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Brown Bear Watching in the Wild

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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.


  • 55 euro/person

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

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

Minimum age: 12 years old.

Guaranteed departures: daily between March 3 - October 15
On request: for the rest of the year

Meeting point: The History Museum Piata Sfatului Square. The starting time is between 15:00 - 18:00, depending of the month! You will be advised on the exact starting time and availability after you have booked the trip.
Our guide holds the sign Meeting Point GUARANTEED DEPARTURES DAY TOURS.

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

Duration 3 - 4 hours.

Rate: 55 euro/person (minimum 2 people, for 1 person the rate is as for 2 people)

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 more than 80%) 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, linx and even some game birds.

Note: 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 note: Complimentary pick-up from Brasov is offered for this tour/activity. If you require this service you must contact Active Travel Day Tours at at least 24 Day(s) prior to your tour/activity date to verify your pick-up time and pick-up location. If you are not arriving within the specified timeframe, please contact Active Travel Day Tours prior to your travels, or immediately upon arrival at your destination.
  • Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to departure time.


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