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Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes
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Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes

By NeoTour Brasov
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Ages 18-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 11–12 hours
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  • 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
What's not included
  • 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.

  • Not wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70407P11

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes?
Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes price starts from $190.46. Discover and book Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes on Tripadvisor
What is the Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes cancellation policy?
Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes?
Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes is hosted by NeoTour Brasov. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact NeoTour Brasov on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes?
On average, this experience will take approximately 11h. Discover and book Day Trip & Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes on Tripadvisor

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Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    NeoTour Brasov
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Saint Anna Lake
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Mohos Peat-Bog
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Balvanyos
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
NeoTour Brasov
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Brasov, Romania
Joined in June 2018

#4 of 89 Outdoor Activities in Brasov
  • S5750OTdavidr
    S5750OTdavidr
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    Buena observación pero un poco "artificial". Good observation but a bit "artificial"
    Me gustó la coordinación del transporte y las explicaciones del guía. No me gustó que los osos estuvieran esperando nuestra llegada. Se nota que están acostumbrados a los "biscuits" diarios que les ponen delante de la caseta de observación. I liked the coordination of transportation and the guide's explanations. I didn't like that the bears were waiting for our arrival. It shows that they are used to the daily "biscuits" that they put in front of the observation booth.
  • 181sallyanneh
    181sallyanneh
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    Fantastic day
    I had a such a great time. The walk was really steep but the views were worth it. Radu was my guide, he was such a lovely guy with a lot of experience. Thoroughly recommend!!
  • Adventure25154066683
    Adventure25154066683
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    A once in a lifetime experience
    I had promised my 12 year old son before the pandemic that I would take him bear watching. We were not disappointed. This was an amazing experience. On arriving at the hide, which is located in such stunning surroundings, the first bear arrived in just 15 seconds, before the ranger had even put out any food. At one point there were 9 in total and they remained for the full 2 hours that we spent in the hide. I had bought some fancy zoom attachment for my phone so I could take some decent shots but they came so close, I didn’t need it. This was a once in a lifetime experience and one I would recommend to any nature lover.
  • headworm
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    Customised tour was perfect
    My wife and I travelled across Europe by train to Romania to go bear watching to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We wanted to make this part of our trip special, and as I was unable to find a tour that matched our requirements I reached out to NeoTour. A custom private tour itinerary was proposed, and met our requirements perfectly - picking us up from Cluj, and giving us a chance to explore some incredible towns and villages, whilst learning about the history and culture of the places we were visiting on the way to our bear watching trip. Our guide Anne was exceptional, full of knowledge, which she skilfully imparted to us, without overwhelming us, but always with new information to share when we were ready. We also learned a lot about the more recent history of Romania, which we had observed from afar. We really wish we could have taken Anne with us for the rest of our trip, as she was a great companion and added so much to the things we saw. This part of holiday adventure was perfect, and will remain in our hearts and memories forever. Thank you!
  • derrickl918
    derrickl918
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    Fantastic
    A wonderful experience. The whole evening was very professionally organized. Eddy the ranger Great . Thanks Derrick
  • JuliaC2004
    JuliaC2004
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    Magical last minute appearance.
    What an amazing experience we had! It had been raining for most of the day and we had been warned by our guide, Radu that the bears might not make an appearance because of this. We waited for nearly 2 hours and Radu had just shut up the hide and we were about to head back when a young bear came bounding down the hillside. Radu unlocked the hide and we enjoyed watching the bear grubbing for food and standing on his hind legs sniffing the air for another 20 minutes. Seeing the bear was wonderful but even if we hadn't seen one it would have been a positive experience as Radu was so kind and knowledgeable, even dropping us off at a restaurant that he recommended when we finally got back to Brasov tired, hungry but utterly elated.
  • 440gabrielaa
    440gabrielaa
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    What an experience!
    Alex was a great guide who not only gave us the amazing experience of seeing these majestic creatures in their habitat, but also gave us lots valuable info and cool stories. He was very respectful towards nature and a transmitted his passion for bears making the experience super exciting.. super! 100% recommend !
  • lozzypower
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    Definitely the right choice!
    Irina was an amazing guide, she literally regaled us with fantastic stories of the bears and her experiences the entire time we were driving to the hide - and she used a professional driver as well who was very safe so she could tell us everything we could possibly want to know, so that then we could be very quiet in the hide. The forest was beautiful and the hide top quality, no window glare and pristine. Also we were accompanied onsite by two rangers for maximum safety. But we felt already very safe with Irina, she gave us great advice about the bears and you could tell she knew exactly what she was talking about. Because when we arrived (in September) it was during a freak cold spell we unfortunately did not see bears as they tend to hide away if it suddenly goes cold, but that could hot be helped, and we would love to come back to this hide with Irina when we return to Romania!
  • michaelbI5764OP
    michaelbI5764OP
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    Impressive day with various experiences
    We had a very impressive and long day trip with a knowledgeable tour guide. It was a very well prepared tour tailored to our interests. Time flew as we chatted to the Roma family about their culture, arts and crafts, and way of life. We also had the opportunity to visit the fortified church of Biertan as well as the fortress of Rupea. We definitely recommend the tour and would choose it again. Thank you!
  • ecmarisac
    ecmarisac
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    Great experience!!
    Highly recommended!! Irina was a great guide, very kind and helpful. She is very knowledgeable about bears and she happily shared with us everything we needed to know about this fascinating animals. As scary as the idea of a trip like this might sound at first, the experience is completelly safe. We really enjoyed it
  • Jeppe B
    Jeppe B
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    6 days private tour of Transsylvania
    Just returned from a 6 days private tour in Transsylvania including: Bear whatching, Peles and Brand castles, Sighisoara, Brasov, mountainbiking and various hikes. The tour was very well planned by Andrea from our requests and our exceptional wonderful guide Anne guided us not only through the days but also through Romanian history and culture then and now. Thank's to everyone involved in making this tour so memorable to us and especially thank's to Anne for being such good company.
  • alison_in_the_city
    alison_in_the_city
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    Bears in their natural habitat - a once in a lifetime experience
    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.
  • J_Henderson93
    J_Henderson93
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    A Beautiful Summer Sunday
    Great day! I had a fantastic first experience around Piatra Craiului which is a beautiful national park based around 30 minutes from the city of Brasov. Radu the guide picked me up from my hotel and we hiked around the base of the mountain and walked around 700m upwards towards the cabin. The walk was beautiful with Radu showing his experience with the route and pace of the hike. We stopped off halfway at the cabin for lunch and plodded back down to the car park. We saw bears, foxes and plenty rock climbers! This day trip was from 9-4, but could have been longer if I hadn't have to catch a train. Would recommend!
  • 575wimk
    575wimk
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    Amazing experience
    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!
  • andrewpO7929SW
    andrewpO7929SW
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    Best experience of Bear Watching
    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 👌
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Oren K
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Family
We went out for the whole day and it was definitely the best day of our trip!!! We started at Saint anna lake and Irena, our lovely guide, was very passionate and had tons of knowledge to share with us. The landscape is beautiful and very special.
Then, we continued to a solfer cave that has a kind of medical affect due to the gas coming out of it. Awesome place and awesome way to get there.
All along the day we were in good vibes and joy.
At the end we went to the bear watching hide and saw a majestic and beautiful animal, very unique experience.
Written April 23, 2022
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Oren, thank you for your review and for booking this tour with us. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour and I was able to give you more information about this area and...bears. Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written May 10, 2022
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Octavian
1 contribution
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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Banu A
2 contributions
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
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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Susanne B
Lörrach9 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We’ve been picked up by Irina and her driver from the hotel , they were very punctually, kindly and told us a lot of things about Romania and of course about the bears. At the meeting point we waited for the ranger and the rest of the watching group ( our group has been 6 people ) the rest of the watching group has been abut 25 people . We’ve been instructed by the ranger and started our way to the watching point which is a very safe building with huge windows for observation . We were lucky to see and observe 3 big bears about 2 hours . Everything was safe at any time and we felt very comfortable . Thank you Irina for your good organization ! Susanne
Written August 23, 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Susanne, thank you for your review. We had a nice evening with you. I'm glad you liked the bear watching tour and hope to see you again in Romania. Best Regards, Irina
Written August 24, 2019
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Tour145693
3 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Amazing trip, 100 % recommended! Irina is the best. She know everything about the area and is very passionate about it. I have enjoyed every bit of it.
Written October 2, 2022
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Anna H.
1 contribution
Jun 2022
Amazing and scenic nature and animals
Great program and authentic experience
Interesting and engaged guide
We’ve got to use all our senses on this trip: seeing, smelling, touching and tasting!

We happily recommend this exciting tour and give well deserved 5 stars!
Written June 8, 2022
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Anna, thank you for your review. I'm glad the tour wasn't boring for Christopher and you had a good time. Looking forward to seeing you in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written June 24, 2022
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Rick
1 contribution
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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Martin Schulc
Czech Republic36 contributions
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
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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