4wd safari in the Carpathians

Off-road experience guided tour which offer the best off-road selection of the Carpathians mountains. You’ll meet on the route local people and you’ll be witness of their traditional way of living, local craftsmens, old historical areas and wilderness routes. Every day is different but equally interesting, alternating nature with cultural and ethnographic interest points.

Brasov
Bran Castle
Peles Castle

This tour allows you to experience the essential landscapes of Romania, while driving on remote wilderness and through mountain traditional areas as well as visiting the main touristic attractions of Transylvania. This tour addresses the central section of Carpathians in a comprehensive route starting from shadowed birch and oak forests and sky mirroring reservoirs up to alpine pastures and glacial lakes at 2200m altitude. The cultural and architectural heritage is sprinkled along the route.
Optional: you can enjoy a self drive experience assisted by our guide.

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Day by day itinerary

Bucharest - Sinaia - Brasov - Bran

Peles Castle

We pick you up early in the morning from your hotel in Bucharest or from the Otopeni Henry Coanda International Airport. We’ll drive heading north to meet the Central part of the Carpathian Mountains Stop at Sinaia to visit Peles Castle and then in Brasov for a short visit of the medieval town.
In the afternoon we’ll do a loop 4WD trip in the hills around Bran with an optional hike in the Canyon of Zarnesti, trying to discover the pastoral way of life of the Romanian sheppard. The stunning views of Piatra Craiului and Bucegi mountains and the “spread” traditional villages stay with us along our journey. We’ll sleep in Bran - Moeciu area after a dinner in a Romanian traditional restaurant.

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Day 2

Bran Castle

In the morning visit Bran Castle. Then we’ll leave the Dracula Castle behind for a full off-road day in the mountains. We’ll have a spectacular route on top of the mountains with stunning views over Bucegi, Piatra Craiului, Iezer-Papusa and Fagaras. Well also drive along an artificial lake and gorges before reaching an altitude of more than 2000m. Depending on timing, we’ll have the opportunity to visit one of the oldest monasteries of Romania, built by the monks over 1000 years ago in a cave. On this day picnic lunch is compulsory before we arrive near the Vidraru reservoir at our hotel.

Day 3

Romania - Vidraru Dam

We get an early morning start driving around the Vidraru lake, then off-road to Olt river’s Valley across the Lovistea county. In the afternoon we’ll drive along Latorita mountain ridge enjoing the astonishing view over Lotru Valley and Parang mountains, climbing through all kinds of vegetation all the way to the alpine pastures. After crossing the Jiet river’s Canyon we’ll end a long driving day in a colourfull area close to Petrosani mining zone.

Day 4

Sureanu Mountains

That’s another off-road experience deep into the Romanian ancestors homeland, the Sureanu mountains. Once arrived, we’ll visit the ruins of the capital and the solar calendar used by Dacians (Geti) more than 2000 years ago. The spread villages preserve the ancient way of life and give us the opportunity to meet the sheppards witness their customs and understand the pastoral pace of life. We end the day in the rural area of Sibiu.

Day 5

Moeciu Village

We continue our intrusion in the Dacian heritage driving off-road through the remote villages of Apuseni mountains. These isolated areas preserve not only the mentalities and social customs but also some of the ancient technologies. The Apuseni mountains is one of the largest carst areas in Europe and offers a different landscape spiced with limestone canyons and steep slopes. Late in the afternoon we rush on asphalt to Sighisoara, probably the most beautiful Saxon town in Transylvania, well known for its original architecture untouched from the historic times of the Hungarian Kingdom. We’ll pass the night in a hotel nearby.

Day 6

Sighisoara

We take a brake on off-road driving enjoying the tour of Sighisoara fortress and, after a short drive, we have the option to relax by taking a bath in the thermal salty waters of Bazna Spa resort. The Bazna waters have magical effects for rheumatic conditions and comfort your mind and spirit. After a traditional lunch with bio products at a local farm we continue deep into the Saxon land driving on and off road to discover the Transylvanian Saxon civilization. Saxon immigrants were settled down by Hungarian kings starting with the 12th century to help them to control the conquered Romanian population and to protect the Transylvanian border against the Tartar invasions from East and South. During the centuries the Saxon succeeded to create an original civilization strongly influenced by the Romanian pastoral way of life. We’ll visit one of the many Saxon fortified churches which represents an unique military architecture style in Europe. We’ll end the day in Sibiu, one of the largest and most important Transylvanian cities.

Day 7

Romania - Transfagarasanu road

For the last day we have the option to explore more on the way back to Bucharest, crossing the Fagaras mountains on Transfagarasan road or we can use a shortcut along Olt river’s Valley. Depending of your departure flight we’ll drop-off you at the airport. (The earliest departure possible after 2.00 PM). We can also drop you off in a hotel in Bucharest.

Pricing table


No. of persons Accomodation in dbl room Accomodation in sgl room
1 2710
2 1460 1590
3 1060 1180
* prices are in EURO / person
** for bigger groups prices on request!

The price include

7 nights accommodation; daily breakfast; professional private guide – English language; 4WD vehicle and fuel, Entrance tickets.

The price not include

Other services not specified on the intinerary; Entrance tickets at the monuments; Banking fees.

Additional travel informations

You’ll be assited all the time but one specialist guide for adventure and off-road. The cars are 4WD vehicles special prepared for the type of roads used. Each car can fit maximum for people. Total distance is about 1500 km. The routes are designed to spice the long asphalt driving with off-road sections or attractions.
Optional: we can organize this tour as a self drive and you can explore and enjoy the 4WD driving on the adventure roads. Prices on request!


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Spend Halloween party in Romania

For an unique experience join our Halloween Tour in Transylvania, probably the best destination in the World to spend Halloween. Our Halloween tour is unique because include special events in two of the biggest and most famous castles in Europe: Hunyad castle and Bran castle. Halloween Party is organized exclusively for our groups in a true medieval castle. During the tour we’ll have another special event – an exclusive nighttime visit at Bran castle, guided by Vlad Dracula. Book our Halloween Tour in Transylvania.

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How to explore Romania

Choose one of our tours in Romania and discover the beauty of our country. Romania offers a large variety of interesting sights from the medieval towns and fortresses in Transylvania, painted monasteries in Bucovina, wooden churches and gates in Maramures, from nice museums and big cities to the jewelries of nature as Carpathians mountains, Danube Delta, lakes and caves.


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