Bear watching starting from Zarnesti

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Bear watching in the evening

Bear watching starting from Zarnesti gives you the opportunity to see wild brown bears, but also other species like wolves, wild boar, red and roe deer, owls, Lesser Spotted Eagles etc. in Sinca area, Transylvania, Romania

High season from May till September (possible also out of season, please check availability and opportunity). It takes place in the afternoon/evening (precise hour to be confirmed) until almost dark. The hide is a facility where wild bears are attracted with food for close-up observations. Usually we are successful in seeing bears, but as there are wild animals involved – nothing is guaranteed! They might decide to come for the food only after dark:)

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Program Description

An easy walk of app. 5 minutes on flat ground for bear watching at the bear hide.

Important notes:
– the food provided at the hide constitutes only a small part of the bears’ diet, and most bears do not even come to the hide as the forest provides more than enough food for them.
– the bears that do come to the hide are very aware that we are present there, but we still need to keep a low voice and be relatively still for a few hours.
– there is a short and safe walk from the place where we park the car to the hide itself and back (app. 5 minutes on almost flat terrain); we are always accompanied by a forester who knows how to handle any “unforeseen” situation
– we stay at the hide until almost dark, which is quite late especially in summer, when you can get back to your hotel at almost 11pm
– the photo fee is included for non-commercial photos, but you will have to avoid using the flash or the red light, as they chase the bears away.
– there is a “minimum 3 persons paying” request

You will be requested to not use the flash or the red light on you camera!
As this is a very popular activity – you need to book it way in advance!


Very low level of fitness required. You only need to be able to stay relatively still and quiet for a few hours (no toilet available during the visit).




Cost: 50 Euro per person with 4×4 transport from/to Zarnesti (minimum 3 persons paying, please check if we have a formed group for that day)
This cost includes the photo fee for non-commercial purposes.
Thank you for choosing us for your short visit focused on wild bear watching!

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