Brown Bear Watching in the Wild: Brown bears (Ursus arctos) have a large global distribution which reflects their ability to adapt to a variety of habitats. The brown bear's principal range includes parts of Russia, India, China, Canada, the United States (mostly Alaska), Scandinavia and the Carpathian region (especially Romania). There are estimated to be more than 200.000 brown bears worldwide, with approximately 5.500 individuals in the Carpathian region of Romania.
They are amongst the largest living carnivores and can grow to an enormous size, males up to 350kg, and females to 200kg. Adult males tend to be on average 8 to 10% larger than females. They have good hearing, an excellent sense of smell and can live for up to 30 years. We offer you the opportunity to see and admire the brown bears in their own habitat from a specially designed observation hide in the Transilvanian forest.
The forest ranger takes you in the forest, on a mountain path, walking for a few hundred meters to the hide where you wait quietly for wildlife watching (walking time aprox. 20 minutes). There are high chances (statistically more then 80%) to spot the Carpathian Brown Bear, sometimes a female with her cubs, sometimes a larger male bear, but you can also spot the wildboar, roe deer and red dear, wolves, linx and even some game birds. Do not forget that wildlife have their own way of living and we, humans, try to approach them as much as possible in their natural habitat.
Duration: Between 3 and 4 hours
Start/opening time: Depending on the sunset time the tour starts at 4:30 pm or 5:30 pm. You will be advised on the exact starting time and availability after you have booked the trip.
Others: We cannot guarantee 100% that you will be able to see any of the wildlife listed above. Suitable for ages 18 to 75.