Find the tracks of the only dwarf dinosaurs in the world.
Understand the sculpted secrets of ancient and medieval vestiges of Sarmizegetusa.
Capture the beauty of Retezat, the charming mountain with blue eyes.
The World before Time
A trip to Țara Hațegului – Retezat is a journey back in time. You will discover lost worlds, you will face life-size dinosaurs, and you will explore volcanoes and traces of a former sea. Coming to more recent times, you will see mountain landscapes, lakes, and carnivorous plants, all relics from the Ice Age, 10,000 years ago. Then you will enjoy the traces left by the Romans in antiquity, at Sarmizegetusa Ulpia Traiana, and the first Christian places of worship – the Densuș Church.
70 million years ago, Ţara Hațegului was a tropical island with volcanoes and unique dinosaurs! Today, you can discover the secrets of the Cretaceous dinosaurs, explore the lost seas, and experience volcanic eruptions! The adventure begins in the town of Hațeg, where you can visit the House of the Hațeg Country UNESCO Global Geopark. Then, in the village of Densuș, you will discover the House of Volcanoes, and in the Valley of the Dinosaurs, at Sânpetru, you will explore the House of Dwarf Dinosaurs and the House of Traditions.
AER is in association with Zenith Maps in order to realize a collection of maps concentrated on the ecotourism destinations in Romania. This collection is focused on the destinations promoted by AER and also a tourist guide.
There are spectacular areas in Romania that are worth discovering! Visiting them, make you feel well in nature, and introduces you to the spirit of the place, full of vitality. It offers you good quality local services and products and makes your vacation a small “investment” in a local economy that slowly starts functioning by integrating nature conservation and local culture into the economic equation through ecotourism.