• Location: Brasov, Romania
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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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.

Highlights

  • 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 Our Insiders Chose This Tour

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov

Watch for bears in the wild with an experienced forest ranger

Customer Reviews

ALISON S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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!

Oh R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 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.

gwenda.vb1828

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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

Helen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This tour far exceeded our expectations.
we were picked up from the door of our hotel promptly and taken with 2 other guests into the forest. We went into this thinking we would be happy if we could at least just see one bear and then any more than that wouldbe a bonus, but we were actually lucky enough to see 9....!!!!!! Yes, 9 of different ages and sizes. The guide was very knowledgeable and told us how old the bears were and how many approximately were in the area, how old they would grow to and how much they would weigh etc...
We were totally blown away by them, they were just utterly gorgeous and adorable to watch. Another guide had previously gone on ahead and planted some chocolate for the bears to eat and they appeared within 2 minutes of us arriving..!!! With the windows to the hide open, we could also hear them coming...
we saw 2 to start with and watched them eating and then it went quite for a little while, but towards the end of the trip just as it was starting to get dark, the forest started coming alive and we saw several more all coming out of the trees...
it was absolutely awesome to see these beautiful creatures, I just can't describe how amazing they are. This is a must for anyone coming to this area. Definitely worth the money
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Angus M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A very special and unique experience. Good overview of what to expect and what to do once we got there. Deer and an owl sighted on the way in. Five bears and two foxes, and even a disagreement between two of the bears. Mesmerizing to watch. A must-do if you are in the area.

kerryclare

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was the reason for our visit to Romania, to see bears in the wild. We wanted to do this as responsibly as possible so We chose this tour. I didn't want to see bears roadside or hand feed them as some cheaper tours do. Not good for bears or people!! We wanted a wild experience. Our guide Alex is so passionate about Romanias wildlife and protecting it, he is knowledgable about wildlife and the native brown bear. Alex drove us into the forest where feeding sites have been set up, we then had a steep climb to reach a hide opposite a feeding station and we then wait. Quiet is essential, we spotted 5 different bears!!!! Some juveniles messing around which was fun to watch, you can hear the bears approaching through the woods. Just before nightfall we headed back to the car, it certainly got the heart pounding as we could hear bears to the right of us in the woods. It was a truly amazing experience, never to be forgotten. Thank you Alex for your knowledge, experience and good coughing skills :-

David F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We are from Norway where we have brown bears, but they are very rare and inaccessible. In Romania they are more common so this was an interesting opportunity. Our guide Calin picked us up punctually at our hotel and together with another couple we drove about 50 minutes north to the forests. There we walked for about 20 minutes through the forest to a hide. In the course of about 1 hour we saw about 6 bears. This is probaby the only chance you have of observing wild bears in the true wild in Europe. A very interesting experience

Marelle C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

A fabulous trip and an amazing experience to see these wonderful animals in their natural habitat up close.

Liz L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Highly recommended! We were picked up at our hotel by Alex, who has lived all his life in the nearby village to the forest he was a superb guide and gave us lots of information about the locality and the bears habits. The hide is comfortable and offers great views for the bear watching. We saw about 8 bears in total and the experience was amazing, especially the two brothers interacting.

sallyannethomas

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

What an amazing experience. We booked last minute, the day before we wanted to go but this was no problem. I received a phone call arranging a meeting point 50 meters from the hotel in Brasov. The driver arrived on time, took us to meet our ranger Alex then travelled to the Carpathian mountains. We were given safety instructions and told to remain as quiet as possible. then walked about 15 mins to the hide. Just before we reached the hide Alex stopped us and indicated to a gap in the trees. A bear was already there searching for chocolate. Amazing! We entered the hide and waited for more bears. Eventually, one by one, 3 more bears appeared. Alex obviously loved bears and gave us lots of information about them, recognising each bear and told us how old they were.

This is an amazing experience, so magical to see these magnificent beasts in their natural habitat. by the way - guy who took his girlfriend there as a complete surprise birthday treat - you missed a perfect proposal moment!!!!

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