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Birdwatching in Serbia (9 days / 8 nights)

NEWEnjoy the amazing scenery and beautiful birds of Serbia's Danube region! This tour is ideal for the birdwatching enthusiasist with a taste for adventure and an appreciation for culture and fine cuisine. This tour can be organisde from May till mid July!

 

 

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Day 1. Belgrade – Novi Sad (D) (cca 90km)

Arrive to Belgrade airport. Transfer to Novi Sad and accommodation in a hotel. Free time. Afternoon sightseeing in Novi Sad. Dinner and overnight in hotel in Novi Sad.

 

Day 2. Novi Sad – Zasavica - Fruska Gora – Sremski Karlovci – Novi Sad (BL) (cca 130km)
Breakfast. Depart for Zasavica, a special nature reserve 50km from Novi Sad. Boat driving and birdwatching in this area - Little Grebe, Pygmu Cormorant, Little Bittern, Night Heron, Little Egret, White Stork, Ferruginous Duck, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Goshawk, Hobby, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Long-eared Owl, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, Syrian Woodpecker, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Crested Lark, Tawny pipit, Black-headed Yellow Wagtail, Nightingale, Black Redstart, Whinchat, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, Great Reed Warbler, Savi’s Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher, Penduline Tit, Short-toed Treecreeper, Red-backed Shrike, Golden Oriole, House Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Serin, Hawfinch, Corn Bunting. Lunch. Departure to Fruška Gora mountain, and birdwatching - Imperial Eagle, Goshawk, Honey Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Saker Falcon, Wood Lark, Crested Lark, Black, Grey-headed, Syrian and Middle Spotted Woodpecker, Hoopoe, Golden Oriole, European Bee-eater, Short-toed Treecreeper, Collared Flycatcher, Hawfinch, Ortolan Bunting, Black-headed Bunting. Depart for Sremski Karlovci –sightseeing and wine tasting at a wine cellar. Return to hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 3. Novi Sad – Becej Fish Pond – Carska Swamp (BD) (cca 110km)
Breakfast. Depart for Bečej Fish Pond. This area abounds with artificial lakes (around 50km) and stepes. The lakes offer a natural sanctuary for migrating water birds and are also used to farm carp. Birds that can be seen here - Bittern, Little Bittern, Great White Egret, Squacco Heron, Spoonbill, Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Corn Crake, Little Crake, Whiskered and Black Terns, Lesser spotted, Middle-spotted and Syrian Woodpeckers, Wryneck, Red-backed Shrike, Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, River Warbler, Savi's Warbler. Depart for Carska Swamp. Boat ride on the Carska Swamp. Depart for hotel. Accommodation. Dinner. Overnight.

 

Day 4. Carska Swamp – Deliblato Sands – Bela Crkva (BD) (cca 110km)
Breakfast. Depart for Carska Swamp. Boat cruise in Carska Swamp and birdwatching - Bittern, Little Bittern, Great White Egret, Squacco Heron, Spoonbill, Ferruginous Duck, Garganey, White-tailed Eagle, Marsh Harrier, Water Rail, Corn Crake, Little Crake, Whiskered and Black Terns, Lesser spotted, Middle-spotted and Syrian Woodpeckers, Wryneck, Red-backed Shrike, Penduline Tit, Bearded Tit, Great Reed Warbler, Marsh Warbler, River Warbler, Savi's Warbler. Depart for Deliblato Sands. Dinner at a salas farm on the shores of the Danube. Specialties include mangulica, which comes from a special variety of pig whose meat contains no cholesterol. Depart for Bela Crkva. Accommodation in apartments. Overnight.

 

Day 5. Bela Crkva – Djerdap Canyon – Donji Milanovac (BD) (cca 120km)
Breakfast. Depart for boat ride. Max 6 persons per boat. Boat cruise through the wide marshlands of the Danube. Cross the Danube by dinghy and come out through the Djerdap Canyon. Traditional dinner and gathering with a naive sculptor, who will be your host. Enjoy the beautiful sounds of flute music as you watch the sun set over the Danube and its surrounding cliffs. Depart for hotel in Donji Milanovac. Overnight.

 

Day 6. Djerdap National Park – Iron Gates (BL) (cca 50km)
Breakfast. Transfer and walking tour through the most beautiful part of the Djerdap National Park. Optional visit to the Lepenski Vir archaeological site, which was a major center of prehistoric culture from 7000 to 6000 BC. The Djerdap Canyon serves as an ideal habitat for vultures and water birds. Enjoy strolling and gazing at the amazing birds in this incredible nature sanctuary. You will have a chance to see - Cormorants, Bald coot, Llittle egret, Predators, Grey heron, Snipes, White stork, Doves, Black stork, Pigeons, Mallard, Owls, Teal, Woodpeckers, Wigeon, Warblers, Diving ducks, Passerines, Smew, Tits. Picnic lunch featuring traditional specialties. Optional dinner in a seafood restaurant in Donji Milanovac. Return to hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 7. Donji Milanovac – North Kucaj Mountains – Belgrade (BL) (cca 200km)
Breakfast. Depart for Kucaj Mountain. Hike to one of the peaks of the Northern Kucaj, which features stunning scenic views of the valley. Explore a nearby cave. Outdoor lunch near the cave. Depart for Belgrade. Accommodation in a hotel. Optional dinner in a national restaurant. Overnight.

 

Birdwatching Tour - 9 daysDay 8. Belgrade (BD) (cca 30km)
Breakfast. Sightseeing in Belgrade. Free time for individual activities. Dinner. Return to hotel. Overnight.

 

Day 9. Belgrade (B) (cca 25km)
Breakfast. Transfer to airport. End of the program.

 

Price for groups (per person in double room)

8 pax
12 pax
16 pax
860 €
710 €
680 €

supplement for 1/1 - 75 €

 

Price includes:
- Transfers according to the program
- 2 HB in 3* hotel in Novi Sad, 2 BB in hotel on Carska Bara, 1 BB in Bela Crkva, 2 BB in hotel in Donji Milanovac, 2 BB in hotel in 3* Belgrade
- 3 x lunch (day 2, day 6, day 7)
- 5 x dinner (day 1, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 8)
- Wine tasting (day 2)
- Boat cruise (day 2, day 3, day 5)
- English-speaking guide, birdwatching expert and botanica
- Entrance tickets (cave, dinghy)

 

The price does not includes:
- Airplane tickets
- 6 x Lunch ( day 1, day 3, day 4, day 5, day 8, day 9)
- 3 x Dinner (day 2, day 6, day 7)
- Entrance tickets (Lepenski vir) (day 8)

 

Meals:
(B) = Breakfast
(L) = Lunch
(D)= Dinner

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