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Top-10 most amazing buildings of Western Ukraine

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.

White Elephant: observatory on the top of the mountain

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.

Mlynky cave tour: Wild weekend

Weekend is at hand and no plans – come to Mlynky. For two days of wild cave tour you will pass a course of beginner-speleologist and challenge yourself underground where the only source of light is your head flashlight and the only chance to reach the surface is to strictly follow your guide’s instructions and go ahead. Cave beauty of stalactites, stalagmites and crystals won’t leave you untouched, and such architectural ensembles as underground
cannot be seen in any of world capitals.
Mlynky Cave is available for travelers without wild cave tour experience.

wild caves in Ukraine

duration: 2 days
price: 40 USD

day 1

  • Tourclub guides meet the group at the railway station in Chortkiv
  • transfer by mini-bus to our Speleohouse, after 45 min of riding you'll get to a cozy house not far from Mlynky Cave where travelers can have a rest, dinner and stay overnight
  • lodging in a Speleohouse
  • the first level of difficulty: a trial 3-hour tour to the Northern region of Mlynky Cave where Tourclub guides will provide you with necessary information on technique of moving in cave. Also you’ll find out how to differ underground galleries from halls, see cave crystals and gypsum plates, overcome one of the narrowest places in cave called Devil’s throat
  • after some rest in Speleohouse we continue discovering of Mlynky Cave
  • the second level of difficulty: 3-hour speleo tour to Eastern region of Mlynky Cave. Route “Eastern circle” includes some more intricate elements in comparison with the first route. Among them are passage “Ushba”, descending to “Pidoshva” (“Sole”). You’ll visit spacious halls, one of which named by a world-known speleologist Norbert Casteret. You’ll get into a fairy-tale with fantastic colorful crystals

day 2

  • training of the first day of the tour allows to diversify and complicate third and the last tour to cave
  • 3-hour trip into the labyrinth of Uhryn' Cave 
  • transfer by mini-bus to Chortkiv 
  • in case some free time before the train you can have a pleasant walk round Chortkiv, a cozy town with interesting architectural objects. It is worth seeing Dominican Roman-Catholic church of the XVII century, built in gothic style, castle, and unique wooden churches of XVI-XVII centuries.
  • Tourist guide service: 150 UAH/2 hours per group

For additional payment you can order additionaly:

the third level of difficulty: 3-hour tour to Western region of the cave. The pearl of the route “To west” is the hall named “Kazka” (Fairy-tale) where you’ll be impressed by a great number of stalactites and stalagmites. Also you’ll see stone Obelisk, overcome one of the most difficult obstacle of Mlynky Cave called “Kids’ thrust” and visit a hall discovered by Belorussioan speleologists and named “Brest”

previous experience: is not required
accommodation: Speleohouse (more about Speleohouse)
food: three meals a day except the supper of the last day (more about menu)

Price includes:

  • three routes in Mlynky Cave
  • head flashlight and overall rental
  • accommodation in Speleohouse
  • transfer from Chortkiv to Zalissya village and back
  • food (except the dinner of the 2nd day)
  • insurance
  • 10% discount is provided for groups over 10 persons

Additional payment:

  • sleeping bag rental - 35 UAH
  • cave souvenirs
  • shower - 30 UAH
  • additional tourist guide – $ 25/day
  • transfer from\back Chortkiv
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