Birdwatching to Dobrudja and the Danube Delta 7d/6n - Shared Tour 2020

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  • Group Type: Shared
  • Duration: 7d/6n
  • Availability: April - September
  • Max Group: 6 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Bucharest Airport
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

It is a tour for birders willing to see as many birds species as possible, in the most famous birding areas in Romania: Dobrudja and the Danube Delta.

It is one of our most requested program, due to the well designed routes every day and the high comfort of the tour. You will have only 2 accommodations (one on mainland, one into the Danube Delta) so will not be necessary to carry all your baggage every day.

The tour description:

The tour it’s starting in Bucharest Henri Coanda Airport (BUH). Meeting time is 15:00 so please be sure you can arrive before this time. If you are already in Bucharest, we can pick you up from the entrance on the A2 highway (we will send you a GPS point).

The tour is ending also in Bucharest Airport, also at 15:00 so please book your departure flights later than 17:00 on Day 7.

The day tours takes all day. We depart in the morning (early) and end in the evening. We will show you the best places for birding, along with spectacular landscapes af this area.

We do this tour with up to 6 persons (6 clients + guide).

Expected birds:

Depending by the season, in Dobrudja and the Danube Delta, you can see different species of birds. Please download the list to see what to expect on your arrival from here: Birds list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta.

The tour cover almost all kind of habitats in Dobrudja and the Danube Delta, the list of birds expected here is +150 species and we will try to show you why this area is so famous, with large numbers of birds of common species along with rare and very rare species.

The price of this tour is:

1.300 euro/person

The price is per person (accommodation in a double room), per tour, it is expressed in euro (EUR) and inclusive VAT.

200 euro/pers/tour single supplement

The tour dates:

We have 3 tours available for 2020 season, one for each important event of the year.

The tours are with Guaranteed departure!

Period
Places
Price
20 Apr - 26 Apr
1300
15 Jun - 21 Jun
1300
14 Sep - 20 Sep
1300

The price includes:

  • ENGLISH guidance (guide member of APGDD)
  • Accommodation for 6 nights at three star local guesthouses, in double room
  • 3 meals per day, as described in the program.
  • Transfers by boat from Tulcea to Mila 23 and back
  • Transfers by car from Bucharest Airport to Dobrudja and back
  • Two and a half days of boat trips on the Danube Delta, including guide, boat and gasoline
  • Two and half days of car trips on Dobruja, including, car, fuel and driver
  • Bottled water
  • Danube Delta visitation fee, imposed by ARBDD

Not included:

  • Beverages, other than water
  • Insurance of any kind (travel, goods, etc.)
  • Any other element not detailed in the program.

Itinerary:

Day 1: At 15:00 meeting in Bucharest Airport (we will send you the place very detailed). At 15:30 we depart from the Airport and head to Dobrudja. In Dobrudja, after we leave the highway, we will stop in some good places to see the first birds. Accommodation will be in Dobrudja, for the first 3 nights. They we will wait for us with a good dinner.

Day 2: Early in the morning, we depart for the first day birding trip, on this day we will have some sessions of walk into the forests or on the mountains (easy trails) so please ware comfortable trekking shoes.

We will have the breakfast (to go) and we will eat in a nice place, searching also for some birds. The lunch will be in a local restaurant and for dinner we will return at the guesthouse.

Day 3: Today we head to South, to the sea shore and we stop from place to place (good places!) to scan the shores for all kind of birds. It will be a very LONG day.

Here are 2 of the best birding places in the area so we will push to see both, even if will be very tiring, for sure it will worth.

For the meals, the program will be the same as for Day 2.

Day 4: This is a special day, we will have half on dry land, half on water. We will see a special area, with salty lakes and other nice places. At lunch time we will head to Tulcea, have the lunch and go to the boat for the transfer to Mila23, the next part of our program. From now, we will be only on the boat for trips.

The transfer takes about 4 hours (we are not in a hurry), we do the transfer at very low speed, searching for birds. Our route cross very nice areas, with many birds. In the evening we will be in Mila23, in the middle of the Danube Delta, here will be your accommodation for the next 3 nights. They will wait for us with a traditional diner based on fish.

Day 5: We will have 2 tours today. First starts one hour before sunrise and we come back to the guesthouse at noon for lunch and some rest time, then we will take another tour, in the evening. Today is the PELICANS AND WATER BIRDS DAY. 

Breakfast is to go, lunch and dinner will be at the guesthouse.

Day 6: Today we will have a longer tour. We start very early, before sunrise and slowly head to Letea, in the North of the Danube Delta, over the North Lakes where usualy we find a lot of Pelicans and Pallas’s Gulls. In Letea we will have the lunch and we will search for birds in a different habitat then before.

This is a BIRDS DAY, all kind of birds will be in our way because we will cross marshlands, sandy canal, shallow lakes, stretches of waterlilies, small canals and large canals. We will be back in Mila23 late in the evening.

Day 7: After a relaxed breakfast (7:00 a.m.), this time without sunrise session, we will head back our way to Tulcea (8:00 a.m.), but now, in the morning, we will have the best light for this route. Around 10:30 a.m. we will be in Tulcea and have the transfer, by car, to Bucharest Airport. At 15:00 we drop you of to the Airport and end our tour.

Bookings are based on a 20% deposit from the full payment of the program.

Clink on available number of place in the table (with green dot) and fill up the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.

Bookings

Request a booking implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Payments can be done by bank transfer, PayPal or any kind of Card, through EuPlatesc (iPay) system.

Being a SHARED program, this means the whole group goes with the same car / boat, at the same hours (hours detailed in the program). Please be on board at scheduled time for both.

Your failure to board, at the appointed time, means losing the day / stage of the trip. In this case, the cost of the trip or transfer is not refundable and we do not have the obligation to offer another boat / car.

This trip is done with an OPEN BOAT

With no roof, tarpaulin or windows. The boat looks like in the photos on the website. The speed for our trips is low/medium, our boats are NOT speed boats. These are boats manufactured by the largest Romanian manufacturer of boats, according to our concept.

All our boats has upholstered bench and backrests for a maxim comfort.

Every person on the boat will receive a life jacket, mandatory to wear it during the boat trip.

We want to show you the beauties of the Danube Delta, to see birds in flight and flocks of pelicans soaring.

Trips in the Danube Delta

Boat Trip – The boat you will go to the Danube Delta, it is an open boat, equipped with bench seats with backrest and pillows for your highest comfort, with a very good stability and safety. These are boats manufactured by the largest Romanian manufacturer of boats, according to our concept. Each person in the boat will receive a life jacket. The boats can be seen in the photos on the website and each group will be assigned a boat appropriate for the number of persons.

Travel speed – Our travel speed is low, we are specialized in slow trips, intended for visiting the Danube Delta.

What we see – All the time we will try to learn something about the places we travel through, about the birds and the flora of the Delta. Each season has its beauty, each area of the Delta has a particular specificity that we will help you understand in order for you to see what makes the Delta so special.

Spring in the Danube Delta  |  Summer in the Danube Delta  |  Autumn in the Danube Delta

Personal equipment

  • Long pants and blouses with long sleeves to protect you from the sun
  • Sun hat (not cap)
  • Sunglasses
  • Jacket
  • Raincoat
  • Hiking shoes

Please take these recommendations very seriously, the weather in the Danube Delta can be very capricious and you may suffer if you are not well protected.

Equipment in the Danube Delta (click on the link) – In order not to have surprises on the spot, read this article on our blog.

Email:

contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone: (Voice, SMS, WatsApp):

+40 749 120 009

+40 759 120 009

* For bookings or requests, we always prefer to communicate by email. Thank you!

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