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The Art of Falconry and Bird Rescue ✨

animal encounter

The Art of Falconry and Bird Rescue ✨

181 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 15 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English
animal encounter

The Art of Falconry and Bird Rescue ✨

animal encounter

The Art of Falconry and Bird Rescue ✨

181 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 15 people
Includes
Drinks, Transport, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

☝Winner of the best "Insider Access" experience in Prague in 2019. PLEASE NOTE: We are fully operational during the winter season, providing hot beverages, and blankets (should you need it) in a warmed up garden house from which you can still participate in the whole event. :) You will first get familiar with all our birds, and the way our breeding station operates to save various endangered species. Then, you will participate in feeding the birds of prey, including our bald eagle Helen, vulture Omar, pair of Harris hawks and a few others. They will fly just above your heads, and they will land (should you dare to try it!) on your arm protected by a special glove. We will finish off by showcasing the training of the fastest bird of prey on the planet, our falcon Gulliver. This is a hands-on experience, quite literally!

Your host

Learn more about Eliska & Matej

Eliska & Matej

We are a young couple that was brought up by their parents to love animals and nature. Eliska's parents run a rescue and breeding station for birds and small mammals. As a family organization, we look after some 120 animals of all sizes 7 days a week: A couple dozen owls, hawks, eagles, falcons, parrots, a few small mammals, and even three fluffy dogs. Eliska's father Petr has been mastering the art of falconry for more than 40 years. As a matter of fact, the Czech falconry is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and Petr is one of the best falconers in the country!

About the organisation

Penthea

Penthea is an officially incorporated non-profit organization based in Prague, Czech Republic. The family-run institution has been around for more than 2 decades providing shelter for handicapped animals, lecturing on topics of ornithology and ecology, training birds of prey born in captivity for survival in nature, and more.

This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Penthea.

What's included

Drinks
Transport
Equipment

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Where you'll be

We will meet at the meeting point in the city center. We will then drive for about 20 minutes to a village called Cholupice, where our rescue and breeding station is located. After the 2-hour long program is finished, we will drive you safely back to the original meeting point.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 15 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

This is and all-weather event. Even though this is mainly outdoor activity, there is a garden house providing cover from an incidental rain from which you can still fully participate in the whole event. We also have umbrellas and blankets for everybody.

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Eliska & Matej
The Art of Falconry and Bird Rescue ✨
181 reviews
From £32/person
181 reviews
From £32/person