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Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes provided by NeoTour Brasov

Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes

Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes
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Spend an entire day full of adventures right in the heart of the Land of Volcanoes, situated just 70 kilometers from Brasov. You will be taken by car or minivan (for groups of more than 4 people please contact us) to the only volcanic lake in Romania, visit a mysterious swamp where carnivorous plants live and take a stroll through the forest to the biggest natural gas bath in Europe - the Puturosu Cave (The Smelly Cave). End the day with a thrilling bear watching experience that you will surely remember - don't forget to take your camera with you! In the evening you will be driven back to Brasov.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11-12 hours
  • 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
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 11-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70407P11
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Transport by private car / air conditioned minivan
  • Pick-up and drop-off from/at your accommodation in the city of Brasov
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Anna Lake
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
11–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov.
  • 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
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Transport by private car / air conditioned minivan
  • Pick-up and drop-off from/at your accommodation in the city of Brasov
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Anna Lake
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
11–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothing
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    NeoTour Brasov
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Saint Anna Lake
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Mohos Peat-Bog
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Balvanyos
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Banu A
1 contribution
Bear watching & nature
Oct 2021
We had a great time during this trip! It was a nice mixture of hiking, exploring nature and of course, the highlight of the day, watching bears.

Irina (our tour guide) shared a whole lot about nature, bears and Romanian culture with passion. Thanks for the great time Irina!
Written October 11, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Banu, thank you for booking this tour with us. I had a great time with you and hope Lennart liked the birthday gift 🙂. Looking forward seeing you in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written October 14, 2021
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Nichole
1 contribution
12/10 would recommend!
Sep 2021 • Friends
Irina was a wonderful guide! We had a really lovely time with her and appreciate all of her knowledge she shared with us. She was more than just a guide, but great company and so helpful. Can't wait to come back al for more tours with her!!
Written September 8, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Nichole, thank you for joining our tour. I had a great time with you and it was my pleasure to help you. Hope you enjoyed the hiking tour as well. Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written September 17, 2021
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Marc
1 contribution
Awesome diversified Wholeday-Trip in a very small group (in my case just 2 persons)
Aug 2021 • Friends
The tour was a full day of Romanian nature and culture. Irina, our guide, and her father, who drove us around the whole day, treated us like their family. Irina has a wide knowledge around a big range of topics.
We visited a lake with post-volcanic activity, thermal springs and an extremely sulfurous cave. We did hikes through the forest and Irina told us everything about the life of the bears and explained clues of them in the forest. We visited a little Romanian village and ate some traditional food there. And at the end we really got to see two bears.
Those were just some highlights, we did so much more!

Total recommendation!!!
Written August 3, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Marc, thank you for your review and for booking the tour “Day trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes”. I had a great day with you and Antje and I am happy I could provide you some information about the area and...bears :) Looking forward to seeing you in Romania for another tour in Transylvania...maybe a cycling tour! Best Regards, Irina
Written August 6, 2021
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Rick
1 contribution
Amazing Trip
Jul 2021 • Couples
It was a wonderful trip, especially watching the bears from really close without disturbing them. Our guide, Irina was brilliant, we learned a lot from her about Romanian nature and culture.
Written July 19, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Rick, Thank you for your review and for your visit in Romania. It's very nice that you guys were interested also in the nature, culture and history of Romania, we cherish the chance to provide to our guests these information. Cool that you were able to see some interesting plants (like the carnivore Drosera rotundifolia) and see the bears in the wild. Best Regards, Irina
Written July 20, 2021
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Octavian
1 contribution
Great one day hiking and wild life exploration trip
We had a great time with Robert during our one day trip through the forests of Covasna and Harghita countys. He took his time and made a very nice tour, mixing some hiking with exploring wildlife (especially bears). The pinnacle was of course the photo session at a hideout where we could observe wild bears perfectly without disturbing them. We definitely recommend this trip and this agency.
Written July 10, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, Thank you very much for your kind words. It was a really exciting day for me as well, with bears in the wild, birds and beautiful scenery. And most importantly, really nice companions :) Looking forward to meeting you again in Brasov! Kindest regards, Robert Lazar, guide
Written July 11, 2021
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Martin Schulc
Czech Republic36 contributions
Bear watching
Jul 2021 • Solo
I can recommend Robert as a guide. He is professional and he is doing his best all the time to satisfy your needs. Highly recommend to see bears in their natural habitat.
Written July 6, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, Thanks a lot for your review and kind words. We treat our all guests like our own family. Indeed, seeing bears in their natural habitat is very important and educative, at the same time. Hope to see you again in Romania for other wildlife experiences as well :) Cheers, Robert Lazar, Guide
Written July 7, 2021
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Jason
6 contributions
Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes
Oct 2019
Can't say enough about Robert, our guide for the day. After a great hike to see the mineral springs and "smelly cave",(definitely worth the visit, despite the olfactory repugnant name:)), with lots of information about the area and even about mushrooms, we took a hike around a beautiful volcanic lake and then had lunch in a great local restaurant. Robert was infinitely knowledgeable about the area, the natural landscape and even had a great recommendation for beer and a restaurant in Brasov. All before we got to see the bears, five in all, three wild boars, and lots of Jays. Would definitely recommend this trip and Robert!
Written November 1, 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Jason, I'm glad you liked the day. I still can't believe how lucky you were with the weather because the next day, everything changed. And seeing so many bears at the end of October is quite rare. The area around lake St. Anna is wonderful and I just wish more people would know about this place. Thank you again for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written November 5, 2019
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Eitan
6 contributions
Bear wathching - A day trip north to Brasov
Sep 2019
We highly recommend Robert from Neotour Brasov.
Robert picked us at 9:00 a.m from our place, heading north to Brasov, approx one hour and a half driving. During the tour we found Robert as a very friendly, passionate about nature, knowledgeable and very helpful. He gave us very interesting filled facts about the volcanic crater, peat bogs and the beautiful Saint Anna volcanic lake. After a good lunch in local restaurant, Robert took us for a short hike in to the forest showing us mineral springs.
From that point we proceed to the high light of our tour, the bear watching. We met the park ranger and another 3 bear watchers. From that point we had a walk of about 500 meters in the forest and been told to be very quiet. We were lucky that afternoon, watching 3 big males and later on a mother with her 3 cubs. We were told seeing 7 bears! at the same day is very rare.
At the end of the day we thought we saw it all. But we were fortunate that evening and on the way back few kilometers from the bear hide, we saw a mother with 2 cubs crossing the road from one side of the forest to the other, what a great end for the day. We came back home around 21:30
And again a final word about Robert, when we'll travel again in Romania we for sure try to have him once again as our tour guide .

Eitan
Written October 12, 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Eitan, Many many thanks for your kind and informative review! I really like being in nature and to be honest, I felt like home :) I hope you are better now :) Looking forward to seeing you again. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written October 14, 2019
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Viktors Homics
Copenhagen, Denmark4 contributions
Bears watching north from Beasov
I can highly recommend neotur and Robert in particular for organising wonderful bear watching. He was answering immediately and providing very descriptive information. The tour was north from Brasov, we had horse carriage transport from the meeting place as we were many participants. We were lucky to spot a bear, observing very long time. Robert was providing plenty of information about bears. Great when there is passionated and professional organiser.

Photos made by professional photographer who was at the tour: Kinga Mihaly.
Written September 30, 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Viktor, Thank you for your review! I hope both of you had a great time watching the bear :) and enjoying the nature around Baile Tusnad. Looking forward to seeing you again! Robert Lazar Guide
Written October 1, 2019
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Paula H
Westbury, UK32 contributions
Mind blowing
Sep 2019 • Couples
Cannot thank Robert and Neotours enough. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, Robert gave us a fun and fact filled tour of the volcanic peat bogs, the stunning Saint Anna volcanic lake, the mineral springs and smelly cave. Then the most incredible 2 hours spent in a hide in the Carpayhian Mountains to observe a total of 2 enormous male bears plus a mother and her 3 cubs. A day of stunning views and unforgettable experiences, thank you so much.
Written September 18, 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Paula, Thanks a lot for your kind words. It was a fun day indeed. And seeing the mother with the cubs was awesome! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Thank you! Best regards, Robert Lazar Guide
Written September 19, 2019
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Wayne1981Chapman
Wayne1981Chapman
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Excellent and Trustworthy
Did a few tours with this company, a private tour was requested which involved a long drive to Corvin Castle and De
T8715VZbarryw
T8715VZbarryw
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Highlight of our Romanian Trip
Apart from the obligatory visit to Bran (Dracula's) castle, we travelled to Romania without any pre planned excursi
rhystheblob
rhystheblob
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Educational and inspirational
This was the first time we ever had a real educational tour about stargazing. Alex was so enthusiastic and inspirin
JoeThompsonTAC
JoeThompsonTAC
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The closest you may ever get to a wild bear...and survive!
I always wanted to see brown bears in the wild and found this tour after a quick google search. It was very easy to
ngchristensen
ngchristensen
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Fantastic
Fantastic and unforgettable experience. We saw the bears from close range. We had the hierarcy amongst them explain
MagdaPearson
MagdaPearson
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To repeat
Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Helpful ranger. Excellent location and surroundings. Our little one (11 years
Dan L
Dan L
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Great guide and amazing mushrooms
We had a great tour with Robert. He is an excellent guide and told us every thing there is to know about mushrooms
TripleDutch
TripleDutch
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Great bear watching experience!
In Brasov different bear watching options were offered and it took me a lot of time to sort them out. And in the en
PatrickP3422
PatrickP3422
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Incredible experience with a brilliant guide.
I visited Romania and brasov as it was always a dream of mine to see bears in the wild. Shortly after booking this
evastijger
evastijger
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Great
Irina provided us with a lot of information and answered all our questions. We saw 5 bears and a fox at the feeding
Bob2808
Bob2808
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Best experience
Very well prepared, sociable, easy to communicate, helpful. We enjoyed and for sure will look forward to have other
aimarh2021
aimarh2021
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Watching wildlife
We did the tour with Irina and it was amazing. Irina explained us enthusiasticaly much information about the animal
Yennefer V
Yennefer V
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Evening of Bear Watching
This bear watching tour was so unique and exclusive. The scenery during the short hike to the hide is serene and pi
andnorge
andnorge
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Bear tour
I did a bear tour in July 2021 to the land of volcanoes. I experienced the company as very professional and a compa
Curiosity575489
Curiosity575489
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A fantastic experience !
Very nice tour in a breathtaking natural scenery ! Our guide Irina was very helpful and told us a lot
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