With an area of almost 5,800 km2 of sandy ridges, plateaus, canals and swamps, it is the youngest territory in Romania. It was formed 13,000 years ago, when the Gulf of Tulcea was filled with alluvium. Large vessels can navigate only three of the thousands of canals and lakes that dot the land. The sandbanks and plateaus here are constantly moving, as the river deposits millions of tons of mud at the end of its 2,860 km journey to the Black Sea.
The Danube Delta is the third largest swamp in the world and attracts millions of migratory birds. Over 300 species live or pass through the Delta. Birds such as the white pelican (the largest population outside Africa), the gray chalk or Dalmatian pelican, the great crested grebe, the little cormorant, the gypsy cormorant, the swan and the yellow starling reproduce here, and 45 species of freshwater fish live in the Delta.
Despite the importance of this swampy land, the ecosystem remains vulnerable. Ukraine aims to develop the Black Sea Bistro Channel. Romania and the European Union have protested against these constructions, which violate the provisions of numerous international conventions in the field of environmental protection; Consequently, Ukraine agreed to let the specialists decide its fate.
Delta is impressive from April to the beginning of September (remember: mosquitoes are also felt during this period). Many travel agencies offer packages that include bird watching in their natural habitat. The best agents understand the importance of the sensitivity and sustainability of the ecosystem, and many of them also speak English. To find the most experienced operators of this kind, contact the Romanian Ecotourism Association.
The Delta is crossed by few roads. A well-known town can be reached by car is Murighiol, near Lake Murighiol, one of the favorite places where bird colonies lay their eggs.
The most enjoyable way to see Delta is by boat. Regular and fast flights take you from Tulcea to the Black Sea on the three main channels. The most popular route follows the central arm Sulina, which connects Tulcea with the old port of the same name. You can land in one of the few fishing villages, the most hospitable being Crisan.
Enjoy your Tour from Bucharest to Danube Delta
|DEPARTURE||Hotel pickups commence prior to this time.|
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Danube Delta is at a distance of 280 km from Bucharest. One way ride to this beautiful river can be over 3-4 hours.
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Your tour starts at your hotel in Bucharest or at any other adress you provide us, at 08:00 AM or 9:00 AM. Keep in mind that
Bucharest hotel pickups commence prior to this time.
Danube Delta is at a distance of 280 km from Bucharest. One way ride to this beautiful river can be over 3-4 hours. At the end of this trip you’ll find a wild world.
We will stop at a restaurant where you can taste our local delicious food.
We can do a round trip or round trip.
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