Step into the wilderness of the Carpathian mountains, the last stronghold of the large carnivores populations from Europe, and observe the majestic brown bear in its natural habitat.

The little human impact on the forests at the foothills of the Carpathians along with the low degree of habitat fragmentation, made possible the existence in Carpathians of around 6300 brown bears, almost 3000 wolves and around 1800 lynx. These numbers represent over half of the population of large carnivores in Europe, except Russia.

The bear hide, located in the depths of Transylvania’s extensive forests, gives us the opportunity to track, observe and photograph the Brown Bear, without disturbing it with our presence. We might even have the chance of observing other mammals like wild boar, fox, roe deer and if we are really lucky also the shy wolf.

Visits
  • 2 different bear hides
  • LiBearty Bear Sanctuary
  • Kingstone Mountain National Park: Zarnesti Gorges
  • Bran Castle known as Dracula Castle or Rasnov Castle
Program

Day 1: Transfer from the airport to the town of Zarnesti, at the base of Kingstone Mountain National Park, well known for it’s richness in big carnivores like, bears,wolves and lynx. Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse  3*.

Day 2: After breakfast we’ll take a walk in Zarnesti Gorges where it is possible to see birds like Wall creepers, Alpine Swifts, Nutcrackers, Three-toed Woodpecker and Honey Buzzards and we’ll then enter the forest for a little bear and wolf tracking . After enjoying a packed lunch we will make car transfer to an even deeper and wilder forest to reach the bear hide . Here we might have the chance to observe other species of mammals and birds. Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse 3* .

Day 3: After breakfast we will visit the Bear Sanctuary, a place that rescued over 80 bears from captivity and offers them close to natural conditions.  Afterwards we will continue our bear tracking and birdwatching hike in Kingstone Mountain National Park and will make another visit to the bear hide in the evening. Dinner and accommodation at Guesthouse 3*

Day 4:Transfer back to the airport. If time allows, on our way to the airport we can visit one of our medieval castles from the area: Bran Castle known as Dracula Castle or Rasnov Citadel built by the Teutonic Knights.

Extended tour
Extensions are possible.

Check out our other tours.

Difficulty level

Short hikes with many wildlife observation stops.

 

Reservations
This tour is recommended to be booked at least one week in advance.
Prices

The final price is influenced by many factors that not all depend on us.

Please contact us to get your detailed customized program and offer.

The price includes all tour expenses starting with your arrival in the country. Meaning:

  • accommodation in 3 or 4* guesthouse
  • meals – full board (except beverages),
  • transfers and transportation (car/ bus),
  • permits for accessing nature reserves, bear hides and entries at the visits included in the program,
  • wildlife specialized multi-lingual tour guide.

The offer you will receive can be adjusted if you choose to modify some of the details.

Extra Info

 

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