WINTER Birding Tours in Dobrudja: Spotting Red-breasted Geese

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  • Group Type: Private
  • Duration: 4d/3n - 7d/6n
  • Availability: December - February
  • Max Group: 6 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Tulcea (Pick-up)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

South-East Romania, Dobruja is an wonderful land if you know when to visit it. Winter is one of the special seasons in Dobruja, here we can see a lot of geese, including the famous Red-breasted, White-fronted and Lesser White-fronted Goose, Whooper and Tundra Swans and many raptors and passerines. Winter is an exceptional season for birders and photographers in Dobruja.

Dobrudja is undoubtedly the best place where to see Red-breasted Geese due to the large number of birds wintering here. In November – December and February – March, almost the entire world population of Red-breasted Geese is here.

It’s an winter tour, a combination of photography and birdwatching tour. The guide will bring a scope for the entire group use, we can also borrow you binoculars if you do not have. You just bring you photo camera. If we can’t get close enough to the birds for (photo) shooting, we just enjoy their presence and watch them through binoculars or scopes.

The price of this program is

No of persNo of days
4d/3n5d/4n6d/5n7d/6n
18701,2001,6001,950
24906908901,090
3390530690800
4325445565685
5300415530645
6260360460560
Single Supplement90120150180
No of nights of accommodation3456
No of day tours2345

Price is in EURO, per person and include VAT.

The price includes

  • Guide, English language
  • Day tours in Dobrudja by car, for the number of selected days
  • 3* hotel accommodation in en-suite double rooms for the selected number of nights
  • Full board

*For 1,3,5 pers group, a single is included in price.

Price does not include

  • Drinks at the hotel bar
  • Other services or products not specified in the program
  • Any kind of insurance

An example of the program of 4 days / 3 nights looks like

Day 1 – You’ll meet the guide in Tulcea, in the afternoon and do check in to a 3 *** hotel. The guide will inform you about next day program. Dinner and overnight in Tulcea.

In order to build a target list, please download the Birds list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta so you can find the species found here, month by month. The guide will set the route(s) according to your target list.

Days 2 and 3 – At 6:00 you’ll depart on field to see birds, the route will be set based on fresh information from the field, you’ll travel by our minibus (8 places). The guide knows very well the Geese places for grazing, roosting and sleeping.

The lunch is packed and you’ll eat it outside, in a nice place and in the evening you’ll have the dinner and overnight at the hotel.

For longer tours (more days), all days will be the same program, different will be only the route. Of course, the guide will spot also other species of birds. For longer tours you may change the overnight places, closer to the next routes.

Day 4 – After breakfast the tour is ending.

Personal Equipment

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

  • Waterproof clothing – in Dobruja even if it’s not rains, winter is likely to be fog and / or wind. Only good quality clothes will keep you warm and dry.
  • Waterproof footwear for mud boots and / or rubber boots  You will walk through mud or snow, even if not on long distance, though you should be well 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. If you come in red clothes, yellow or other colors from the city you will certainly don’t get too close to wildlife.

As birdwatching / photo equipment, you should bring

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

Day tours

Runs from 6 am to sunset. The guide will drive on roads or not, the decision to cross a field belongs exclusively to the guide/driver and will be taken depending on weather and road conditions (mud, ice, snow etc.).

If the weather gets worse (heavy snow or fog), guide and / or driver can interrupt the tour. Customer safety is first, we always want to make sure that you can get back to town without problems.

*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 Romania!

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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