The Wind Cave - the
largest cave in Romania - one day tour
Have you ever wanted to go underground into a place untouched
by civilisation? No electricity, no telephone signal? We offer
you the chance to be guided into such a place, 150 km away from
The Wind Cave (Pestera Vantului),
is the largest cave in Romania, and now with the length of almost
52 km, it is also the most extensive limestone labyrinth and
cave-reservation in South-East Europe.
Though only one entrance is known in the lowest (Northern) extremity,
the length of the cave is growing fast from one expedition to
another. The huge exploration and surveying work is not finished
yet; there are several exploring and surveying teams, as well
as novice cavers who are further exploring the complicated passage-networks.
The actual length of the cave is around 52 km (3.2 km in airline
extension), but there are many passages, which have never been
surveyed. In great line, the Wind Cave is a multi-levelled complex
system, which has a main active passage and three main fossil
floors. Actually, the number of the fossil levels is higher,
in some sectors there are 6, 7 or 9 levels in superposition,
forming very complicated passage networks.
The average temperature in the cave is 11.8 C, being variable
in the entrance area and the main passages of the close sector.
The very powerful draft, that can be sensed in the entrance
and in the far corners of the cave as well, is bi-directional
being controlled seasonally. The program:
We'll travel to Suncuius - the nearby village, to the riverside
of the Cris river; here we'll take the equipment and for a few
hours we'll descend in the beautiful underground world of the
Wind Cave, and visit the tourist part of it. Other optional
activities: swimming or kayaking on the river, visiting the
ancient (Neolithic) settlement from the Big Hungarian Cave,
or the Vadul Crisului Gorges and cave.
We are ready to show you the beauties of the underground world!
- duration - between 8 and 10 hours;
- validity - thoughout the year;
- minimum persons required - 2.
- $$ per person for minimum 2 persons;
- $$ per person for 2 - 4 persons;
- $$ per person for 5 - 6 persons;
- $$ per person for 7 - 8 persons;
- $$ per person for 9 - 14 persons;
- special caving equipment;
- English, German or Hungarian speaking guide;
- train tickets to Suncuius village and back;
- all the meals;
- personal expenses.