Caves. Mountaines. Canyons

$1,280

What's included:

• 6-night comfortable accommodation
• Breakfasts
• Transfer from/to the airport
• English speaking private guide
• Transportation according to the program of the tour
• Admission tickets to all visited landmarks (according to the program)

What is not included:

• Russian Visa
• Flights
• Meals and Drinks not specified
• Personal expenses
• Tips and gratuities (guides, restaurants, etc)
• Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

Itinerary:

Mount Ai-Petri - The caves of Ai-Petri - Laspi - Foros Church - Crimean Temple of the Sun - Skelskaya Cave - Baidar Gate - The Grand Canyon - Yalta - Chatyr-Dag - Marble Cave - Red Cave - Temple-lighthouse of St.Nicholas of Myra - Djur-Djur waterfalls

Day 1

• Mount Ai-Petri

Riding the cable car: The cable car "Miskhor - Ai-Petri" is one of the most popular and most visited tourist facilities in Crimea for visitors from around the world, as well as for local residents. The trip leaves a lasting impression - in less than 15 minutes you ascend to an altitude of 1153 meters, offering stunning views of the southern coast of Crimea.
We will walk-climb to the top of the mountain. It takes about 15 minutes from the plateau.
Ai-Petri is famous for its rock formations, called "white teeth". They bring an array of a line from Cape Ai-Todor to the sea. The teeth of Ai-Petri are peaks of varying heights.
The height of mount Ai-Petri is 1234 meters above sea level. The array is covered with snow from the beginning of December until spring.
From the top of the mount, you can see the horizon line of the sea at a distance of 135 kilometers, panoramic views of Yalta, Cape Ai-Todor, Swallow’s Nest, Vorontsov Palace and resort destinations with mountain Simeiz and rocks Diva and Cat.

• The caves of Ai-Petri

There are more than 300 caves on mount Ai-Petri’s plateau however only three of them are equipped to receive visitors– Geophysical cave, Yalta cave, and Three-eyes cave. We will visit two of them.

• Lunch with authentic Tatar cuisine with stunning views of the coast (additional cost)

• The plateau

There are other activities for you to choose from on the plateau: horseback riding, zip-line and walking on a cable bridges on the peak of Ai-Petri (at additional cost).

• Welcome dinner party – Shashliki (complimentary)

To finish the day, we are inviting you to our beautiful home for the real authentic Russian barbecue - “shashliki” paired with delicious Crimean Red wine and fresh seasonal vegetables.

Day 2

• Laspi

The photo-stop on the Laspinsky pass will allow you to admire not only the extensive sea panorama, but also the reserved tracts of Laspi and Batiliman on the coast, where the Sevastopol zone of the Southern coast of Crimea begins.

• Foros church

Photo-stop at Foros Church of Christ’s Resurrection, which is one of the symbols of the South Coast

• Crimean Temple of the Sun (the place of power)

Temple of the Sun is a Crimean Stonehenge. Just like British, it’s origin is questionable. In XII century there was a Monastery of St. Elias built by the Greeks. The temple is long gone and destroyed. However, the location remains to be sacred and mysterious, and it has become a place of pilgrimage.

• Skelskaya Cave

Located on the southern slope of the spur of Ai-petri massif. You will see the cave’s unique sinter decoration during a 50-minute tour. The cave is equipped with 270 meters long route going deep into the mountains and has five halls: Fireplace Hall, Dolphin Hall, Knight Hall and Organ Hall of Ghosts.

• Baidar gate

The Baidar Gate is a mountain pass in the Crimean Mountains connecting the Baidar Valley with the Black Sea coast. It is enclosed by Mount Chelebi and Mount Ckhu-Bair. The view is breathtaking.

Day 3

• Car ride to the Grand Canyon through Ai-Petri

Will stop on the way to take pictures. The views are amazing

• The Grand Canyon

The canyon’s maximum depth is 320 meters. The incredible view of a giant ravine opens up next to the valley canyon entrance near the left inflow of the Belbeck River. The opposite slopes get closer to each other as you move on. In the narrowest places the space between them does not exceed 3–5 meters. In 1947 it was declared a monument of nature now protected by the government.

• Night Yalta

We are going to see the evening Yalta.
The city is located on the site of an ancient Greek colony, founded by the Greek conquerors who were looking for a safe shore (γιαλός – yalos in Greek) on which to land.
We will take a walk on the boardwalk of Lenin, the central walking street of Yalta. It is the oldest street in the city, with amazing architecture, surrounded by palm trees, a string of restaurants, bars, cafes and a variety of attractions. Performances, carnivals and festivals are held here. Walking through it, you will plunge into the atmosphere of an endless festival, which lasts the entire holiday season.

Day 4

• Chatyr-Dag

It is one of the five tallest mountains on the peninsula (1500 meters high). Chatyr-Dag is famous for its peculiar caverns: numerous caves, mines, craters, and pits. Tourists and speleologists often compare Chatyr-Dag to Swiss cheese.

• Marble Cave

The cave is covering 60% of total Chatyr-Dag plateau area at 918 meters above the sea level. Speleologist who have been to the cave believe that it should be included in the top 5 most beautiful world’s caves.

Day 5

• Red cave

More than 2.5 million year ago nature has created a unique maze of Red Caves, penetrating the thick of the mountains for 27kilometers. Today everyone can touch the pristine beauty of the underground world.

• Temple-lighthouse of St.Nicholas of Myra

The real architectural pearl of the Black Sea coast is the church of St. Nicholas of Myra. The construction began in 2004.

• Djur-Djur waterfalls

Djur-Dhur is the most full-flowing and powerful waterfalls in Crimea. It had never dried up, even in the dry season. The highest accessible waterfall is 60-meter high.
The first and the last day are for transfer from/to airport, check in/check out. Depending on the time of arrival/departure there will be a possibility of extra activities.

 USD       $1,490 per person   2 people
  $1,360 per person   4 people
  $1,280 per person    6 people

The price and itinerary may vary depending on the number of tour participants and the dates chosen (season).

IN BRIEF

  • RANGE: from June to October
  • TRIP TYPE: Individual tours and tours in small groups
  • STARTS: Yalta
  • ENDS: Yalta
  • DEPARTS:
Available Dates

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