Wildlife romania, brown bear, wild wolf, grey wolves

/Wildlife romania, brown bear, wild wolf, grey wolves

Who are we?

We are a team of professionals working in various fields to create memorable holidays for you in the Transylvanian Carpathians and the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve. After 4 years of work within the Carpathian Large Carnivore Project at its completion in 2003 we have decided to share with you the amazing experience of tracking and observing wildlife in its natural habitat and help you understand the importance of its conservation. This way we can continue our work to protect large carnivores and their natural habitats through ecotourism.

What do we have to offer?

Since 2008 we are able to give you a fair chance at seeing Eurasian lynx and brown bears in the wild, as we started working with wildlife researchers from Brasov area. These activities do not harm the animals and do not put you at risk, as the researchers know the best way to approach the animals and the watching is done at a safe distance. We also work with experts in birds, both in the Transylvanian Carpathians and the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

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Our goal

Our goal is to offer an unforgettable authentic Romanian experience for those interested in wolf, bear, lynx and bird watching tours based on high quality services provided by local, experienced and hospitable people.

Responsible travel policy
Economic responsibility
We collaborate exclusively with local people and locally owned businesses that employ local people for all the services we provide, thus all the revenues from our tours “stay” locally.
Working with local small-size businesses gives them a fair chance of doing business in a world dominated by big hotels and impersonal services. It also improves our guests’ access to the local culture through their hospitable hosts.

Environmental responsibility
Our office waste paper is reused wherever possible. We have reduced the amount of paperwork generated by our office by switching to online newsletters, booking confirmations etc. We use recycled products wherever possible (e.g. toilet paper etc).
We travel in very small groups to minimize the impact of our activities on the wildlife we watch and their environments. Our days are planned carefully to minimize travel while maximizing the chance to see wildlife.
We stay in locally-owned accommodation that use mainly home grown produce, thus contributing to reducing food miles.
As members of the Association of Ecotourism in Romania we contribute to the development of responsible travel and nature conservation in Romania.
We work with local wildlife researchers to assess the impact of wildlife-related tourism activities on the environment.

Social responsibility
One important characteristic of our tours is authenticity. We have managed to find local collaborators that share our aim of preserving the local values in terms of customs, culture, food etc.
The size of our groups is very small, with a very small impact on the local culture. Our groups average six guests, and many tours operate on a private basis with just two guests. This has much less impact when travelling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social impact.
On most of the areas we travel to we take the time to visit some of the local traditional craftsmen. This gives our guests the chance to experience first-hand some of the local traditions and, at the same time, provides revenues and emphasis on the importance to preserve these great traditions for the local craftsmen.

Ecotourism

Ecotourism is a form of tourism in which the main motivation for the tourist is the observation and appreciation of nature and local traditions in natural areas, which:
– contributes to nature conservation and protection
– supports the well being of local people, stressing local ownership, as well as business opportunities for local people (especially in rural areas)
– has an educational component that creates awareness about nature conservation, both for tourists and local communities
– requires the lowest possible negative impact on the environmentand on the socio-cultural component.

Why should you choose us?

We work for very small groups, families and sometimes groups of up to 15 people. We treat each of our guests with personal attention and care in order to insure you have a real holiday. For us your holiday is not a business, but a privilege.

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Absolute Carpathian is a member of the
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