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The Art of Falconry and Bird Rescue ✨

Prague, Czech Republic

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Experience hosted by Eliska & Family

3 hours
Includes drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

☝ Winner of the best "Insider Access" experience in Prague in 2019 ☝

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!
Other things to note
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.
☝ Winner of the best "Insider Access" experience in Prague in 2019 ☝

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 prote…

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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Transportation
  • Equipment
From $45
/ person
Sun, Dec 6
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sun, Dec 6
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person
Sat, Dec 12
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$45 per person
$45 per person

Meet your host, Eliska & Family

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 202 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are a family of animal lovers specialized in falconry, ecology, breeding & animal rescue. Petr and Jana, apart from being married for almost four decades, run a sanctuary for birds and small mammals called Penthea, and Eliska, being (quite literally) Penthea's daughter, helps them connect with nature lovers from all around the globe.

As a rescue and breeding center, we look after some 120 animals: A couple dozen owls, hawks, eagles, vultures, falcons, parrots, a few small mammals, and even three fluffy dogs. Petr has been mastering the art of falconry for more than 40 years. As such, he belongs to the most renowned falconers in a country with an old falconry tradition, which has, as a matter of fact, been recognized as a living human heritage by UNESCO.
We are a family of animal lovers specialized in falconry, ecology, breeding & animal rescue. Petr and Jana, apart from being married for almost four decades, run a sanctuary for birds and small mammals called Penthea, and Eliska, being (quite literally) Penthea's daughter, helps them connect with nature lovers from all around the globe.

As a rescue and breeding center, we look after some 120 animals: A couple dozen owls, hawks, eagles, vultures, falcons, parrots, a few small mammals,…
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About the organization: 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.

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.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 202 reviews.

Janna
October 2020
Firstly, FYI Petr and Jane took extra covid precautions — We were sprayed with sanitizer, wore disposal gloves under the shared big glove used for the birds, and wore masks. Now I will say.. WOW! What a treat! This was an experience I never thought I would have in my lifetime. We were able to get close to so many incredible birds of prey and even feed a few majestic birds. Petr was knowledgeable, experienced, and funny too! He and his wife were hospitable and caring. And their daughter was an excellent communicator when organizing the experience. Thank you so much for such an amazing experience!
Firstly, FYI Petr and Jane took extra covid precautions — We were sprayed with sanitizer, wore disposal gloves under the shared big glove used for the birds, and wore masks. Now…
Kelsey
September 2020
The family is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in both their craft and sharing it with others, and I felt encouraged to participate and enjoy everything to the fullest! They even offered some amazing refreshments and were so friendly :) I recommend to anyone curious about falconry or simply want a different kind of experience while in Prague. I left feeling like I knew the culture much better than a walking tour could provide, for example.
The family is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in both their craft and sharing it with others, and I felt encouraged to participate and enjoy everything to the fullest! They…
James
September 2020
Very unique experience. Seeing and handling the hawks, owls, and eagles was a once in lifetime opportunity. I learned a lot about these birds and the training that goes on at the facility.
Daniel
August 2020
This was an unique experience. I enjoyed the whole event and will never forget it. The whole family is sooo friendly. Highly recommened - would do it again.
Morgan
August 2020
Such a fantastic experience- I cannot recommend this enough! It was so interesting to learn about the art of falconry and all of the birds at their sanctuary. It was a wonderful, active and educational day! Petr picked me up promptly and we drove from Prague city center about 20 minutes to their facility. They provided beverages and cookies and Petr talked with me about the birds there, their breeding practices, characteristics of the birds and rescue efforts. I found the day so fascinating and interesting! We then had the birds fly on my arm with a glove- what an experience! Petr and Jana were incredibly kind, friendly and knowledgeable. What a highlight- definitely book this experience!
Such a fantastic experience- I cannot recommend this enough! It was so interesting to learn about the art of falconry and all of the birds at their sanctuary. It was a wonderful, a…
현민
August 2020
The hosts are so kind! We could experience really awesome things that we will never forget. The feeling that the birds land on your arms! It’s amazing. The animals were grown in good care.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable clothes suited for the current weather