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From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

1. From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

After pickup from the meeting point in central Brasov, you’ll head straight into the Transylvanian forest for your brown-bear-watching adventure. Among the world’s largest carnivores, male brown bears can weigh up to 750 pounds, with an estimated 5,500 individuals living in the Carpathian region of Romania.  After arriving in the forest, your guide, an experienced forest ranger, will take you on a 20-minute walk to the hideaway from which you’ll watch the bears. Gaze out into the forest, keeping your eyes peeled for the massive creatures, alongside the other varied fauna that live in the region, from wild boar to deer and lynx. All the while, your guide will fill you in on fascinating information about the peculiarities of the region’s wildlife and ecosystem. Afterwards, you’ll head back to the meeting point in Brasov.

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Brasov: Brown Bear & Wildlife Watching

2. Brasov: Brown Bear & Wildlife Watching

Head deep in the forests surrounding Brasov. The vehicle that will pick you up and bring you to the forest will stop approximately 200-300 meters away from the observation hide. Walk for a short distance to the hide and then wait quietly, for the wildlife to come out. Everything is real and wild. Please note that there is no 100% guarantee that you will spot any wildlife, but statistically, there are very high chances to spot brown bears, and also lynx, foxes, wolves, and wild boars. Once the sun is setting and it is getting darker, start making your way back and return to Brasov, as you will not be able to see anything in the dark and walking through the forest during the night can be dangerous. The meeting time is set according to the dusk time and can, therefore, vary a little. The starting time for this adventure runs from 6 PM in mid-summer time to 3 PM in November, when the days have already become very short.

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From Brasov: Wildlife Tracking in Putna Vrancea Natural Park

3. From Brasov: Wildlife Tracking in Putna Vrancea Natural Park

Early in the morning, your guide will pick you up from your accommodation in Brasov. You will then travel 100 kilometers to the Putna Vrancea Natural Park, a protected area which has the highest density of wild animals in Romania. The trails you walk on are uneven, often with rocks and fallen trees, so you must be very fit for this experience.  After meeting the ranger, you will begin hiking on one of the few routes in the area. The trails are unmarked and you'll pass through wild and remote places, looking for animal tracks and marks. Find out interesting information about the forest, the species of trees that can be found there and reach beautiful viewpoints overlooking the valley. You will stop from time to time and the ranger will explain the efforts behind conserving wild species of animals and sustainable tourism. After getting back to the village, you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Afterwards, your guide will take you back to Brasov and drop you off at your accommodation.

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From Brasov: Bear Watching in the Wild

4. From Brasov: Bear Watching in the Wild

Meet your driver-guide at your hotel in Brasov in the late afternoon and make a 30 minute drive in an air-conditioned vehicle to the forest. Gain fascinating insights into the lives of brown bears as you travel. Learn how their sharp sense of smell is vital in ensuring their survival and how they can grow to enormous sizes, with some males reaching up to 770 pounds (350 kgs).  Meet the ranger who will outline the rules you must follow in order to respect the bears' habitat and stay safe. Then walk about 20 minutes or drive with a jeep to the observatory where you can observe the bears as they go about their everyday life. Take photos of the bears interacting, playing, and resting.  After about two hours, return to the vehicle and get dropped off back at your hotel in Brasov with wonderful memories of these amazing creatures.

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From Brasov: Day Trip to Bison Reserve & Traditional Lunch

5. From Brasov: Day Trip to Bison Reserve & Traditional Lunch

Get picked up from your hotel in Brasov and head to the small village of Acriș, where you will visit a bison reserve. Spot these majestic animals feeding or just walking around the reserve, which is also home to roe deer and stags. After having a tour of the reserve, your next stop will be at Urlătoarea waterfall, situated in the forest near the village. Considered one of the most beautiful places in Romania, this curtain of water flows down a steep hill, creating a sound that gives its name: Urlătoarea means ”the raging one”. After heavy rainfalls, the sound effect is even more predominant. At the end of your tour, enjoy a well-deserved lunch at a local household. Your hosts will prepare a 3-course meal from local organic products. Taste palinka, the Romanian national drink, and enjoy some quality time in the courtyard. If you're looking for something sweet, the hosts will show you their cellar where they keep homemade jams and spreads made from hand-picked fruits and forest berries. After the feast, get dropped off back at your hotel in Brasov.

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Brasov: Guided Bear-Watching Day Trip in Tusnad Forest

6. Brasov: Guided Bear-Watching Day Trip in Tusnad Forest

You will begin your guided day trip in the afternoon when you are picked up from your hotel in Brasov and driven 43 miles (70km) to Tusnad. Then, together with your guide, you will meet an expert ranger who will take you deep into the forest to the bear hides. The hides have been built by professional wildlife photographers and are 100% safe. Because they contain a mirror-like window blocking the animals’ view of the inside, the bears sometimes come as close as one meter away from your enclosure.  Once inside the hide, you will wait quietly for the bears to arrive and learn interesting facts about their behavior while sipping on Palinka, a regional alcoholic drink. Once the bears arrive, be sure you have your camera ready with the flash turned off to take amazing photos of these majestic animals in their natural habitat. If you are lucky and nothing alarms the bears, you will have ample time to observe and take plenty of photos.  Finally, just before dusk, you will be returned safely back to your vehicle to be driven back to Brasov and dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Centru

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

I Absolutely loved the trip! Our Guide Anna was a delightful person, full of knowledge, and experience from the area and even beyond.Her Expertise, Professionalism,And insight was truly remarkable.And definitely made us feel welcome and cared for as guests.The food was top notch,And the hospitality that we were showed by our hosts was more than exceptional.All in all, I would reccomend this trip or any trip from this outfitter, to anyone Intrested

it's a wonderful magical moment. the organizers managed this moment well and they respect the environment completely. we were lucky because we were able to observe 2 bears at 2 different times. bluntly, I advise you to experience this unique moment of looking at these brown bears in their natural habitat. thank you

Great experience. Guide picked us up at hotel. Spoke great English; knowledgeable about bears. The hide was comfortable and we got to see bears.

We got to see 3 bears, the guide really nice and spoke a good English