Alina Ovesea
[Alina Ovesea]
2018-09-08 17:07:39

Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

[natural] [ aquatic , botanical , wildlife ]

english
5
280 RON
27
Difficulty


Theme

Danube Delta from the main canal to the narrow waters.

When to visit

Spring and early summer is the best time (May - June), but summer and autumn is also ok. In the summer there are a lot of mosquitoes and the heat is unbearable as you don't have very much shade. In winter is it almost impossible as the Danube Delta can be isolated for days if the river freezes and the wind is unbearable.

Description

Danube Delta is a place of tranqulity and interior peace. Danube Delta is a maze and you would want to get lost on the small canals. It is a reset from everything you know - here you move if you have a boat and the eyes need some time to adjust. It is like nothing you have seen before. As the Navrom ship takes you on Sulina Canal (or any other navigable canal for that matter), you see everything like on TV, it is amazing , but far from reach. The more you go in the hearth of the delta and the more you go on the small canals, the closer you will be with this place, the better you will understand it. In the Danube Delta you don't go to a place, all the time spend in the boat is a destination in itself. Every few minutes the scenery will change. You would think: what can be so different, it is just water. But let me tell you my friend that is not really so. From a main Sulina Canal from where you feel every wave like a lump in the throat, as you enter the wilderness, you start on wide canals with big trees, some land at the shore, then you enter the vastness of a lake where you won't see the end of the water, just some reed floating bushes and then you will go on a small canal where the reed will flank your water on both side. If you stop for a second, your eyes will start to see details of life in every corner: from the grass that grows under the water to small insects and birds, everything is living is a perfect harmony. You are the observer, the intruder. All the Danube is plain and sometimes under the sea level, but most of the time you can only see a few meters in all directions. This trip goes to the heart of the Danube Delta and also to the town of Sulina which is a story of a once great place.

Multimedia Gallery

Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Points

Bucharest Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Bucharest

[starting point]

Description

There is a 13:30 boat from Tulcea so you need to leave around 8 a.m. because the roads are not so good
Bridge over Danube at Giurgeni - Vadu Oii Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Bridge over Danube at Giurgeni - Vadu Oii

[information] [payment point]

13.0 RON

Description

toll for the bridge over Danube
Parking in Tulcea Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Parking in Tulcea

[transport] [walking]

36.0 RON

Description

Pay the parking for 6 days and leave the ticket in the windscreen. It is 6 lei per day
buy ferry tickets for Tulcea to Crisan Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

buy ferry tickets for Tulcea to Crisan

[information] [payment point]

32.0 RON

Description

Buy tickets for the boat to Crisan (it is the boat for Sulina that stops in Crisan).
Navrom ferry from Tulcea to Crisan Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Navrom ferry from Tulcea to Crisan

[transport] [ferry]

Description

The ferry will leaves once a day at 13:30 from Tulcea, so plan to arrive in time
Sulina Canal Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Sulina Canal

[landmark] [river]

Description

At this point the Danube Tulcea branch splits into Sulina Canal to the left and Sfantu Gheorghe Canal to the right. Sulina is one of the main 3 canals, but it was chosen to be the one to be digged in order to make it navigable for big ships. In this regard Sulina is one of the greatest engineering projects of its time in a land that is completely different, isolated and volatile like the new lands of Danube Delta. It is a paradox as Sulina Canal goes through the heart of Danube Delta, but you can not see the real thing unless you get of the main canal and start exploring the surroundings. Sulina Canal and Sfantu Gheorghe Branch both transport each about 20 percent of the Danube water, the rest is transported on Chilia Branch.

Recommendations

I recommend to stay on the deck in the shadow and let yourself be carried in the atmosphere and the relaxation of waters. Here everything has a different tempo.
Arrive Crisan Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Arrive Crisan

[transport] [walking]

Oprisan Guesthouses Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Oprisan Guesthouses

[accommodation] [guest house]

60.0 RON
See the sunset over the Danube Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

See the sunset over the Danube

[landmark] [sunset / sunrise]

Day 2 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Day 2 1

[end day]

Description

Day 2 itinerary: lakes and canals around Crisan: Obretinu Mic, Obretinciuc, Iacob and Lebada Lake
Boat to discover Danube Delta Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Boat to discover Danube Delta

[transport] [boat]

Obretinu Mic Lake Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Obretinu Mic Lake

[landmark] [lake]

Description

Obretinu Mic (small) Lake and Obretinu Mare (big) Lake were once a big lake that was cut in 2 by the cosntruction of the new navigable Sulina Canal
Obreticiuc Lake Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Obreticiuc Lake

[landmark] [lake]

Description

on this lake we saw the biggest colony of pelicans. The driver was careful to get close and let us watch the grow feats on fish and how they use the group maximize the catch.
Litcov canal Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Litcov canal

[landmark]

Description

Cel mai lung canal din delta 50 km
Cuibida Lake Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Cuibida Lake

[landmark] [lake]

Description

The lake with swans
Iacob Lake Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Iacob Lake

[landmark] [lake]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

ferry from Crisan to Sulina Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

ferry from Crisan to Sulina

[transport] [ferry]

14.0 RON
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Sulina Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Sulina

[landmark] [city]

Description

Sulina was a fascination for me from the first moments I arrived here. You can see on the buildings the glorious history that this city had and the degradation and the state the it is now. Sulina was a cosmopolitan and multicultural city due to the Danube European Commission that had it's headquarters here. A place where pirates and princes lives in the 19th and the 20th century. Sulina was the headquarters of Europe in one project that would allow big ships to enter from the Black Sea to go up the river. As you arrive you take a stroll on the main street of Sulina: the I-st (firs) street. Here you can see the seafront with the willow trees and the benches inviting people to admire the river and the sunset. As you visit the next streets: II-nd (Second Street, III-rd (third) Street until the VI-th (sixth) Street , the pavement is going missing, leaving space to the sand streets and the to poor neighborhoods of the only city in the Danube Delta.
Perla House in Sulina Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Perla House in Sulina

[accommodation] [guest house]

Taxi to the beach at Black Sea Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Taxi to the beach at Black Sea

[transport] [taxi]

3.0 RON

Description

You will pay around 10 lei to the sea
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Beach in Sulina Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Beach in Sulina

[landmark] [beach]

Description

I love this place, the water is shallow and it is not crowded.
Taxi to Sulina center Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Taxi to Sulina center

[transport] [taxi]

3.0 RON
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Day 3 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Day 3 2

[end day]

Description

In day 3 we went to see where the Danube does into the Black Sea and all the natural and human impact in designing this navigable canal
Boat rental from Perla Sulinei Guesthouse Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Boat rental from Perla Sulinei Guesthouse

[transport] [boat]

50.0 RON

Description

Boat and driver from Perla Sulinei to go to the mouth where Danube flows into the Black Sea. We went late in the evening and saw the sunset on the boat
Lighthouse 2 Sulina Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Lighthouse 2 Sulina

[landmark] [lighthouse]

Description

This is the old light house build on the left bank on the Sulina Canal. It was decommissioned when the work on the canal started. It has a very specific look, hence the "distribution" in a famous Romanian film "Toate Panzele Sus"
Meteo station Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Meteo station

[landmark]

Sunset over Sulina Canal Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Sunset over Sulina Canal

[landmark] [sunset / sunrise]

New lighthouse Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

New lighthouse

[landmark] [lake]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Day 4 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Day 4 3

[end day]

Description

Day 4 is about discovering Sulina. We rented bikes and went for a ride
Bike rental in Sulina Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Bike rental in Sulina

[transport] [bicycle]

Water house in Sulina Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Water house in Sulina

[landmark]

Orthodox Cathedral Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Orthodox Cathedral

[landmark] [church / monastery]

Commissions of the Danube River hedquarters Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Commissions of the Danube River hedquarters

[landmark]

Old lighthouse of CEd (Commissions of the Danube River) Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Old lighthouse of CEd (Commissions of the Danube River)

[landmark] [lighthouse]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Sulina's multicultural cemetery Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Sulina's multicultural cemetery

[landmark] [cemetery / tombstone / mausoleum]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

bicycle  

[transport] [bicycle]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

bar  

[food and beverages] [bar]

Sulina Beach Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Sulina Beach

[landmark] [beach]

Perla Sulinei Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Perla Sulinei

[accommodation] [guest house]

Day 5 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Day 5 4

[end day]

Description

It is time to go back to Bucharest, but on the way we visit some remarkable places in Dobrogea. Don't forget, the only boat leaves at 7 from Sulina to Tulcea, so make sure you catch it.
Buy tickets for Tulcea Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Buy tickets for Tulcea

[information]

56.0 RON
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

ferry  

[transport] [ferry]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

car  

[transport] [car]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Danube Delta Museum Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Danube Delta Museum

[landmark] [museum]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

car  

[transport] [car]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Razim Lake Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Razim Lake

[landmark] [lake]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

car  

[transport] [car]

Orthodox Church from Sarichioi Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Orthodox Church from Sarichioi

[landmark] [church / monastery]

Description

This is on the old calendar. Funny thing that Sarichioi in Turkish (Sarıköy [sarîköi]) means the "yellow village", but this a blue church, very blue in fact
Orthodox Church in Sarichioi Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Orthodox Church in Sarichioi

[landmark] [church / monastery]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Access to Enisala Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Access to Enisala

[information] [payment point]

Enisala Fortress Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Enisala Fortress

[landmark] [castle / citadel / fortress]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

car  

[transport] [car]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking  

[transport] [walking]

Dolosman Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Dolosman

[landmark] [coast]

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

car  

[transport] [car]

Dobrogea Gorges Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Dobrogea Gorges

[landmark] [canyon / gorges]

Cernavoda bridge toll Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

Cernavoda bridge toll

[landmark]

13.0 RON

Description

You can pay by SMS or you can pay at the booth
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

end point

[end point]

Statistics


372m

15m

357m

3,344m

861km

50:24 h

Means of transport

 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

car

633.2km
342m
10:55 h
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

ferry

145km
29.6m
08:10 h
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

boat

53.8km
16.8m
06:44 h
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

bicycle

12.9km
36.5m
16:52 h
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

walking

10.2km
131.7m
07:27 h
 Danube Delta - the land on waters: Tulcea - Crisan - Sulina itinerary

taxi

5.9km
13.4m
00:14 h