From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

4.7 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Active Travel Day Tours

From Brasov: Small-Group Brown Bear Watching Tour

Activity provider: Active Travel Day Tours

From US$ 59.27 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 12 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
Full description
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

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 16 reviews

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We went to see the bears in October. The guide kindly warned us several days in advance that the bears appeared late at this time, but we finally maintained. We actually had to wait a long time for them to show up, but it was worth it! While waiting for the walk to get to the cottage was nice and the forest very beautiful. And we were able to chat throughout with our guide who gave us anecdotes about bears or how to move around the forest safely!

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October 23, 2022

We were picked up punctually from the agreed meeting point. The rangers were very knowledgeable and nice. On the way to the hut we met a young bear. The rangers handled the situation professionally. We received information about the bears and the rangers answered any questions. The view from the hut is better than expected. We saw a lot of foxes. Just before we were about to leave, another bear appeared. Although the time was already over, we stayed until the bear disappeared into the deep forest. It was an unforgettable experience!

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April 27, 2022

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

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