Transylvania Wildlife Tour in Autumn - Winter 5d/4n, PRIVATE

Autumn - Winter Tour
On best places
For wildlife
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  • Group Type: Private
  • Duration: 5d/4n
  • Availability: October to March
  • Max Group: 6 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Bucharest / Brasov / Sibiu (Pick up)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

Autumn – Winter,  Wildlife Tour in Romania for Mountain Birds as Pygmy Owl, Ural Owl, Crossbill, Nutcracker, Wallcreeper and Mammals as Bears and Chamoix. 5 days / 4 nights on the best wildlife watching spots in Transylvania, Romania.

This program can be a short wildlife brake to Romania OR you can link it to another tour from our website. Please check our tours for Dobrudja, autumn – winter season.

Best time:

Pygmy Owl – October to December

Ural Owl, Crossbill, Nutcracker (and many others) – All year around

Wallcreeper – December to March (for this program).

Bears – October to December and March; January to February – subject to snow and temperature.

Chamoix – all year around

The tour:

Takes 5 days – 4 nights. You’ll be accommodated in 3* local guesthouses, for 2 nights in Brasov area and 2 nights in Sibiu area. We have 2 days dedicated to transfers (first and last) and 3 full days dedicated to birding and wildlife watching day trips.

Being a private tour, we’ll design the routes according to your target species. Please check the list of Birds in Transylvania Sibiu and Brasov Area and give us a clue of your target species.

Price:

No of personsPrice
21100
3725
4590
5560
6500
Single supplement120

Price is in EURO (EUR), per person, in double room and include VAT.

*For 1,3,5 persons group, a single room is included.

The price includes:

  • Wildlife Guide (English Language)
  • Transfers from and to Bucharest / Brasov / Sibiu (Airport or hotel)
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in local 3* guesthouses
  • Full board
  • Bottled water
  • All entrance fees to National Parks
  • Entrance to Bears Hide (if it’s suitable for season)
  • 3 full days of tours, as described in the Itinerary.

The price excludes:

  • Flights
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Drinks (other the water)
  • Other aspects of personal nature

Itinerary:

Day 1: We’ll pick-you up from Bucharest, Brasov or Sibiu and transfer you to the accommodation in Brasov area. In the evening, the guide will discuss about the next days program, over diner.

Day 2: After breakfast, the guide will take you to a light trekking around the area, for spotting birds. Lunch in a restaurant then you’ll take a visit to a Bears hide. Expected species will be: wild Brown Bears, Red Foxes and Wild Boars. Bears session is ending after sunset. Dinner and accommodation in Brasov area.

*If it’s hard winter and Bears are hibernating, you’ll take a tour, by car, to spot other birds or mammals species.

Also, in winter, you’ll skip the lunch. Daylight is from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM and we prefer to use all the daylight for spotting birds. You’ll have an early breakfast, some snacks on the car, a consistent meal after sunset (around 5:00 – 6:00 PM).

Day 3: Early in the morning, after the breakfast, you will start exploring the surroundings for another birding session. In the afternoon the guide leads you to Sibiu area, famous for its Saxon fortified churches. Dinner and accommodation in Sibiu area.

Depending by your target species, the guide will design the route for this day.

Day 4: After breakfast, the car will transport you up to the mountains. You will go by car as far as possible (depending by the snow level) then you will trek until you reach all the targeted birds species. It’s not a difficult trail but a moderate fit level is required. Dinner and accommodation in Sibiu area.

Day 5: After breakfast, you will be transferred to Bucharest / Brasov or Sibiu, where our tour end. If you book your flight today, please consider to take it later then 14:00 (12:00 drop off to Bucharest Airport). If it’s on an weekend, it’s better to be later then 16:00.

Personal equipment required

Being an winter tour that involves travel by land, you need a very good personal equipment. It should contain:

  • Waterproof clothing – winter is likely to be fog and / or wind.
  • Waterproof footwear for mud /snow boots. You will travel through mud or snow, even if not on long distance, though you should be prepared for this.
  • The color of clothes is also very important. Please bring clothes in colors more natural, as close to the colors of nature surrounding. The brown camouflage pattern are the best. Red, yellow or other colors to be avoided.

As birdwatching equipment, you should have with you

  • Binoculars
  • Camera and spare batteries (cold weather is much faster download)
  • Books of birds in your language (if it’s other then English)

The guide will bring

  • A scope for the entire group
  • Water and snacks (if no lunch)

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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