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Bear hide experience

Great time bear watching from a basic but safe wooden hide! We saw bears on two occasions and 3 in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kelvin128
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Brown bears - a few things to know before you go!

To start, seeing bears in their own habitat in the wild is a very special experience. But I just... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2016
Leigh2888
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We offer the possibility to spend a night in Alutaguse Brown Bear and Wildlife watching hide. Alutaguse is huge taiga forest and bog area in N-E of Estonia where about half of 700 Estonian brown bears live. We opened 2 new hides in a new location in 2017! The new hides have windows opening to two sides. Northern windows overlook a taiga forest and the most common mammals you might see are raccoon dogs and brown bears. Southern windows offer a view to a stream and flooded meadow. Sometimes elk and roe deer come to feed on the meadow and beavers occasionally swim by. Ural owl and fox come here, hunt for mouses and sometimes also goshawk, sparrowhawk, golden eagle, white-tailed eagle and buzzards appear looking for food. Rare visitors of the scenery include wolf, lynx, otter, mink and wild boar. Hides are simple, comfortable and cosy, they have separated cabins with bunk beds and dry toilet. It is possible to take pictures through glass and photo hatch.
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4 weeks ago
“Bear hide experience”
Aug 23, 2016
“Brown bears - a few things to know before you go!”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Tudu 42323, Estonia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time bear watching from a basic but safe wooden hide! We saw bears on two occasions and 3 in total i believe. Surreal experience and very exciting. Such an adrenaline rush. It was a bittersweet moment as the bears came after it was too...More

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Peep R, Guest Relations Manager at Natourest, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kelvin, thank you for the positive feedback. It is great to hear that your patience paid off and you got to see 3 different bears during one stay! Which, by the way, is a really good observation. You are always welcomed back for more thrills.

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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

To start, seeing bears in their own habitat in the wild is a very special experience. But I just wanted to list a few things I wish I knew before our stay. We stayed in the more expensive Lux cabin. The drive from Tallinn is...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2016

Stayed in two person luxury photo hide for two nights in July 2016. Saw bears on six occasions between these nights. Lots of other wildlife as well. Couple of things to say which aren't a complaints at all but should be known, hide is approx....More

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Reviewed May 28, 2016

We were glad of the Tom Tom which got us easily to the meeting place. Prewarned about mozzi spray we set off to the hide and made ourselves comfortable. The seats are excellent and I was pleasantly surprised at the non smelly dry loo and...More

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Reviewed October 23, 2015

It was the third time we were in Alutaguse. We arrived at the hut, and placed the cameras in place. Fifteen minutes later, he was applying - the raccoon dog. Sniffing around and checked the situation. After few minutes had been a total of five...More

1  Thank Metsjeesus
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Reviewed November 3, 2014

It was late August. We arrived quite late around 5 pm. After unpacking in the big hide we started to await for bears. I took a little snack when others called me to watch fox ! He was pretty but didn't stay for long. Next...More

2  Thank Uuno O
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Reviewed October 10, 2014

I booked a two night visit through NaTourEst via e-mail which included collection from Tallinn Airport. I spent the first night in the two person hide and was delighted when a large male bear appeared before dark allowing me to get some impressive photos. The...More

1  Thank jjboyle1999
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Reviewed September 26, 2014

Nowadays it is very common that city people(children) only see wild animals from television and in the zoo. This kind of bear watching gives a good opportunity to come into the woods, enjoy beautiful Estonian forests and the wildlife, in a safe environment.

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Reviewed September 25, 2014

Saw a bear at 7PM in the evening, others saw more bears at 9PM and then at 11PM. Also raccoon dogs and foxes and lots of birds. Bring your own binoculars. Definitely bring along lots of tea and cookies for the wait. For yourself of...More

Thank marion o
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Reviewed September 24, 2014

I booked a night in the main hide through www.natourest.ee as a 30th birthday treat to myself and it was worth every euro cent! Triin was very helpful quickly confirming my booking (I booked fairly last minute) and providing information on the meeting point and...More

1  Thank Jonathan P
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