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

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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.

The price of this tour is:

650 euro/pers

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

125 euro/pers/program single supplement

Data for this program in 2020:

Period
Places
Price
12 Apr - 16 Apr
650
3 May - 7 May
Fully booked
21 Jun - 25 Jun
650
21 Jun - 25 Jun
650
2 Jul - 6 Jul
650
20 Aug - 24 Aug
650
10 Sep - 14 Oct
650
24 Sep - 28 Oct
650
4 Oct - 8 Oct
650

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.

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)
  • Artistic program “Lipovan choir” (starting with 1st of May until 15th of September on the Wednesday and Saturday evenings)
  • The transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila23 and back
  • Fees for visiting the Danube Delta

Optionally:

  • Lunch meal – the price is 14 euro/pers at each guesthouse or in Letea Village (payment directly in cash to the guesthouse host)
  • Bucharest (including Airport) transfers – 150 euro/car/one way for a 3 seats car; 250 euro/car/one way for a 7 seats car

The price does not include:

  • Beverages, other than water
  • Lunch meal
  • Insurance of any kind (travel, goods, etc.)

Children policy:

  • Minimum age to participate is 12
  • Children over 12 years are considerated 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 any) 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 go to Mila23 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 will 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. In the evening, the host will welcome you with a traditional dinner (if you have food restrictions, please let us know when you make the booking).

Day 2 – We start the morning trip, half an hour before sunrise. We search for birds on lakes and canals around Mila23 Village. We come back for breakfast at about 8:00 a.m. After breakfast (8:30 a.m.), we will go on a boat tour on the lakes (9:30 a.m.). We will explore the surrounding lakes of Mila23 village 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 the 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 – On this day, we will also have the morning tour before sunrise and come back at 8:00 a.m. After breakfast (8:30 a.m.), we will depart again on water (9:30 a.m.). We will visit Letea Forest and Letea Village. On the route to Letea we will 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 can have the lunch in a very beautiful local household where our hosts will cook for us a great meal. Around 16:00 we will head back to Mila23, also on a nice route, to search for more birds. We will be back at the guesthouse before sunset.

Day 4 – This is the last morning trip before sunrise, then we go back at 8:00 a.m. After breakfast (8:30 a.m.), we will 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 will 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 p.m., where we will end our trip.

*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 decide 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.

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.

Meeting and boarding

The departure for this tour is made from Port Tulcea Aval. After you pass the barriers from the entrance to the port, 200 meters straight ahead, there is the pontoon where is written “DEBARCADER PASAGERI” (“PASSENGERS’ WHARF). You can find us on the pontoon in the Souvenir Shop.

To complete the payments (if any) and the communication regarding the boat you will be traveling with, we are waiting for you with 15 minutes before the departure time. The boarding will be done according to the instructions of our staff. You will be called out and you will be indicated the boat you are going with. Please do NOT board on the first boat you find at the pontoon, as several companies board from this place and you risk getting to another location.

Car parking

  • Personal cars can be parked in Tulcea, right in the yard of Port Aval, in a private, guarded parking.
  • The cost of parking is Euro 5/day/car (parking price is NOT included in the trip price and it is informative, as it can be modified by the port administration, without notice).
  • For parking spaces no bookings are made and the number of spaces is limited.

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

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 Danube Delta. Each season has its beauty, each area of the Delta has something particular that we will help you understand in order for you to see what makes the Danube Delta so special.

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

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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