Day 1: Heading to the amazing Domogled-Valea Cernei National Park. For the first day our plan is to enter the magic world of Tasna Gorges. They are wild, untamed, imposing, and have this interesting suspended trail, just perfect for walking. This is the place where the notorious black pine from Banat grows. The trees look like huge bonsai attached to the rock. Hmm, curious, isn’t it?
In the afternoon, what do you say about a trip back in time? You may find this hard to believe but only 2 hours from the civilization we will find hamlets that are completely isolated, without electric power, no roads, the only points of access are 4 stairways, vertically attached on the rock. Oh well, they really exist, and they are not a touristic trap.
This is how the people from the area actually live: isolated. You will be impressed by their stories from the everyday life and find out what they do on a daily basis, and how they manage in such a remote area especially when they need an ambulance…
We will spend the night at the peasants house, on top of the mountain, to live their real experience.
Day 2: We are leaving our hosts and move forward to the next hamlets of these mountains. We are going to see amazing landscapes, animals, other houses and beautiful locals.
Day 3: The last day is a more relaxing one but at the same time very interesting. Today’s highlights include Vanturatoarea waterfall, which offers an impressive show: 40 m high, it falls over a rocky amphiteatre. Isn’t that cool?
Guess what, we can walk behind it and take photos as well!
Before we go home, we have to stop a little bit in the famous Herculane resort, once known as ,,The pearl of Europe’’ and of the Austrian – Hungarian Empire.
Although overlooked in the recent years, the landscapes around the city are amazing, and the place is known for its thermal water.
We will take a tour of the old town and visit the beautiful buildings that tell stories of kings and queens, who used to bathe in the thermal waters, many …many…years ago.
We cannot leave the place without trying the water ourselves, right?
Our tour has come to an end but it leaves us with great memories, amazing landscapes, and with the desire to come back here again.