Active Tours

General info

More and more people in our hectic times leave the busy cities to have holidays combining the thrill of sports with admiration of nature. For this, come to the Crimea! Here the emotions provided by land, sky and water are real and active tourism is one of the glorious traditions. Being the first and the finest resort of the Russian Empire the Crimea became also the cradle of its professional active tourism when in the 1890-ies "The Mountain Club of Yalta" started offering horseback and hiking tours to enjoy the beautiful views of the mountains and the sea.



Nowadays the Crimea has added to its magic nature and excellent climate such modern active tourism opportunities as paragliding, surfing, diving, ballooning and etc. Come and combine these modern pleasures with an additional advantage: our rich cultural and historic heritage as only here you can:
  • Cross the mountains following the track of the ancient Roman road
  • dive into the sea to see the submerged wrecks of the periods of ancient Greece and Byzantine Empire, the battlefield of the Crimean War and the World War II
  • fly over the medieval Genoese fortress at Sudak
  • hunting in the former Imperial hunting grounds, - walk along the Tzar Path, laid out for the Romanovs near Yalta offering magnificent vistas of old parks and former villas and palaces ...
  • Don't hesitate any longer, come and discover the Crimea.
  • The amazing contrasting landscapes and flora of the Crimea have everything to satisfy the fancy of any hiking enthusiast. Take the time to stroll in the charming villages along the coast fringed with parks and aristocratic estates in Greater Yalta. Rise gradually through the pine-scented mountain forests aiming for the mountain passes of the Main range to the flat-topped Yaila (Tartar for summer pasture) with its surprising grassy pastures and dazzling flowery meadows carpeted with touches of color and scent. Descend into the valleys between the Middle Range of the Crimean Mountains to see ancient Cave Monasteries and towns.
  • Discover Alushta area offering spectacular views and only few villages on your way. Imagine yourself as a traveler on the famous Silk Road, approaching the Genoese Fortress in Sudak, once one of its busiest trade centers. Walk further to the magnificent harbor of Novy Svet or to the Bay of Koktebel near the extinct volcano of Kara Dag with its amazing landscapes. And do not forget about many other active tourism opportunities:
  • enter into the mysterious realm of the Crimean caves to enjoy their grandeur,
  • explore the Crimea on a horseback,
  • try your skills on a mountain bike on the winding Crimean roads,
  • climb the mountain of your choice, if you are an experienced rock-climber.
  • Whether you go for the pleasures of sport or the captivating beauty of nature you will find what you want in the Crimea. Crimea has everything for those who love the sky, even if it is our first time in the air. Allow yourself to be carried away from your every day routine by the paraglide from the Ai-Petri mountain, savor the tonic coolness of the wind laden with the salty smell of the sea and freshness of the pine forests, glide above picturesque land-scapes landing on the seacoast.
  • Take the unique opportunity to discover secrets of hot-air ballooning and scone the whole diversity of countryside like the birds floating where the wind will. Or take astonishing helicopter flights or why not a plane? Imagine glimpses of the mountains on the horizon piloting a military jet plane under the guidance of a professional pilot-instructor.
  • Crimea is fantastic from the air. Fly and see for yourself.
  • The Crimean coastline can also offer a multitude of pleasures: sandy beaches of Yevpatoria and deserted harbors of Tarhankut, joys of wind surfing at the shallow Sea of Azov and discoveries of the underwater realm of the deep Black Sea. You can rent water sports equipment, enjoy water ski, hydro cycles, banana boats, speedboats and find professionals ready to reveal the secrets of the wind and the waves practically everywhere along the Crimean coast. Take a pleasure boat and admire the beauty of the coastline
  • Hire equipment for a little under- water tour with friends. You do not have to be an experienced diver to enjoy the fascinating underwater world. Professional instructors will help you to explore many submerged wrecks and find spectacular underwater diving locations.
Come to the Crimea to enjoy water sports and the scenery of its coast.


Tour program

The program of the active tour:

Day 1:
  • Welcome briefing at the airport (railway station)
  • Transfer to the hotel "Glade of tales" ("Polyana skazok"), Yalta
  • Accommodation in the hotel Free time

Day 2:
  • Breakfast
  • Crimean Southern Coast bus tour : mountain Ay-Petry (the highest one in the Crimea); Forosskaya church(beautiful church built on the edge of the rock with the wonderful scenery around) , Nikitskiy crossing, summer house "The Rose of Winds"(picturesque panorama of the southern coast- Crimean reviera)

Day 3:
  • Breakfast
  • Walk along "Tzarskaya path" of the Crimean State Reserve to the waterfall Uchan-Su (height - 98,5 meters")
  • Free time

Day 4:
  • Breakfast
  • Walk to the mountain Demerdzhi to the "Ghost valley" - the natural piling up of the rocky natural fabulous sculptures, made as result of the many centuries erosion in the Demerdzhi rock.

Day 5:
  • Breakfast
  • Excursion to the Karadagskiy Reserve. Karadag - is the mountain range being the complex of two extinct volcanoes
  • Walk on the horses

Day 6:
  • Breakfast
  • Excursions to the cave-complex "Marble caves". Cave complex consists of: cave "Marble" and cave "Emine Bair Hosar" - one of the most famous caves, included by UNESKO into the list of 5 most beautiful European caves for it's variety of fairy-tale stalactites and stalagmites.

Day 7:
  • Breakfast
  • Excursion to the large Crimean Canyon - the gorge, separating Ay-Petri from the range Boyka. The depth of the gorge reaches 320 meters, the breadth of the gorge on the bottlenecks doesn't exceed 3 meters. And breathtakingly landscapes of wild nature around.

Day 8:
  • Breakfast Transfer to Simferopol (airport, railway station)
  • Departure


Classic round trip on Crimea:

Day 1:
  • Welcome briefing at the airport (railway station)
  • Transfer to Yalta
  • Check in the hotel

Day 2:
  • Breakfast
  • Excursion to Vorontsov Palace - the unique monument of garden and park architecture.
  • Lunch in the restaurant "Tzar's cuisine" in the Livadia palace.
  • Excursion to Livadia Palace.
  • Return to the hotel.

Day 3:
  • Breakfast
  • Optional excursion to Bakchisaray (Khan's palace, Uspensky monastery) with the lunch in Bakchisaray.

Day 4
  • Breakfast
  • Transfer to Sevaslopol.
  • Excursion to Foros church.
  • City-tour (with elements of Crimean war tour).
  • Excursion to Panorama.
  • Lunch in the restaurant.
  • Excursion to the historical-cultural reservation "Chersoneses".
  • Interpretation of knights' fights at Genoese fortress in Balaklava.
  • Return to the hotel.

Day 5:
  • Breakfast
  • Boat trip. View of Yalta. Looking at Swallows Nest (the small castle at the end of the rock that have become the symbol of Crimea).
  • Dinner in the restaurant "Slavyanskaya derevnya" with the program of the Ukrainian national music.
  • National Ukrainian cuisine.

Day 6:
  • Breakfast
  • Excursion to Nikitsky Botanical Garden.
  • Trying exotic fruits and juices from the collection of the garden.
  • Exclusive cactus green house.
  • Lunch in the restaurant "Stary Krym"("Old Crimea") - Crimean tartars cuisine.
  • Excursion to Massandra palace.
  • Trying Crimean wines in the Golitsin's underground in Massandra.
  • Return to the hotel.

Day 7:
  • Breakfast
  • Optional excursion to waterfall Uchan-Su

Day 8:
  • Breakfast
  • Excursions to the cave-complex "Marble caves".
  • Cave complex consists of: cave "Marble" and cave "Emine Bair Hosar" - one of the most famous caves, included by UNESKO into the list of 5 most beautiful European caves for it's variety of fairy-tale stalactites and stalagmites.
  • Picnic.
  • Transfer to Simferopol.
  • Check in the hotel.
  • Dinner in the local restaurant.

Day 9:

  • Transfer to airport.
  • Departure.