Five days on the Dnister (5)

Tour features

Canoeing in Dnister Canyon, one of the seven natural wonders of Ukraine, where you can see colonies of gray herons, find out what is "girlish tears" and become a captain or a sailor on a canoe, raft or kayak.

It's the example of our canoeing tour on the Dnister.

According to your demands we can tailor any other canoeing, rafting or kayaking tour on the Dnister.



Hermit cave



Luka (White Bison Camp)

Chervona hora



Dzhurynskyi waterfall

White Bison Camp


5 days / 95 km

Tour description

  • camping with family, cheerful company of old and new friends - that's what rafting on Dnister is;
  • you like movement and activity? Paddle, swim, sunbathe and communicate with nature without intermediaries;
  • excursions to the ancient Rakivets and the largest plain waterfall of Ukraine - Dzhurynskyy;
  • you miss exotic? You are tired of gray days? Overnight in an Indian tipi or a tent, tropical climate and charming canyon, majestic castles and palaces will change the situation;
  • available vehicles on Dnister: rafts, kayaks and canoes

Possible adjustments to the program preserving the total volume of services.

Tour program

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5

day 1: canoeing/rafting/kayaking on the Dnister

MEETING at White Bison Camp or in Nyzhniv You can arrive straight to the camp till 07:00 a. m. or to the village of Nyzhniv till 09:00 a.m. Also we can organize transportation from Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv. 

  • transportation White Bison Camp – Nyzhniv
  • breakfast on the riverbank of the Dnister
  • selection of personal safety gear as life vests, safety briefing, basis of rowing and how to behave yourself while canoeing/kayaking
  • canoeing/kayaking on the Dnister Nyzhniv – Horyhliady, 18 km
  • nutritious snack
  • places of interest on the route:
    • nearby the village of Odaiv, located on the opposite bank of the Dniester, you can visit a popular paragliding site; from the spacious plateau you can observe the flights of not only a local birds but also delta and paragliders
    • hermit’s grotto with one large hall
    • shelter (cave) of URA soldiers in a steep hill; soldiers got inside the cave tying the rope to the oak tree
    • Under the Thought Cave (60 m long) where archeologist found traces of the Paleolithic Age
    • chapel on the riverbank
    • place of archeological finds: Trypillya village (IV – III millennium B. C.)
  • camping nearby Horyhliady
  • dinner
  • evening gathering round the bonfire, talks, impressions

day 2: canoeing on the Dniester / stroll to earl Badenia's palace

  • breakfast
  • preparation to the water travel
  • canoeing/kayaking on the Dnister: Horyhliady – Kosmyryn, 18 km
    nutritious snackсніданок
  • places of interest on the route:
    • palace of XIX century with a beautiful garden built in a classical style with Baroque heraldic attributes; Polish earl Stanislav Badenia amazed inhabitants with fish in ceilings

  • camping in Kosmyryn
  • dinner
  • evening gathering round the bonfire, talks, impressions

day 3:  canoeing/rafting/kayaking on the Dnister

  • breakfast
  • preparation to the water travel
  • canoeing/kayaking on the Dnister: Kosmyryn – White Bison Camp, 30 km
  • nutritious snack
  • camping in White Bison Camp
  • dinner
  • free time in camp can be devoted to training at Kayaking school, fishing or cycling

day 4: coach tour to Rusyliv and Yazlovets

  • breakfast at White Bison Camp
  • preparation to the excursion
  • coach tour to Rusyliv waterfalls (a brook with more than 14 waterfalls, the highest one reaches 12 m) and Yazlovets
    transportation to Rusyliv (approx. 1 hour), hiking along a brook, crossing the Strypa river and tour to recently discovered waterfalls
  • heading for Yazlovets, where we can visit ruins of a castle (XIV-XVII cen.), churches, Town Hall, rest and have dinner in convent (excursion in convent requires additional payment)
  • returning to White Bison Camp
  • dinner

day 5: canoeing on the Dnister / excursion to Dzhuryn waterfall

  • breakfast at White Bison Camp
  • preparation for the water trip
  • canoeing/kayaking on the Dnister: White Bison Camp (Luka village) – Khmeleva (or Hubyn) village, 29 km
  • nutritious snack
  • places of interest on the route:
    • fortress in Rakivets initially was a castle built by Dominik Bienewski in the middle of the XVII century; the stronghold survived attacks of Cossacks and Tatars, but Turk army ruined it twice. In the end of the XVII century nearby Rakivets castle was a ferry across the Dniester: this very fact can explain a constant war activity in that area
    • the village of Rakivets has an interesting architecture that reminds Muslim: houses are fenced with stone walls, some of them are blank; in the village travelers can visit a Saint Dmitri of Solun Church (XVIII cent.)
    • Red Mountain in a picturesque Beremyany tract; the mountain is special because of its microclimate: even in most severe winters snow remains here no longer than two days
    • coach tour to the waterfall on the river of Dzhuryn (cascading waterfall 16 meters high, appearance of which is covered by legends and mysteries); in ancient times the capital of principality was there, called Chervonograd, but now all you can see are two towers of the castle and catholic church of the XV century
  • ​returning to White Bison Camp

END of the tour before 06:00 p.m.

Also we can organize transportation  to Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv.

Price includes

transfers, provided in the program

services of an experienced guide

 boat rental and general equipment

food provided for the program

tent rental


Price doesn't include

sleeping bag and mat rent

 transfer to the camp and back

Additional entertainment and services

cob sauna

Dniester Canyon, the longest in Europe (250 km), is one of seven wonders of Ukraine. High walls of the canyon create a special climate. Mild winter, early spring and almost tropical summer are distinguishing features of the Dniester.