Wildlife Guided Photo Tour in Dobruja for Bee-eaters, Rollers and Souslik - PRIVATE

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Dobruja is maybe the best habitat for European Bee-eaters, European Blue Roller and European Souslik (Ground Squirrel). We know the best places here for photography.

Other species can be found here during this period: Little Owl, Golden Oriole, Hoopoe, Corn Bunting, Northern Wheatear and many other.

Best period is between May 1st to June 30th.

The tour is made in Northen Dobruja (Romania), in the area of Tulcea City. You will be accommodated in Tulcea city or Murighiol village, depends on which colony we consider best for that time.

For a maximum quality, we are doing this tour with up to 4 persons. We will use 4 individual mobile hides, set close to the Bee-eaters and Blue Rollers colony. The hours of activity are 6:00 – 10:00 and 16:30-20:30 (till after sunset) so we have enough time to take a break for brunch and a little rest.

You have X% chance to see and photograph:

Species%
European Bee-eater ( Merops apiaster )90
European Blue Roller (Coracias garrulus)70
European Souslik (Spermophilus citllus)90
Little Owl (Athene noctua)90
Hoopoe ( Upupa epops )50
Golden Oriole ( Oriolus oriolus )20

*This numbers are approximate, not exact numbers!

Guided Tour – The guide (professional wildlife photographer) will be with you all the time, will advise you regarding places for photography, will help you to set the hides, will be close to you (in the area), just in case.

The program is as follows (example of 5d/4n program):

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.

Days 2-3: We start at 5:00 a.m. from hotel and set the mobile hides in front of Bee-eaters colony. You stay until you feel you finished all subjects there, if it’s sunny, usually we finish everything about 9:30-10:00, if it’s cloudy, we can stay more, as you feel comfortable. In the evening, we go to another colony and we will set the hides in other landscape (other tree for birds and other background).

Day 4: We start at 5:00 a.m. from hotel and set the photo gear on a wild meadow (in steppe), where are a lot of Sousliks. You can use camouflage or not, animals are moving a lot so you will have a lot of subjects also from hide. If you want freedom, to move from animal to animal is no problem, they are not so shy (if you do not want to use an wide lens :-)). We do the same thing in the afternoon, in another place.

Day 5: After a relaxed breakfast (9:00 am), we finish our program.

Accommodation in Tulcea

You will be checked in at a three stars guesthouse or hotel, in double or single rooms*, each with its own bathroom, TV, air conditioner and central heating.

Meals

Included in the price are meals starting with dinner on first day and ending with breakfast on the last day. For all other days you will have 3 meals/day.

The prices for this tour are:

Number of personsNumber of days
4d/3n5d/4n6d/5n7d/6n
11450180022502650
2800100012001400
375090011001300
4650700850950
Number of nights for accommodation3456
Number of day tours2345

* For 1 and 3 persons, a single room is included.

The price is per person (accommodation in a double room), per tour, it is expressed in euro (EUR) and inclusive VAT.

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

The package includes:

  • ENGLISH guidance (guide member of APGDD)
  • Accommodation at a 3* guesthouse/hotel in double rooms or single room* for the number of nights selected
  • Meals (starting with dinner on the first day, ending with breakfast on the last day, you have all meals included)
  • Transfer every day from accommodation to photography place and return
  • Days of photo tours as you choose
  • Use of the camouflage (mobile hides)

Not included:

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

Optional features:

  • Single supplement – 30 euro/night/room

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

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.

  • Photo equipment; we recommend a minimum of 300mm lens (possibly a converter too), plus other smaller lens for landscapes or macro shots
  • Plenty of storage space for your photos
  • An abundance of batteries. Because we will leave in the morning and come back at lunch, you will not have access to outlets for battery charging or downloading memory cards
  • Special backpack for you photo equipment ( waterproof or rain covered )
  • Tripod or monopod
  • Raincoat
  • Insects repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Season appropriate clothing, long robes are mandatory, trousers, shirt and a sun hat or you will get a sun burn. Clothing with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Sunglasses

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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