About us

Hello! We are a small local company, based in Maramures, Romania.

Our guides speak English, French and Romanian.

We simply just love our country, and we are happy to help you discover it.

  • Portofolio:

National Geographic Magazine: “Transylvania hay“, text by Adam Nicolson and photos by Rena Effendi (her Romania’s pictures have won the World Press Photo Award);
The Guardian;
Le Figaro;
Travel Channel TV (“Food and drink adventures – Romania”, with Jenny Powell and Olivier Magny);
Arte TV;
– televisions from Greece, Brasil, Hungary, Poland and Romania;
Rick Steves Europe;

Some reviews:

“I felt like I was living in a documentary in the best possible way. Best tour of my life, actually.” (Amy, USA)

“Teofil Ivanciuc is a local writer who works as a fixer with outfits sch as National Geographic, and can take you to the mountains to explore remote villages by car or horse cart. Homestays can also be arranged in his traditional wooden house”. (Lonely Planet Romania & Bulgaria)

“In Maramureș, at the rustic and remote fringe of Romania, a guide is particularly helpful for navigating the extremely traditional culture — which comes with a big language barrier and plenty of cultural treasures that demand insightful explanation. Teo Ivanciuc was our man in Maramureș. Teo was supremely knowledgeable, tireless in helping us sniff out meaningful experiences, and a passionate ambassador for his home region.” (Rick Steves Europe)

“The best guide I have ever experienced, Teofil Ivanciuc is a former journalist and author of books (…). He is extremely knowledgeable about local traditions , people and places (…) I met people and saw things I would not have seen without his guidance.” (Val, United Kingdom)

“Teo est un des plus fervents défenseurs des traditions du Maramures. Autant dire un véritable puits de science sur la région, ses habitants et le savoir-faire local. Il propose des visites guidées en français, peut vous accompagner en randonnée et vous faire faire le tour des artisans du coin”. (Guide du Routard. Roumanie, Bulgarie).