Vultures Photo Tour in Bulgaria 5d/4n - PRIVATE

Griffon Vultures
From hide
All year around
The best hides
Egyptian Vulture
And Fallow Deer
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  • Group Type: Private
  • Duration: 5d/4n
  • Availability: September - May
  • Max Group: 6 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Kardzali Region (Bulgaria)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

Griffon, Cinereous and Egyptian Vultures photo session from hide, in Bulgaria, Kardzali region, with English speaking local guide or professional photographer.

Bulgaria it’s one of the best places for Griffon and Egyptian Vultures. We are doing photo tours of 5 days / 4 nights, with 3 full days of hide photography, with all local services included.

The tour can be lead by an English speaking local guide and all you photography job it’s up to you or by a professional photographer, also English language (will come with you in the hide and his know how is very important).

Target species:

SpeciesProbability (approximate)Presence
 Griffon Vulture95%All year
Egyptian Vulture95%Apr – Sep
Cinereous Vulture15%all year
Golden Eagle10%Nov – Feb
White-tailed Eagle10%Oct – Mar
Common Raven99%All year
Red Fox50%All year
Golden Jackal25%All year
Grey Wolf10%Nov – Feb
Wild Cat10%Nov – Feb

The price of this program is:

Program2 days in hide3 days in hide*
No of persLG**PG***LGPG
23907905701100
3320600480900
4270470560800
5260450400600
6250420380560
Single suppl5070
Include:3 night accommodation and full board4 night accommodation and full board
* Optimal period program
** LG = Local Guide
*** PG = Photographer Guide

* For groups 3 and 5 people, a single is included.

The price is in Euro (EUR) and include all taxes.

The price includes:

  • Local Guide or Professional Photographer (by your choice), ENGLISH language
  • full days in hide according to your choice
  • The feeding of the Vultures
  • Accommodation 3 *** guesthouse, in double rooms for number of nights you chose.
  • Full board (dinner on day 1; breakfast on the last day, 3 meals per day on the rest of the days),
  • Water at table

The price does NOT include:

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

Optional transfers:

Transfer from1-3 pers4-6 pers
Sofia (3,5h)150250
Bucharest (7h)300400
Tulcea (9h)450600

Child Policy

  • Minimum age of children who can participate in this tour is 12 years.
  • Children (over 12) pay entire price.

Example of program of 5 days / 4 nights

Day 1:

– IF you come by yourself, you have to be in Kardzali region in the afternoon – evening, at booking, we’ll give exact coordinates of the meeting point. Be aware! The last 20 km are hard to de done with a normal car. You need a tall car or a 4X4.

– IF you choose our transfer, it will be done as we agree.

Anyway, you’ll have the diner to the accommodation and then will receive also the technical details from the guide.

Days 2,3 and 4:

Early in the morning, two hours before sunrise, you’ll depart to the hide with our 4X4 transportation. You’ll be set in the hide by the guide and then you have to wait very quiet for the birds / mammals.

If you choose the option with photographer, he will stay with you in the hide, ready to share his knowledges.

You’ll exit from the hide in the evening, after sunset when it’s dark. Enter / exit from hide is strictly forbidden during daylight.

The distances range of your targets is 10-100m so you can be ready for this.

Please read very carefully our post on the blog, about Rules for VULTURES HIDE Photography.

Breakfasts and lunches will be to go, dinner to the guesthouse.

Day 5:

Breakfast at a relaxed hour and end of the program. If you have transfer with us, it will be done as agreed.

Accommodation

We accommodate you in 3*** local guesthouses, in double rooms with ensuite bathrooms. We collaborate with very good accommodations in places that we go through and we know exactly where to accommodate to be in compliance with our program.

The local guide

Will assist you from the beginning to the end of the program. Even when you are in hide, you can text him if it’s important. He will arrange the program, will inform you about all the detils you have to know about hide, will drive you to the hide and back.

The photographer guide

Will stay with you also in the hide (taking also pictures), will share his reach knowledge about hide photography, birds behavior, even photography technical details and advises.

As photo equipment should have with you:

  • Camera
  • Long lenses (+400mm) for birds. You’ll have only a possibility of using a lens. Once set by the guide, in the morning, if you will change the lens and move the blanket outside you’ll not be able to tie it proper from the inside and you can destroy the chances to see any living creature in front of the hide.
  • Tripod
  • Spare cards and batteries (especially in winter). You may shoot a lot of pictures.

!!! Short notice

Please subscribe only after carefully read the description and tour program. This is NOT a classic trip, do not expect to go only to the classic sights in shoes and shirt. You’ll go to see natural places, wild animals and birds. You’ll walk into mud, you’ll stay for many hours in a hide, we’ll show what you can not see in traditional excursions. But we promise you satisfactions!

* 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 Bulgaria!

Our strengths:

  • Team of guides with experience in this field since 2004.
  • Very good photographers from our team, to lead you tour.
  • Very good accommodation and meals.
  • Original programs, created and developed by us.
  • Programs with fixed price (no hidden charges).
  • The best hides for this kind of photography.

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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