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

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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  • Group Type: Private
  • Duration: 7d/6n
  • Availability: March - October
  • Max Group: 6 pers
  • Age: +12
  • Start / End: Tulcea (Hotel)
  • Language: English (live guide)
  • Level: Easy

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 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.

The price of this tour is:

No persPrice/person
1 pers*2.650
2 pers1.400
3 pers*1.300
4 pers890
5 pers*880
6 pers750
single supplement+200

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.

Prices are in Euro, per person and include VAT.

The package includes

  • ENGLISH guidance (guide member of APGDD)
  • Accommodation for 6 nights at three star local guesthouse or hotels
  • 3 meals per 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 Dobrudja, 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.

 1 – 3 persons4 – 6 persons
Bucharest – Tulcea150250
Constanta – Tulcea100125

The price is in EURO, per one way, per car.

* NOT included in the package price!

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

Itinerary

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 guesthouse (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 the 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 guesthouse 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 break 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 because we’ll cross marshlands, sandy channels, shallow lakes, waterlilies beds, small channels, 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.

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.

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

Our strengths:

  • Team of guides with experience in this domain since 2004.
  • Very good accommodation and meals.
  • Original programs, created and developed by us.
  • Programs with fixed price (no hidden charges).
  • We are constantly on the field, we know what changes every day, where birds and animals are.

Contact

Email: contact@discoverdanubedelta.com

Phone: 0749 120 009 / 0759 120 009

Bookings

Request a booking implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Bookings are based on a 20% deposit of the 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.

Booking request form

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

Cancellation Policy:

  • +60 days before tour full refund of deposit
  • 30-60 days deposit is not refundable
  • -30 days before tour full price is not refundable
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