Bear watching in Romania – a pure wild short break

/Bear watching in Romania – a pure wild short break

A Pure Wild Short Break – bears

Brown bear watching holiday: experience untouched nature, impressive landscapes, chamois and remoteness in Bucegi wildlife park, Transylvania, Romania.

This trip gives you the best opportunity to live for a few days in wilderness watching bears, red and roe deer, chamois etc. It is a trip for the physically and mentally fit people only!
Important! As we are talking about wildlife in the wild there are no guarantees that you will see anything. We will take you to the best spots and maximize your chances to enjoy wildlife and especially lynx and bears, but weather and other uncontrollable factors can cause lack of success. From your side, you should make sure to wear appropriate clothing, wear comfortable walking boots/shoes and absolutely no „smelly” things (perfumes, detergents, creams etc)!

available 15th of April – 1st of June

for environmental reasons the maximum size of the group is 5 persons

difficulty grade: C or D – click here for explanations

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Program Description

This is a trip for the physically and mentally fit people only! The accommodation is a tourist cabana, with no proper toilet or shower, so if you are looking for comfort – please check our trips under „Wildlife watching in the wild” section. The food is mountaineering food (one warm meal per day at the cabana, the rest – cold food which you will have to carry in your backpacks. You will not sleep long, as you need to be in the field before sunrise (app. 6am) and you go back to the cabana after dark (8pm).

Transfer to Brasov area, where you will set the tent and prepare for the first night of the trip. The cooking is done by your guide, but your input is always welcome!
Warning: The living conditions are rudimentary. On the first night you will sleep in a tent and there is no proper toilet or shower, so if you are looking for comfort – please check our trips under „Wildlife watching in the wild” section.
Early morning you will start hiking towards the tourist cabana through an area where the animals are little used to the presence of humans at this time of the year. As bears are nocturnal animals, you will need to start hiking before sunrise to have a chance to see them!
Warning: you will need to carry your equipment plus part of the common luggage (food). You will sleep in a tourist cabana in a proper bed with linen, so you will not need to carry your sleeping bags as well. There is no proper toilet or shower, so if you are looking for comfort – please check out our trips under „Wildlife watching in the wild” section.
On the last day you have the option to hike back to the car after the morning wildlife watching session, have a 3-course dinner and a good night sleep in a 2* guesthouse in Zarnesti – extra cost 28 euro per person.
Early in the morning you will pack you backpacks and hike back to the car (at least 2 hours hike). Transfer back to the airport in time for your afternoon departure.

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This trip is graded C , which means that good level of fitness and some mountaineering experience is required. Also you need to be able to cope with the lack of sleep for the wildlife watching days
Accommodation in a tourist cabin located relatively close to good bears spotting areas.

Meal basis: full board included throughout (mountaineering food).
Travel is by car and on foot.

Costs

Cost: 421 Euro (318 GBP) per person

These costs are calculated for a group of 5 persons.

Included: 4 days full-board accommodation, English-speaking wildlife researcher throughout, transfer from/to the airport, 3 days bear watching.

Thank you for choosing us for your short break focused on bear watching!

 



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