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A region of outstanding natural beauty. The Danube Delta is a paradise for nature lovers.
Romania's Danube Delta is where the Danube river empties into the Black Sea. The second largest delta in Europe, it's also the continent's most scenic and best-preserved examples. The Danube Delta is a wildlife reserve, attracting birders from around the world. It's a paradise for nature lovers where you can enjoy fantastic views of flora and fauna. That's why it's on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and has become one of Romania's leading natural attractions. A vast changing landscape of marshes and wetlands, the Danube Delta is home to some 360 species of bird and 160 types of fish.
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Whether you're a bird watcher, or you just want to escape the bustle of the city, the Danube Delta is a natural paradise. You'll find pristine beaches, incredible places to hike and also some of the best seafood in Romania. Tulcea and Sulina are two nearby cities you could also visit. Rent a boat, go fishing, or just admire the biosphere. A visit to the Danube Delta will give you a new point of view.

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Tulcea town isn’t necessarily beautiful, but for me, it’s definitely the gateway to paradise. That paradise is the Danube Delta. No matter how many imposing castles, medieval towns, or gorgeous mountains Romania has, almost everything pales somewhat in comparison to the delta. The UNESCO listed Danube Delta is the world’s 3rd largest biosphere, surpassed only by The Great Barrier Reef or Galapagos Islands and it’s also the best preserved Delta in Europe. Out of all my JayWay research trips, the delta boat tour will forever be in my heart. The numerous colorful birds, the old lotca fishing boats, the endless canals, lush Mediterranean vegetation, lunch in a gorgeous remote fishing village…Last but not least, the inner island of Letea and its wild horses, virgin national forest and sand dunes. Mother Nature’s diversity over such a small geographical area is unbelievable!

Where to stay in Danube Delta

The Danube Delta National Park doesn't provide much in the way of accommodation or amenities because of strict rules regarding development, so it's best to base yourself on the edge of the park. We've selected several hotels in or close to Tulcea, the largest town on the edge of the park to provide a good mix of comfort, local services such as restaurants and bars, and easy access to the Delta for day trips. Once we start preparing your customized itinerary we will present our recommended options for you to select from.
Lakeside Resort in Danube Delta
Lakeside Resort
Unique to the Danube Delta, this is a perfect choice if you want to combine the beauty of nature with the highest standards of elegance and comfort.
Traditional Guesthouse in Danube Delta
Traditional Guesthouse
Traditional guesthouse located in a very small village in the heart of the Danube Delta. It's famous for the exceptional food.
Charming Riverside Hotel in Danube Delta
Charming Riverside Hotel
Intimate guesthouse located on the shore of the Danube river, offering easy access to the Danube Delta. It's a great place to start discovering the surroundings.

Things to do in Danube Delta

You don't go to the Danube Delta for much besides experiencing the beauty of delta itself, which you can do on foot - there is a hiking trail that starts in Tulcea, where you'll be staying. If you prefer seeing it from the water, you can choose to take a day trip by boat. There are large (60-80 passengers) boats and smaller vessels that carry 6-8, or we can arrange a private boat with your own skipper. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Private Birdwatching Day Trip in the Danube Delta
Private Birdwatching Day Trip in the Danube Delta
Danube Delta & Letea Forest Private Day Trip (UNESCO Heritage)
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Danube Delta & Letea Forest Private Day Trip (UNESCO Heritage)

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Danube Delta

How long should I stay in the Danube Delta?
We recommend spending one full day in the Danube Delta (two nights). It's best to take a full-day boat tour with an expert local guide, as the delta's villages themselves have little to offer. This is the best way to experience this incredible destination first-hand. You will go through the delta's channels, and see white and yellow water lilies, swans, coot, ducks, geese, spoonbills, ibises, pelicans and many other flora and fauna. You can also take a boat to the Letea Forest, Europe's northernmost subtropical forest. In addition to many species of orchids, the forest is still home to herds of wild horses. If very strong winds cancel your boat tour, we recommend visiting local fortresses, like the medieval Enisala castle, or the Greek colon/Roman fort of Histria, once known as Histriopolis.
Is a boat tour of the Danube Delta still possible during bad weather?
Our boat tour of the Danube Delta isn't available when there are high winds. We'll keep track of the weather, but if need be, we can offer alternative activities, such as visiting the region's citadels, such as Histria and Enisala.
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