DANUBE DELTA ANYTIME
 
Birding anytime in Romania with Avestuors
 
Our wildlife holidays are fun!

Avestours is the most experienced Romanian wildlife tour agency. It’s specialized in wildlife tours in Romania: birdwatching in the Danube Delta and Carpathians, Brown Bear-tours in Transylvania, and other combined ecotours with mammals, plants, amphibians, reptiles and bats in Romania and Hungary. We atrract financial assistance for wildlife, nature and bird protection.They're rared excellent and recomended by Birdlife Romania, Association of European Records and Rarities Committees, Romanian Bear Association and by the readers of the Transylvanian Nimrod nature protection magazine. Avestours is a specialist tour operator in Romania, with a simple aim – to provide the most enjoyable guided wildlife holidays possible! We follow the traditions of field natural history, leading small groups of like-minded people in some of the best areas for wildlife in Romania. We never forget that it is your holiday, and work hard to ensure that all the components of a tour the accommodation, transport, food, the design and pace of the itinerary, and the all important leadership combine to give you a superb all round experience, and, we hope, some wonderful memories!
Your holiday will be everything you want it to be – happy and full birds!

 
Our Tours

Our tours are carefully planned so as to ensure everyone returns home happy and satisfied and they're suitable for all birdwatchers, nature lovers and photographs, from beginners right through to experts with many years of experience. Spring and summer is particularly favourable for the watching of the bird species nesting here, autumn and winter for the migratory birds.

 
Our Leaders

Our leaders are experienced, approachable and relaxed, they're the most travelled and highly regarded leaders in Romania.

 
Our Groups

With a group size that's always restricted to a maximum of six participants, good company is assured. It's all part and parcel in creating that special "Avestours atmosphere".

 
Our Accomodation

Hotel, motel, lodge, motor boat or tended camp – the style and grade of accommodation we select naturally varies according to destination. All is carefully chosen, to provide the levels of quality and comfort that Avestours travellers have come to expect. All rooms have private facilities, exept the cabins on the motor boat. Our Tour Information Packs contain more specific details about the choice of accomodation featured on each trip.

 
Travel

On the ground, our tours often travel with Mercedes 250 D, Mercedes Sprinter minibus or Land Rover Defender. On the water our tours often travel with river boat for 7 people.

 
Price

Prices are very competitive, there are absolutely no "hidden extras" The profit from the trips we'll be used for birds and nature protection in Romania.

 
Our Brochure

Our brochures reflect the same high standards and quality of service. We look upon all our travellers and take great pride in our very high level of repeat bookings. Our brochure is designed to convey something of the flavour of each tour, but it cannot possibly cover every aspect (let us list all the birds you might expect to see) take a look to our web site: www.birdwatching.ro

 


TRIP PROPOSALS BY AVESTOURS FOR
BIRDING & WLDLIFE HOLIDAYS IN DANUBE DELTA

 
Danube Delta Anytime
 
Danube Delta Birding

An inexpensive and comfortable boat tour which will acquaint you with the typical and other wildlife of the Danube Delta - the biggest area of reed-beds in the world. The extraordinarily rich biodiversity of the Danube Delta is due to the fact that the reed-beds are largely intact and unaffected by human activity. There are no dry roads crossing the 243,000 hectares of the delta, which is why you can only approach this bird-paradise by boat. The Danube Delta, awarded with the worthy status of a World Heritage, forms the most important wetland of the world. This affords the possibility of watching several rare species of birds which are threatened as they are considered top targets for wildfowlers and so have been exiled from Western Europe. Our tour is by boat designed to carry six guests in comfort with two cabins. Each day we will search for the best habitats. Spring and summer is is the time for seeing nesting species, whereas autumn and winter is brilliant for migratory & over-wintering birds. The success of the Daube-Delta Anytime Tour is guaranteed because of the excellent local knowledge and experience of the Avestours guides - Laszlo Szabo-Szeley, Laszlo Ambrus and Zoltan Baczo. All are English speaking but bear in mind that they are likely to need to refer to scientific names of birds to avoid confusion.

 
Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Bucharest at Henri Coanda airport The distance between the airport and the port in Tulcea is 320 km. Pack Lunch. On our way we stop to rest and look around at places suitable for birdwatching near Lake Hasarlac. Accommodation in a hotel or pension in Tulcea, then a “welcome gala dinner” of fish specialities from the Danube with Champagne & regional wines served.

 
Day 2 Danube Delta

After breakfast we board our boat in the port of Tulcea then set sail down the Mila 35 Channel and Sontea Channel to Fortuna Lake. The day will include a birdwatching tour by boat on Lake Nebunu, Lake Baclanesti and Lake Fortuna. We will visit some typical bird colonies. After dinner we will have a scientific lecture on the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve.

 

Day 3 Fortuna Lake

Mila 23 - Caraorman – Peripolovca channel- Sfantu Gheorge channel. Breakfast at 8.00am, lunch at 1.00pm. on the boat. During the voyage you will be able to watch the birds from the open terrace of the boat and admire the beautiful scenery. By the evening we shall arrive in Sfantu Gheorghe channel at km 52. We will visit a wood on foot. Dinner at 8.00pm.

 

Day 4 Navigating the Sfantu Gheorghe Channel from km 52 to the Sfantu Gheorghe fishing Village. Breakfast at 8.00am. Lunch on the boat at 1.00pm. The day will be spent birdwatching on the open terrace of the boat. In the afternoon we will visit the marshes near Sfatu-Gheorghe fishing village on foot. Dinner at 8.00pm

 

Day 5 Sahalin Island Early breakfast at 7.00am. We will then take a boat-trip to the Sahalin Island where we will spend the day birdwatching on foot. Pack Lunch. Substantial dinner at 8.00pm.

 

Day 6 Boat trip on Tatru Channel birdwatching by foot near Black Sea coast. Pack Lunch. Substantial dinner at 8.00 p.m.

 

Day 7 Channel Sf. Gheorge

At dawn the boat sets sail aback on Chanel Sf. Gheorge to Tulcea. During the voyage you will be able to watch the birds from the open terrace of the boat. We will stop overnight near Tulcea, and have our farewell party at 8.00pm. followed by an evaluation of the tour whilst we construct our overall list of species.

 

Day 8 Homeward Bound After an early breakfast at 7.00am. we will move our luggage into the car and drive from Tulcea to Bucharest airport taking our packed lunch en route.

 

Meals: There will be a menu to choose from but vegetarians need to inform us in advance so that they are catered for.

 

Rates:

    Prices for 1 person:   2520 Euro/person. Total: 2520 Euro
    Prices for 2 persons:  1500 Euro/person. Total: 3000 Euro
    Prices for 3 persons:  1320 Euro/person. Total: 3960 Euro
    Prices for 4 persons:  1260 Euro/person. Total: 5040 Euro
    Prices for 5 persons:  1200 Euro/person. Total: 6000 Euro
    Prices for 6 persons:  1020 Euro/person. Total: 6120 Euro

 

The price will include: Organizational expenses, reception at airport on arrival and send off on departure. Accommodation on twin share (boat, hotels, pension or lodges) with all meals, as given in the itinerary with Avestours guiding services. Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips as per itinerary. On the ground, our tours often travel with Mercedes 250D, Mercedes Sprinter minibus or Land Rover Defender.

 

The price does not include: Airfares, medical expenses & insurance, single room [supplement 20 Euros per day]. Soft drinks and beverages, except for drinks served for the meals and alcoholic drinks, except as per itinerary, tips and gifts etc.


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DANUBE DELTA AND DOBROGEA ANYTIME

    Tour leader: Avestours
    Guides: László Szabó-Szeley, László Ambrus, Zoltán Baczó
    Tour guide in English , bird names in Latin

A cheap and comfortable boat tour to get acquainted with the typical bird species and other living creatures of the Danube Delta in the biggest banks of the world abounding in reeds. The extraordinary rich biodiversity of the Danube Delta is owing to the intactness of the area. There are no „dry roads” crossing the 243,000 hectares of this area, that is why you can only approach this admirable bird-paradise in a boat. There are still such peculiar living places here which have not been touched by civilization nowadays either. The Danube Delta, awarded with the worthy status of the World Heritage, belongs to the most important watery living places of the world. There are possibilities to watch several rare species of birds which are considered juicy bits among fowlers, as lots of these birds have been definitely exiled by civilization from the western part of our continent. A little river boat for 6 persons is used for the water tour. Accommodation is ensured in 2 cabins with 3 separatly bad, 1 shower, and 1 toilette is assured on the board. The meals are served in cabins.
The lagoons at the seaside and the birding places on the land in Dobrudja will be approached by car. You can see interesting south-eastern species on the land between the Danube and the Black Sea in Dobrudja region.
In every period we will search for the best habitats on our tour. Spring and summer is particularly favourable for the watching of the bird species nesting here, autumn and winter for the migratory birds. The success of the Danube Delta birdtour is guaranteed by the excellent local knowledge and experience of the experts of Avestours.
Join us on this irresistible tour!!! You will have unforgettable experiences and at the same time you can effectively help the protection of the birds in Romania .

 

Prices for 12 days including all services:

    Prices for 1 person:   2520 Euro/person. Total: 2520 Euro
    Prices for 2 persons:  1500 Euro/person. Total: 3000 Euro
    Prices for 3 persons:  1320 Euro/person. Total: 3960 Euro
    Prices for 4 persons:  1260 Euro/person. Total: 5040 Euro
    Prices for 5 persons:  1200 Euro/person. Total: 6000 Euro
    Prices for 6 persons:  1020 Euro/person. Total: 6120 Euro

 
The cost will include:

Organizational expenses, reception at airport on arrival and send off on departure.
Accommodation on twin share (hotels, pension or hunting lodges) with all meals, as given in the itinerary with Avestours guide’s services. Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips per itinerary included in programm. On the ground,our tours often travel with Mercedes 250 D, Mercedes Sprinter minibus or Land Rover Defender. On the water our tours often travel with river boat for 6 people, the accommodation is assured in two boat-cabin with 3 separatly beds.

 
The cost doesn’t include:

Air-tichet, medical expenses & insurance, accommodation in single room. Extra charge for single room: 15 Euro/person/day. Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, except for drinks served for the meals.

 
Meals:

The group can choose the same menu to taste.
Special food for vegetarians can be served if ordered previously.

 
TOUR PLAN

Day 1

Arrival in Bucharest at Otopeni airport.
The distance between the airport and the port in Tulcea is 320 km. Lunch packed. On our way we stop to rest and look around at suitable places for bird- watching near Lake Hasarlac. Accommodation in hotel or pension in Tulcea, then a Welcome gala dinner follows. Champagne, regional wines and fish specialities from the Danube are served.

 
Day 2

After breakfast embarcation in the port of Tulcea.Our boat sets sail down the Mila 35 Channel and Sontea Channel to Fortuna Lake. Birdvachng tour by boat on Lake Nebunu, Lake Baclanesti, Lake Fortuna. We will visit tipycal bird colonies. We will have a scientific lecture on the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve after dinner. Accommodation on the river boat near Fortuna Lake.

 
Day 3

Fortuna Lake – Mila 23 – Caraorman – Peripolovca Channel – Sfantu Gheorge Channel. Breakfast at 8.00 a.m., lunch at 1.00 p.m. on the boat. During the voyage you will be able to watch the birds from the open terrace of the boat and admire the beautiful scenery. By the evening arrivals in Sfantu Gheorghe Channel at km 52. We will visit one fluvial forest by foot. Dinner at 8.00 p.m. Accommodation on the river boat near Murighiol village.

 
Day 4

Navigate on Sfantu Gheorghe Channel from km 52 to the Sfantu Gheorghe fishing Village. Breakfast at 8.00 a.m. Lunch on the boat at 1.00 a.m. Birdwatching on the open terrace of the boat. In the afternoon we will visit by foot the marshes near Sfantu Gheorghe fishing-village .Dinner at 8.00 p.m. Accommodation on the river boat near the Black Sea coast.

 
Day 5

Breakfast at 7.00 a.m. Boat trip to the Sahalin Island. Birdwatching by foot on the island. Lunch packed. Substantial dinner at 8.00 p.m. Accommodation on the river boat near the Black Sea coast.

 
Day 6

Boat trip on Tatru Channel, birdwatchig by foot near Black Sea coast. Lunch packed. Substantial dinner at 8.00 p.m.
Accommodation on the river boat near the Black Sea coast.

 
Day 7

At dawn the boat sets sail aback on Sf. Gheorge Channel to Tulcea. During the voyage you will be able to watch the birds from the open terrace of the boat. Stop at night near Tulcea, farewell party at 8.00 p.m. Discussion: evaluation of the tour, making up a list of species.
Accommodation on the river boat near Tulcea.

 
Day 8

Tulcea – Macin Hills – Mamaia. Bus tour (280 km) and hiking for the day. Breakfast on the boat at 8.00 a.m., lunch packed. We will explore the lakes of Northern Dobrudja and the Macin Mountains near the village Greci where we can see south-eastern birds, reptiles and plants. Accommodation in Hotel Park in Mamaia to the Black Sea coast.

 
Day 9

Breakfast at 8.00 a.m.on the hotel, lunch packed. Car trip to the European-famous bird barbican, the salines marsh wetland in Histria. In the afternoon we will explore the Chituc peninsula near the Black Sea. Accommodation in Hotel Parc.

 
Day 10

Breakfast at 8.00 a.m. in the hotel. Lunch packed. Car trip to Cape Midia and Cheia Gorge, very interesting carst region for birds, plants and reptiles. In the afternoon we will visit one Rose-coloured Starling colony near Cheia. Dinner at 8.00 p.m. Accommodation in Hotel Park.

 
Day 11

Optional programm: Babadag or Hagieni forest by car. Lunch packed. Hiking all the day. Dinner at 8.00 p.m., farewell party. Evaluation of the tour, making up a list of species. Accommodation in Hotel Park.

 
Day 12

Mamaia – Bucharest airport, by car.
Breakfast at 7 a.m. After breakfast then move our luggage on to the car.
Lunch packed. Starting out for Bucuresti Otopeni airport

 
Our Tours

Our tours are carefully planned so as to ensure everyone returns home happy and satisfied and they're suitable for all birdwatchers, nature lovers and photographs, from beginners right through to experts with many years of experience. Spring and summer is particularly favourable for the watching of the bird species nesting here, autumn and winter for the migratory birds.


Contact

 

BLACK SEA LAGOONS & DOBROGEA BIRDING ANYTIME
 
    Tour leader: Avestours
    Guides: László Szabó-Szeley, László Ambrus, Zoltán Baczó
    Tour guide in English , bird names in Latin

A cheap and comfortable minibus tour to get acquainted with the typical bird species and other living creatures of the Dubrudja land in Romania. Accommodation is ensured in Hotel or motel in double rooms with shower and toilette The meals are served in restaurants. The lagoons at the seaside and the birding places on the land in Dobrudja will be approached by car. You can see interesting south-eastern species on the land between the Danube river and the Black Sea in Dobrudja region.
In every period we will search for the best habitats on our tour. Spring and summer is particularly favourable for the watching of the bird species nesting here, autumn and winter for the migratory birds.The success of the birdtour is guaranteed by the excellent local knowledge and experience of the experts of Avestours.
Join us on this irresistible tour!!! You will have unforgettable experiences and at the same time you can effectively help the protection of the birds in Romania .

 
Prices for 7 days including all services:

    Prices for 1 person:   1470 Euro/person. Total: 1470 Euro
    Prices for 2 persons:  875 Euro/ person. Total: 1750 Euro
    Prices for 3 persons:  770 Euro/ person. Total: 2310 Euro
    Prices for 4 persons:  735 Euro/ person. Total: 2940 Euro
    Prices for 5 persons:  700 Euro/ person. Total: 3500 Euro
    Prices for 6 persons:  595 Euro/ person. Total: 3570 Euro

 
The cost will include:

Organizational expenses, reception at airport on arrival and send off on departure. Accommodation on twin share (hotels, pension ) with all meals, as given in the itinerary with Avestours guide’s services. Exclusive transport for all transfers and birding trips per itinerary included in programm. Our tours often travel with Mercedes 250 D, Mercedes Sprinter minibus or Land Rover Defender.

 
The cost doesn’t include:

Air-tichet, medical expenses & insurance, accomodation in single room. Extra charge for single room: 20 Euro/person/day. Soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, except for drinks served for the meals.

 
Meals:

The group can choose the same menu to taste. Special food for vegetarians can be served if ordered previously.

 

TOUR PLAN

Day 1

Arrival in Bucharest at Otopeni airport.
The distance between the airport and Constanza is 320 km. Lunch packed. On our way we stop to rest and look around at suitable places for bird- watching . Accommodation in Hotel Park in Mamaia to the Black Sea coast, then a Welcome gala dinner follows. Champagne, regional wines and food specialities from the region are served.

 
Day 2

Breakfast at 8.00 a.m. in the hotel, lunch packed. Car trip to the European-famous bird barbican, the salines marsh wetland in Histria. In the afternoon we will explore the Chituc peninsula near the Black Sea. Dinner at 8.00 p.m. Accommodation in Hotel Parc.

 
Day 3

Tulcea – Macin Hills – Mamaia. Bus tour (280 km) and hiking for the day.
Breakfast on the boat at 8.00 a.m., lunch packed. We will explore the lakes of Northern Dobrudja and the Macin Mountains near the village Greci where we can see south-eastern birds, reptiles and plants. Accommodation in Hotel Park in Mamaia.

 
Day 4

Breakfast at 8.00 a.m. in the hotel. Lunch packed. Car trip to Cape Midia and Cheia Gorge, very interesting carst region for birds, plants and reptiles. In the afternoon we will visit one Rose-coloured Starling colony near Cheia village. Dinner at 8.00 p.m. Accommodation in Hotel Park.

 
Day 5

Breakfast at 8.00 a.m. After breakfast then move our luggage on to the car. Lunch packed. Car trip to Babadag Forest and Enisala castle.
We will visit the forest by foot, birdwatching all day. Accommodation in Pelican Hotel near Murighiol fishing village. Dinner at 8.00 p.m.

 
Day 6

Breakfast at 8.00 a.m. Car trip to the salted lakes Murighiol and Plopu.
Lunch pached. Birdwatching by foot near the salted lakes. Dinner at 8.00 p.m., farewell party. Evaluation of the tour, making up a list of species. Accommodation in Hotel Pelican.

 
Day 7

Mamaia – Bucharest airport, by car, 340 km.
Breakfast at 7 a.m. After breakfast then move our luggage on to the car. Lunch packed. Starting out for Bucuresti Otopeni airport.

 

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