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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.

Speleohouse: available services and rates

Speleohouse is a cozy building located in Zalissya village (Ternopil oblast, Chortkiv rayon) where you can stay for a night, change the clothes, eat or prepare a meal. Speleohouse consists of two rooms: for 12 and 16 persons. Each room has separate kitchen with all necessary kitchenware.  More precise information about Speleohouse accommodation is here.

duration: 5 days
price: 85 USD

If you are pressed for time and cannot afford to find enough time for 2-day cave tour, don’t be upset. Come for one or two excursions on Saturday or Sunday. Please, write or call us to book a tour. The minimal possible number of participants for a single excursion is 5 persons.

Basic services list

Overnight in Speleohouse (on weekend) 70 hrn/night/person
Standard 3-hour Mlynky cave tour (group of at list 6 persons) 60 hrn/person
Overall rental 25 hrn/tour/person
Head flashlight rental 20 hrn/tour/person
Extended 5-6-hour Mlynky cave tour 120 hrn/person
Sport type 3-hour Mlynky cave tour “Sonder -route” 80 hrn/person
Standard 3-hour Uhryn cave tour 60 hrn/person
Using Speleohouse  as a place for day staying without overnight 15 hrn/person
During the period from December, 31 to January, 3 all prices rise for 20%.

Additional services list

Sleeping bag rental 20 hrn/night/person
  • one meal
  • 5 meals per weekend

65 hrn/person
300 hrn/person
Transfer Chortkiv – Speleohouse (5-15 persons) 800 hrn/group

Other caves and tours

Trip to Dzhuryn waterfall 1500 hrn/group
1.5-hour Chortkiv sightseeing tour 250 hrn/group
2-hour Verteba cave tour 15 hrn/person
Transfer to Verteba cave and back (15 seats) 1300 hrn/group

What should you take for a cave tour?

Necessary equipment list for cave tours demands less of your affords in comparison with trekking equipment list. But this statement doesn’t mean that you can trifle due to its preparation. Please, read attentively what should be taken here.

What is the best way to get to Speleohouse on your own?

We can recommend two ways of coming for the cave tour:

Variant 1

Arrival (Saturday)

at 9:00 a.m. you can take the train Ternopil – Ivane-Puste; you’ll be in Zalissya at noon (ticket price – 15 hrn). It takes 30 min to get by foot from the railway station n Zalissya to Speleohouse.

Departure (Sunday)

at 4:00 p.m. you can go back to Ternopil on train Ivane-Puste – Ternopil (arrival to Ternopil at 7:00 p.m.)

Variant 2

From Kyiv to Chortkiv you can get on the train # 117 Kyiv – Chernivtsi (departure from Kyiv at 6:28 p.m.; arrival to Chortkiv at 4:12 a.m.). You can leave Chortkiv at 10:02 p.m. and arrive to Kyiv at 8:03 a.m.

From Chortkiv to Zalissya you can get by bus (can be ordered; transportation service – approx. 300 hrn) or a taxi (approx. 100 hrn).