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* pension 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.
*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 an we join other birders to build a group.
The price is PER PERSON, in double room.
125 euro/pers/program single supplement
*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.
Day 1 – Departure time from Tulcea, from Port Aval – Tulcea, is at 16:00. We wait for you half an hour before this time, in order to fix payments and other details. 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 resort, 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 accommodation 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.
You will be checked in at a three-star guesthouse, in Mila 23 village, in double rooms, each with its own bathroom, television, air conditioner and central heating.
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.
Boat speed – Our traveling speed is slow, we are experts in low/medium speed trips, intended for the sightseeing of the Danube Delta. Our boats’ cruising speed is around 10 km/h (6 Miles/h), we will stop at all local attractions, we will take pictures of fauna and flora, gaze at the beautiful sights.
Our boats – The boat we will use during our trips in the Danube Delta is an open boat, with a full view of the nature around, equipped with benches with backrest and pillows for a high degree of comfort. The boat is also very stable and safe. Each and every person in the boat will receive a life jacket. We designed these boats especially for tourism.
The guide – The guide is a professional birdwatcher from our team. All of them are locals, for this program we have guides speaking English at a good level, they love they Danube Delta, they know the birds and the surroundings very well.
What we’ll see – At all times we will try to teach you about the places we visit, about the birds and flora we encounter; we look for birds in different habitats, we aimall the time to show you as many bird speciesas possible. Each time of the year has its own beauty and it leaves its mark on the Danube Delta in different ways. We will take you to see different parts on the Danube Delta and help you understand the seasonal changes it’s going through. Danube Delta has its special place in nature and we’ll show you why.
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.
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Before booking please read the terms and conditions, request a booking implies acceptance of terms and conditions.
Bookings are done based on a deposit of 20% of the total 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.