Private Brown Bear Watching Tour from Praid

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  • Live Guide
  • Pickup Service
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket

Experience the Carpathian wilderness, and see wild brown bears in their natural habitat from the security of one of the many wildlife hides operating in the area. Your guide, an experienced local ranger, will take you with his 4wd car deep into the forests of the Eastern Carpathians, which has one of the largest population concentrations of brown bears in the Carpathian Mountains. Follows an easy to moderate 500m walk from the car to a specially-designed observation hide where you will wait quietly for wildlife. The private experience will last about 4 hours.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Carpathian Escapes Ltd

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salina Praid - Salt Mine

If requested, optional pick-up and drop-off in Praid is included in the price of the tour free of charge.

Stop At: Farkaslaka

our Carpathian brown bear experience starts in the small Szekler village of Lupeni (12km from Odorheiu Secuiesc, 45 km from Sighisoara) where your guide awaits you to set off in his 4wd car into the forests at the foothills of the Harghita Mountains. In recent years, the Harghita Mountains has become quite a popular destination for wildlife watching as the bear population is most dense in Harghita, Covasna, Vrancea, and Brasov counties. After a 15- to 25-minute drive (depending on which spot has the greatest chances for watching on that day) you will be safely escorted down a roughly 500 m long trail.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At:

Occupy your place in the hide, stay quiet, listen to the forest wildlife sounds, and enjoy the excitement of waiting for the bears to come. There is usually success in seeing bears, but as there are wild animals involved, nothing is guaranteed. If you are lucky, you may observe bears feeding, playing together, courting, and mating. You may even see other species like wild boars, roe deer and red deer, foxes, badgers, and some game birds. In the past a few sightings of lynxes and wolves were had as well, but these animals, although in great numbers in the Carpathians, are very secretive and rarely seen.

Duration: 3 hour

Stop At: Farkaslaka

After approximately 3 hours of watching, head back to the car accompanied by your guide and ride back to your car or accommodation in the surroundings of Lupeni. The tour usually ends around 9:30-10:00pm, so please plan your dinner time accordingly.

Duration: 15 minutes
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