Birdwatching to the Danube Delta - Shared Tour, 5d/4n, 2020

Small Group Birding Tour to the Danube Delta
5d/4n, with 3 full birding days, along with an excellent GUIDE
The wildest place of Europe
Important station along VIA PONTICA migration route
We are locals
We know this places very well
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  • Group Type: Shared
  • Duration: 5d/4n
  • Availability: April - October
  • Max Group: 8 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Tulcea (Port - Aval)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

This is our exclusive SMALL GROUP Birdwatching Tour to the Danube Delta, a 5d/4n program, with 3 full days of guided birding in the best spots of the Danube Delta. A day on lakes, for waterbirds, a day to Letea for water/forest/saltwater birds and a day to Caraorman for shore/freshwater birds. The whole program is led by a professional birdwatching guide in the Danube Delta. We are doing this tour with max 8 pers per group.

What is included: Transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila23 and back, 4 nights of accommodation in a premium 3* guesthouse in Mila23 Village, right in the middle of the Danube Delta, half board (breakfasts and dinners), a very good professional birdwatching guide, 3-day boat tours dedicated to birding, starting at sunrise.

Data for this program in 2020:

DateAvailable places
April 12-167
May 3-70
May 21-254
June 21-258
July 2-68
August 2-68
August 20-248
September 10-148
September 24-288
October 4-88

*If you are minimum 4 birdwatchers and you want this tour at another date, please write to us (at least a month in advance), we’ll publish the tour and we join other birders to build a group.

The price of this tour is:

650 euro/pers

The price is PER PERSON, in double room.

125 euro/pers/program single supplement

Included in this price:

  • Accommodation at 3* guesthouse, in double room, for 4 nights
  • Half board (dinner on the first day, breakfast and dinner for days 2, 3 and 4, breakfast on day 5)
  • ENGLISH guidance – guide member of APGDD (during the tour – 3 full day trips, by boat, for birding, starting at sunrise and the transfers)
  • The transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila23 and back
  • All necessary taxes, enforced by the local authorities (ARBDD)

Optionally:

  • Single supplement – 125 euro/room/program
  • Lunch meal – it costs 14 euro/pers at each guesthouse or in Letea Village (you pay directly, cash only, where you eat)
  • Bucharest (including Airport) transfers – 150 euro/car/one way for 3 seater car; 250 euro/car/one way for 7 seater car.

The price doesn’t include:

  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Insurances of any kind

Prices for children:

  • Minimum age to participate is 12.
  • Children over 12 years are included to adults.
  • Responsibility of children’s supervision during trips belong to parents
  • All children will wear life jackets during boat trips.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure time from Tulcea, from Port Aval – Tulcea, is at 16:00. In order to complete the payments (if applicable) and to communicate regarding the boat with which you will go to Mila 23, we will be waiting for you at our embarking point, at 15:30. The cars can be parked in the Port yard, in a private parking, at a cost of 5 euro/day/car (the parking price is not included in the tour price).

From here we will take you to Mila 23 Village. We will travel by boat, through one of the most beautiful parts on Danube Delta, searching for birds all the way, until we arrive in Mila 23 Village. Usually, the transfer takes 2-2,5  hours but, if we have many birds to see on the way, it may take longer. During the trip, we’ll have enough time to talk about the program for next day, details about boat rules, Danube Delta particularities.

You will be checked-in on a local 3* guesthouse (very good quality).  In the evening, the host will welcome you with a traditional dinner (if you have food issues, please let us know when making the booking)

Day 2 – We start the morning trip, half an hour before sunrise. We search for birds on lakes and channels around Mila23 Village. We come back for breakfast at about 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we will go on a boat tour on the lakes (9:30). We will leave Mila 23 for the surrounding lakes on 2 tours, each about 4 hours long, one in the morning and one in the afternoon (last 4 hours of light). Depending on the Danube’s water level and on updated information on where large groups of birds are feeding, we will pick the best route each day.

At 13:30, we will return at the guesthouse, to have lunch, relax for a few moments, then 4 hours before sunset, we will leave on a different route. When we get back (after sunset), you’ll have a traditional dinner, based on fresh fish.

Day 3 – Again, we’ll have the morning tour before sunrise and come back at 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we will depart again on water (9:30). We will visit Letea Forest and Letea Village. On the route to Letea we’ll cross many good places for birding, also the forest and the sand island are rich in birds, different from the previous day. We will travel to Letea Village by boat. From there, we will travel to Letea Forest by car. We will have lunch in a very beautiful local home where our hosts will cook us a great meal. Around 16:00 we’ll head back to Mila23, also on a nice route, to search for more birds. We’ll be back at the guesthouse before sunset.

Day 4 – This is the last morning trip before sunrise, then we go back at 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we’ll go on a trip to Caraorman Village (9:30). We drive downstream on the Old Danube to Crisan, on Sulina chanel, to Caraorman Village, on the route we’ll see many places with birds, especially waders and water birds. We visit the most important sights, we make a stop at Birds’ Sanctuary and we take a walk on the sand, to discover more birds.

Day 5 – Breakfast at 8:30 then at 9:30 we will head back to Tulcea, following the same route we took on day 1. We will reach Tulcea around 12:00, where we will end our trip and say our goodbyes.

*This is a PROPOSAL schedule. The order of the day trips will be decided based on the availability of our partners (e.g. car to Letea forest). You’ll have all the trips described above but not necessarily in this order.

Birdwatching tours

The most important thing for us, when we draw the route, is to know your birds wish list. Please see the birds check list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta and tell us the species you want to see most of all. Please download the list from here: Birds list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta.

Personal equipment:

  • Trousers and long sleeve blouses
  • Sun Hat (not baseball cap)
  • Sunglasses
  • Windproof jacket and a raincoat

Please take the equipment requirements very seriously. Weather in the Danube Delta can be changeable, especially on the boat, you will feel uncomfortable if you are not well protected.

Our strengths:

  • Team of guides with experience in this domain since 2004.
  • Very good accommodation and meals.
  • Original programs, created and developed by us.
  • Programs with fixed price (no hidden charges).
  • We are constantly on the field, we know what changes every day, where birds and animals are.

Contact

Email: contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone: 0749 120 009 / 0759 120 009

Bookings

Request a booking implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Bookings are based on a 20% deposit of the price of the program.

The rest of the payment have to be done 30 days before the tour start. If the tour is booked less then 30 days before departure, the full price will be paid.

Booking request form

Please fill the form below for a booking request. Our agents will process the request and answer (usually in less then 24h). Please check also the SPAM folder for our email.

Cancellation Policy:

  • +60 days before tour full refund of deposit
  • 30-60 days deposit is not refundable
  • -30 days before tour full price is not refundable
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