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Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov

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Brasov, Romania
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Small group
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Head into the wild and see Carpathian brown bears up close on this 3-hour tour from Brașov. Meet your guide in the city at sunset, then journey into the Carpathian Mountains, where you'll join up with a ranger. Trek into the forest in search of a hide, then wait quietly in hope of spotting the bears that inhabit the region. You might also see deer, wild boar, lynx and other native wildlife. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group tour.
  • 3-hour bear-watching experience from Brașov
  • Travel to the forests of the Carpathian Mountains to see Carpathian brown bears in the wild
  • Watch for bears and cubs in the woodlands from a secure hide
  • Spot other wildlife, such as deer, lynx, wild boar and game birds
  • Be escorted to and from your hide by an experienced forest ranger

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

A naturalist guide increases your chances of seeing wild brown bears in the wild twofold.

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nglseven2019
, Nov 2019
Should have been picked up at 4pm. Were not picked up till after 7pm.. 1 bear seen from the hide,, not the experience we hoped for..
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Would you be so kind to send me more details about your reservation! Why? Because only once for this season we experienced an issue: instead of 6 pm (not 4pm, as you wrote, by mistake I hope) my guide arrived at 7pm (the minibus had a technical problem and we had to replace it). We apologized at that moment and the clients understood the situation (thank you a lot for this)!
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Fabulous Experience
danrae
, Oct 2019
An amazing opportunity to watch bears close up. Exceptionally well organised. Superb guide, Tiberius. The highlight of my trip to Romania. Worth every penny.
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Fantastic
Mark22don
, Oct 2019
Our guide, Tiberias was brilliant. Knowledgeable, friendly, easy going. Time went quickly, saw a bear within 5 mins, foxes, then 3 more bears. Loved it. The rangers are doing a great job protecting the bear population.
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Amazing!
partytime7
, Oct 2019
Everything was great! We went into the forest where we saw 4 bears and 1 fox! Surely reccomend it!!!
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Amazing experience & Value
natalie-uk-1223
, Oct 2019
Definitely recommend, we saw 5 bears. Guide was great and very patient with us being unfit when climbing up to the hide! Thank you :)
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Amazing!
David B
, Sep 2019
We saw 4 bears, great, passionate guide Tiberius who speaks English well. The bear hide is also a comfortable place to stay for a few hours, not cold at all. Definitely advised if you want to watch wild bears from a safe distance but still close enough to photograph them.
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Sustainable, comfortable and informative
matthewandsarah2019
, Sep 2019
Our guide (think his name was Tiberius) was very friendly and knowledgeable. Mostly out of luck, the two of us were the only ones on the tour, so we had a private experience. The pick up was on time, and the car was comfortable. Drive was about 30mins into the mountains, and we walked for about 15 minutes after that to get to the bear hide. The last part was up a relatively steep incline, so best for people who are relatively fit or have done average hikes before. The hide was comfortable (not sure about if touring in winter), with about 8 seats in front of the window. Depending on the size of the people, it might have been a squeeze if it was a full tour. You have to stay quiet and still for the whole time (1.5 - 2 hours) to not scare the bears, so maybe not best for young children. We saw local birds, bears, foxes, and an owl on the journey back. Feeding points are about 50m away, so binoculars are useful, but not vital. Throughout the watching, our guide told us a little bit about the bears and their activity, but not so much that we couldn't just quietly enjoy the bears. They monitor the bears diet as much as they can (but they are wild), and feed them a mix of their natural diet (berries, nuts, some meat etc). They are not just giving them as much nice food as possible to guarantee a sighting. We always felt safe on the tour, and our guide was happy to answer all our questions. We would definitely do this tour again if we came back!
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Fantastic
310topollillo
, Sep 2019
We saw 4 bears and a fox in ten minute.Tiberio was a great guide.He explained everything and involucreted in everything.We were only 3 people.
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Good
DubbelDekker214
, Aug 2019
Like expected. We saw 4 different bears! Guide knows a lot about them. Would recommend! Also a very good price to see bears in the wild!
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Very good
daanvanderneut
, Aug 2019
I really recommend this trip. It is organised by people from the NGO that is responsible for the forest. We saw 5 bears, a great little expedition

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