Classic Kamchatka Adventure
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Classic Kamchatka Adventure ( CK12 )

Welcome to Far Eastern Russia! Step outside your comfort zone and embrace the vast, unspoiled wilderness of Kamchatka on this 16 day tour. Go river rafting across the Bystraya River with the chance to view salmon and bears in their natural habitat; camp at the foot of enchanting volcanoes and be allured by the ever changing diverse landscape. Highlights include entering a crater of Mutnovsky, the most impressive active volcano in Kamchatka; visiting the indigenous people of Esso and getting acquainted with their fascinating culture; and bathing in hot springs in captivating, lush surroundings.
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Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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.
Gorely Volcano
Gorely Volcano
On the Gorely volcano hike past flowing lava and cinder fields until you reach craters which house stunning acid volcanic lakes.
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.
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.
Plosky and Ostry Tolbachik Formation
Plosky 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.
Kozyrevsk
Kozyrevsk
Kozyrevsk settlement, located on the shores of the Kamchatka River where you can take a walk to one of the oldest villages in Kamchatka and stock up on souvenirs in the local shop. A visit to the viewing platform will give you breathtaking panoramic views of the settlement, Kamchatka river and, of course, volcanoes. It's a treat to stay over in a log cabin and relax in a classic Russian banya.
Day 1

Arrive in Petropavlovsk where you transfer to the hotel. Later on meet with your guide for an evening meal and discuss the trip. (D)

Day 2

Take a boat trip in the beautiful Avachinskaya Bay where 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. Enjoy an evening trip to Mutnovsky volcano to set up camp and spend the night in a tent under the stars. (B, L, D)

Day 3

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you ascend to the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano. Here you can see active boiling fumaroles, mud siphons and steep slopes made of gleaming glacier. Enjoy another night at the camp. (B, L, D)

Day 4

Today, climb the Gorely volcano, hiking past flowing lava and cinder fields until you reach craters which house volcanic lakes. In the evening, relax with a swim in thermal pools. (B, L , D)

Day 5

Relax in Paratunka. Enjoy an optional excursion to Valley of Geysers by helicopter (this tour is dependent on weather conditions and is payable locally). 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. In the evening, move to the Malka settlement before spending the night in a tent and bathing in thermal waters. (B, L, D)

Day 6

Today, travel onwards to the Kluchevskaya volcanoes, stopping en route for lunch in a local restaurant (payable locally). If you are lucky to visit this area when the weather is relatively good, you are likely to have a fantastic panoramic view of some of the highest volcanoes in Kamchatka. (B, D)

Day 7

Discover the legacy of the 2013 volcanic eruption in Kleuchevskaya 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

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 9

Travel onwards to the Kozyrevsk settlement, located on the shores of the Kamchatka River where you can take a walk to one of the oldest villages in Kamchatka and stock up on souvenirs in the local shop. Don’t forget your camera- a visit to the viewing platform will give you breathtaking panoramic views of the settlement, Kamchatka river and, of course, volcanoes. Spend the evening in a log cabin with a classic Russian banya. (B, L, D)

Day 10

Today transfer to Malka Village in an all-terrain vehicle, stopping en route for lunch in a cafe and a visit to the Ethnography Museum (lunch is payable locally). Once you reach Malka you will begin rafting along Bystraya River! The evening is spent in tents beside the river. (B, D)

Day 11

Continue rafting along the Bystraya River, taking in the surrounding nature. You might even see bears or sea eagles! Enjoy some fishing before spending the evening in tents. (B, L, D)

Day 12

Make the most of your final day rafting on the Bystraya River before being transferred to Petropavlovsk for your final night in the Russian Far East. (B, L)

Day 13

Visit the local fish market and take the chance to go shopping and purchase some final souvenirs. You are then transferred to the airport. (B)

 

DATES 2017

 


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Package Includes:

  • Full Board accommodation in Kamchatka based on 2 sharing a twin/double with private en-suite facilities (one lunch in Milkovo to be paid locally)
  • Arrival and departure airport station transfers
  • All excursions as outlined in the itinerary and necessary equipment
  • Services of local English speaking interpreters

Package Does Not Include: 

  • International Flights
  • Regional Flights
  • Russian Visas
  • Insurance

Supplements: 

The Helicopter trip is payable locally only so we can provide the cost here as well
Helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers with Uzon Caldera (to pay on spot): around 790 EUR per person. Note: The excursion is paid separately and on the day of excursion. The flight to Valley of Geysers is realized only if the weather is nice and the group has enough people.

Recommended Equipment:

backpack or traveling bag
sleeping bag and sleeping mat
hiking or trekking boots
change of footwear (sneakers)
personal care items
swimming accessories
anorak + lightweight down vest
sweater
raincoat
sunglasses
headgear
headlamp
gloves
telescopic stick
personal first aid kit
spray for mosquitoes

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