Please be aware that the bear hide does not have a toilet. No food or drinks provided on this tour and we don't recommend bringing anything else than a bottle of water. Bears have highly sensitive smell.
No flash or red light allowed when taking pictures as they scare the bears away. Do not wear perfume or strong odours.
Please wear appropriate clothing and shoes for walking in the forest for about 5-10 minutes (dull colours, layer clothing including wind/water proof depending on weather).
Meeting point and exact start time will be agreed after request, depending on season.
We will drive to a nearby forest up in the hills around Brasov where our bear observation hide is located. This is where we stay for the next 2-3 hours. You must keep silent, remain patient and prepare your cameras ready. The forest is silent and we don't want to scare the bears and wild animals away.
The hide offers an excellent viewing point - we just need to be ready! As bears are wild animals, they come and feed only when they want, as nature cannot be controlled. So even though the chances of seeing them are very high, there are no guarantees they will come. It's also possible that other animals will show up (lynx, foxes or wolves) - so you might be very lucky!
We really enjoyed this tour! It was incredible to see wild bears up so close. We saw 2 grown females and a grown female with her 3 cubs. Simona was really helpful and informative and was able to answer all of our questions. It was an invaluable experience and Romanian Friend were a great company to work with. They were able to accommodate us on very short notice and it was great value for money! Would recommend to anyone! Thanks guys!
We had a brilliant time Bear Watching, thank you very much. Simona was excellent and did a really good job. We were delighted to actually see five bears and the whole process was done very professionally. Our group of six all felt the same and it was the highlight of our week in Romania. Thank you once for your input and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone!
We really enjoyed the bear watching experience in Brasov! Simona was a knowledgeable and friendly guide, the short walk to the bear hide was really beautiful and we had a really great view of the bears from the cabin. We would definitely recommend this tour to others visiting the Brasov area! We also found the Romanian Friend website really helpful in general for our trip to Romania, particularly the city travel guides which gave us lots of useful tips on what to see and where to go.
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