“Wildlife” – three days itinerary

Wildlife observations in Romania : bears, wolves and lynxes are our speciality. If you have more time available to spend in nature and around wildlife, we offer you a new experience in the Piatra Craiului National Park.  You have a good chance of seeing large carnivores but we make no guarantees! In order to minimise the impact on wildlife, groups will be between 3 and 18 people.

First day:

– meet at guesthouse in Zarnesti / Magura area
– gentle acclimatisation hike through hay meadows to Coltii Chiliilor monastery

Second day:

08.30 – hiking on the trail of Carpathian large carnivores
11.30 – visit traditional sheepfold at Curmatura
12.00 – picnic
13.00 – enter the domain of the chamois around Piatra Craiului ridge
14.30 – ascend the rocky northern slopes of Piatra Craiului
17.30 – hike back down to guesthouse

Third day:

08.30 – meet at guesthouse
09.20 – follow trails of large carnivores in the virgin forests of the Piatra Craiului National Park. Picnic lunch on route
17.00 – bear watching
22.30 – return to Zarnesti
23.00 – departure

Includes: specialized wildlife and mountain guiding, full-board accommodation in a luxury guesthouse for two nights, and use of bear watching hide. These bears are truly wild and we have a 70 – 75% chance of seeing them at the hides. We cannot guarantee sightings!

Essential equipment and clothing needed for wildlife observations in Romania

Besides ordinary travelling clothes you will also need: a small backpack, comfortable walking boots with good ankle support, water bottle, waterproof jacket and warm sweater, sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hat.

Medical and Health Requirements for wildlife observations in Romania

To the best of our knowledge the Romanian Government does not currently require you to have any special vaccinations. Please consult your family doctor (G.P.) before your visit to Romania. All our activities imply physical effort, walking long distances at medium and high altitudes and possibly climbing. Please check with your doctor if your health allows you to participate! Participants must be at least 10 years old. Participants under age must have parents’ written agreement.

You must have travel insurance which must include:

  • Accident and medical treatment
  • Medical repatriation
  • Loss of or theft of baggage, personal belongings, money, credit cards, etc.
  • Cancellation, curtailment or change to programme

You must ensure that your insurance is suitable for adventure activities such as: climbing, abseiling, horse riding, skiing, high altitude hiking, or any other activity as specified in the programme itinerary.