Wild bears in Romania short break

Enjoy wild bears in Romania in the company of a wildlife researcher during your short break in Brasov area. Transylvania, Romania: wild bear watching, hiking in the Carpathians, untouched nature, contiguous forests, amazing customs and hospitable people. You have best chances: second half of May and mid-August-September.

This is a private trip. For environmental reasons the size of your group is 1-6 persons

difficulty grade: C – click here for explanations

We recommend a minimum of 2 days in the field for wild bear watching if you want 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 spotting wild bears in uncontrolled conditions, in the company of a local English speaking bear researcher.

Transfer to a local guesthouse with en-suite facilities in Zarnesti, entrance point in Piatra Craiului National Park.

We leave very early in the morning (before sunrise) to watch wild bears in totally natural and uncontrolled conditions. Together with the bear researcher you will walk slowly on one of the numerous valleys teeming with wildlife looking for bears. The early departure is to enable you to track the animals before they go to sleep, which in mid-summer is until 8.00 am.

Bear watching short break extra activities

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 late afternoon, 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 (after sunset) you return to the guesthouse for a good night sleep.

Transfer back to the airport.


Wild bears in Romania short break requires a GOOD level of fitness. You also need to be able to cope with a few hours of sleep.
Accommodation is in a local guesthouse in double room with en-suite facilities.
Meal basis: full board full board starting with dinner on the first evening (lunch consisting in sandwiches).
Travel is by minibus/car.

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Cost: 850 Euro per person with accommodation in a guesthouse in Zarnesti

Accommodation is available also in the medieval town of Brasov (but at different cost!)

We calculated the above cost for a group of minimum 2 persons. It includes: 3 days full-board accommodation in a double room, local English-speaking wildlife guide. transfer from/to the airport, local transportation for the included activities, 2 days bear watching and tracking with a wildlife researcher.

Single room supplement for groups of 2 or more persons: 15 euro/day.

You will pay locally for any extra activities like: paragliding, biking, entrance fee to places of interest. visit to a shepherd camp, alcoholic beverages unless specified in the itinerary, any other personal expenses.

Thank you for choosing us for your short break focused on wild bears in Romania!

Bear watching short break

Romanian bear watching short break

Bear watching short break in Romania