6-Day Volunteer Trip: Farm Life, Tree Nursery & Wildlife Conservation

If you care about Mother Nature and eco-tourism and want to do more - this trip is for you! Join the staff of a conservation non-profit to help with their farm work, reforestation and wilderness conservation activities deep in the Romanian Carpathians. More than just being a tourist, you'll have a meaningful contribution, locals' gratitude and a memory for life!

What you need to know

  • A 6-day shared group trip for up to 6 people starting from Brasov on 30 Jun, 4 Aug and 22 Sept. Tour runs if min. 4 people are registered.
  • This trip is for those who want to combine tourist hiking and wildlife watching with hands-on volunteer work for a conservation non-profit in a protected natural area in the Carpathians
  • Price includes everything: all transport costs, 5 nights accommodation, all meals and drinks, specialist guides & training, tourist activities
  • You'll work at a typical Transylvanian farm, a tree nursery and in a wilderness reserve doing various activities, together with environmental and wildlife specialists
  • You'll be hiking in the wilderness with wildlife rangers, learn how to track animals and how wildlife conservation works. High chances of seeing wild animals!
  • You'll sleep in a variety of places (farm, glamping tents and wilderness cabins) all of which have reduced facilities and are eco-friendly
  • Expect moderate - high physical activities. You can choose volunteer activities based on your skills and interests. Most hiking trails are medium-hard, not technical but physically challenging

Additional information

Equipment required: hiking clothing and boots (wind and water proof) and a min. 25L backpack that you will take with you.

Due to the complex logistics of this trip, payment and cancelation terms are strict:
- 10% deposit when booking
- 90% to be paid after your booking is confirmed
- 30 day notice required for a full refund

Moments to expect

Day 1 - Life at a Transylvanian farm

We meet in Brasov at 10am and drive to a typical Transylvanian farm converted for rural agro-tourism. After a delicious lunch with products from the garden, you'll get an intro tour to farm life, biodiversity in the area and sustainable agriculture practices.
Then you'll be trained on how to help out with one or more of the following activities: working in the garden, taking the dogs on a leash-walk, cleaning the horses' stables, feeding the animals or even hay stacking.
In the evening your hosts will prepare a delicious 3-course dinner while locals from the village will sing traditional folk music.

Day 1 - Life at a Transylvanian farm

Day 2 - Help out with reforestation activities

After the roosters wake you up on the farm, you'll have breakfast and continue working until lunch.
After that we'll drive closer to the mountains at a tree nursery. Our environmental experts will teach you what replanting a forrest means and then show you how you can help by preparing the saplings before being permanently replanted. Small-moderate physical work in the tree nursery.
You'll spend the night in glamping style tents and enjoy an open campfire dinner under the sky.

Day 2 - Help out with reforestation activities

Day 3 - Learn about wildlife conservation

Today we go hiking with wildlife rangers who monitor the movements and life of animals in this protected area. They will teach you how to - and you'll help them - identify tracks, collect DNA samples and spot wildlife.
Enjoy a picnic lunch with a view. Then you'll check trap cameras and learn why monitoring is so important to conservation efforts.
Hike back to your glamping tents for dinner.

Day 3 - Learn about wildlife conservation

Day 4 - Hiking in the wilderness

In the morning we hike up to the ridge of Fagaras Mts (17km, 800m altitude difference). You'll get to understand the importance of all the work you've been doing, see replanted forests and apply your wildlife tracking skills as you make your way up at 1,900m altitude.
At the top you'll enjoy a locally-made eco beer with spectacular views.
In the evening our wildlife guide will take you to special spots for wildlife watching - and maybe you're lucky!
Overnight at a wilderness cabin with basic facilities.

Day 4 - Hiking in the wilderness

Day 5 - Hiking & wildlife watching

We start the day slow to rest after all the work we've done. We go on a hiking trip around a lake to continue our wildlife monitoring activities. After our picnic lunch, we hike to another wilderness, eco-friendly cabin with superior comfort.
The late afternoon and evening will be all about seeing animals from our vantage point over the valley. After a delicious dinner with organic, locally-sourced products, you get to enjoy nature at its finest - in complete silence under a starry sky.

Day 5 - Hiking & wildlife watching

Day 6 - Return to civilisation

We enjoy one last breakfast with a view and check the valley one last time to see if there are any animals roaming around. Then we descend, cross the lake on an electric raft and get an off-road transfer back to civilisation. The work you've done, memories you created and photos you took will be a worthwhile souvenir.
Return to Brasov on Friday, arrival around 2-3pm.

Day 6 - Return to civilisation
2 x 1386 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


This tour has a special cancelation policy set by our guide. For more information please check page 2 from the What you need to know section on the previous page.

Location details

  • Starting point: Brasov
  • Nearest airport: Bucharest Otopeni Airport (OTP) or Brasov
  • Nearest train station: Brasov
  • Landscape: Mountains

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