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Overview

Danube Delta: a special place, Europe’s premier wetlands and best preserved delta is sheltering spectacular wildlife highlights, has been declared a World Cultural & Natural Heritage site and a UNESCO protected area and is one of Romania’s leading attractions.

The Danube Delta has the third largest biodiversity in the world spreading over 5,050 km2 of marshes, canals, reed islets and lakes, offers a sanctuary for birds, fish, and animals.

This natural reservation hosts the largest wetlands in Europe, its unspoiled backwaters offer the unique opportunity to observe the incredible beauty of the Danube Delta landscapes and all the treasures lying in it: 45 freshwater fish species, fishermens’ heaven; the ideal place for 300 migratory & year-round birds, a density unmatched anywhere else in the world, therefore the delta is a birdwatchers’ paradise.



 

Itinerary

Bucharest - Tulcea - Sulina - Letea - Mila 23 - Tulcea - Bucharest

Floating Hotel “Arca”, 4-star rated, promotes a tourism dedicated to all nature-lovers & wildlife enthusiasts and is the best way to visit the fascinating Danube Delta.
The comfort & laid back will be combined with the fabulous opportunities of flora & bird watching, admired while cruising through unforgettable landscapes. Apart the exquisite services, a well-documented local expert guide will support the area exploring and interesting species spotting.

The trips programme and itinerary is flexible and can be arranged according with the guests wishes & interests.
Apart the exploration the tourists will be delighted by the traditional cuisine with its local recipes prepared by experienced chefs, and will enjoy the comfort of its big cabins, the leisure & cozy ambience offered by the library or relaxing areas.

Day 1

Pick up from “Henri Coanda” International Airport, Bucharest

Transfer into the Dobruja region (situated between the Danube river and the Black Sea) to Tulcea, an important and ancient harbour, with Byzantine, Genovese, and Ottoman influences, considered to be the entry gate in the Danube Delta.

Boarding on the Floating Hotel “Arca”, 4-star rated.

Cruising on the Sulina channel, heading to the port of Sulina, passing along the villages PartizaniMaliucGorgovaCrisan.

Onboard the tourists (groups up to 18 persons) will be able to explore the Danube Delta using the small motor boats accompanying the mother ship and observing from the vessel’s upper deck, while towed by a powerful ship. 

Overnight inside the port.

Day 2

Option 1: After breakfast one day of sea sunbathing organized on the Sulina fine sand beach.


Option 2: After breakfast a boat trip on the sea with the boat (Bradesti) and into the Musura golf with the motor boats, if the weather is suitable.

After lunch the floating hotel “ARCA” will be heading to Old Danube up to Magearu Channel.

Trip with the motor boats to the Letea Forest (UNESCO protected area). The Letea Forest will be visited using a specially furbished vehicle.

Back cruise to the floating hotel “ARCA” & dinner.

Day 3

In the morning the “ARCA” floating hotel will cruise heading for the village Mila 23, the starting point for small motor boats trips or boat cruise on the lakes Trei Iezere, Garla, Lopatna, Garla Versina, Ligheanca.

 

The floating hotel “Arca” has 3 decks equipped with state-of-the-art amenities: on the 1st deck the floating hotel offers 9 double cabins, with an exquisite design, AC and own retro-style bathroom space (toilet & shower); the 2nd deck hosts the restaurant, bar, library, conference room (audio-video equipment, satellite TV, karaoke, wireless internet), and a sun-proof terrace (observing & relaxation point); the 3rd deck has been arranged into a sunbath terrace (20 sun beds & jacuzzi-spa), offering a wide space for bird & landscape watching, parties, disco, society games.

 

After lunch is served onboard the floating hotel will cruise into the area Fortuna Lake and Baclanesti Lake, for overnight.

 

Day 4

Morning departure after breakfast heading for Tulcea cruising on Canal 36.

 

Throughout the returning cruise spectacular views are to be expected from the upper deck terrace.

 

Arrival in Tulcea around lunchtime.

 

OPTIONAL:

* 4 - 7 days extended floating hotel programmes available on request

** Extra overnights in Bucharest can be booked, on request


Embarkation & transfer to “Henri Coanda” International Airport, Bucharest

Price/pers in EUR 2015

3 nights/4 days 210
4 nights/5 days 280

The price is valid for groups of 18 pers.
Quotes for different group sizes on request.

The price includes:
-          Accommodation/all inclusive on the floating hotel Arca
-          Use of the floating hotel facilities
The price does not include:
-          Transfer from/to the airport (about 76 EUR/pers/round trip, group of 18 pers)
-          Other services not mentioned

Celia

questions Are their expert guides Is September a good time for birds Many thanks

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