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Balea Lake (Lacul Balea) Tours and Activities

Balea Lake (Lacul Balea)
Bâlea Lake (Lacul Bâlea) is a glacial lake in Romania’s Fagaras Mountains. Sitting at more than 2,000 meters high, it is one of the most popular lakes in Romania. Most visitors are drawn to the lake for the landscape and superb views on the drive there; the water is typically too cold for swimming. Two chalets are open near the lake all year round, but it is most easily accessed in the summer months. In the winter, visitors must ride the cable car from the chalet near the Balea waterfall to get there. In 2006, the first ice hotel in eastern Europe was built nearby using blocks of ice pulled from the frozen lake.

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Balea Lake is a four-hour drive from Bucharest or Brasov. The nearest airport is at Sibiu, about 77 kilometers away and a better jumping off point. The lake can be accessed from the Transfaragan Road starting from Arefu village in the summer months, but the road is closed from November to early May. In the winter, it is possible to drive from Cartisoara to the Balea waterfall and take the cable car to the lake. The ice hotel may also offer transport in the winter.
Address: Fargaras Mountains, Romania
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7 Tours and Activities to Experience Balea Lake (Lacul Balea)

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Sleep in the ICE HOTEL at Balea Lake

Sleep in the ICE HOTEL at Balea Lake

Feel the "warm" welcome in the Ice Hotel at Balea Lake. Experience and visit the ICE structure, and stop for a refreshing drink at the Ice Bar. Step over the Frozen Lake at over 2000meters high. There is included the Special ICE Menu lunch within the ice hotel restaurant. Time to experience the local winter adventure park with snowmobiles, tubing, banana rafting, boat rafting. And finish the day with overnight in the coolest place on earth - an ICE room within the Balea Lake ICE hotel. This product has 3 options: BASIC = individual tour, you drive yourself to access point COMFORT = there is ICE menu included DELUXE = also transfer included; there is pickUp available from different towns in the country. Check all tour options to find your pickUp town. We can pick up from any hotel within city limits from (alphabetical): Bran, Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Fagaras, Medias, Predeal, Sinaia, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Targu Mures Note: for every town there will be a different pickUp time
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  • 2 days
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US$99.36
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US$99.36
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Ice Hotel at Balea Lake, day tour with transfer included

Ice Hotel at Balea Lake, day tour with transfer included

This tour only includes a day visit to the Ice Hotel. Please check other tour options that have also included the overnight at the Ice Hotel at Balea Lake. Feel the "warm" welcome in the Ice Hotel at Balea Lake. Experience and visit the Ice structure, and stop for a refreshing drink at the Ice Bar. Step over the Frozen lake at over 2000meters high, the lake is completely covered with ice and snow. Have the option to serve the Special ICE Menu lunch within the ice hotel restaurant. Time to experience the local winter adventure park with snowmobiles, tubing, banana rafting, boat rafting.
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  • 8 to 11 hours
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US$138.36
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US$138.36
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Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

Transfagarasan Full-Day Private Tour from Sibiu

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Play king of the road on this private full-day tour along the Transfagarasan Highway, starting in Sibiu. Meet your professional driver and guide in Sibiu, then strap into your personal car and kick back for the ride of a lifetime, on one of Romania’s most iconic roads. Watch the dramatic Carpathian Mountains roll by beyond the window as you listen to your choice of music. Just be sure to make a few pitstops along the way, at some of Romania’s friendly towns.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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US$121.11
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US$121.11
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Trekking In The Carpathians

Trekking In The Carpathians

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If you are looking for adrenalline,amazing trails and beautiful landscapes,you are in the right place.Welcome to Romania!The Carpathian Mountains are waiting to impress you with their peaks (Vanatoarea lui Buteanu,Laitel and Omu Peaks), their glacier lakes(Capra,Caltun and Balea Lake) and one of the most famous roads in the world,Transfagarasan. It is a private day trek and the entire expertise of the mountain guide will be focused on you. The outdoor experience challenges you to a medium level of difficulty, but you are 100% safe due to your guide’s experience.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$823.58
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US$823.58
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Fagaras mountains hiking tour

Fagaras mountains hiking tour

Explore the most impressive mountains from Romania nicknamed " Transilvanian " Alps,a stretch of peaks, holes and saddles which are scattered on an area of around 2. 400 km² Be prepared to put your skills at work. Take pictures  and admire unique landscapes, glacial doms, alpin lakes and out of range flora and fauna.
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  • 9 days
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US$1,332.26
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US$1,332.26
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Private tour on Transfagarasan, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall and Capra Waterfall

Private tour on Transfagarasan, Balea Lake, Balea Waterfall and Capra Waterfall

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The most beautiful mountain road in Romania, just one hour drive from Sibiu. Multiple stops for admiring and capture in photos the breathtaking mountain scenery. A comprehensive set of information from a licensed tour guide. Modern, air-conditioned minivan. Tricks to avoid heavy traffic.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$109.00
Price varies by group size
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US$109.00
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Crossing the Transfagarasan Road into Wallachia

Crossing the Transfagarasan Road into Wallachia

Avoid the obstructed views in large tour buses and skip hassle of car rental in a foreign country. Instead, enjoy unencumbered vistas of the Transfagarasan Road from a private vehicle. Stop at convenient lookout points to take photos of Balea Lake and more. In addition to the journey, the day is rounded out with private tours of the Curtea de Arges and Cozia monasteries.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$130.80
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US$130.80
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