Carpathian Brown Bear Special

Join us on an exhilarating seven-day journey, centred around one of the most concentrated areas of bear activity in Europe – the Carpathian Mountains. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of these magnificent mammals as we explore multiple hides, offering exceptional opportunities to capture some stunning photographs.

What sets this location apart is its unique ability to offer a great variety of images. Our carefully selected time of year ensures the perfect angle of the sun, allowing for gorgeous backlit shots (weather permitting!) that you won’t find in other popular Scandinavian destinations like Finland.

To seize the best moments, photographers will benefit from a range of lenses, from 70mm to 800mm for capturing bears at varying distances. Adapt your gear to your shooting preferences and desired image outcomes.

The hides themselves are accessible via forest paths, with some inclines. Although the tour is relatively intense, the rewards are well worth the effort. Our daily routine begins before dawn and lasts for around 3-4 hours. After an invigorating start, we return for a delightful breakfast, followed by some downtime to relax and recharge. A hearty lunch awaits before we venture out once more in the late afternoon, for some more awe-inspiring bear encounters. Our dinner is intentionally late to take full advantage of the late golden hour.

Throughout our adventure, we will be accommodated in a comfortable country lodge exclusively reserved for our group. Indulge in the simple pleasures of life as you are served simple but tasty local cuisine. The lodge provides a clean and cosy environment, with coffee and tea available at all times to keep you refreshed and energized. All rooms are en-suite, ensuring your comfort during the entire stay. While the cost is based on twin sharing, single supplements are available for those seeking their own private space.

Dates                             : 26 May – 01 June, 2025.

Cost                                : £2295 per person (twin sharing); £2495 GBP per person (single occupancy).

Deposit                          : £350 GBP (to secure booking, non-refundable). Balance due 90 days prior the start of the trip.

Group size                     : 5 guests max. (2 places available).

Includes                         : Airport transfers, meals, accommodation, guides, exclusive use of hides.

Excludes                        : International airfare, alcoholic beverages, other personal incidentals and gratuities.

Tour leader                   : Des Ong.

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