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Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov

Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov
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Increase your chances of spotting wild brown bears on a day trip to the forests of the Carpathian Mountains from Brasov. The ultimate trip for naturalists, this small-group tour—which is limited to an intimate group of eight people—includes stress-free hotel pickup and drop-off, and, with luck, also reveals deer, wild boar, lynx, and other native wildlife.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • An obvious choice for naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts
  • Observe from a camouflaged hide to increase your chances of spotting brown bears
  • Learn more about the habits and habitats of wildlife from a naturalist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off mean you don't have to worry about finding a meeting point
What to expect
  • Meet your driver-guide/forest ranger in central Brașov in the late afternoon and set off by air-conditioned minivan or car into the Carpathian Mountains of Romania's Transylvania region. The area’s forests are known as bear country and home to the wild Carpathian brown bear. Around 5,000 of these animals are believed to live in the dense forests, hills and mountain meadows, alongside other wildlife including lynx, wild boar, wolves and deer. As you travel, gain fascinating insights into the brown bears, hearing how they can grow to enormous sizes, with some males reaching up to 770 pounds (350 kgs). Learn about their lives in the wild, and how their sharp sense of smell is vital in ensuring their survival. On arrival, your forest ranger will escort you to one of the numerous, specially designed bear hides in a restricted area of the forest. After a safety briefing, set off with the experienced ranger, following a wooded path to the secure and camouflaged hide. After roughly 20 minutes, arrive at the hide and settle in to watch for bears. Stay quiet and enjoy ample time to look for these magnificent animals. There’s around an 80% chance of sightings, and you may be lucky enough to observe everything from large males lumbering through the trees to females playing with their cubs: it's an unforgettable experience to see them roam free in their natural habitat. Snap photos and watch for other wildlife such as boar, roe and red deer, and the game birds known to live here. When your viewing time is up, walk back through the forest accompanied by the ranger and reconvene with your driver-guide. Your experience then ends with drop-off in central Brașov. Please note: The forest ranger accompanying you in the forest may carry a handgun for your protection in extreme situations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • An obvious choice for naturalists and wildlife enthusiasts
  • Observe from a camouflaged hide to increase your chances of spotting brown bears
  • Learn more about the habits and habitats of wildlife from a naturalist guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off mean you don't have to worry about finding a meeting point
What to expect
  • Meet your driver-guide/forest ranger in central Brașov in the late afternoon and set off by air-conditioned minivan or car into the Carpathian Mountains of Romania's Transylvania region. The area’s forests are known as bear country and home to the wild Carpathian brown bear. Around 5,000 of these animals are believed to live in the dense forests, hills and mountain meadows, alongside other wildlife including lynx, wild boar, wolves and deer. As you travel, gain fascinating insights into the brown bears, hearing how they can grow to enormous sizes, with some males reaching up to 770 pounds (350 kgs). Learn about their lives in the wild, and how their sharp sense of smell is vital in ensuring their survival. On arrival, your forest ranger will escort you to one of the numerous, specially designed bear hides in a restricted area of the forest. After a safety briefing, set off with the experienced ranger, following a wooded path to the secure and camouflaged hide. After roughly 20 minutes, arrive at the hide and settle in to watch for bears. Stay quiet and enjoy ample time to look for these magnificent animals. There’s around an 80% chance of sightings, and you may be lucky enough to observe everything from large males lumbering through the trees to females playing with their cubs: it's an unforgettable experience to see them roam free in their natural habitat. Snap photos and watch for other wildlife such as boar, roe and red deer, and the game birds known to live here. When your viewing time is up, walk back through the forest accompanied by the ranger and reconvene with your driver-guide. Your experience then ends with drop-off in central Brașov. Please note: The forest ranger accompanying you in the forest may carry a handgun for your protection in extreme situations.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9143BEAR
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Forest ranger escort in forest
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Photography tax if photos for professional use
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The starting time is between 16:00 - 18:00, depending of the month! We inform you about the exact pick up time/meeting time with 2-3 days before! Extra charges apply if you are staying in Poiana Brasov resort!
  • Brasov, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress warmly: sturdy, waterproof footwear and warm clothing recommended
  • Do NOT dress in bright colors
  • Do NOT use any perfume
  • Do NOT bring any food with you
  • Minimum booking numbers apply (2 pax). If you would like to join as 1 person please note that the price for 2 is be applicable
  • Minimum age allowed: 12 years old.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Round-trip transport by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Forest ranger escort in forest
  • Hotel (only from Brasov city) pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Photography tax if photos for professional use
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • The starting time is between 16:00 - 18:00, depending of the month! We inform you about the exact pick up time/meeting time with 2-3 days before! Extra charges apply if you are staying in Poiana Brasov resort!
  • Brasov, Brasov, Brasov County, Central Romania, Transylvania
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Dress warmly: sturdy, waterproof footwear and warm clothing recommended
  • Do NOT dress in bright colors
  • Do NOT use any perfume
  • Do NOT bring any food with you
  • Minimum booking numbers apply (2 pax). If you would like to join as 1 person please note that the price for 2 is be applicable
  • Minimum age allowed: 12 years old.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
55 reviews
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Cyrene L
2 contributions
Amazing experience
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This was an amazing trip! It was such a unique experience to venture into the natural habitat of these beautiful animals! I got some beautiful photos of the bears and we even saw deer along the way. The landscapes were phenomenal and our ranger Grig was super friendly and had great knowledge of the bears. We would highly recommend this experience to any adventure-seeking tourists.
Written 3 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
MarianTirla
Thank you for your review for our Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov, Cyrene! Are you sure you were booking with us? We do not have a ranger called Grig.
Written 5 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Veronika C
Augsburg, Germany27 contributions
Awesome. Wirklich toll
Wonderful experience! We saw a female bear and her 3 cubs, later on a male bear. Also 2 foxes strolling around. One hour drive out of Brasov, then short walk to a secure hide to wait and watch the bears in their natural habitat. Good shoes needed. Our guide Alex was very helpful, super friendly, had good informations for us. I definitely recommend it!
Written 28 August 2021
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We really thank you so much for your review for our Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov, Veronika!
Written 28 August 2021
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Jasper B
3 contributions
Amazing experience
Jul. 2021 • Couples
We had a great time during our bear-watching experience!! Alex was a great guide! He knew a lot about the environment and of course about the bears themselves. He treated nature and the living space of the bears with a lot of respect. During the Covid period, we (my girlfriend and I) were the only ones joining the tour. So that was really nice. Eventually we saw two beautiful male brown bears. One was even a few meters away. (sorry i used your photo:)) It was great!! We would definitely recommend this trip!! Thanks Alex!
Written 6 July 2021
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Thank you so much for booking our Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov, Jasper! Indeed, the experience is amazing; a must to do while you are in Brasov! We appreciate your detailed review, aslo!
Written 6 July 2021
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Marion
1 contribution
Very personalized tour
Sep. 2020 • Solo
Alex did a very personalized tour and gave us valuable insights in Romanian wildlife. And we saw one male brownbear 😉
Written 29 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your review, Marion! Indeed, Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching day trip from Brasov is a real experience.
Written 30 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Samuel L
Angers, France11 contributions
Superbe experience
We wanted to spot the famous brown bear in its natural environment. This is the perfect place to do it. The ride from Brasov is not to long, the walk is short and really easy and the hide is confy ans perfect to watch the wild animals. Plus our guide Charlie and Alex the ranger are really nice people. Thanks a lot
Written 28 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for booking with us an amazing experience - Small-Group Brown Bear-Watching Experience from Brasov!
Written 30 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jenthe D
Bucharest, Romania3 contributions
Bearspotting 😁
Really nice to see the bears.
We had a great guide!
We saw three bears together! I really loved this trip!!
Written 27 October 2019
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Thank you for your review!
Written 28 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

burnleysue13
Edinburgh, UK20 contributions
Excellent
Great tour with Titus bear watching. Picked up from accommodation and drove to forest. Walked on track for about 20 minutes to hide. Saw 4 bears and a fox eating from feeding station. Titus was very informative and gave us a good insight on the preservation of the bears in Romania. Well worth the visit.
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your review!
Written 15 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KrisPedrosa89
3 contributions
Surreal Experience!
Oct. 2019 • Couples
A surreal experience that we will never forget! The guide, Tiberius, was very knowledgeable and informative. We saw 4 bears total and a fox :)

Thank you so so much!
Written 10 October 2019
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Thank you for your review!
Written 11 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

connieLS777
2 contributions
Such an amazing experience!
Oct. 2019 • Friends
This was hands down the best tour I’ve ever booked! Our guide Tiberius was friendly, professional, funny and just an all round amazing person.
We saw 4 bears including 1 baby, 2 deer and a golden eagle. Tiberius was so knowledgable and it is clear how much he cares about the bears and the Romanian wildlife in general.
I felt 100% safe throughout even though we were walking through the open forest, we were given a full safety briefing and Tiberius checked on us at regular intervals.
Honestly I would have booked again the next night if I’d had the time.
Tiberius if you read these then Thank you so much for making this such an amazing experience (and for singing duet with me on the ride back 😊)
Written 7 October 2019
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Thank you so much for booking with us and for your review!
Written 11 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jan T
Leidschendam, The Netherlands842 contributions
Non-English speaking guide and no bears
Sep. 2019
We did book and paid 90 euro (2 persons) in advanced for the trip at 18 September. We should be picked up at 5 PM at the Museum on the Council Square. They did arrive at 5:30 with two cars. The guide of the fan did explain that they did had two groups, each going to another location. We did go with a other guide in the car together with two other tourists. The other guide did not speak English. He did drive aggressive and I do not mean the dangerous take overs (he did this too) what is happening a lot in Romania, but more the way he cut other drivers, the high speed in on roundabouts.

It was a 36km drive (arriving at 6:10) and a short walk to the shelter with dry weather and little wind. The other two tourists and us were extremely quiet but we did not see a bear or any other mammal. Only some far away birds. After a while the guide did go outside. I did not understand what he was doing and why he did make strange noises. I think it did improve our chances. At 7:50 PM we did leave the shelter.

Tip for Active Travel: Do not use non-English speaking guides with foreign tourists! That is not the principal of a “guide”.
Written 6 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Jan, first of all you were informed with 2 days before, by e-mail, about the meeting time - 17:30 (so please check your e-mail from time to time), second all our guides are speaking English, third I sent you an e-mail in that evening to do the same program next day (free of charge), but no answer from your part. The other 2 people who were with you accepted the invitation and they had no bad comments about our services, at all. Hmm...very strange! I understand your frustration by seeing no bears (this is wildlife), but... Anyhow, Enjoy Life!
Written 6 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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