Golden Eagles from Photohide

Due to highest protection of Golden Eagle in Slovakia, this product is temporarily suspended. Will keep you informed. 

Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is our je second biggest nesting raptor – an undisputed king of Slovak skies. It lives mostly in mountainous areas, nesting dominantly on rocky cliffs or large trees. Dominantly brown in colour, golden eagle’s head is golden brown – thus its name. With a wingspan of 200 – 220 cm, it is a formidable aerial predator, hunting usually in open lands trying to ambush its prey. Golden eagle feeds mainly on mammals and birds.

Ticha dolina Jan Dobsovic panorama

characteristics: Our target is a photohide hidden in a very neat nature in Veľká Fatra mountains, one of the largest and highest core mountain ranges in Slovakia. This land was declared a National Park in 2002, so far becoming Slovakia’s youngest one.

highlights of this area: mixed forest of prime forest character

target species: Golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos)

other species observed from particular photohide: Common buzzard (Buteo buteo), Common raven (Corvus corax), Northern goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

other species living in the area: red deer (Cervus elaphus), squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris), roe deer (Capreolus capreolus), wild boar (Sus scrofa), red fox (Vulpes vulpes), wolf (Canis lupus), lynx (Lynx lynx), badger (Meles meles), brown bear (Ursus arctos), Ural owl (Strix uralensis)

duration of observation: 4 hours, for each additional hour an extra charge

Arrival at the observation point depends on the behavior of the eagles being monitored.

number of visitors: 2

Terrain difficulty: from the parking lot we will walk about 15 minutes on foot on a mild terrain

Important notices and conditions on visiting: Visitors participate on golden eagle photohide watching at their own risk. Touristic travel insurance is not included in the price of the product. Eagles are to be seen/photographed ONLY from the photohide, avoiding a direct contact with an animal. We recommend visitors to bring warm clothes and a sleeping bag. The presence of trained guide is not necessary.

This observation takes place with the permission of landowners.

Recommended term: November – March

Prices for guiding in English for 1 person:

150,-€ / 1 person

120,-€ / 2 persons

For each additional hour an extra 10,-€ / 1 participant

Price includes: english speaking guide to the observation spot, transfer to the vincinity of photohide, maximum from city Vrútky

Price does NOT include: individual travel insurance, food, sleeping bag, photo gear

If you are interested in brown bear photohide watching , please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by email to or give us a call at +421 948 495 111. We can then discuss the date that suits your needs the best.

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