About Us

We are GUIDING in Romania since 2004
Mainly BIRDING and PHOTO Tours
We do this because we like it, with love and passion
For us it's not a job, is our way of life
You should see our team GUIDING
Come with us to see our way. OUR WAY TO DISCOVER ROMANIA.

Birding in Romania tours proudly offers quality birding adventures, expertly guided by our passionate and experienced professional tour leaders. We seek to deliver birding experience by ensuring our tours are seamlessly arranged, fun, educational and support conservation initiatives.

Although birds are our specialty, natural history, scenic appreciation and culture, play a strong role in all of our travels.

We provide a high quality service offering clients the opportunity to observe the wide variety of birds from Romania; from White and Dalmatian Pelican, Pygmy Cormorant, Kingfisher, Pallas’s Gull, Bee-eaters, Red Breasted Geese and majestic White Tailed Eagle, in the Danube Delta and, to Ural Owl, Wall Creeper, Hazel Grouse, Pygmy Owl, Westerns Capercaillie in Transylvania, along with the other birds from more then 470 species from here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Birding in Romania so you can experience for yourself why our tourist return year after year.

Founded in 2008 by owner and lead guide Iliuta Goean, Alternative Travel is a top nature and birding travel agency. Beyond managing every aspect of your travel experience, we are committed to responsible travel and eco-turism. Alternative Travel focuses on providing a comfortable and enjoyable birding experience for birders of any level.


Travel Consultant - Calina Avanu


Travel Coordinator

Calina is a vibrant, dynamic individual who has been involved in tourism since 2010. She loves the outdoors and is a mountain lover. Calina harbors a special interest in music and nature and often spends her free time enjoying both. She considers herself to be an eternal optimist and loves the challenges of being a travel coordinator – a position that consistently enables her to learn more.


Birdwatching GUIDE

Catalin is a researcher involved in a lot of projects related with birds and nature conservation. He knows birds and Transylvania mountains and forests very well, along with other subjects as mammals, insects, flora etc. He is very happy to show our guests the nature and places around.


Birdwatching GUIDE

Marius has been passionate about birds since his teen, when he was visiting his grandparents near Lacul Razelm. In 2015 he embarked on a fulltime guiding career with Discover Danube Delta. He guides many of our Danube Delta tours as well many of Dobrogea Tours. With his great sense of humor and love of birds, Marius has become a highly respected guide.


Photographer / Birder

My name is Iliuta and I am a tour leader with a deep love of nature and birding. I started working in the Danube Delta as a professional wildlife guide in 2005 and since then i have developed an excellent reputation, working for my own local business.