The Carpathians: images of dark forests, legends and wildlife still preserved in this "new frontier" of Europe. Romania has the largest number of brown bears in Europe, with an estimated 8,000 and it is common to see their tracks on some hiking trails, and accompanied by a local gamekeeper, we can observe them very closely, without being noticed, at nightfall.
The wolves, less numerous and much more cunning, are much more discreet, but nevertheless present. Success in their approach stems from season, patience, and also a bit of luck! Here are two exceptional opportunities to discover wildlife in its natural element, accompanied by professionals who respect them and also to live a few days in the villages at the end of Europe! 

We have been working for several years with agencies specializing in religious travel. We know the specificities due to these trips. The country is rich in discoveries, thanks to its monasteries with external frescoes painted in Bucovina, its fortified churches of Transylvania and very prestigious Orthodox churches.
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One of the eastern European countries richest in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Filled with medieval towns, painted monasteries, fortified churches, wooden masterpieces and ancient Dacian ruins Romania prouds itself with rich heritage sites. 

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"My wife and I want to tell you both how much we liked your trip to Romania, it was for me much more interesting and educational than most previous trips to Western Europe. Seems that the interesting and rewarding things never ended. They included the splendidly painted Romanian Orthodox churches with their many biblical scenes; the contrasts between the elegant French architecture of the main city buildings and their picturesque squares and the peasant culture of the farm villages with horse drawn carts and hand hoed fields; the gypsy culture with their exotic costumes and, in several cases, very exotic architecture. Our driver and guide, was most considerate, helpful and informative, one of our best ever. The hotels were all up to standard for a group travel and ATMs were everywhere in the cities each day (4 to 5 within a block from each hotel). We think your information about money and hotels is misleading. We needed no dollars."
From Mir (USA) clients

"We are both sad about leaving Romania tomorrow. This is a wonderful country! But all good things must come to an end----including our seven-week odyssey through Eastern Europe. One week from tomorrow, we shall be on our way back to California."
From Mir (USA) client

"We're going to miss Romania. We have had an exceptionally wonderful time here."
From Mir (USA) client

Well-organized tour, outstanding local guides in both countries who worked well with MIR's tour leader. I liked meeting Bulgarians and Romanians in their homes and seeing their crafts. It added much flavour to all the monasteries and churches on the schedule."
From Mir (USA) client

Tour was very well organized. Romania was a beautiful country as well as being historically interesting and a source of great information.”
- A. Sheff, St. Augustine, FL