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Two-day Maramures Tour From Cluj-Napoca

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  • Visit Breb, one of the best-preserved villages in Romania
  • See the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta
  • Discover the wooden churches of Maramures
  • Take a trip to Strambu Baiut, the last virgin forest in Maramures
Discover Maramures in a two-day tour that starts from Cluj-Napoca. Enjoy a unique rural experience in the place considered to be the heart and soul of rural Romania.

This two-day tour perfectly blends the picturesque landscapes and virgin forests of Romania with its rural way of living, history and religion. The tour is specially built to put nature, tradition, and the people of Maramures first, while also satisfying your curiosity for culture, food, traditions, nature, and architecture.

Throughout the tour you will visit some of the most important landmarks in the area, such as the Merry Cemetery of Sapanta and the UNESCO-listed wooden churches of Maramures. End your tour in the last virgin forest in Maramures, a place that is still pure and untouched by humans and home to more than 10,000 species of animals and plants.

We will drive you back to your hotel or accommodation in Cluj-Napoca after the trip is over.
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Start your adventure from Cluj-Napoca, where you will be picked up from your hotel by your tour guide and taken on a road trip to Maramures, a region that has kept its traditions alive and going even until now.

Our destination of the day is Breb, one of the traditional villages in Maramures, which was first mentioned in documents in 1715. Take a walking tour of the village that seems to be frozen in time and enjoy a traditional lunch. Spend the night in a beautiful, traditional hotel in Breb.
Meals
  • Lunch & Dinner
Up next on the list is one of the most peculiar cemeteries in the world, the Merry Cemetery. Local craftsman and woodcarver Stan Ioan Pătraș sculpted the first tombstone in this cemetry in 1935, giving birth to this tradition, and today the cemetery is filled with more than 800 colorful wooden crosses.

Next, you will see the religious side of the people of Maramures by visiting some of the most beautiful churches in Romania that are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. We will admire two of the wooden churches of Maramures, Poienile Izei and Barsana, built and carved by local craftsmen to show their gratitude to God.

Your journey will then take you to the homes of some local craftsmen, where you will admire some of their work, such as hand-carved traditional wooden gates and pottery items. Learn more about the craftsmanship and culture of the place. You will also be introduced to the natural washing machine used in the area, called Valtori by the locals and 'the Whirlpool of Maramures' by foreigners, where local women still go to wash their hard-to-handle woollen rugs.

Romania is well known for its mountains, forests, beautiful landscapes, gorges and waterfalls. On our way back to Cluj, we will stop to admire the beautiful landscape of Maramures.

One of the attractions that you will surely fall in love with is the last virgin forest in Maramures, a place that is still pure and untouched by humans, home to more than 10,000 species of animals and plants and a paradise for any tourist that steps inside. Next, you will be climbing up a hill to admire the lovely villages and enjoy a beautiful scenery that will make you feel like you live in a 'Lord of the Rings' world.

Throughout the tour, you will discover the hospitality of the local people who will warmly welcome you into their homes for a traditional meal made using the freshest produce the land has to offer and, of course, a glass or two of palinka, a local drink.

We will drive you back to your hotel or accommodation in Cluj-Napoca after the tour is over.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Pickup from and drop off to your hotel or accommodation in Cluj. Transportation provided by modern, well-equipped cars
  • Accommodation in a traditional house
  • Professional, English-speaking guide (German and French on request)
  • Entrance fees
  • Bottled water
  • One traditional dinner
  • One traditional lunch served in Breb
  • Pick-up and drop-off
what's excluded
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks. Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, etc
  • Photography fee
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Duration 2 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 10 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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