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From Brasov: Small-Group Volcanic Lake Day Trip

1. From Brasov: Small-Group Volcanic Lake Day Trip

Drive just 1.5-2 hours from Brasov to reach the magnificent Saint Ana’s Lake, situated 950 meters above sea level in the Ciomat Mountains. Marvel at the placid waters of a lake formed in the crater of a volcano that erupted about 32,000 years ago. Don't miss the chance to visit and became one of the most beautiful natural destinations in Transylvania. Appreciate not only the beauty of the lake and its surroundings but also legends from the area that your local guide will share with you. Explore the peat bog located in a second crater nearby the lake (visits during summer only). Learn about the unique plant life in this protected area, including carnivorous plants called "Drosera rotundifolia," miniature conifers, and others. After the visit to the lake and bog, your guide will drive you to Balvanyos where you'll make an easy half hour walk to check out the Puturosu or Stinky Caves and the so-called Bird Cemetery. Thanks to post-volcanic activity at these locations, sulphurous gas emanations are common. Let your guide introduce you to these spots with fun tricks and stories. Before driving back to Brasov, visit some naturally-occurring mineral water springs, which are frequented by locals and visitors for their health benefits.

Day Trip & Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes

2. Day Trip & Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes

Explore the beauty of the St. Anna Lake, the Mohos peat bog (from spring to mid-autumn), and the Puturosu Cave on this guided day trip from Brasov. Go deep into the forest with a ranger and search for Eurasian brown bears in their natural habitat. Enjoy the convenience of being picked dup from your accommodation in Brasov in the morning. Travel in comfort aboard a climate-controlled car or van to the parking area from the St. Anna Lake. Take a short walk to the lake with your guide.  Relax as you stroll around the only volcanic crater lake in Romania which was formed around 8.800 - 9.800 years ago. Depending on the season, visit the Mohos peat bog to see some unique species of hallucinogenic and carnivorous plants in a fascinating landscape. Drive to the starting point of your Puturosu Cave hike and begin your walk to the biggest natural gas bath in Europe. Afterwards, head to a nearby restaurant where you can purchase lunch and soak up the wonderful scenery. Next, head into the forest with an experienced ranger and look for Eurasian brown bears in the wild. Wait for the bears in a safe hiding spot where they cannot see you and have the chance to see them come within a few meters of your hiding spot. Before darkness falls, return to the car and your guide will drive you back to Brasov and drop you off at your accommodation.

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