Bears and Volcanoes
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Bears and Volcanoes ( BV11 )

Take in the unspoiled beauty of Kamchatka in the Russian Far East on this exhilarating adventure tour! This special itinerary is devoted to watching Kamchatka brown bears in their natural habitat as well as taking in awe inspiring panoramic views of picturesque wilderness. Revel in the opportunity to swim in the largest healing hot springs in Kamchatka; take an optional cruise through Avacha Bay to view sea bird colonies; and visit active volcanoes. This truly is the adventure tour of a lifetime!
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is a main touristic base where adventure tours and expeditions to Kamchatka begin from. The city offers stunning views as it is located on the shores of Avacha bay among five volcanoes: two active ones, Avachinsky and Koryaksky, smoking Mutnovsky and Gorely, and Vilyuchinsky.
Avachinskaya Bay
Avachinskaya Bay
At the beautiful Avachinskaya Bay you can view the nesting place of many of Petropavlovsk sea birds at Grandmother’s Rock Island and Starichkov Island in the open Pacific Ocean. Nearby is the majestic Mutnovsky volcano.
Valley of Geysers
Valley of Geysers
Valley of Geysers is hidden in one of deep canyons in the Kronotsky Reserve. 25 geysers stretch here at a distance of about 5 km along the Geysernaya River stream. A trail on the terrace above the valley floor provides views down onto the Fountain Platform. Unique opportunities to bath in thermal waters are available here.
Polsky and Ostry Tolbachik Formation
Polsky and Ostry Tolbachik Formation
The Tolbachik massif is composed of two overlapping, but morphologically dissimilar volcanoes - Ostry Tolbachik and Plosky Tolbachik, two of the highest in Kamchatka. The awe-inspiring view of the formation is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Kluchevskaya Volcano
Kluchevskaya Volcano
Discover the legacy of the 2013 volcanic eruption in Kluchevskaya where fresh lava flows. You can contemplate the majestic beauty of the volcano and see natural stone sculptures from where the lava has hardened.
Day 1

Welcome to the Russian Far East! Upon arrival in Petropavlovsk, you are transferred to your hotel before taking a trip to Paratunka where you can relax with a swim in the thermal water.

Day 2

Today enjoy some free time; take an optional full day helicopter excursion to the remarkable Valley of Geysers (payable locally); or a boat trip around Avacha Bay (payable locally) where you can watch sea bird colonies and have a go at sea fishing. (B)

Day 3

Transfer to Kozrevsk village, stopping in Malka en route to swim in the hot springs and have a spot of lunch in Milkovo village (payable locally). This evenings accommodation is in traditional looking wooden houses complete with Russian banya. (B, D)

Day 4

Travel by helicopter to Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake. Have your camera at the ready - in good weather you can see the Alney and Chashakondzha volcanoes! In the afternoon, take advantage of the healing waters of the hot springs before taking a walk to the banks of the river Dvuhyurtochnoye where you can watch bears catching fish. (B, L, D)

Day 5

Today, enjoy some further bear watching. You can also go boating on the lake and try fishing for salmon. (B, L, D)

Day 6

After a morning of bear watching, travel by helicopter to Kozrevsk village. Transfer to the foot of two picturesque volcanoes - Ostry (Sharp) and Plosky Tolbachik (Flat). From here, on a clear day, you can see some of the highest volcanoes in Kamchatka. The evening will be spent in tents. (B, L, D)

Day 7

Discover the legacy of the 2013 volcanic eruption in Kluchevskaya where fresh lava flows. You can also see natural stone sculptures from where the lava has hardened. Afterwards, head back to camp for a night of relaxation. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Ascend the Polsky Tolbachik volcano (7-8 hours) where you have the opportunity to have an amazing panoramic view of the Kluchevskaya volcano group! Return to camp for another evening under the stars. (B, L, D)

Day 9

Transfer by car to the North Breakthrough to climb the Tolbachik cones which resemble miniature volcanoes standing at 100-200 metres tall. From here, move on to the Southern Breakthrough to walk across the "dead wood" area of slag and ash from an eruption in 1975. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Return to Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky with a stop for lunch in Milkovo (payable locally) en route. Enjoy an evening of relaxation as your adventure draws to a close. (B)

Day 11

Visit the local fish market and the chance to go shopping for final souvenirs before being transferred to the airport. (B)

Bears and Volcanoes Tour is available on enquiry basis - please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a holiday of a lifetime for you.

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Price per person from; excluding flights  Single room supplement*
Без имени 1
13, 19, 21, 27, 29, 31 from 
2667.58 £
276.43 £  
Без имени 1
2  from 
2667.58 £
276.43 £

Package Includes:

  • Accommodation based on 2 sharing twin/double facilities with private en suite facilities
  • Camping equipment
  • Varied meal plan as outlined in itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • All excursions as outlined in the itinerary and necessary equipment
  • Services of local English speaking guides and interpreters

Package Does Not Include:

  • Flights
  • Russian visa
  • Optional excursions which should be paid locally
  • Two lunches in Milkovo Village (payable locally)
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