Private Brown Bear Watching Tour from Praid

4 hr

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Group Tour

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...
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.
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Itinerary Details

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salina Praid - Salt Mine, Praid Romania

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

Stop At: Farkaslaka, Lupeni Romania

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:...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salina Praid - Salt Mine, Praid Romania

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

Stop At: Farkaslaka, Lupeni Romania

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: Poiana Narciselor, Lupeni, Romania

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 hours

Stop At: Farkaslaka, Lupeni Romania

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

Important Details

Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Praid, Corund and Cristuru Secuiesc
  • Round-trip transport by a 4wd car
  • Local wilderness guide during the whole itinerary
  • Photo fee for non-commercial purposes
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Sighisoara or Sovata can be offered on request at a surcharge
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Farkaslaka, Lupeni 537165, Romania

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from your accommodation in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Corund, Praid or Cristuru Secuiesc (20 km from Sighisoara) are included in the price of the tour free of charge.

Between 4.30-6.00pm depending on sunset time (the exact departure time will be confirmed after booking)

Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Generally, children should be around 8 years old to participate and understand the importance of the environment we operate in
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress warmly: sturdy, waterproof footwear and warm clothing recommended
  • A maximum of 9 people per booking
  • There are no bathroom facilities in the hide
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather and less chances to spot bears, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Be prepared by wearing hiking boots and weatherproof clothing.
  • Please avoid wearing strong perfume, it may scare away the wild animals from the hide.
  • Departure between 4.30-6.00pm depending on sunset time. The exact departure time will be confirmed after booking.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.