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Welcome to the bird kingdom and nature awakening in the backwaters of the Biebrza river


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Biebrza river – spring

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Welcome to the bird kingdom and nature awakening in the backwaters of the Biebrza river

  • You will welcome spring in the biggest and wildest national park in Poland – an amazing bird kingdom
  • Watch a true bird spectacle frequently coming here each spring from much farther places than you do 🙂
  • Meet elks, a Bierza symbol, but also beavers and seek for wolves tracks
  • Discover the cuisine and landscapes of Podlasie, Poland’s most ecologically dense region where East meets West

Duration

3 days

Group size

8 people

Hosted in

English

559 €/person

  • Price for a person in double room
  • Single room – extra charge 60€/person
  • For booking deposit of 30% is required

Friday

We are leaving Warsaw, the country’s capital, at noon at the latest. When we arrive at our destination and check into our guesthouse, we have lunch and head straight for our first adventure: evening elk tracking. This majestic animal is a symbol of the area. The Biebrza Valley is the largest habitat of this species in Poland. There are about 1,400 individuals living here. On our guided tour, we will try to spot those clumsy giants in bushes and marshes in the Biebrza valley.

Our evening ends with a local dinner that may surprise you with a richness of flavors of traditional cuisine recipes such as dumplings stuffed with venison or blueberries, potato cake with mushroom sauce, and various kinds of local fish. We end with a liqueur tasting next to the fireplace. Tomorrow we start at sunrise!

Saturday

Let’s visit another local animal – the beaver. For that, we jump onto a catamaran at dawn and, guided by our local guide, attempt to spot beavers at their breakfast – before they hide for the day.
After breakfast in a local restaurant, it is time to enter the bird kingdom. So why is Biebrza valley so special in springtime? Choir of toads, blooming marigolds, but most of all hundreds and thousands of birds come here when the Biebrza river turns into a wide lake.
Why? Besides being rich in food, the backwaters in the Biebrza valley offer safety to migrating birds. Cranes are among the first birds arriving each spring, followed by starlings, lapwings, common redshanks, gooss, falcons, ospreys, terns, herons, and many others you can expect to see with our local guides.
In the evening there is something special to help you feel the majesty of this animal and bird refuge – a balloon ride over the river (optional, extra fee). The last pleasure of the day is chatting over tasty meals in a cozy restaurant.

Sunday

Now it’s time to change perspective and hop aboard a canoe. We will take a 3 hour river canoe excursion to see water life up close, especially birds, and to relax. And on the way back to Warsaw, we will have lunch and stop for pictures of several picturesque places where storks are now breeding in villages.

Food

three meals per day

Accommodation

local wooden guesthouses

Transportation

minibus

Price includes: transportation from Warsaw by minibus (with English speaking driver; transfer from any other city upon request); two nights in local wooden guesthouse, double or twin rooms with private bathrooms, single room – extra charge 60 Euro / person); three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner, including 3 traditional Polish dinners); guided sighting of Biebrza National Park – 8 hours minimum.

Price does not include: individual transfers; flights, insurance.

Joining & departure

Pick up from any hotel in Warsaw included, we book pre and post travels accommodation upon request on individual basis.


Essential clothing and things to know

Please don’t forget the following necessary items:
waterproof jacket; warm clothes and layers (even in the springtime it may be cold in the early morning); comfortable trekking / waterproof boots, sunhat, mosquito spray or repellent. Always bring a bottle of water with you.


Activity level

This trip is perfect for adult travelers and teenagers looking for a mild physical challenge. It includes walks for at least 5h per day (the terrain is typically flat).

Biebrza river – spring

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