A photo tour that focused a lot of field experience, in two great locations for hides photography. We shoot only from hides professionally constructed and managed by professionals.
In winter 2018 we have two groups of this kind, dedicated to photography in hides (fixed or mobile) to jackals, buzzards, dalmatian pelicans and flamingos.
We do this tour with up to 4 people + tour lider / guide. In hides we stay within 3 person (two photographers + guide, also a professional photographer), on boat we’ll be all of us on a big boat (a boat only for our group).
We chose Bulgaria as a destination because it is close and there we found people who really do their job well. Hides are built very good, in perfect places. Tour includes five days of photography, we’ll be in hides or on boats at good hours for photography and we’ll travel at mid-day between photo locations. We’ll bring individual mobile hides for Flamingos photography.
We have X% chance to see and photograph:
|Species / month / %||Ian/feb|
|Dalmatian Pelican (Pelecanus crispus)||99|
|White Pelican (Pelecanus onocrotalus)||50|
|Flamingo (Phoenicopterus roseus)||99|
|White Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)||90|
|Jackal (Canis aureus)||90|
|Fox (Vulpes vulpes)||70|
|Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus)||90|
|Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)||90|
|Rough-legged buzzard (Buteo lagopus)||80|
|Magpie (Pica pica)||90|
|Jay (Garrulus glandarius)||90|
These figures are approximate, are not given guaranteed.
The data for this tour is:
January 26-31, 2018 – subscribe until January 5, 2018 – Available places 4
February 10-15, 2018 – subscribe until January 20, 2018 – Available places 4
Do you want this program in another period? If you are at least 2 photographers and you want this group in another period (between October 15, 2017 and April 10, 2018), send an email with your request and we’ll make you an offer.
The price of this tour is:
1.000 euro / person
The price is in euro (EUR).
The price include:
- Transport Bucharest – Shumen – Kerkini – Evrou Delta and back to Bucharest (our own minibus of 8 places)
- Accommodation for 5 nights, in duble or triple rooms, in 3* location
- Dinners for 5 evenings
- Guide/tour lider for all the program
- 2 days in hide for Jackals and Buzzards, including the bait (food) for birds and animals
- 2 days on boat for Dalmatian Pelicans photography
- 1 ½ days of mobile hides shooting fpr Flamingos
- 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 = 150 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 Greece. We have to drive for about 16 hours, we’ll have short breaks but not too many, I want to cross the Mountains on daylight. We accommodate in the local facilitie, we eat a good diner and we have a technical meeting.
Days 2, 3, 4 and 5 – A coffee / tea at 4:30 and departure to hides/boat. We dedicate all day to photography. Every evening we’ll have a techincal meeting when we’ll tell you the program for next day. We come and go early in the mornig and late in the evening (after dark). The transfers from pension to hides/boat and back are done with our car, for the entire gruop in the same time. We do not have fixed hours for breakfast and lunch, you can take food with you or we can eat in local restaurants. We’ll use all the hours of good light for photography and we’ll eat when we can. Between sesions, we can go to ocal restaurants, markets or cofee shops (we know the best places). Dinners are in good local restaurants, based on local specialities.
Day 6 – Breakfast early in the morning and we enter in the hides, we spend all day for photography and after sunset we depart to Bucharest, around 21:00 we’ll be in Bucharest.
In total, we’ll have 5 days of photography and one day of drive to Greece.
Is done in local 3* accommodation facilities (pensions), are verified places which offers very good conditions.
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 Bucharest – Bulgaria – Greece and back:
Are done with our minibus (8 places). Every photgrapher have enough space for a big luggage and a photo backpack.
Jackals and Buzzards – The same, are the best 2 hides I know for this kind of photography. They feed regulary this places so birds and animals are used to search for food in this area.
Dalmatian Pelicans – We shoot from boat (tripod is useless) or from shore. We’ll stay very close to pelicans, so close then you can touch them. Camouflge is not needed, only a fair behavior.
Flamingos – We shoot from shore, from mobile individual hides. At every sesion we’ll change the place.
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 European Union, 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.
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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.
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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.
Jackals, Dalmatian Pelicans and Flamingos - Wildlife Photo Tour in Bulgaria and Greece - 2018 groups
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