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Muddy Volcanoes – Buzau

Duration: 2 days Price:single:695 eur, 2 persons:365 eur/pers, 3 persons:345 eur / person
Start Time: 9:00 or 9:30 a.m. Services included: transport (car or minivan 7+1 seats), professional tour guide, accommodation at 3*/4* guesthouse (BB);traditional lunch on the first day

The Berca Mud Volcanoes are a geological and botanical reservation located in the Berca commune in the Buzău County in Romania. Its most spectacular feature is the mud volcanoes, small volcano-shaped structures typically a few metres high caused by the eruption of mud and natural gases.

The Mud Volcanoes stretch on a land of over 30 ha and were formed because of a natural gas release at more than 3000 m in depth. The geological and botanical reservation “The Mud Volcanoes” shelters a large variety of strange plants that have managed to adapt to the earth’s salty composition.

The mud volcanoes create a strange lunar landscape, due to the absence of vegetation around the cones. Vegetation is scarce because the soil is very salty, an environmental condition in which few plants can survive. However, this kind of environment is good for some rare species of plants.

The phenomenon can be observed on two separate locations near the Berca commune, dubbed the Little Mud Volcanoes and The Big Mud Volcanoes.

The Cave Churches of Buzau represent one of the most intersting ecumenical sites from Romania.

Programme

Day 1: Bucharest – Berca

- Pick-up : your hotel

- Start hour 9.00 or 9.30 am

- Route : Bucharest – Buzau – Berca (approx . 2,5 hrs driving )

- Time for traditional lunch ( at the Pension’s Restaurant in Berca)

- Sightseeing tour and offroad to the Muddy Volcanoes (2-3 h)

- Accommodation at Berca in a pension 3*/4* (BB) and time for dinner.

Day 2 :Berca – Buharest

- 8.00 – 9.00 am : time for breakfast

- Hiking tour to the mystical Cave Churches of Buzau

- Time for visiting the Amber Museum at Colti

- Time for lunch (camping lunch )

- Back to Bucharest (your hotel or transfer to the airport)