Carpathian Nature Tours

Top choice Wildlife Watching

in Kalibash Villages
Image by Dragos Pop / 500px Images
Image by Dragos Pop / 500px Images

Spot bears, boar, birds of prey and more with this conservation-minded operator, based in Măgura in Piatra Craiului National Park. The tour operator specialises in immersive wildlife experiences, plus trekking and cultural trips. Most popular are bear-hide trips, which take you by minibus from Măgura (an hour's drive) into a protected nature reserve.

Wolf sightings are rare but there are more than 30 bears. It costs €40 to visit the bear hide; book well ahead.

Multi-day tours are the best way to maximise your chances of wildlife sightings; for eight people, a six-night tour including half-board, picnic lunches, transport and entry fees is €545 per person.