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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 Otopeni Airport at Bucharest. Please make sure you can reach the starting point in time at 15:00 on the tour starting date! If you wish to arrive earlier to Bucharest 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 Bucharest earlier than 19:00 on the last day!

The tour: An eight day holiday to south-eastern Romania, focusing on the spectacular autumn migration of waterbirds, raptors and passerines. Apart from the migrants some special breeding and resident birds of the region are still available at this time of the year.

Locations to be visited: Our first base will be in Sinoe village nearby the Black Sea (3 nts) and we will discover the bird rich Sinoe lagoon complex and some steppe habitats from here. Then we will continue to the Danube Delta, where our base will be Sfantu Gheorghe fishing village (3nts) and then Braila for 1 night. In the Delta we will visit the famous Sachalin Island and small channels and lakes around Sf. Gheorghe. The last birding day will be spent in the Baragan Plain in search of Dotterels.

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

Accommodation: Comfortable 3-4 star hotels with all rooms en suite. In the Danube Delta our base for three nights will be in Sfantu Gheorghe fishing village, in a 4 star Pension complex just in a bank of the Danube. In Braila we use a medium grade lakeside Hotel for one night, and 3 nights in the Black Sea coast in a nice 4 star rural accommodation.

Meals: All included in the price. The food is good. Breakfast and dinner at the hotels. Lunches will either be taken at a traditional place or as picnics in the field. We supply bottled water throughout the day.

Walking: Easy walks over flat terrain. Sturdy waterproof walking shoes advised.

Travel: Bucharest to Bucharest. Ground transport with automobile or minibus, depending on the number of participants. In the Danube Delta we use small or medium size boats depending on the number of participants.

Expected bird list: 170-190 species