7 days – prime slow travel experience of Szeklerland, Transylvania’s best kept secret.
It's about . . .
it is about You, pursuing a quiet, but worthwhile slow week
it is about escape from every day stress
it is about discovering deeply the szekler village way of life
it is a lesson about village people and their crafts
it is about changing the pace for a week
it is about discovering and cooking traditional food recipes
it is about homemade food, about enthusiastic producers
it is about roving into the harmony between nature and people
it is about observing, feeling, touching the untouched: natural secrets of Szeklerland
it is about doing the crafts, learning the artisan attitude
it is about discovering, mining, grinding and polishinh Szeklerland’s only gemstone, the Corund Aragonite
it is about unvailing the secrets of traditional photo making im a 100 year old photo studio
it is about discovering the priceless natural gift of Szeklerland: mineral waters and mofettas
it is about You, going home much more rich, as you came
What is included?
Szekler Village Getaway includes:
Airport transfer both on arrival and departure from/to any Romanian or Hungarian airport
snacks, coffee, sandwiches on the road to/from airports
6 overnights at a traditional village pension
buffet breakfasts and hot dinners at the accommodation
7 days fully dedicated guide
7 days of activities
1 cold lunch at local cheese maker farm
1 fried trout lunch at local water mill’s garden
2 do-it-yourself cooking experience with lunch
homemade szekler chimney cake as delicatessen
1 visit to a peat bog, home of berries, insect eating flowers and 1000 year old trees
1 visit to a local mushroom producer, tasting included
1 visit to a local wild berry jam and syrup producer, tasting included
1 tour with horse drawn cart on the scarce farmland of Valea lui Pavel
1 guided visit to a pottery workshop in Corund, the biggest pottery center of Europe.
1 guided visit to a bio certified beekeeper, where we will learn about the super-organism of bee hive, of course honey tasting included
1 guided visit to a tinder (amadou) workshop, a rare craft operated by only 6 families
1 guided visit to a traditional weaver workshop
1 walking day focused on the szekler gemstone, the Aragonite of Corund, which includes treasure hunting, mining, Museum visiting, bathing and experimental do-it-yourself aragonite grinding and polishing.
1 biking day visiting the country’s only one Straw hut Museum (learning by doing the straw weaving), then visiting a traditional gipsy basket weaver where we will learn by doing the willow basket art&craft.
experimental do-it-yourself pottery workshop. You can keep your product as memory.
1 car driven day focusing on post volcanic phenomena. Visit and taste of different mineral water springs, rare cold water geyser in Chirui, the unique volcanic St. Ana Lake and Balvanyos area with natural jacuzzi, Sulphurous Cave mofette, Bath of Apor Sisters.
1 visit to a certified traditional palinka (fruit brandy) distillery, tasting of 7 brandy type included.
bear watching in the untouched wilderness forests of Szeklerland, in their own habitat
Person/group Price/person in Euro 3 – 5 pers 1860 6 – 9 pers 1320 10 – 14 pers 1130
Single supplement 100 EUR.
If you would like to enjoy the trip as a couple only, please contact us for pricing.
When is the Village Getaway offered?
10-17 July 2020
21-27 August 2020
28 August – 3 September 2020
10-16 September 2020
22-29 September 2020
6 -13 October 2020
We encourage you to fill up the contact form, let us know more about your plans, and let us know your optimal period! Tour dates can be shifted based on your group’s flight plans.
Advance booking required. Upon booking this trip, we request a 20% deposit, refundable until 30 days before the trip.
Goups size and guiding language
Preffered group size is 4 to 14 persons. We are happy if you arrive just as a couple, but you have to dedicate some extra resources. Thanks for understanding. If your group size increases, the price suffers unbeatable discounts. Please check the prices!
We guide in English, German, Hungarian and Romanian.