Transylvania wildlife vacation, lynx watching and tracking

“A tailor made, and very unique wildlife watching vacation in the Carpathian mountains going in search of lynx in the Carpathian mountains. You need expert guides for that and these guys were superb. ”

Highlights

Wildlife watching in Carpathian Mountains | Zarnesti | Piatra Craiului National Park | English speaking lynx researcher and guide | Bran Castle | Brasov | Wolf and bear tracking

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Departure information

This trip has flexible departures between March and April
Vouchers
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Responsible tourism

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we screen every trip so you can travel knowing your vacation will help support conservation and local people.

Environment
We travel in very small groups to minimize the impact of our activities on the wildlife we watch and their environments. Our days are planned carefully to minimize travel while maximizing the chance to see wildlife.

We work with local wildlife researchers to assess the impact of wildlife-related tourism activities on the environment.

We encourage our guests to follow our lead and reduce the amount of litter they produce and to not leave any marks in the areas we visit.

Our office waste paper is reused wherever possible. We have reduced the amount of paperwork generated by our office by switching to online newsletters, booking confirmations etc. We use recycled products wherever possible.

We stay in locally-owned accommodation that use mainly home grown produce, thus contributing to reducing food miles and supporting the local community.

As members of the Association of Ecotourism in Romania we also contribute to the development of responsible travel and nature conservation in Romania.
Community

The Impacts of this Trip

We collaborate exclusively with local people and locally owned businesses that employ local people for all the services we provide, thus all the revenues from our tours “stay” locally.

Working with local small-size businesses gives them a fair chance of doing business in a world dominated by big hotels and impersonal services. It also improves our guests’ access to the local culture through their hospitable hosts.

One important characteristic of our tours is authenticity. We have managed to find local collaborators that share our aim of preserving the local values in terms of customs, culture, food etc.

The size of our groups is very small, with a very small impact on the local culture. Our groups average six guests, and many tours operate on a private basis with just two guests. This has much less impact when traveling through rural areas, reducing our environmental and social impact.

On most of the areas we travel to we take the time to visit some of the local traditional craftsmen. This gives our guests the chance to experience first-hand some of the local traditions and, at the same time, provides revenues and emphasis on the importance to preserve these great traditions for the local craftsmen.

Climate

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Reviewed on 28 Sep 2019 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Going into the field with Marius and also going to the bear hide

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


You need to be prepared to get up very early and have the right clothing for the conditions and be prepared to stand still and patiently for a long time

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely - Simona has a fabulous ethic

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


excellent - we loved it and will be returning as soon as we can

Read the operator's response here:

Thank you Rachel, we'll be here anytime you want to return!

Reviewed on 09 Apr 2017 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


Spending time in the forest awaiting to catch a glimpse of the animals despite the heavy snow.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Excellent but need endurance and patience.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Absolutely- 100%

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


All the people who took care of us were amazing. An excellent vacation!

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