Birdwatching Tour to the Danube Delta - PRIVATE PROGRAM

Danube Delta - The Birders Paradise
Do you know why is called like this?
Because of the 360 species of BIRDS
Which can be seen here
With a good guide and a good logistic
As we do 🙂
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Danube Delta is rightly called the paradise of birds in Europe, as you know, over 360 bird species live or pass through this blessed space.

Best time: We can do this program from April 1st to October 30th. Out of this season is subject to wheatear conditions.

The tour start/end in: Tulcea, Romania.

As a showcase of how we work, we can tell you that we are not specialized in speed-tours but slow tours, to discover the full offer of the Danube Delta nature, not just see / tick but sit and watch birds and animals, trying to unravel as many of their way of life, we love to discover something new each time for every species, not only identification but also the particular aspects of their lives. All this program is lead by a specialized bird watching guide.

This is a birdwatching tour for turists who desire a private trip, with guide only for them. This offer is including transfers from Tulcea to Mila23 and back, accommodation in very nice 3* resort, all meals, guide, boat trips for all days.

Birdwatching tour 7 days / 6 nights (or less)

This offer is for small, exclusive groups, where all attention of the guide is directed toward max 12 people and the program can always be adjusted to suit the participants. If the group is larger then 12 pers, we’ll use 2 or more boats. The program is not standard, depending on weather, natural conditions, water levels or other factors that make the birds to migrate from one place to another, depending on customer preferences, we can always modify the program and explore any part of the Delta Danube.

  • The best team of guides in Danube Delta, with experience in this field since 2004
  • We are on the water at the best time
  • We have boats built for tours, stable and close to the water
  • We are always in Danube Delta, we have new information daily, where the birds and animals are
  • Very good conditions for accommodation and meals

The price of this tour is:

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11400180022502650
2-3800100012001400
4-5520630800890
6-7450550650750
8-9430530630730
10-11410510610710
+ 12400500600700
SINGLE +120140160180

Depending on the number of people, and the number of days you want for your program, find the price per person in the table below:

Prices are in Euro, per person and include VAT.

The package includes:

  • Guide
  • Accommodation (no of nights accordingly to your option) at a 3* pension in Mila 23. You will get 3 meals a day, starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day. Drinks are not included.
  • Transportation from Tulcea to Mila 23 and back
  • Boat trips (no of days from the package you opt in -2, the transfers) full days including guide and gasoline
  • A car for visiting trips to Letea forest
  • Danube Delta visitation fee, imposed by ARBDD

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Any kind of insurance (travel, personal goods etc)

Airport transfer:

We can do the transfers from Bucharest or Constanta (also Airports) to Tulcea and back.

RouteNo of persons

1 to 3

(Sedan)

4 to 7

(8+1 Van)

 
Bucharest – Tulcea150250 
Constanta – Tulcea100125 

The price is in EURO, per ONE WAY, per CAR (NOT per person).

  • * NOT included in the package price!
  • ** For other places of pick up, please request a price.

Obviously, the final program will be made according to the wishes / needs of participants but the proposal looks like this:

The program is as follows:

Day 1: We will wait for you at Port Aval – Tulcea, at 16:00 (or an hour we set together). We will travel to Mila 23, check in at the pension, then hold a short technical meeting where we will discuss about our route, Danube Delta peculiarities and birdwatching, boating rules and behavior in a natural reserve.

In the evening we prepared a dinner based on fresh fish.

The trip to Mila 23 is on a very beautiful route, full of birds; the twilight is perfect for the trail toward Mila 23. We will not travel on the Danube but on small canals and wild lakes, constantly looking for new subjects to observe. The transfer take 2-2,5 hours.

Days 2-6 – Our trip into the Danube Delta will begin early in the morning, before sunrise, to catch the birds that begin to feed. After the sunrise, we will return to the pension for breakfast. After breakfast, we will go out on the water again, for our full day tour. We will start looking for birds 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 that we have from the field.

After we see the last birds in the dusk, we will start heading back. At the pension, we will be serve a traditional fisherman’s dinner.

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 search 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.

Day 7: After a relaxed breakfast (9:00 am), this time without sunrise session, we will backtrack our steps to Tulcea, but now, in the morning, we will have the best light for this route.

* If you choose the transfer from the airport with us, we can make a route with several stops in interesting places where we also see several species of birds.

Accommodation in Danube Delta, Mila 23

You will be checked in at a three star pension, in Mila 23 village, in double rooms, each with its own bathroom, television, air conditioner and central heating.

Meals

Included in the price are meals starting with dinner on day 1 and ending with breakfast on the last day.

Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the pension but we will take lunch to go, and have a picnic in a beautiful location, on the water shore.

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 hand bag.

Individual transport is not included!

The boat we are using for this birdwatching 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 benches with backrests and pillows; the engine is made by Yamaha, the quietest engine on the market today. All tour participants will exchange places between them, so that each will be seated at a time, on the first or last bench.

All tourists will be sitting on the benches facing the direction of travel, with a very high freedom of movement and the field of view unobstructed.

Nobody will be sitting cramped, perched on a cabin roof or lying on the floor.

Birdwatching tours

The most important 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 prioritary. Please download the list from here: Birds list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta.

Our birdwatching 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 watch a bird 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 fast between birding locations and only on major canals or deep lakes. In this way, we are able to maximize the available time for taking observations. In the morning, we can quickly reach our watching spot, in the evening we can stay until dusk, without the need to worry that midnight will catch us on the way back and in case on bad weather, we can quickly get back to the pension.

Please have on you:

  • Birding equipment as binoculars and/or scopes
  • Raincoat
  • Ointments or creams against insects
  • Sunscreen
  • Season appropriate clothing, long robes are mandatory, trousers, shirt and a sun hat or you will get a sun burn. Clothing with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Trekking shoes, especially for the tours to Letea or Sulina
  • 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

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