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  • DAY 2: SIBIU - ULPIA TRAIANA SARMIZEGETUSA - ORSOVA - ESELNITA/DANUBES' GORGES AREA
Day 2: Sibiu - Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa - Orsova - Eselnita/Danubes' Gorges area

After breakfast, we drive inside the mountains, very close to the wild Retezat National Park, in the scenic land of Hateg, where we will find the ruins of Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa - the capital of the Roman Dacia, a great destination for history enthusiasts.

We continue driving across the Carpathians during the afternoon.

The end of today will be in one of the most spectacular regions in Romania - Almaj Mountains, the place where Danube's Gorges are born, part of the Iron Gates Nature Park! The area is a rare mix of biodiversity, geological attractions, traditional villages and multicultural heritage, being also a favorite place for many aquatic birds.

For the next 3 nights, we will overnight right on the banks of the Danube, in one of the most popular towns here: Eselnita (or Dubova, or Berzasca). The sights are breathtaking and allure you to relax and contemplate!

During the following days, we will focus on the scenery, relax admiring the masterpieces created by the bustling river's waters, take a river boat trip to admire the cliffside carvings, caves and landmarks, see Cazanele Dunarii ("Cazanele Mici" and "Cazanele Mari" - the 2 places where the Danube "squeezes" through the mountain creating a dramatic view), the amazing Decebalus rock sculpture and the famous Bigar Waterfall.

If you are a foodie and a fish lover, you will also be able to enjoy fresh fish in this area! Don't miss the local's specialty - the fish sour soup / "ciorba de peste" and other delicious culinary recipes.

Overnight for the following 3 nights in a 4* pension in Eselnita (or Dubova, or Berzasca towns, depending on accommodation availability), right on the banks of the Danube. Optional dinner at the pension.