Nature and Spirituality

An exciting trip to the north of Moldova and acquaintance with incredible religious places – rock monasteries in the villages Saharna and Tipova are waiting for you. Monasteries are located in picturesque places on the rocky bank of the Dniester River, which allows you to enjoy amazing landscapes. At the end of the trip, you will get acquainted with the traditional way of life of rural residents in the popular agricultural guesthouse.

One day tour to Saharna and Tipova

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    Start of the program

    Departure from Chisinau to village Saharna

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    Rock monastery Saharna

    One of the main monasteries of Orthodox pilgrims throughout the country is the Saharna rock monastery, known for its rich history and beautiful picturesque views. The first written records date back to 1459. It was here that wandering monks found refuge. They cut down cells in the rocks and used them for life, prayers, and services, hiding from eastern enemies. Near the monastery is a holy spring with a swimming pool where pilgrims bathe. According to legend, when bathing in the icy water of the pool with the recitation of prayers, a person is cleansed of sins and healed. And also here is an important archaeological site where the remains of the Iron Age and the Geto-Dac fortress are preserved.

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    Transfer to Tipova

    The Tsypovo Nature Reserve and Monastery is a unique place that holds many secrets and ancient legends. It was here that Stefan the Great married.

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    Rock monastery Tipova

    The Assumption Monastery in Tsypovo is the only rock monastery in Europe with 15 cells and other rooms at a height of 100 meters. Anyone can come here and enjoy this amazing place, saturated with spirituality and the beauty of nature. The history of the monastery begins in the 6th century, when monastic cells were carved on the rocky bank of the Dniester. Over time, the monastery grew and strengthened, continuing to remain invisible to enemies - hordes of Tatars from the Crimea and the Bugeac steppe. There is a legend according to which in this place the ancient Greek musician and singer Orpheus crashed.

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    Tourist complex “Hanul lui Hanganu”

    You can choose from Moldavian cuisine made from natural, fresh products grown on your own farm.

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    Return to Chisinau

    Transfer to the appointed place.

Tour price

No. of tourists 6-9 10-13 14-17 18-21 22-25 26-29 от 30
Price for 1 person €80 €75 €70 €65 €60 €55 €50

Included in cost:

  • Transport throughout the route
  • Certified Guide Services
  • Entrance tickets according to the program
  • Lunch at the guest house “Hanul lui Hanganu”

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