Discover the Danube Delta by paddling!
Explore the hidden wonders of the Danube Delta at the slow pace of paddling a traditional boat, to discover the unique, unspoiled habitat and the rich cultural heritage of Europe's largest wetlands. Hidden water pathways, sand dunes, abundant birdlife, traditional singing and local gastronomy - all surrounded by the world's largest compact reed bed expanses within UNESCO's Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.
Based in Crisan, in the heart of the Danube Delta, the Rowmania Ecotourism Centre (REC) offers day trips or multi-day paddling tour packages. Self-guided or guided tours can be tailored to your convenience, with our assistance in choosing the best route, transport, accommodation or eating arrangements. We offer slow tours by canotca (a cross between the local lotca fishing boat and Patzaichin`s Olympic canoe) in the Danube Delta, following quiet, wild canals and remote lakes teaming with fish and bird life. The tours may be assisted by an interpretative audio-visual guide, offering a precious insight into the natural and cultural values of the area.
Visitors will have a water-level experience, sliding softly among water lilies and floating reed beds, accompanied by herons, egrets, terns and pelicans. Blending with nature, the local villages and traditions are proof of a rich and diverse cultural heritage.
Labelled “Km 0 of ecotourism in the Danube Delta, CER is an initiative of the Association of Ecotourism Romania and the Ivan Patzaichin – Mila 23 Association (led by local born legend of canoe – Ivan Patzaichin) aiming to make a contribution to nature conservation and local development.
Please visit our dedicated website: www.slowtourism.ro to find more about planning your adventure in the Danube Delta.