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ROMANIA PHOTO TOURS > Danube Delta Special Tour in summer (7 days)
A relaxing tour in the DANUBE DELTA with our unique Photo Boat!

During years of operation we realized the need of a pure Danube Delta Photo Tour in our well known Delta trails in a `sakertours` style. After many years of experience we also finally decided what the best period to run such a tour is (late June and early July). We will be based in a single accommodation in the middle of the Delta to ensure a relaxing but intensive experience in this fantastic area! Those who have been with us in this region before on our classic tour now can return for an only-delta photography. Every day we will use our superb purpose built photo boat with two Sakertours guides (photo guide + boat driver)! From 2017 we also offer the possibility of using a floating hides for some subjects - you can just 'jump off' the photo-boat for a few hours to stalk your own birds!
If you wish to spend a week with your camera in the Danube Delta water world this is the right tour for you!

Timing:
Recommended period between May and July

Dates:
23 – 29 June 2018 – 1 place available
6 – 12 July 2018 – 4 places available

Duration:
7 days (6 nights)

Itinerary:
Day 1. The tour begins in Bucharest International Airport from where we will transfer you to the Danube Delta. We kindly ask you to arrive not later than 13.00 - 15.00 PM local time to Bucharest and departure in the same time frame for a comfortable start and finish. If you can`t find a suitable flight to Bucharest on the start day we recommend to travel a day earlier. Our office staff can help you to book the right Hotel around the Airport.

We going to reach our accommodation early in the evening. During the dinner meal and with a company of a fine local wine our guide going to explain you the next day’s plans on the map.

Days 2 - 6. Five full days in the heart of the delta! Deep inside the Danube Delta every morning and afternoon we going to visit different lakes, channels and hidden places to took pictures of different bird species in the best possible light conditions. We also have time to capture interesting actions, behaviours and birds in the special lights. Our accommodation is located close to the best birding and photography sites therefore the ‘action’ time is greatly maximized.
Every day we start about 30 minutes before sunrise and return to our accommodation for lunch and rest. The afternoon session will last until sunset. In summer the days long and but this is why we use the best parts of the day for photography and rest in the heat of the day.

Day 7. After breakfast we leave the Danube Delta behind and travel back to Bucharest to catch your flight back to your home country. This day there is no time for photography due to the long travelling time to Bucharest. We need 2 hours by boat to Tulcea and then 3 hours driving to Bucharest. Travelling on the boat you will need warm and/or `wind stopper` clothing – please see what to bring!

Logistics:
The photo day usually starts at 04.30 with a coffee or tea and some morning biscuits, than the photo boat will be ready for the action for the next 5-6 hours. After the morning session photographers can have breakfast and time to download pictures and rest. A light lunch will be served at 14.00 PM than from 15.30 the afternoon photo session starts and will last until sunset.

Recommended equipment:
This tour will offer you very diverse photographing opportunities. Therefore, we suggest that you bring along lenses from fish-eye and wide angle to 300mm and 500mm ones.

Expected number of birds species photographed on this tour:
30-40 species

What to bring:
torch, binocular, tripod, insect repellent, waterproof and/or slipping proof sandals or slippers, wind proof clothing for the fast boat rides, sun block and hat.

Accommodation & Road Transport:
We are using a good 4 star Hotel in the Danube Delta. Road transport is by air-conditioned minibus and roads are generally very good.

Walking:
The walking effort is mostly very easy and much reduced throughout the tour.

Climate:
In June-July most days are warm, dry and sunny and temperature is up to 30C. We will focus on the early morning and late afternoon hours however so it will not be inconvenient.

Group size and prices:
The minimum group size is 2 photographers
The maximum group size is 4 photographers
Tour price: 1580 euro/person
This price is based on double occupancy.
Single room supplement is 132 euro/person

Deposit: 400 euro (due with booking)
As soon as you fill out a booking form we will send you a deposit invoice and information of the final payment.

NEW
Carpathian Brown Bear Photography Extension
Post Danube Delta short photo break to capture wild Brown Bears from our special photo hides. The Carpathian Mountains holds Europe biggest Brown Bear population and during the Spring/Summer period this lovely animals usually present in front of our hides daily! This trip would only add 2 extra days on your photography tour.

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Booking
Booking conditions

The price includes:
Bucharest-to-Bucharest all inclusive 
The use of our unique photo-boat with photo-through windows
The use of our unique photo-through panorama hide 
All transportation throughout the tour 
All meals and a jug/bottle of wine every dinner
All accommodation 
All entrance fees 
Local guides

The price excludes:
International flight to Bucharest
Alcoholic drinks
Services of personal nature (telephone calls, laundry etc.)
Tips to guides

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