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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Tudu 42323, Estonia
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

Firstly, let me just say the older reviews referring to bugs in the huts and noisy at night, etc. are for the old hides, they’ve now got newly built upgraded hides that are clean, comfortable, warm, completely bug-free, quiet and all around fantastic for sleeping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Peep R, Staff member at Natourest, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2018

Thank you, Patrick, for the positive feedback. We improved our hides and made them more comfortable. But sometimes, a mosquito or two will find a way to enter the hide, but that depends on the time of the year and in the Nordic wilderness, it's...More

Reviewed May 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Peep R, Guest Relations Manager at Natourest, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2018

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.

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

Date of experience: August 2016
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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

Date of experience: July 2016
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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

Date of experience: May 2016
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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

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Metsjeesus
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

Date of experience: August 2014
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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

Date of experience: September 2014
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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.

Date of experience: September 2014
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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

Date of experience: August 2014
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