Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes
Duration: 5 hours Super Easy
Why we love this tour
This tour provides the unique chance to see the majestic bears from 10m distance!
- Unique volcanic crater St. Anna Lake
- See the Eurasian brown bears in their natural habitat
- Learn interesting facts about the wildlife
- Try traditional homemade palinka
Firstly, you will be picked up from your hotel in Brasov and transported 80 kilometers to the St. Anna's Lake area. You'll meet the ranger here, and after a briefing, you'll walk into the forest for 10 minutes until you reach the bear hide. When you're inside, sit quietly and wait for the bears to arrive. You will get to try the traditional homemade palinka and you will be given an overview of the bears' behavior.
As soon as the bears come, you can take amazing photographs of them in front of a mirror-like window. The bears will not be able to see you inside; only you will be able to see them. Make sure your flash and focus assist lights are turned off.
In Romania, this bear hide is one of a kind. Unlike the others, where travelers may see bears from 30-40 meters away, this one allows the visitors to observe these magnificent creatures from 10-15 meters. Furthermore, unlike other bear hides, where guests stay at a higher elevation and watch the bears eat, this observation point is located at ground level.
You will get to learn intriguing facts about bear life and behavior, as well as how to prevent bear encounters, while your stay here. After spending about two hours inside, we will return to the van and drive back to Brasov, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Need to know before you go
What to bring:
- Comfortable hiking shoes and dress according to weather conditions
- Camera to catch unique images of the bears
Bears are unpredictable animals and we cannot guarantee 100% bear sightings, as these are wild animals and the activity takes place in the wild, not in a ZOO or in a reservation.
In the day of the tour, don't use any kind of perfume and don't bring food or snacks.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the tour starts.
Pick up from hotels situated within the city of Brasov or at Neotour Brasov
Strada Politehnicii 3, Brașov 500019, Județul Brașov, RO (another entrance is at Balcescu Street)
Pick up starts 15 minutes before departure
Provided byOutdoor Holidays
Reviews for this provider
11 May 2022
This was a quite pleasing experience although it could be better and easier. the office of Neotours is not at the address given but around the corner in a completely different street. Visitors who need to contact Neotours personally will find this worrying. The bear watch itself was good. The guides cannot be faulted for the fact that the bears appeared very late when it was very dark.
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