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Guided Birdwatching day trip to the Danube Delta - private program provided by Discover Danube Delta

Guided Birdwatching day trip to the Danube Delta - private program

Guided Birdwatching day trip to the Danube Delta - private program
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An exclusive offer from Discover Danube Delta, we give you the opportunity to discover the amazing world of birds in the Danube Delta, in one day, together with one of the best professional birding guides from our team. You have included the boat (and gas) and a good guide, to show you as more as possible from the rich fauna of the Danube Delta, on the best routes available for each season. The guide will take you to different habitats along the route, searching as much as possible species of birds. More than 400 species of birds can be seen in this area during a year, on our trip will see a part of this species, according to the season you come.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-10 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 62484P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Boat for the trip (including gasoline)
  • Entry/Admission - Danube Delta
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a 2,5 euro/day/car parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Lunch (we can set the lunch in one of the villages on our way, the average price for a lunch is 11 euro/pers)
  • Drinks
  • Car to Letea or Caraorman Forest if required
Duration
6–10 hours
Departure details
  • Intrarea Marmurei 3, Tulcea 820012, Romania Ten minutes walk from the Art Museum/Hotel Delta
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A good binocular
  • Raincoat
  • Ointments or creams against insects
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Season appropriate clothing, long robes are mandatory, trousers, shirt and a sun hat or you will get a sun burn. Clothing with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Trekking shoes, especially for the tours to Letea or Sulina
  • Sunglasses
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Guide
  • Boat for the trip (including gasoline)
  • Entry/Admission - Danube Delta
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include a 2,5 euro/day/car parking fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
  • Lunch (we can set the lunch in one of the villages on our way, the average price for a lunch is 11 euro/pers)
  • Drinks
  • Car to Letea or Caraorman Forest if required
Departure details
  • Intrarea Marmurei 3, Tulcea 820012, Romania Ten minutes walk from the Art Museum/Hotel Delta
Duration
6–10 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A good binocular
  • Raincoat
  • Ointments or creams against insects
  • Sunscreen cream
  • Season appropriate clothing, long robes are mandatory, trousers, shirt and a sun hat or you will get a sun burn. Clothing with colors close to nature are recommended; red, white, yellow and blue are to be avoided
  • Trekking shoes, especially for the tours to Letea or Sulina
  • Sunglasses
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Intrarea Marmurei 3
    Intrarea Marmurei 3, Tulcea 820012, Romania
    Ten minutes walk from the Art Museum/Hotel Delta
    See address & details
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    Danube Delta
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission included
    The waters of the Danube, which flow into the Black Sea, form the largest and best preserved of Europe's deltas. The Danube delta hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 freshwater fish species in its numerous lakes and marshes.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Jules E
London, UK96 contributions
Best for Delta Birding
Mar 2021
This company has 2 guises, Birding in Romania and Discover Danube Delta.
Run by Iliuta nad with his exceptional guide Marius, I spend a total of 3 days with them in March of 2021.
As an experienced birder I had a couple of tough targets for the first trip, and they called me to say that the migratory Moustached Warblers had arrived, so a train ride to Contanta for a day hunting this species.
They are well organised, generous with their time, and the boat for the Delta is great.
A lunch at Mile 23 is a highlight as well as the Dalmation Pelicans and Red Breasted Geese.
The company for a serious birder and also those that just want time on the Delta.
Written 7 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

RuggeroRaimondiFan
Hannover51 contributions
Unforgettable
Sep 2020
Great trip. We were out from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunrise on the river, we saw around 25 different species of birds. Marius, the guide, is a biologist and knows all the birds, plants and other animals. He even knows the birds' names in German and Spanish, in addition to his native Romanian and English. He is also full of love for the area, which bubbles over in his explanations and descriptions.

Book the lunch - we were unable to even look at food for 30 hours and we had to leave about half of the portions on the table. Considering that we are tall and hearty eaters - the amount of food was incredible. It was also absolutely fresh, home made and delicious!
Written 21 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Károly T
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary29 contributions
Memorable birding boat tour
May 2019 • Friends
This was our second tour with Discover Danube Delta, and our expectations were high, because the first tour was fantastic. The second tour was as good as the first, however the itinerary was different than the first one.

Booking: We booked our tour for 12 birders via email. Communication with Iliuta he owner or with his staff was excellent either by email, phone, whatsapp or via SMS. Actually, I booked the tour for a wrong day (my mistake), which turned out just a day before, but the company was flexible to shift the tour with two days, Thanks, again for their flexibility.

Logistics: The dock of Discover Danube Delta is in Port Aval. Based on the information on the website it was easy to find the port with GPS. Entrance to the port is through a toll gate now, and we could easily park our cars paying a small amount of parking fee. Negru and Christian the skippers were waiting for us (we needed to book two boats for the group). We could pay by credit card for the tour. The bird guide was Iluta, since he had to jump in because of the shift of the tour. The boats and the life vests were very clean, and the boats were comfortable and had strong engines.

Birding: Iluta was our bird guide, speaking fluent English. He told interesting stories about the Danube Delta and how much damage was made during the communist era.
We have visited superb birding habitats, for me the most memorable was the Kingfisher channel, the egret nesting colonies and the „fishing” Bee-eaters, catching insects and larvae from the water. It was very unusual like the Red-footed Falcon colony nesting on trees in the water. On the boat tour we have seen 51 species including Ferruginous Duck, Red-necked Grebe, Pygmy Cormorant, Great White and Dalmatian Pelican, Glossy Ibis, Eurasian Spoonbill, European Honey Buzzard, White-tailed Eagle, Red-footed Falcon, Common Kingfisher, European Bee-eater, European Roller, Grey-headed Woodpecker, Collared Flycatcher and as a bonus
Rosy (aka Rose-coloured) Starling.

Mila 23 and lunch: We wanted to visit Mila 23 the Lipovan village in the heart of the Danube Delta, halfway between Tulcea and Sulina. This time we were using a small family restaurant, which was very cosy, food was served in a garden pavilion. We had the best soup ever in in the Danube Delta and the fish served for main course was fresh and delicious.

Finish: We finished the tour at the agreed time at Port Aval. In the shop operated by Discover Danube Delta we bought some souvenirs. It’s really a nice shop, where you can buy good quality souvenirs (mugs, fridge magnets, cards, etc.) of the Danube Delta and of its birds. Many souvenirs are decorated with the excellent photos of Iluta.

Verdict: I would recommend Discover Danube Delta for private birding tour as our tour was professionally and ethically guided for the second time, which means it is a reliable company with high standards. Mila 23 is an excellent lunch break venue to explore the rural heritage of the Delta with good birding habitats around. And yes, we would use Discover Danube Delta services again and would recommend to a friend. Thanks, Iliuta, Negru and Christian for the excellent day!
Written 25 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear hunbirder, What a lovely review! Many thanks for taking the time to share your kind words following your most recent visit in Danube Delta. I was delighted that once again you enjoyed your Birdwatching Private Day Trip. We look forward to you joining us again in Danube Delta. Kind regards, Calina
Written 28 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lukáš N
6 contributions
The maximum of the Danube Delta in one day
May 2019 • Friends
We only had one day in the Delta and wanted to use it so that we get maximum of our short stay. Choosing Discover Danube Delta (upon recommendation of a friend) was a great idea as we soon realized. Thanks to our knowledgeable and friendly guide and an experienced captain/driver we saw many bird species including white-tailed eagles and both "local" species of pelicans + we discovered the Letea forest and its surroundings including the picturesque Letea village. We travelled in a small open boat which enabled us to access even the smallest channels. I definitely recommend discovering the Delta´s wildlife this way!
Written 12 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Lukas N, Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate your positive comments about our staff and our services. We look forward to having you with us for another memorable tour. All the best, Calina AVANU
Written 5 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Quique A
2 contributions
Awesome, great Tour
Aug 2018 • Friends
We were a group of 7 biiologists and birdwatcher willing to see the Delta and we all agree that the expirience was great. "The best way to spend our money".

We started the tour at 7:15 and we ended at 17:00. It was so amazing we only stopped for a quick coffee, we didn't want to lose a single second in eating or going to the toilet.
Marcus, our guide was a great professional, he gave us lot of information about the birds we showed, the plants, the history of the Delta and its people. The tour was very well organized and we enjoyed it a lot.
Probably we will repeat in a couple of years.

For people who want to enjoy nature the tour is great and for birdwatchers is an unforgettable experiencie. Sterns and gulls were fishing around the boat. Pelicans were flying and catching fish really near. We also enjoyed the white-tailed eagle and egrets, black-crowned night heron, purple heron, squacco heron, sand pippers, glossy ibis, etc. In addition kingfishers were flying by the side of the boat continiously.

This tour is in the top 3 things of our trip to Romania.
Written 25 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Quique A, We are extremely happy that we were able to provide you a memorable experience. We are truly grateful for taking the time to post such very pleasant and detailed TripAdvisor review. It is truly a pleasure to read your wonderful feedback about our services. Marius will be happy to receive your lovely comments. We really hope having the pleasure to host you again. Our warmest regards Calina AVANU Travel Coordinator
Written 11 September 2018
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Silvio
Savona, Italy3 contributions
Wildlife Photography Trips
Jun 2018 • Friends
We had a private two-day Wildlife Photography Trips, all perfectly organized, the transfer from Bucharest airport to Tulcea and then to Mila was excellent (shuttle and boat).
The structure that hosted us (Pensiunea Casa Pescarului) is new and has very confortable rooms and the food is healthy and nautical.
Excellent also the material that I rented (Nikon 600mm f / 4G N and VR II and Carbon Tripod + Head Manfrotto 393) I took very beautiful pictures. The rental service is very convenient and difficult to find at other tour operators.
The guides that have accompanied us are very professional and know the places where to find every kind of bird.
Thanks, a beautiful and unforgettable experience.
Written 4 July 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Silvio, Thank you for your great review! I would like to thank you on behalf of our team for your wonderful words. Looking forward to welcoming you in the future as well! Best wishes, Calina AVANU
Written 9 July 2018
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Stan J
2 contributions
Successful time for birds photo
May 2018 • Friends
No any bad words for organization that trip. All in time. The boat to get good photos. Bird guide with huge knowledge about birds and environment. Boat driver man is perfect to keep a boat in the right position during our photo shots. We were in the friendly pension with the very good food. We spend 10 great days with many of good photos. Slawomir
Written 23 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Slawomir, Thank you for choosing Discover Danube Delta and for taking the time to share your feedback. I would like to thank you on behalf of our team for your wonderful words. Looking forward to welcoming you in the future as well! Kind regards, Calina AVANU Travel Coordinator
Written 30 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Károly T
Budapest, Budapest, Hungary29 contributions
Our best birding day in the Danube Delta
May 2018 • Friends
We attended a private birding tour of Discover Danube Delta on 1st May 2018.

Booking: We booked our tour via email. Iliuta the owner/manager responded to our emails promptly and provided all necessary information prior booking. Communication with Iliuta or with his staff was excellent either by email, phone or via SMS.

Logistics: We met our birding guide Marius and the boat driver Bogdan at Port Aval in Tulcea. Based on the information on the website it was easy to find the port with GPS. At the port we could easily park our car paying a small amount parking fee to the port operator. Marius, Bogdan and Iliuta were waiting for us. Before entering the boat, they recommended to use sunmilk, sunglasses which you can also buy in the nice shop operated by the company (if you don’t have it or just forgot to take with you). The boat and the life vests were very clean, and the boat was comfortable and had a strong engine.

Birding: Marius was our bird guide, speaking fluent English and knowing well the birds and their habitats. With Bogdan (the helmsman) they formed an excellent team. Bogdan knows the Danube Delta as the back of his hand and knows the hidden channels and passages in the vast reedbeds of the Delta. We have visited superb birding habitats to see the birds we needed. Marius conducted the birdwatching ethically: we did not go to the nesting areas too close, because -as he explained- if we disturb the birds and they leave the nests, the Hooded Crows may predate the eggs or chicks. We have seen all the birds we expected: Little and Great White Egrets, Purple, Squacco and Night Herons, Pigmy Cormorants, White-tailed Eagles, Spoonbills, excellent views of Rollers and Cuckoos, Yellow-legged and Caspian Gulls, Common Terns, Glossy Ibises, Pelicans. Bonuses were Red-footed Falcons, Cattle Egrets and a flock of 14 migrating Demoiselle Cranes!

Mila 23 and lunch: We wanted to visit Mila 23 the Lipovan village in the heart of the Danube Delta, so it was included in our birding program. Actually, there were good birding sites near to the village, so it could be seamlessly integrated in the birding tour. In the village there were only a few houses built in traditional style, since many old houses were ruined in a flood before. However, it was an interesting stopover for lunch break and the food was excellent. We had the best soup ever in in the Danube Delta and the fish served for main course was fresh and delicious. We learnt that Bogdan was grown up in the village, and still living here, in a nice new house built in a traditional style. So, we understood why he is knowing so well the Delta.

Finish: We finished the tour at the agreed time at Port Aval. In the shop operated by Discover Danube Delta we bought some souvenirs. It’s really a nice shop, where you can buy good quality souvenirs (mugs, fridge magnets, cards, etc.) of the Danube Delta and of its birds.

Verdict: I would recommend Discover Danube Delta for private birding tour as our tour was professionally and ethically guided. Mila 23 is an excellent lunch break venue to explore the rural heritage of the Delta with good birding habitats around. We will return to the Delta and will use Discover Danube Delta services again. Thanks, Iliuta, Marius and Bogdan for the excellent day!
Written 21 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Karoly, Thank you for choosing Discover Danube Delta and for taking the time to share your feedback. We are more than happy to hear that your experience with us was great. Moreover, it will be my pleasure to share your wonderful feedback with the team and especially with Marius and Bogdan. Looking forward to welcoming you in the future as well! Kind regards, Calina AVANU Travel Coordinator
Written 30 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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A revealing trip with the best proffesionals
I went in this trip alone and with well dosed expectations just to end up in a group of wonderful people, guided by
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Fishing
Fishing in this place was one of the best we ever had. Great guides, perfect location, endless area with countless
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The only authentic experience!
Are three types of visitors: standard lame tourists; real travelers and interested observers. For the last two typ
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Best trip you will get
Wonderful day trip with a perfect guide. It was just great. We had a group trip but with a small group and this w
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Entertaining and magnificent tour
We had a tour with a small group of only 9 people. The nature, the wildlife was magnificent. We saw rare birds like
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Day trip
Went on a day trip and I was definitely satisfied. The team is extremely professional, with competent people guidin
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3days delta, 1day travel in/out the best expirience we ever made on safari tripp. lots of know how experience get u
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Professional guide and quality information
An exceptional experience, with the best guide I have ever known, giving us a lot of useful and verified informatio
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Amazing experience
The most professional guide I've ever met. An incredible experience. I have been to the Danube Delta more than ten
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Brilliant, bespoke photography tour in the beautiful Danube Delta
For any nature-lover, wildlife enthusiast or for anyone looking to escape the pace of modern life and experience ca
adayalavi
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Amazing experience with an amazing guide.
We had an amazing birdwatching tour with Iliuta. Iliuta was a very professional guide, full of knowledge, listened
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Great experience, as always
We were a group of 10 on a private photo tour to photograph the birds in the Delta. We all are bird photography ent
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Discoverdanubedelta
Danube delta is a marvellous piece of forgotten art. Although the area itself is not that touristic, the combinatio
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Best boat trip of Tulcea !
What a wonderful experience ! The boat trip was amazing ! The view and the packs of birds are spectacular ! The boa
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What a wonderful day !
We were a group of 7 people and had an amazing day on the Danube Delta ! Our guide Iliuta is a true enthusiast who
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