In Romania traditions are best kept in rural areas. In these Romanian rural tours, we want to show you how subsistence farmers still mow hay by hand and carry it by horse cart or how shepherds still tend their sheep and make cheese like centuries ago. Or how craftsmen carry on crafts which are slowly disappearing. Around Easter, Christmas and other religious holidays there are many traditions and people still wear traditional clothes and go to pray in centuries old churches. And like anywhere, people from the smaller villages are the most hospitable and welcoming you can find in the country.
And it is villages which are the closest to the most untamed and beautiful nature in the country so they are ideal starting points for walks, wildlife and wildflowers observation.
Here are our top recommendations for active and rural tourism in Romania.
This tour neighbouring the rural area takes you into the wilderness where the largest wild carnivore animals in Europe live.
During 5 days of visit in Romania, you will learn in a non-intrusive way about bears, wolves, lynx and also about chamois, dear and many species of birds. In this Romanian wildlife tour, you have good chances of seeing wild bears but since their habitat are the forests we cannot guarantee that you will see each of the animals. Nevertheless the experience is thrilling.
The tour offers great opportunities for family bonding as it takes you through the most interesting regions of Romania: Transylvania, Maramures and Bucovina.
Amidst visits and explorations, enjoy the hospitality of the people and get drawn for a few days in the quaint way of life specific to Romanian villages.
Hiking Tour of Transylvania
Discover the picturesque hiking trails of the Carpathians
Explore the majestic Carpathian Mountains during this 9-day hiking tour of Transylvania. You will climb high peaks, pass by impressive rock formations and admire idyllic panoramas. But you will also get to discover the gentle hilly landscapes where sheep graze in the summer or walk through vegetable-rich gorges.
To make this a memorable trip, you’ll also explore the beautiful medieval town of Sibiu and the famous castles of Transylvania: Bran and Peles.