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Proposal for a Route of 6 days around the Danube Delta, on Sulina branch

Nr Zile: 
6 Zile

     The First Day

     Your trip begins from the moment you climb aboard our ship. Here you will be greeted by our staff who will inform about the program, the path that you will follow and then take you to the accommodation rooms. After you have been informed of the rules of the ship, with your consent, the ship will leave the port of Tulcea. You will have lunch while the ship is moving towards Caraorman Village where you will visit the area of Caraorman.

     Caraorman village is located between St. George branch and Sulina branch. This village bears the wounds of years of communism. The ruins were supposed to be the greatest glass factory in Europe. However, the village surroundings give the impression of a desert in the middle of a water oasis and greenery. The sand dunes near the village are unique in the country. They often exceed in 7 m height. Another point of interest in this area is the forest of Cararoman, a forest that was declared in 1940 a natural monument.

     You will spend the night in this place.



     The Second Day

     In the morning, after breakfast, you will start the day with boat ride visiting Chick Lake and Light Lake. Chick Lake and Light Lake are two large deep lakes. This lake area is apparent a wide development area. This phenomenon makes it possible to see animals living on the islets, such as wild boars, foxes, minks, otters, muskrats and raccoon dogs. This area is favored fishermen because of the multitude of fish species in this area.

     After the ride you will return to the ship and head toward Magearu Canal where you will arrive in the evening. You will dine and spend the rest of the evening at will.


     The Third Day

     In the morning, after breakfast, you will go on a boat ride on the Magearu Canal, to the village of Letea.

     Once ashore, you will visit the village and the famous Letea Forrest (protected area of the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve).

     Letea is located in the north of the Delta, east of  Rosetti village. The protected area covers only part of the total area of the forest. This part was placed under protection since 1930 and became natural reserve in 1938. The forest is developed in the form of wide strips, in the spaces between the sand dunes. The abundance of climbing plants is a feature of the forest. You can find here wild vines, hops, tendril and greek vine, which gives a mediterranean look to the forrest. However, there were identified over 2000 species of insects, sand vipers, eagles, three species of hawks, ravens, etc. Also in this area you can see the famous wild horses. All these species of plants and animals, some of them very rare or with special features, have made this forest require special attention for the conservation and preservation of its natural values.

     You will serve your lunch in the forrest, as a picnic, on the grass. You can spend the rest of the day boating or fishing. In the evening you will dine on the ship and after that you can participate in an artistic dance contest held on the terrace of the ship. We will spend the night in this place.


     The Third Day

     In the morning, after breakfast, you will start the day with a 5 hours boat ride, visiting Raducu and Răduleţ Lakes.

     The two lakes are part of the Joint Reservation Raducu - Raduculet , which is located at southeast of Letea Forest. It is a strictly protected area, consisting of freshwater lakes surrounded by marine sand banks with poor soils or poorly fixed and mobile areas, steppe grasslands or lowland areas with temporary water partially covered with floating vegetation. The reason that the lakes are protected is its a favorable breeding and feeding habitat for a diversity of fish species such as catfish, pike, perch, carp, bream, etc. Vegetation is typical for the eastern Delta lakes. The shores are covered with reed, the most common plants are reeds, rushes, sedges, water lilies, swamp thistle and white willow. Being a protected area there are several specific bird colonies. For a long time, the lake has been extensively used for geese nesting.

     At the end of the ride you will board the ship near the village of Crisan, where you will also have lunch. After that you continue boating for 4 hours, visiting various lakes like Ș Bogdaproste, Trei Iezere, Rădăcinos, etc .
Bogdaproste Lake is first visited. This is a great place for fishing pike.

     Trei Iezere Lake is very close to Bogdaproste. They are linked by a small canal. Both lakes presents a rich submerged vegetation. You can find here white lilies from place to place. Here you can see swans, cormorants, egrets, etc. Here you have the opportunity to take part in a fishing contest.

     The ride will end on Eracle canal where you will be boarding the ship. Here you will dine and you will spend the night in this place.


     The Fourth Day

     In the morning, after breakfast you will go on a boat ride on the Eracle Canal, visiting Matiţa Lake and Babina Lake. Following the trail of Rădăcinoaşele Canal, you will be visiting Batag monastery and ending your ride trailing Stipoc canal, returning to the ship. This ride will last for about 7hours.

     After returning on board you will have lunch and you can spend the rest of the time at leisure, enjoying the surroundings aboard while the ship goes to Mile 23. Here you will visit the village of Mile 23 and then you will board the boat to visit Ligheanca Lake, Vacarul Lake and Fortuna Lake. You will board the ship near Fortuna Lake where you will dine and spend the rest of the night.


     The Fifth Day

     In the morning, after breakfast, the ship will go toward Tulcea, taking the route of Sontea Canal. You will pass through an area of rare beauty, with reed, water lilies, willows, lakes that open on both sides of the canal, places hosting many species of birds.

     At the intersection of Şontea canal and 36 canal, you will go on a short ride by boat for about 2 hours to visit Cotete Lake  and Carasul Lake.

     Once returned to the ship, you will continue the route toward Tulcea.


     Your trip will be over once you reach Tulcea City.