Bird Watching in Romania, Danube Delta Experience

Start: Bunica Maria Finish: Bunica Maria

Visiting: Bunica Maria, Saint George Branch


Duration: 4 Nights

Physical rating: Low

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat

Tour Operator: Bunica Maria

Group size: 4 - 8

Age range: 25-99

Tour operated in: English


Prices From: $619

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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

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrival

Location: Bunica Maria

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals: 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.

icon Day 2 : Meet the Danube Delta!

Location: Saint George Branch

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals: 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.

icon Day 3 : Let's discover more!

Location: Saint George Branch

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals: 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.

icon Day 4 : The Black Sea!

Location: Saint George Branch

Accommodation: Ecolodge

Accommodation Name: Bunica Maria

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will journey to see where the Danube River meets the Black Sea. If weather permits you can even enjoy a swim in the sea. There is an amount of travel on this day, but it will be one with a lot of nice surprises. You will see some more of the habitats for which the Danube Delta is famous - its dense forests with their lianes, and the biodiversity of its sand dunes. 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.

icon Day 5 : A fond farewell

Location: Bunica Maria

Meals: 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

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    Water/cofee throughout the trip/tour

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    Entrance Fees

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

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    Fully Guided

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

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    Local Taxes

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Meals – Full Board

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    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.

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    1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

What's Not Included

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    Any drinks at lodge. We offer coffee and water.

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    Game Drives on Safari

    Optional safari extensions

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    Airport Transfers at Destination

    Available with extra costs.

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    Country Entry Visas

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Low Deposit

    Bunica Maria requires a deposit of 1% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 1 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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Reviews

Amazing Wildlife
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. ....more 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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Sian Abbey

11-Jul-2018

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Monday May 10, 2021

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Monday Jun 07, 2021

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Monday Jul 05, 2021

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Monday Aug 02, 2021

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Monday Sep 06, 2021

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Monday Oct 04, 2021

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