Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival at the International Airport of Bucharest, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative who will transfer you to Brasov (approx. a 3-hour drive).

Note: There will be only 2 group transfers upon arrival: their respective timings will be announced closer to date. You may choose the most convenient one, depending on your flight details.

Brasov is one of the most visited towns in Romania and for a good reason. Fringed by the peaks of the Southern Carpathian Mountains, it offers a wealth of historical attractions and beautiful examples of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, enough to delight any visitor. It was founded in 1211 on an ancient Dacian site by the Teutonic Knights and was inhabited for centuries by the Saxons as one of the seven walled citadels. The town exudes a distinct medieval ambiance and, as such, has featured in many modern films.

Depending on your arrival time there, you will first embark on a walking tour around the old town of Brasov, spending the rest of the day at leisure.

In the evening, the group will re-assemble for a briefing meeting with the guide over dinner.

Accommodation: Belfort Hotel (3-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will leave Brasov to visit (after a 40-min drive) the most renowned attraction of Romania: Bran Castle, otherwise known as Dracula's Castle. Countless Dracula legends, reinforced by books, movies, and stories, echo in this impressive castle perched on the Carpathian Mountains. A professional guide will take you through the rooms and the estate, highlighting details of the defensive architecture, and recounting some of the local tales that have been kindling for decades the imagination of the world.

You will then head to the Bucegi Natural Park: a protected mountainous area that includes several caves, canyons, ridges, sinkholes, valleys, waterfalls, pastures, and forests, offering shelter to a variety of flora and fauna.
You hike on the northern part of the mountain which is wilder and no so touristic. During the hike discover the Devil's Mill Waterfall and a local sheep farm where we can stop to have a Shepherd's lunch (from middle of June to middle of September).
At the end of the trail, the car will wait for you to transfer you to a guesthouse in the Bran area where you will settle and enjoy a well-deserved dinner.

Hiking details:
Duration: 5-6 hours.
Difficulty level: Medium.
Altitude difference: uphill 800 m / downhill 800 m.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Magura Mountain village – Pepino guesthouse or Villa Hermani

There are many areas in Romania famous for the natural beauty; among them, the Piatra Craiului National Park stands out as one of the most enchanting regions the country can offer. You will spend the day there, hiking through snaking trails, crossing the Zarnesti Gorge, and reaching the Curmatura hut at an elevation of 1470 m.

Hiking details:
Duration: 5-6 hours.
Difficulty level: Medium.
Altitude difference: uphill 800 m / downhill 800 m.

Accommodation: Guesthouse in Magura Mountain village – Pepino guesthouse or Villa Hermani

After breakfast, you will head to a valley near the town of Rasnov for a one-hour horse-riding experience (accompanied by an instructor) through the beautiful Romanian countryside.

Then, you will drive for one hour to reach the area of your paragliding adventure (the activity is subject to weather conditions). Paragliding will be done in tandem nearby Brasov, at the foot of Piatra Mare Mountain. You will take a cable car for about 10 minutes, and from the top, with the help of a licensed instructor, you will fly over to the valley, marveling at the beauties of Romania from above.

Accommodation: Belfort Hotel (3-star) or similar.

Finally, this is the day to explore the Romanian capital. After breakfast, you will drive to Bucharest (approx. a 3-hour drive), and upon arrival, you will go on a sightseeing tour, passing by the Parliament Palace and Museum of Senses.

The Parliament Palace has a surface of 365.000 sq.m. and is, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the largest administrative building (for civil use). It is the most massive and most expensive building in the world and will definitely impress you with its size.

Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, discovering the secrets of Bucharest at your own pace, perhaps even visiting Therme Bucharest: the largest, thermal wellness center In Europe.

Accommodation: Moxa Boutique Hotel (4-star) or similar.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Bucharest International Airport for your flight back home.

Note: There will be only 2 group transfers to the airport: their specific timings will be announced closer to date. You may choose the most convenient one, depending on your departure details.