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Unique 7 Day 6 Night Cultural Tour and Photography Workshop of Maramures in Transilvania Romania

"You’ve found one of the last places where rural European medieval life remains intact." Lonely Planet on Maramureș.

This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with the people and immerse yourself in the culture of Maramures. Maramures is a very special place to be and photograph. You will have the chance to photograph local people in their traditional clothes, visit and document very talented traditional artisan crafters and capture the beautiful scenery. You will feel like you’ve took a step back in time!

The people in Maramures live a simple but satisfying life. They are a very proud people, proud of their traditions and heritage. The landscape is absolutly stunning with rolling hills scattered with small rural villages filled with traditional wooden houses and carved wooden gates only seen in Maramures. Horse and carts are still widely used and families work together in the field. There are centuries old wooden churches (many of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites) where the villages go to Sunday Mass in traditional clothes, you’ll be able to see and photograph all of these throughout your trip.

Join us in this fasicinating photographic, cultural, culinary and spiritual experience!


You will receive 6 nights accommodation in traditional Maramures houses (modernized with all the necessary comfort) breakfast and evening meal, home cooked according to traditional recipes using local ingredients. (if you have any dietary requirements, please let us know).

Local transport from Cluj Napoca Airport and in historical Maramures area is included.


The flight to and from Cluj are not included, we can however help you book them if you wish. Cluj Napoca International Airport is well connected to main European airports either through Lufthansa or low cost airlines like Wizzair and Blue Air.

Your Workshop tutors.

Talented Romanian Professional Photographer Bogdan Muresan joins Keith to deliver this very special photography tour and workshop. Bogdan Muresan has more than 10 years experience as a professional photographer and is one of the organisers of The Photo Romania Festival, the biggest photography festival in Eastern Europe. He is an experienced trainer and founder of Photo Romania Academy.


Sunday 14th May – Pick-up and drive to Breb -

There is no fixed itinerary as we prefer to have total flexibility which allows us to react and take you to the best locations to get some great images rather than pre-planning. That said the week will include a visit to a church service where you will see local people dressed in traditional costumes, a crafts day where you will see a traditional Maramures wood craftsman and a visit to a famous Romanian sculptor Daniel Les. We’ll visit Mocanita the most famous narrow gauge train using a steam engine in Romania and the only one in Europe still performing forestry (logging) jobs on a daily basis. Mocanita provides the only way to access Vaser Valley, a mountainous area, with century old forests, amazingly beautiful and untamed due to a complete lack of transport infrastructure and human settlements.

Saturday 20th May– Drive back to Cluj for your to return home.


LOCATION: Maramures, Transilvania Romania

DURATION: 7 days 6 nights

WHAT TO BRING: As well as your photography equipment, please bring suitable footware and clothing. During the workshop average temperatures should be between 9-20 degrees Celsius.


If you have any questions please get in touch on +44 (0) 1287 679655, we are happy to help.

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