3-day Hiking & Wildlife Trip in the Wild Carpathians

Let's go on a hiking trip in a beautiful, unspoiled and wild part of Fagaras Mts where no other tourists venture. Enjoy breathtaking views and see wildlife roaming free in nature! We'll spend 3 days hiking and doing wildlife observation or tracking from our specially-built observation cabin at 1,600m. Ready for a memorable experience in the Romanian wilderness?

What you need to know about this wildlife hiking trip in Romania:

  • IMPORTANT: due to the cabin's LIMITED places (6 beds) and VERY HIGH demand, please book in advance as soon as you can and keep your dates flexible in case we have trips already scheduled
  • PERIOD: Trip runs ONLY from 1 July - 30 Oct. This is a small group trip for people who love nature, mountaineering & want to see animals in the wild
  • INCLUDED: transport with 4x4 vehicle from Rucar, 2 nights accommodation at the cabin, all meals, hiking guidance and wildlife observation with a specialized guide. Trip can be extended with 1d/1n
  • FACILITIES: You'll stay in a specially-built mountain wood cabin with a basic kitchen, bunk beds, outdoor dry toilet. No running water or electricity. We provide sleeping bags on cots but you need to bring sleeping bag liner (or rent from us)
  • ATTENTION: Hiking in the area requires a good physical condition (medium to high difficulty). Routes will be agreed on the spot depending on weather, your fitness and preferences.
  • LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCTS: Don't worry about food - the guide will prepare meals with delicious, locally-sourced products and ingredients. Drinks included also!
  • WILDLIFE CONSERVATION: The trip is organised by a Romanian non-profit organisation for wildlife conservation in a non-tourist area. All funds will support their work!
  • This is NOT a touristic area and there are no shops or guesthouses in the area. No roads either. This is complete wilderness! Please read next page for more info
  • IMPORTANT: due to high demand for this trip, limited spots in the cabin and complex logistics of this trip, our partner will ask you to pay the full cost of the trip after your booking is confirmed. The full amount is refundable if you cancel 30 days before the tour.
  • STARTING POINT: Rucar at 13:00 (Arges county, 70km from Brasov) or Brasov (transfer on request for extra 100 Euro 2-way).

Additional information

Transfers from Brasov, OTP Airport, Bucharest or Sibiu available at extra cost on booking page.

NECESSARY EQUIPMENT: Hiking/outdoor clothing and footwear according to season and weather in the mountains at high altitudes (usually cold); Day backpack (min. 35L); Warm clothes (it might be very chilly in the morning and late evening); Rain jacket; Sun hat/sunglasses; Headlamp or torch, batteries; Mosquito spray (optional)

The hide is an Eco-friendly, wooden building with rustic design. It has bunk beds for sleeping bags; a Kitchenette; Towels; Rustic fireplace; Outdoor toilets; Large windows for wildlife watching and wildlife photography; Binoculars; Fresh air, tranquillity and great company!

There is NO Wi-fi, Electricity, Running water or Shower

Large trolleys and bags will be left in the car as they CANNOT be taken up to the cabin. Please bring a backpack to take the essentials with you to the cabin. You will be escorted by a mountain guide at all times during your trip.

Wildlife observation in safe conditions, but spotting animals is not guaranteed - nature cannot be controlled.

10% deposit of the tour price will be paid when booking. Balance will be paid right after your booking is confirmed.

Price fully refundable if you cancel with up to 30 days before the trip or 50% if 15 days before. Not refundable after that.

Moments to expect during the wildlife observation trip

Day 1: enter Fagaras Mountains

We start our journey in Rucar village, Arges county or Brasov (pick up on request) around noon and enter Fagaras Mts. by offroad car. We cross a lake by electrical boat and then hike deeper into the mountains only with our backpacks.
On our way, we become familiar with the area and look for signs of wild animals or their tracks.

Day 1: enter Fagaras Mountains

Our observation refuge

We hike our way up the mountains to reach the wildlife observation cabin at 1,600m. Located in a completely wild and unpopulated area, made out of wood with a rustic feeling and large windows, it blends in with the natural setting and offers spectacular views of the surrounding area and valleys.
As animals can be frequently seen from this amazing vantage point, we will do wildlife observation 'from home' :)
And the magical evenings and nights in the wilderness will be memorable.

Our observation refuge

Day 2 & 3: Wildlife watching and tracking

On this trip you'll learn about the ecosystem Mother Nature created in the Carpathian Mts. Our specialised mountain guides will give you binoculars and teach you about animals' natural habitat and take you on wildlife tracking and observation trips.
We check forest observation cameras, look for animal tracks and enjoy the superb views in the area while hiking.
Keep in mind that seeing animals is not guaranteed as nature cannot be controlled but the chances are very high: bears, deer, boars, foxes, eagles, etc.

Day 2 & 3: Wildlife watching and tracking

Hiking in Fagaras Mountains

We are in the heart of Fagaras Mountains - Transylvania's Alps. There are plenty of hiking trails to choose from, of various difficulty and rewards. We can go up to 2,100m, circle Pecineagu Lake or explore other nearby peaks. Prepare for some mountain adventures!

Hiking in Fagaras Mountains

[Tour extension] Spend another day in the wilderness

For an extra 115 Euro/person [with everything included] you can stay another night and day here and enjoy the wilderness! Besides the obvious reasons for this, there's one you can't anticipate right now: the silence, fresh air and raw beauty of this wild area is absolutely addictive!

[Tour extension] Spend another day in the wilderness

NEW: Bisons reserve & rewilding programme

We recently started a bison rewilding program hoping to reintroduce these precious, gentle and large animals in the wilderness of Romania! The bisons were recently released from a protected camp so we might have a chance to see them, learn why they became extinct and how the process of rewilding is done.

NEW: Bisons reserve & rewilding programme

Ready to disconnect?

We are DEEP in the wilderness of the Carpathian Mts, in a non-touristy area with no roads or other villages nearby. There is NO phone signal (except on certain peaks in the areas), no wi-fi or electricity. You will be completely immersed in nature's beauty and silence and disconnect from busy civilisation.
Ready for this unique experience?

Ready to disconnect?
2 x 288 Euro
How to book this tour?
  1. Choose how many people and when
  2. Request a booking and fill in your details
  3. Flexible payment and cancelation
  4. Guide answers in 24h
  5. Children prices

Cancelation & refund policy


Sends us or the guide an email 30 days before the tour informing us you can't make it and you'll get a full refund of your payment, no questions asked.

Location details

  • Starting point: Rucar village, Arges county
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Zarnesti or Brasov
  • Landscape: Mountainous & forrest

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