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Cantabria brown bear observation short break for 2 people

  1. Departure place: Somiedo or Villablino | Destination: Somiedo or Villablino
  2. Start date: 11/04/2020 | Finish date: 30/09/2020
  3. Species to observe: Brown bear
  4. Seats: 100
  5. PRICE: 260 € / £ 224 / $ 287 (VAT included) | BOOKING PRICE: 78 € / £ 67 / $ 86

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Programme

Dates

All the years from sencond Saturday of May to 31st May and from second Saturday of August 12th to 30th September.

Product description

Brown Bear full observation day in some of the most wildest and beautiful corners of the Cantabrian mountains.

The service has 2 daily guided excursions for bear observation in Somiedo Natural Park (Asturias) and/or Alto Sil valleys (Leon). The transport service in 4WD and the optic equipment *.

The product includes 1 accommodation night in doublé shared room plus breakfast in Hotel Restaurante Casa Miño ** (Pola de Somiedo), in Hotel la Brañina** (Villablino) or in another accommodation of these rural areas. The customer can choose between these options, depending on the availability rooms and bears activity.

Excursions will be guided by experienced WWS with the help and advice of Brown Bear Foundation (FOP) rangers, that give us some talks about bear habitat and ecology.

In spring and summer is the best moment to watch bears, because they come out from the dense heart of the forest to feed in the forest fringe, eating fresh grass or cranberries, blackberries and hazelnuts, available in abundance in the sub-alpine meadows and scrub depending on the time of year. This gives us a great chance of viewing one of the most elusive mammals in Spain, particularly during the first and last hours of the day.

With this in mind, we will position ourselves at strategic points, moving around the mountain range’s best spots, always drawing on our local knowledge and experience. Of course, our aim is to view these sensitive animals from vantage points where they do not feel disturbed or threatened. Therefore views of bears are usually made from medium or long distances, but are close enough to get outstanding quality views through telescopes and binoculars.

The duration of each excursión is around 4hours, could vary depending on the bear activity.

Itinerary

Day 1st: Arrival at the accommodation Hotel Restaurante Casa Miño ** (Pola de Somiedo), Hotel la Brañina** (Villablino) or another similar accommodation.

Day 2nd: Breakfast and morning excursión accompanied by WWS guides. During the observation, our staff give us a talk about bear hábitat and ecology. Break at midday for resting and lunch. Evening excursion for bear watching until night.

Our guides will inform previously to clients about the collection points and schedules.

Price

The rate for two people is 260€ in double shared room (twin beds).

* All the vehicles carry optic equipment of recognized brands.
 

Meeting Point


Hotel Restaurante Casa Miño ** (Pola de Somiedo), Hotel la Brañina** (Villablino) or another accommodation of these rural areas.

Accommodation


Hotel Restaurante Casa Miño ** (Pola de Somiedo), Hotel la Brañina** (Villablino) or another accommodation of these rural areas.

Meals


- Breakfast included.

Transfers


- Included transports in 4WD during the tour.

Equipment


-Observational material: binoculars and/or telescope with tripod (WWS offers rental of these ítems for the duration of the tour). Camera and digiscoping equipment.

-Recommended clothing: comfortable clothes and footwear for trekking, warm clothing for colder mornings and evenings often sat or standing still. Waterproofs and rugged footwear recommended.

-Other: sunscreen is recommended. The intensity of solar rays can be strong in high mountain areas

Guide


WildWatching Spain experienced guides.

The best of this trip


Good price and service... Enjoy of a full day Cantabrian brown bear observation with accommodation in some of the most beautiful natural landscapes of north Spain.


Group size


6 customers per car.


¿ What is included in the price?


- 1 full bear observation day for 2 persons.
- Accommodation in double shared room.
- Breakfast for 2 persons.
- Specialized guides of WWS.
- 4WD transport.


¿ What is not included in the price?


- Transport from and to airports or ferrys.
- Anything not included in "included in the price".


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