A Conservation Journey, in Europe’s greatest wilderness
Just two and a half hour’s drive north of Bucharest lies Europe’s most extensive unfragmented forest, home to the continent’s largest population of wolves, bears and lynx. In partnership with Steppes Travel, you can now enjoy one of the most stunning natural areas in Europe.
Upon arrival to Amfiteatrul, your stunning ride-top lodge with panoramic mountain views, you’ll be greeted by your expert host in the heart of the Carpathians. During your journey, you’ll discover much about the rich culture, heritage and natural history of the region. The adventure includes walks through ancient forests and overnight stays in remote and comfortable wildlife hides deep in the forest, where you will have the best chance to spot large carnivores, and be immersed in the Romanian wilderness.
By booking a Conservation Journey, guests have the opportunity to contribute to the protection of Romanian wilderness. Founded in 2009, Foundation Conservation Carpathia (FCC) was established with the goal of stopping illegal logging and of protecting a significant area of Carpathian forest for future generations by creating a new protected area. The trip price includes a donation to FCC, which will help to conserve critical wildlife populations.
FCC’s ultimate mission is to return their landholdings to the public domain for permanent protection in the form of a new national park. The European Nature Trust (TENT) has been working with FCC for over 10 years to help purchase forests and alpine meadows in the Romanian Carpathians and to protect them as one of Europe’s foremost wilderness reserves.
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To find out more, or to book a Conservation Journey to Transylvania, get in touch with our partner Steppes Travel via the form below.
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"Such a trip amounts to more than a holiday. It is also an opportunity to experience one of europe’s last great wildernesses, paired with an urgent call to do what you can to help save it."
Michelle Jana Chan Conservation Journey Guest, 2018