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MAGNIFICENT CITIES AND VILLAGES OF THE CARPATHIANS

Khotyn is a town in Chernivtsi region, situated on the bank of the Dniester river. Today Khotyn is one of the most important cultural and tourist centers of Bukovina. The town has a long and rich history. It was originally a desirable place to live. At the Middle Ages Khotyn was famous throughout Europe for its markets and fairs. The lives of many prominent figures such as Moldovan hosts, Ukrainian Hetman and Cossack leader, Polish kings, Russian and Turkish military leaders, religious and cultural figures, poets, scholars, travelers are associated with this city. For centuries, Khotyn has been the scene of numerous military conflicts and the prominent battles of world empires.
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Kosiv is located on the area of the National Park “Hutsulshchyna”, the Mykhalkova Mountain (812 meters above sea level). The resort is 2 kilometers away from the center of the city, which is said to be the cultural and tourist center of Hutshulshchyna (a region in Western Ukraine). This is a peculiar area where people keep to the old traditions and customs, rituals and culture. Kosiv district is a land of high mountains, swift streams, woods, and valleys, where there is a sound of trembita (a specific musical instrument) and unique melodies of the Hutsul musicians. There are unique types of flora and fauna, the sources of waters and mountain waterfalls. The Kosiv souvenir market works twice a week: every Thursday and Saturday, major religious holidays make the exceptions. You can buy there: Easter pysankas (pattern-painted eggs), wooden vases, jewelry boxes, statuettes, pottery plates, embroidered and weaved shirts, towels, carpets, lizhnyks (woolen blankets), items of beads, metal, leather and even cheese and other hand-made things. The Kosiv Huk is the geological natural monument of a great significance. It is located on the Rybnytsia River, with the city of Kosiv, Ivano-Frankivsk region. The Kosiv waterfalls or “Huks”, consist of two parts – huk, that is a fall, and foam – the part of the river where the water flows down. It creates a so-called “boiling pot” covered with white foam. Kosiv Museum of Hutsulshchyna Folk Art and Life is in the house (19-20 centuries) which initially belonged to the European community. The museum possesses about 5 000 showpieces. The collection is represented by the best items of wood, pottery, leather and metal, Hutsul clothing and embroidery. The Mykhalkova Mountain is the highest peak in Kosiv. There are amazing views from the mountain and fascinating panoramas of the city and the closest villages. Mykhalkova is the heart of ski tourism in the Kosiv district. Cable chair lifting track was constructed in 1975. Its length is 900 meters, and the track is 1200 meters. The height is 250 meters. May 6, the holiday of Saint George, the Dragonslayer, there is a great bonfire on the mountain peak that can be observed from all around Kosiv.
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Lviv – Ivano-Frankivsk – Kolomyia – Delyatyn – Yaremche – Ivano-Frankivsk Duration: 6 days/5 nights Lviv is an old city, a place of history and museums. It is also considered to be the capital of Galicia and the centre of Western Ukraine. A historical part of Lviv is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Here is the biggest amount of architectural monuments in Ukraine. The city Lviv is named after Prince Leo I of Galicia, son of the Lviv founder King Daniel of Galicia. The city has never changed its name. Master class in the Lviv Handmade Chocolate House is an hour and a half of a chocolate craft, decorating chocolate pieces, new knowledge about chocolate, tasting drinks and sweets made by yourself under the supervision of a professional choclatier. Every participant will turn into a true chocolate-master and your sweet dream will come true. We will have you wear a chocolatier uniform, give you all the necessary items and natural chocolate of a high quality. Lviv is an old city, a place of history and museums. It’s also considered to be a capital of Galicia and a centre of Western Ukraine.  Ivano-Frankivsk is the city of promenades, first of all. It’s one of the very populous and old regions of Ukraine. The city fascinates by its architecture, forged pieces, and souvenir shops with unique works of craftsmen. Yaremche is the most famous climatic health resort of the Precarpathian area, the touristic (travel) center of Ivano-Frankivsk region and the whole Hutsulshchyna. It is located among picturesque mountains and on the riverside of the river Prut at the altitude of 550-585 meters above sea level.  Optional tour: Kolomyia is the center of the social, cultural and educational life of Precarpathian area, the capital of the Pokuttya land. This city impresses both its guests and local people by its vivid museums, incredible historical, cultural and architectural monuments. This city has saved its original architectural charm of a European city, having been built at the turn of the XIX-XX centuries. One of the well-known monuments of this city is a Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called Spaska. It was built in 1587 and is considered to be one of the oldest wooden churches in Galicia. An old iconostasis of the XVIII century was preserved in the church.  
From EUR 480
Vorokhta is fairly the most popular mountain resort in the Carpathian Mountains and it is included in the Carpathian National Natural Park. Vorokhta is located both in the lowland and on the mountain slopes. The line Rebrovach, which is covered with the spruce wood, separates the area on the east side from Tatariv (village). You will have: Meeting of tourists with a representative of the company «Aven - Tour» Comfortable transporation Visiting 100-year-old viaduct Trip to the Nesamovyte Lake Zip – line in Vorothta Climbing the Kukul Mountain The price includes: Pick-up from Ivano-Frankivsk Escort of company̕s representative Transfer in either direction Lunch The trip lasts 8-9 hours
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It is an excellent trip for corporate retreat of the whole team. Recreation in the Carpathian Mountains is exciting! Day 1. Meeting tourists. Moving to the mountain town of Yaremche. ·   Walking around Yaremche - Yaremche waterfall "Probiy" on the Prut river, over which you will pass a 20-meter high bridge to the market of Hutsul souvenirs, where you can see the true works of art of Hutsul masters. Excursion to the restaurant-museum “Hutsulshchyna”, built without a single nail completely out of wood. The Church of St. John the Merciful, the bell tower, as well as the wooden church - the best example of Hutsul folk architecture. ·   Lunch ·   Incredible walks on powerful off-road cars in mountainous terrain. You will be delighted with the lush beauty that opens up to adventure seekers. Mountain ridges and peaks, like on the palm of your hand, reveal the beauty of even the most remote grasslands and paths. ·   Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. ·   Bathing in tubs (tanks) - the best spa treatment in the Carpathians, which, as they say, has a rejuvenating effect. Carpathian Tanks - huge cast iron boilers filled with water and warmed by a fire to the temperature of 40-45 degrees. ·      Overnight at the hotel. Day 2 ·      Breakfast. ·      Departure from the hotel. ·   Transfer to Ivano-Frankivsk city. INCLUSIONS: ·         accommodation in the hotel ·         meals according to the program ·         bathing in the Carpathian Tanks. ·         Transportation according to the program EXCLUSIONS: ·         personal expenses ·         jeep rides
From EUR 240