About me


Hello! My name is Teofil (Teo) Ivanciuc, I am the representative of Maramures Tours company, and I work as tour guide and travel consulant.

I gratuated in Tourism Geography, I have an MA in Cultural Anthropology and I have been guiding intensively since 2005 (before, I used to be a journalist).

I do speak English and French.

I have written more travel, traditional crafts and history books, maps and press or science articles.

I have proposed the inscribing of the Land of Maramures as UNESCO Traditional Cultural Landscape.

My interests include Traditional Culture, Architecture, Farming, Folk Crafts, Nature, History, Jewish, German, Ukrainian and Roma minorities…

  • My 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 (click HERE to see some films);
– “Lonely Planet”, “Rough Guide” and “Routard” guide books;
-Rick Steves Europe;
– photographic workshops, travel bloggers, photographers, writers, researchers and diplomats…

I simply just love my country, and I am happy to help you discover it.