The Danube delta Romania

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Everyone who reads our blog, did notice for sure that we really like nature. Enjoying the nature was also our biggest reason, why we just had to visit the Danube Delta, when traveling to Romania. We did not explore it greatly as we first thought, but we still spent enough time in the Danube Delta, to realize, that this was the highlight of our Romania travel.

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Our Romania travel map – The Danube delta

Before we reached town of Murighiol, we were driving threw one of the most charming landscapes in Romania. There were sunflower fields everywhere and because of them, we were stopping every few kilometers to take some more pictures. It was beautiful!

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The road to Danube delta Romania was full with sunflower fields

 

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Instead of sunflower fields, there were also many wheat fields on our way to Danube delta Romania

We decided to stop at Murighiol, a small town at the Danube Delta. The Danube delta is actually the least stable landscape in Europe. Here the river Danube split into three branches, what makes more than 4000 square kilometers of reeds and marsh. At the end everything flows in the Black Sea.

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The river Danube and its delta has been representing a source of life for centuries

 

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The Danube delta Romania is full with grinduris, tongues and lakes

The Danube delta is rich in wildlife and that is why in 1990 this region was declared a Biosphere Reserve. A year later, in 1991, it also came under UNESCO heritage protection.

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Easiest way to explore the Danube delta Romania is by a motor boat

 

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You can choose from numerous guided tours for the Danube delta Romania

We can see lots of birds in the Danube delta. Many migrate from Siberia to winter here or from Africa, as the Danube Delta represents good breeding areas for them. If you stay here long enough and are a very good observer, you might be able to count all of the bird species in the Danube Delta – there are more than 300. Its flora and fauna is spectacular, what can also be seen in more than 135 species of fish (carps, pikes, sturgeon are the most common). The Danube delta is a perfect fishing destination!

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The Danube delta Romania has more than 300 bird species

 

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We can also see pelican colonies at the Danube delta Romania

The Danube delta has lots of grinduris, tongues and lakes. Due to regular flooding and splits, orientation is hard, so we recommend you to explore the Danube delta with a local guide.

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The lakes at the Danube delta Romania are amazing due to its many water lilies

 

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The flooded forests at the Danube delta Romania offer us breathtaking views

You can explore the Danube delta on numerous ways like kayaking, canoeing, cruising and motor boats. Because Simon and I were a little bit tight with the time, we have decided to take a private guided motor boat tour, which was 2,5 hours long. Our first plan was to stay at least one night at the Danube Delta, but unfortunately our travel did not went according to the plan and changes and compromises had to be made. Even though it was still fantastic to visit the Danube delta.

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The Danube delta Romania and its many waterlilies

 

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Water lilies at the Danube delta Romania come in different colors

We have seen many tongues and lakes during the tour and realized again, how powerful and great is the Mother Nature.

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Our captain at the Danube delta Romania

 

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Exploring Danube delta Romania is amazing and definitely one of the TOP things to do in Romania

The Danube delta is spectacular and we recommend it to everyone who plans to travel to Romania. No matter what kind of plan do you have, you will never be able to see the whole picture of Romania, if you skip the huge and amazing Danube delta, so don’t forget about it – it is amust thing to do!

Travels costs:
Private guided tour into the Danube delta: 25 EUR/pp

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