Our wonderful peninsula is waiting for you! Come and try 3 days rafting, 2 active volcanoes and real sea liones.
Travel period: 19.08.2017– 26.08.17
Tour duration: 8 days / 7 nights.
Group size: 6-20 pax.
Accommodation: Twin rooms (BB)
Tour price: USD 1450 per pax
Day 1 – Arrival.
Day 2 – 1st day of Bystraya river rafting and fishing.
Day 3 – 2nd day of Bystraya river rafting and fishing.
Day 4 – 3rd day of Bystraya river rafting and fishing.
Day 5 – Ascending the Mutnovsky volcano and visiting “Opasniy” canyon.
Day 6 – Ascending the Goreliy “Burnt” volcano.
Day 7 – The boat trip to the Russia bay and sea-lions rookery.
Day 8 – Departure.
Landing at the Yelizovo airport. The guide-interpreter meets tourists with a plate of “Red Rivers.” Baggage claim takes about 20-30 minutes. Boarding the bus.
Lunch at a restaurant.
Transfer to the hotel located in the hot springs area or in the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy city. The road takes about 30-40 minutes. Check in at the hotel, rest, acclimatization. Dinner.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
THE 1ST DAY OF THE BYSTRAYA RIVER RAFTING AND FISHING
Departing from the hotel to the Bystraya River (about 150 km, 2 hours).
On the way, there will be a short stop and rest in the Sokochi settlement, which is famous for its delicious cakes.
Arriving to the river, lunch (fish soup). Preparation for rafting.
The Bystraya River (Malkynskaya) is the right stream tributary of the Bolshaya River; it is an ordinary mountain river. It has three easy rapids, flows among picturesque forests and mountains and among small islands in the lower course of river. It is possible to see chinook salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, char, grayling, and rainbow trout coming to spawn in the river. The Bystraya River is the perfect place for fishing both for amateurs and for professionals.
Stop in the evening, setting up the camp. Dinner.
Overnight in tents.
THE 2ND DAY OF THE BYSTRAYA RIVER RAFTING AND FISHING
Breakfast. Packing the camp and continuation of rafting.
Beautiful landscape, not difficult rapids, lunch and fishing.
Dinner at the campfire. Overnight stay in tents.
THE 3RD DAY OF THE BYSTRAYA RIVER RAFTING AND FISHING
Breakfast. Packing the camp and continuation of the rafting.
During the rafting, you will have a chance to enjoy a unique, untouched world of the peninsula, and relax, allowing the river to carry you downstream.
Lunch on the riverbank, packing the equipment and boarding the car. Visiting Malki hot springs.
Return to the hotel. Free time.
Overnight in the hotel.
ASCENDING THE MUTNOVSKY VOLCANO. THE “OPASNIY” CANYON
Breakfast. Transfer to the Mutnovsky volcano.
The Mutnovsky Volcano – is one of the most active volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula. As the volcano shape is unusual, anyone can make a climb to the crater and see all of its activities with their own eyes.
The crater of a volcano is of particular interest. These are mud volcanoes, acid pools, hissing fumaroles, surrounded by bright yellow collars of sulfur crystals, hot boiling mud caldrons, boiling lakes and small geysers. Fantastic volcanic landscape impresses everyone who climbs volcanoes.
Arrival to the foot of the volcano, setting up the camp. Having snack (tea, coffee, sandwiches, sweets), preparation for the ascending, checking equipment. Start ascending. The Mutnovsky volcano impresses by the track that is going through the crack inside the volcano. The ascent takes about 3-4 hours.
If there is enough time after the ascending, the group have a walk to the “Opasniy” (Dangerous) canyon. The canyon name truly describes the place. The river flowing down from the volcano slope and falls from the 100-meter height into the deep chasm, forming a waterfall and canyon walls are so steep that it seems they could fall down at any moment.
Return to the camp, dinner. Free time.
Overnight in tents.
ASCENDING THE GORELIY (BURNT) VOLCANO
Breakfast and preparation for the Goreliy volcano ascending.
At the first sight, it is difficult to distinguish the active Goreliy volcano from the mountain massif, but it is considered to be a unique collection of various craters located on the top of the volcano. Each crater on the volcano top has its own characteristics, and together they create a unique ensemble.
The final of the climb is the largest and most beautiful volcano crater filled with extraordinary beautiful turquoise acid lake.
Once it was a shield volcano with a diameter of about 30 km of the foot. The central part of it fell down forming huge caldera and after that eruptions occurred in a few craters appearing on its bottom. Remains of an old volcano caldera surrounded by a low ridge.
It is not difficult to ascent the volcano; the track passes through old lava flows and slag fields. There it is possible to see kekurniki – frozen lava outcrops of different shapes. The ascending takes 6-7 hours (approximately 900 m height difference). During the ascending, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the Mutnovsky and Vilyuchinsky volcanos, and from the top, (if the weather permits) you can see the “home” volcanoes and the Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city.
Descending and going back to the car, dinner. Packing equipment and going to the PKC.
Checking in the hotel. Having rest and free time.
Overnight stay at the hotel.
RUSSIAN BAY SEA CRUISE OBSERVING THE SEA LIONS ROOKERY (9-10 HOURS)
Breakfast. Transfer to the harbor.
Boarding the boat. Safety briefing.
In order to catch the sleeping beauty and tranquility of the ocean with its numerous marine animals, we leave the port early in the morning. On the way to the Russian bay you can observe whales and the families of «domestic» killer whales, cutting the bay waters with their black triangular fins. As we move further towards the bay, you will discover lazy sea otters lying in the sun near the La Perouse stones. Finally, there is a famous sea lions rookery situated at the entrance to the Russian bay (Cape Kekurnyi) and containing about a hundred of animals. Huge males (beach masters) are surrounded by their harem of numerous females. Apart from sea lions the shores are inhabited by various bird colonies: cormorants, puffins, auklets, ducks and gulls swirling in the air and swooping into water for fish.
During our stop in a quiet bay every tour participant will be able to practice fishing and understand why this region is so famous among fishermen. Here one can catch flounder, perch, saffron cod, mackerel, halibut, cod, sculpin etc. A delicious lunch will be prepared for you by our professional cook: traditional fish soup «ukha», some snacks and, of course, exceptional seafood caught by a diver including sea-urchin roe and crab.
On the way back to the port our boat will pass by Starichkov island, famous for its bird colonies and you will also get to see a nest of a Steller’s sea eagle which is a wonder of the Far East.
Floating back to the harbor. Transfer to the hotel.
Dinner. Overnight in the hotel.
Before going to the airport you may visit the fish market and souvenir shop.
Transfer to the Airport.
Tour price includes:
Accommodation in “twin” room, BB;
3 meals a day;
Transportation service according to the program;
English speaking guide services;
Mountain guide services;
Services of an experience cook;
Use of group tourist gear and inventory;
Tour price doesn’t include:
Any additional excursions.
Recommended personal gear:
Hooded jacket/wind jacket;
Set of warm clothing (sweater or fleece jacket, pants, socks, hat or beanie, gloves);
Cap/hat for sun protection;
Personal hygiene accessories;
Swimming gear (e.g shorts, togs, swimming suit etc.);
Anti-mosquito cream and/or spray;
Personal medical kit;
The company provides a sleeping bag, tourist mat, head torch and trekking sticks.
*The tour program is subject to change depending on the weather conditions, overall group abilities and other external factors. Any decisions in regards to change are made by the tour guide.
WISHING YOU MANY NEW DISCOVERIES AND A PLEASANT HOLIDAY
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