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
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
Even though the stay is only for two days, there was enough time to enjoy the birds and wildlife around the lodge, nature walks each morning and time to relax before our night in the bear hide. The amount of bears we saw was incredible and exceeded our expectations. Our hosts at the lodge were superb, the staff friendly and helpful. We have a fabulous short break watching Finland's Brown Bears.
It was extremely well organised and both the Naturetrek staff and the expedition staff were excellent. Everyone was well looked after and the way activities and meals ran meant that the entire group gelled really well. The expert knowledge displayed by all the staff was outstanding and really helped us to appreciate all the wildlife and the environment.
Spitsbergen was never on my list of to do's as I like hot climates. However my friend said it was a life time ambition to go to the Arctic…. I now owe her big time, I loved every minute of the trip, mammals and birds of course but I was bewitched by the scenery, I never dremt that I would be so happy doing nothing just watching the ever changing ice flows. As ever the Naturetrek leaders were first rate.