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Apuseni Natural Park Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Romania

  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $1280 USD per trip
  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged with Guide

  • Starting Location

    As arranged

  • Price Includes

    Accommodation at Guesthouses, Transport/Transfers (from/to established meeting points), 2 meals/day (Breakfast&Dinner;), Entrance fees, Licenced Tour Guide

  • Notes

    The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as physical condition of the participants. Trip price is for 4 people.

Highlights

  • Cetatile Ponorului Cave (Fortress of Ponor) -The most impressive karst formation in Romania
  • Focul viu Ice Cave
  • Galbena Gorges
  • Evantai Waterfall
  • The Lost World (Karst complex with vertical caves)

Guide

Trip Info

Apuseni Natural Park is definitely one of the most beautiful and spectacular places in Romania. Well known for the large number of interesting caves such as Scarisoara Ice Cave, or the most imposing and beautiful karst formations in Romania such as Cetatile Ponorului (Fortresses of Ponor). No doubt, it is a place worth visiting! We’ll have here gorges, waterfalls, impressive rock walls, water caves and ice caves, to name just a few of the wonders from Apuseni. This is one of those places where you will instantly fall in love with nature. And it will be forever. Curious already? If so, you’re in for a real treat. Day 1: Heading to our destination, Glavoi Meadow, where we are going to know each other and make the plans for the next two great days. Day 2: After a good night sleep in the heart of the nature, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast with hot traditional home made cheese pies and milk….from the locals. How does that sound? Heaven on earth, right? Today you’re in for an 8 hour adventure called Galbenei Gorges Circuit. Why adventure, you ask? Well, because you will visit the Ice Cave called Focul Viu (The Living Fire) – you will see why it is called like that, then cross the wild and spectacular Galbenei Gorges, through deep water!! Oh, and the crossing through the Gorges is done on cables…which will make this even more adventurous! At the end of the gorges you’ll have a beautiful surprise. It ain’t over until it’s over, so we’ve saved the best for last: the vertical Bortig Ice Cave, 54 m deep and 34 m wide! Just imagine how it’s like to stand near it and look down… If you think this day was full…check out the next one. Day 3: La piece de resistance for today is the famous Cetatile Ponorului Circuit (Fortresses of Ponor). Shorter than the route that we had yesterday, this circuit is more soliciting and full of adrenaline. The surprises keep on coming, gradually. First, we’ll pay a visit to the place called Balcoane (The Balconies), amazing viewpoints from where you see the impressive walls that guard the entrance of Cetatile Ponorului Cave. We’re in for a steep descent on slippery rock, but it will all be worth it because soon we will find ourselves near the entrance of the cave. After that, we’ll cross the cave for almost an hour, making our way through big boulders and deep water.The cave is crossed by a river, which makes it flow over huge boulders, offering an interesting view. Not to mention the small waterfalls formed inside the cave… a real natural show with natural spot lights. The exit of the cave is followed by a short climb on cables and soon we’ll be facing the impressive portal of the cave which is 74 m high. This makes it the biggest portal in Romania! That’s the way to end an amazing trip!

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