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

 

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 (6 p.m - 9 p.m) tel. +48532692611

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

e-mail: pttk@pttk.bialowieza.pl

Registered in the Central Tourism office and Touristic intermediaries with number 182620. Valid insurance: AXA.SA


 

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 OR FAX IN ENGLISH OR GERMAN TO: pttk@pttk.bialowieza.pl OR FAX NR 0048856812624.

OUR TOURIST GUIDES ARE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY.


Ryś(Lynx lynx)Eurasian lynx

 

 

PUSZCZA BIALOWIESKA

- BIALOWIEZA FOREST -


(Dendrocopos leucotos) White-backed woodpecker

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.

 

  • “FACE TO FACE WITH THE BISON”

  • “PRIMITIVE HEART OF THE FOREST”

  • DAWN IN THE FOREST PROTECTED RESERVE THE MOST PRECIOUS FOREST OF EUROPE : THE LAND OF "BEAR’S GARLIC"

  • FAMILY EXCURSION WITH CHILDREN: "SEARCHING FOR ANIMAL TRACKS".

  • "THE KINGDOM OF THE BEAVER"

  • “THE FOREST AT NIGHT: THE SILENCE AT SUNSET..

 

TO RENT (Only for groups with a PTTK guide):

- Binoculars (12x50) for 3 hours = 13 PLN

- Binoculars (12x50) for 6 hours = 22 PLN

- Spotting Scope and tripod (15-45x 65) for 3 hours = 45 PLN

- Spotting Scope and tripod (15-45x 65) for 6 hours = 70 PLN

- Night vision device (binoculars 3,5 x 50) for 3 hours = 90 PLN

- Night vision device (binoculars 3,5 x 50) for 6 hours = 130 PLN

 



The Bisons in early spring

"FACE TO FACE WITH THE BISON"

Being in Bialowieza and not see the bison in their natural environment is like being in Rome and not see the Pope. We invite you for a longer stay to see the bisons living in freedom. Our experienced guides are familiar with the customs of the bison and know in which areas is more likely to find them. The largest mammal in Europe has no fear of people, but we recommend camouflage clothing. It is better to get to the bison usual places before dawn. We should add that it is easier to find them during winter. The walk is scheduled in groups of no more than 6 people. The tour is about 6 hours depending on the conditions and can be from a few to several kilometers. Tourists must use their own vehicles. A vehicle can be available by request !


Fees and entrance fees to be taken into account for this program are: guide
- for 6 hours = 550 PLN / group (each extra hour 90 PLN) / grupo (cada hora extra 90 PLN)


We recommend ( optional ):
- binoculars (12x50) for 6 hours = 22 PLN

- spotting scope and tripod (15-45x 65) for 6 hours = 70 PLN

 


Stemonitis fusca is a species of slime mold


The three-toed woodpecker (Picoides tridactylus)

 

"PRIMITIVE HEART OF THE FOREST"

For those especially interested we propose departure at dawn to the strictly protected area. In this part of the day we have more opportunities to observe rare birds. This tour must be booked a few days ahead as additional licenses are required and must be issued in each case by the Director of Bialowieza National Park. In this paradise of forests, nature lovers will find rare plants elsewhere, old trees and rare species of insects. The route leads through the forest trails and ancient paths (commonly called "modes"). The duration of the trip is at least 6 hours and the route is in accordance with the permission of 18 to 22 km. The groups can receive a maximum of 6 people.


Fees and entrance fees to be taken into account in applying this program are:

- guide for 6 hours = 450 PLN / group (each subsequent hour costs 75 PLN)

- expert guide (biologist, ornithologist, botanist, university professor) for 6 hours = 550 PLN / group (each subsequent hour costs 90 PLN)

- entry for the BNP and license = 28 PLN / person / persona


We recommend (optional):

- binoculars (12x50) for 6 hours = 22 PLN

- spotting scope and tripod (15-45x 65) for 6 hours = 70 PLN


The highest of ash trees in Europe

 

DAWN IN THE FOREST PROTECTED RESERVE –THE MOST PRECIOUS FOREST OF EUROPE: THE “BEAR’S GARLIC” LAND

Walking tour for nature lovers. 3 hour tour (about 7 km), through the protected part of the Forest, inaccessible without an authorized guide. Maximum 10 people for group. First trip is possible half hour befor sunrice.


Fees and entrance fees to be taken into account in applying this program are:

- guide for 3 hours = 225 PLN / group (every extra hour 75 PLN)

- expert guide (biologist, ornithologist, botanist, university professor) for 3 hours = 285 PLN / group (every extra hour 95 PLN)

- entry for the BNP and license = 6 PLN / person, reduced 3 / PLN person.


We recommend ( optional ):

- binoculars (12x50) for 3 hours = 13 PLN


El má Wild garlic (Allium ursinum)


El máGray wolf (canis lupus)

 

FAMILY EXCURSION WITH CHILDREN: “SEARCHING FOR ANIMAL TRACKS”

Educational excursion for family's with children to the strictly protected area of the forest, inaccessible without an official guide. 3 hours journey (about 4 km) with a specialized guide according the the children's age. Group of maximum of 10 people.


The fee's and the entrance fees to be considered for this program are:

- guide for 3 hours = 225 PLN / group (each extra hour 75 PLN)

- entrance in the BNP and license = 6 PLN / Person, reduced price 3 PLN


We recommend ( optional ):

- binoculars (12x50) for 3 hours = 13 PLN


Wild boar (Sus scrofa)


Tawny owl (Strix aluco)

 

"THE BEAVER'S KINGDOM"

To the lover's of the friendly beaver we propose a pleasant walk with a guide to the northern part of the forest of Bialowieza to be possible to observe them in their natural environment. In one of the forest rivers beavers have created their own kingdom. It's possible to see their dams, nests and the parts of the valley inundated after their activities. It's also possible to see other animals like the red deer, roe deer and the wild boar. The best moment to observe or photograph these animals is during the sunrise and the sun set. It's recommended a high quality photography equipment with a good zoom lens, as also silent clothes and with discreet colors. The groups have a maximum of 6 people. The trail has 12 km and the duration of 6 hours. Vehicle under the tourist responsibility. A vehicle can be available by request !


The fee's and the entrance fees to be considered for this program are:

- guide for 6 hours = 550 PLN / group (each extra hour cost 90 PLN)


We recommend ( optional ) :

- binoculars (12x50) for 6 hours = 22 PLN

- spotting scope and tripod (15-45x 65) for 6 hours = 70 PLN


he beaver’s dam


European beaver (Castor fiber)


The beaver’s kingdom

 

THE FOREST DURING THE NIGHT: THE SUNSET SILENCE.

Excursion by foot to meet nature: during fall time to listen the deer's concert during the rut season. During Spring and in Summer we will meet the nocturnal birds of prey like the Eagle owl the Barn owl and bats. 3 hours duration within a group of no more than 6 people. Vehicle under the tourist responsibility. A vehicle can be available by request !


The fee's and the entrance fees to be considered for this program are:

- 3 hours guide = 225 PLN / group (each extra hour 75 PLN)

- specialized guide (biologist, ornithologist, botanist, university professor) for 3 hours = 285 PLN / group (each extra hour 95 PLN).


TWe recommend ( optional ) :

- binoculars (12x50) for 4 hours = 15 PLN

- spotting scope and tripod (15-45x 65) for 4 hours = 55 PLN

- night vision device (binoculars 3,5 x 50) for 4 hours = 100 PLN

With no delay! Start preview one hour before sunset.



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) = 225 PLN (EACH EXTRA HOUR = 75 PLN)
  • MUSEUM GUIDED TOUR, THE TEMPORARY EXPOSICION AND THE TOWER VISIT = 225 PLN

THE HORSE CARRIAGES:

  • TO RENT A CARRIAGE OR A SLEDGE CARRIAGE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE TO THE STRICTLY PROTECTED AREA (MAXIMUM 3 HOURS) = 230 PLN
  • TO RENT A CARRIAGE OR A SLEDGE CARRIAGE FOR A MAXIMUM OF 4 PEOPLE TO THE STRICTLY PROTECTED AREA (MAXIMUM 6 HOURS) = 450 PLN
  • TO RENT A CARRIAGE OR A SLEDGE CARRIAGE TO THE BISON SHOW RESERVE AND THE ROYAL OAKS TRAIL (MAXIMUM 3 HOURS) = 210 PLN ( EACH EXTRA HOUR= 70 PLN ) PRICES INCLUDE TAXES

IT’S NECESSARY TO BUY THE FOLLOWING TICKETS IN:

THE MUSEUM:

  • NORMAL PRICE = 13 PLN
  • DISCOUNT = 9 PLN

BISON SHOW RESERVE:

  • NORMAL PRICE = 9 PLN
  • DISCOUNT = 5 PLN

STRICTLY PROTECTED AREA OF THE NATIONAL PARK:

  • NORMAL PRICE = 6 PLN
  • DISCOUNT = 3 PLN

 

THE TRAIL OF THE ROYAL OAKS:

  • NORMAL PRICE = 6 PLN
  • DISCOUNT = 3 PLN

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 = 400 PLN
  • THE PURCHASE OF SAUSAGES AND THE BARBECUE SERVICE = 300 PLN
  • THE ACCORDIONIST: MAXIMUM 3 HOURS = 400 PLN

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

 

 


 


 

USEFUL INFORMATIONS:

THE WEATHER IN BIALOWIEZA  [click...]

HOW TO ARRIVE TO BIALOWIEZA  [click...]

BIALOWIEZA BY SATELLITE  [click...]

A BISON IS NOT A COW  [click...]