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Lynx watching short break

Lynx watching short break in Brasov area, Transylvania, Romania: lynx watching, hiking in the Carpathians, untouched nature, contiguous forests, amazing customs and hospitable people. Best chances: March (depends on the snow conditions)

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 lynx watching in the wild to increase your chances to see wild lynx 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 lynx watching in the wild, with a local English speaking lynx researcher.

Transfer to a local guesthouse with en-suite facilities in Zarnesti, entrance point in Piatra Craiului National Park. Available also accommodation in the medieval part of Brasov (different cost!).

We leave very early in the morning (before sunrise) to watch wild lynx in totally natural and uncontrolled conditions. Together with the lynx researcher we will walk slowly on one of the numerous valleys teeming with wildlife looking for lynx. The early departure is to enable us to track the animals before they go to sleep.
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, we drive and hike to special places for lynx watching in their natural habitat. The chances are quite high (about 40%), as the researchers know the perfect spots for lynx watching. Late in the evening (after sunset) we return to the guesthouse for a good night sleep.

Transfer back to the airport.


GOOD level of fitness required. Also you need to be able to cope with the lack of sleep for the lynx watching days.
Accommodation in a local guesthouse, in double rooms with en suite facilities. Available also accommodation in a hotel in the medieval part of Brasov (different cost!)
Meal basis: full board starting with dinner on the first evening, lunch consisting in sandwiches
Travel is by minibus/car.

Thank you for choosing this lynx watching short break!


Cost: 700 Euro per person with accommodation in a local guesthouse in Zarnesti
This cost is calculated for a group of minimum 2 persons. Included: 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 wildlife watching and tracking with a wildlife researcher.

Single room supplement: 9 euro/day. 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.

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

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