For 10 years since the moment I created the company, we haven’t missed a day in being passionate about bringing to the world the Romanian cultural heritage, history, and its fantastic outdoors.
My team and I love developing and offering tourists amazing authentic Romanian experiences. That’s our main reason of existing. We want to grow stronger and therefore better, not necessarily bigger. We are well known and loved by our clients for being highly professional, but not commercial.
They say they can see and feel the passion we have when introducing Romania. And we are grateful when we hear it, as in fact we are simply authentic and ourselves, and we reﬂect this naturally when dealing with our clients. We simply treat them as we’d like to be treated and that is actually what makes us pretty special. This robust mix of simplicity, authenticity, passion and high professionalism.
What places and activities do you specialize in?
"We are mainly specialized in active holidays, cycling and walking, but for us this is not the final purpose of a trip to Romania, that's just a way to discover it. The purpose is to discover the Romania the way we know it and we love it: to know it's people, traditions, artisans and heritage. To go and see what is there in Romania behind an UNESCO monument..."
How did you get involved in travel?
"After receiving my University degree in Geography, I made a master degree in Tourism at Sorbonne. I had this idea in mind since I was a teenager, when I decided to be part of an ecological NGO. As member of this NGO, we were cleaning the National Parks of Romania, as ecology was the last priority of our country after 50 years of communism.
These is when I deeply discovered the Romanian beauties, when I saw the first groups of tourists and when I decided that this is what I'd like to do for a living: discover and sharing with the others."
Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.
"My trip to Iran was defintely my favorite. I identified myself a lot with this people. I've never met such warm and welcoming people. Well... maybe except in Romania :)"
Featured trips & expertise
Modern Romania embraces modern innovation while holding firm to tradition. See this charming dichotomy up close on a one-of-a-kind trip that will take you through the heart of the Carpathians and provide you with unmatched views. You'll be able to take your motorcycle along the famous Transalpina and Transfagarasan highways on your way to see storied sites like Bran Castle.
This complete self-drive tour covers the highlights of Romania's Transylvania region and features attractions made famous by Bram Stoker's, Dracula. You will visit historic fortresses and medieval castles, linked to Vlad III Dracul, "the Impaler," himself, as well as explore medieval Saxon towns and cities. Discover the myth and legend of Count Dracula on this nine-day itinerary.
Explore high mountains and medieval citadels on this 8-day itinerary. Discover Transylvania's rocky past and tour the Saxon citadels, a UNESCO heritage site. Visit eclectic Sibiu, Europe's 2007 Capital of Culture, stay overnight in pastoral mountain villages, and don't forget your camera for a visit to Romania's legendary Dracula's Castle.
Discover medieval architecture and modern culture in Romanian as you travel by train around the country on this 6-day itinerary. Tour fortified churches and citadels, discover Saxon and Hungarian heritage, and see preserved 12th-century buildings in Transylvania and Walachia.
Head into the heart of Romania with this 11-day itinerary that will take you through the Transylvanian countryside and cityscapes. You'll go far into this forested region to experience traditions and architecture dating back centuries, visiting at castles, natural attractions, and even some vampire lore along the way.
Hop on your bike and ride along the beautiful Danube River from Serbia to Romania on this week-long adventure. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you cycle through remote villages in the foothills of the rugged Carpathian Mountains. You'll explore Belgrade and Bucharest, get a taste of rural life in Romania's Banat region, and venture into the caves of the stunning Danube Gorges.
Recent trip reviews for Raluca
Autumn in Romania · Romania - Oct 9 - Oct 24, 2019
Raluca and her team arranged a perfect trip for my wife and I.
We spent 16 days driving through the Transylvania and Maramures regions. Raluca organized a great itinerary for us; we would drive about 3 or 4 hours on beautiful, scenic roads and then spend a few days at each destination. This made for a very pleasant and varied trip and we had time to really experience each new location. (Side note: the roads in Romania are very good).
We stayed in a variety of places from city hotels to... read more
Discover Medieval Romania - 6 Days · Romania - Sep 19 - Sep 27, 2019
My husband and I are retired school teachers and usually plan our own trips, however because Romania is brand new to us, I checked online. When I read reviews of Raluca I was convinced to give it a try. I was not the easiest client, because first I said we like to hike. When Raluca offered us a complete hiking vacation, I saw that would be too much. So she changed our itinerary to include one all day hike in Craiului National Park and the rest exploring old Saxon villages, going in a rental... read more
Art, Food, Nature & History in Romania · Romania - Jul 23 - Jul 30, 2019
Raluca is a smart, friendly and meticulous planner who really came through for us. When we had to cut our trip short due to a death in the family, she helped us immensely and we are very grateful to her for her assistance.
Discover Transylvania’s Heritage by Bike: 9 Days · Romania - Jun 2 - Jun 12, 2019
Raluca was very knowledgeable and responsive during the planning of our trip. We were comparing a few different tour otions and Raluca’s route seemed the best. Our bikes were great. The logistics were seamless. The route was fantastic. Wonderful country roads. No traffic. Beautiful. For the most part the acommodation was quite good. The food was standard fare for Romania. I would recommend Romania Active without hesitation. Trip of a lifetime. Translyvania is undiscovered. ... read more
Nature and Culture in Romania: 15 Days · Romania - Jun 4 - Jun 18, 2019
We enjoyed a wonderful Romanian experience thanks to Raluca’s excellent planning and organisational skills. She was always quick to reply to our questions and it was great to finally meet her in person when we picked up our road book, vouchers and itinerary in Bucharest. We enjoyed the variety in our itinerary which included a visit to the Bear sanctuary, visits to beautiful Medieval towns and castles and a steam train ride through the scenic Vaser valley. Our Romanian experience has left us... read more
Discover Transylvania’s Heritage by Bike: 9 Days · Romania - Apr 24 - May 16, 2019
We have given detailed feedback to Raluca face-to-face so I won't be writing it all down again.
Explore Transylvania · Romania - Apr 14 - Apr 26, 2019
Thanks for a well organised holiday Raluca!
I really enjoyed travelling in Transylvania. The infrastructure is good even if not top rate. The people were friendly and helpful. Communication was quite good as most young people spoke some English and non-speakers were keen to try to understand and help. Speaking a bit of German and Hungarian was useful.
Accommodation was reasonable in price. At times I felt that I would rather look at history than live in it. However every place was... read more
Nature and Culture in Romania: 15 Days · Romania - Oct 1 - Oct 15, 2018
Our 15 day, self-drive tour of Romania was exceptional! Raluca and her team put together a terrific itinerary which brought us to a wide range of scenic, historic, urban and rural sights. In addition to the ‘must-see’ stops and historic town centers, the itinerary provided the opportunity to visit a variety of unique, out-of -the-way places like former monasteries, wooden and fortified churches, and castles and fortresses, all in varying states of repair. There were also great country drives... read more
From the Forrest to the Sea · Romania - Sep 21 - Oct 4, 2018
Cristi was amazing...very knowledgeable and helpful and just good company.
I loved the time I spent over at the Black Sea...hotel wasn't the best. My room was near the lobbly and the elevator so it was kind of noisy.
Bucharest is an amazing city. I enjoyed all my time spent there.
The Equus Silvania was great. Food, people, lodging and horses were all great. Didn't get to ride as much as I thought I would though.
Guesthouse Daniela was not the best. Food, and Lodging were not... read more
We like train travel · Romania - Aug 26 - Sep 2, 2018
We could not be happier with our experience with KimKim and Romania Activ. Raluca created an excellent itinerary for us, taking into account our peculiar habit of travelling by train as much as possible!
All the accommodation she booked was comfortable, clean, and ideally located to see the sights in the cities we visited. Particularly memorable was our stay with Georges Iurca in Botiza, a wonderful and knowledgeable host in a beautiful village.
Romania · Romania - Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2018
Raluca was fantastic! She met us at the hotel and made sure we understood the route and itinerary as well as arranged for car pick up at the hotel. She was also easily contactable the we wanted to make some minor adjustments to the program we had arranged. Would highly recommend her as a tour organiser.
We mainly stayed in a B&B in a small village in the Carpathian Alps (Maluga). The hosts were friendly, helpful and efficient with ample breakfast and dinner provided as well as opportunity to... read more
Romania · Romania - Jul 17 - Jul 21, 2018
The best part of the trip was Magura - a magical village in the mountains. We were lucky in that the rain stopped while we did the planned hike- but it could have otherwise meant 2 days in a small place being cold and wet. The hike was very challenging- about 6 hours ( not 4 hours as written). We did it, but I would suggest doing it with a guide or small group. The food and staff at the lodge were warm and friendly- even through the language barrier.
The car was dependable,and the driver... read more
romania trip · Romania - Jun 17 - Jun 23, 2018
I was a little skeptical initially about using Kim kim to assist w my travel planning as I had never heard of them and the 2 local travel agents that I know had not heard of them either. My family decided that Romania would be an interesting place to visit, but our local travel agents knew nothing about it and I was at a loss when attempting to plan the trip myself, using travel guide books etc.
I found Kim Kim while doing internet searches about travel planning for Romania. Kim kim... read more
DGS and Us · Romania - Jun 1 - Jun 14, 2018
We met Raluca after the visit and gave feedback. Overall the trip was exactly what we asked for. We are pleased.
Every host did well albeit very differently from UK! To UK travellers I'd say it's like France in the 80's; no facilities for making hot drinks in your room except at hotels, and take bags of tea with you with travel kettle! After meals that you bought as part of the trip, you still have to pay for coffee as extra. Learn some Romanian - you'll need it. Driving there isn't hard... read more
Romania in a nutshell · Romania - May 20 - May 27, 2018
Accomodation all good.
My only one thing is that our itinerary had has going to the bear sanctuary on a Monday but it is closed on a Monday. Thankfully we worked this out in advance by looking at out Lonely Planet book and looking at their website on line so we could plan ahead and alter our itinerary. It would have been very frustrating to get all the way there and realise it was not open and miss it all together as it was one of the highlights of the trip.
Romania in a nutshell · Romania - May 20 - May 27, 2018
Raluca made our trip very enjoyable. She organized car rental, all accommodations and an itenerary which was interesting and easy to follow with places of interest etc