The beautiful Tract of Taraktash, name of which is translated from Turkic as a “rocky crest”, gave the name to the popular hiking trail connecting the Uchan-Su Waterfall with the Ai-Petri Yayla via this tract. The crest has developed from a slope of the Ai-Petri Yayla in the result of a rockslide. The fragile and bizarre rock structure resembles a layer-cake, with unexpected openings and holes, known as windows and showing breathtaking sights of Yalta, the coastal line and the sea. The layer-cake stone beauty of Taraktash is surrounded with age-old Crimean pine trees. The air is filled with thick pine tar aroma. May bells and snowdrops are scattered around the trail in the spring, dark red mountain peonies take their turn by the summer and bright euonymus earrings lighten the place by the fall. This picturesque trail is rough and difficult for ascending in some points. Therefore downhill hikes via Taraktash are more popular.
I want to thank you for the great trip you put together for us in Ukraine May 4th to May 16th. We had a fabulous time. All your drivers and guides were excellent. Victor did a great job getting us from Kyiv to Odesa and from Odesa to Yalta, and pointed out interesting sights along the way. And Eugene is a real treasure. Probably the best guide we have ever had.
The Rus Hotel in Kyiv was very nice. The location might be a little out of the way for some, but we did not mind the walk to the main restaurant area. The Hotel Chernoye was okay, but a little shabby. Some people might prefer something a little bit nicer and maybe a more central location. And the
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We were very impressed with Ukraine. Kyiv is a great city. And Odessa was so much more than we ever expected. And we had no idea how beautiful the Crimea is.
And the food was fantastic everywhere.
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