Język:
PTTK Białowieża

Kontakt:

tel. 0-85-68-12-295
tel./ fax. 0-85-68-12-624
e-mail : pttk@pttk.bialowieza.pl

About us

POLISH ASSOCIATION OF TOURISM AND SIGHTSEEING OF BIALOWIEZA

 

-BIALOWIEZA FOREST-GUIDE SERVICE IN NATIONAL PARK

 

 

 

 

PTTK BIALOWIEZA IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT WORKS IN THE PRIMEVAL FOREST OF BIALOWIEZA FOR THE LAST 60 YEARS.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACES OF THE NATIONAL PARK CAN ONLY BE VISITED WITH AN OFFICIAL GUIDE.

WE HAVE GUIDING SERVICES IN THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGES: ENGLISH, GERMAN, ITALIAN, POLISH, PORTUGUESE , FRENCH AND RUSSIAN.

 

PTTK
Registered Tourism Organizer
PROT
Member of the Regional Tourism Organization of Podlasie
INFORMACJA
Officially licensed tourist information site

 

Guiding reservations, any practical information, touristic programs, event organization proposals, program help, bicycle, nordicwalking or foot trails selection can be done at the office in English, German , Russian and Polish in the following address; PTTK Bialowieza, street Kolejowa 17 or to the following phone numbers: +48 856812295, +48856812624

 

WE HAVE AVAILABLE IN OUR OFFICE RECEPTION:

Detailed maps with all the route trails (including bicycle and bird watching);

Guides, albums, raincoats and light flashes; Mosquito repellent products;

Aromatic herbs like the “Bear’s garlic” (Allium ursinum) or the “Bison grass” (Hierochloe odorata), with sale authorization;

Nature DVD’s, CD’s with bird songs;

Postcards, stamps, cut out postcards like “cut a bison”;

Bison coins;

 

TOURISTIC SERVICE AND GUIDING SERVICE OFFICE

PL17-230 Bialowieza , Kolejowa street 17

tel. +48856812295 , tel/fax. +48856812624 , in the afternoon (4 p.m - 8 p.m) tel. +48692959995

Open everyday including holidays from 8 a.m to 3/4/6 p.m

e-mail: pttk@pttk.bialowieza.pl

Registered in the Central Tourism Office and Touristic Intermediaries with number 1826-20. Valid insurance: AXA.SA

                                                                https://turystyka.gov.pl/_p_81_s_129534.html

 

PERMISSIONS AND INSURANCE TO THE BELORUSSIAN PART OF THE BIALOWIEZA FOREST.

 

 

 


 

PTTK Team :

Małgorzata
Margaret
Robert
Robert
Lucas
Lucas (Protection)

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLAN YOUR VISIT TO BIALOWIEZA, SEE THE PRIMEVAL FOREST, THE BISONS AND RARE SPECIES OF BIRDS AND PLANTS, PLEASE SEND US AN EMAIL IN ENGLISH OR GERMAN TO: pttk@pttk.bialowieza.pl .

OUR TOURIST GUIDES ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.


Ryś(Lynx lynx)Eurasian lynx

 

 

PUSZCZA BIALOWIESKA

- BIALOWIEZA FOREST -


Dzięcioł trójpalczasty (Picoides tridactylus)

To find this name in the candidate list to the 7 natural wonders of the world obviously wakes up our curiosity. Where is it and how is this place?

We can find it in the east of Europe between Poland and Belarus and in internet we can read a few informations like: Nature reservation protected for centuries, with an extraordinary richness in flora and fauna,land of the gigantic “royal” oaks (for their size and because most of them were given the names of several Polish kings) spruces that seem to touch the sky and the refuge of the last bisons.

Poland counts with 13 places classified as Mankind Patrimony but BIALOWIEZA PRIMEVAL FOREST is the only natural among them. To appreciate, admire and feel the FOREST truly you must travel there and Bialowieza village is a good starting point. Get inside of the forest and you will feel that you are breathing in a different way. The soil is covered with the most magnificent green moss blanket with small blueberry plants and wild strawberries, red berries and some mushrooms. The forest is very dense and the sunbeams play with the leaf colors. Many logs truly have curious forms and shapes. Despite following the marked trail we feel that we are lost, absorbed by the omnipresent forest. Something mysterious seems to be floating in the air… We follow to the “Power place” a place with stones with magical powers. Our ancestors several centuries ago considered this place as a sacred place. Legends tell, that there the initiates gathered to profit from the forces of nature that emanate from the ground to use them in their rituals. That there is something in that place there is no doubt, wand dowsers become "crazy" and sometimes break. Some people feel absolutely nothing there, others more sensitive feel relief and well being, others experience such a rejection that does not allow them to approach and some also speak of miraculous healings… But the forest haunts you: when finishing the first trip you think that after seeing the most interesting in this region (and there are plenty of interesting things), you will not return ever more, after some time, you start to feel the need to go back and be surrounded by this very mysterious atmosphere once again. And then another year and another… What are we doing there? Enjoying nature at it’s purest form and the friendliness of the locals and the local cuisine, using the gifts of the forest for the greatest delight of all visitors. Elzbieta Millán


 

We invite you to read our proposals for the travellers. Following we have described the unaccessible attractions to the mass tourism, they are for the active people who want to learn about the deeply occult secrets in the primeval forest. Of course it is not easy to see animals in the forest, because of large numbers of various species living in the Bialowieża National Park… they are very shy. It is a typical behaviour of the inhabitants of the natural forest. Each trip to the same forest at various times looks completely different. We never know what we will see in the wilderness.


“FACE TO FACE WITH THE BISON”

This trip is dedicated for people who want to see animals in their wild habitat. We never know what kind of animals we will see and how many of them we will see, but guides try their best to show you as much wildlife as possible, especially king of our forest - bison. What you will see is based on the time of the year, the hours of sunrise and the weather. It might happen that wind or even a slight rain can be your ally, as it covers the sound of your steps. This trip starts approximately 1-1,5 hour before the dawn. The trip takes approximately 6 hours. There are a few stages of this trip, depending on the weather conditions and tourists physical condition the route is from a few to several kilometres. As this trip is a specific one, we do not combine different tourist groups in case of this trip. The trip is for small groups, max 6 people. Trip takes place in Białowieża Forest, where we can move not only on touristic trails and where we can use car for moving from one spot to another, sometimes several km far. We don't enter Strict Protected Area of Białowieża National Park. You should have your own car with a free place for a guide in it, but there is also a possibility of renting a guide with his own car. You will need comfortable shoes, non-crackling and warm clothing, raincoats, packed food and beverage, for example hot tea, camera. Each participant must have binoculars or a field glass. Each time we individually agree on the meeting point with the participants.
The cost of the guide for this trip is 660 PLN per group. If you don't have your own binoculars you can also rent binoculars in PTTK office- the cost of renting a 12 X 50 binoculars is 22 PLN per piece. If you don't have your own or rented car you can book a guide with a car - additional cost for up to 3 people is 280 PLN, for up to 6 people 450 PLN.

 


BIAŁOWIEŻA FOREST BY NIGHT - A TRIP WITH NIGHT VISION BINOCULARS

This trip is for people who like to watch the wildlife in their natural habitat. During this trip you have a chance to see both big and small residents of the forest. The observation is very much based on listening to the sounds of nature. The night vision binoculars will enable you to see what you hear. It can be a bison, deer, wild boar, fox, marten, beaver, or maybe a tawny owl or a pygmy owl- you never know. It’s a forest surprise during the night. What you will see is based on the time of the year, the hours of nightfall and the weather. It might happen that wind or even a slight rain can be your ally, as it covers the sound of your steps. The trip starts one hour before the sunset. This trip takes 4 hours and the route is from a few to several kilometres. As this trip is a specific one, we do not combine different tourist groups in case of this trip. The trip is for small groups, max 4 people. Trip takes place in Białowieża Forest, where we can move not only on touristic trails and where we can use car for moving from one spot to another, sometimes several km far. We don't enter Strict Protected Area of Białowieża National Park. You should have your own car with a free place for a guide in it, but there is also a possibility of renting a guide with his own car. You will need comfortable shoes, non-crackling and warm clothing, raincoats and beverage. Each time we individually agree on the meeting point with the participants.
The total cost is 660 PLN per group. The price includes the cost of guiding, renting 4 professional 12 x 50 binoculars and 4 night vision binoculars (generation I+ 3,5x50) and flashlights. If you don't have your own or rented car you can book a guide with a car - additional cost for up to 4 people is 350 PLN.

 

 

BIAŁOWIEŻA FOREST AT TWILIGHT

It is a walking trip to Białowieża Forest to meet the wild animals and night birds. Some animals, for example bison, deer, fox, marten and some interesting birds, especially owls,, are more active during the evening than during the day. Observation is based on listening to the sounds of nature. What you will see is based on the time of the year, the hours of nightfall and the weather. It might happen that wind or even a slight rain can be your ally, as it covers the sound of your steps. This trip starts 3 hours before the sunset. The trip takes 4 hours and the route is from few to several kilometres long. The trip is for groups of max 6 people. Trip takes place in Białowieża Forest, where we can move not only on touristic trails. We don't enter Strict Protected Area of Białowieża National Park. You should have your own car with a free place for a guide in it. You will need comfortable shoes, non-crackling and warm clothing, raincoats. Each participant must have binoculars and flashlight. Each time we individually agree on the meeting point with the participants.
The cost of this trip is 440 PLN for guiding for the whole group. . If you don't have your own binoculars you can also rent it in PTTK office- the cost of renting a 12 X 50 binoculars is 15 PLN each. If you don't have your own or rented car you can book a guide with a car - additional cost for up to 3 people is 280 PLN, for up to 6 people 450 PLN.

 

 

ORNITHOLOGICAL MORNING IN BIALOWIEZA FOREST

“ BIRDS AT DAWN I ”

Trip takes place in Białowieża Forest, where we can move not only on touristic trails and where we can use car for moving from one spot to another, sometimes several km far. We don't enter Strict Protected Area of Białowieża National Park. The trip takes approximately 5 hours.  For this trip the groups are of up to 8 people, but we do not combine different tourist groups for this trip. Bialowieza Forest is one of the best places to watch forest bird species :  White-backed, Three-toed, Middle-spotted, Black and Grey-headed Woodpeckers, Pygmy Owl, Red-breasted and Collared Flycatcher... .  This trip starts at sunrise.  You should have your own car with a free place for a guide in it, but there is also a possibility of renting a guide with his own car. You will need comfortable shoes, non-crackling and warm clothing, raincoats, packed food and beverage, for example hot tea, camera. Each participant must have binoculars or a field glass. Each time we individually agree on the meeting point with the participants.
The cost of the guide for this trip is 550 PLN per group. If you don't have your own binoculars you can also rent binoculars in PTTK office- the cost of renting a 12 X 50 binoculars is 19 PLN per piece. If you don't have your own or rented car you can book a guide with a car - additional cost for up to 3 people is 280 PLN, for up to 6 people 450 PLN.

 


UNKNOWN FOREST BY BIKE

This trip is dedicated for people who like to visit touristic trails by bike and who want to see beautiful parts of Białowieża Forest and hear interesting facts about flora, fauna and history. We move on touristic trails in the part of Białowieża Forest which is widely available, we don't enter Strict Protected Area of Białowieża National Park. The bike trip takes about 4 hours and is 18 kilometres long. The route is for medium-advanced bikers, area is mostly flat. Main condition: willingness and ability to ride a bike. You need to have your own bike, or you can rent one in a few good rental shops in Białowieża. This trip if for groups for up to 12 people (we do not combine tourists from different groups). You should have comfortable shoes and clothing, raincoats, food and beverages, and anti-mosquito remedies.
The cost of this trip is 344 PLN for the whole group. There are no additional costs during the trip. 

 


BELORUSSIAN PART OF BIALOWIEŻA FOREST - BIKE TRIP

This is a 9 hour bike trip with a licensed guide. You need to have your own bike or rent one in nearby rental points. The whole route is about 53 kilometers. The whole route runs on safe asphalt roads with almost zero car traffic and there are no hills. The cost of the trip with an English-speaking guide is 810 PLN for a group plus 133,50 PLN per person for obtaining the entrance approval and pass to the National Park and mandatory tourist insurance + entrance tickets to open-air ethnographic museum and the headquarters of  Ded Moroz (Farther Frost). During the trip you will  have some free time in Kamieniuki village, where you can visit museum of nature and animal aviaries (for additional payment about 12 PLN). You must have your passport with you and it has to be valid for at least six more months from the date of the trip. All necessary formalities have to be completed in PTTK Białowieża office before 11.00 AM one day before your trip. For those who are less active we can organize this trip in a walking/bus riding manner - cost is 129 PLN/person.

 


THE OLDEST PART OF THE PRIMEVAL FOREST - STRICT NATURE RESERVE FOR ENTHUSIASTS
“A WALK TO THE HEART OF THE FOREST”

This is the longest trip to the very heart of the Strict Nature Reserve of the Białowieża National Park Area ( The MAN and BIOSPHERE RESERVE and a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE ). This trip is dedicated for people who are very interested in knowing flora of  the oldest part of Białowieża Forest, Strictly Protected Area. During the trip you will see different types of forest, with its interesting trees and plants, and hear a lot of information about them. Once in a while, especially in the spring or winter, when you begin your trip early in the morning, you can see some wildlife - different species of birds or sometimes mammals. This trip takes 6 hours and the route is 20 kilometres.  As for such a trip you need to obtain a special entrance approval it is a trip for small, individual groups. In order to not interfere with the nature too much, such trips are organized for individually placed orders only, for up to 6 people. We do not combine different tourist groups for this trip. You need to wear clothes suitable for the time of the year and necessarily comfortable trekking shoes. You should also take with you food and beverages, for example hot tea, anti-mosquito remedies.
The cost of this trip with an English-speaking guide is 550 PLN for the whole group. If you wish to book a specific guide, like an ornithologist, a botanist or a biologist, the cost for the whole group is 660 PLN. There is also an additional cost of entrance ticket to the special route of 35 PLN per person. During spring and summer months we suggest renting binoculars in PTTK Białowieża office - it costs 22 PLN each.

 


THE OLDEST PART OF THE PRIMEVAL FOREST - STRICT NATURE RESERVE FOR THE INQUISITIVE
 “THE ROUTE TO JAGIEŁŁO OAK”
THE MOST POPULAR TRIP!

A walking trip to the most world-known part of Białowieża Forest, Strictly Protected Area of Białowieża National Park ( The MAN and BIOSPHERE RESERVE and a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE ) . During the walk you will focus on nature and mainly plants, trees and mushrooms, but guide will tell you also about animals. You will be able to see the remains of Jagiełło Oak which was destroyed by a windstorm back in 1974. This trip starts at various times of day, depending on the time of the year. The first trip during the day starts 30 minutes before the dawn, and the last trip starts 4 hours before the sunset! The trip takes 4 hours and it’s a 7,5 km walk through a flat area. Groups for this trip are up to 12 people- we do combine different tourist groups for this trip. The groups for this trip are organized daily – very often every hour- and depend on the amount of participants, so it is worth to contact us earlier and book the date and time for your trip.  You need to wear clothes suitable for the time of the year and comfortable shoes, sometimes there are roots or laying trunks on our way. You should have also anti-mosquito remedies and something to drink, especially during summer time.
The cost of this trip is 344 PLN for the whole group. The additional cost are the entrance ticket to the Strict Nature Reserve: 3 PLN per person for half fare and 6 PLN per person for adult ticket (paid during the trip in cash office of National Park). In case of entering the Reserve before 8.00 AM the entrance tickets cost: 6 PLN for half fare per person and 9 PLN per person for adult ticket. In case you would like this trip to be an individual one with a specialized biologist, the cost of the trip is 440 PLN for the whole group.

 


THE OLDEST PART OF THE PRIMEVAL FOREST - STRICT NATURE RESERVE FOR EVERYONE

This is a short walking trip to the most world-known part of Białowieża Forest, Strictly Protected Area ( The MAN and BIOSPHERE RESERVE and a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE ). During this trip you will focus on the places you will see, their and Białowieża’s history, cultural and religious mosaic of the area, and of course nature. During the walk in Nature Reserve you will focus on plants, trees and mushrooms, but guide will tell you also about animals. This trip starts at various times of day, depending on the time of the year. The first trip during the day starts at 8.00 AM, and the last trip starts 3 hours before the sunset! It takes 3 hours and it’s a 4,5 km walk through a flat area.  This trip is for groups up to 12 people, but we do not combine different tourist groups for this trip. Those trips are organized every day, so it is worth to contact us earlier and book the date and time for your trip. You need to wear clothes suitable for the time of the year and comfortable shoes. For tourists with little kids or less active by walk tourists, who have a car with a free place for a guide in it, it's possible to shorten the distance to 3 km.
The cost of this trip is 258 PLN for the whole group. The additional cost is the entrance ticket to the Strict Nature Reserve of 3 PLN per person for half fare and 6 PLN per person for adult ticket (paid during the trip in cash office of National Park).

 

 

THE OLDEST PART OF THE PRIMEVAL FOREST - ORNITHOLOGICAL MORNING IN THE STRICT NATURE RESERVE

“ BIRDS AT DAWN II ”

This is a walking trip with a specialized ornithologist guide with an entrance to the Strict Nature Reserve which is not accessible without a licensed guide presence (The MAN and BIOSPHERE RESERVE and a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE ). There is a very high possibility of observing rare bird species and the best season of the year to observe them is spring. During the trip guide will tell you also about another aspects of nature. This trip starts at sunrise. It’s a 4 hour trip and a 7,5 km walk through a flat area. For this trip the groups are of up to 8 people. You need to wear clothes suitable for the time of the year and comfortable shoes. We suggest you to wear warm clothes as it can be cold in the mornings! You must have binoculars- your own or rented.
The cost of the trip is 440 PLN for the whole group. The additional cost is the entrance ticket to the Strict Nature Reserve of 6 PLN per person for half fare and 9 PLN per person for adult ticket. Renting binoculars in PTTK Białowieża office is for 15 PLN per piece.

 

 

IF YOU WANT TO BOOK OUR TOURS YOU CAN DO THIS BY AN EMAIL.

In the reservation email please write us:

• which tour or tours are you interested in,
• when would you want to do them,
• how many people are you,
• what language/s do you speak,
• would you have a car (own or rented) with a free place for a guide in it (if the car will be necessary for particular trip),
• would you have your own binoculars with you and how many (if necessary for particular trip),
• where would you stay in Białowieża (sometimes start can be better from your accommodation place),
• your mobile phone number (with a country code),
• in case of booking a tour to Belarus please send us scans of a page with a  photo and data of each contestant - this data will be passed for Belarusian side to make permissions.

When we get these information we can check our guides availability, confirm the reservation, send you information about total cost for the trip and information about prepay in advance (about 40% of total cost for the trip).

You can do the prepay by bank transfer, by company which offer international money transfer (like Western Union, TransferWise etc.) or by card (we need card number, expiry date of the card and cvv number; you can give us these data by email or by phone call; for your card data security you can give us these data partly by email and partly by phone call; after transaction we delete all your card data).No American Express accepted !
Rest of the money you will pay in our office the day before the trip by cash or card.

In case of short period of time until the trip (less than 14 days) we will ask you about payment of total cost by card only (we need card number, expiry date of the card and cvv number; you can give us those data by email or by phone call; for your card data security you can give us these data partly by email and partly by phone call; after transaction we delete your card data).No American Express accepted !

The payments should be made after you receive a confirmation of your booking; in the payment title, please include the name and the date of your trip.

When we get your payment on our bank account we will let you know about that by the email. Sometimes it can take a few days until we get your money. We will also send you name of your guide and his/her phone number.

Money transfer has to be done from your bank account in PLN! If you do the bank transfer in your country currency please add to your payment about 25 PLN more for exchange rate for our bank.

ATTENTION :cost of money transfer & exchange rate will be covered by client.
While doing bank transfer select “OUR” option, please.

Full name of company:
PTTK Oddzial im J.J.Karpinskiego w Bialowiezy
ul. Kolejowa 17
17-230 Bialowieza
Polska/Poland

Our bank and account number:
Bank:
PEKAO SA ODDZIAŁ HAJNOWKA
Ul.3 Maja 34
17-200 Hajnowka
Polska/Poland
IBAN : PL 87 1240 5279 1111 0000 5723 4221
SWIFT : PKOPPLPW

Registered in the Central Tourism Office and Touristic Intermediaries with number 1826-20. Valid insurance: AXA.SA 

Gwarancja turystyczna - proszę wpisać na poniższej stronie nr podmiotu 1826
https://ewidencja.ufg.pl/webcenter/portal/ewidencja/ksiegi
 

 

 




 

GUIDES IN OTHER PODLASIE REGION NATIONAL PARKS

We also provide experienced ornithologists services, tourist guides and the local guides in the National parks inside of the area of the "green lungs of Poland" in the National parks of Narew,Wigry y Biebrza. Would you like to see the pristine nature and observe birds and other fauna in their natural environment? write to us. The service prices and the possible inclusion of transport will be calculated for each case since the price depends on the specific route and the size of the group.

 

La puerta de entrada a la reserva
The main gate entrance to the strictly protected area

 

WELCOME TO THE FOREST OF THE EUROPEAN BISON
To contact us please click in the following link or use the provided information.

 

 

PTTK białowieża


GUIDING SERVICES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES:

  • GUIDED TOUR THROUGH THE FOREST ( MAXIMUM 3 HOURS) = 258 PLN (EACH EXTRA HOUR = 86 PLN)
  • MUSEUM GUIDED TOUR, THE TEMPORARY EXPOSICION AND THE TOWER VISIT = 258 PLN

THE HORSE CARRIAGES:

  • TO RENT A CARRIAGE OR A SLEDGE CARRIAGE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE TO THE BISON SHOW RESERVE AND THE ROYAL OAKS TRAIL (3 HOURS) = 280 PLN, TO THE STRICTLY PROTECTED AREA (3 HOURS) = 310 PLN OR (6 HOURS) = 600 PLN

IT’S NECESSARY TO BUY THE FOLLOWING TICKETS IN:

THE MUSEUM, BISON SHOW RESERVE, STRICTLY PROTECTED AREA OF THE NATIONAL PARK, THE TRAIL OF THE ROYAL OAKS,

BESIDE THE ABOVE MENTIONED PRICES ONE MUST COUNT THE ADDITIONAL PRICES TO TAKE PICTURES IN THE MUSEUM, GET IN WITH BICYCLE OR CARRIAGE IN THE STRICTLY PROTECTED AREA.

WE ALSO OFFER:

  • THE BARBECUE AND BONFIRE PREPARATION: MAXIMUM 3 HOURS = 450 PLN
  • THE PURCHASE OF SAUSAGES AND THE BARBECUE SERVICE = 300 PLN
  • THE ACCORDIONIST: MAXIMUM 3 HOURS = 450 PLN

WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT US! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEE YOU IN BIALOWIEZA!

 

 


 


 

USEFUL INFORMATIONS:

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