PRIVATE Birdwatching Tour in Dobruja and the Danube Delta 7d/6n

Discover two fantastic oposite lands
The Danube Delta and Dobrudja
The majestic marshland
of the Danube Delta, the perfect habitat for water birds
And the amazing Dobrudja
With dwarf mountains, plains, steppe, sea shore, lakes and arid areas
More then 360 species of birds
can be found here during an year
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Danube Delta is the water kingdom and Dobruja is the opposite, dry land of many kinds: steppe, forest, plains, hills, dwarf mountains, sea shore. Imagine how many species of birds you can see!

Best time: We can do this program from April 1st to October 30th. Out of this season is subject to wheatear conditions.

The tour start/end in: Tulcea, Romania.

As a showcase of how we work, we can tell you that we are not specialized in speed-tours but slow tours, to discover the full offer of the Danube Delta nature, not just see / tick but sit and watch birds and animals, trying to unravel as many of their way of life, we love to discover something new each time for every species, not only identification but also the particular aspects of their lives. All this program is lead by a specialized birdwatching guide.

This is a birdwatching tour for all levels of birders. From enthusiasts to high demands, all of you will find something interesting to see.

Birdwatching tour 7 days / 6 nights, Danube Delta + Dobruja program

This offer is for small, exclusive groups, where all attention of the guide is directed toward max 6 people and the program can always be adjusted to fit the participants. The program is not standard, depending on season, weather, natural conditions, water levels or other factors that make the birds to migrate from one place to another, depending on customer preferences, we can always modify the program and explore any part of the Danube Delta or dobruja.

  • The best team of guides in Danube Delta, with 14 years of experience in this field
  • Specialized bird watching guide
  • We are on the water and the field at the best time
  • We have boats built specifically for tours, stable and close to the water
  • We have good cars and drivers, with all the comfort
  • We are always in Danube Delta and dobruja, we have new information daily, where the birds and animals are
  • Very good conditions for accommodation and meals

The price of this tour is:

Nr persPrice/person
1 pers*2.650 euro/pers
2 pers1.400 euro/pers
3 pers*1.300 euro/pers
4 pers890 euro/pers
5 pers*880 euro/pers
6 pers750 euro/pers
single supplement+200 euro/pers

Depending on the number of people in YOUR group, find the price per person in the table.

* For 1, 3 and 5 persons, one single is included.

This is a private group offer, we DO NOT join more persons for a better price, you’ll have guide, car, boat only for your group.

Prices are in Euro, per person and include VAT.

The package includes:

  • Guide, ENGLISH language
  • Accommodation for 6 nights at three star local pensions or hotels(we work we the best accommodation facilities in this area).
  • 3 meals a day, starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day. Drinks are not included.
  • Transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila 23 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
  • Danube Delta visitation fee, imposed by ARBDD

Not included:

  • Drinks
  • Any kind of insurance (travel, personal goods etc)

Optional features:

  • Single supplement – 200 euro/pers/program

Airport transfer:We can do the transfers from Bucharest or Constanta (also Airports) to Tulcea and back.

RouteNo of persons

1 to 3

(Sedan)

4 to 7

(8+1 Van)

 
Bucharest – Tulcea150250 
Constanta – Tulcea100125 

The price is in EURO, per ONE WAY, per CAR (NOT per person).

* NOT included in the package price!

** For other places of pick up, please request a price.

The program is as follows:

Day 1: We wait for you in Tulcea, at the hotel in the afternoon (we’ll send you all the details about the adress by email) and have a short meeting to know each other and to inform you about the program for next day.

Day 2: If you want, we can start very early (this is not a problem for us, we recommend early starts), you choose if you take the breakfast at the pension (usually after 7:00) or have the breakfast to go and we can find a good place for picnic after we see the first birds.

We head to Macin Mountains, today is FOREST BIRDS DAY. We search for all kind of forest birds but, to the Mountains, we search also for other kinds (meadow, rocks etc). We’ll have some sessions of walk into the forests or on the mountains (easy trails).

We’ll have the lunch with us and we’ll have a picnic into the shadow of the forest.

Day 3: The same as Day 2 about the breakfast. Today is the SHORE BIRDS DAY, 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. Of course, we’ll not refuse any other species. The lunch is also picnic.

Day 4: This is a special day, we’ll have half on dry land, half on water. The same about the breakfast (especially in mid summer). We’ll see a special area, with salty lakes and other nice places. At lunch time we’ll be back to the accommodation in Tulcea, eat for lunch, take the luggage and go to the boat for the transfer to Mila23, the next part of our program. from now, we’ll be only on the boat for trips.

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

Day 5: Breakfast rule is the same as before. Usually, we take a tour early in the morning then go back to the pension for breakfast, then we’ll take a long tour of the Delta, to North Lakes. As you can imagine, today is the PELICANS AND WATER BIRDS DAY. We’ll have lunch in another village, at a nice facility.

Day 6: Today we brak the breakfast rule, we eat at the pension at 7:00 then we depart for a looong tour. We’ll cross the Delta, till Sfantu Gheorghe Village and Sakalin Lagoon. This is a long day, a long route, a lot of birds.

This is a BIRDS DAY, all kind of birds will be in our way beacuse we’ll cross marshlands, sandy chanels, shallow lakes, waterlilies beds, small chanels, large channels, the Danube (Sfantu Gheorghe Branch) till the sea shore. We’ll be back home late in the evening. Lunch will be in Sfantu Gheoarge Village, in a nice restaurant.

Day 7: After a relaxed breakfast (9:00 am), this time without sunrise session, we will backtrack our trail to Tulcea, but now, in the morning, we will have the best light for this route. Of course, if you have a flight to catch, we can start the transfer early in the morning.

* If you choose the transfer from the airport with us, we can make a route with several stops in interesting places where we also see several species of birds.

Accommodation in Tulcea

You will be checked in at a three star pension or hotel, in double rooms, each with its own bathroom, television, air conditioner and central heating.

Accommodation in Danube Delta, Mila 23

You will be checked in at a three star pension, in Mila 23 village, in double rooms, each with its own bathroom, television, air conditioner and central heating. We are partners with the best accommodations in the Delta.

Meals

Included in the price are meals starting with dinner on Day 1 and ending with breakfast on Day 7. For all other days you’ll have 3 meals/day.

Meals will be in accommodation’s restaurant when is possible or picnic in wild areas (we do not want to loose time on the road, only for a meal).

The car – use small minibuses (8 + 1), for a very good communication with customers, for a better interaction with each client.

The cars are used only for transporting people, are of recent production, clean, with all technical inspections to date, equipped with season tires. The drivers are chosen very carefully, are only people from our team. Facilities: AC, additional heating (for winter), radio / cd, generous luggage space.

The boat we are using for this birdwatching tour has been built specifically for this activity and it’s not an adaptation of a boat for other activities. The boat is very stable, it has a lot of room, equipped with beches with backrests and pillows.

All turists will be sitting on the benches facing the direction of travel, with a very high freedom of movement and the field of view unobstructed.

Birdwatching tours

The most important 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 prioritary. Please download the list from here: Birds list of Dobruja and the Danube Delta.

Our birdwatching tours are done at low speed, we will not be chasing birds, we will not race. The guide knows very well what to do when you need to watch a bird and will put the boat/car in a position favorable for everyone.
If we encounter bird flocking spots, we will stay anchored or tied to the shore until we exhausted all desired topics; we are not limited to achieving a certain route.

The boat has the ability to travel at higher speeds (25-30 km/h) but we will only travel this fast between birding locations and only on major canals or deep lakes. In this way, we are able to maximize the available time for taking observations. In the morning, we can quickly reach our watching spot, in the evening we can stay until dusk, without the need to worry that midnight will catch us on the way back and in case on bad weather, we can quickly get back to the pension.

Please have on you:

  • Birding equipment as binoculars and/or scopes
  • Raincoat
  • Ointments or creams against insects
  • Sunscreen
  • Season appropriate clothing, long robes are mandatory, trousers, shirt and a sun hat or you will get a sun burns. Clothing with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Trekking shoes,/ boots / sandals
  • Sunglasses
Contact:

Email:

office@alternativetravel.ro

Phone:

+40 757 894 456  |  +40 749 120 009

Bookings:

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 chosen 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.

Payments:

You can pay by:

  • BANK TRANSFER;
  • ONLINE, by card, using EuPlatesc (iPay) system
  • PayPal
  • Revolut

Booking request form

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