4-Day Danube Delta: Birds, Letea Village & Lakes [Group Trip]

The UNESCO Danube Delta is a miracle of nature: over 4,500 species of animals, birds and vegetation live in the best preserved biosphere in Europe! An unspoiled sanctuary for natural life that we don't want to disturb. Let's discover its beauty on this eco-friendly Danube Delta tour: see wild sceneries, lots of birds, the famous Letea Forest and enjoy unique fish dishes cooked by locals!

What you need to know about this Danube Delta tour:

  • This is a 4-day group trip starting from Tulcea at 15:30. Tours depart every 3-4 days from late April - early Oct. Check photo gallery for exact dates
  • Included: specialist guide from the Delta, 3 nights at a local guesthouse with half board (3 breakfasts and dinners), transfers to-from Tulcea by boat to the Delta guesthouse, day trips by boat on days 2 and 3, safari transfer to Letea Forest, visiting taxes for the Delta
  • We navigate the Delta using open, custom-made slow boats that offer 360 views - without disturbing birds, fish and Mother Nature. Equipped with comfortable benches and lifejackets. Appropriate clothing and protection is essential!
  • Explore the Danube Delta's beautiful lakes and canals, looking for birds and wild sceneries! Our traveling speed will be slow to allow sightseeing, bird watching and admire beautiful nature. Our local guides are know-it-all experts who can tell all about the places you'll see, birds and flora we encounter
  • Visit Letea village, the best preserved typical fisherman village in the area. Locals can prepare a 3-course lunch for you if you wish [extra 16 Euro/person]. Get an off-road transfer to the famous Letea Forest to see wild horses
  • Because group size is limited (max 12 people in a boat) and due to high demand, please book min. 2-3 weeks in advance to secure your spot. For June-Sept, book 1 month before
  • Movement of birds is unpredictable and we can't guarantee which ones you'll see. This is NOT a specialist birdwatching or wildlife photography tour, if you're interested in this please contact us

Additional information

Personal equipment recommended: Trousers and long sleeve blouses; mosquito protection or repellants (especially during June - Sept), sun hat, sunglasses, jacket or a raincoat

Not included:
Lunch in Letea - 16 Euro/person payable ONLY in cash (Euro or Lei)
Sunrise trip - 20 Euro/person [optional]

Please take the equipment requirement very seriously. Weather in Danube Delta can change fest, especially on the boat which is open and unprotected. You will feel uncomfortable if you are not well protected and we can't return to the guesthouse very fast.

- 200 Euro from Tulcea (2-3 person, one-way)
- 450 Euro from Bucharest (2-3 person, 2-way)

30% deposit payment required when booking, 70% will be paid in cash (Euro or Lei) on the day of the tour.
For full online payment, please contact us.

You need to cancel with 14 full days before the booking date to get a refund of your deposit.

Moments to expect in this Danube Delta trip:

Day 1: Departure from Tulcea & entering the Danube Delta

We meet in Port Aval - Tulcea at 15:30 and go on a 4-hour boat ride to your guesthouse for the next 4 days. We will travel by boat, through one Sulina Canal, a good introduction to the area, before entering wilder areas deeper in the Delta. After you settle in your room, you'll enjoy a traditional fish-based dinner prepared by our hosts. After that we can go on a quick boat trip to a special place where you can admire the sunset - a magical moment in the Delta!

Day 1: Departure from Tulcea & entering the Danube Delta
Attractions included

Day 2: Birdwatching in the Danube Delta

After breakfast we're embark in our boat and travel through the lakes of the Delta! Depending on the season, Danube's water level and info we get on where large groups of birds are feeding, we plan our routes for the 2 boat rides of the day. At noon we travel to Mila 23 village for a lunch break [NOT included], and then go out again. When we get back to our guesthouse around 20:00 (probably after sunset), and another traditional dinner will be waiting for us! Then, you can relax in the gardens of the Delta.

Day 2: Birdwatching in the Danube Delta

Day 3: Letea village, Letea forest and wild horses!

After breakfast, we get on our boats and ride to Letea Village, the most representative and best preserved of fisherman villages in the Delta. A dozen secluded houses where locals live peacefully and un-rushed. You'll explore the village and see how how simple their life is. You can enjoy a home-cooked lunch [extra 16 Euro/person] at a beautiful fisherman's home where our hosts will cook a traditional stew with catch of the day from the Delta!

Day 3: Letea village, Letea forest and wild horses!

The incredible Letea Forest and wild horses

After lunch we drive off-road using 4x4 vehicles outside the village to Letea Forest where sub-tropical trees grow "out of sand." We'll be walking on sand dunes for about 30 min and enter the forest to admire its unique vegetation. And if we're lucky we'll also get to see wild horses roaming the lands, peacefully grazing in the area. In contrast with the Delta's wetlands and canals, Letea Forest with its trees and sandy dunes will give you an amazing contrast for the day!

The incredible Letea Forest and wild horses

Day 4: one last ride in the Danube Delta

After breakfast, we will take you back to Tulcea on the last boat ride, arriving around 12:00. You can enjoy one last view of the splendid and rich Danube Delta, before we say our goodbyes. Depending on weather and river conditions, we might take a different route back.

Day 4: one last ride in the Danube Delta

Stay at an authentic guesthouse in the Delta

The guesthouse you will be staying at on this tour is special: comfortable and modern, with a generous courtyard and welcoming hosts, you will be treated with delicious meals cooked with fresh fish and local, home-grown products! The food culture in the Delta is unique for cooking fish in slow-cooked stews and various stuffings - delicious like nothing you've tasted before!

Stay at an authentic guesthouse in the Delta
2 x 350 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 24h 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: Tulcea
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Henri Coanda International Airport
  • Nearest train station: Tulcea
  • Landscape: Danube Delta Nature

Questions about the Danube Delta trip:

Please check the photo gallery for exact dates. If you your period is flexible please mention this when booking in case the trip on the dates you want is fully booked but there is another trip with open spots. For exact availability, send us a message. It's very important to book this trip as soon in advance. There is high demand for it and seats on the boat are limited.
Yes - but because you'll be renting a boat and guide just for you, costs will be much higher, approx. 1,000 Euro / person for a group of 2 people for 4 days, depending on exact itinerary. The more people in your group, the lower the individual costs. Please contact us for details.
This tour is meant to be an introduction into the Delta covering many areas and its important sights. On Day 2 you'll visit the lakes (where birds usually are) but this is NOT a specialist tour for dedicated birdwatching, wildlife photography or going into remote wild areas where they nest. If you're interested in this we can arrange a custom private tour for you.
Tulcea is a 4h drive from Bucharest and we offer a private transfer for 450 Euro both-ways in a sedan car which you can request on the next page. The alternative is for you to go to Constanta by train and from there get on a local shuttle or request a private transfer from us (250 Euro both ways).

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