The former city of Stanislav and the regional centre. The Ivano-Frankivsk has a large number of ancient monuments. The most famous among them: Potocki Palace (1672), Town Hall (Ratusa) (1932), castle wall (XVII), Jesuit Church (ХІХ) and Church of the Virgin Mary (1672).
Yaremche is a famous climatic resort. It is located between the picturesque mountains of the beautiful Prut river valley. In addition to the well-known waterfall and restaurant, a new highlight of the city is the Park-Museum “Carpathians in Miniature”, where you will see the main historical and natural attractions of the Hutsul region. This miniature allows you to get around all the interesting Carpathian places in just a few minutes.
The mountain: Pip Ivan Chornogirskiy
The Pip Ivan Chornogirskiy (Black mountain, Pop Ivan), one of the sacred places of the Hutsul region, is the third highest peak of the Ukrainian Carpathians (2028 m). The observatory was built here in the 20th century. From the top of the mountain, you can see the incredible scenery of the Carpathians. According to the beliefs of the Hutsuls, those who are able to climb to the top of the mountain will be strong, cheerful and happy for the whole year!
While climbing on the Pip Ivan mountain you can climb to the Smotrich mountain (1898 m.) and Eared stone (1864 m.). Become acquainted with the life of shepherds in the meadows (polonyna) and view the khata-staya.
Rafting on the river Cheremosh
Rafting on catamarans will take place on the river Black Cheremosh from village Dzembronya to Verkhovyna. Participants can expect fabulous mountain scenery, forested rocky shores, fun and well-coordinated teamwork on the water and most pleasant experience. An ideal activity for relaxing the body and soul!
During the tour, you can learn about the outstanding molfars and wizards. You will understand how they differ from each other. You will know how Hutsuls with supernatural abilities dispersed the clouds, stopped the rain, treated cancer by tincture of viper and saved people from the bite of snakes.
Verkhovyna’s Museum of Hutsul Life and Art “At Trembitar's” is a wonderful interactive Museum founded by the famous Hutsul musician Mykola Iliuk. He meets tourists playing the trembita and shows the wonderful panorama, which opens from his estate.
In this untouched Carpathian corner is a waterfall “Buhtivetsky”. This waterfall has height of 8m. Waterfall Krapelkovyi is not far from. Picturesque landscapes of Carpathian nature fascinate and will not leave any visitor disappointed.