Caving & hiking in Apuseni Mountains (5 days, from Cluj)

Choose a fun escape from the cityscape! Choose to listen to the wild birds, to sleep by the cricket sounds, to smell the pine tree aroma in the hot summer breeze, to caress the green grass with your bare feet, to find inner peace or to sleep under the stars. Choose adventure! Choose adrenaline! Choose nature! Choose Padis!

Visit three of the best caves opened for tourist in the Western Carpathians. Hike off the beaten treks for four days in the Apuseni Nature Park. Enjoy some isolated hamlets. Delight your eyes and your soul with wild wild nature.

per adult from

$1,447

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • services of a professional English speaking tour guide
    • all transportation by private vehicle or minibus (gas, road tax and parking fees included)
    • 2 transfers of luggage
    • 4 nights accommodation as mentioned above (shared bathrooms)
    • entry tickets (for the caves)
    • pick up / drop off services
    • Entry/Admission - Meziad Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Farcu Cave (the Cave of Crystals)
    • Entry/Admission - Scarisoara Ice Cave
    What's excluded :
    • your meals and drinks (other than the ones mentioned above)
    • personal expenses
    • accommodation in Cluj
    • travel insurance

  • Day 1: Cluj-Napoca / Apuseni Natural Park

    Pass By: Apuseni Natural Park, Localitatea Sudrigiu 136 Comuna Rieni, 417419 Romania
    Departure from Cluj in the morning, heading for the Apuseni Mountains. In the middle of the Romanian Western Carpathians, the Apuseni Nature Park covers a surface of over 75,000 hectares. Characterized by a complex limestone landscape, the area reveals not only some of the most stunning caves and ice-caves in Romania, but also large numbers of Transylvania’s most picturesque mountain villages. Lunch on the way, in a restaurant.

    Stop At: Meziad Cave, Meziad 417221 Romania
    Meziad Cave is a caving reserve
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Farcu Cave (the Cave of Crystals), Rosia Romania
    Also known as 'Crystals cave'
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in a mountain chalet in Padis area (rooms with shared facilities).

    Day 2: Apuseni Natural Park: Cetatile Ponorului

    Stop At: Cetățile Ponorului, Budureasa, Romania
    Trekking in the very heart of the Padis limestone plateau, passing by or through some of the main trails and spots, like Cetatile Ponorului cave, Bortig pit cave. Dinner and accommodation in a mountain chalet. Difficulty: medium
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: picnic lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in a mountain chalet in Padis area (rooms with shared facilities).

    Day 3: Apuseni Natural Park: Cetatile Radesei

    Stop At: Cave Rădeasa, Budureasa, Romania
    Trekking in the very heart of the Padis limestone plateau, exploring Cetatile Radesei cave and Somesul Cald gorge. Dinner and accommodation in a mountain chalet. Difficulty: medium
    Duration: 7 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: picnic lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in a mountain chalet in Padis area (rooms with shared facilities).

    Day 4: Apuseni Natural Park: Casa de Piatra

    Stop At: Casa De Piatră, Str. Principala, 132A, Com. Gârda de Sus, Alba, Casa de Piatră 517043, Romania
    Breakfast and prepare to leave Padis, heading for Aries Valley. Dinner and accommodation in a rural guesthouse, in an isolated hamlet. Difficulty: medium
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: picnic lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation in a rural guesthouse (rooms with shared facilities).

    Day 5: Apuseni Natural Park / Cluj-Napoca

    Stop At: Scarisoara Ice Cave, Garda de Sus Romania
    Visit Scarisoara ice cave, the biggest ice cave in Romania. Transfer back to Cluj in the afternoon. Difficulty: medium
    Duration: 4 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch: picnic lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up available from your accommodation in Cluj or any other spot in the city. At the time of booking, please give us the address at which we can meet you. We'll keep you informed about the pick up time.Airports
    • Napoca Airport, Cluj-Napoca Romania
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The constant temperature inside the caves is 0-14° C. Appropriate clothing recommended.
    • This tour may partially be subject to weather conditions.
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. Appropriate outdoor clothing& equipment we recommend (season wise): 25l-35l backpack, good hiking boots, hiking pants, midlayers, waterproof jacket & pants, hat/cap, sunglasses, gloves, hiking poles, water bottle / hydration packs (min. 1 l), Swiss knife, headlamp with batteries, first aid kit, emergency whistle, energy bars.
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by SC CARPATINO TOURS SRL

Activity ID: V-66066P5

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