Dnister River Expedition

Trip duration:
6 days/5 nights
Distance:
105 km (65.2 miles)
Price:
90$ 
Level of Difficulty:
moderate
Available dates:

Experience Dnister River rafting at its finest! Amazing wilderness of the deep canyon, beautiful waterfalls, travertine rocks and caves, ancient castles and interesting people. You probably think this is Discovery channel? No, this is the Dnister Canyon.  Join us for this 6 days spectacular rafting trip. There are no computers and office, annoying boss and traffic jam in the canyon. You will find here only warm sun, stunning scenery and full relaxation. 

Day 1

«First experience»

In the morning you will meet your guides and the rest of the group at the railway station (main entrance) in Ivano-Frankivsk. There we will get a shuttle to the starting point of our trip – Nyzhniv village. Here on the river bank we get all the necessary rafting equipment ready, the group is having some safety trainings and after we head off down the Dnister River. First stop – Odaiv village. Here we’ll stay for the night. Delicious dinner, campfire and starwatching, romantic atmosphere and friendly talk will be there for you tonight.

Day 2

«Odaiv landscapes»

We start the day with a short walk to the top of Odaiv canyon. This is an incredibly picturesque place to observe the beauty of the river valley. The tourists will have few minutes here to get rest, take some pictures, and just enjoy the nature. We could be also lucky to see the hang-gliders, gliding above the canyon. On the way back the group will visit an old cave, where the hermit monk used to live. It’s hidden in a thick forest of the canyon. Finally we take off. Our next target – Kosmyryn village, where will camp tonight. 

Day 3

«Dnister meanders»

After the breakfast we break the camp and load the boat. Ahead – a wonderful day, exploring the nature of the Dnister Canyon. We float down the river, passing through unique river meanders (large bends). That means we’ll constantly enjoy different landscapes of the canyon such as red sandstones which were formed during the Devon period (about 300-400 million years ago), travertine rocks and green Dnister forest, that reminds impassable jungles. The ending point for today is Vozyliv village, where our group will visit cascading waterfall. On the river bank we stop for the night.

Day 4

«Divochi sliozy waterfall and Ruins of  Rakovets castle»

Our day begins with the morning light turning the canyon walls in the colors of sunrise. Today we spend a few hours on the water, stopping for a great hike in Isakiv village. During the lunch break we’ll visit amazing travertine rock and Divochi sliozy waterfall (girl’s tears in local). There is also another interesting place to see – hermit's cave, long time ago the old monk used to live here. We will also make a stop in Rakovets village to visit an old half-ruined castle of XVII century. Nowadays there is only one tower left that is more than 300 years protecting waters of the Dnister River. After a short excursion we’re getting back to the boats and leaving for the campsite in Kopachynci village. 

Day 5

«The Red Mountain»

After the breakfast we break the camp and load our boats. The entertaining program stays the same – warm sun, nice water, swimming, fishing and full relaxation.Today the group is heading for the village Beremiany. Here we are going for a short walk. We’ll ascend Red Mountain – one of the most popular observing points of the canyon. Also it’s considered to be the warmest place in this area, as during even the coldest winters the snow stays here only for couple days. From the top you can take amazing panoramic pictures of the Dnister Canyon. The last night we’ll spend in Lytyachi village.

Day 6

«Dzhuryn waterfall & Chervonograd castle»

Another exciting day! We’re having 11 km rafting to Ustechko village. Here our rafting adventure finishes but it’s not the end of tour yet. We have for you an interesting excursion to the wonderful waterfall Dzhuryn (16 m high), ruins of Chervonograd castle of XVII century and Catholic Church of XVIII century. After excursion our tourist group will be picked up by a shuttle bus, leaving for Ivano-Frankivsk.

Arriving time to Ivano-Frankivsk – 6 pm.

* If you like this itinerary, but can’t find it in the tour schedule or you would like to join this trip on another date, please contact us and we will be more than happy to arrange this tour at your most convenient time.

Please note! In case of any kind of emergency (bad weather, serious health problems etc.) for group safety our guide has a right to slightly change the itinerary or decide to stay in a campsite for the day.

The tour price includes:

  • All meals and snacks;
  • Transportation from Ivano-Frankivsk to starting point and back;
  • Guide service;
  • Rafting equipment rental (catarafts, paddles, life jackets);
  • Entrance fees for national parks;
  • Cooking equipment;
  • Insurance.

The tour price does not include: 

  • Camping equipment rental (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat etc.);
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, hotels and restaurants service, saunas etc.);
  • Gratuity for your guide.

Please, make your reservation not later, than 3 days before the trip starts!


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