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Tour starting and ending time: It is important to book your flight according to the official starting and ending times of the tour! Our bus and guide will be waiting all participants in the Liszt Ferenc Airport at Budapest. Please make sure you can reach the starting point in time at 14:00 on the tour starting date! If you wish to arrive earlier to Budapest our office can help you to book accommodation and logistics. However if you arrive early you need to make your way to the airport for the meeting time. In some cases we can pick up clients from the nearby airport hotels (please check with our office). Also very important that the tour only ends at 17:00 on the last day so please do not book flights out of Budapest earlier than 19:00 on the last day!

The tour: A five day holiday to eastern Hungary, focusing on finding the spectacular Red-breasted Goose 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: The World Heritage Hortobágy National Park (4nts).

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 hotel in the Hortobágy area (4 nts). All rooms are 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.

Walking: In the Hortobagy, easy walks over flat terrain. Sturdy waterproof walking shoes advised. November and March weather can be mixed, but generally cool to cold. Sunny and rainy periods also possible, Pack waterproof walking boots and over trousers, 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 bird list: 60-75 species

EXTENSION: We can arrange a private extension to the Zemplén Forest Reserve to look for more woodland birds especially for woodpeckers as well as owls. Please contact our office if you wish such a custom extension tailored to your needs!