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The tour: A seven day holiday to eastern Hungary, focusing on the spectacular autumn migration of cranes and geese (including Lesser White-fronted Goose) through the Hortobágy as well as Eastern Imperial Eagle, Saker and Great Bustard plus Ural and Eurasian Eagle Owls and 8 species of woodpeckers in the Zemplén Hills.

Locations to be visited: Zemplén Forest Reserve with the World Heritage Tokaj Wine Region (2nts) and the World Heritage Hortobágy National Park (4nts). We usually start in the Hortobágy area but this can change according to the latest bird news! 

Group Size: The tour is guaranteed departure from 3 participants upwards with a maximum group size of 10 participants plus Sakertour leader.

Accommodation: Comfortable rural accommodation with great birding right outside the hotels in the Hortobágy area (4 nts), and the Zemplén area (2 nts). All rooms en suite.

Meals: All included in the price. The food is good! Breakfast and dinner at the hotels. Lunches will either be taken at a traditional Hungarian inn or csárda, or as picnics in the field. We supply hot drinks throughout the day.

Walking: In the Hortobagy, easy walks over flat terrain. In the Zemplen, our walks are typically shorter, mostly along forest trails; some slopes but all taken at a gentle pace. Sturdy waterproof walking shoes advised. October weather can be mixed, so pack waterproof walking boots and overtrousers, just in case.

Travel: Budapest to Budapest. Ground Transport is depending on the number of participants. Car up to three persons and coach/minibus for four person and above. If we use a coach/minibus we will also have a local driver

Expected birdlist: 110-130 species