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
I was particularly impressed with our Naturetrek leader, Tim Melling. Tim has encyclopaedic knowledge and great enthusiasm, as well as a kind and inclusive manner which added enormously to the whole experience. I was also very pleased with our local guide, Duane. He and Tim worked beautifully together, and Duane kept us regaled with local stories and information, lots of laughter and wonderful lunches in beautiful surroundings. Of course, the wildlife was most obliging as well, and the real highlight for me was the three nights at Great Bear Lodge where we were treated to magnificent sightings of many grizzlies, including a number of mother bears with cubs.
The venue is one of the best I have visited. The hosts soon became like friends to us all. The hospitality was probably the best I have encountered! The trips into the forest and bear hide were made very interesting and exciting. Actually being able to watch these fine creatures in their environment was thrilling! I cannot praise the quality of this trip higher ... it is at the top as far as I am concerned. The food was better than I would expect at a top restaurant. Thank you for a great life experience!
I would just like to state that this was one of my best holidays ever! ... Knight Inlet was like being in one big family home ... Best of all was Paul.