From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

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From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

Activity provider: Active Travel Day Tours
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From US$ 57.24 per person

Take the opportunity to see and admire brown bears in their natural habitat from a specially-designed observation hideaway in the Transylvanian forest.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Learn about Romania's ecosystem from an experienced forest ranger
  • Gaze out at the lush forest from a specially-designed bear-watching building
  • Marvel at powerful and elegant wildlife that most see only in photos
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Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

After pickup from the meeting point in central Brasov, you’ll head straight into the Transylvanian forest for your brown-bear-watching adventure. Among the world’s largest carnivores, male brown bears can weigh up to 750 pounds, with an estimated 5,500 individuals living in the Carpathian region of Romania.  After arriving in the forest, your guide, an experienced forest ranger, will take you on a 20-minute walk to the hideaway from which you’ll watch the bears. Gaze out into the forest, keeping your eyes peeled for the massive creatures, alongside the other varied fauna that live in the region, from wild boar to deer and lynx. All the while, your guide will fill you in on fascinating information about the peculiarities of the region’s wildlife and ecosystem. Afterwards, you’ll head back to the meeting point in Brasov.
  • Roundtrip transfer from Brasov
  • Expert Forest Ranger guide
  • Photo tax for photos used for professional purposes
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Piața Sfatului 1, Brașov, Romania, in the Brașov Council Square.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Bright colors

Know before you go

  • Due to the current COVID-19 measures, transfer to the hideaway is not included
  •  Please do not wear perfume, bright colors, or bring any food with you on this tour
  •  Although there is a very good chance to see bears on this tour (statistically over 80%), bear in mind that it is impossible to guarantee a sighting of a wild animal living in its natural habitat
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4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

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it's a wonderful magical moment. the organizers managed this moment well and they respect the environment completely. we were lucky because we were able to observe 2 bears at 2 different times. bluntly, I advise you to experience this unique moment of looking at these brown bears in their natural habitat. thank you

October 2, 2021

Wir wurden pünktlich vom ausgemachten Treffpunkt abgeholt. Die Ranger waren sehr kompetent und nett. Auf dem Weg zur Hütte sind wir einer jungen Bärin begegnet. Die Ranger sind mit der Situation professionell umgegangen. Wir haben Informationen zu den Bären erhalten und die Ranger sind auf alle Fragen eingegangen. Die Sicht aus der Sicht Hütte ist besser als vermutet. Wir haben sehr viele Füchse gesehen. Kurz bevor wir aufbrechen wollten, ist ein weiterer Bär erschienen. Obwohl die Zeit schon vorbei war, sind wir geblieben, bis der Bär im tiefen Wald verschwunden ist. Es war ein unvergessliches Erlebnis!

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April 27, 2022


It is great to see bears in their natural habitat, but we really want to see them closer and more naturally. It seems that the same bears always come out and you see them from a window, although it is true that we could see 4 bears, but I think that for the price I would not repeat ...

August 7, 2021

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