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Birdwatching in Southern Danube Delta

Birdwatching in Southern Danube Delta

799€ per explorer

This private tour dedicated to the Danube Delta is available in English guiding (on request in different languages), it starts in Bucharest (on request in Constanța), it has the accommodation in Sarichioi village and it lasts 5 days (4 nights).  

On our way to the Danube Delta, on the first day we will discover the historical center of Constanța, the old seaport at the Black Sea, and the ruins of Histria, the first pontic fortress on the map of the Roman Empire and the famous fortress of Enisala. In the evening we will arrive in Sarichioi, where we’ll be accomodated in a beautiful traditional guest house.

During the next three days we will slowly explore the Southern part of the Danube Delta in a search for bird colonies that populate this part of the delta. If you are a birdwatching lover, you will truly be impressed by the extremely rich fauna. The vast reed stretch is the home of 327 species of birds and that’s about 81% of Romania’s avifauna. 

Finally, on the last day we will return to Bucharest via Hârșova – Slobozia route, an extremely spectacular road thanks to its endless agricultural crops and hundreds of wind-farms.

Above, in the tabs of the page, you will find more details about the highlights of the itinerary + the timetable of it and the rates + the services included in this Birdwatching tour in Southern Danube Delta.

Can we help you with any other information? Don’t hesitate to contact us! Are you already convinced that this trip to Danube Delta attracts you the best? Then make the first steps and book now by filling out the form on the last tab!

5 Days
4-8 explorers
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DAY 1 - Exploring Dobrogea
  • 07:00 - 07:15 We meet in Bucharest - pick up from your hotel or from another place established together.
  • 07:15 - 10:00 We hit the road to Constanța via A2 highway.
  • 10:00 - 14:00 We visit the main attractions of Constanța. This ancient seaport is known for more than two thousands years and has the name of Tomis, a former Greek and later Roman colony. Closer to the present, King Carol I was in love with this place and raised it to the rank of national and later international seaside resort.
  • 14:00 - 16:00 Lunch break in a great fishery located near the beach.
  • 16:00 - 20:00 We drive for about one hour to Histria where we visit the oldest urban structure in the country and the first pontic fortress on the map of the Roman Empire. Histria archaeological site covers 72 hectars and includes ruins of 7m high walls, a Roman forum, the temples of Aphrodite and Zeus, two Roman baths, eight basilicas, workshops and shopping areas. This whole place is one of the most important historical points in Romania and that’s for sure! After which, we continue our journey to the fortress of Enisala and then we arrive to Sarichioi village, the central point of this tour.
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Check-in and dinner at a traditional guest house recently built, respecting the specificity of the place, but with modern comfort.

The itinerary of this day has a length of 380 km and we will spend about 5 hours in the car.

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DAY 2 - Birdwatching in the Danube Delta
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast at the guest house.
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Transfer by car to the harbor of Murighiol.
  • 08:00 - 13:00 We explore by boat alongside our local guide the southern part of the Danube Delta, with focus on this first day on Sacalin Island and Zatonu lakes. This place is considered one of the most beautiful areas for ornithological observation in the world. The island is a very important area of passage (rest and food) located on a major migration route (the Black Sea coastline) and also an important nesting area for many species of birds. Among the stars of the day we can mention: juvenile pelicans, dalmatian pelicans, bald eagles, blue fishers, flamingos or lapwings.
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Traditional lunch break at a local resident in Sfântul Gheorghe, a small village accessible only by boat.
  • 15:00 - 18:00 We discover some special places of the village, we relax a couple of moments on the wild beach and we see the place where the Danube flows into the Black Sea. This moment will be a milestone of your journey!
  • 18:00 - 20:00 We return to the guest house following Sfântul Gheorghe (Saint George) branch, one of the three main waterways.
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Dinner at the guest house.
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DAY 3 - Birdwatching in the Danube Delta
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast at the guest house.
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Transfer by car to the harbor of Murighiol.
  • 08:00 - 13:00 We continue to explore by boat alongside our local guide the southern part of the Danube Delta, with focus on this second day on Sfântu Gheorghe forest and nearby saline lakes. In this area we will observe one of the most important cormorant colonies in the entire delta, as well as a lot of day and night raports like orioles or godwits.
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Traditional lunch break in Sfântul Gheorghe.
  • 15:00 - 20:00 We return to the guest house following Sfântul Gheorghe (Saint George) branch and then free time for relaxing at the pool.
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Dinner at the guest house.
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DAY 4 - Birdwatching in the Danube Delta
  • 06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast at the guest house.
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Transfer by car to the harbor of Murighiol.
  • 08:00 - 13:00 We continue to explore by boat alongside our local guide the southern part of the Danube Delta, with focus on this third day on the lakes of Tătaru, Balanova, Roșu, Cobardin, Puiu and Erencic. In this area we will observe a lot of ducks, swans, pelicans, eagles, coots and much more.
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Traditional lunch break in Sfântul Gheorghe.
  • 15:00 - 20:00 We return to the guest house following Sfântul Gheorghe (Saint George) branch and then free time.
  • 20:00 - 22:00 Dinner at the guest house.
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DAY 5 - Returning to Bucharest
  • 07:00 - 10:00 Breakfast at the guest house and check-out.
  • 10:00 - 14:00 We return to Bucharest by going through Hârșova - Slobozia route.
  • Optional: If your program allows you, we can stay up to the evening to relax at the pool.

The itinerary of this day has a length of 283 km and we will spend about 4 hours in the car.

2018 SEASONAL RATES (APRIL - OCTOBER)

BIRDWATCHING IN SOUTHERN DANUBE DELTA
GROUP OF ROOM TYPE CAR TYPE RATE PER EXPLORER
4 explorers 2 doubles VAN – Mercedes V Klass 1199 EUR + VAT
5 explorers 2 doubles & 1 single VAN – Mercedes V Klass 1099 EUR + VAT
6 explorers 3 doubles MINIBUS – Mercedes Sprinter 999 EUR + VAT
7 explorers 3 doubles & 1 single MINIBUS – Mercedes Sprinter 899 EUR + VAT
8 explorers 4 doubles MINIBUS – Mercedes Sprinter 799 EUR + VAT
Included:
  • Transport by car (with VAN or MINIBUS) with professional driver, fuel and road taxes
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Bucharest
  • English speaking guide and tourist assistance throughout the holiday
  • Transport by boat together with a local guide (3 days)
  • 4 nights accommodation (in DOUBLE or SINGLE)
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches and dinners
Not included:
  • Access fees in the visited places (some of them)
  • Drinks and tips
  • Value Added Tax (VAT) = 19%
Optional:
  • Accommodation in Bucharest
  • Airport - hotel - airport private transfer
  • Travel guide in Bucharest
Payment steps:
  • 25% upfront payment after we confirm the availability of the requested tour and period.
  • 75% payment difference within 30 days of the chosen check-in date.
Cancellation policy:
  • 100% refundable for 60 days before the chosen check-in date (we return the entire advanced payment).
  • 50% refundable when cancelling between 30-60 days before the chosen check-in date (we return half of the advanced payment).
  • Not refundable when cancelling 30 days before the chosen check-in date (we don't return the advanced payement).

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