Danube Delta Tour
A seven days Danube Delta tour on board the four star floating hotel. This tour suites the birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts alike as it explores the main parts of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve in search of birds, mammals and plants. The exploration will be made by small motor boat specially build for bird-watching accompanied by a guide specialist. There is no better way to explore this wetland than on board a floating hotel.
Prices start at 800 EUR
ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY
- Cruising the Danube Delta on board a four star floating hotel – 7 days 6 nights.
- Exploring the small channels and shallow lakes by small boat in search of wildlife.
- Large numbers of pelicans, herons, Pygmy Cormorant
- Bird-watching the Black Sea lagoons for a wide variety of migrating waders, warblers and other species heading south or north depending on
- Visit Letea village and Letea forest.
Exploring the Danube Delta – a wetland area larger than Coto Donana and the Camargue combined. From the comfort of our floating hotel, we’ll explore a maze of channels and lakes,
Day 1 - Fly to Bucharest and drvie to Tulcea
The group will be picked up in Bucharest and transferred to Tulcea where they will board the Floating Hotel. Dinner will be served on board while the floating hotel remains moored in Tulcea harbour for the night.
Day 2 - Tulcea - Sf. Gheorghe
We start our Danube Delta tour, traveling towards Sfantu Gheorghe on board of our floating hotel that will be tugged down the Sfantu Gheorghe arm. After a journey of about 100 kilometres and 7 hours of navigation we will arrive in Sfantu Gheorghe village where we will take a boat tour to the shore of the Black Sea, where the Danube finishes its journey. The group will be given the option to walk to the village following the wild beech and the salty step of the Black Sea. After we visit the village we will board the floating hotel again for dinner. During the night the boat will be moored near the village.
DAY 3 – Sfantu Gheorghe – Sulina – Magearu
Early in the morning we will board our exploring boat and travel to the lagoon of Sahalin Peninsula for the observation of birds and other wildlife we might encounter. Sachalin is considered one of the most important spots for bird migration and breeding in the Danube Delta. Most of the time flocks of White and Dalmatian Pelicans are fishing the waters of this lagoon and sometimes come very close to the boat. After spending some time watching the lagoon wildlife, we will head back to the floating hotel where we will have lunch. After lunch we will start our journey on board our floating hotel towards the middle of the delta. We will travel on Sulina arm and reach the Old Danube where we will more the boat for the night in a special remote place.
DAY 4 – Magearu – Letea – Mila 23
After breakfast we embark again our exploring boat and transfer to Letea following the Chanel of Magearu. After a journey of about two hours we will arrive in Letea Village where we will have a walk. Letea is the most beautiful village in the Danube Delta because it has barely been touched by time and changes the modern world suffered in the past few decades. In the centre of the village we will be picked up by horse carriages that will take us to the famous forest of Letea. After a 45 minute drive we will arrive in the central part of this magnificent place where patches of forest grow between sand dunes. We will have the chance to visit both the forest and the sand dunes and understand the mysteries of this place. At mid day we will have our packed lunch in the forest than head back to the boat. We will return to the floating hotel and start our journey up the Danube (Sulina arm) towards Mila 23 village. In the evening we will arrive near the village and more on Chanel Eracle.
DAY 5 – Mila 23 – Lake Matita – Lake Furtuna
In the morning we will take a tour with the boat exploring the lakes Trei Iezere and Matita. In this area we will be close to the largest breeding colony of White Pelicans in Europe so it is possible to encounter large flocks of fishing in the lakes. In the afternoon we will travel again on board of our floating hotel until we reach our final destination for the day – Lake Furtuna. The boat will be moored for the night at the edge of the lake.
DAY 6 – Lake Furtuna – Lake Baclanesti – Lake Nebunu – Tulcea
After a short trip to the lake of Crulic and visiting lake Baclanesti, we will start our journey back to Tulcea harbour. In the late afternoon we will arrive in Tulcea where we will moor for the night.
Day 10 - Tulcea - Bucharest
Transfer to Bucharest airport by bus, on the way stop in some nice places for some other birds if time allows. Also included is a coffee and comfort stop at a gas station. This journey takes usually 4 to 5 hours.
Small group 10 to 18 people
Activity level grade A
Leisurely pace with a couple of r walks. This holiday requires a low level of fitness. For more information please contact Ibis Tours office.
4 stars Floating Hotel.
Single room policy
This trip offers single room occupancy with a surcharge. On some occasions the availability of singles on the floating hotels has to be confirmed.
Dates and prices
This tour can be organised on request
Accommodation, transfers, full board, day trips by boat, guide.
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