Dniester Canyon and Rivers of Dniester Basin

Dniester Canyon in Ukraine
  • Lengh 250 km (155 mi)
  • Area 108.29 km² (42 sq mi)
  • Region Ternopil, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Khmelnytskyi Oblasts
  • Maps Dniester 1 Dniester 2
  • Photos 1 2 3 4 5 6
  • Strats from the mouth of Zolota Lypa
  • Ends by the mouth of Zbruch

If you think that white water rafting a little more ambitious than you are ready for, try a flat water rafting expedition instead. We offer such kind of trips on the Dniester River (on the map) that runs through the Dniester Canyon, one of Europe's largest canyons with a depth of 100 to 250 meters and a length of 250 km.

The magnificent landscapes and fantastic curves of the Dniester Canyon are strikingly picturesque throughout its entire path. But there is an area of the canyon especially popular among tourists: from the village of Luka to the city of Zalishchyky. Rafting between the high Dniester walls is exhilarating.

Dniester Canyon

Our voyage mean putting yourself in a whole new relationship with one of the last European biological diversity and untouched nature of Dniester Canyon, seeing surrounding wilderness from a very unique and unobstructed perspective. Enjoy the scenery on easy, flat-water sections on the Dniester River. This river trip is mostly about having fun breaking free from the pressures of modern life. It could be also a family river trip appropriate for children.

Dniester Canyon emerged as a result of a rockslide from within the Podilski heights at the border of Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. It is mostly green-covered steep slopes alternating with rocky, abrupt cliffs and ravines. Waterfalls surround the riverbed, the former cave cells of hermit monks dug out of the shale riverbanks, tumbledown castles and other sites of interest.

River Zbruch

River Zbruch

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River Smotrych

River Smotrych

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River Dniester

River Dniester

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