Muddy Volcanoes and Salt Mine Private Full-Day Tour from Bucharest

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Departs: Bucharest, Bucharest

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Welcome to the largest salt mine in Europe, which is Slanic Prahova.

Inside you will find the biggest planetarium in Romania, with a dome with a diameter of 16 meters and a laser projection system (4k) of 24.000 lumens.

After this, we will visit the Berca Muddy Volcanoes which is a geological and botanical reservation located in Buzău County. The most spectacular feature is small volcano-shaped structures typically a few meters high caused by the eruption of mud and natural gases.

Get your camera ready!

What's Included

A private, licensed English speaking guide/driver, available throughout the tour

All car expenses, such as gasoline, parking and road tolls

Entrance fees as per the itinerary

Photo fees

Private car (Tourism or Minibus) only for you and your friends/family

What's Not Included

Food and Drinks

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 1 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Vulcanii Noroiosi (Muddy Volcanoes)
The Berca Mud Volcanoes (Romanian: Noroioși de la Pâclele Mici) is a geological and botanical reservation located in Scorțoasa commune close to Berca in Buzău County in Romania. Its most spectacular feature is the mud volcanoes, small volcano-shaped structures typically a few meters high caused by the eruption of mud and natural gases.

As the gases erupt from 3000 meters deep towards the surface, through the underground layers of clay and water, they push up underground salty water and mud, so that they overflow through the mouths of the volcanoes, while the gas emerges as bubbles. The mud dries off at the surface, creating a relatively solid conical structure resembling a real volcano. The mud expelled by them is cold, as it comes from inside the Earth's continental crust layers, and not from the mantle.

The reservation is unique in Romania. Elsewhere in Europe, similar phenomena can be observed in Italy (the northern Apennines and Sicily), Ukraine, Russia as well as Azerbaijan.

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Slanic Salt Museum
Known as the biggest salt mine in Europe, Slanic Prahova stands today as one of the most important watering and climatic resorts in Romania, situated between the valley of Prahova and that of Teleajen, at about 44 km of Ploiesti, at 400 meters of altitude.
Muntele de Sare (The Salt Mountain), unique in the entire world, Grota Miresei (The Bride’s Cave), Baia Baciului (The Shepherd’s Lake), Baia Verde (The Green Lake), and Salina Unirea (Unirea Salt Mine) are just some of the resort’s attractions, which, according to the documents, for more than 300 years represented an important salt extraction center.

To get here we drive for 2 hours from Bucharest!

3 hours • Admission Ticket Included

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