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Bear watching experience near Brasov provided by NeoTour Brasov

Bear watching experience near Brasov

Bear watching experience near Brasov
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Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70407P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Forest ranger escort in the forest
Exclusions
  • Tips & gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov. Please contact before the tour to arrange pick up details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bears have a very sensitive smell so please don’t bring any kind of food or snacks. Also, please don’t use perfume or other scents.
  • Dress adequately. Wear sturdy shoes and try to avoid brights colors.
  • During the activity don’t use flash or any other lights, as these might scare the animals. Please turn off your camera’s focus assist light.
  • Bears are dangerous and unpredictable wild animals. Please don’t try to feed them or act like they are pets. In case you encounter one avoid eye contact, don’t try to run or climb into trees and listen to the forest ranger’s advice.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Forest ranger escort in the forest
Exclusions
  • Tips & gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov. Please contact before the tour to arrange pick up details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bears have a very sensitive smell so please don’t bring any kind of food or snacks. Also, please don’t use perfume or other scents.
  • Dress adequately. Wear sturdy shoes and try to avoid brights colors.
  • During the activity don’t use flash or any other lights, as these might scare the animals. Please turn off your camera’s focus assist light.
  • Bears are dangerous and unpredictable wild animals. Please don’t try to feed them or act like they are pets. In case you encounter one avoid eye contact, don’t try to run or climb into trees and listen to the forest ranger’s advice.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
57 reviews
Excellent
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Jack and Jess
Ipswich, UK15 contributions
Friends
Our bear trip was absolutely fantastic. Irina our guide was brilliant from pick up to drop off and viewing the bears was exceptional. The contact on WhatsApp before the trip was also incredibly helpful. Thank you for the highlight of our Romania trip.
Written May 10, 2022
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Jack, thank you for your review and for booking this tour with us. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and saw the bears. Looking forward seeing you again in Romania! Irina
Written May 15, 2022
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Alison in the City
London, UK49 contributions
This tour was the highlight of our visit to Romania! Well organised, we confirmed the pick up time with Irina via WhatsApp, which gave us peace of mind.

Irina was really knowledgeable and enthusiastic about sharing her love of bears and the need to protect them, and she shared her insights on the drive over to the hide.

For two and a half magical hours, we watched bears in their natural habitat from the safety of the hide, transfixed on watching about 12 of these gorgeous animals feed and play.

This was a true once in a lifetime experience - with comfort and safety.
Written July 2, 2022
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Aimar Herran
3 contributions
Couples
We did the tour with Irina and it was amazing. Irina explained us enthusiasticaly much information about the animals, the wild Life and the country too, and we could be easily six bears. The guide was really professional and she did the tour interesting. In muy opinion it was the best way to see bears respecting their lifestyle and the environment.
Written July 31, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Aimar, thank you for booking the Bear Watching tour with us. As I told you, this tour is not only about taking pictures, it's about learning the bears' life. I am glad I was able to tell you some interesting facts about them and you could see them in their natural environment. Hope you enjoyed your trip in Romania and it wasn't too much palinca and horinca :). Looking forward to seeing you in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written August 6, 2021
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Franz Opitz
Manchester, UK141 contributions
My "average" rating is not a reflection of the guides but what actually happened. We did see bears but unfortunately they appeared very late when the light was fading fast and viewing became difficult and photography impossible. I understand that this activity has its uncertainties.
Neotours use an address, which is false. I think this may not be intentional or cynical but anyone needing to go to their office may be very worried to find out, as I did by chance, that their offices are not where they say they are. They are in a completely different street around the corner from the address given.
My driver Radu and the ranger Calin were pleasant enough and I accept that they cannot make the bears arrive by order.
The charges for this activity are somewhat unfair. I paid for the minimum of 2 persons, being a single traveller. I accepted this but had hoped that 50% be refunded if others book too. We eventually were 3 in our party but no refund was offered. In addition, the official programme stated a pick up at 3 p.m., which was then delayed by almost 2 hours with the explanation that the bears are more active later in the day. But they knew this all along, yet gave the impression that I get 5 hours, not the actual 3. I think this comes under the heading "not as described".

If I had the opportunity to do this again, I would pay the extra and opt for a private hike with an armed ranger.
Written May 14, 2022
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Mr. Franz, Thank you for your review. The bear watching activity takes place in the wild, in an uncontrolled environment and we cannot guarantee that you will see any bears. However, we are glad that you saw two males and a female with cub, although they came very late. As we told you and showed you on the license, the address of our travel agency is correct. We do not think it is appropriate to misinform other tourists by saying that we are using a "false address". Our rates differ depending on the number of people in our group. The rate you paid wasn’t for two persons, it was a supplement because you were alone. If another tourist had booked this tour through our travel agency, the rate/person would have been lower and we would have refunded the difference. The bear hide is not private and this tour can be booked through other travel agencies also. Indeed, the pick-up time was different because at this period of the year the bears come later. But also the return time was later.....5 hour tour doesn’t mean 5 hours in the bear hide. We apologize for any inconvenience but we're glad you got the chance to see the bears (not everyone has that chance). Regards, Irina Cernea
Written May 15, 2022
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Patrick P
Carlow, Ireland2 contributions
I visited Romania and brasov as it was always a dream of mine to see bears in the wild. Shortly after booking this tour irina contacted me via WhatsApp and made arrangements for collection from my accommodation. Irina was an amazing tour guide, friendly , passionate and very knowledgeable about the bears and the wildlife of Romania.the experience of seeing the bears in their natural habitat is one I will never forget. In total we saw 7 bears, 5 female and 2 males. You watch from a comfortable hide and watch the bears as they feed close by. An experience I will never forget.
Written September 25, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Patrick. First of all, thank you for booking this tour with us. Seeing bears in the wild is a thrilling experience, indeed. I'm glad I was able to give you more information about bears' life and behavior. Looking forward seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written October 14, 2021
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Moritz
1 contribution
Couples
We had a great afternoon/evening! Contact via WhatsApp was very easy and we got a tour for the same day. we were the only guests and were picked up at our accommodation. During the trip we got a lots of interesting information about the region, the country, the bears,...
Our guides, Robert and Andreea, were super friendly and also faszinated about the bears an the nature. We learned a lot about bears and how to behave in ordner not to disturb their natural habits. We could see six bears at once and we had a lot of time to make fotos or just sit and watch the bears. We can highly recommend this tour!
Thanks for the exciting day!!!
Written July 23, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Mortiz, Thanks for the review and for booking with us. Seeing bears in the wild is a thrilling experience, and this tour is not only about taking pictures, is also about learning interesting facts about bears. We really hope you took good pictures, but also enjoyed the details about bears’ life, food, mating habits. Best Regards, Irina
Written July 27, 2021
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Family
Fantastic and unforgettable experience. We saw the bears from close range. We had the hierarcy amongst them explained by the guide. The guide was very knowledgeble and shared his enthusiasm and caring for wildlife in Romania. We can highly recommend the tour.
Christine & Niels
Written October 22, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, Thanks a lot for your kind words and for recommending us. I had much fun with you during the tour and I am looking forward to meeting you again in Romania! :) Robert Lazar
Written November 1, 2021
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HW S
2 contributions
Solo
The trip itself was amazing we saw like 14 different bears. The guide was very professional and open for any question. Also I want to thank the organization for their way of responding and giving information even before I was in Romania. Overall the experience in combination with the organization was perfect and I can recommend it anyone!
Written June 22, 2022
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andy p
15 contributions
Couples
Irina & Neotour Brasov
Thank you so much for a fantastic evening with the bears. Irinapicked us up on time and on the drive out explained all about the bears in Romania.
We had 2 young Bears feeding then they decided to have an argument with both bears standing up confronting each other and then an adult bear appeared and gave them a telling off🤣 all happening metres away from the hide after that they carried on eating as if nothing happened.
Don't expect this every time you go it was a case of right time right place.
If your looking to go Bear watching go with Neotour Brasov they are the 👌
Written June 16, 2022
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Magda P
Zurich, Switzerland5 contributions
Family
Friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Helpful ranger.
Excellent location and surroundings.

Our little one (11 years old) simply adored it.

Thanks a lot, Robert and Nelu :)
Written October 16, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, Thanks a lot for your kind words. I am glad your daughter liked the experience of seeing the bears in the wild. Hope to see you soon back in Romania :) Kindest regards, Robert Lazar
Written October 20, 2021
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