Day trip & bear watching in the Land of Volcanoes

If you came to experience bear watching in Romania you’ve come to the right place.

Bear watching in Romania - brown bear watching

Spend an entire day full of adventures right in the heart of the Land of Volcanoes, situated just 70 kilometers from Brasov. You will be taken by car or minivan (for groups of more than 4 people please contact us) to the only volcanic lake in Romania, visit a mysterious swamp where carnivorous plants live (open from spring to autumn) and take a stroll through the forest to the biggest natural gas bath in Europe – the Puturosu Cave (The Smelly Cave).
End the day with a thrilling bear watching experience that you will surely remember – don’t forget to take your camera with you!
In the evening you will be driven back to Brasov.

Detailed schedule:

  • Early in the morning, just after you had breakfast, we will meet for the start of our tour at our office in the very center of the city or we can pick you from the hotel/ guesthouse.
  • After about 90 kilometers of driving, we will arrive at the St. Anna lake. Sfanta Ana lake the only volcanic crater lake in Romania, formed around 8.800 – 9.800 years ago. You will discover its beauty in a 30-minute easy walk around the 220,000 m² area. You will also visit the Mohos Peat Bog (open from spring to mid autumn), where you have the chance to see hallucinogenic and carnivorous plants and a volcanic landscape. 
  • After a short transfer by car, you will go on a 30 minutes hike up to the Puturosu Cave (The Stinky Cave), the biggest natural gas bath in Europe. After getting back to the car, we will go and have lunch in a local restaurant.
  • The highlight of the trip comes in the afternoon, when we will go deep in the forest with an experienced ranger and see the Carpathian brown bears in their natural habitat. Once arrived in the safe bear hide, taste a shot of palinka (traditional Hungarian spirit) and wait for the bears to come just a few meters in front of you. Because the bear hide is specially built, the bears cannot see you through the windows and you can take amazing photos of them. The bear watching season starts from spring and lasts to late autumn. However, bear can be seen around here even during winter. You can book this tour during winter and in case you don’t see any animals, you will be refunded with the bear watching activity equivalent.

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