Would you like to do the most of your time during your trip in Transylvania? If experiencing something unique is your goal, this bear watching tour will definitely satisfy you.
Bear watching and wildlife observations in general, don’t always 100% guarantee to see the animals. However, during our bear watching tours, it only happened once in over 60 visits not to see any. Even then, other animals may occur, like wild boars, foxes or even wolves.
Romania is home to more than half of Europe’s Brown Bear population. And all of them live in the Carpathians and their vicinity. Therefore when going with a guide to the right places, chances to see a bear are pretty high.
This guided tour takes place in the afternoon/evening until almost dark. The bear hides are placed deep in the wildest Carpathian forests but can be reached by car and a short hike.
The hide is a facility where wild brown bears are attracted with food for close-up observations. Once they are attracted by the food, they tend to return in search for more. So they are less tempted to go farther in the villages and cause damage to the livestock or crops. This way, they are safer themselves as they don’t attract the peasants anger on them.
- bear hide
The bear watching tour starts in Sibiu at 15:00 and it involves a 2hrs transfer to the bear hide.
Depending on your time, the bear watching tour can be combined with other programs.
The transfer from Sibiu takes about 2 hours.
The walk from the car to the hide is short and on gravel.
Check out our other tours in the area.
This tour is recommended to be booked at least 2-3 days in advance.