DATES & PRICES

Days = 8

13 Jun 2020 - 20 Jun 2020

London - London Price = £1705

Budapest - Budapest = £1555

Deposit = £150

Single Supplement = £160*

* does not apply if you are willing to share and a room-mate can be arranged.

TOUR SUMMARY

Days 1 – 8

The entire holiday will be spent exploring the varied habitats of the Kiskunsag National Park within easy reach of the Kondor Eco-lodge

HUNGARY

WILDLIFE AT LEISURE

Wildlife Tour to Hungary and Kiskunsag National Park with Greentours

Tours that take the strain out of enjoying Europe’s flora and fauna! Tours under this banner will be based in a single good quality hotel, and will have direct flights, and these at kind times of day! And most importantly field trips will be kept to a maximum of six or so hours giving you plenty of time to relax before and after. Direct flights are available from some regional airports.

Rollers and Bee-eaters are two of the commonest birds around the lovely Kondor Eco-Lodge, our base for the week. The large white walls of the buildings attract a rich moth fauna, and indeed the lodge runs a moth trap that regularly attracts Poplar Hawkmoth, Buff tip, Chocolate tip, and in the garden we can find Provençal Short-tailed Blues and Common Gliders. Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers, Golden Orioles and Hawfinches frequent the garden. Kondor is in the heart of the Kiskunsag National Park and in the surrounding puszta, or sand steppe, we can watch magnificent Great Bustards, this area having the biggest remaining population in Europe. Stone Curlews and Lesser Grey Shrikes pose on prominent perches and in the skies we’ll see Red-footed Falcon and rare Imperial Eagle and Saker Falcon. Cute European Sousliks call sharply from open country where we’ll see also see Eastern Short-tailed Blue. Alongside ‘puszta’ we’ll explore forest steppes with oak and juniper where a fine flora includes Ophrys cornuta and both Military and Green‑winged Orchids, and the local endemic Epipactis bugacensis. A mix of alkaline lakes, gravel pits and rivers mean Odonata are particularly varied, amongst them Lilypad Whiteface and Southern Emerald Damselfly. Bird highlights here will include White-tailed Eagles, Ferruginous Duck, White-winged Black Terns and Penduline Tit, whilst gallery forests host Black Woodpecker, Black Storks, and plenty of Golden Orioles.

INFORMATION

Focus

All aspects of the Natural World.

Leaders

Gabor Orban, Amanda Borrows, A third Greentours leader will accompany a group of more than 12.

Walking

No more than two or three miles in any one day, and always at a slow pace, ideally suited to photography.

Included in the Price

All flights. Transport, accommodation and meals in Hungary. Services of your leaders. Drinks, tips, and items of a personal nature including travel insurance, are not included.

Group Size

One leader for a group of up to 6, two leaders up to the maximum group size of 12.

Accommodation

We’ve the whole week at the excellent Kondor Eco-Lodge in the heart of the Kiskunsag National Park. Attractive rooms with comfortable beds are in traditional thatched houses. The home-cooking is superb, and so too the wine, and the extensive garden is designed to attract wildlife, with many notable birds, butterflies and moths making their home there. All rooms have en suite facilities.

Flights

UK direct return flights are from various London airports, Manchester* or Edinburgh* to Budapest. Indirect routes from regional UK Airports* are available.

*These routes may incur a supplement.

Climate

Usually warm, with some rain likely, occasionally prolonged. 

How to Book

Contact us to check there is availability for the number of places you require. Download a booking form or contact us and we will send one to you. Complete and send to us. You will receive confirmation of your place and then a detailed information pack will be dispatched to you about twelve weeks before departure. Flower, bird, butterfly, dragonfly and mammal checklists are available.

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