CHAMOMILE TOUR / Great Hungarian Plain


Budapest – Hortobágy Grat Hungarian Plain – Budapest

The Great Hungarian Plain (also known as Alföld or Great Alföld, Hungarian: Alföld, Nagy Alföld) is a plain occupying the southern and eastern part of Hungary, some parts of the Eastern Slovak Lowland (Východoslovenská nížina), southwestern Ukraine, the Transcarpathian Lowland (Zakarpats’ka nyzovyna), western Romania (various names), northern Serbia (various names), and eastern Croatia (various names). It is the largest part of the Pannonian Plain.

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Chamomile fields – Great Hungarian Plain

Hungary produces about one ton of chamomile oil with a drug content of the strongest in the world, so 90 percent of the global demand is satisfied by Hungary.  The Hungarian chamomile is a Hungaricum. It is typically mixed into pharmaceutical and medical cosmetics. In the major developed economies, there is a huge demand for these products.


Hungarian Cattle – Gray Cattle

The Hungarian Grey (Hungarian: Magyar szürke szarvasmarha) is an ancient breed of domestic beef cattleindigenous to Hungary. The breed belongs to the group of Podolic cattle and is well adapted to extensive pasture systems. It originates from the Hungarian lowlands and may also be known as Hungarian Steppe Cattle.

The breed probably arrived with the 9th century Hungarian immigration from the east to the Hungarian lowlands. In the Middle Ages and early modern times the breed was used as a draught animal but from 1861 has been bred for early maturity and its beef quality, being herded live to the markets of Europe. Nowadays Hungarian Grey cattle are kept mainly as tourist attractions in the Hortobágy National Park and other Hungarian national parks. Small herds may be found in a few other places, e.g. Bocfölde, Western Hungary. These herds serve asgene banks, due to their reported resistance to cattle diseases which affect more highly bred cattle types. By 1975 there were only 300 cows left in two herds, but numbers have since increased.


Horse show – Hortobágy- Hungary

The puszta five – a traditional Hungarian horseman steers five horses in a horse show on the Great Hungarian Plains, 90 km (56 miles).

The Hortobágy National Park – The Puszta has been inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO on the 1st of December in 1999 in the category of cultural landscapes, based on cultural criteria iv and v. According to its brief description „the Hortobágy is a vast area of plains and wetlands that have been used by humans for grazing their domestic animals for more than two millennia.

Nine-Arch bridge - Hortobagy - Hungary

Nine-Arch bridge – Hortobagy – Hungary

The Nine-Arch bridge was built for that purpose. Damming of the Tisza river started in 1846 at Tiszadob. The channelized, regulated river, robbed of its meandering tributaries, was not able to flood the nearby land with its fertile sediment, resulting in the disappearance of marshes and loss of irrigation to the Hortobágy. The regulation of the watercourse, along with changes in precipitation and temperature, lead to the extension of alkaline soil. Efforts to restore fertility to the area started in the fifties. Artificial channels were created all over and industrialised, agriculture was forced upon the Hortobágy. The „puszta”, with its domestic animals, pastures, waters, flora, fauna, shepherding, fishing and peasant life-style became an obsolete remnant of the past and its extinction was just a matter of time.


Hungarian chamomile lipstick

You can try to made chamomile lipstick and bring to home. Chamomile has been used for inflammation associated with hemorrhoids when topically applied.  There is Level B evidence that chamomile possesses anxiolytic(anti-anxiety) properties and could be used to treat stress and insomnia. In 2009, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania concluded the first controlled clinical trial of chamomile extract for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). The results suggest chamomile may have modest anxiolytic activity in patients with mild to moderate GAD, although the results have not since been replicated. Chemical components of chamomile extract have demonstrated anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycemic, antigenotoxic, and anticancer properties when examined in vitro and in animal studies.

How Long : About 8-10 hours with stops along the way to rest enjoy the scenery & take photographs

What to bring : Comfortable foot wear with non-slip soles that can get wet and muddy are advisable, as well as a hat and sun block a camera and lots of film.

Where : We meet in front of your Hotel (reception).

When : Every day, Begin at 8.30 & ends at About 18.00

Walking distance: 1 km

Cost : USD $ 200 per person includes
– Herbal Tea / hungarian chamomile tea
– Transfer Budapest-Hortobágy-Budapest  400 km  |  4 hour
– Hungarian herbal cake
– Hungarian chamomile lipstick
– Horse show ticket
– Hortobágy National Park ticket


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