Day 2: Visit of Orheiul Vechi - a 40-thousand-year-old natural amphitheater and culinary masterclass at Butuceni guesthouse
Vadul lui Voda / Tohatin – Butuceni – Orheiul Vechi – Vadul lui Voda / Tohatin
The day will begin with a culinary masterclass
at Butuceni guesthouse, during which you will learn how to cook traditional “placinte” (pies) with sour cherries.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy lunch at Butuceni guesthouse.
The day will continue with the visit of visit Orheiul Vechi (Old Orhei) - a natural amphitheater revealing a territory which was first inhabited 40 000 years ago. The Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve Orheiul Vechi
includes a series of historical and cultural monuments as well as natural landscapes in the gorge of the Raut River. Ancient fortifications, cave monasteries, monks and hermits – here you can follow the history of this region. The remnants of the first human settlements were found in the stone caverns from here. On the rocky hill, you will find the ruins of a strong Geto-Dacian fortification, which acted as a sanctuary for celebrating religious holidays and rituals in this prehistoric community. The originality of Orheiul Vechi landscape is due to the gorge of the Raut River, dug under the form of a canyon in the limestone layers of the former Sarmatian Sea, about 14 million years ago.
In the evening, you will have free time at the resort.
"Placinte" and roll-ups masterclass at Butuceni guesthouse
Traditional dishes at Butuceni guesthouse
Cultural, Natural and Landscape Reserve Orheiul Vechi