Explore Romania

Our team is made of passionate people with interesting stories, who all have in common the love and respect for the nature and authenticity.

Adina Camara

Role: Owner, Director, Guide

With Explore Romania since 2003

 About Adina: born in 1979, studied economics and tourism management, fluent in English and French

Adina had been traveling and hiking around Romania since she can remember and so, starting her own travel agency seemed the normal step to take once she had graduated the university.  Besides her constant interest in outdoor activities, she enjoys the atmosphere of the old cities, looking for their stories and secret treasures.

She values the villages, the countryside and the way people live there, in close relationship with the nature and their cultural heritage, among her goals being to contribute to their preservation and helping our visitors to experience Romanian villages’ longstanding traditions and gastronomy. 

Adina designs and guides a wide variety of tours. 


 Andrei Nutu

Role: Co-owner, Adventure Tours Manager, Guide

With Explore Romania since 2003

About Andrei: born in 1979, studied law and tourism, he is a climbing trainer and a ski instructor, fluent in French and English. Former mountain rescuer, today a passionate climber, competing in national climbing competitions, knowledgeable about history, nature, traditions and many other features of Romania, Andrei is responsible for the adventure tours side.  

He has had a very important role in setting up our agency and in the designing of our tours.  He is constantly in search for places and people who manage to remain authentic, being fascinated by ancestral traditions  and having a tremendous respect for nature.

Andrei designs and guides an important part of the adventure tours.

Maria Dorobantu


Role: Travel Manager

With Explore Romania since 2011

About Maria: born in 1978, studied economics, fluent in English

Most of Maria’s professional background is in human resources and professional services areas.  While working in these fields she thought that traveling, something she was doing as often as possible, could become a full time interest and job.   She has experience in organizing group events and in working with individuals of different nationalities and cultural background, and this is helping her in preparing tailor made tours for a variety of interests.


Ioana Pau   


Role: Guide

Collaborating with Explore Romania since 2010


About Ioana: born in 1984, studied French and Romanian literature, geography and toursim, fluent in French and English. After she had graduated from the University and had worked for a while in Bucharest, Ioana decided to return to her native village that she was very fond of in order to get involved in the development of sustainable eco- and agro-tourism in Sibiu area.  Today she is helping in managing her grandparents’ lovely house, which was transformed in a guesthouse for the people traveling to Sibiel. She is an ambassador for Sibiu area and the traditional values that she grew up with, and she is a volunteer responsible for communication in Youth Association. Ioana is a guide and translator for agricultural tours.


Ion Trandafir


Role: Ski instructor, Consultant for winter activities and mountain biking tours 

Collaborating with Explore Romania since 2011

About Ion: born in 1974, studied physical education and sports, ski instructor, founder of Outdoor Romania, fluent in English and French

With 20 seasons on alpine and 10 seasons on big mountain, Ion has quite an impressive experience on skies.  He is a national and international freeride champion and he was four times on the cover of extreme sports magazines.  Everything in his life gravitates around outdoor sports and the nature, and his entire family lives by the same philosophy.  They own a guesthouse in a very picturesque part of Romania, surrounded by mountains, where, besides the accommodation and the traditional food they offer, they promote sports and the respect for nature. Ion is guiding our hiking, trekking and mountain bike tours.  


Tudor Blaj

Role: Guide, Consultant for wild life and agricultural & forestry tours

Collaborating with Explore Romania since 2008

About Tudor: born in 1976, studied forestry, fluent in English and French

During his university studies, Tudor started guiding trekking and cultural groups in Romania for a number of British tour operators. Later on he guided also in Cyprus, Uganda and Tunisia and was for a period of four years a District Manager, working with the Romanian Forest Administration. Finally his interest in birds and wildlife prevailed and he focused on sharing these with others. 

Tudor is guiding bird watching and wildlife, trekking, mountain bike and cultural tours.

Smaranda Constantinescu


Role: Guide

Collaborating with Explore Romania since 2012


About Smaranda: born in 1987, studied modern languages, fluent in English and French.

Smaranda discovered her interest in traveling and guiding when she was completing her university studies and she was doing this mostly as a hobby, which she later transformed into main interest and occupation.  When she’s not guiding groups she’s traveling on her own or is doing outdoor activities, from hiking to skiing, biking or horse riding.

Smaranda is a guide for our cultural tours.

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