A new program, for 2020, 7days/6nights program, with 5 full days of birding to the Danube Delta, with an excellent guide and boat built for this purpose. You will reach all interesting places for birding in the Danube Delta.
What is included: Transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila23 and back, 6 nights of accommodation in a high rated 3* guesthouse in Mila23 Village, right in the middle of the Danube Delta, full board, a very good professional birdwatching guide, 5 days boat tours dedicated to birding, starting at sunrise.
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 boarding point, at 15:30. The cars can be parked in the Port yard, in a private parking, (the parking price is not included in the tour price).
From here we will head 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 will have enough time to talk about the program for next day, details about boat rules, Danube Delta particularities.
You will be checked-in to a local 3* guesthouse (high rated). 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 nearby Mila23 Village. We return 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 choose 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 will 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. After breakfast (8:30), we will depart on water (9:30). 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 and from there, we will travel to Letea Forest by car. We will have lunch in a very beautiful local household where our hosts will cook us a great meal. Around 16:00 we will head back to Mila23, also on a nice route, to search for more birds. The return at the guesthouse will be before sunset.
Day 4 – This day will start also with a morning tour before sunrise and come back at 8:00. After breakfast (8:30), we will go on a trip to Caraorman Village (9:30). We go downstream on the Old Danube to Crisan, on Sulina canal, 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 – This day, the start is early, as usual, before sunrise, with breakfast to go. The destination is Sulina, if the waves on the sea are not too big, the target is an island, a place for nesting of Pallas’s Gull and other gulls and terns. The return is in the afternoon and we will let you some time for rest, after a long day.
The lunch will be taken in Sulina at a local restaurant.
Day 6 – For this day, the departure is at sunrise, breakfast to go and the destination is Sfantu Gheorghe Village with the only lagoon in Romania. The route till there and also the village are very reach in birds.
The lunch will be taken in Sfantu Gheorghe at a local restaurant.
Day 7 – Breakfast will be served 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 tour.
*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 will have all the trips described above but not necessarily in this order.
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.
The price is per person (accommodation in a double room), per tour, it is expressed in euro (EUR) and inclusive VAT.
7 Sep - 13 Sep
Bookings are based on a 20% deposit from the full payment of the program.
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Payments can be done by bank transfer, PayPal or any kind of Card, through EuPlatesc (iPay) system.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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