On the sixth day, we will listen to the murmur of the forest and discover the wild animals of Transylvania. The Romanian Carpathian Mountains are home to approximately 6,500 bears and 3,000 wolves, making it one of Europe’s wildlife hotspots as well as one of the last resorts of wildlife diversity. Besides bears and wolves, a large number of lynx, deer, wild boars, and chamois live in these mountains.
From Micloșoara we will leave for Brasov, a very beautiful city, located in the center of Transylvania. We will step into the natural world ever since the first hours of the morning, by climbing the Tampa Mountain Natural Reservation. It was created in order to protect and preserve the natural landscape and the species of flora and fauna, and it is considered the only natural reservation in the world located in the middle of a city.
The plant collection of Tâmpa is remarkable: 458 superior plants and over 40 species of mosses. A large number of plants are protected at a national and European level, such as Snake’s Head (Fritillaria meleagris), which is almost extinct. Other animal species also live there, such as European pine martens, squirrels, and numerous brown bears and grey wolves. The animals can also be observed from a quiet observatory in the natural reservation so that you can truly enjoy the beauty of nature.
Once you reach the top of the mountain, you’ll be able to admire the beautiful city, and then we will take a cable car ride in order to get back to the city and take a city tour. We will discover some of the most important touristic attractions in Brasov, as well as a small part of its history.
The rest of the day is booked for a bear tracking session through the wild forests of the Carpathians. Our trained professionals will guide you through the forest and will initiate you into the art of animal tracking, and you’ll have the chance to spot some of the wild animals mentioned above, as well as some of the birds that live in this area (hawks, buzzards, mountain eagles, peregrine falcons, owls, woodpeckers, and more).
After four hours of wandering through the forests, we will head back to Bran Castle, where we will learn more about the spooky Dracula Legend. We will take a tour of Dracula’s Castle and discover some of its stories and legends, and with a little bit of luck, we might even stumble into Count Dracula himself. The evening is then followed by a traditional Dracula dinner and overnight in a beautiful mansion.
Overnight in Bran.