Discover some of the most superb, unexplored scenery in Europe!
Hidden Romania: Vast areas of outstanding natural beauty, mountains and lakes, forests and valleys - all teeming with wildlife. Explore dense pine and beech forests still inhabited by the Carpathian brown bear, wolves, deer, wild boar, and the rare lynx - more than a third of the European populations of large carnivores still roam the Romanian forests!
Experience the traditional way of life in the countryside, visit the fortified Saxon villages of Transylvania, and the slender wooden churches of Maramureș. Try your hand at traditional rural crafts, and trace secret passages in rambling Transylvanian castles. You will meet farmers who still plough by hand, shepherds guarding their flocks from predators, villagers who dress every day in traditional costume and foresters which are more used to meeting bears than tourists!
These tours are not part of the Conference itself and they are not included in the conference fee. They only represent a fine selection of ecotourism services for those of you that want to discover more of what Romania has to offer. If you are interested in other activities or destinations, please visit AER’s website for a complete offer.