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Bear watching experience near Brasov provided by NeoTour Brasov

Bear watching experience near Brasov

Bear watching experience near Brasov
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Thanks to the relatively low level of human intervention, Romania has become home to the largest brown bear population in Europe. Here, in the heart of the Carpathian mountains, you have the chance to observe these majestic animals in their natural habitat, find out interesting facts about the bear life in the wilderness and capture unique moments with your camera. Join us for a short bear-watching adventure trip in the forests near Brașov, together with a specialized forest ranger that will answer all your questions. What makes the tour with us different is that we will teach you about bears life, winter habits, diet and mating. We strongly believe this is a great opportunity to learn, apart from taking amazing pictures.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70407P1
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Forest ranger escort in the forest
Exclusions
  • Tips & gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov. Please contact before the tour to arrange pick up details.
  • 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
  • Bears have a very sensitive smell so please don’t bring any kind of food or snacks. Also, please don’t use perfume or other scents.
  • Dress adequately. Wear sturdy shoes and try to avoid brights colors.
  • During the activity don’t use flash or any other lights, as these might scare the animals. Please turn off your camera’s focus assist light.
  • Bears are dangerous and unpredictable wild animals. Please don’t try to feed them or act like they are pets. In case you encounter one avoid eye contact, don’t try to run or climb into trees and listen to the forest ranger’s advice.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov
  • English speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Forest ranger escort in the forest
Exclusions
  • Tips & gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We offer pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Brasov. Please contact before the tour to arrange pick up details.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Bears have a very sensitive smell so please don’t bring any kind of food or snacks. Also, please don’t use perfume or other scents.
  • Dress adequately. Wear sturdy shoes and try to avoid brights colors.
  • During the activity don’t use flash or any other lights, as these might scare the animals. Please turn off your camera’s focus assist light.
  • Bears are dangerous and unpredictable wild animals. Please don’t try to feed them or act like they are pets. In case you encounter one avoid eye contact, don’t try to run or climb into trees and listen to the forest ranger’s advice.
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
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5.0
49 reviews
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Barry W
1 contribution
Highlight of our Romanian Trip
Oct 2021
Apart from the obligatory visit to Bran (Dracula's) castle, we travelled to Romania without any pre planned excursions or expectations. Reviews of worthwhile things to do in Brasov, cross-referenced to Trip advisor reviews (and availability so late in October - not all tours were taking bookings), my 17 year old son and I opted for this tour.
Communications from the outset with Robert were excellent - for example, plenty of notice was given for the pick-up time to be brought forward, in order that we could benefit from the experience by having the optimum amount of daylight.
The drive to the hide was not too long and Robert provided plenty of interesting facts about the bears.
The hide was shared with another party, and everyone had a clear view from the windows.
A short amount of patience is rewarded with the buzz of anticipation and excitement when the first black snout pokes tentatively out of the undergrowth. Robert had binoculars on hand to get an even better view, once the bears appeared.
The bears' confidence seemed to grow the whole time we watched and the visit culminated in a male and female appearing together, with a confident fox loitering in the background.
On the return journey, Robert gave us a chance to stop and photograph the beautiful scenery and gave us a choice of drop off locations. he also subsequently forwarded a photo that he had taken of me and enquired about our journey home. A brilliant host and guide and a thoroughly recommended trip.
Written 1 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Barry, Now this is a thorough review! Thanks a lot! Also, I am glad you were quite lucky with the weather, normally, end of October isn't the best for bear watching. Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania to discover even more than Bran castle. For instance, Piatra Craiului mountains, the beautiful range that you immortalized in the evening photos, is definitely a must! Kindest regards, Robert Lazar
Written 2 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fantastic
Oct 2021 • Family
Fantastic and unforgettable experience. We saw the bears from close range. We had the hierarcy amongst them explained by the guide. The guide was very knowledgeble and shared his enthusiasm and caring for wildlife in Romania. We can highly recommend the tour.
Christine & Niels
Written 22 October 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, Thanks a lot for your kind words and for recommending us. I had much fun with you during the tour and I am looking forward to meeting you again in Romania! :) Robert Lazar
Written 1 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Magda P
Zurich, Switzerland5 contributions
To repeat
Oct 2021 • Family
Friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Helpful ranger.
Excellent location and surroundings.

Our little one (11 years old) simply adored it.

Thanks a lot, Robert and Nelu :)
Written 16 October 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, Thanks a lot for your kind words. I am glad your daughter liked the experience of seeing the bears in the wild. Hope to see you soon back in Romania :) Kindest regards, Robert Lazar
Written 20 October 2021
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Patrick P
Carlow, Ireland2 contributions
Incredible experience with a brilliant guide.
I visited Romania and brasov as it was always a dream of mine to see bears in the wild. Shortly after booking this tour irina contacted me via WhatsApp and made arrangements for collection from my accommodation. Irina was an amazing tour guide, friendly , passionate and very knowledgeable about the bears and the wildlife of Romania.the experience of seeing the bears in their natural habitat is one I will never forget. In total we saw 7 bears, 5 female and 2 males. You watch from a comfortable hide and watch the bears as they feed close by. An experience I will never forget.
Written 25 September 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Patrick. First of all, thank you for booking this tour with us. Seeing bears in the wild is a thrilling experience, indeed. I'm glad I was able to give you more information about bears' life and behavior. Looking forward seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written 14 October 2021
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Eva S
1 contribution
Great
Sep 2021 • Solo
Irina provided us with a lot of information and answered all our questions. We saw 5 bears and a fox at the feedingplace, which was wonderful (we stayed there for 1 hour and a bit).
Written 13 September 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Eva, thank you for booking this tour. I'm glad I was able to give you some information about the bears' life. Hope you enjoyed seeing them and the fox in the wild. Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written 17 September 2021
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Aimar Herran
3 contributions
Watching wildlife
Jul 2021 • Couples
We did the tour with Irina and it was amazing. Irina explained us enthusiasticaly much information about the animals, the wild Life and the country too, and we could be easily six bears. The guide was really professional and she did the tour interesting. In muy opinion it was the best way to see bears respecting their lifestyle and the environment.
Written 31 July 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Aimar, thank you for booking the Bear Watching tour with us. As I told you, this tour is not only about taking pictures, it's about learning the bears' life. I am glad I was able to tell you some interesting facts about them and you could see them in their natural environment. Hope you enjoyed your trip in Romania and it wasn't too much palinca and horinca :). Looking forward to seeing you in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written 6 August 2021
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Moritz
1 contribution
super guides, many bears, interesting and exciting day!
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had a great afternoon/evening! Contact via WhatsApp was very easy and we got a tour for the same day. we were the only guests and were picked up at our accommodation. During the trip we got a lots of interesting information about the region, the country, the bears,...
Our guides, Robert and Andreea, were super friendly and also faszinated about the bears an the nature. We learned a lot about bears and how to behave in ordner not to disturb their natural habits. We could see six bears at once and we had a lot of time to make fotos or just sit and watch the bears. We can highly recommend this tour!
Thanks for the exciting day!!!
Written 23 July 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Mortiz, Thanks for the review and for booking with us. Seeing bears in the wild is a thrilling experience, and this tour is not only about taking pictures, is also about learning interesting facts about bears. We really hope you took good pictures, but also enjoyed the details about bears’ life, food, mating habits. Best Regards, Irina
Written 27 July 2021
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Vladimir H
1 contribution
Magical
Jun 2021 • Couples
Wonderful experience, woul recommend the agency to anyone visiting the Carpathian mountains. Also was the ideal birthday gift for me.
Written 12 June 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the tours (Seven Ladders Canyon and Bear watching tour). Looking forward to seeing you next time in Brasov for another experience. Best Regards, Irina
Written 13 June 2021
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Lara
3 contributions
My highlight in Romania!
Apr 2021
We spontaneously booked a bear tour with Robert and were provided with tips throughout our stay in Brasov, be it restaurant recommendations for vegetarians or hikes that you can also do in the snow.
The bear tour itself will stay in my memory forever, the ranger and Robert provided us with a lot of information. I was particularly impressed by the fact that animal welfare was a priority and they made us aware of various things we had to do in order not to endanger animal welfare.
Written 13 April 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Lara, Thanks for the review! You're not the first one to say that the bear watching tour was a memorable experience. Many of our guests are coming from countries which don't have wildlife anymore and seeing the brown bears in their natural habitat is truly a highlight of their visit in Romania. Not mentioning the fact that they are coming here just for this. Looking forward to meeting you again in Brasov... maybe for a cycling tour? :) Regards, Robert Lazar
Written 14 April 2021
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Florascafe
Naxxar, Malta4 contributions
Great experience with Neotour
Nov 2019 • Solo
A very good tour, saw a lot of bears even in November due to exceptionally warm weather. Guide Robertwas very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. A truly satisfying experience
Written 19 November 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi, Thank you for the review. I still cannot believe how much activity was there at the bear hide. The good weather helped a lot, that's for sure. Seeing three wild boars and a mother bear with three cubs (+ one male) was a thrilling experience :) Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written 20 November 2019
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Wayne1981Chapman
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Excellent and Trustworthy
Did a few tours with this company, a private tour was requested which involved a long drive to Corvin Castle and De
rhystheblob
rhystheblob
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Educational and inspirational
This was the first time we ever had a real educational tour about stargazing. Alex was so enthusiastic and inspirin
JoeThompsonTAC
JoeThompsonTAC
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The closest you may ever get to a wild bear...and survive!
I always wanted to see brown bears in the wild and found this tour after a quick google search. It was very easy to
Dan L
Dan L
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Great guide and amazing mushrooms
We had a great tour with Robert. He is an excellent guide and told us every thing there is to know about mushrooms
5banua
5banua
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Bear watching & nature
We had a great time during this trip! It was a nice mixture of hiking, exploring nature and of course, the highligh
TripleDutch
TripleDutch
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Great bear watching experience!
In Brasov different bear watching options were offered and it took me a lot of time to sort them out. And in the en
nn914
nn914
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12/10 would recommend!
Irina was a wonderful guide! We had a really lovely time with her and appreciate all of her knowledge she shared wi
Bob2808
Bob2808
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Best experience
Very well prepared, sociable, easy to communicate, helpful. We enjoyed and for sure will look forward to have other
Z6843OAmarc
Z6843OAmarc
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Awesome diversified Wholeday-Trip in a very small group (in my case just 2 persons)
The tour was a full day of Romanian nature and culture. Irina, our guide, and her father, who drove us around the w
Yennefer V
Yennefer V
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Evening of Bear Watching
This bear watching tour was so unique and exclusive. The scenery during the short hike to the hide is serene and pi
andnorge
andnorge
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Bear tour
I did a bear tour in July 2021 to the land of volcanoes. I experienced the company as very professional and a compa
Curiosity575489
Curiosity575489
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A fantastic experience !
Very nice tour in a breathtaking natural scenery ! Our guide Irina was very helpful and told us a lot
Rick_Hart2000
Rick_Hart2000
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Amazing Trip
It was a wonderful trip, especially watching the bears from really close without disturbing them. Our guide, Irina
Trail63551140330
Trail63551140330
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Great one day hiking and wild life exploration trip
We had a great time with Robert during our one day trip through the forests of Covasna and Harghita countys. He too
El_Veveroun
El_Veveroun
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Bear watching
I can recommend Robert as a guide. He is professional and he is doing his best all the time to satisfy your needs.
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