3 days Bears and Birds from Hides, in Transylvania, private

Join us on a captivating journey through the mystical landscapes of Transylvania, where ancient forests and rugged mountains hide secrets waiting to be captured through your lens. Over three unforgettable days, immerse yourself in the heart of bear and bird territory, guided by seasoned experts who will unveil the region’s hidden treasures.

You have included: GUIDE (professional photographer), 3 days in hide for BEARS, 2 days in hide for BIRDS (2 different hides), transfers from Odorheiu Secuiesc to hides and back.

Accommodation and food are on your own. Our guide will pick-up/drop-off you from/to Odorheriu Secuiesc every day.

Availability

April – October. Winter (November-March) it’s subject of weather, bear can sleep or not. You can have amazing pictures with bear on snow or … nothing.

Target species:

Brown Bears Hides:

Of course, the stars, Brown Bears but also Red Deer, Roe Deer, Red Fox or Wild Boar can be seen in front of the hide, together with some forest common species as Jay, Magpie, Wood Pigeon, Stock Dove, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Black Woodpecker, Chaffinch.

We recommend you to use 2 tripods and 2 cameras. A long lens for birds and distant bear and a short lens (70-200) because sometimes you can have more bears in front of you, bears close to the hide or some action of 2 bears.

Birds hide:

It’s a hide with drinking pool and feeders, attracting Chaffinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, Greenfinch, Great Tit, Willow Tit, Common Redstart and even Red Squirrel. On the second hide, often you can photograph Common Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Goshawk and common forest birds.

With 500-600mm lenses, you’ll have full frame birds, with 300mm, you’ll have birds mirroring into the water.

Program

Day 1 – You should be in Odorheiu Secuiesc. The guide will pick you up around 11:00 (you’ll set the hour on the previous day, on phone) and transfer you to the bears hide where you’ll stay until sunset, then come back to the city. The guide will be with you all the time in hide. he have a lot of useful information for you, about the nature, animals and places around. He’s also a professional photographer, so he will fully understand your need for excellent photos. Also, he knows very well how to do the feeding of the bears not to be seen in the pictures (very rare persons :-))

Day 2 -3 – Early in the morning pick-up and transfer to birds hide. The first 2-3 hours of the morning are the best, as light quality and birds activity.

Around noon you’ll enter to the bears hide again, until sunset then transfer to the city.

On the day 3 is the end of the program.

The price of this tour is:

No of persPrice per person
1950
2-6480

It is recommended to do the bookings in advance. We have only one guide in this place and the request is high. You’ll not find availability on the spot or few days before the trip.

Included in the price

  • Guide, ENGLISH language
  • The use of Bears and Birds hides for 3 days (see the program).
  • Transfers from Odorheiu Secuiesc to the hides and back.

Excluded from the price

  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Services of personal nature

Bookings

Request a booking implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Bookings are based on a 30% deposit of the price of the program.

The rest of the payment have to be done 30 days before the tour start. If the tour is booked less then 30 days before departure, the full price will be paid.

Booking request form

Please fill the form below for a booking request. Our agents will process the request and answer (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.

Cancellation Policy:

More then 90 days before the program you can postpone the trip (you will receive a voucher available 2 years). Less then 90 days before the trip, the deposit is non refundable.

Personal Equipment

  • Clothes suitable for this activity, for every season apart
  • Color of the clothes is also very important. Please bring your clothes in colors more natural, as close to the colors of nature surrounding. Camouflage pattern on brown are best.
  • Also, to the hides, noisy clothes (kind of waterproof jackets) are to avoid, use fleece instead.

As photo equipment should bring

  • Camera
  • Long lenses (+300mm) for birds; wide lenses for landscapes and medium range (ex 70-200) for Bears hide.
  • Tripod(s)

Contact

Email: contact@birdinginromania.com

Phone: +40757894456 / +40749120009

*Extreme winter conditions:

In case of extreme weather conditions (snow, roads closed) occurred before the start of the tour, the deposit will be returned in full.

If these extreme conditions occur during the tour, the price will be lowered only for the remaining part of the program not made.

If customers come from another country / region and appear extreme weather conditions, our agency has no obligation to compensate customers in any way for expenses related to flights or other transportation. Also, if extreme weather conditions occurring during the program and the clients can’t go back home, our agency has no obligation to pay accommodation and other additional expenses.

You are welcome to Romania!

The short version of our Bears Photo Tour video

The long version of our Bears Photo Tour video

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