Beers & Bears in the Land of Volcanoes - 1 Day

Spend a memorable day in the Land of Volcanoes, at 80 kilometers from Brasov. You will have the chance to see St. Anna lake, the only volcanic lake in Eastern Europe, visit the “Stinky Cave” nearby, take a tour of a local craft beer factory where you have unlimited free beer and a tasty meal at the end of the tour. 
Before darkness falls, head into the forests near St. Anna lake and enjoy a thrilling bear watching activity. We advise you to bring your camera. The bear hide is specially designed and built by a professional photographer so you have the best conditions for some memorable shots.

Spend a memorable day in the Land of Volcanoes, at 80 kilometers from Brasov. You will have the chance to see St. Anna lake, the only volcanic lake in Eastern Europe, visit the “Stinky Cave” nearby, take a tour of a local craft beer factory where you have unlimited free beer and a tasty meal at the end of the tour. 
Before darkness falls, head into the forests near St. Anna lake and enjoy a thrilling bear watching activity. We advise you to bring your camera. The bear hide is specially designed and built by a professional photographer so you have the best conditions for some memorable shots.

Day 1
One day trip

You will be picked up from your hotel in Brasov and driven approximately 80 kilometers to the area of Tusnad, in Harghita county. Here, you will descend into the old volcanic crater where St. Anna lake is situated. The lake is formed about 8800-9800 years ago in the crater of the Ciomatu Mare volcano. The lake is supplied exclusively from precipitation and that is why its degree of mineralization is very low, close to distilled water. During the winter it freezes and forms a layer of ice that is almost 1 meter thick.

You continue your journey with a short hike up to the Stinky Cave, named after the smell of the gas that rises from under the ground and creates a mofetta, a place where people come and bathe in gas, often for medicinal purposes. The cave is said to cure headaches, eye and skin illness, rheumatism. But be careful! Don't dip your head lower than the upper level of gas.

After returning to the car, you will be taken to the village of Sansimion, where you will visit a local craft beer factory. During the visit you will discover the secrets of craft beer and taste unique assortments of beer. After the visit, you will be served a delicious meal in the factory's terrace. And most important: you can drink as much beer as you want during the tour.

Because all good things must come to an end, it's time to go to you next and last adventure of the day. You will head back in the forests near St. Anna lake and after an easy breezy 5 minutes walk you will arrive at a modern bear hide where the most important rule is to keep quiet. Wait silently for the bears to appear and take amazing photos and videos of them. During the activity you will be served with traditional Hungarian spirits so bear this in mind when you decide to drink more beer at the factory. Just before it gets dark, head back to to car and you will be taken back to Brasov and dropped off at your hotel.

Included

  • - Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • - Unlimited beer during the beer factory tour
  • - Meal after the beer factory tour (vegetarian meal available - please tell us if you are vegetarian)
  • - Tour escort/host
  • - Driver/guide
  • - Transport by air-conditioned car
  • - Environmental Management Charge (Natural Park tax)

Not included

  • - Other meals and drinks that are not specified
  • - Gratuities (recommended)
Price From EUR  137/person
137
Total 137 EUR

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