Bird Watching in Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Bird Watching in Romania, Danube Delta Experience

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Bird Watching in Romania, Danube Delta Experience

5 Days Starting and ending in Bunica Maria

Visiting: Bunica Maria, Canalul Litcov, Uzlina, Gorgova

Tour operator:

Bunica Maria

Tour code:

BM2

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

4 - 8

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

25-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour operated in:

English

Trip Styles:

Small Group

From: $682 $660 Mid-Year Mayhem Discount: -$21

NB: Prices correct on 24-Jun-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Bird Watching in Romania is a five-day bird watching tour around the beautiful Danube River as it ends its journey through Europe in Romania. Your stay includes four nights’ accommodation in a family-owned eco-lodge with home-cooked traditional meals using fresh fish and other local ingredients. The holiday also includes three boat trips that will give you a real taste for bird watching in Romania. The trips last around six hours each, offering you the opportunity to see an abundance of wildlife in a gentle and relaxed way. This small-group birding tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows the Danube Delta very well and can introduce you to some of its hidden charms. You will visit three distinct ecosystems during your stay – wetlands of water channels and lakes, forest areas with sand dunes, and areas of reclaimed agricultural land that have been a focus of conservation efforts. The Danube is Europe’s second-longest river, rising in Germany and emptying into the Black Sea at the Romanian coast. Bird watching in the peaceful green landscapes of this part of Romania is a tonic for the mind, enabling you to wind down from your busy life and just enjoy being in nature.

Highlights

  • The Biosphere Reserve is the world’s third-largest area for biodiversity, following only Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands.

  • Biosphere Reserve was included in the List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage in 1990 (UNESCO World Heritage) when it was recognised as a wetland of international importance, especially as a wildfowl habitat.

  • It is the best preserved of Europe’s delta ecosystems. It is the perfect breeding ground for thousands of birds that migrate there from around the world. More than that, a bird watching trip to this area can be a rewarding one year-round.

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Bird Watching In Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Bird Watching In Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Bird Watching In Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Bird Watching In Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Bird Watching In Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Bird Watching In Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival

Location: Bunica Maria

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals Included: Dinner

We give you a warm welcome to our guesthouse and the Danube Delta. After you have made yourself comfortable in your room you can take a stroll before dinner to see something of our village and visit the shores of the Danube, or just enjoy the facilities we have to offer in our accommodation.

After dinner, over a glass of local wine, we will chat to you about what to expect during your stay. We will also run through some information about safety on our boat trips.

Day 2 : Meet The Danube Delta!

Location: Canalul Litcov

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After an early breakfast, we will take the five-minute walk to where our boat is moored. Our trip today will last about six hours.

During the boat trip you'll have the chance to see lot of birds. With luck we will find Kingfishers, White-tailed Eagles, Pelicans, Purple, Grey and Squacco Herons, White and Little Egrets, Glossy ibis, and many other interesting species. We may also see an East Asian Raccoon Dog, wild cats, wild boar and Eurasian Otters.

We return to the guesthouse for a lunch of traditional fish dishes, followed by a short rest. Later on, we recommend a walk in the Bestepe Hill Natural Reserve. This will offer you a beautiful panoramic view of the entire Danube Delta and its myriad landscapes. The reserve is a rare, protected area where steppe meadows can be found. The limestone and siliceous substrates of this area promote the growth of a wide range of plant species.

If weather conditions are right you can enjoy and photograph a spectacular sunset from the Reserve.

On your return to your accommodation, we will plan your activities for the next day.

Day 3 : Let's Discover More!

Location: Uzlina

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we will explore some new areas of the Danube Delta and discover the beauty and wildlife of its lakes and channels. This is again a six-hour trip with a return to the guesthouse for lunch. With a glass of our traditional Romanian wine in hand, you can enjoy a chat with fellow guests about your sightings. The afternoon is for relaxation and perhaps a gentle walk.

Day 4 : Another Interesting Day!

Location: Gorgova

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we will explore some new areas of the Danube Delta and discover the beauty and wildlife of its lakes and channels. This is again a six-hour trip with a return to the guesthouse for lunch. With a glass of our traditional Romanian wine in hand, you can enjoy a chat with fellow guests about your sightings. The afternoon is for relaxation and perhaps a gentle walk.

We return to the guesthouse for dinner and a chance to reminisce on the landscapes and species you've seen over the past few days.

Day 5 : A Fond Farewell

Location: Bunica Maria

Meals Included: Breakfast

After a leisurely breakfast it's time to depart, hopefully with many memories of the amazing Danube Delta.

As we say our goodbyes, we hope you will return soon.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    All accommodation or lodgings based on double occupancy (Single occupancy available for an additional charge/cost) Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including bed linen, towels, shower gel and slippers with a private bathroom en-suite.

  • Entrance Fees

    All entrance and camping fees for the Danube Delta Natural Reserve.

  • Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

  • Fully Guided

    ervices of a professional guide, english speaking, complete with a supply boat.

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

  • Water/cofee throughout the trip/tour

  • Meals

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Available with extra costs.

  • Tipping and Gratuities

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Game Drives on Safari

    Optional safari extensions

  • Any drinks at lodge. We offer coffee and water.

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  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Sian Abbey  

Amazing Wildlife

11-Jul-2018

We had an amazing holiday at Bunica Maria, the hosts were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. The hotel was well equipped, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The food was excellent and was all local produce. The guided boat trips where just amazing, the guide very knowledgeable about the wildlife and an incredible number of birds to be seen.

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