Wildlife Holiday to Hungary May 8th - 17th 2018


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We are organising another wildlife holiday to Hungary in May which we hope our friends, EuCAN members and their contacts might be interested in. We will be visiting Fertö-Hansag National Park in the west and Aggtelek NP in the northeast of Hungary to explore the fantastic bird, insect and plant life that these areas are renowned for. Mid-May will be a perfect time for breeding birds as well as interesting passage migrants, there should be plenty of butterflies and moths on the wing – on our last trip in 2015 we recorded 58 species of butterflies and 98 species of mainly macro-moths, and the wildflowers of the limestone karst landscape of Aggtelek will be spectacular and include some great rarities and a few endemic species. See http://www.eucan.org.uk/europe/2015-wildlife-holiday-to-aggtelek-national-park-northern-hungary/ for information about our last visit.

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As with all our holidays, this should be busy but relaxing, and full of unexpected delights! Have a look at the photos from our last visit to Aggtelek in 2015. Click here.

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We will spend three nights in guesthouse accommodation on the edge of the Fertö-Hansag NP, and six in hotel accommodation in the village of Jósvafö on the edge of the Gömör-Torna Karst and within walking distance of the national park. Full board with food at the hotel or at a nearby guesthouse, with delicious locally-sourced picnics for lunch. It is a very gentle  landscape – the walks will be as easy as you choose!  Our minibus will pick up from a mutually convenient point in or near Budapest on the 8th and drop off on the 17th. For travel suggestions see the booking form.

The joining instructions and other information are available now on this link.

The Risk Analysis for the visit is here. Useful information about Lyme Disease and ticks is to be found on these two leaflets:  Lyme Disease Action leaflet 1 and Lyme Disease Action leaflet 2 . We recommend that you read these and bring a tick hook with you.

For the 9 nights, the cost per person in twin-room accommodation will be £1250; £1350 for single room accommodation.  This price includes minibus transport from and back to the meeting point, full board and accommodation for 9 nights, but excludes travel out from the UK, drinks, insurance and meals on the journeys.Deposit with booking £200 per person – for the booking form, click here.

All this information and details about the leaders is on this flier. All proceeds from this holiday will be used to fund our conservation activities in the UK and elsewhere with our partners in Europe. Please forward this information and the link as widely as possible, via email or social media.

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