It is a photo tour for photographers used to wait in a hide and wanted really good pictures. It is not a leisure trip to Bulgaria, we are going very targeted for hide photography. We use only PRO hides, built and mantained very professional.
For the Season 2017/2018, we have 3 tours dedicated 100% to Vultures and Eagles from hide. Also, you can take a look to other programs including these hides.
We are doing this tours with max 4 persons + tour lider. In hide, we’ll stay max 3 pers (2 photographers + the tour lider, also a professional photographer).
We choose Bulgaria for this tours becuase there we found people who really understand how to manage this king of activity, very reliable persons. They built good hides in proper places. The tour include 3 days of photography in top of Eastern Rhodope Mountains, in hides, in feeding places, to Eagles and Vulture. Plus this, we have 2 days on the route to/from this place.
More pictures from our tours you can find on our Facebook page.
You have X% chances to photograph:
|Species / Month / %||Mar||Apr||Oct|
|Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus)||90||90||90|
|Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)||70||60||60|
|Egiptyan Vulture (Neophron percnopterus)||50||90||40|
|Black Vulture (Aegypius monachus)||20||10||20|
|Raven (Corvus corax)||90||90||90|
|White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)||20||10||10|
|Fox (Vulpes vulpes)||50||40||50|
|Jackal (Canis aureus)||10||0||10|
|Wolf (Canis lupus)||0||0||0|
Datas for this tour are:
|Code||Period||Bookings until||Number of available persons|
|MJVA 1||25-29 oct 2017||1 oct 2017||0|
|MJVA 2||28 mar - 1 apr 2018||1 mar 2018||2|
|MJVA 3||4-8 apr 2018||15 mar 2018||0|
Bookings until: Up to this data you have to pay the entire price of the tour. Also, after this data is not possible to cancel this tour and give you the money back. Of course, you can give to someone else the subscription.
Do you want this tour another time? If you are at least 2 photographers and you want this tour in another time (between October 15 and April 10 2017), please send us an email.
The price for this photo tour is:
Price is in euro (EUR).
The price include:
- Transport Bucharest – Rhodope (our own minibus of 8 places)
- Accommodation for 4 nights, in duble or triple rooms, in 3* location
- Dinners for 4 evenings
- Guide/tour lider for all the program
- 3 days in hide for Vultures and Eagles, including the bait (food) for birds
- Tips for local guide and accommodation location’s stuff
The price DO NOT include:
- Breakfasts and Lunches (at this time we are in hides)
- Any kind of insurance
- Single supplement = 100 euro/pers/tour
- Nikon photo lenses and camera to rent
- Waterproof cases for equipments and luggage
- Binoculars and scopes rentals
The program is:
Day 1 – We meet at 5:00 in Bucharest (we set a meeting place where all participants cna come easy) and we depart to Rhodope Mountains. If you are coming from another country, you can fly also to Plovdiv (BG) so your drive we’ll be shorter. We’ll be in Plovdiv around 13:00 to pick you up. We have to drive for about 10 hours, we’ll have short breaks but not too many, I want to cross the Mountains on daylight, the road is not in a good condition. We accommodate in the local facilitie, we eat a good diner and we have a technical meeting. We go to sleep early, the wake up is at 4:00, we have to be in the hide until dawn.
Days 2, 3 and 4 – A coffee / tea at 4:30 and departure to hides. We dedicate all day to photography. Please notice that it is not possible to come to the hide later and is not possible to go out on daylight without ruining everybody chaces to photograph any bird that day or next days. Eagles and Vultures are not domesticated, are WILD (we are doing wildlife photography) and are very afraid of humans and cars. We come and go early in the mornig and late in the evening (after dark). The transfers from pension to hides and back is done with 4X4 cars, for the entire gruop in the same time. We do not want too much traffic there.
Day 5 – Breakfast at a normal hour and departure to Plovdiv – Bucharest. Again we have about 10 hours to drive, arrival time depend by the hour we depart from Rhodope.
Is done in a very small village into the mountains, in a small and clean location, at mountains conditions (do not expect luxury). Their classification is of 3 stars, conditions are at the limit of this 3 stars. We have available double and triple rooms. The location have only 3 rooms so single possibilities are limited.
Dinners are cooked by the host and are only fresh cooked meals of the day so contain a soup, a main dish and a dessert.
For breakfast and lunch you can bring food from home, from the local shop (very limited offers) or we can order food to go from the pension (not included in the tour price)
Transfers Constanta – Rhodope:
Are done with our minibus (8 places). Every photgrapher have enough space for a big luggage and a photo backpack.
Are the best 2 hides in the area, built very proffesional, in very good places, with good light on birds.
In front of these hides, the birds are feed regulary since 20 years. Because they found food here all the time, also foxes, wolves, eagles, vultures, ravens, even hawks are coming here all the time. Before every group we put a cow carcass (or few stomachs (better but not always available) in front of the hides, at a good distance for photography.
We enter and exit from hides ONLY on dark. Phones will always be on silent and you do not use it for talk.
Rules in the hides – please read!
Please have with you:
- Photo equipment, we reccommend a minimum 300 mm lens (+ tele convertor)
- Plenty of cards
- Spare batteries
- Clothes according to the season. Please notice that you’ll STAY, not move into the hide. Please wear thick winter socks, good trousers and jacket (all 3-4 layers have to be good quality). Please do not use rustling clothing.
- If you are not from Europe, please check the visa requirement.
Food for hide:
Try as much as possible not to use rustling packages. Take with you what you eat and how much you eat, not more, not less. If you’ll dedicate your time to meals, you’ll don’t make too many photos.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: +40 763 869 400 | +40 740 357 073
Bookings are done based on a deposit of 50% of the program price. The rest will be paid until “bookings until” of every tour data.
Until book, please read terms and conditions, a booking request implies acceptance of terms and conditions. For booking please find the green button below.
In case of extrem weather conditions (hard snowing, closed roads) started before departure, the money will be returned (entire amount).
For clients coming from other country, in case of extrem weather conditions started at that time, our agency has no obligation to compensate customers in any way for expenses related to flights or other kind of transportations or accommodations (other the described in the tour program).
Also, for extreme weather conditions started during the tour and the returning home it is not possible, our agency has no obligation to pay accommodation for more nights then described in the tour program or other expenses.
In the last 10 years in Bulgaria roads were not blocked more than half a day due to snowfall but in Romania this phenomenon was happened for periods of several days.
This program is done for minimum 2 persons subscribed.
Eagles and Vultures from Hide, Photo Tour in Bulgaria - group program 2017/2018
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