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Around Kamchatka in comfort

(10 days / 9 nights)

Around Kamchatka in comfort

(10 days / 9 nights)


This program is not so extreme, that is why it is so appropriate for people in age and those who loves the quiet and relaxed vacation combined with comfort.



You will be able to observe nature. Forward to unforgettable travel!

Travel season:
june - september
Duration:
12 days / 11 nights
Group size:
6 - 10 persons
Tour price:
from 2650 USD
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Tour program:


1 day– Arrival.
2 day – The helicopter trip to the Valley of Geysers and the volcanic Uzon caldera with a stopover at the Nalichevo valley.
3 day – The Vilyuchinskiy pass. 30-meters waterfall hiking.
4 day – The Bystraya river rafting and fishing with visiting the Malkinskie hot springs.
5 day – Sea cruise to Starichkov Island.
6 day – Avacha volcano or Mount Camel climbing.
7 day – The guided tour to Vachkazhets waterfalls.
8 day – The ethnic program in the Kamchatka sled dog kennel "Snow Dogs" with visiting the "Ozerki" hot springs.
9 day – City tour around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.

10 day – Departure.

Tour program:

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 at the hotel.
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DAY 1. ARRIVAL AND ACCLIMATIZATION.
Breakfast and transfer to the heliport.
During a trip to the Valley of Geysers, it is possible to see the Karymskiy Volcano (active) and the Maliy (Small) Semyachik Volcano (active) with its impressive acid lake crater of turquoise color. Flight time will take approximately 45 minutes.
Walking sightseeing tour in the Valley of Geysers takes about an hour. Every guest of Kamchatka wants to visit the pride of the Kronotskiy Natural reserve – the world-famous Valley of Geysers. This hard-to-reach place – is located 180 kilometers northeast of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, and there are reservation conditions on its territory. The ecosystem of the Valley is unique for Russia and highly fragile to external influences. The Valley of Geysers is full of wildly eddying columns of vapour, light smell of sulfur and sparkling rain of colored drops. You can see a great number of different gushing, boiling springs – these are geysers stretching for about 5 km along the Geysernaya River.
A flight to the Uzon caldera. The excursion is for 1 hour.
After all, the flight to the Nalychevo valley for a short rest and bathing in the hot springs. Lunch.
The way back to the heliport and transfer to the hotel. Having rest. Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2. HELICOPTER TRIP TO THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS AND THE VOLCANIC UZON CALDERA WITH A STOP AT THE NALICHEVO VALLEY (6 HOURS)
NOTE
*The helicopter tour to the Geyser valley will only take place in favorable weather conditions.
Breakfast. Boarding the bus and the beginning of the city tour.
During 3 hours you will be able to visit the main places of interest: city center, historical and cultural monuments, fish market. The guide will tell you about the most interesting facts of the city history, its first settlers, their culture, traditions and customs.
Lunch at the city restaurant.
After lunch, transfer to the Khalaktyrskiy beach – a favorite place to have rest among citizens and visitors of the peninsula. Here you will be able to feel the power of the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the sound of waves rolling on the black sandy beach.
After the city-tour return to the hotel, dinner, and rest.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3. CITY TOUR AROUND PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY
Breakfast.
Going towards the Vilyuchinsky pass is about 3-4 hours. On the pass, you will enjoy an amazing view of the Paratunka river valley and Vilyuchinskiy, Mutnovskiy and Goreliy volcanoes. In a good weather, it is possible to observe the southern group of volcanoes from the pass. The top of Vilyuchinskiy Volcano covered with snow and glaciers almost all the summer; that is why some people poetically call it "The white pearl of Kamchatka".
On the Pass, you will notice a great number of flowers – some kinds of the alpine flora, blossoming period of one flower changing on others that is why it seems to be spring all the time on the pass.
The lunch and preparation for hiking to the waterfall. There is a roaring 30-meter waterfall on one of the slopes of Vilyuchinsky Volcano. It appeared as a result of glaciers melting and the waterfall is especially beautiful and powerful in the middle of summer in the period of active snow melting. From a great height huge mass of water makes its way through the snowfield and flows down to the valley. The walk to the waterfall takes about 3-4 hours.
Return to the car, having snack.
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 4. THE VILYUCHINSKIY PASS. 30-METERS WATERFALL HIKING
Breakfast.
Departing from the hotel to the Bystraya River (about 150 km, 2 hours). On the way, there will be a shortstop and rest in the Sokochi settlement, which is famous for its delicious cakes.
Arriving at 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. The river has three easy rapids, flows among picturesque forests and mountains, and among small islands in the lower course of the 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.
During the rafting, you will have a chance to enjoy a unique and untouched world of the peninsula and relax, allowing the river to carry you downstream.
This tour is appropriate for any tourist including children from 9-10 years. 16 ft. rafts, which are used for rafting all around the world, and our experienced guides, are guaranteed your safety and comfort.
As you are on the final leg of the rafting tour, you are going to visit the wild Malkinskie Hot springs. The rest and bathing in natural hot springs will help to refresh you and make you feel better. Here you can find several natural pools filled with thermal water of different "heat" and choose the one that suits you best.
Return to the hotel. Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5. THE BYSTRAYA RIVER RAFTING AND FISHING WITH VISITING THE MALKINSKIE HOT SPRINGS
Breakfast and going from the hotel towards the base camp at the Avacha volcano foot.
The base camp is located at the altitude of 850 meters above sea level; you may have some hot tea, coffee and sandwiches there if you wish.
The Avacha volcano or Avachinskaya Sopka as native people of Kamchatka called it, is an active and complex, double stratovolcano. Once in ancient times the Avacha volcano was much higher than the current size. Moreover, in the result of powerful explosion in the past, it was destroyed almost in a half size. On the place of the destroyed cone, a new acting one appeared which has a smooth and beautiful shape. At the foot of the Avacha volcano, you may see remains of an ancient volcanic cone. The height of the volcano is 2 741 meters above sea level. The ascent takes about 5 hours.
Nowadays there are active fumaroles at the top and the surface of the volcano on the summit is always warm. From the top, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Vilyuchinskiy and Mutnovskiy volcanoes; on the west, there is a gorgeous cone of Koryakskiy volcano; from the north – the Nalychevo river valley and Zhupanovskiy and Dzendzur volcanoes.
For tourists who don't want to climb the volcano we offer a hiking trip to Camel mount.
The "Camel" extrusion (or two-humped mountain) is located 25 kilometers from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky between the Avacha and Koryakskiy volcanoes. It is a small mountain range (altitude 500 m.) with two sharp peaks resembling the humps on a camel's back. During this walk, you will be able to admire the alpine flora, enjoy the panorama of "home" volcanoes and observe the life of the inhabitants of these places – Bering gophers – ground squirrels.
After the walk, you'll be back to the base camp. Dinner.
Packing the camp and transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 6.
AVACHA VOLCANO OR MOUNT CAMEL CLIMBING

Breakfast. Transfer to the pier of small boats.

Boarding, safety briefing, and cruise start. In order to catch the still sleeping nature of the ocean with its numerous marine animals, going out to sea is carried out early in the morning.


Proceeding to Russkaya Bay past the rocks "Three Brothers", "Devil's Finger", the Zavoyko Peninsula, etc. Watching marine mammals* and bird colonies along the way of the boat.

After arriving in Russkaya Bay, you will have time to watch the sea lions rookery.

Dinner.


During a stop in a quiet bay, every guest of the boat who wants to go fishing will be able to understand why fishing in the area is so famous. Russian: here they catch flounder, perch, navaga, lenok, halibut, cod, goby. Onboard the boat, tourists are offered a delicious lunch of fresh fish soup and snacks.

On the way back, the boat passes by the natural monument of Starichkov Island, famous for its bird colonies.



18.00 Возвращение в порт. Окончание прогулки.
DAY 7. BOAT TRIP TO THE RUSSIAN BAY (6 HOURS)
Breakfast and departure to the Vachkazhets Mountain range.
The ancient Vachkazhets Volcano was a single volcano, but after a powerful eruption, three separated volcanic parts appeared – Letnyaya Poperechnaya Mountain (1 417m), Vachkazhtsy Mountain (1 500 meters), and Vachkazhets itself. In the area of Letnyaya Poperechnaya Mountain, there are two big volcanic cirques that can be the remains of the big volcanic crater.
There is a picturesque Tahkaloch Lake at the foot of the mountains; its water seems to be completely crystal in the good weather. Vachkazhets surrounding mountains area is a unique example of altitudinal zones, where you can find a mixed forest with the stone birches and high grass at the foot, then it gradually changes into alder and cedar trees, and real alpine meadows spread on the top.
The walk to the waterfalls takes about 3 hours and it is not very exhausting. Having lunch.
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner.
Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 8. THE GUIDED TOUR TO VACHKAZHETS WATERFALLS
Breakfast.
Departure from the hotel to the sled dogs kennel "Snow Dogs". There you can get to know about the natives of Kamchatka, their culture, traditions and lifestyle. During the excursion, you will be able to see and take part in traditional dances and games, to take photos in their national clothes, to be acquainted with the inhabitants of the kennel: sled dogs, prizewinners and winners of the dog sledding race and reindeer that you will be able to feed.
Having lunch when the excursion is over. You will try Russian and native's traditional cuisine, such as Ukha (fish soup) or Shurpa (vegetable soup with deer meat), tea from growing wild herbs and cakes.
After visiting the kennel – you will go to "Zelenovskie" hot springs, the place where you can relax in the hot radon baths famous for their healing qualities. There is a cold natural lake next to the baths and the brave one can try to bathe in the lake cold water and then in hot springs.
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner.
Overnight in the hotel.
DAY 9. THE ETHNIC PROGRAM IN THE KAMCHATKA SLED DOG KENNEL "SNOW DOGS"
WITH VISITING THE "OZERKI" HOT SPRINGS.
Breakfast.
Before going to the airport you may visit the fish market and souvenir shop.
Transfer to the Airport.
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DAY 10. DEPARTURE

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