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Danube Delta

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The Danube Delta (Delta Dunarii), is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is located in the far eastern corner of Romania, at the border with Ukraine. The area is world famous for its saline-marine ecosystems.

The largest town, at the entrance of the delta is Tulcea. In Tulcea, at the river, is a visiting centre for the Delta. From there Tulcea are ferry services into the delta. Sulina and Sfântu Gheorghe are smaller towns, lying at the end of the Danube, at the Black Sea-coast.

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Most resorts arrange for a ferry pickup at a prespecified Pier. The pier is abbout an hour drive from Tulcea

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  • Boat Tour in Sfintu Gheorghe (surub), Danube Delta, Sf Georghe (Tulcea), [1]. If you go to the Danube Delta make sure to go on a boat tour with Georgian Dumitru in Sf. Georghe. He was born in that village, studied ecology in Romania and the US, speaks fluent french and English and can show you the joys and downsides of delta ecology. He loves the area, takes pains not to disturb the ecosystem and knows some old, hidden channels. Once a year he goes on a two week canoe tour deep into the delta to study the ecological impact of pollution and development. If you want to know where to camp, how to avoid snakes, what plants to eat and how to cool beer to ideal temperature, he can help. Prices start from 50 / 45 lei per person per 2 hours. Longer half day trips 350 lei per boat (up to 4 passengers). His parents run a pleasant hostel in a sidestreet which he wants to turn into an ecology center. Ask for rooms or homemade fish. The guy is a world away from average tour operators, who tend to throw their beer bottles into the water and chase Pelikans so you can take a good picture.  edit

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In 2011 Danube Delta has received the QualityCoast Gold Award for its efforts to become a sustainable tourism destination. Because of this award Danube Delta has been selected for inclusion in the global atlas for sustainable tourism DestiNet. [2]


  • Iliuta Goean (surub), Danube Delta, Mila23 (Mila23), +40763869400.  edit

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