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Amazing Kamchatka

Kamchatka, in the region the beauty and grandeur of nature are breathtaking. Here time turns back: great Pacific Ocean is replaced by majestic volcanoes. The heart begins to beat faster in anticipation of an unforgettable trip to this fantastic peninsula.

The Kamchatka peninsula lies nine time zones east of Moscow, jutting out into the northern Pacific. It has been considered so remote that it became known as Siberia’s Siberia. Connected to Asia by only a narrow bar of land covered with permafrost and swamps, it is almost impossible most of the year to reach Kamchatka by crossing that land bridge. Instead, access to Kamchatka is usually by air or ships crossing from the Asian mainland. It is easier to think of Kamchatka as an island, stretching from north to south for more than a thousand kilometers.

Kamchatka is a typical mountainous country with mountain ranges occupying more than two-thirds of the total territory. Kamchatka is a zone of intensive volcanic activity with about 150 volcanoes, 28 of which are active. The Klyuchevskaya Sopka, the highest volcano in Asia (4,750 m), with its perfectly symmetrical slopes, is a magnificent sight.

Type: Small Group Tours
Duration: 8 days

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Day 1:

Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy from Moscow/Novosibirsk/Vladivostok/Khabarovsk/Tokyo. Meeting at the airport, transfer to a hotel in Paratunka or Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Accommodation. 
Free time. Rest and bathing in hot thermal water swimming pool (in case of the hotel in Paratunka). 

Accommodation in a hotel. No meals

Day 2:

07:00 transfer by car to the sea port.

08:00-13:00 A boat trip along the Avachinskaya bay to the Pacific Ocean and the Starichkov island. Lunch on board.

The Avachinskaya bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Its twisting coastline is cut by numerous small bays. Two spawning rivers flow into the bay. 32 species of fish inhabit its waters. Practically all the year round we can find here several species of sole, greenling, bullhead and halibut. Sea birds are rather numerous in the area. One can see seals in the bays situated at the entrance to the Avachinskaya bay. The seals are not afraid of people and let them approach rather close. Among big mammals one can find killer-whales. The waters of the Avachinskaya bay are rich in natural gifts – sea urchins and crabs. 

The Starichkov Island is situated about 10 km (5,5 miles) from the entrance to the Avachinskaya bay. It got its name after small sea birds that nest there (Puffins). The Starichkov Island is a nature reserve on water which abounds in puffins, loons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Several nests of Steller’s Sea Eagle and a seal harem are situated on the island. 

Petropavlovk-Kamchatsky city tour after the boat trip. Visit of the Kamchatka museum of local lore, the view point of PKC, the city centre, a gift shop, a market. Transfer to the hotel. 

Since 18:00 Free time. Rest and bathe in hot thermal water swimming pool (in case of the hotel in Paratunka). 

Accommodation in a hotel. Breakfast, lunch

Day 3:

09:00 Transfer to the foothill of the Avachinskiy volcano by an all-terrain vehicle (about 2 hours). Arrival at the base camp, lunch, safety instructions before ascending the volcano. All tours to the Avachinskiy volcano start from the base camp situated at 890 m above sea level. The distance between PKC and the base camp is about 50 km. 

The Avachinskiy volcano (2751 m) is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka often called “home volcano” among its people. Its crater is filled with hardened lava above which you can see rising clouds of fumaroles. 

11:30-14:30 Trekking to the Camel mountain (7 km = about 300 m elevation) 

The Camel mountain is situated between the two volcanoes, Koryakskiy and Avachinskiy, and has the height of about 1200 meters. The trekking to the mountain takes about 3 hours and is not very difficult. From the top of the mountain you can see beautiful views of the Avachinskaya bay and the surroundings of Petropavlovsk and Elizovo, the Avacha river and valley. 

Then we’ll drive to the Pacific coast and take a walk along the black volcanic sandy beach (15:30-18:30). The Khalaktyrskiy beach is a popular place among the citizens of Petropavlovsk. The long coastal line is covered with volcanic sand and in summer is full of blossoming flowers and bushes. 

After the walk transfer to the hotel. Since 19:30 free time. Rest and bathe in hot thermal water swimming pool (in case of the hotel in Paratunka). 

Accommodation in a hotel. Breakfast, lunch

Day 4:

10:00 transfer to the Bystraya river (about 2 hours). Lunch in a tent camp. 13:30-16:30 River floating with “catch-and-release” fishing (2,5 – 3 hours). 

The Bystraya river, the second longest river in Kamchatka, flows along the southern slopes of the Sredinniy Ridge (Middle Ridge). It plays an important role in reproducing Pacific salmon. King salmon, Red salmon, Humpback salmon, Silver salmon and Sima spawn in the waters of the Bystraya river. Pacific Char and East Siberian Char are found here in great quantities as well as Grayling, Rainbow Trout and Atlantic salmon. Experienced guides and inflatable rafts are at your disposal. 

16:30 Transfer to the Malkinskiye hot thermal springs. Bathe in the springs. The Malkinskiye hot thermal springs are situated in the valley of the Bystraya river, at a great thermal territory of underground natural springs. Hot thermal water runs to small basins situated near the cold creeks. This is a great place for bathing and rest in the open air.

19:30 Return to the hotel. Free time. Rest and bathe in hot thermal water swimming pool (in case of the hotel in Paratunka). 

Accommodation in a hotel. Breakfast, lunch

Day 5:

09:00 Transfer to the Mountain Vachkazhets (about 80 km from PKC). 

11:00-16:00 Trekking to the mountain cirque with visit to the lake and waterfall. The mountain-mass and its environs are one of the most beautiful places on the primordial Kamchatka peninsula. In ancient times, Vachkazhets was a one-cone volcano. But as a result of a strong eruption, it exploded and divided into three main parts: Mt. Letnyaya Poperechnaya (1420 m), Mt. Vachkazhtsy (1600 m) and Mt. Vachkazhets itself. In the area of Mt. Letnyaya Poperechnaya, there are still two large volcanic cirques that are probably the remains of the crater of the ancient large volcano.

Lunch – picnic. 

16:00 transfer to Ozerki radon hot springs, bathing. 

Return to the hotel. Free time. Rest and bathe in hot thermal water swimming pool (in case of the hotel in Paratunka). 

Accommodation in a hotel. Breakfast, lunch 

Day 6:

Free day for optional tours for extra charge:

1) helicopter trip to the Valley of Geysers

2) helicopter trip to the Kurilskoye lake

3) excursion to Kainyran ethnic centre

Accommodation in a hotel. Breakfast

Day 7:

Free day for optional tour for extra charge

1) to Dachniye hot springs

Accommodation in a hotel. Breakfast

Day 7:

Free day for optional tour for extra charge

1) to Dachniye hot springs

Accommodation in a hotel. Breakfast

Day 8:

Transfer to the airport (no guide assistance). Departure.

The departure time from the hotel and for the flight can be shifted according to weather conditions.

Breakfast 

What's included

  • Transport service incl transfers
  • Meals according to the programme
  • Twin accommodation at a choosen hotel
  • Excursions
  • Entrance tickets
  • English speaking guide service
  • Bathing in swimming-pools
Not included in the price
  • International flights
  • Other meals (dinners)
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Entrance fees unless otherwise stated
  • Optional tours
  • Optional hotel upgrades
  • Visa expenses
Additional expenses

HELICOPTER TRIP TO THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS, 7,5 HRS - 805 USD (PER PERSON (IF GROUP OF 18 PAX)
Transfer from your hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or Paratunka to the helicopter pad. Check-in, boarding. Departure for the Valley of Geysers with flight over the active volcanoes Karymsky and Maly Semyachik (flight time 1h 15 min). Landing in the Valley of Geysers. 10 minute rest. 1.5 hour excursion in the Valley. Flight to the Uzon caldera (flight time 5-7 min). 1 hour excursion in the caldera. Flight to the Zhupanova river (flight time 40 min), hot meal, bathing in hot thermal springs. Return to the helicopter pad (flight time 35 min). Transfer to the hotel.

HELICOPTER TRIP TO KURILSKOYE LAKE, 7.5 HRS - 747 USD (PER PERSON)
On your way back the helicopter will land at the Khodutka hot springs where you can have lunch, rest and bathe. Transfer to the helicopter pad. Check-in, boarding. Departure for the Kurilskoye lake with landing in the Ksudach volcano crater (flight time 1h 10 min). Landing at the Kurilskoye lake. 10 minute rest. 1.5 hour excursion to observe brown bear. Lunch. Flight to the Khodutka hot springs, bathing. Return to the helicopter pad. Transfer to the hotel.

KAINYRAN ETHNIC CENTRE, 5 HRS - 74 USD (PER PERSON+TRANSFER+INTERPRETER)
Transfer to the ethnic village. Excursion at the centre (meeting the Kamchatka natives, dance concert, lunch). Transfer to the hotel.

DACHNIYE HOT SPRINGS, 10.5 HRS - 125 USD (PER PERSON)
08:00 Transfer by all-terrain vehicle to the Mutnovskaya geothermal power station (about 3 hours). 
11:00-13:00 Trekking to the Dachniye hot thermal springs. 
The Dachniye springs are sometimes called a Valley of Geysers in miniature. They are situated at the foothill of the Mutnovskiy volcano, at the edge of a huge intermountain area – the modern central part of the Mutnovskiy geothermal deposit. The springs are situated in the ravine with steep walls. On its left slope there are several warm spots, rising steam, bubbling caldrons. At the bottom, on the ledge of the right slope a big bubbling caldron emits powerful steams of vapour. A bit higher there is a powerful vapour-water fountain. In the riverbed of a hot stream a large basin where one can take a warm bath is naturally formed. 
Lunch – picnic during the trekking. 
13:00 Transfer to the Spokoiniy (Quiet) creek (about 30 minutes)
13:30-14:30 Visit of the waterfall (the height is about 40 m). On the way back bathe in the swimming-pool of the "Snow valley" lodge is possible (paid additionally on spot) 
18:30 Return to the hotel.

Price

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Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Kamchatka : Avachinsky volcano
Avachinsky is one of the most active stratovolcanoes on the Kamchatka peninsula.  Read more
The Dachniye hot springs are located in the north part of a great intermountain cuphole which borders on the Mutnovsky volcano in the south, the Dvugorbaya and the Skalistaya hills in the west and north, and the Zhyrovsky volcano in the east. Read more
"Kaynyran" (in translation from Koryak language - "Bear corner") is a village in ethnic style. It is located 16 km from the town of Elizovo, not far from the balneological complex "Zelenovskie ozerki".
Kamchatka : Kurilskoe lake
The lake is located in the east part of the Pauzhetskaya depression and fills a deep caldera which was formed after the extra depression of the bottom. It was caused by the magmatic chamber exhaustion after the Ilyinsky and the Wild ridge volcanoes eruptions. Read more
The springs are located at the left bank of the Klyuchevkariver, in 4 km from Petrpovlovsk-Kamchatsky - Milkovo highway. Read more
The territory of Paratunka hot geothermal springs – is a health and resort zone of Kamchatka. Several health resorts and a great number of recreation bases function nowadays. Here you can relax and recover in hot thermal waters Read more
Kamchatka : Starichkov Island
It is one of the natural monuments of Kamchatka. It was formed in 1981. The island is located in the Avacha bay of the Pacific ocean, not far from the Avacha inlet passage, opposite the Big and the Small Sarannaya bays. Read more
Kamchatka : Vachkazhets massif
Vachkazhets massif is located in 80 km to the west of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and includes west slopes of the stretched massif which is included into the system of the Uzhno-Bystrinsky massif. Read more
This small rocky massif with two sharp tops is located on the height between the Avachinsky and the Koryaksky volcanoes in 28 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Read more
Far East : Kamchatka
Kamchatka (peninsula in the far east of Russia) was born of fire, like the Earth itself. Kamchatka has never seen quiet - its history is one of continuous, violent rebirth. It is the most active area of our planet where volcanic activity manifests itself in all its beauty. Almost everywhere the skyline is contoured with volcanoes. It composed of more than 160 volcanoes, 29 of which are still active. In addition there is a multitude of thermal and... Read more
Petropavlovsk - Kamchatsky : Kamchatka Regional Unified Museum
You will get acquainted with the rich history of the peninsula, the customs of local people, the diversity of animal and plant life. Read more
Petropavlovsk - Kamchatsky : Theater Square
The Theater Square is located in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. It was named in honor of the Russian revolutionary, Soviet political and statesman Vladimir Ilich Lenin. Read more
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