Vibrant, historical and draped with breathtaking scenery, Romania is one of Europe's greatest treasures and the perfect place in which to become a conservation volunteer. With charming towns and cities and stunning natural landscapes, it is impossible not to fall under Romania's spell. Visit the incredible Danube River, which meanders through mountainous backdrops and lush, rolling hills that wouldn't look out of place in a film set. Explore the wonders of Transylvania, the birthplace of horror icon Dracula, and soak up the ancient mysticism of the country's numerous gothic castles and UNESCO sites. These include the Painted Monasteries of Bucovina and the Monastery of Horezu – both unforgettable sites well worth a visit.
If you're a fan of wildlife, you have definitely come to the right place. Romania offers world-class national parks which harbour wolves, brown bears, lynxes, golden eagles, and elks - all amongst a backdrop of stunning, almost fairytale-like scenery. In all, this is the perfect place in which to get involved with animal conservation volunteering, and you can really help work towards vital Romanian Wildlife Conservation.
Whilst it may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of animals and wildlife, Romania is home to a wide variety of spectacular creatures that are just waiting to be spotted! With a variety of landscapes and habitats for the animals to roam, you will be sure to see some remarkable wildlife should you visit this relatively unknown den of animal activity. Some of the animals you may be able to spot here include:
Some of the most spectacular elements of Romanian wildlife are however not found in the spectacular mountain-scapes and rivers, but in the air above them! The bird-life in Romanian is second to none, and with around 395 different species known to frequent the country, you’ll be sure to spot a few on your travels!
Nature and the countryside still play a huge role in life in Romania for many local people all over the country. One of the most striking things that people notice about Romanian culture is the many strong folk traditions which have survived to this day thanks to the rural nature of the Romanian communities. Romania’s rich folk traditions have been influenced by many sources over the years, but some of the most important elements of the culture include:
Romania is a varied and distinctive country with a lot to see!
Romania is a country which is steeped in history and which has an abundance of natural attractions not found anywhere else in the world. You may not have heard of some of them before, but trust us when we say that they are well worth a visit. Some of the attractions are:
History, nature, and the chance to learn about a fascinating country. What more could you want?