Wildlife Photo Tour to the Danube Delta, 4d/3n, HB, GROUP program 2020

GROUP Wildlife Photo Tour in Danube Delta
3 days / 4 nights, half board, excellent guide and boat
Special boat for for Photography
with camouflage net, for best shots
On shore camouflage
For some species
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Wildlife photography tours, 4 days / 3 nights, in Danube Delta, at Mila 23. Tours will be led by the best team of guides in Danube Delta.

These are tours dedicated to professional photographers, who want to discover and photograph the rich fauna of Danube Delta. This package includes 2 full days of boat trips plus the two trips from Tulcea to Mila 23 and back.

It’s a photography tour, with flexible routes according to Danube Delta conditions, weather, water level or any other terrain information. Also, we can adapt the schedule according to bird flocking spots, the species of birds you want or other types of attractions you want to photograph. We can spend more time in one place, track and photograph different birds and/or animals.

We’re going with up to 4 people on a boat that has 4 double bench seat (one person per line of seats) and a camouflage system. This way you have space to shoot in both directions, you can open a tripod on hide sessions.

This is not a leisure tour but a tour in which we focus 100% on taking photos. Mainly we will be tracking birds and wildlife but we can devote a little time for the landscape beauties offered by Danube Delta. This trip is for professional photographers who want quality pictures. We will stay focused on our subjects and we won’t miss any opportunity. There will be 2 types of photography sessions, one from a moving boat, and one standing still, under camouflage, with good lighting, waiting for the perfect moment to take an amazing shot. In this 2 days we will explore diverse habitats, we will always seek new species of birds and animals for you to photograph.

  • The best team of guides in Danube Delta, with experience in this field since 2004
  • We are on the water at times with the best light
  • We are also photographers and we know very well how to approach to the subjects, how to position the boat for optimal shooting angles
  • We have boats built specifically for photo tours, stable and close to the water
  • We are always in Danube Delta, we have new information daily, where the birds and wildlife are
  • Very good conditions for accommodation and meals

Data for this program in 2020 are:

DateAvailable places
April 23-264
May 18-214
June 8-114
July 6-94
August 17-204
September 17-204
October 1-44

*If you are minimum 2 photographers and you want this tour at another date, please write to us (at least a month in advance), we’ll publish the tour an we join another photographer to make a group.

The price of this tour is:

500 euro/pers

100 euro/pers/program single supplement

The price is PER PERSON, in double room.

The price includes:

  • Guide, ENGLISH language
  • Accommodation (3 nights) at 3* local guesthouse in Mila23, in double rooms with bathroom en suite
  • Half board (breakfast and dinner; dinner on Day1; breakfast and dinner on Day2 and Day3; breakfast on Day4)
  • Transfers by boat from Tulcea to Mila 23 and back
  • Boat (2 full days, including guide and gasoline)
  • Danube Delta visitor fee, imposed by ARBDD

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Insurances of any kind

Optional features:

  • Single supplement  100 euro/room/program

Airport transfer

We can do the transfers from Bucharest Airport to Tulcea

  • 1-3 persons – 150 euro/one way/car (normal car)
  • 4-7 persons – 250 euro/one way/car (8 places bus)

* NOT included in the package price!

The program is as follows:

Day 1: Departure time from Tulcea, from Port Aval – Tulcea, is at 16:00. We wait for you half an hour before this time, in order to fix payments and/or other details. We will travel to Mila 23, check in at the pension. The transfer takes 2-2,5 hours. During the transfer, we have enough time to talk about our route, Danube Delta peculiarities, nature photography, rules on boat, behavior in a natural reserve and the program for next two days.

In the evening, the host will wait for you with a traditional dinner (if you have food issues, please let us know at the booking)

The transfer to Mila 23 is on a very beautiful route, full of photographic subjects; the twilight is perfect for the route to Mila 23.

Days 2-3: Our trip into the Danube Delta will begin early in the morning, before sunrise, to catch its magic light and birds that begin to feed. The morning tour takes about 5-6 hours and we’ll have the breakfast to go. After the morning session, we will return to the pension for some rest. 4 hours before sunset, we’ll start for the evening session. We will start looking for photographic subjects around Mila 23 village; the trip will be planned according to water level and current information about group of birds in the area. We will travel to different places in Danube Delta, the routes being decided on a day to day basis, depending on weather conditions, water level and fresh information we have from the field. After taking our last shots in the dusk, we come back to the accommodation. Don’t forget to download your photos and recharge your batteries!

We will be looking for the stars of these places: Pelicans, both the White and the rare Dalmatians. Of course, we will be looking for any kind of bird, starting with the common Little and White Egrets, Gray, Purple, Yellow, or Night Heron, the agile Kingfisher, the majestic White-tailed Eagle and noisy Coots. We will also look for surf birds or birds that look for food in muddy stretches: Godwits, Spoonbills, Ibises, Ruffs, Stilts and others.

Of course we will not neglect the mammals, we will always seek to find the playful otters, the cautious wild boars, the elegant deer, the funny muskrats or the beautiful raccoon dog.

Breakfast (included) is to go and we’ll eat it on the boat. Lunch is optional (you can order it to the pension). Dinner (included) is at the pension.

Day 4: After a relaxed breakfast (8:30 am), this time without sunrise session, we will backtrack to Tulcea, but now, in the morning, we will have the best light for this route. This is a good chance to have good pictures from the fantastic Danube Delta. Around 12:00-12:30 you’ll be back to Tulcea and end our tour.

Transport from Tulcea to Mila 23 and back

The transport will be made for the whole group, with an open boat, its size and places depending on how large the group is. Each person may have a luggage bag and a camera bag.

Individual transport is not included!

The boat we are using for this photo tour has been built specifically for this activity and it’s not an adaptation of a boat for other activities. The boat is very stable, it has a lot of room, equipped with trhee or four benches (depending by the number of photographers) with backrests and pillows. All tour participants will change places between them during the photo sessions, so each one of you will be seated at a time, on the first or last bench.

All photographers will be sitting on the benches facing the direction of travel, with a very high freedom of movement and the field of view unobstructed. The height at which you can take pictures is 40cm above the water; you will look the pelicans straight in the eyes.

The boat is equipped with camouflage (camouflage netting stretched over a metal bar). When we will be waiting for birds under camouflage, every photographer has an opening through which the camera lens can be taken out.

Please take into consideration that camouflage will be used only when we’re waiting. We will not go on tours with rised camouflage.

Photo tours

Our photo tours are done at low speed, we will not be chasing birds, we will not race. The guide knows very well what to do when you need to take a picture and will put the boat in a position favorable for everyone.
If we encounter bird flocking spots, we will stay anchored or tied to the shore until we exhausted all desired topics; we are not limited to achieving a certain route.

The boat has the ability to travel at higher speeds (25-30 km/h) but we will only travel this speed only between photographic locations and only on major canals or deep lakes. In this way, we are able to maximize the available time for taking photos. In the morning, we can quickly reach our shooting spot, in the evening we can stay until dusk, without worry that midnight will catch us on the way back and in case of bad weather, we can quickly get back to the pension.

Please have on you:

  • Photo equipment; we recommend a minimum of 300mm lens (possibly a converter too), plus other smaller lens for landscapes or macro shots
  • Plenty of storage space for your photos
  • Spare batteries
  • Special backpack for you photo equipment (waterproof or rain covered )
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Raincoat
  • Insects repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Season appropriate clothing, with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Sunglasses
Contact:

Email:

office@alternativetravel.ro

Phone:

+40 757 894 456  |  +40 749 120 009

Bookings:

Before booking please read the terms and conditions, request a booking implies acceptance of terms and conditions.

Bookings are done based on a deposit of 20% of the total price of the chosen 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.

Payments:

You can pay by:

  • BANK TRANSFER;
  • ONLINE, by card, using EuPlatesc (iPay) system
  • PayPal
  • Revolut

Booking request form

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