UNESCO Danube Delta
The Danube Delta can be visited on the following trip:
4 Days in the Danube Delta starting from Bucharest or the city of Tulcea
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After a 2860 km journey through ten countries and four capitals, the Danube reaches its destination: the Black Sea. But before its waters become part of the sea, the Danube creates one last natural miracle: the Danube Delta.
The Danube Delta is a 5800 square kilometre wildlife sanctuary, sheltering more than 5400 species of plants and animals.
The best time to visit the Danube Delta is early summer to late autumn (April to September). Mosquitos can sometimes become a nuisance but mostly for a short time in the mornings and evenings (about half an hour). Nothing a little mosquito repellent can't handle
As you would think, the best way to get around the delta is by boat. There are plenty of boat services that you can use to travel from one place to another. There is no way you will ever get bored in the Danube Delta. Because of its complex ecosystems and ever-changing weather, you will experience something new every day.
In terms of things to do there is a wide range of activities you can enjoy. With millions of birds nesting in the delta year after year, bird watching is a thing you don't even have to try hard for, unless you're looking for some unique or rare species.
Going on boat trips, fishing and tasting the local cuisine go hand in hand and you will thoroughly enjoy it. You can watch the stunning sunrises and sunsets and visit the many lakes that are part of the Danube Delta.
Keep in mind that the Danube Delta is a vast swampland full of canals, vegetation and patches of land. Official maps on where bird flocks nest do not exist and what usually happens is that the network of locals and fishermen communicate with guides and Danube Delta personnel on bird and fauna movements. Tour itineraries are planned based on this in the mornings so we recommend hiring a local guide to navigate the Delta and see some wildlife.