The wildest cave
Discover the world longest uncivilized gypsum labyrinth
Optimistic cave – one of very few not fully explored places on the Earth. Discovered in 1966. More than 265 kilometers are mapped. Speleologists managed to keep it in primal state without electricity or concrete sidewalks. Since 2010 giant labyrinth is opened for tourists.
Imagine, that you appeared in the place, where the silence reigns. Beyond time and space. Without connection with outer world and without benefits of civilization. Surrounded only by sparkling miraculous arches, which bewitch by their magnificent beauty and hide real treasures, created by nature.
Here you wouldn’t see thousands rambunctious tourists and dozens of obsessive hucksters, overcrowded cafes and noisy transportation. This is like being in open space! There are almost no places like this left on earth. Optimistic cave – is one of them.
Unique in Europe and maybe in whole world cave, not spoiled by civilization. The longest gypsum labyrinth in the world. Natural wonder. One of must see places in Ukraine, only recently opened for tourists. Trust us, this will be the most unusual option of active leisure and most exciting journey in your life.
World longest gypsum cave
Variety of exclusive tours
3-18 km by foot
Per one route
Under the ground
10 degrees Celsius
All year temperature
Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, English, France
Full body protection rental
Over 50 years
Of cave exploration
Fantastic journey beneath the surface of the Earth. Optimistic cave offers a number of interesting experiences, perfect for an all-day trip that you will remember for years to come. There is more life in the complete and eternal darkness than you are willing to believe.
This is the only place in Europe where these kinds of tours are held – Optimistic cave. It is unique and exceptional. One of very few not fully explored places on the Earth. At the moment more than 255 kilometers are mapped, there fore in close future it can beat even the Flint-Ridge Mammoth cave system and become The World Longest Cave!
Huge colorful crystals, unique helictites, stalactites and stalagmites, and all this not under the glass in museums, but in real nature. Big galleries, narrow corridors, beautiful grottoes – there is nowhere else you can find all this.
You can get here from Lviv, Kyiv or Chernivtsi, on the way here you can see: Kamyanetsky castle, Hotyn fortress, Dzhuryn waterfall and some other caves.
Adress: Ternopilska oblast, Borshchiv region, Korolivka village, Lisova 14 street. There are few comfortable hotels and many touristic places.
Is it safe?
We provide you with full equipment kit: overall, boots, safe hat and headlight. You would be fully protected from accidental hits to gypsum wall and dirt from clay surfaces. Excursion is hrld by experienced guide. You need no worry, just have fun.
How to get there?
Optimistic cave is located very conveniently, and speleobase is accessible by foot. On border of Korolivka village in Ternopilska oblast, where passes road number T-2018. You can find it on the map and arrive on your own or ask for detailed directions when filling out the form.
DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE REAL CAVE?
Not to ride it by train, walk through fake lighted and plundered by human halls, but really make it there. Crawl, of course… We offer you to put on speleo equipment, helmet and headlight, to get dirty and dive 90 feet under the surface, in order to explore the biggest and most mysterious gypsum labyrinth in the world.
A World-Famous Marvel
Optimistic cave is a true miracle. It is not fully explored yet, so far is mapped 260 km, what makes it the longest gypsum cave in the world. It is listed in the Guinness World Records. Optimistic cave was explored by speleologists from Ukraine, Bulgaria, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Great Britain, France, Hungary, Germany, Slovakia, Greece, Italy, Spain, Norway, Slovenia, USA, Czech Republic and others.
Its picturesque and mysterious underground world makes for a unique place for a wide variety of cave adventures.