Birdwatching to Dobruja and the Danube Delta, 7d/6n Private Tour

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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!

As a showcase of how we work, we can tell you that we are not specialized in 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.

Itinerary

Day 1: We wait for you in Tulcea, at the hotel in the afternoon (we will 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 hotel (usually after 7:00) or have the breakfast to go (we can find a good place for picnic after we see the first birds).

Today is FOREST BIRDS DAY and we head to Macin Mountains. We search for all kind of forest birds but, to the Mountains, we go in search also for other characteristic parts of this area (meadow, rocks etc). We will have some sessions of walk into the forests or on the mountains (easy trails).

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

Day 3: The same as Day 2 we will have the breakfast to go. Today is the SHORE BIRDS DAY, we head to South, to the sea shore and we stop from place to place to scan the shores for all kind of birds. Of course, we will not refuse any other species. The lunch today is also as a picnic.

Day 4: This is a special day, we will have half on dry land, half on water. The same about the breakfast (especially in mid summer). We will see a special area, with salty lakes and other nice places. At lunch time we will be back to the accommodation in Tulcea, have the lunch, take the luggage and go to the boat for the transfer to Mila23, the next part of our program. From now, we will 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 will be in Mila23, in the middle of the Danube Delta. Here will be our accommodation for the next 3 nights. The hosts will wait for us with a traditional diiner based on fish.

Day 5: Breakfast rule is the same as before. Usually, we take a tour early in the morning then go back to the guesthouse for breakfast, then we will take a long tour of the Delta, to North Lakes. Today is the PELICANS AND WATER BIRDS DAY.

We will have the lunch in another village, at a local household.

Day 6: Today we break the breakfast rule and it will be taken at the guesthouse at 7:00, then we depart for a long tour. We will 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 because we will cross marshlands, sandy canals, shallow lakes, stretches of waterlilies, small and large canals, the Danube (Sfantu Gheorghe Branch) till the sea shore. We will be back in Mila23 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 head back to our way to Tulcea. 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.

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.

The price of this tour is:

Number of personsPrice/person
12.650
21.400
31.300
4890
5880
6750
single supplement+200/person/tour
  • For 1, 3 and 5 persons, one single is included.
  • The price is per person (accommodation in a double room), per tour, it is expressed in euro (EUR) and inclusive VAT.

Click on BOOKING REQUEST button and fill up the form. Our agents will process the request and answer to you (usually in less then 24h).

This is a private program, only for your group.

The package includes

  • ENGLISH guidance (guide member of APGDD)
  • Accommodation for 6 nights at three star local guesthouse or hotel
  • 3 meals per day, starting with dinner on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day.
  • Transfers on water from Tulcea to Mila 23 and return
  • 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 Dobrudja, including, car, fuel and driver
  • Fees for visiting the Danube Delta

Not included

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

Optional features

  • Single supplement – 200 euro/person/tour

Airport transfer:

We can do the transfers from Bucharest or Constanta to Tulcea and back.

  • 1-3 persons (by sedan car) – Bucharest 150 euro; Constanta 100 euro/car/one way
  • 4-6 persons (by minivan) – Bucharest 250 euro; Constanta 150 euro/car/one way

Bookings are based on a 20% deposit from the full payment of the program.

Booking request form

Please click on BOOKING REQUEST button 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.

Payment

You can pay online, by card, by PayPal or by wire transfer.

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
  • Book of bird (IF your language is other then English).

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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