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

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 time is May 1st to June 30th.

The tour is done In North Dobruja (Romania), in the area of Tulcea City. You’ll 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’ll 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 siesta.

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 aproximates, 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 prices for this tour are:

No of pers No of days
4d/3n 5d/4n 6d/5n 7d/6n
1 1450 1800 2250 2650
2 800 1000 1200 1400
3 750 900 1100 1300
4 650 700 850 950
No of nights of accommodation 3 4 5 6
No of day tours 2 3 4 5

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

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

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

Prices are in Euro, per person and include VAT.

The package includes:

  • Guide, ENGLISH language
  • 3* hotel accommodation in double rooms or single room* for the number of nights selected
  • Meals (starting with dinner in the first day, exit with breakfast in the last day, you have all meals included)
  • Transfer every day from accommodation to photography place and back
  • Days of photo tours as you choose
  • Use of the camouflage (mobile hides)

Not included:

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

Optional features:

Airport transfer:

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

Bucharest - Tulcea = 250 euro

Constanta - Tulcea = 150 euro

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 (example of 5d/4n program):

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.

Days 2-3: We start at 5:00 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’ll set the hides in other landscape (other tree for birds and other background).

Day 4: We start at 5:00 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’ll 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 service.

Accommodation in Tulcea

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


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'll have 3 meals/day.


Email: contact@alternativetravel.ro   | Phone: +40 757 894 456


Bookings are made on the basis of a deposit of 250 euro. The price difference will be paid to the hotel, on arrival.

Before booking please read the terms and conditions, request a booking implies acceptance of terms and conditions.

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

from 650 euro/pers

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