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Bialowieza Forest

Bialowieza, Poland
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only forest like this in Europe

Only forest like this in Europe. Non-treated, not cut, multiple of tree species, birds and flowers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dzierzoniow, Poland
A must do for nature lovers

The walks and cycle paths through and around the forests would keep walkers and cyclists busy for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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“guided walk” (4 reviews)
Bialowieza, Poland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only forest like this in Europe. Non-treated, not cut, multiple of tree species, birds and flowers. Very old trees 300-400 years old.

Thank Jaga-Agata
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walks and cycle paths through and around the forests would keep walkers and cyclists busy for several days and the local council have done a great job with signs and watch towers We missed the best bird watching season by three weeks but still...More

Thank alisonka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The forest is fantastic. Definitely get a guide and try to stay for the whole day and go deep into the forest. A 2 -3 hour trip just isn't long enough. Also, bring mosquito repellent. They are plentiful!!

Thank dgreenarc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously. Long sleeves, long trousers, repellent, in some parts a net and hat is a good idea. Health warning over, let's talk about the forest. It's beautiful but extremely expensive to get into the most protected part- we paid 330PLN for two people for a...More

Thank JosieOxon
Reviewed 3 June 2017

First of all - BRING INSECT SPRAY. Put lots of on. Avoidn shorts and short sleeves. Although very expensive by Polish standards, hire a guide to show you into the forest (required), and enjoy their insight into plants and animals of the forest. Unlikely to...More

1  Thank ch6006hc
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This forest is wonderful for nature lovers. A group of us spent three days in and around it in May, following a local guide who knew his stuff. We saw a wide variety of birds, and lots of interesting pond life in the hollows. We...More

1  Thank SandraDu
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Bialowieza forest is being decimated by state-sponsored indiscriminate logging for short-term profit. It is Europe's last piece of primal forest, and home to thousands of vulnerable species. Please do not reward Poland's far-right money-obsessed government and its environmentally catastrophic policies with tourist cash.

5  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 11 April 2017

With a little bit of planning and asking for hints from the locals, it's almost guaranteed tat anyone is able to spot real wild bisons in their natural environment. We spotted them early in the morning of our last day in the town, and the...More

Thank Klitsu
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We went with friends for a 3 hour (8 km) guided walk though the forest. We saw bison and many other wildlife. The guide spoke English and Polish and at times we were the only group in the forest. It was so peaceful and an...More

2  Thank WA56
Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a remarkable place. For what it means, for the landscape, for the bisons... Whether you are a nature lover or not, this should be a place on your bucket list!

1  Thank Ana L
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Curtis R
5 December 2016|
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Response from Shelly R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Curtis. We hired a guide and he took us in his car to the entrance of the restricted area of the forest and from there on foot of course. We were staying at a Hotel Zubrowka and he net us there.
13 November 2016|
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Response from Astroblood | Reviewed this property |
The best way is to get to Bialystok and get a bus to Bialowieza from there. Accommodation prices there are not very big. the guided tour is the best way to know more about forest. 3h tour is about 200zl and there is max 10... More