About this tour
Excursion to the Shypit 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.
It seems that the centuries-old spruce trees growing on the steep slopes around the lake fall right down to its water surface. In the very center of the lake is a tiny island, which can be reached by raft if you wish. Another name for the lake is the Sea Eye.
We leave Lviv at about 7:00 a.m. This early departure is necessary because the road is long. We will tell you a little bit about Lviv while driving through the morning city, after which you will have the opportunity to take a short nap. After 1.5-2 hours from the start of the trip, we will stop for breakfast and/or morning coffee/tea. At this time, we will already start admiring the mountain scenery, because the mountains begin just 90 km from the center of Lviv (the place of departure).
Gradually, the road leads to the so-called Veretsky Pass, which separates Lviv and Zakarpattia regions. At the next Volovets Pass, it's worth making a stop to take pictures of the beautiful views of the town of Volovets, the Polonyna Borzhava mountain range, and Mount Pikuy (1408 m, the highest peak in Lviv Oblast).
At about 11:30 we will arrive at the Shipit waterfall, which is located on the slopes of the Borzhava Polonyna. This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Ukrainian Carpathians, cascading from a height of 14 meters. Its name comes from the word "whisper" because the echo of the waterfall resembles a whisper from afar.
There is a two-seater chairlift to Mount Gimba, which is 1497 meters above sea level, 300 meters from Shipot. Anyone can use it and see the extraordinary views of the mountains. The length of the road is approximately 1600 m, the height difference is about 400 m, and the ascent time is 15-20 minutes.
We continue along the valley of the Repinka River and later the Rika River. From the windows of the bus, we examine examples of wooden Boikos architecture, passing the Synevyr Pass and continue to admire the Carpathians.
Our next stop (approximately 14:30) is the largest of the high mountain lakes in 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 (you can drive this 1.2 km long path on an asphalt road or walk along a forest path).
We will not swim in the Synevyr Lake, because it is located in a protected area and the water is always cold. However, there is an opportunity to enjoy the fresh and clean Carpathian air by walking along the path around the lake to the sculptures of Syni and Vyr (the 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 complement their experience by walking along a suspended trail in the tree canopy and thus admire the lake 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 Soimy to taste Soimy mineral water, and another in the village of Kelechyn to taste Kelechyn mineral water.
The length of the route of this tour is approximately 530 km.
* Additional entrance fees (per person): - "Shipit" waterfall: 20 UAH (adult), 10 UAH (student); - chairlift to Mount Hymba (both ways): 150 UAH (adults), 100 UAH (children under 10 years old); - Lake Synevyr: 30 UAH (adult), 15 UAH (student, pupil). ** Optionally, you can order a set lunch: from 90 UAH per person.
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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