Bear watching short break

/Bear watching short break

Bear watching short break

Bear watching short break in Brasov area, Transylvania, Romania: bear watching, hiking in the Carpathians, untouched nature, contiguous forests, amazing customs and hospitable people. Best chances: second half of May and mid-August.

for environmental reasons the size of the group is 2-6 persons

difficulty grade: C – click here for explanations

2 is the minimum number of field days we recommend for bear watching in the wild to increase your chances to see wild bears in completely natural and uncontrolled conditions. In fact the more days you can spend in the field – the higher chances of success.

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Program Description

A 4 day trip focused on bear watching in the wild, with a local English speaking bear researcher.

Transfer to a 2* guesthouse (optional 1* or 3* guesthouse) with en-suite facilities in Zarnesti, entrance point in Piatra Craiului National Park.

We leave very early in the morning (about 3-4am) to watch wild bears in totally natural and uncontrolled conditions. Together with the bear researcher we will walk slowly on one of the numerous valleys teeming with wildlife looking for bears. The early departure is to enable us to track the animals before they go to sleep, which in mid-summer is until 8.00 am.
As extra activities, during day-time you can do some hiking and wildlife tracking, visit a shepherd camp, some of the local historical places (e.g. Bran Castle, Peles Castle or the medieval town of Brasov), go by horse drawn cart on one of the beautiful valleys close-by, hike, bike, paraglide, horse ride or just relax in the garden with a glass of home-made bilberry liquor or plum brandy, or the local “bear beer”.
In the afternoon, after a delicious lunch we drive and hike to special places for bear watching in their natural habitat. The chances are quite high (about 90% for bears), as the researchers know the perfect spots for bear watching. Late in the evening (about 10-11pm) we return to the guesthouse for a good night sleep.

Transfer back to the airport.

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GOOD level of fitness required. Also you need to be able to cope with the lack of sleep for the bear watching days.
Accommodation in a local guesthouse (1*, 2* or 3*), in double room with en suite facilities.
Meal basis: half board included throughout.
Travel is by minibus/car.

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Costs

Cost: 549 Euro (414 GBP) per person with accommodation in a 2* guesthouse in Zarnesti
629 Euro (474 GBP)
per person with accommodation in a 3* guesthouse in Zarnesti. These costs are calculated for a group of minimum 2 persons. Included: 3 days half-board accommodation in a double room, local English-speaking wildlife guide, transfer from/to the airport, local transportation for the included activities, 2 days wildlife watching and tracking with a wildlife researcher.

Single room supplement: 9 euro (6.8 GBP)/day for 2* guesthouses, 15 euro (11.32 GBP)/day for 3* guesthouse. To be paid locally: paragliding, biking, entrance fee to places of interest, visit to a shepherd camp, alcoholic beverages unless specified in the itinerary, any other personal expenses.

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