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Danube & Cerna Valley Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations


  • Activities

    Adventure, Hiking Trekking

  • Price
    $2000 USD per trip
  • Duration

    6 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    As arranged

  • Starting Location

    As arranged

  • Price Includes

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

  • Notes

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


  • Danube river and Gorges
  • Ponicova cave
  • Decebal's Head rock sculpture (The tallest in Europe)
  • Baile Herculane resort with outside hot thermal waters
  • Remote hamlets from Cerna Valley: Inelet and Scarisoara Vanturatoarea Waterfall Tasna Gorges

Trip Info

Picture this for a minute: boat riding through the Danube’s canals, amazing caves, narrow trails above the gorges, a hike behind a waterfall, visiting very old hamlets accessible only by wooden stairs, and a good and relaxing bath in thermal water. Sounds like the perfect holiday, doesn’t it? Day 1: Today we are heading towards the notorious Danube Boilers. We will relax at a very nice guesthouse, on Danube’s banks, enjoying a beautiful view of the old river and the mountains to the left and to the right. Day 2: The long awaited moment has come! We are going deep inside the heart of the mountains, on a short route that goes above the Boilers. We will climb Ciucaru Peak, and we will enjoy an amazing view: the Danube flowing through the majestic cliffs. Leaving that charming place will not be easy, but we will make it worth your while, because we are heading for the next highlight: Ponicova Cave. Very impressive and full of surprises, the cave puts on quite a show: the great entrance, the amazing galleries, and last but not least, the famous exit! In the evening we will return to the guesthouse and we will enjoy dinner and a delicious fish, from the Danube, made by the locals, in a very traditional way. Day 3: An adventurous day is followed by a more relaxing one, but exciting as well. Today we’ll visit one of the most famous sculptures(in rock) in Romania: Decebal’s head. From here we will start riding a boat on the Danube, where we’ll have a different perspective of the Boilers, getting right inside them. The day ends in Domogled-Cerna Valley National Park. Day 4: Did you sleep well? Today is going to be a loooong day. Highlights include Vanturatoarea waterfall, which offers an impressive show: 40 m high, it falls over a rocky amphitheater. Isn’t that cool? Guess what, we can walk behind it and take photos as well! But…the day does not end here, folks! There is still a lot to do and see. We are ready to enter the magic world of Tasnei 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? At the end of the gorges there are a few surprises, but all in due time. Day 5: Well…how 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 (each 40 m high), 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… Day 6: The last day is a more relaxing one but at the same time very interesting. Today we will visit 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.

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