Amazing Kamchatka (for Anchorage flights)

During this one-week tour you will visit famous Valley of Geysers, climb active volcano, participate in rafting tour and will enjoy the enormity of the Pacific Ocean. All this activity do not require any special training or great physical efforts. We will make your first visit to Kamchatka comfortable and unforgetable!

Season: July - September. Joining groups 2018: from July 17 till September 4
Minimum group size: 1 person. Duration: 7 days

Tour descriptionItineraryNotePrice

Day 1 – Arrival in PKC. Meeting at the airport, transfer to an ethnic centre – dog kennel. Excursion at the centre (meeting the Kamchatka natives, dance concert, lunch).

A village in an ethnic style introduces you to the culture of the native Kamchatka people (Koryaks, Itelmens and others). It is situated in an open area with a picturesque view of the volcanoes. Here the guests will have an excursion around the dog kennel and learn the history of the dog sledding sport in Kamchatka, listen to the stories about Kamchatka natives, watch traditional dances and learn some of the dancing moves. You can also take pictures in traditional costumes, learn about the Kamchatka natives’ lifestyle, taste hot fish soup (oukha) in the open air.

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

Day 2 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Mountain Vachkazhets (about 80 km from PKC). Trekking to the mountain cirque with visit to the beautiful 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.

NOTE! Due to road and weather conditions the total time for trekking can be enlarged. According to group physical preparation and personal abilities the guide has the right to decide to shorten or (and) to change the route on spot.

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

Day 3 - Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Bystraya river (about 2 hours). Lunch in a tent camp. 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.

Transfer to the Malkinskiye hot thermal springs. Bathe in the springs.

The Malkinskiye hot thermal springs are situated in the valley of the Bystrayariver, 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 fresh air.

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

Day 4 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the foothill of the Avachinskiy volcano by an all-terrain vehicle (about 2 hours). Arrival at the base camp, rest and safety instructions before trekking, trekking to the Camel mountain, lunch at the base camp.

The tour starts from the “Kamchatintour” base camp which is 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. It is often called “home volcano” among Kamchatka’s people. Its crater is filled with hardened lava above which you can see rising clouds of fumaroles.

The Camel mountain is situated between two volcanoes, Koryakskiy and Avachinskiy. The height is 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 Nalychevo valley.

After the trekking you will have lunch at the base camp. Then we’ll take you to the Pacific coast where you’ll have a walk along the black sandy beach of volcanic origin.

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.

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

Day 5 – Breakfast at hotel. 

Optional tour 1 – helicopter trip to the Valley of Geysers.

The Valley of Geysers is by right called the Pearl of Kamchatka. There is no other place which can be compared to the Kamchatka Valley of Geysers according to the majesty of the sight and the number of gushing geysers situated on a quite small territory. The unique nature of the Valley attracts tourists from all over the world.

The Uzon Caldera is a gigantic caldera 12 km in diameter which is a unique place of the modern volcanism. Its uniqueness is in a large diversity of hydrothermal activity: mineral lakes, powerful steams of vapour coming from hot springs, mud volcanoes in miniature.

Transfer 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 Nalychevo Valley (flight time 5 min), hot meal, bathing in hot thermal springs. Return to the helicopter pad (flight time 35 min). Transfer to the hotel.

Other optional trips are possible or free time.

Optional tour 2 – helicopter trip to the Kurilskoye lake.

Kurilskoye is a unique beautiful lake located on the territory of the Yuzhno-Kamchatsky Preserve in the south of the peninsula. The lake has a volcanic nature. Two impressive volcano cones (Kambalniy and Ilinskiy) that frame the lake create a captivating view.

The Kurilskoe Lake is famous for being one of the largest salmon spawning areas in Kamchatka and Eurasia. Earlier amount of the fish coming into the lake for spawning reached 6 million species. Spawning lasts from August till November. At this time one can see a lot of small & big animals appearing along the lakeshore. Fish also attracts Kamchatka huge brown bears. Nearby the lake a special safe viewing tower is built for tourists to observe the astonishing scenes of bears fishing in their natural habitat.

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

Day 6 – Breakfast at hotel.

Optional tour – trekking to Dachniye hot springs.

Transfer by all-terrain vehicle to the Mutnovskaya geothermal power station (about 3 hours). 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.

NOTE! Due to road and weather conditions, group physical preparation and personal abilities the guide has the right to decide to shorten or (and) to change the route on spot and trekking to Dachniye springs + waterfall can be changed to visit the Vilyuchinsky waterfall and bathe in Verkhneparatunskiye hot springs.

Lunch – picnic during the trekking. Transfer to the Spokoiniy (Quiet) creek (about 30 minutes). Visit of the waterfall (the height is about 40 m). Return to the hotel. Free time. Rest and bathe in hot thermal water swimming pool (in case of the hotel in Paratunka).

Day 7 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer by car to the sea port of PKC. A boat trip along the Avachinskaya bay to the Pacific Ocean and the Starichkovisland. Lunch on board the vessel.

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 - Murrelets that nest there (in Russian it sounds like “Starik”).  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.

City sightseeing 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 airport. Departure.

Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Meeting with ESG at the airport. Sign "KAMCHATINTOUR"       
Ethnic excursion — aquaintance with natives' culture
09:00-10:00 – Transfer to an ethnic village - dog kennel
10:00-13:30 – Excursion to the dog kennel, meeting Kamchatka natives, native dances concert, photo taking. Lunch
13:30-14:30 – Return to hotel

Day 2. Vachkazhets mountain mass
08:00 – Breakfast in hotel                                                            
09:00-11:00 – Transfer to Vachkazhets mountain foothill                           
11:00-15:00 – Trekking to mountain cirque (visit the lake & waterfall)  
NOTE! Due to road and weather condition time for trekking to the lake & waterfall can be longer than programmed
15:00-16:00 – Boxed lunch en route                      
16:00-18:00 – Return to hotel                                    

Day 3. Rafting at Bystraya river
06:00 – Breakfast                                            
06:30-09:00 – Transfer to Bystraya River                             
09:00-12:30 – Rafting and fishing at Bystraya River                         
12:30-13:30 – Lunch in Bystraya Base camp                       
13:30-15:30 – Transfer to "Malki hot springs", bathe                     
15:30-17:30 – Transfer to hotel

Day 4. Trekking to Camel mountain + Pacific coast
08:00 – Breakfast in hotel
09:00-11:00 – Transfer to the Avacha volcano foothill
11:00-11:30 – Rest & safety instructions
11:30-14:30 – Trekking to the Camel mountain (7km = about 300m elevation)
14:30-15:30 – Lunch at the base camp
15:30-18:30 – Transfer to Pacific coast. Walk along the black volcanic sand beach
18:30-19:30 – Transfer to hotel

Day 5. Helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley & Uzon Caldera** OR Helicopter excursion to Kuril lake**

09:00 – Breakfast in hotel                                            

Optional tour 1: Helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley & Uzon Caldera**
09:30 – Transfer to helicopter pad
10:30-16:00 – Helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley & Uzon Caldera with lunch
16:00-17:00 – Transfer to hotel

OR

Optional tour 2: Helicopter excursion to Kuril lake**
09:30 – Transfer to helicopter pad
10:30-16:00 – Helicopter excursion to Kuril lake, Ksudach volcano and Khodutka hot springs with lunch
16:00-17:00 – Transfer to hotel

Day 6. Optional tour: Trekking to Dachniye hot springs
07:00 – Breakfast in hotel
08:00-11:00 – Transfer to Mutnovskaya Geothermal station
11:00-13:00 – Trekking to Dachnye Hot springs (no bathing)
13:00-13:30 – Transfer to Spokoyny Waterfall*
13:30-14:30 – Boxed lunch en route
14:30-15:30 – Trekking to Spokoiny Waterfall
15:30-18:30 – Return to hotel

Day 7. Boat trip to Starichkov island, city tour
06:30 – Breakfast in hotel                                            
07:00-08:00 – Transfer to seaport                          
08:00-13:00 – Excursion round Avacha bay and to Starichkov Island with sea fishing. Lunch on board   
13:15-14:15 – Excursion in Local Lore Museum                 
15:00-17:00 – City-sightseeing, visit to free market and gift shops. Transfer to airport. Departure                                         

*In case of bad road and weather condition trekking to Dachniye hot springs can be changed to trekking to the Vilyuchinskiy waterfall + Verkhneparatunskiy hot springs with bathe

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

***In case of a too early breakfast some hotels can provide ONLY boxed breakfast.

List of necessary things:

  • a small backpack for trekking and ascending (for personal things)
  • strong boots and special trekking shoes (not trainers)
  • a waterproof jacket with a hood
  • sports trousers
  • trekking sticks
  • a cap and a warm hat
  • mittens or gloves for trekking and ascending
  • sun glasses
  • a flask or a plastic bottle for drinking water during trekking and ascending
  • sun cream with UV protection
  • anti-mosquito spray
  • a second set of underwear and necessary things (for a two-day trip to the Avachinskiy volcano)
  • chap stick
  • bathing suit
  • photo and video cameras
  • other things – at your discretion

Tour price per 1 pax with accomodation at Gelios Hotel 2** (Paratunka):

TWIN: $1200, SNGL: $1590

Tour price per 1 pax with accomodation at Antarius 3** (Paratunka):

TWIN: $1370, SNGL: $1870

Tour price per 1 pax with accomodation at Avacha Hotel 3** (PKC):

TWIN: $1335, SNGL: $1655

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Included:

  • hotel accommodation
  • meals according to the program
  • transfers according to the program
  • English-speaking guide (except Day 5)
  • excursions according to the program (except Day 5, 6)
  • in case of Paratunka hotels - taking spa in thermal water pool

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Extra pay:

  • dinners at the hotel

optional excursions on Day 5:

– Helicopter tour to the Valley of Geysers + Uzon Caldera + Nalychevo Valley:

Prepay before May 1, 201840 000 rub or 42 000 rub  after May 1, 2018 per 1 person
(in case of a group of 18 pax);

– Helicopter trip to Kuril lake

Prepay before May 1, 2018 – 38 000 rub or 40 000 rub after May 1, 2018 per 1 person
(in case of a group of 18 pax);

optional excursion on Day 6:
—Trekking to Dachniye hot springs Valley – 6500 rub per 1 person (in case of minimum group 6 pax)

NOTE! Exact prices for additional excursions will be given in 2018 !

Event Properties
Departure date 17.07.2018
Location
Камчатка
Камчатский край, Россия
Камчатка
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