Brasov, Romania

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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 six 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

Romania’s Carpathian Mountains are one of the few remaining bear habitats in Europe. Don’t miss the chance to see these magnificent animals in their natural environment — wow!

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A
, Sep 2018

This was our favourite tour, TIberius was great and made us all feel safe, we saw around 5 bears it was awesome!

G
, Sep 2018

We saw 6-7 different bears, including a Cub. Tiberius our guide was very informative. And explained the life cycle of the bears. He was forthcoming that there could be a bear encounter. But we were not fearful and advised us how to act. Worthwile experience. And recommend. If not much of a climber our guide was very helpful. And there are handrails.

C
, Sep 2018

I would highly recommend this tour. I went here with my boyfriend and we saw 8 bears in total. It was an amazing experience to see them in the wild. Alex our tour guide was very friendly and helpful and you could tell how much he loves the mountains and wildlife. He picked us up from our accommodation, then a further 4 people and we travelled into the Carpathian Mountains with a short walk to the hideout.

s
, Aug 2018

Me and my friends had a bear-tastic time. We saw 8 bears within the span of two hours, the ranger and tour guide, Tiberious, was nice and clear in how to keep ourselves safe and he did an amazing job explaining the bears their behavior and the profiles of each bear we saw.

A
, Jul 2018

Very well organised, really enjoyed this trip, would recommend , a must do when you are in brasov for a holiday

j
, Jun 2018

The bear watching takes place from a hide overlooking a large glade - a beautiful and dramatic spot to sit while waiting for the bears to appear. We booked two consecutive bear-watching evenings. We saw no bears the first evening this is apparently unusual - I think it was only the second time in 4 weeks there'd been no bears, but six different bears the second. The first evening wasn't a complete disappointment by any means - it's a wonderful spot, and we saw a golden eagle and lots of fox activity. The second evening there were bears coming and going most of the time food is left out to encourage them to this spot. The bears are close, but binoculars are useful e.g. for studying their faces and the way they use their claws. but Our guide was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He interpreted the bear behaviour we were seeing, especially the interactions between the different bears. More widely, he also answered all our questions about animals, conservation and local life in the area. Downsides: one of the foods put out for the bears is chocolate, which I'm not sure is good for them. You need to be reasonably sure-footed for the climb up the slope to the hide.

J
, May 2018

We confirmed the pick-up for the tour was to be at our hotel, but no one showed up. Luckily the next day we had another tour booked and that guide contacted their office and re-scheduled the bear-watching experience later that day. The experience in the forest was very good. Before arriving at the hide, a bear was already at the bait box. We sat quietly in the hide/cabin for another hour or more as other bears came in sight. A wonderful experience in nature.

A
, Nov 2017

I am very happy to recommend this Tour. It was well organized and the Guides were very friendly and very informative. They went out of their way to help us to be able to join the Tour from another location where our previous tour ended. Best of all we saw at least 5 bears!

O
, Nov 2017

We had a great time on this bear-watching trip. We were picked up from our lodging and driven about 30 minutes to a hide in the forests. The guide made sure to brief us on safety, about how we should be quiet and remain at a safe distance from the animal. We saw 5 bears, 2 of which were females. The only thing is that the foresters bait the bears with chocolate, and from an ecological point of view, we are not sure if it is a recommended thing to feed the bears something that is arguably unnatural in their diet. Nonetheless the rangers were very respectful of the animals.

g
, Oct 2017

Guide was both very knowledgeable and friendly .
We were picked up from the hotel in Brasov and were just the two of us.
After a ride to the woods with a safety briefing enroute we walked 10 minutes to the hide. We were there for a couple of hours and were lucky enough to see and hear 6 bears a couple of foxes. Which was truly amazing experience. Walked back at dusk kind of scary with bears near by !!
Dropped off back at hotel


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