ROMANIA – MARAMURES PHOTO TOUR
There are various places you may opt to visit during your holiday vacation. These places will help you relax and enjoy while getting in close contact with nature. One such place is Romania. Choosing the best guide is important if you plan to visit the place. To help you with your vacation destination, we introduce our Maramures Photo Tour! We have made everything simple for you.
From the beginning until the end of your trip, we will be the one responsible for all the details. All you need to do is pack and prepare the necessary items for your pretty OOTDs, as well as camera equipment for the trip.
Romania is a country that is rich in culture, landscapes, and almost untouched nature. It is located in Eastern Europe, which is a simply breathtaking piece of land unknown to many in this world. Also, it hosts all forms of relief. Romania is a vast land in which fairy tales are almost seem real. If you are an avid fan of Game of Thrones, you will be able to relate to the Romanian history that is full of twists and turns just like in the series.
Moreover, our schedule of activities upon arrival until the end of the tour is a comprehensive one, which allows you to immerse in Romania’s unique culture and beauty. Reading our prepared itinerary will help you get ready for the trip. You can also do an advanced reading on what to expect and suggestions you may want to raise during the tour.
UNUSUAL EXPEDITION’s trips are well known for accomplishing a lot in just a few days. We pack a lot of content with different themes in a single trip. This workshop will be no different too. Location shoots each day are dependent on daily weather and lighting conditions. We will guide you along the way to have an unforgettable travel experience with us in this Maramures Photo Tour in Romania.
ITINERARY: MARAMURES PHOTO TOUR
DAY 1 – BUCHAREST
We will meet you upon your early morning arrival at Bucharest Airport. This is your first stop in Romania before we head into the city of Bucharest. But first, we will go to your hotel to check-in. This is important since this is where you will spend your night after a long hour of travel reaching Romania. This trip will also not be complete without taking pictures while exploring famous tourist spots in town. This will pump you up for the next adventure ahead of our Maramures Photo Tour.
DAY 2 to 5 – BUCHAREST TO MARAMURES
For the second day of your Maramures Photo Tour, we will depart from Bucharest to Maramures. This is the highlight of this trip. Despite the inroads of the 21st century, Maramures has managed to carefully preserve the culture, traditions, as well as lifestyle of a medieval peasant past, making for an eye-opening trip that few have experienced. This wonderfully hidden secret of Romania also combines ancient traditions with rural country landscapes that make every corner a photo opportunity. We will spend the next six days here, and you can expect:
A little town filled with beautiful churches, friendly locals, charming guesthouses, and a dreamlike landscape of forests and mountains. Great for landscape photography!
The Mocanita is a vintage steam train that features a stove in the middle of the wagon that still runs to this day. You will be able to capture endless forests, fast rivers, waterfalls, wildflowers, and everything raw nature has to offer.
The Merry Cemetery
Located in Sapanta, a famous cemetery known to the world because of its colorful tombs and headstone inscribed with a humorous poem or text depicting the life of the dead they represent. It is meant to express the belief that death is not to be perceived as a sad event.
Rodnei Mountains National Park
One of the most visited tourist attractions in Maramures. This national park is the largest protected area in northern Romania and includes breathtaking sights such as the Old Ponorul, springs, and caves. It is especially spectacular during sunrise and sunset.
Monasteries and wooden churches
Maramures boasts an impressive collection of historic churches and monasteries that have resisted the ravages of time. Many are mention in the UNESCO World Heritage site list and are a joy to photograph as they seem to be from a different time.
This is the highest waterfall in the country and the most spectacular in Romania. It is the main draw for most tourists. The surrounding areas are not to be missed either! Think pristine greenery that stretches for miles. According to an ancient legend, the name of the waterfall comes from a fact that occurred here centuries ago. It seems that during a storm, a herd of horses was cornered by a bear on the brink of the abyss where the waterfall starts. Because of poor visibility and being extremely frightened, the horses jumped into their deaths into the abyss.
Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.
DAY 6 – MARAMURES TO BRASOV
After six days of stay in Maramures, we will depart early in the morning and take a domestic flight to Bucharest. From there, we will make our way to Brasov, the next place of our Maramures Photo Tour.
DAY 7 to 9 – BRASOV
For our next Maramures photo tour, think of Gothic spires, medieval gateways and watchtowers. You can also think of beautiful baroque buildings as well as churches – Brasov is smack in the center of Romania. It is also a home to a harmonious mash-up of traditional charm and modern city life. We will spend two days exploring this town and its surroundings.
You can expect to visit the fortified church of Prejmer, the Libearty brown bear sanctuary, and of course, Bran’s Castle, aka Dracula’s Castle.
DAY 10 – BRASOV TO BUCHAREST
For the final day of the Maramures Photo Tour, we will check out the hotel in the early morning. Afterwards, we will proceed to Bucharest Airport for your flight back to Singapore. This is the end of your expedition with us. However, you are always welcome to join us in another exciting Maramures Photo Tour for more travel experience in the future.
(Exact photography locations will depend on weather conditions.)
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN MARAMURES PHOTO TOUR IN ROMANIA?
Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
Accommodation based on Twin Sharing
Land transportation in destination
Group transfer to airport
All meals as stated in itinerary
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN MARAMURES PHOTO TOUR IN ROMANIA?
Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
Return International Air Ticket
Return Domestic Air Ticket (If Any)
Guide Tips – USD$15 per day
Any Private Expenses
Room Service Expenses
Visa Fees (If Applicable)
Beverages / Alcohol Drinks during Meals
Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory – Self Purchased)
Photography Setup Fee (If applicable)
8th Nov 2020 – 18th Nov 2020
Twin Sharing with Same Gender, Single Room (With Additional Single Room Supplement)
BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These are the Terms and Conditions that will apply to your booking. Please read them carefully as you will be bound by them.
1. BOOKING / NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
You must pay us a non-refundable deposit of the amount stated in the Tour Description (the “Deposit”) at the time of booking. The Deposit is to be paid when the on-line booking form is filled up and submitted to us. If you are making a booking for a Tour which is scheduled to start in 4 weeks, you must pay us the full amount of the Tour Price.
2. CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING
Our receipt of the Deposit and the completed booking form does not mean that your booking is confirmed and accepted. It is only confirmed and accepted when we give you a written confirmation. This written confirmation will also contain details on regarding the payment of the balance of the Tour Price. However, if your booking is not accepted by us, we will refund the Deposit which you have paid to us.
3. FINAL PAYMENT SCHEDULE
If the balance of the Tour Price is not paid by the dated specified in the written confirmation referred to in Clause 2, your booking is deemed to be cancelled and we shall forfeit the Deposit.
We conduct various Tours from time to time. The price of each Tour will be specified on our website (“Tour Price”). However, sometimes, due to external factors beyond our control (e.g. increase in transport costs or food costs or external party’s fees or currency fluctuations), the Tour Price may increase even after you have booked for our Tours. Should there be any increase in the Tour Price after you have placed your booking with us, we will notify you of the increase. You have the option of either accepting the change in price or withdraw from the Tour. Should you withdraw from the Tour, we will refund the Deposit to you.
5. ROOM ACCOMODATION
Unless otherwise stated, you will be allocated a twin room for twin occupancy. A limited number of single rooms are available at extra cost on a first come, first served basis, and we cannot guarantee its availability.
6. AIRFARE AND TRANSFER COSTS
The Tour Price does not include the airfare and other transfer costs and arrangements. You are responsible for your own flight booking and the adverse consequences of flight cancellations and delay. However, if it is specified in the Tour Description that airport/hotel transfers are included in the Tour Price, such transfers are only included when the participants travel on the flights specified by us. Participants arriving or departing on different flights will be responsible for their own transfer costs and arrangements.
7. CANCELLATION CHARGES IF YOU CANCEL
If you wish to cancel your booking, the following cancellation charges are applicable and payable to us:
– Cancellation 4 weeks or more before Departure/Starting date of Tour as stated in Booking Form: Forfeiture of the Deposit
– Cancellation 4 weeks before Departure/Starting date of Tour as stated in Booking Form: 100% of Tour Price
8. CANCELLATION BY US
Each Tour that we plan to conduct provides for a minimum number of 10 participants before the Tour can proceed. If the minimum number of participants is not met, we will cancel the Tour.
We also reserve the right to cancel any Tour for any other reason.
However, rest assured that we will not cancel a Tour less than 4 weeks before Departure/Starting date of Tour as stated in Booking Form except for Force Majeure, unusual or unforeseen circumstances beyond or outside our control.
If we cancel a Tour, you can either:
– Take a substitute Tour if we are able and willing to offer one. If the substitute Tour is lower in price to the one you had originally booked, we will pay you the difference in price. If the substitute Tour is higher in price, you must pay us the difference in price;
– Obtain from us a full refund of all monies you have paid to us. We are not responsible in any event for any expenses or losses that you may have incurred as a result of our cancellation such as visa, vaccinations, non-refundable flights or rail, non-refundable car parking or other fees, loss of earnings, or loss of enjoyment, etc.
9. TRAVEL EXCLUSIONS OR CUTTING SHORT TOUR
If any government issues a travel advisory against non-essential travel due to any war or warlike event, Strike, Riot or Civil Commotion, disease outbreak or unsafe health conditions, impending natural disasters or any other events of similar nature to any country or place where the Tour will be or is held at, we reserve our right to cancel or cut short the Tour. In the event of our cancellation or cutting short the Tour, we will not provide any refund and you will make a claim on your travel insurance policy.
In the event that you intend to proceed or continue with the Tour, you agree that you will assume responsibility, indemnify and hold us, our affiliates and their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, partners, local guides, Tour Leaders and Instructors (“the Indemnified Parties”) harmless at all times against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, expenses (including legal costs on a fully indemnified basis), losses (whether direct, indirect or inconsequential) and damages (whether in tort, contract or otherwise) whatsoever which the indemnified Parties may sustain, incur, suffer or pay arising out of or in connection with or pursuant to the continuation or proceeding of the Tour. You agree that you will also assume responsibility for your own travel arrangements including but not limited to flight tickets and accommodation and we will not be responsible for any travel delay or any loss, damage and expense arising directly or indirectly out of or in connection with the Tour.
You understand and acknowledge the nature of a Tour requires considerable flexibility and should allow for reasonable alterations by the Company. You agree that the route, schedules, itineraries, amenities, mode of transport and other details listed in the Tour Description may be altered by the Company without prior notice due to local circumstances or events and any other reason whatsoever.
11. TRAVEL INSURANCE
You must obtain travel insurance within 7 days upon booking the tour with a minimum medical coverage of SGD 250,000 covering the Tour duration and this insurance must cover personal injury and emergency medical expenses. If requested by us, you must be able to provide proof of Insurance purchase and adequate coverage of the required amount. You are strongly recommended to obtain insurance coverage for any loss, damage and expense arising from, including but not limited to Tour cancellation, lost baggage or personal effects and flight cancellation. We are not liable to you for such loss, damage and expense. We are also not liable to you for any loss or additional expenses incurred by you due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, due to any delay or interruption to the travel services due to Act of God, unusually severe weather, acts of governments, acts of terrorism, hostilities between nations, civil disturbance, boycotts, lockouts, industrial action and labour dispute, strikes, wars, fire, floods, infectious diseases, epidemics or illness as well as travel restrictions due to such events.
12. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
It is your responsibility to obtain, prior to departure, the necessary travel documents including a valid passport required for entry, departure and travel through each destination point in the Tour, and all visa, permits and certificates (including medical certificates) required for the whole of the journey. You are solely responsible for any adverse consequences resulting from missing or defective documentation. Any information or advice given by us regarding visas, vaccinations, climate, clothing, baggage, special equipment, etc. is given in good faith but without responsibility on our part.
13. SPECIAL REQUESTS
If you have any special requests including dietary restrictions, you should inform us of these at the time of the booking. We will advise the relevant supplier of your special requests, but we are not liable to you if these requests are not met.
14. CLAIMS AND COMPLAINTS
Should you have a complaint during the course of the Tour, you must raise this complaint to the Tour leader at the earliest opportunity to allow him or her to address your complaint. If you fail to indicate your dissatisfaction during the Tour, your ability to claim compensation against us will be extinguished or reduced.
15. SUPPLIERS AND INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS
The Tour may be conducted by local guides at the destination country or Tour Leaders or Instructors engaged by us at our discretion dependent on the requirements of the Tour. Any local guides, Tour Leaders or Instructors and they are not our employees. While we endeavour to appoint reputable and competent local guides, Tour Leaders or instructors, we are not liable for the acts and omissions of these independent local guides, Tour Leaders or instructors which may result in loss, damage and expense to you.
16. APPLICABLE LAW
The Contract and these Terms and Conditions are subject to Singapore law and the exclusive jurisdiction of the Singapore Courts.
17. IMAGES AND MARKETING
During the Tour images, photos and/or videos may be taken by our employees and/or other Tour participants that may contain you in part or in whole. You agree and understand that these images, photos and/videos may be reproduced by us in any medium for promotion and publicity purposes.
18. ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and us, relating to the subject matter herein. There is no verbal or written representation, warranty, prior agreement other than as expressed herein.
(Last Updated 1st Jan 2020)