Join us in a canoe tour adventure in the wetlands labyrinth of the Danube Delta. Let’s explore together the wonderful landscapes and impressive wildlife with the most silent means of transportation.
Our canoe tour offers the possibility to cover a large area of the Danube delta’s maze of waterways. The best part is, that some of them are only accessible by paddle boat. Therefore, the birds are more abundant there, not being disturbed by the engines of boats.
We’ll enjoy full days of paddling and relaxing evenings on the banks of secondary branches and channels. If you are a keen birdwatcher or wildlife photographer, this is a great opportunity to fulfill your passion.
- Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve
Day 1: Transfer from the airport Bucharest-Tulcea.
Accommodation in Tulcea at a 4* Guesthouse
Day 2: After breakfast, we will have a boat transfer from Tulcea harbour with a motorboat deep inside Danube Delta away from large channels(~1h). We now start our canoe tour. We will explore narrow channels and shallow lakes, away from tourist areas. Lunch: Picnic in the middle of the wilderness.
Dinner and accommodation in the area of lake Fortuna at a guesthouse in Maliuc.
Day 3: After breakfast we will spend the whole day canoeing towards Mila 23. Great opportunity for birdwatching and photography as we glide downstream crossing Crulic, Vacaru and Ligheanca lakes.
Dinner and accommodation at a guesthouse in Mila 23.
Day 4: In the morning, after breakfast, we will start our last day of our canoe tour, exploring the Trei Iezere-Bogdaproste Lake complex, east of Mila 23. That is a complex of lakes connected through a net of small channels shaded by gallery forests. Here is the stronghold of pelican population in the Danube Delta.
Dinner and accommodation in Crisan, at a 4* guesthouse.
Day 5: After breakfast, we turn back to Tulcea using our excursion motorboat. Sailing upstream we will explore the northern part of the Delta the entire day until we reach the harbour of Tulcea.
Dinner and accommodation in Tulcea at a 4* Guesthouse.
Day 6: Transfer to Bucharest airport.
Alternatives to the program.
If you prefer a more adventurous experience we can camp on the banks the narrow channels instead of staying at guesthouses. Or we can alternate and include one or more nights camping.
Extended Canoe Tour (+2 extra paddling days):
Day 5: -instead of going to Tulcea by motorboat we continue our canoe tour towards Letea. After reaching the shore we are going to visit the virgin forest of Letea, to have a glimpse of this strictly protected area. Afterwards we can have a traditional dinner at a local fisherman’s house.
Dinner and accommodation at the fisherman’s place, in rooms with shared bathroom or camping in the backyard.
Day 6: After breakfast, we continue paddling on the northern side on a new route to our canoe tour. We’ll explore some more reed areas and have great birdwatching opportunities.
Dinner and accommodation in Mila 23 at a guesthouse or camping in the wilderness in the area.
Day 7&8: the same program as the Basic Tour
Other extensions are possible.
Check out our other tours in the area. Extra days and activities can be added to this tour.
It can also be extended by combining it with tours in other areas.
Medium difficulty level. Although, paddling experience is recommended.
We are using 2 person canoes and the one in the back, at least, has to have a bit of skill or force. We will show you how to improve your paddling. Anyway, 2 absolute beginners in the same boat might require some extra effort.
This tour is recommended to be booked at least 3 weeks in advance.
The final price is influenced by many factors that not all depend on us.
Please contact us to get your detailed customized program and offer.
The price usually includes all tour expenses starting with your arrival in the country. Meaning:
- Wildlife specialized guides
- Canoes, paddles and lifejackets
- accommodation in 3* guesthouses or tents if you choose the camping option
- we provide tents and mattresses, you will have to bring your own sleeping bag
- full board (beverages not included)
- Lunches will be served as picnics or sandwiches, fruits, nuts, snacks
- Luggage transfer between accommodations
- Car transfers
- Entry fees in the Biosphere Reserve and Letea Virgin Forest (for the extended program)
The offer you will receive can be adjusted if you choose to modify some of the details.
Other transfers are also possible if you intend to stay longer after our tour together.
Recommended equipment: sunscreen, sunglasses, light long sleeve clothing for sun protection, insect repellent, rain poncho, binoculars.
Mandatory equipment for the camping option: sleeping bag.
We will provide the rest of the gear: tents, mattresses, cooking and food dishes.