Danube’s Delta is one of the big treasures of Romania. It is unique, big, wild, authentic, photogenic and not very easy accesible. But a guided tour to Danube’s Delta in Romania will make for a precious memory that will las forever. With its water channels, fisherman houses and boats, sour fish soups and wet breeze, the Delta is a destination for those who want to explore the exotic part of Romania. The Black Sea is just around the corner so you can also have the seaside experience along with the Delta adventure.
Danube River flows 1,788 miles from its springs in Germany’s Black Forest to the Black Sea in Romania. Just before reaching the sea it forms the second largest and best preserved of Europe’s deltas: 2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands. The Danube Delta is a wildlife enthusiast’s and a bird watcher’s paradise – this is highest concentration of bird colonies in all of Europe.
Enjoy a boat ride on the water canals
For a tour in Danube Delta you will have to use the water transport in order to get to several places or just to explore it. You can choose from slow boats, fisherman boats, speed boats or big ships. Our guides will recommend the most suitable option for you. Either way, don’t forget to pack a windproof jacket, a hat and sun glasses. You will travel through a maze of canals bordered by thatch, willows and oaks entangled in lianas and you will see countless species of birds, some of them from as far away as China and Africa.
Taste the local food
The food in Danube Delta is different from any other food you have tasted. Mostly is based on fish. You have to try Danube herring, grilled sturgeon fish, zander croquettes. Also the local recipe for fish soup is unique because it has a special ingredient: water taken directly from the Danube, slowly boiled, with many types of fish. The meal is separated in two different ones: the broth and then the fish chunks from it eaten with lots of garlic. Also, “saramura” is a must – big chunks of carp are grilled and then put in a salty and spiced sauce, served with polenta. More, you will find all kinds of types of food made of fish. It all goes very well with Aligote, Muscat or Merlot wines.
During a guided tour in Danube Delta, you will see and hear many wild animals, mostly birds. For the bird watching passionates, this is heaven. For photographers, this is the perfect place for great shots. The bird watching season lasts from early spring to late summer. Birds are not the only inhabitants of the Delta, there are also wildcats, foxes and wolves, wild boar or deer. Actually there are 3450 animal species and 1700 plant species.
If you love to go fishing and you want to try it for the first time, we can arrange fishing permits and fishing expeditions in Danube Delta. We hope you like to get up early in the morning!
The Black sea is very close so you can alao enjoy some sun bathing on the beach (there are wide wild sand beaches) and a swim in the sea. Our reccomendations are the beaches from Sulina and Sfantu Gheorghe.
Did you know?
- Danube River flows or forms a part of the borders of several countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ukraine, and four capitals: Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Belgrade.
- Danube Delta continues to grow due to the 67 million tons of alluvia deposited every year by the Danube River.
- The Delta is formed around the three main channels of the Danube: Chilia, Sulina, and Sfantu Gheorghe.
- Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve has the third largest biodiversity in the world (over 5,500 flora and fauna species), exceeded only by the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Galapagos Archipelago in Ecuador.