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Bear Watching Holidays

Bears are many people’s favourite mammal. They are immensely strong and have unpredictable temperaments, yet inspire great affection in most of us. The Naturetrek programme includes a number of specially designed bear watching holidays which employ local expertise to provide clients with wonderful opportunities to see their favourite mammals.

Our bear tours specialist recommends …

In Europe one of the most reliable places to see the European Brown Bear is northern Finland, where it is possible possible to get up-close views from hides. Grizzly Bears catching Salmon in western Canada is undoubtedly one of the greatest of natural history thrills. But for the ultimate in bear watching experiences, and my personal favourite, it has to be a trip to the Arctic to watch Polar Bears - Paul Stanbury

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Featured Tours

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Great Bear Lodge (Paul Marshall)Sea Otters (Paul Marshall)Zeballos inlet (Paul Marshall)Pacific Rim (Paul Marshall)Two young bears (Pierluigi Cullino)Brown Bear (Pierluigi Cullino)Brown Bear cubs (Abby Grainger)Brown Bear (Pierluigi Cullino)Polar Bears (Paul Stanbury)Arctic Tern (Paul Stanbury)Spitsbergen (Paul Stanbury)Walrus and Polar Bear (Thomas Mills)Cabins at the LodgeCabins at the LodgeBear cubs, Sweden (Hakan Vargas)Brown Bear (Hakan Vargas)Spirit Bear - Princess Royal Island (Paul Stanbury)Spirit-Bear - Princess Royal Island (Paul Stanbury)

Why choose Naturetrek’s bear tours?

Most species of bear are retiring in habit and are rarely seen during the day. However, a prodigious appetite leads many species to gather seasonally in big numbers, which makes them far easier to watch!  Naturetrek’s bear tours utilise our knowledge of bear movements to maximise viewing opportunities.

Our bear tour groups are limited in size and accompanied by Naturetrek naturalist leaders, and are usually assisted by resident experts.

Although focused on bear watching, all Naturetrek bear tours offer many opportunities to observe the other wildlife of the area.

We offer short break trips to Sweden or Finland, and longer bear tours in search of Grizzly Bears in Canada and Polar Bears in Spitsbergen.

Where can I see bears?

Our dedicated bear tours selection includes:

Is it possible to see bears on other Naturetrek tours?

Yes. While not specifically searching for bears, we have had sightings of Sloth Bears on Indian and Sri Lankan tours, and Brown Bears on our Kamchatka cruise and many European tours.

But we offer so much more! 

View all of our bear tours or call us now on +44 1962 733051 to find out more.

WHAT YOU'VE BEEN SAYING ABOUT OUR Bears HOLIDAYS

B.M.
Tyne & Wear
Canada: The West

I expected this trip to be very good and my expectations were surpassed ... My thanks to Naturetrek, in particular Paul and Chris for a trip of a lifetime.
The trip was everything we hoped for and more.

L.C.
London
Sweden's Bears

We had a most fantastic time with our hosts, they did so much for us to make our time with them perfect. Every day was sunny and warm with wonderful views to look at. The meals served were incredible and varied, and they couldnt do enough to make our stay a memorable one. To see a bear was the icing on the cake. I know all of us enjoyed every minute of the four days. Thank you Naturetrek as always for a superb holiday, looking forward to the next time!