Birding Break: 3 days in Romania and Bulgaria, Vultures and Geese in WINTER, Private

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  • Group Type: Private
  • Duration: 4d/3n
  • Availability: November - February
  • Max Group: 6 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Bucharest (Address or Airport)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy/Moderate

Three days (4d/3n)cbirding break, with target on Geese, Vultures and other winter birds, with an excellent guide, starting from Bucharest. Discover the winter birds of Romania and Bulgaria in three days of guided tour. +160 species of birds are here during winter time.

Target species

Griffon and Cinereous Vultures, Red-breasted Goose, White-fronted Goose, Lesser White-fronted Goose, Greylag Goose, Whooper Swan, Bewick’s Swan, Red-crested Pochard, Tufted Duck & other ducks, Mergus (3 sp), Slavonian Grebe, Dalmatian Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant, Eurasian Bittern, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh & Hen Harriers, Common, Long-legged, Rough-legged Buzzards, Merlin,Peregrine & Saker (if you are very lucky) Falcons, Yellow-legged, Caspian and Pallas’s Gulls, Long-eared & Short-eared Owls, all Woodpeckers, all larks and many other.

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WINTER check list of birds in Dobrudja and the Danube Delta

The price of this tour is:

No of pers123
Price/pers1000550450

* For 1, 3 or 5 pers, a single room is included in price.

Price is in Euro (EUR), per person and include VAT.

For groups larger then 6 persons, please request an offer.

Included in price

  • Guide, ENGLISH language
  • Pick-up from / drop-off to Bucharest.
  • Accommodation for 3 night in 3 star hotels or guesthouses
  • Bottled water
  • Binocular (borrowed) if needed

Excluded from price

  • Soda and Alcohol Drinks.
  • Meals
  • International Medical, Travel or Goods Insurance Coverage
  • Services of personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc.)

Itinerary

Day 1

The guide will pick you up from Bucharest in the morning. For other locations, please request price.

The meeting hour will be agreed at least 2 days before. The guide is available starting with 6:00 AM, the latest hour for departure is 8:30 AM.

After pick-up, the guide will drive you to Bulgaria, to Balkan Mountains, in a very interesting place for birders, with an abundance of Griffon and Cinereous Vultures but also with many passerine (Sombre & other Tits, woodpeckers, raptors).

The tour is done with a 4X4 car. It will be a long day, about 500 km of drive on local roads and 3-4 hours for bird watching.

Lunch will be on the way, in a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Bulgarian Dobrudja.

Day 2

You’ll start in the morning, at requested hour, and you’ll discover the amazing Dobrudja places and birds. The landscapes are also spectacular. The guide will take you to see different habitats then the previous day, to see different species of birds.

You’ll head to Dobrudja best areas for Geese, we really want to check the stars, RBG, Red-breasted Geese, then you’ll target other species. The tour will include fields, grazing places, lakes for drinking / roosting, canals, sea shore, marshland, steppe. All kind of Dobrudja habitats.

Lunch will be on the way, in a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Romanian Dobrudja.

Day 3

You’ll start in the morning, at requested hour, and you’ll continue to discover the amazing Dobrudja places and birds.The guide will take you to the best spots in Romanian Dobrudja for Geese (Red-breasted, White-fronted and Lesser White-fronted) and wonderful landscapes.

Lunch will be on the way, in a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Romanian Dobrudja.

Day 4

After breakfast you’ll have the transfer to Bucharest (address or Airport). If you’ll have the flight today, please take one after 11:00 AM (9:00 drop-off to the Airport).

Personal Equipment

Being an outdoor tour, which involves traveling by land, you need a good personal equipment. It should contain:

  • Waterproof clothes
  • Clothes according to the season
  • Hiking boots / shoes
  • 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. If clothes come in red, yellow or other colors of the city you will certainly not go too close to wildlife.
  • Binocular (if you don’t have, we can borrow you one)

*Extreme 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 and Bulgaria!

Our strengths:

  • Team of guides with experience in this domain since 2004.
  • Very good accommodation and meals.
  • Original programs, created and developed by us.
  • Programs with fixed price (no hidden charges).
  • We are constantly on the field, we know what changes every day, where birds and animals are.

Contact

Email: office@alternativetravel.ro

Phone: +40757894456 / +40749120009

Bookings

Request a booking implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Bookings are based on a 20% 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:

  • +60 days before tour full refund of deposit
  • 30-60 days deposit is not refundable
  • -30 days before tour full price is not refundable
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