CARPATHIAN CULTURE AND WILDLIFE

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Seeing the bears in the sanctuary was incredible, the stories of their rescue and how they are now thriving was very moving.  However seeing wild bears was also amazing. In addition the beautiful Carpathian landscape especially when high up in the sheep pastures and pine forests was lovely.

What did you think of your group leader?

Cosmin Dan was excellent, very knowledgeable, very patient and looked after us very well.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

You don't need much extra spending money on this trip, the bear hide and the visit to Bran and Brasov allow some opportunity and you can spend money at the guesthouse on excellent local beers and wines, but generally everything is provided.  Good waterproofs (essential for the week we were there) and perhaps boot cleaning kit is a good idea.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I really liked this trip, and Romania.  I would certainly consider returning, even repeating the same holiday again some time.