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It all started when a group of Americans made up of teachers and students sent an email to Curly Guide agency to request a personalized tour through Romania.
Following their email, a group of licensed guides from Transylvania gathered at Curly Guide office in order to create a bespoke trip crafted to their specifications.
To know what to build we used questions:
How many people? How long? When? What kind of experience? ...
And the answers quickly came out: 5 people, 5 days, 2 vegetarians, 1 non-dairy, Biologists.
We took into account their answers... Spending time as much as possible in nature was mandatory.
Let's see how their adventure came out on Transylvanian fairytale land.
At 8 am Curly team, Tudor and Manu, were waiting for American tourists in front of the hotel in Cluj Napoca ready to offer them the trip of their lives. The first stop was the Transylvanian Delta.
A paradise for birds....
After seeing the birds, we stopped at the Dance Museum in Sic village...
Exhibitions of traditional clothes, musical instruments, furniture, and photos from the local celebrations, presented in a pleasant way by Michael, a Dutchman who felt in love with Romanian countryside.
In the evening using a chairlift and taking a short hike, we reached the largest waterfall in Romania called Horses Waterfall
After a day of adventure Mrs. Viorica, the owner of the guest house, not only she was waiting for us with a delicious traditional dinner, but she gave us the opportunity to wear traditional costumes from Maramures and to feel better the local spirit.
And so we became friends :)
The second day was a hiking day. We entered to Rodnei National Park and we climbed the most famous and tallest peak in the area, Pietrosul Rodnei. Some people from the group have reached the top, which is wonderful. But that was not the idea of hiking. Spending time in nature and identifying plants and animals was the main objective of the hiking day.
We discovered the land of the deep forests and high mountains of Carpathians, on the bank of the
Wasser river, just a few kilometers South from the Ukrainian border from the last forestry narrow gauge
steam railway in Europe.
The sunset has caught us in a place in which locals consider that miracles happen; full of traditions and legends.
After a relaxing day, we spent the fourth day in nature. We followed an average route as a difficulty that led us to the ridge of the Rodnei Mountains. We had a picnic near the glacial lake, we identified plants and animals and spent the beautiful time on a ridge path at over 2000 m altitude.
After 5 days of adventure, hiking and culture we and our tourists went back home with memories that will last for long time.
The last day we spent in the medieval city of Sighisoara, discovering the beauty of one of the last UNESCO inhabited citadels.