In the morning you will be transferred to Furceni village
, that is the starting point for your hiking adventure of this day.
You will explore the nature and history of one of the oldest canyons in Moldova by visiting beautiful places from Furceni village to Butuceni village
, where Orheiul Vechi Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve
is situated along the Raut River. The remnants of the first human settlements, which are some tens of thousands of years old, were found in the stone caverns from here. On the rocky hill, you will find the ruins of a strong Geto-Dacian (Moldovan ancestors) fortification and the calendar, which acted as a sanctuary for celebrating religious holidays and rituals in this prehistoric community. The originality of Orheiul Vechi's landscape is due to the defile of the Raut river, dug under the form of a canyon in the limestone layers of the former Sarmatian sea, about 14 million years ago.
Here you can visit a traditional guesthouse
, where you will have the chance to attend a masterclass of baking bread in an old oven or making a traditional pie “placinta”. Also, here you can enjoy a traditional Moldovan lunch.
There are several activities to enjoy in this region (additional):
• Visit the Cave Monastery
• Visit the local History Museum
• Visit Branesti cellars
• Off road
• Rock climbing
Just let us know what is more attractive for you and we will make a reservation.
Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve Orheiul Vechi
"Placinte" and roll-ups masterclass at Butuceni guesthouse