 
  • Off-road tours of rare beauty, the optimal choice of 4×4 Tours team to facilitate legal access and in maximum security in wild places with sensational views over Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Ciucas, Baiului, Postavaru, Piatra Mare, Iezer, Fagaras Mountains.

 

 

PRICES & SERVICES

Price starting from 396 Euro / person for groups of minumum 6 pax and 2 off road vehicles in convoy. 

The final price per tourist is calculated according to the number of persons travelling, number of 4×4 vehicles used and other optional activities.

40% advance payment at booking for reserving the accommodations, 4×4 vehicles and guide and rest of payment within 30 days before departure date.

For self-driving option we need to sign a Self-driving Agreement with all tourist drivers and to keep 800 EUR/ as guarantee for each jeep, refundable after the trip, for covering light jeep damages in case of accident. Extra Casco Insurance available with 400 EUR franchise / vehicle to cover all damages of the vehicles on request.

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We offer discounts for re-seller agencies!

General terms:

  • In one  4×4 vehicle can travel 2, 3 or 4 adult tourists.
  • The package is suitable for small groups of 6 – 20 persons!
  • Off Road level of difficulty: Easy-Medium suitable for drivers with small experience in driving 4×4 vehicles or even with no experience in off road. Experience for driving 4×4 vehicles is a plus but not mandatory.
  • *The drivers must have at least 21 years old and minimum 2 years of driving experience with normal cars. 

The price includes:

  • Accommodation for 2 nights in a superb locations of 4* pensions or hotels.
  • Half board (2 breakfasts and 2 dinners – check-in dinner and check-out with breakfast)
  • Bottled water and coffee in the nature
  • Nissan Patrol or similar jeep rental with English speaking driver / guide (Spanish or German driver / guide at request) 
  • Fuel & local fees 
  • Towing and Recovery Equipment
  • Hotel or airport pick up and drop off
  • VAT

The price does not include:

  • Flights to/from Bucharest – Romania
  • Lunch 
  • Alcohol and other refreshing drinks
  • Mandatory to have travel insurance specific for the off-road and adventure tourism from your country
  • Other optional fees not mentioned in the program

Contact us for other detailed information.

Optional adrenaline outdoor activities like:

  • Option for rent an ATV – 1 hour – 35 EUR per 2 pax
  • Option for bicycle tour – 2 hours – 20 EUR/pax
  • Option horse riding – 1 hour – 20 EUR per 1 pax
  • Zip line and Adventure Park: 15 Euro / pax / 3 hours
  • Zip line in the nature: 9 Euro / pax / 1 hour

 Options for other attractions entrance fees:

  • Entrance fees for Castles: Bran Castle – 9 EUR, Peles – 11 EUR, Rasnov – 5 EUR,
  • Bears Reservation– 10 EUR/pax, watching bears in the wild with ranger assistance – 35 EUR/pax
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