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Adventure in the Land of Volcanoes – St Anne Lake and Balvanyos

Created with Sketch. Lake Saint Ann, Romania
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Duration

4-8 h

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Cancellation

Up to 2 days

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Group Size

25 people

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Languages

Deutsch, English, Română

Overview

Rejoice in gorgeous natural settings as you explore the unique attractions of the Land of Volcanoes in the Easthern Carpathians!

In one of the twin craters of the Ciomad Mountain lies the special nature reserve Mohos Peat-Bog. During a guided tour, this is the best place for admiring fantastic botanical rarities, such as vegetation from the ice age, including carnivorous plants.

Then we visit Central Europe`s only volcanic tarn, the charming Saint Anne Lake, with a surface of about 950 m above sea level, formed in the other crater of the Ciomad Mountain. Its charm for tourists is rooted in the legends surrounding this place, the extraordinary landscape, the healing properties, it is also a great place to get in touch with nature and relax. Here you can go boating on the lake or simply have a nice walk around.

After exploring these natural attractions, we ride 10 km to the wild and enchanting Balvanyos Resort, with an abundance of mineral waters, baths and fumaroles (here called moffets). The inhabitants of the area have used these natural resources in curative purposes for hundreds of years. We can climb up to the Sulphurous Cave, which is the world’s most active moffet, daily emanating more than 4000 m3 gas.

On the forest trail we go down to the Apor Daughters’ Bath, where we find mineral springs with chemical composition considered to be unique in Europe. Here you will find various natural feet soaks which are very fizzy, like a jacuzzi, due to the continuous gas emanations.

After exploring these attractions you can optionally go bear watching in the wild at dusk or join a tasting tour at a local brewery.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Price according to no. of people (2 pers - 55 eur/pers | 3 pers - 55 eur/pers | 4 pers - 40 eur/pers | 5 pers - 40 eur/pers | 6 pers - 35 eur/pers | 7 pers - 35 eur/pers | 8 pers and more - 25/pers).
  • Free for children of 14 years old and less.

Included/Exclude

  • professional English, German, Romanian, Hungarian speaking guide
  • nature reserve entrance fee
  • photos and videos about the tour
  • snowshoes in wintertime
  • food and drinks
  • hotel pickup and drop-off, available at request
  • boat rental
  • bear watching or beer tasting tour

Activity's Location

Created with Sketch. Lake Saint Ann, Romania

FAQs

How much is the duration and the level of difficulty of the tour?
Depending on the chosen trail and the participants’ own pace, the duration can vary between 4-8 hours, we can offer trails of beginner or intermediate levels.
When can we join this tour?
This experience is available all year-round, but it is most spectacular between May-September. During winter we provide snowshoes for the tour.
What should I bring?
Comfortable, waterproof footwear and layered clothing, water and snacks.
How many people can take part? Can children participate?
2-25 persons, only your group will participate, children should be accompanied by parents.

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Raluca B

18/08/2020

Best way to discover the unique natural attractions in the area

The land of Volcanoes is so aptly named - there are many unique sights to see (like the black water of the Mohos Peat-Bog) or experiences to try out (like a quick stop in the Sulphurous Cave). Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. I definitely recommend both Carpathian Escapes and this tour!
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