When you say Dobruja, you think of a mystical land, totally special. But Dobruja it is not only Romania, Dobruja is also in Bulgaria, across the border are places as beautiful as here. Like here, fauna is rich and special and we want to show you all these places, birds and animals.
We dedicate this programs to birding and photography (this are not the classic tours, are not leisure). Of course we will discover wonderful places in Dobruja, we’ll find their stories but we put a very strong emphasis on fauna.
This program is a circuit through Dobruja, every night we have accommodation elsewhere, every day we experience the site-specific dishes, we see new places, beautiful places, we seek for fauna of these places.
We do these tours only as private program, you will have guide and car only for your group, we do not join people to build a group.
We are doing this tours from October 25 to March 31.
From October 25 to February 28 we are looking in particular geese, raptors and small birds in beautiful places, along and across Dobruja.
In March we focus very much on spring migration of birds and that we can see in Dobruja only in migration, particularly along the Black Sea shore.
A proposal for the program looks like:
Day 1 - We meet in Tulcea and we accommodate in a good hotel of 3 ***. In the evening we keep a technical meeting and discuss next day's program.
Day 2 - At 6:00 am, after a coffee and a good breakfast, depart for Northern Dobruja, Macin Mountains. Climb (lite hiking) the most spectacular area of Macin Mountains, admiring the beautiful countryside and birds that find their winter site here. Winter in Macin Mountains can provide an unique experience. Then go to other areas in Macin and show you the beauty of places and fauna. We do not offer a very detailed route because we want to take you through "pathless" palces and want to remain like this :-).
Since the days are short and nights long, we use the maximum period of light to visit as many places as we can. In the evening, after sunset, we have enough time to move to the location of the accommodation that evening.
Lunch we have packed and in the evening we return to the hotel where we draw conclusions on what we saw that day and eat a good dinner.
Day 3 - We leave again (like every day) to 6:00 am, for Histria and Enisala fortresses. On the way we stop in places that we know for good spots for birds, especially Geese. Lunch we have again packed, in the evening we sleep in Constanta.
Day 4 - Today we go to see a very special places, Dobruja Gorges. We have much to tell you about these places we have much to show you and (especially) we stop in some places where we'll see birds. At night we sleep in Mangalia.
Day 5 - Early in the morning we go to Bulgaria, to the Black Sea shore, we want to show you Shags (we know some really good spots) and other birds wintering on the seashore. We go to see Cape Kaliakra and sleep in Varna. in the evening we'll visit also Varna City, it's worth.
Day 6 - Today we go around Varna lake, looking for birds and beautiful places then we head to Dobrich where we see other interesting places and sleep also in Dobrich.
Day 7 - After breakfast we go to Romania. Around 9:00 to 10:00 and we are in Constanta and 12:00 to 1:00 we are back in Tulcea. If you come by car, we bring you back in Tulcea. If you come by public transport, we can let you in Constanta, if you have a better connection back home. If you want us to pick you up and / or return in another location, please request a price for this (you have contact data below).
You can see pictures from this tours here: Dobruja in 2 Countries Album
We accommodate you in 3*** facilities, in double rooms. We collaborate with the best hotels in places that we go through and we know exactly where to accommodate to be in compliance with our program.
Breakfast and dinners are in the restaurant and we will take packed lunch.
We use for these tours are 8 places minibuses that we take up to 6 tourists (+ driver and guide). The cars are very well maintained, properly equipped for the winter season and are drive by experienced drivers, which look and smell normal :-).
We have the best team of guides in the area. The guides are knowledgeable of these areas, know exactly what and where to look. Will give you all the information you need, both about birds and about the places we go.
Being a winter tour, which involves traveling by land, you need a good personal equipment. It should contain:
- Waterproof clothes - in Dobruja even if it does not rain, winter is likely to be fog and / or wind. Only good quality clothes will remain warm and dry.
- Waterproof and mud shoes - boots and / or rubber boots GOOD QUALITY! We will travel through the mud or snow, even if are not long distance, though you should be well prepared for this.
- Color of the clothes is also very important. Please bring your clothes in colors more natural, as close to the colors of nature surrounding. Camouflage pattern on brown are best. If clothes come in red, yellow or other colors of the city you will certainly not go too close to wildlife.
As birdwatching equipment should have with you:
- Binocular (GOOD ONE!)
- Field Scope (optional)
- Camera and spare batteries
It lasts from 6 am to sunset. We go on road or not, the decision belongs exclusively to guide/drive to cross a field depending on weather conditions and road conditions (mud, ice, etc.).
Overall we go on the fields, looking for places, we scan for geese flocks and when we find a good place we'll stay with the sun behind, to see what is happening.
If the weather worsens, snowing or foggy, user and / or driver can interrupt the tour. Customer safety comes first, always want to make sure that we can get back to town without any problems.
The walking effort is mostly easy throughout the tour if the weather conditions are normal. In this case we should be able to drive close to most hides.
The price of this program is:
|No of persons||Price|
* For groups 1,3 and 5 people, a single is included.
The price is in Euro (EUR) and include all taxes.
The price includes:
- Guide, ENGLISH language
- Accommodation in locations of 3 ***, in double rooms for 6 nights
- Meals (dinner on the first day of entry and exit in turning both low daily breakfast)
- Day Tours in Dobruja with car and guide (5 days of tours + the return day)
The price does NOT include:
- Soda and Alcohol Drinks, besides water and tea or coffee are not included.
- Snacks and Drinks outside of normal meals
- International Medical and Travel Insurance Coverage
- Services of personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc.)
- Single supplement - 200 euro/pers/program
- Binoculars and scopes rentals
- Waterproof cases for equipments and luggage
We can do the transfers from Bucharest or Constanta (also Airports) to Tulcea and back.
|Route||No of persons|
|1 - 3 (Sedan)||4 - 7 (8+1 van)|
|Bucharest - Tulcea||150||250|
|Constanta - Tulcea||75||150|
The price is in EURO, per ONE WAY, per CAR (NOT per person).
* NOT included in the package price!
** For other places of pick up, please request a price.
Minimum age of children who can participate in this tour is 12 years.
Children (over 12) are at the same price as adults.
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Reservations are made on the basis of a deposit of 20%. The price difference will be paid on arrival.
* Please subscribe only after carefully read the description and tour program. This is NOT a classic trip, do not expect to go only to the classic sights in shoes and shirt. We go to see natural places, fortresses and birds. We stuffing into mud, we will climb the mountains and hills will show what you can not see in traditional excursions.
In case of extreme weather conditions (snow, roads closed) occurred before the start of the tour, the deposit will be returned in full.
If these extreme conditions occur during the tour, the price will be lowered only remaining part of the program not made.
If customers come from another country / region and appear extreme weather conditions, our agency has no obligation to compensate customers in any way for expenses related to flights or other transportation. Also, if extreme weather conditions occurring during the program and it is not possible return home clients, our agency has no obligation to pay accommodation and other additional expenses.
You are welcome to Dobruja!
Dobruja in 2 countries - Romania and Bulgaria - Places and Birds 7d/6n - PRIVATE
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