Forest restoration

CULTURAL heritage


Embark on a voyage of discovery with Red Kite Adventures and experience the magic of Romania, where history, nature, and sustainability converge to create an unforgettable adventure. Romania boasts a captivating blend of historical landmarks, lush forests, and charming villages. Work with projects dedicated to protecting the forest wilderness and biodiversity in the Romanian Făgăraș Mountains. You will also be able to engage with local communities dedicated to preserving their cultural heritage and protecting the environment. The adventure also takes in visits to the vibrant capital of Bucharest and Dracula's castle in Transylvania.


Wildlife Conservation
Traditional Living
Carpathian Mountains
History & Culture

Monitoring wildlife

Survival skills

Forest habitat reconstruction

Wilderness camp

Viscri Saxon Village

Traditional faming

Dracula's Castle

The People's House, Bucharest

Sustainability Focus

The main focus of this adventure is the preservation of the forests and biodiversity in the Carpathian Mountains. You will be able to work on projects that are restoring biodiversity hotspots, saving endangered wildlife and working with local communities.

You will also get first-hand experience of the traditional way of life in rural Romania to see how people can live sustainably and preserve their heritage.

On this adventure, we work with the Foundation Conservation Carpathia to help them in their mission to create Europe’s largest forest wilderness National Park in the Romanian Făgăraș Mountains. They aim to create a self-sustaining ecosystem, which benefits nature & people whilst mitigating climate change.

You will get a hands on experience monitoring the wildlife, reconstructing the forest habitat and even pick up some survival skills along the way.

Service Opportunities


Romania is nestled in southeastern Europe. This adventure takes you from the capital of Bucharest to the Carpathian Mountains and the Transylvanian Plateau. History, nature and sustainability converge to make an unforgettable adventure. Direct flights are available to its capital city, Bucharest from several UK airports.

We offer a range of itineraries for everyone including schools, 18-30 year olds and nature enthusiasts. Below is an example of an 8 day trip for high school students. For group bookings we are able to adapt the itinerary to suit your specific needs and preferences.


This itinerary is complemented by the wonderful team at the FCC Foundation. They will take the time to explain all about the incredible work taking place to enhance the environment.

Unsustainable logging and abusive exploitation practices have severely damaged thousands of hectares of forests, leaving the soils on the mountain slopes unprotected and exposed to erosion. The Foundation Conservation Carpathia have been restoring the damaged habitats. Alien species of trees are being removed and original, native species are being re-introduced to restore the natural ecosystem of the area.

Romania has over 6 million hectares of forest, with a significant proportion of this being virgin. The Foundation has planted over 2 million saplings from their organic tree nurseries. Once again one of the key factors is the work with local communities so that they benefit from the success of the forest rather than its destruction.

FOREST habitat restoration

The wildlife populations of the Făgăraș Mountains have suffered severely from over-poaching and hunting. Work is taking place to protect the wildlife so that the natural ecosystem can once again flourish. Bison, bears, grey wolves, beavers and the Eurasian lynx are being re-introduced and monitored in the region.

Wildlife-human conflict mitigation is a key aspect of wildlife conservation in the region. Here students will learn about how the conservationists work with the local communities so that any impact on the local people is minimised and managed.


Embark on a cultural odyssey where ancient traditions and historical landmarks await. Explore medieval castles steeped in myth and legend, including the iconic Bran Castle, linked to the Dracula mythos. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Transylvanian villages, adorned with Saxon architecture and fortified churches. Engage with local artisans, from blacksmiths to bakers, and discover age-old craftsmanship passed down through generations. Delve into Romania's vibrant folklore, with music, dance, and storytelling revealing the soul of the nation. Experience the timeless charm of rural life and gain insights into Romania's enduring cultural legacy.


Sustainable agricultural practices feature heavily on this adventure. As well as the organic agroforestry with the Carpathia Foundation you will be able to visit a commercial cheese factory and goji berry farm. You can also take a trip to a local sheepfold and milking cow farm.

traditional farming

Sustainability is reflected in the choice of accommodation and food on the trip. You will be savouring traditional local food often sourced straight from the farm. Experience the timeless charm of rural life and gain insights into Romania's enduring cultural legacy.



The accommodation is one of the key highlights of this adventure. You will stay in a purpose-built eco-education centre, spend some nights under canvas and even stay in a traditional Saxon house in Viscri.

Food & Drink

Almost all meals are included in the trip, including breakfast, lunch and dinner. Where possible this will be locally sourced and traditional food of the region.


This adventure has so many activities in the itinerary there is no time to worry about finding things to do. There will be some time to relax in the evenings as well as hold some reflection and education sessions.

Optional Extras

We are always open to adapting the itinerary for any particular requests. You may want to spend more time exploring Bucharest or visit more of the region's stunning castles.

Romania for All

If you like what you see but want to take a trip as a family or an individual then we can help!

Our outstanding local partners, Explore Romania, can design an amazing Romanian experience for everyone. If you want to travel individually, as a family or as part of a group, let us make all of the arrangements. We can sort everything including flights, accommodation and an incredible selection of sights and activities to suit everyone. Our chosen local provider not only brings outstanding service through their staff, support and trips, they are also fully committed to sustainable tourism.

Romania, a country of diverse landscapes and a storied past, beckons adventurers to uncover its hidden treasures. Here are just some of the things you could do and see.

  • Hiking, mountain biking, climbing or winter activities in the Carpathian Mountains

  • Heritage tours taking in traditional villages, crafts and cuisine

  • Agricultural tours

  • Self-guided tours

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