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Even the most demanding traveler will appreciate treasury of interesting places, legendary fortresses and castles focused in Western Ukraine. Wherever you arrive each place possesses its own castle, palace, legend or a breathtaking story.
The largest wonder of the mountain of Pip Ivan is a highland observatory, ruins of which tower on the top. People call the observatory “White Elephant”. They say that in winter covered with snow and ice and blew with strong winds the outlines of observatory reminds figure of an elephant.
Western Ukraine is rich in resources for different kinds of recreation. It has all the natural attractions along with historical and cultural sights to diversify your recreation. There are Carpathian Mountains with a variety of routs both for beginners trekking and for experienced tourists. There are Mountain Rivers with white water suitable for rafting from March to October (the extremest impressions of rafting you can get on the beginning of spring). There are a lot of plain rivers too, suitable for relaxing floating; it almost has no limits on age. With Tourclub you can observe the picturesque views from the deck of the vessel, from the saddle of the horse or a bicycle; from any position it has many advantages to allure.
One day of rafting is a must-have element of your recreation in the Carpathians. A few hours of rafting will supply you with unforgettable memories for years. To understand the power of the mountains you should not only ascent their mighty summits, but also tame their effusive streams.
The Dniester River is the main waterway of the Western Ukraine. For the thousands of years it curved its way into deep canyon. Now it stretches for kilometers in length and stands for more than 150 meters high – the Canyon is one of the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. You may spend there a day or two weeks – any way you’ll wish to come back here again.
The caves of Western Ukraine in numerous and various: the tangled passages of Mlynki cave, the historical reconstructions in Verteba, one of the longest in the world Optimistic cave, one of the most beautiful Atlantis cave,- the week is not enough to see them all, but you can choose one to make acquaintance for a day.
Rafting by the Black Cheremosh is rough enough to excite you with a portion of extreme and, on the other hand, the level of difficulty of the rapids allows the participation of beginners. It will refresh your feelings, test your courage and enrich you with unforgettable impressions. Little less extreme, little more relax you can get on the Southern Bug. Less tourists and untouchable nature – is on Zbruch River. Deeper water for swimming and greater scenery to admire – is on the Dniester River. There is a river for all tastes.
Trekking in the Ukrainian Carpathians includes both quite easy routes for beginners (mountain range Svydovets; maximal height is 1888 m) and more difficult for experienced travellers (mountain range Gorgany covered with large stones and maximal height that reaches 1836 m; multi-day tours on the Chornohora mountain range with maximal height of 2061 m). You should be aware that any of trekking tour can become more complicated under the influence of adverse weather conditions. However, as Confucius said, “Success depends on the previous preparation…”. Therefore, prepare all necessary equipment in accordance with offered list and even bad weather couldn’t spoil your vacation.
Trekking in the Carpathians means sleeping in double or triple tents, cooking on fire and 24 hours a day of communication with a wild nature (evening bonfires, tasty berries and hutsul fresh milk and cheese).
Tourclub offers wild cave tours in Mlynky and Uhryn caves. Caving routes in wild caves are not electrified, that’s why we use head flashlights and it is often quite difficult to move in there. Caves themselves dictate the way of moving: sometimes standing, sometimes as seal crawles or almost hanging. But everyone will have an opportunity to adjust to a cave, even a beginner: the first tour to cave is of a trial form and the easiest one, every following tour is gradually getting more complicated. Aesthetic pleasure from the contemplation of cave formations and its residents (stalactites, stalagmites, crystals and bats) and the pleasant fatigue after three 3-hour tours are guaranteed.
Traditional winter activity – skiing. We offer tour to different Ukrainian ski resorts, but the most well-known and the best equipped is Bukovel – European standards of service for Ukrainian level of prices. Carpathian slopes are covered with snow from December to March and it’s time to enjoy ski-tours.
Ukraine – is a country of long and fascinating history, which has left its traces widely. There is a ruin of the castle almost in every village of the Western Ukraine. Ancient churches, watchtowers, remnants of wartime, the pagan temples and magnificent palaces – every town and every trail is waiting to show its lure.
So many tours and offers… How to choose and not miss anything important? The only choice for those who want all is a multi-active long-lasting tour. Within one trip you will have an opportunity to see the world from the peaks of the Ukrainian Carpathians, challenge yourself with white water rafting on the wild rapids, and enjoy fantastic Carpathian landscapes from the jeep cabin or riding the horse. Another travelling cocktail could include ancient castles and fortresses, rafting on a calm and spacious Dniester and underground treasures of Mlynky Cave. All you need to decide is not what to choose but when to go.
Advantages of combined tours:
No need to decide what you like best – you can simply try everything!