Birdwatching to the Danube Delta - Shared Tour, 7d/6n, 2020

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  • Group Type: Shared
  • Duration: 7d/6n
  • Availability: April-September
  • Max Group: 8 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Tulcea (Port-Aval)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

A new program, for 2020, 7days/6nights program, with 5 full days of birding to the Danube Delta, with an excellent guide and boat built for this purpose. You’ll reach all interesting places for birding in the Danube Delta.

What is included: Transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila23 and back, 6 nights of accommodation in a premium 3* guesthouse in Mila23 Village, right in the middle of the Danube Delta, full board, a very good professional birdwatching guide, 5-day boat tours dedicated to birding, starting at sunrise.

Data for this program in 2020:

DateAvailable places
April 23-298
May 11-178
June 22-288
September 7-138

The price of this tour is:

1100 euro/pers

The price is PER PERSON, in double room.

200 euro/pers/program single supplement

Included in this price:

  • Accommodation at 3* guesthouse, in double room, for 6 nights
  • Full board (dinner on the first day, breakfast, lunch and dinner for days 2,3,4,5 and 6, breakfast on day 7)
  • ENGLISH guidance – guide member of APGDD (during the tour – 5 full day trips, by boat, for birding, starting at sunrise and the transfers)
  • The transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila23 and back
  • All necessary taxes, enforced by the local authorities (ARBDD)

Optionally:

  • Single supplement – 200 euro/room/program
  • Bucharest (including Airport) transfers – 150 euro/car/one way for 3 seater car; 250 euro/car/one way for 7 seater car.

The price doesn’t include:

  • Drinks
  • Insurances of any kind

Prices for children:

  • Minimum age to participate is 12.
  • Children over 12 years are included to adults.
  • Responsibility of children’s supervision during trips belong to parents
  • All children will wear life jackets during boat trips.

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Departure time from Tulcea, from Port Aval – Tulcea, is at 16:00. In order to complete the payments (if applicable) and to communicate regarding the boat with which you will go to Mila 23, we will be waiting for you at our embarking point, at 15:30. The cars can be parked in the Port yard, in a private parking, at a cost of 5 euro/day/car (the parking price is not included in the tour price).

From here we will take you to Mila 23 Village. We will travel by boat, through one of the most beautiful parts on Danube Delta, searching for birds all the way, until we arrive in Mila 23 Village. Usually, the transfer takes 2-2,5  hours but, if we have many birds to see on the way, it may take longer. During the trip, we’ll have enough time to talk about the program for next day, details about boat rules, Danube Delta particularities.

You will be checked-in on a local 3* guesthouse (very good quality).  In the evening, the host will welcome you with a traditional dinner (if you have food issues, please let us know when making the booking)

Day 2 – We start the morning trip, half an hour before sunrise. We search for birds on lakes and channels around Mila23 Village. We come back for breakfast at about 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we will go on a boat tour on the lakes (9:30). We will leave Mila 23 for the surrounding lakes on 2 tours, each about 4 hours long, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (last 4 hours of light). Depending on the Danube’s water level and on updated information on where large groups of birds are feeding, we will pick the best route each day.

At 13:30, we will return at the guesthouse, to have lunch, relax for a few moments, then 4 hours before sunset, we will leave on a different route. When we get back (after sunset), you’ll have a traditional dinner, based on fresh fish.

Day 3 – Again, we’ll have the morning tour before sunrise and come back at 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we will depart again on water (9:30). We will visit Letea Forest and Letea Village. On the route to Letea we’ll cross many good places for birding, also the forest and the sand island are rich in birds, different from the previous day. We will travel to Letea Village by boat. From there, we will travel to Letea Forest by car. We will have lunch in a very beautiful local home where our hosts will cook us a great meal. Around 16:00 we’ll head back to Mila23, also on a nice route, to search for more birds. We’ll be back at the guesthouse before sunset.

Day 4 – Again, we’ll have the morning tour before sunrise and come back at 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we’ll go on a trip to Caraorman Village (9:30). We drive downstream on the Old Danube to Crisan, on Sulina chanel, to Caraorman Village, on the route we’ll see many places with birds, especially waders and water birds. We visit the most important sights, we make a stop at Birds’ Sanctuary and we take a walk on the sand, to discover more birds.

Day 5 – This day, the start is early, as usual, before sunrise, with breakfast to go. The destination is Sulina, if the waves on the sea are not too big, the target is an island, a place for nesting of Pallas’s Gull and other gulls and terns. The return is in the afternoon and we’ll let you some time for rest, after a long day.

Lunch in Sulina.

Day 6 – Again a long day, the departure is at sunrise, breakfast to go and destination Saint George Village with the only lagoon in Romania. The route till there and also the village are very reach in birds.

Lunch in St George Village.

Day 7 – Breakfast at 8:30 then at 9:30 we will head back to Tulcea, following the same route we took on day 1. We will reach Tulcea around 12:00, where we will end our trip and say our goodbyes.

*This is a PROPOSAL schedule. The order of the day trips will be decided based on the availability of our partners (e.g. car to Letea forest). You’ll have all the trips described above but not necessarily in this order.

Birdwatching tours

The most important thing for us, when we draw the route, is to know your birds wish list. Please see the birds check list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta and tell us the species you want to see most of all. Please download the list from here: Birds list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta.

Personal equipment:

  • Trousers and long sleeve blouses
  • Sun Hat (not baseball cap)
  • Sunglasses
  • Windproof jacket and a raincoat

Please take the equipment requirements very seriously. Weather in the Danube Delta can be changeable, especially on the boat, you will feel uncomfortable if you are not well protected.

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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