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3 Days Wildlife Tour in Danube Delta, Romania
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Danube Delta, Tulcea County, Romania

Nature and Wildlife Tour in Romania

Danube Delta is unique in Europe, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, so this can be a very good opportunity for you to see its many birds, mammals, flora and fauna. The professional and dedicated team of Safca Delta Tours will do their best so tourists see the most things without disturbing the natural course of the wilderness.

Key information

  • Private safari
  • Maximum group size: 12 persons
  • Starting point and ending point: Tulcea
  • Languages: English and French


  • Boat tour of Danube Delta
  • See a variety of birds and mammals
  • Visit Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Services of an English and French speaking guide
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily local meals


3 activity days in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
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You will be accommodated in a local guesthouse near Danube Delta during this tour.


Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Village Mila 23

From Tulcea, you will pass through Mile 36 and Sireasa Channels, Mester and Nebunu Lakes, channel Sontea, Cot Candura, Baclenesti and Fortuna Lakes, Old Danube, and finally Village Mila 23. Visit the village and the surrounding area.

For lunch, you will be offered sandwiches and dinner will be served at the pension where you will be staying for the night. You will be served a traditional meal of fish.

Day 2: Visit to Letea and Mila 23 Village

Have breakfast then leave for channel Eracle. You will cross Lopatna Channel, Lake Matita, and Lake Merhei before reaching Letea Village. Here you will receive sandwiches and then head out to visit the Letea Forest to see the wild horses and the dunes of sand. This will take around two and a half hours.

Afterwards, you will leave for the Village Mila 23. You will pass through Magearu Channel, Old Danube, and exit behind Crisan to Village Mila 23 where you will have a late dinner of fish.

Day 3: Visit to Lake Ligheanca and departure

Have breakfast then leave for Lake Ligheanca and the surrounding channels, coming back at noon for lunch. You lunch will consist of a traditional meal of fish soup with garlic sauce, grilled fish, a glass of local tuica (vodka), coffee, and desert.

You will depart to Tulcea on the old side of the Danube. You will pass through Olguta and Sontea Channel, reach and cross Lake Baclanesti, Channel Sontea Noua and exit at Scaunele. Pass through channel Sireasa and Mile 36 before reaching Tulcea.


The Danube Delta is a unique place in Europe and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The greater part of the Danube Delta lies in Romania (Tulcea County), while its northern part, on the left bank of the Chilia arm, is situated in Ukraine (Odessa Oblast). Its approximate surface area is 4,152 square kilometers (1,603 square miles), of which 3,446 square kilometers (1,331 square miles) is in Romania.

You will be able to see many birds as there are over 320 species of birds found in the delta during summer, of which 166 are hatching species and 159 are migratory. Over one million individual birds (swans, wild ducks, coots, and more) spend winter here.

Most common are Egrets(great and little), herons(grey heron, Black-crowned night heron, Squacco heron), Cormorants (great and pygmey), swans (mute swans and whooper swan), eagles (biggest is the white tailed eagle), and many others that you will let you explore during the tour.

Among the mammals, there is the otter (Lutra lutra), mink (Mustela lutreola), little ermine (Mustela erminea aestiva), wild boar (Sus scrofa), and wild cat (Felis silvestris), in winter the hare (Lepus europaeus) and, on the brink of disappearing from the delta, the wolf and the fox.

The East Asian raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides), bizam / introduced muskrat (Ondatra zibethica), and to some extent South American nutria (Myocastor coypus), are recent species that have successfully adapted.

Reed plants and floating reed islands (called plaur in Romania) are the most common and well known components of the Danube Delta. Vegetation of this ecosystem consists of the common reed (Phragmites communis) and, on near river banks, mace reed / cattail (Typha latifolia, Typha angustifolia), sedge (Carex dioica, Carex stricta), Dutch rush (Scirpus radicans, Schoenoplectus lacustris), and brook mint (Mentha aquatica), and more.

They provide ideal spawning and nesting grounds. The plaur are a mixture of reed roots, grass and soil, usually floating or anchored to the riverbed. As a rule, the reed surrounds the lakes and ponds, and slowly invades the water surface.


You will be provided with two breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners during this tour.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Danube Delta tour
  • Services of a guide
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 3 lunches
  • 2 dinners

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 16.94% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.
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