Recommendations and reviews

maramures-guide-teo"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".(see Rick Steves travel blog)


 LonelyPlanet"Teofil Ivanciuc is a local author who works as a fixer with outfits 
such as National Geographic, and can take you to the mountains to explore
remote villages (...) Homestays can also be arranged in his traditional 
wooden house”. (see Lonely Planet Romania&Bulgaria)

 

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"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". (see Guide du Routard. Roumanie, Bulgarie, 2016/2017).

“For an excelent guide in Maramures try Teo Ivanciuc amizadil@yahoo.com he is based in Sighet and used to be a journalist in the area…Teo also has a very nice traditional house in which he offers accommodation close to Sighet.” (Rob, United Kingdom)

“The best guide I have ever experienced, Teofil Ivanciuc is a former journalist and author of books about Maramures. He lives in a local village in a traditional wooden house. He is extremely knowledgeable about local traditions , people and places because he was born in Maramures , I met people and saw things I would not have seen without his guidance, I had a wonderful time. Teofil speaks perfect English and French too, The cost per day included touring in his car and was excellent value and I went where I wanted but was also happy to go with suggestions he made. We visited a local village festival which I would have known nothing about otherwise. I was introduced to local characters, traditional food and very strong locally brewed palinka as well as the stills that produced it. He was recommended to me by the Romanian Tourist Board and I agree with Sandy, if you want to see the real Maramures get a good guide.” (Val, United Kingdom)

“Thank you for the professional and kind assistance you gave to us during our trip in Maramures.” (Giorgio, Italy)

“We had contacted an English-speaking personal guide (Teofil) several months earlier and he had been helpful in our early planning. I cannot speak highly enough of the experience he gave us, and the care he took of us as he showed us his region, and his own life, and introduced us to local people.” (Christine, New Zeeland)

“Our trip was really a remarkable experience – thanks especially to you!” (Steve, USA)

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to you, for providing a wonderful experience in Maramures.” (David, USA)

“Teo is a professional travel guide having assisted journalists to cover Maramures, knows a lot. He escorted us to see people in Maramures and to feel country life in Maramures, as well as UNESCO wooden churches at the very reasonable fee. Without Teo’s guide, we had not seen or felt Maramures.” (Yuna, Japan)

“If it wasn’t for Teo’s passion for Maramures, we would never have ditched the touristy steam train in Viseus de Sus and instead, journeyed on a rickety logging train with loggers, shepherds, sheep, axes and a lot of palinka, into remote settlements high up in the Carpathian mountains.” (Shivya, India)

“Téo est un guide culturel et touristique d’une très grande qualité qui vous fera découvrir la culture, le patrimoine et les traditions de sa belle région des Maramures au nord de la Roumanie.” (Jackie, France)

“Mais comment Teo aurait-il pu abandonner ses monts et vallées qu’il parcourt à pied depuis ses 15 ans ? Guide, photographe, journaliste, à quarante ans il est devenu la mémoire vivante de la région.” („Les nouvelles de Roumanie”)

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