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Danube Delta Bird Watching Tours, Romania - 6 Days

Danube Delta Bird Watching Tours, Romania
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6-day bird watching tour including 4 boat tours (around 6 hours per day) in Danube Delta with guide – searching for birds, animals and landscapes with 5 nights accommodation, all meals with traditional fish dishes.

Day 1
Day-1: Arrival

After you make yourself confortable you can have dinner. Before or after dinner you can take a little walk nearby. During this walk you can see our village and the Danube shores.

After  dinner we will discuss, over a glass of local wine, some little details about our behaviour and safety during the boat trip.

Day 2
Day-2: Meet the Danube Delta!

After breakfast, we will go to the boat (5 minutes  walk till there). The trip lasts about 6 hours.

During the tour you'll have the chance to see lot of birds: the Kingfisher, White-tailed Eagles, Pelicans, Purple heron, Grey heron, Squacco Heron, White egret, Little egret, Cormorants, Mute swan, Glossy ibis, lot of Dutchs species, Mallard, Goose and many others. We may also see The East Asian raccoon dog, Wild cats, Wild boars,  Eurasian otter etc.

On returning you will have lunch consisting of traditional fish dishes.

After you rest, we recommend you take a walk on the Bestepe Hill Natural Reserve, wich offers you a nice panorama of the entire Danube Delta and a lot of landscapes. The reserve is one of the rare protected areas where steppe meadows are found on both limestone and siliceous substrates, which increases the total number of plant species.

If you’re lucky,  you can take some photos of a very spectacular sunset.

We plan the activities for the next day.

Day 3
Day-3: Lets discover more!

Today, after the breakfast, we will go in some new areas of the Danube Delta. You can discover lakes and tunnel channels. You will not feel that the 6 hours trip is over and the lunch, near a glass of our traditional romanian wine will prepare you for discussions about your new love, the Danube Delta.

Day 4
Day-4: Meet the The Black Sea!

We think that it is time to see how the Danube river meet the Black Sea. If the weather permits you can also take a bath in the sea. It will be a long trip, but with lot of nice surprises. You will see forests, sand dunes, lianes etc.

For the last day we will discuss together, after the dinner, what is the best trip to make. Were the lakes you attraction, was the Black Sea, the forests? Let’s make the plan for tomorrow.

Day 5
Day-5: - Your choice

Is your choise today, you will make the plan. The last day, the best experience.

Day 6
Day-6: Good by my love!

Enjoy the breakfast.

We have time to remember the joy of the last days.

Are you in love with the Danube Delta? Hope “Yes”!

See you next time! We are here!

Kingfisher, White-tailed Eagles, Pelicans, Purple heron, Grey heron, Squacco Heron, White egret, Little egret, Cormorants, Mute swan, Glossy ibis, lot of Dutchs species, Mallard, Goose and many others.

What is included?

  • All accommodation or lodgings based on double occupancy (Single occupancy available for an additional charge/cost)
  • Spacious and comfortable tented accommodation, including bed linen, towels, shower gel and slippers with a private bathroom en-suite.
  • Services of a professional guide, english speaking, complete with a supply boat
  • Boat cruises in customised passenger boats
  • All entrance and camping fees for the Danube Delta Natural Reserve
  • All meals
  • All activities as specified in the itinerary
  • All Applicable Taxes
  • Personalised checklists
  • Water/cofee throughout the trip/tour

What is not included?

  • All flights
  • Items of personal nature (incl. binoculars and telescopes)
  • Staff gratuities
  • Optional safari extensions
  • Any drinks at lodge
  • Travel & medical insurance (incl. personal equipment and repatriation)
  • Anything else not mentioned in “What is included”
  • Airport transfer - available with extracosts
Wildlife Reviews
4.93 stars
- based on 5  reviews
  1. A wonderful place for photographers
    Valeriu Dan24 May 2019
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    Being passionate about photography, I chose this location with my colleagues at the New Age Photography School following careful documentation. So, once in this location, we had the opportunity to photograph in a relatively tight perimeter many bird species and the rides are of rare beauty.
  2. Unforgettable experience
    Mihaela Ulian25 May 2019
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    An unforgettable experience both in terms of location and places visited! The accommodation conditions are good and the traditional food offers a great experience. The visit to the Delta was especially interesting due to the landscape but also due to the documented information provided by our host.
  3. Nice place to stay
    Mihaela16 May 2019
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    The location is close to the Danube, trip boat can be arranged, extremly clean location. Good food, friendly atitude of the owner. Good value for the money. Nice ideas for nearby trips.
  4. Danube Delta - birdwatching and wildlife photography
    Stefan Dragan26 Oct 2018
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    We spent 4 extraordinary days at Bunica Maria, in Mahmudia. The food was fresh and very tasty. Guided tours for birdwatching and wildlife photography have remained in our souls, so we are already preparing for another two holidays this year.
  5. Best experience ever!
    Crina D.25 Jan 2019
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    If you love the nature that's the place you would love to be. Boat trips, birdwatching and that wild life. 😍 The owners are also very friendly and happy to help you with everything you need! I highly recommend Bunica Maria! Enjoy your staying! 😍

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Why should I book with Bunica Maria?

Visit the only Delta entirely declared Natural reserve, unwinding in a locally owned Guesthouse, enjoying traditonal food like Grandma use to make. Admire Pelicans, Purple Herons, Pygmy cormorants, Rollers, Bee-eaters in a conservation-minded tour, while savouring locally sourced fresh food.

What sort of accommodation do you supply?

Built in classical style, following elements of traditional and rustic design, our location retains the charm of a bygone age, but with all modern facilities at hand and keeping a cosy, relaxing environment. We are looking forward to welcome you in our 8 rooms, with private bathrooms, air conditioning, TV cable, free Wi-Fi and central heating. You have access to free parking. You can also enjoy our small library or have a nice, quiet dinner on the patio.

Do you arrange airport pick up/drop off?

Yes, we can offer this service with extracosts.

Do you need a minimum fitness level to join this tour?

No special fitness level. We will travel by confortable boats and you will sit down all the time.

Do you have any age restrictions to join this tour?

Even if you are young or have a respectable age this tour is appropriate for you! You olny need to love nature :)

How do you support local communities during this tour?

First of all we are a local young family with two children, who decided to go back home, closer to nature, to traditions and healthy culture. Our employes are also local people. In our area is a high school with tourism profile. We have a contract with them to prepare children for this industry. We make internships 2-3 months in the summer. Is our support for the community. Doing this we want to help local children to remain home for the future, to have a job home. At this moment lots of them are leaving the town or the country. In the summer, we offer training for a student from the local school.

Do you met the minimum criteria of Responsible travel standard?

A very important point is to help local people to understand the real value of their living place, the real value of the Danube Delta, as not only a living place, but a very important place for the world. We hired local people and we collaborate with the local school, preparing the students(aprentice ships) for a future in a responsible tourism. We serve only home made dishes, in the most traditional way. We use solar panel for whater heating. We use binoculars in our trips, as the birds can be seen, but not to be distrurb. We use LED bulbs in the building; We separate the plastic botles from the rest of the garbage. Before leaving in a tour, we have a few minutes of discussion with the tourists(something like a little training) about the environment: do not harm flowers, we will now stay close by birds that's why we are using binoculars, do not leave the garbage in the area, keep silence, use your life-vest etc. Local projects that we visit include the near by ecological reconstruction zone Carasuhat. The project is sustained by WWF.

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EUR799 / per person
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This tour is operated by: Bunica Maria

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Tour Facts

  • The Danube Delta - Romania
  • Set Departure
  • Set Departure Tour
  • Birds
  • 6
  • 6 Days
  • April - November
  • 30+
  • Moderate
  • No
  • English
  • Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport - Constanza or Henri Coanda Airport - Bucharest
  • Mihail Kogalniceanu Airport - Constanza or Henri Coanda Airport - Bucharest