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Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes provided by NeoTour Brasov

Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes

Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4–5 hours
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
6
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 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.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your location in Brasov
  • Access to the bear watching site
Exclusions
  • Meals and snacks
  • Water & drinks
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off our travelers at their location 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
  • 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 6 travelers
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your location in Brasov
  • Access to the bear watching site
Exclusions
  • Meals and snacks
  • Water & drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off our travelers at their location 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
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 6 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Saint Anna Lake
  • You'll return to the starting point
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TripleDutch
Almere, The Netherlands221 contributions
In Brasov different bear watching options were offered and it took me a lot of time to sort them out. And in the end we were very happy that we chose the "Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes" experience.

Communication with the guide already started before the tour which ensured a smooth pick up. We were positively surprised that we were the only three persons in the group. The car and driver were excellent.

Our guide Irina entertained us on our 1 1/2 hour trip to the bear hide with nice facts about bears and life in Romania in general. She is not only very knowledgeable, but also a nice person.

After arriving at a parking lot, we hiked for a few minutes with some other groups and an armed ranger to the bear hide. Irina made sure we got the best seats in the house.

The bear hide was great: as the hide is on ground level, the bears can come close to the windows. We were lucky to see three of them during our excursion (although we know that this is not guaranteed because wildlife is always unpredictable).

We fully recommend this tour for the great guide and excellent bear hide the tour visits!
Written September 26, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Harry, thank you for booking this tour with us. I'm so glad you saw the bears and I was able to give you more information about their life and behaviour. Looking forward seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written October 14, 2021
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Yennefer Voorhees
Brasov, Romania31 contributions
This bear watching tour was so unique and exclusive. The scenery during the short hike to the hide is serene and picturesque. Once inside the hide you’ll see the bears in their natural environment without disturbing them. The pictures you can get while in the hide of the bears turn out so perfect. Our guide Robert was passionate, proficient, knowledgeable, witty and warm. Overall I had a sublime experience. I definitely recommend taking this bear watching tour if you want to see bears and learn about them.

By the way NeoTours is the best company to do tours with! They offer a variety of tours with the best guides. This was my second tour with them and once again great experience!
Written July 27, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Yennefer, Thanks a lot for your kind words! They really mean a lot for us. Looking forward to meeting you again in Romania. Kind regards, Robert Lazar Guide
Written August 5, 2021
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andnorge
Skien, Norway3 contributions
Solo
I did a bear tour in July 2021 to the land of volcanoes. I experienced the company as very professional and a company that tried to help me to find the tour that was the best for me. They guide gave good information during the trip and I got the feeling that they wanted to do what they could to make me have the best experience. I am also into photography and the guide made sure I got a spot in the front closest to the windows in the bear hide so I could get as good photos as possible. The guide also gave me a lot of tips and help for hiking the next day. So very helpful and good guide.

We saw two bears during the time one the hide.

The negative aspect to the tour was that there were too many people in the bear hide, in my opinion. I counted at least 35 people in the bear hide at the same time. This is way too crowded, especially in a Corona pandemic, but I would say also in normal circumstances. We were sitting very close to each other and there were no possibility to have 1 meter distance. It also got very hot in the bear hide because of all peole. This was not the fault of the company, but the rangers that had admitted far too many people from different companies this day. But especially in these time, that is not good for the experience.
Written July 27, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Andreas, thank you for booking the tour „Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes” with us. I am glad I was able to give you some information about the bears and the hiking tours. Hope you didn't regret choosing to hike the “Piatra Mica” Peak. Regarding the bear hide, you're right. It was unexpected to see so many people also for us. I can assure you that we transmitted your complaint to the ranger and we are trying our best working with him to avoid this kind of situation in the future. Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written August 6, 2021
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Joe Thompson
1 contribution
I always wanted to see brown bears in the wild and found this tour after a quick google search.
It was very easy to book and Andreea was always very helpful and answered my questions including the best place to park in the centre of Brasov.
Sandu who drove me to and from the bear hide was just legendary. Really enjoyed chatting to him on the car journey and he also tod me about the history of some of the places we drove through on the way.
Robert was also a credit to NeoTour and hopefully we'll properly meet when I try to visit Romania again sometime.
As for the bear hide it was situated in the perfect position for photographs (on the same level as the bear). On arrival to the hide there was already a big male bear waiting for us!
I would definitely recommend doing this and am saving to hopefully visit again!
Written October 22, 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Joe, Thanks a lot for you review and we are glad you had a great time in Romania. Indeed, bears are majestic animals and we really think that seeing them in the wild, not in ZOOs, must be a highlight of anyone's trip in Romania. Kind regards, NeoTour Brasov / Outdoor Holidays Romania team :)
Written November 1, 2021
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fischpet
Braunschweig, Germany67 contributions
So first of all: I am amazed by the tour in total. The organisation, the people and what I got to see (photos below).

You will be driven into the woods to a little hut run by a forest ranger. He will spread out a bag of corn just in front of the huts window. Soon enough a few bears appear (2 cubs and two grown females). Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the bears feast and casually fight or rubbing their backs on a dead tree. I had a blast!

Also we were offered self made palinka - non stop. Once my glass was empty it mystically filled up again 😂

And last but not least about the amazing organisation and how you’re being taken care of. I got the contact to Robert, one of the agencies guys who took me to the trip. He will not only answer all question you might have beforehand, he also gave me heaps of tips about other activities or restaurants for my stay in Brasov.

Thumbs up!
Written August 1, 2020
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Peter, Thank you for your detailed review. I hope it wasn't too much palinka for you :) As for the bears, it's very important to see them in the wild, in their natural habitat, instead of taking pictures with them looking in the dumpsters. We have so many bears in Romania and seeing them with a minimum of intervention is the key. Looking forward to seeing you again in Brasov, why not, for a wildlife tracking tour! Regards, Robert Lazar Guide
Written August 3, 2020
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rossfit2016
Genoa, Italy9 contributions
Solo
Amazing experience with Irina and her team!
She explain everything about brown bears, their behaviour and give us tips in case of a situation "face to face" with them. The hide was perfect and bears come close enough to have a really amazing and emotional experience. The spot is even suitable to take some professional photos with long focal and tripod. I really recommend this activity with this team!!!
Written April 18, 2022
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Irene, thank you for booking this tour with us. I'm glad you took some nice photos and hope to see you again soon in Romania for other tours. Best Regards, Irina
Written April 29, 2022
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Edward P
1 contribution
Couples
We met Robert at his office in Brasov and booked bear watching about 1.5 hrs from Brasov. The experience was fantastic, really nice ranger called Janosh (not sure of spelling). We saw 5 bears, a wild boar as uwell as foxes and deer. The hide was well designed with plenty of space, the ranger helped to pass the time waiting for the animals with a few palinca.
Written June 7, 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Edward! Thanks for your kind review. Indeed, Janos is very friendly and he really loves his job. I hope you also liked the other recommendations in the area :) Looking forward to meeting you again! Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written June 9, 2019
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Jon Jon
17 contributions
Couples
What a great experience and our guide Robert was so above and beyond! We loved the experience. The blind was comfortable and the company was great! I got amazing pictures from the experience!
Written June 4, 2019
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Hi Jon-Anna, Thank you for your kind review. I really had a lot of fun with you. Looking forward to seeing you soon, back in Romania. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written June 5, 2019
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Nomad
5 contributions
Couples
I cant say enough good things about Robert and this amazing oppertunity. The blind is comfortable and afforded an amazing experience. Bears came as close as 3 feet away. My pictures are amazing and the memories will last forever. Robert went above and beyond and we had a lovely experience.
Written June 4, 2019
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Hi, Excellent photos and thanks for the review. Looking forward to meeting you again! All the best, Robert Lazar
Written June 5, 2019
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dancingdrummer1
Dulles, VA1 contribution
Couples
Our lovely adventure starts with being picked up our hotel by our great guide Robert who is quite infomative about the area , a lovely scenic drive to the the Park where we meet the ranger ,and take a fun 4 wheel drive to the bear blind . A short hop from the truck to the shelter . and then yes Bears ,and birds but Whats best is the good company of people who love what they do , and care about the nature and the life in the area . I could not recommend this enough if your in Romania make sure you bring extra batteries for your camera maybe an extra sd card for all the lovely shots you will get .

Thanks so much for the experience
Written June 4, 2019
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Thank you for your kinds words and detailed review. We really appreciate it. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written June 5, 2019
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A Beautiful Summer Sunday
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Amazing experience
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Best experience of Bear Watching
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Brilliant Bear Trip
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Wonderful experience!!!
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A must-do experience whilst in Brasov
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Excellent and Trustworthy
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Highlight of our Romanian Trip
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