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Internationale groepsreis Bulgaria: Realm of the Brown Bear

Scour the remote Rodopi Mountains for wild ‘ursus arctos’

8 dagen vanaf € 2.040 (excl. vlucht)

Bijkomende kosten €26,25
p.p. o.b.v. 2 personen

Activities

  • Wildlife Holidays
  • Bears
  • Birdwatching
  • Highlight

    • — Engage in a vital brown bear conservation project — Join daily bear-tracking walks with a brown bear expert — Hunker down in a hide to observe wild brown bears — Spot other elusive mammals, birds, butterflies, reptiles and rare orchids — Explore remote landscapes in the Rodopi Mountains — Sample delicious traditional local cuisine
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    8 dagen vanaf € 2.040

    Bijkomende kosten €26,25
    p.p. o.b.v. 2 personen

Route 8 daagse Groepsrondreis Bulgaria: Realm of the Brown Bear

Join European brown bear expert Julian Perry for a wildlife-watching adventure in the mystical mountains of Bulgaria. We’ll go on daily hikes, recording tracks, scats and other signs of bear activity as part of vital conservation work by local NGO, Wild Rodopi. On two evenings, we visit a bear-watching hide for a good chance to see the animals we have been monitoring. We will also be collecting images from several camera traps set up in the forests. By the end of this trip, we hope you will have seen wild brown bears and gained an understanding and appreciation of these mysterious, often misunderstood, animals.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Sofia Airport; transfer to the village of Yagodina in the remote Rodopi Mountains
  2. Dag 2 - Introductory bear tracking walk in the forests above Yagodina; evening visit to bear hide
  3. Dag 3 - Bear tracking in the border zone; evening visit bear hide
  4. Dag 4 - Exploring where carnivores roam; evening visit bear hide
  5. Dag 5 - Panoramic walk in rugged and rocky karst terrain, home to Balkan chamois
  6. Dag 6 - Circular bear tracking walk through remote carnivore habitat
  7. Dag 7 - Forest and riverside walks in search of orchids, butterflies, reptiles and amphibians; transfer to Sofia
  8. Dag 8 - End Sofia
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