Brown Bear Watching in the Wild

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Age range12-99
Country RegionBrasov, Maierus
DifficultyLow
Number of days4
Operating languagesEnglish, Romanian
Points of interestPadurea Bogatii
Tour typeSmall group tour, Wildlife tracks, Wildlife watching

Description Brown Bear Watching in the Wild

We offer you the opportunity to see and admire the brown bears in their own habitat from a specially designed observation hide in the Transylvanian forest.


Rates:

  • 62 euro/person (minimum 2 people, for 1 person the rate is as for 2 people)

Departure dates:

  • daily between April - September

The package includes:

  • transfer from Brasov to the bear hide and back
  • access into the restricted wildilfe area
  • services of a Forest Ranger to accompany you to the bear hide and back, also for your protection, the forest ranger could carry a gun for extreme situations
  • photo tax - only for personal use

Not included:

  • photo tax - for professional use; available for extra price
  • any meal
  • tips / gratuities
  • drop off at your location in Brasov

Group Size: min. 2 people. This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

Minimum age: 12 years old.

Meeting point: In front of Biblioteca Județeană "George Barițiu", Bulevardul Eroilor 33-35. The starting time is between 16:00 - 18:00, depending of the month! You will be advised on the exact starting time with 2-3 days before the tour. Driving time to the spot: about 40 minutes.

Important: You have to make the booking 1 day in advance until 8 PM!

Duration 3 - 4 hours.

Brown bears (Ursus arctos) have a large global distribution which reflects their ability to adapt to a variety of habitats. The brown bear's principal range includes parts of Russia, India, China, Canada, the United States (mostly Alaska), Scandinavia and the Carpathian region (especially Romania). There are estimated to be more than 200.000 brown bears worldwide, with approximately 5.500 individuals in the Carpathian region of Romania. They are amongst the largest living carnivores and can grow to an enormous size, males up to 350kg, and females to 200kg. Adult males tend to be on average 8 to 10% larger than females. They have good hearing, an excellent sense of smell and can live for up to 30 years.

We offer you the opportunity to see and admire the brown bears in their own habitat from a specially designed observation hide in the Transylvanian forest.

The forest ranger takes you in the forest, on a mountain path, walking for a few hundred meters to the hide where you wait quietly for wildlife watching (walking time aprox. 20 minutes). There are high chances (statistically around 70%) to spot the Carpathian Brown Bear, sometimes a female with her cubs, sometimes a larger male bear, but you can also spot the wildboar, roe deer and red dear, wolves and even some birds.

Notes:

  • We cannot guarantee 100% that you will be able to see any of the wildlife listed above. Do not forget that wildlife have their own way of living and we, humans, try to approach them as much as possible in their natural habitat.
  • Please use normal clothing - do not dress up with bright colors.
  • Do NOT use any parfume.
  • Do NOT bring any food with you.

Important Information

  • Your local contact is Active Travel Day Tours on 0040728804952.
  • Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.

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Daniel

22.jun.2024

Amazing

This was the highlight of my Romanian trip. We briefly saw a small bear as we entered the hide scrambling up the hill. Then after around 30 minutes patiently waiting we ended up seeing 4 bears including 2 at once at one point. Each one stayed for around 15-20 minutes. We even saw a fox too that was hanging around the bears trying to get a bit of food I think. The guide was really nice and when he could he whispered some facts about the bears to us whilst in the hide. Pick up and drop off were easy too. Would 100% recommend

Jesse

03.may.2024

Amazing experience

It was a wonderful evening. Even before we were in the shelter we saw our first bear. In total we saw seven different bears who displayed themselves for more than an hour continuously. The guide was great and shared a lot of information. Would really recommend!

Loiuse

04.oct.2023

Amazing

The whole experience was amazing. I went with my fiancé and we only expected to see one bear but we saw three. Which was just perfect. The guy that took us was so full of really interesting knowledge as well which helped the experience to be great. Would definitely do this again if the opportunity comes.

Laura

13.oct.2023

A perfect experience

It was a beautiful experience. Seeing Both foxes and bears in their natural habitat. The bears returned also when we were preparing to leave so it was full of adrenaline but the ranger really helped us to feel safe and protected.

Anita

17.oct.2023

Small group bear watching

We were fortunate enough to see a bear on our small group experience. Our guide was very informative and provided lots of interesting information.