Nature wonders Tour in Apuseni Natural Park

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Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking


Kid Friendly: No. Suitable for mature teenagers. This tour requires a medium physical condition.

Friendly: No.
This tour requires a medium physical condition.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), German (basic), Romanian (fluent)

7 Days tour

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 splendid limestone karst formations in Romania such as Cetatile Ponorului (Fortresses of Ponor).
No doubt, it is a place worth visiting! One will find 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:
We are heading to the heart of Apuseni Natural Park. Visiting the karst plateau called Lumea Pierduta(The Lost World) with the most impressive vertical caves in the area.
Day 2:
Galbenei Gorges Circuit. Focul Viu ice cave (The Living Fire), then cross the wild Galbenei Gorges. The crossing through the Gorges is done on cables.
Day 3: Padis plateau. A beautiful journey through mountains, beautiful meadows with horses, cows. At Padis, some peasants, shepherds, will wait for us with cheese, pies, milk and a warm smile.
Day 4:
For today we have the famous Cetatile Ponorului Circuit (Fortresses of Ponor). Amazing viewpoints, crossing Cetatile Ponorului Cave and cables, of course!
Day 5:
Heading to Ghetari village, with two stops: Groapa Ruginoasa (Ruginoasa Canyon), which is an unique phenomenon and Patrahaitesti hamlet
Day 6:
Casa de Piatra hamlet and Ghetarul Vartop cave, a nature monument
Day 7:
Today we'll visit the famous Scarisoara Ice Cave and the glacier inside it.
End of the tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The meeting location will be set up with the tourist.

End location: The end location will be set up with the tourist.

Duration: 7 days

The program can be altered on the spot, depending on weather conditions and other relevant aspects such as physical condition of the participants.
Tour Dates: April-October


< 4 persons: Peugeot 307 SW. (with AC)
> 4-8 persons: Minivan 8+1 (with AC)
> 8 persons: special quote, to be advised.

What’s Included

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

Estimated Local Cash Needed

200 RON - This would be a moderate amount of money spent for lunch snacks, drinks, souvenirs... If you are moderate, there is no chance to spend more than this in the whole tour. :-)

What’s Extra

Other: Alcoholic drinks
Other meals that are not specified in the program
Personal expenses

For larger groups (more than 2 persons), please inquire for a customized tour quote.

Private tour guide Flavia D

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