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Absolute Carpathian

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Brasov, Romania
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About Absolute Carpathian
Authorized local travel agency from Brasov specialized in wildlife watching (tourism license no. 1166/20.02.2019, insurance policy no. 52500/01.01.2020). Enjoy our wild bears 3h visits to a bear hide (a facility where wild bears are attracted with food for close-up observations) accompanied by a ranger and our wildlife experts specialized in the interpretation of the different signs and behavior of the bears. Maximize your chances to see wild bears. No bear – no payment! Visit protected areas in search of birds the Carpathians and the Danube Delta. Track and watch bears, wolves and lynxes in uncontrolled conditions together with a wildlife researcher (no guarantees here) and combine these activities with visits to Bran Castle, the fortified churches in Transylvania and other cultural attractions in the medieval areas of Transylvania.
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Outtherestuart wrote a review Mar 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom65 contributions17 helpful votes
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Mission accomplished. Marius our experienced guide picked us up from our guesthouse very early in morning, to head out to the mountain forests. We chose several different lookout points, some of which were up some hard steep slopes over the three day tour. We saw roe and red deer, fox and wild boar. Simona was good enough to lend me a bear spray, which I feel is definitely needed on these hikes. On the third day afternoon hike was the hardest, we saw dozens of wolf, bear and Lynx footprints along a muddy path as we headed up to the high lookout point. After sitting there in the cold wind for over an hour watching the ravens and buzzards, there it was, a large male Lynx walking through a clearing below us. Although about 400 yards away, it was quite a good sighting through our binoculars and cameras. I definitely want to do this again.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Simona M, Owner at Absolute Carpathian
Responded Mar 24, 2020
Thank you for joining us, it was a pleasure to have you here!
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Kelly O wrote a review Nov 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom48 contributions8 helpful votes
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I found this tour through a search of reviews and recommendations (via Romania Friend). I’d booked it at the last minute almost (the morning of the tour) after being set free for the day on a group tour of Romania. You’re picked up at a petrol/gas station outside the city. Initially I was super nervous as the staff that asked us who we were waiting for had any idea about the group. But all was fine. You’re taken up to the park in the mountains either in a car or the jeep, then taken through the park in the rangers jeep. Both the guide and ranger had lots of stories to share and answered all the questions we had. We were then taken into a hideout/hut to sit and wait. 5 bears! We were told about the ones that could be identified and about their behaviour. Were even reassured when a curious bear came very close to the hut. It was amazing! Thanks so much. We were certainly the envy of our group for having such a wonderful experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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jodiecree wrote a review Sep 2019
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
I had a fantastic time with my guide Simona. I had a tailor made trip which I wanted to be wildlife based with a bear hide visit at the end. We visited a fish farm in the morning which was actually surrounded by beautiful scenery and had an array of bird life. We also saw plenty of signs of mammals such as wild boar and even bears. We went to the oak forest later which again was lovely, it was a great walk through the forest. The bear hide at the end topped it all, we saw about 13 bears in total, all completely wild bears. I would highly recommend this experience!! Simona was full of knowledge about the animals and the area.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Simona M, Owner at Absolute Carpathian
Responded Sep 27, 2019
Thank you Jodie, I also had a great time! Big hugs!
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Reijemtim wrote a review Jul 2019
Shanghai69 contributions54 helpful votes
Great guided tour inside a wild area in roemenia. I saw stond 8 different wild bears in there own habitat. Highly recommended
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Simona M, Owner at Absolute Carpathian
Responded Jul 25, 2019
Great you could join us!
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Jake Rogan wrote a review Jul 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
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We arranged our bear watching tour with Simona through WhatsApp which was very convenient & easy. We were picked up by Simona who was friendly & extremely knowledgeable, putting at ease any worries about coming into contact with wild bears. We were guided by Simona & a ranger, Stefan. Seeing wild bears was incredible, an absolute highlight of our trip & would highly recommend this company to anyone looking to book Bear watching in Romania. In total we saw 9 wild bears and a fox. We loved every second of it!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Simona M, Owner at Absolute Carpathian
Responded Sep 27, 2019
Thank you! We also enjoyed it very much!
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