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Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes provided by NeoTour Brasov

Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes

Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes
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Built by a professional photographer, the bear hides in the Tusnad area are designed to offer tourists the best bear watching experience in Romania. A one-way mirror window prevents bears from seeing inside so that tourists can safely watch these animals from as close as 10 meters. Sometimes they even come right to the windows. The bear hides are specially built on the ground, at the same level with the animals and they are completely safe. Moreover, they are perfect for professional and also amateur photographers. Inside, there is enough space to sit down and relax while enjoying this wonderful experience. We are against wildlife hunting and because we promote sustainable tourism, we want our guests to see living bears in their natural habitat, not at the ZOO or in a reservation. You will be picked up from your location in Brasov and taken to Tusnad area, where you will participate at the bear watching activity. In the end, you will be dropped off at your location in Brasov.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • 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
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
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: 70407P31
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your location in Brasov
  • Access to the bear watching site
  • Alcoholic drinks tasting at the bear hide
Exclusions
  • Meals and snacks
  • Water & drinks
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off our travelers at their location in Brasov.
  • 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
  • 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 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your location in Brasov
  • Access to the bear watching site
  • Alcoholic drinks tasting at the bear hide
Exclusions
  • Meals and snacks
  • Water & drinks
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up and drop off our travelers at their location in Brasov.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Saint Anna Lake
  • You'll return to the starting point
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TripleDutch
Almere, The Netherlands221 contributions
Great bear watching experience!
Aug 2021
In Brasov different bear watching options were offered and it took me a lot of time to sort them out. And in the end we were very happy that we chose the "Bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes" experience.

Communication with the guide already started before the tour which ensured a smooth pick up. We were positively surprised that we were the only three persons in the group. The car and driver were excellent.

Our guide Irina entertained us on our 1 1/2 hour trip to the bear hide with nice facts about bears and life in Romania in general. She is not only very knowledgeable, but also a nice person.

After arriving at a parking lot, we hiked for a few minutes with some other groups and an armed ranger to the bear hide. Irina made sure we got the best seats in the house.

The bear hide was great: as the hide is on ground level, the bears can come close to the windows. We were lucky to see three of them during our excursion (although we know that this is not guaranteed because wildlife is always unpredictable).

We fully recommend this tour for the great guide and excellent bear hide the tour visits!
Written 26 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Harry, thank you for booking this tour with us. I'm so glad you saw the bears and I was able to give you more information about their life and behaviour. Looking forward seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written 14 October 2021
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Yennefer Voorhees
Brasov, Romania31 contributions
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 picturesque. Once inside the hide you’ll see the bears in their natural environment without disturbing them. The pictures you can get while in the hide of the bears turn out so perfect. Our guide Robert was passionate, proficient, knowledgeable, witty and warm. Overall I had a sublime experience. I definitely recommend taking this bear watching tour if you want to see bears and learn about them.

By the way NeoTours is the best company to do tours with! They offer a variety of tours with the best guides. This was my second tour with them and once again great experience!
Written 27 July 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Yennefer, Thanks a lot for your kind words! They really mean a lot for us. Looking forward to meeting you again in Romania. Kind regards, Robert Lazar Guide
Written 5 August 2021
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andnorge
Skien, Norway3 contributions
Bear tour
Jul 2021 • Solo
I did a bear tour in July 2021 to the land of volcanoes. I experienced the company as very professional and a company that tried to help me to find the tour that was the best for me. They guide gave good information during the trip and I got the feeling that they wanted to do what they could to make me have the best experience. I am also into photography and the guide made sure I got a spot in the front closest to the windows in the bear hide so I could get as good photos as possible. The guide also gave me a lot of tips and help for hiking the next day. So very helpful and good guide.

We saw two bears during the time one the hide.

The negative aspect to the tour was that there were too many people in the bear hide, in my opinion. I counted at least 35 people in the bear hide at the same time. This is way too crowded, especially in a Corona pandemic, but I would say also in normal circumstances. We were sitting very close to each other and there were no possibility to have 1 meter distance. It also got very hot in the bear hide because of all peole. This was not the fault of the company, but the rangers that had admitted far too many people from different companies this day. But especially in these time, that is not good for the experience.
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Andreas, thank you for booking the tour „Bear Watching in the Land of Volcanoes” with us. I am glad I was able to give you some information about the bears and the hiking tours. Hope you didn't regret choosing to hike the “Piatra Mica” Peak. Regarding the bear hide, you're right. It was unexpected to see so many people also for us. I can assure you that we transmitted your complaint to the ranger and we are trying our best working with him to avoid this kind of situation in the future. Looking forward to seeing you again in Romania! Best Regards, Irina
Written 6 August 2021
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Lienert C
2 contributions
Bear watching
Jun 2021 • Friends
The tour was really nice !
Easy Communication with the tour guides, Really friendly and motivated people.
Written 4 July 2021
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Lienert, Thanks a lot for your review. Indeed, communication is very important for us and in general, in the tourism industry. Hope to see you soon in Romania. We have a lot to show :) Regards, Robert Lazar, guide
Written 7 July 2021
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fischpet
Braunschweig, Germany66 contributions
Family of bears in the wild
So first of all: I am amazed by the tour in total. The organisation, the people and what I got to see (photos below).

You will be driven into the woods to a little hut run by a forest ranger. He will spread out a bag of corn just in front of the huts window. Soon enough a few bears appear (2 cubs and two grown females). Now you can sit back, relax and enjoy the bears feast and casually fight or rubbing their backs on a dead tree. I had a blast!

Also we were offered self made palinka - non stop. Once my glass was empty it mystically filled up again 😂

And last but not least about the amazing organisation and how you’re being taken care of. I got the contact to Robert, one of the agencies guys who took me to the trip. He will not only answer all question you might have beforehand, he also gave me heaps of tips about other activities or restaurants for my stay in Brasov.

Thumbs up!
Written 1 August 2020
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Peter, Thank you for your detailed review. I hope it wasn't too much palinka for you :) As for the bears, it's very important to see them in the wild, in their natural habitat, instead of taking pictures with them looking in the dumpsters. We have so many bears in Romania and seeing them with a minimum of intervention is the key. Looking forward to seeing you again in Brasov, why not, for a wildlife tracking tour! Regards, Robert Lazar Guide
Written 3 August 2020
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Edward P
1 contribution
Fantastic bear watching experience!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We met Robert at his office in Brasov and booked bear watching about 1.5 hrs from Brasov. The experience was fantastic, really nice ranger called Janosh (not sure of spelling). We saw 5 bears, a wild boar as uwell as foxes and deer. The hide was well designed with plenty of space, the ranger helped to pass the time waiting for the animals with a few palinca.
Written 7 June 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Edward! Thanks for your kind review. Indeed, Janos is very friendly and he really loves his job. I hope you also liked the other recommendations in the area :) Looking forward to meeting you again! Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written 9 June 2019
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dancingdrummer1
Dulles, VA1 contribution
A Fantastic way to spend a day in Romania
May 2019 • Couples
Our lovely adventure starts with being picked up our hotel by our great guide Robert who is quite infomative about the area , a lovely scenic drive to the the Park where we meet the ranger ,and take a fun 4 wheel drive to the bear blind . A short hop from the truck to the shelter . and then yes Bears ,and birds but Whats best is the good company of people who love what they do , and care about the nature and the life in the area . I could not recommend this enough if your in Romania make sure you bring extra batteries for your camera maybe an extra sd card for all the lovely shots you will get .

Thanks so much for the experience
Written 4 June 2019
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Thank you for your kinds words and detailed review. We really appreciate it. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written 5 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jon Jon
17 contributions
Amazing and fun!
Jun 2019 • Couples
What a great experience and our guide Robert was so above and beyond! We loved the experience. The blind was comfortable and the company was great! I got amazing pictures from the experience!
Written 4 June 2019
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Hi Jon-Anna, Thank you for your kind review. I really had a lot of fun with you. Looking forward to seeing you soon, back in Romania. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written 5 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nomad
5 contributions
Amazing moments with bears
Jun 2019 • Couples
I cant say enough good things about Robert and this amazing oppertunity. The blind is comfortable and afforded an amazing experience. Bears came as close as 3 feet away. My pictures are amazing and the memories will last forever. Robert went above and beyond and we had a lovely experience.
Written 4 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi, Excellent photos and thanks for the review. Looking forward to meeting you again! All the best, Robert Lazar
Written 5 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Celesta C
2 contributions
Amazing bear watching experience!
Me and a friend actually booked a trip to go bear watching near Braşov but due to weather circumstances it wasn’t possible at the time (heavy snow). Robert advised us to choose for another bear watching experience instead and we didn’t regret it at all! Robert is a very friendly and welcoming person who will definitely make sure you will have a great time. We went to two bear hides and at the second hide we saw a bear coming out of the forest for his evening meal. We had a fantastic afternoon and it was truly amazing to see a bear living in the wild. Thank you Robert for this wonderful experience!
Written 2 April 2019
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NeoTour_Brasov
Hi Celesta, Thank you a lot for your kind words. It was a pleasure having you as my guests and I hope you will return someday to Romania to discover other fascinating things that this country has to offer. Best regards, Robert Lazar
Written 3 April 2019
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: NeoTour Brasov
MagdaPearson
MagdaPearson
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To repeat
Friendly and knowledgeable guide. Helpful ranger. Excellent location and surroundings. Our little one (11 years
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
PatrickP3422
PatrickP3422
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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
evastijger
evastijger
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Great
Irina provided us with a lot of information and answered all our questions. We saw 5 bears and a fox at the feeding
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
aimarh2021
aimarh2021
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Watching wildlife
We did the tour with Irina and it was amazing. Irina explained us enthusiasticaly much information about the animal
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
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maxbJ2518EJ
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super guides, many bears, interesting and exciting day!
We had a great afternoon/evening! Contact via WhatsApp was very easy and we got a tour for the same day. we were th
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.
Marina S
Marina S
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Family time in Brasov
I offered this family trip to my parents and was a very surprising pleasant discovery! Irina, our guide, organised
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