Lake Synevyr and Shipit waterfall (individual tour)
About this tour
Excursion to the Shipit waterfall, the lift to Mount Hymba and Lake Synevyr.
The lake is shrouded in many legends, it is located at an altitude of almost 1000 meters above sea level, has an average area of 4–5 hectares, and the greatest depth is 24 meters.
One gets the impression that the age-old fir trees that grow on the steep slopes around the lake fall down to its water surface. In the very center of the lake there is a tiny island, to which you can swim on a raft if you wish. Another name of the lake is Morske Oko.
*Entrance tickets are paid additionally (per person):
– Shipit waterfall: 20 hryvnias. (adult), 10 hryvnias. (student);
– ascent on the chairlift to Mount Gimba (both ways): 150 UAH. (adult), 100 hryvnias. (student up to 10 years old, inclusive);
– lake "Synevyr": 30 hryvnias. (adult), 15 hryvnias. (student, pupil).
** If desired, you can order a complex lunch: from 90 UAH from the person
This tour is individual (price for 1–2 people)
*The tour is conducted in Ukrainian and English
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We leave Lviv at approximately 7:00, such an early departure is necessary, because the road is long. A few stories about Lviv during the morning drive through the city, after which there will be an opportunity to take a nap. After 1.5-2 hours from the start of the trip, there is a stop for breakfast and/or morning coffee/tea. At this time, we will already begin to admire the mountain scenery, because the mountains begin only 90 km from the center of Lviv (place of departure). Gradually, the road leads to the so-called Veretsky Pass, which separates the Lviv and Zakarpattia regions. At the next Volovetsky pass, it is worth stopping to take pictures of the wonderful views of the city of Volovets, the Polonyna Borzhava mountain massif and Mount Pikuy (1408 m, the highest peak of the Lviv Region). At approximately 11:30, we will drive up to Shipit waterfall, which is located on the slopes of Polonyna Borzhava. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of the Ukrainian Carpathians, which falls in a cascade from a height of 14 m. Its name comes from the word "whisper", because the echo of the waterfall resembles a whisper from afar. 300 m from Shipot there is a two-seater chair lift to Mount Gimba, the height of which is 1497 meters above sea level. Those who wish can take advantage of it and see the unique mountain scenery. The length of the road is approximately 1600 m, the height difference is approximately 400 m, and the ascent time is 15–20 minutes. We continue along the valley of the Repinka River, and later the River. From the windows of the bus, we look at examples of wooden Boyki architecture, passing through the Synevyr pass, we continue to admire the Carpathians. Our next stop (approximately 2:30 p.m.) is the largest of the high-altitude lakes of Ukraine - Synevyr. At the foot of the lake in the village of Synevyrska Polyana, you will have the opportunity to order a lunch of Carpathian cuisine. While lunch is being prepared, we head to the lake itself along a picturesque stream (this 1.2 km route can be driven on an asphalt road or by walking along a forest path). We will not swim in Synevyr Lake, because it is located in a protected area and the water in it is always cold. However, there is an opportunity to enjoy the fresh and clean Carpathian air while walking along the path around the lake to the sculptures of Sina and Vira (the tour guide will certainly tell the legend of their mutual love), ride horses, buy cheese, mushrooms, tea, honey and other souvenirs. The most active tourists can supplement their impressions by walking along the hanging path in the treetops and thus admire the lake even from a bird's eye view. At the request of tourists, on the way back, we can make one short stop in the village of Soymy to taste "Soymivska" mineral water, and the second - in the village of Kelechyn to taste "Kelechyn" mineral water, respectively. The length of the route of this excursion is approximately 530 km.
5 reasons to choose tour
Stories about Lviv
Magnificent views of the city of Volovets, the mountain massif Polonyna Borzhava and Mount Pikuy
We will drive to the Shipit waterfall, which is located on the slopes of Polonyna Borzhava
A two-seater chair lift to Mount Gimba, the height of which is 1497 meters above sea level
Synevyr is the largest of the high mountain lakes of Ukraine
The lift to Mount Gymba
What is included?
Transfer along the route
*From each purchased tour, we transfer 10% to the Ukrainian Refugee Support Fund. All profits from press tours are transferred to the reconstruction of Ukraine.
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The simultaneous stay of visitors in the hotel lobby not more than one person per 10 square meters of serviceable area is allowed.
Persons can visit hotels and stay there (outside hotel room) only if they wear respirator or face mask (including homemade mask), so that the nose and mouth are covered.
Hotel guests are obliged to keep the 1.5 meters distance.
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Meals in hotels are provided through meals delivery service to rooms upon prior order or at hotel restaurants situated inside or in open areas, provided the distance of at least 1.5 meters between seats at adjacent tables.
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Self-serve is not allowed.