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Ethno-Tour to the Carpathian Mountains (5 days)

Travel Company: Ornament Ukraine.
E-mail: tour@ornament.ua.
Phone number: +380 (44) 586 81 43

You will see beautiful and charming nature of the Ukrainian Carpathians. We are going to visit the most original ethnographic regions of the mountains - Hutsulshina and Bukovina – the places with the folk traditions, delicious cuisine and the most friendly people.

Day 1
Arrival in Ivano-Frankovsk; city tour.
In the Carpathians there are a lot of sites with a strong energy and aura. One of those places is an ancient monastery Maniavsky skete. You are welcome to have a lunch at the refectory and to walk up to the holy spring.
Check in at the hospitable Hutsul mansion.
Dinner and acquaintance party. All interested can go to sauna or Russian bath.

Day 2
Departure to Kolomya - a city that attracts thousands of tourists due to its unique museums with the richest collections of folk art objects.
Museum of Hutsul and Pokuttia Folk Art - the best show-pieces of wood carving, embroidery and folk costumes, musical instruments and weapons, pottery and weaving, icons and sculptures.
The world's only Museum of Pysanka introduces an unusual way to decorate Easter eggs and surprising variety of decorative patterns. Historical city center sightseeing.

Day 3
Introduction to Kosiv - the capital of Hutsul crafts. It seems like nature endued the Hutsul people with a sense of beauty and desire to make their handiworks bright and joyful.
Visiting of the Kosiv market will impress you with its wares brought from all over the region. Acquaintance with Kosiv craftsmen. You'll see how the Kosiv ceramics are made and even try to do it by yourself sitting at the potter's wheel!
Celebratory Dinner. The story of the Hutsul traditions.

Day 4
Departure to the village Kryvorivnya - Ukrainian Parnas, Mecca of the Ukrainian intellectuals.
Tour of the Hutsul house-grazhda - the reconstructed dwelling of that time.
In Verkhovyna you will meet the most cheerful person of Carpathians and the musician-virtuoso; his collection of folk musical instruments includes hundreds of items - and he can play all of them!

Day 5
Farewell to the hospitable Hutsulshina and departure to Bukovina. The capital of Bukovina - Chernovtsy, is often called "a paradise for photographers." There are a lot of beautiful buildings that have been preserved from the Austro-Hungarian times along with the various visitable temples and one of the oldest Jewish cemeteries in Europe.
Introduction to the Residence of the Metropolitans is the most precious tourist gem in the Bukovina necklace.

Cost:
1000 EUR / person (in group of 2).
700 EUR / person (in group of 10).

The price includes:
Accommodation in 2-bed rooms
Breakfast and national cuisine lunch
Guided tours and entrance fees
Conducted tours
Transport service

The program can be shortened or extended at one’s option.