3-Day Hiking & Wildlife Trip at an Eco-Luxury Private Cabin in Fagaras Mts

Let's go on a 3-day trip high in the wildest parts of Fagaras Mts where animals roam free. We'll observe wildlife, learn about Mother Nature and enjoy breathtaking views! Enjoy splendid isolation, reconnect with nature and feast with organic, locally-sourced products. Ready for a unique experience in Romania's mountains that will also help conservation efforts?

What you need to know about this private hiking & wildlife trip:

  • IMPORTANT: due to the cabin's LIMITED places (6 beds) and VERY HIGH demand for this experience, please book in advance as soon as you can and keep your dates flexible so we can match you with a group
  • STARTING POINT: from Rucar at 13:00 (Arges county, 70 km from Brasov) or Brasov (transfer on request). Trip runs early May - late October only.
  • 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 our specially-built eco-luxury mountain cabin which has a basic kitchen, comfortable beds, bathroom with solar shower, all essentials and heating. No electricity, but spectacular views!
  • ATTENTION: Physical effort can vary from medium to high. Each day you will go on guided hiking and wildlife observation trips. Routes and activities will be agreed on the spot depending on weather, your interests and the group
  • LOCALLY SOURCED PRODUCTS: Don't worry about food - all meals will be prepared by the guide with delicious, homegrown and locally sourced products. Local wines and traditional drinks included!
  • 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.

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 chilly in the morning and late evening); Rain jacket; Sun hat/sunglasses; Headlamp or torch, batteries; Mosquito spray (optional)

Facilities at the hide: Eco-friendly, wooden building with rustic design; Cosy beds (a double bed and 4 bunk beds), bed sheets, pillows and warm blankets; Fully-equipped kitchen; Rustic fireplace; Dining room with large windows for viewing; Restroom with toilet, solar shower (weather-permitting), sink with running water, free toiletries, towels; Large windows for wildlife watching (additional windows for professional cameras/wildlife photography facilities); Slippers; Rain ponchos; Wildlife and birdwatching equipment: binoculars and telescope for star-gazing; Field guides: birds, mammals, plants and other relevant brochures; Fresh air, tranquillity and great company!

There is NO Wi-fi, phone reception or electricity!

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.

Moments to expect in the hiking and wildlife trip:

Day 1: Enter Fagaras Mts

We meet in Rucar village around noon and from there we venture into the wilderness, to the very heart of Fagaras Mountains. We go 1h30 min off-road in a 4x4 vehicle and then hike for about 30 min to arrive at our cosy cabin with great views of the area.
True to Romanian hospitality, we begin our stay with a glass of organic sparkling wine and appetizers while admiring the superb views of Pecineagu Lake from the cabin. Then we go on a short hike to explore the area and look for forest-dwelling 'locals.'
We come back before dusk, the best time to spot wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat. In the evening we feast on a delicious menu and local wines.
[please read the second page of info about transfers, bags and required equipment]

Day 1: Enter Fagaras Mts

Days 2 & 3: Hiking and wildlife observation trips

We wake up early in the morning for wildlife observation while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee. We may see bears, wild boars, red deers, roe deers or foxes from the comfort of our hide.
After a hearty breakfast, we go hiking in the alpine meadows of Fagaras Mountains to get some amazing views. We return in the afternoon, look for more wildlife and enjoy a delicious home-cooked dinner.
On the last day, we wake up in the morning for another chance to spot wildlife. After breakfast, we slowly start our descent and return to civilization. Please remember the trips will be customised according to your fitness level and/or medical conditions.

Days 2 & 3: Hiking and wildlife observation trips

Our eco-friendly mountain cabin, your cozy home in the wilderness

You will stay at our specially built eco-friendly wooden cabin high up in the mountains with BREATHTAKING views of Pecineagu Lake and Fagaras Mts. The cabin has a private bathroom with solar shower and can accommodate up to 6 guests. You will enjoy organic food, locally sourced and local Romanian wines, too - all included in the package. How does that sound?

Our eco-friendly mountain cabin, your cozy home in the wilderness

Amazing views from the cabin

There's a strong reason we call it a "nature observatory" - prepare for some spectacular views: sunrise, sunset, night sky - all perfect for admiring and nature photography!

Amazing views from the cabin

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. Are you ready for this unique experience?

Ready to disconnect?

[Tour extension] Stay an extra night in the wilderness

For an extra 190 Euro/person [with everything included] you can stay another night 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] Stay an extra night in the wilderness
2 x 443 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, Arges county
  • Nearest airport: Otopeni (Bucharest airport) or Sibiu
  • Nearest train station: Brasov or Zarnesti
  • Landscape: Mountainous & forest

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