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International tour:
France. Russia. Kamchatka

(14 days / 13 nights)

International tour:
France. Russia. Kamchatka

(14 days / 13 nights)

Do you like outdoor activities? Also, do not miss the opportunity to meet interesting people while traveling? We invite you to a 14-day tour with climbing interesting volcanoes and making new acquaintances!


As you know, Kamchatka is a land of volcanoes, there are more than 300 giants, about 30 of which are active.

In our tour you can climb 4 completely different active volcanoes! You will travel from the endless slag fields and lava caves of the volcano. Tolbachik to the volcanoes Gorely, famous for its crater lake, and Mutnovsky, in the active funnel of which there are sulfur collars and fumaroles, and end the program enjoying breathtaking views from the top of Avachinsky volcano.


However, the highlight of this tour is our foreign guests, with whom you will take the entire route from start to finish! Get to know their culture, make a lot of acquaintances, and also practice their language!


After all, travel is not only interesting places, but also interesting acquaintances!


Pack your bags and on the road, an unforgettable journey begins right now!

Travel season:
26 July - 8 August
Duration:
14 days / 13 nights
Group size:
14 persons
Tour price:
from 2 300 USD
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Initiary:

  1. Arrival
  2. Departure from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy to Tolbachik volcano.
  3. Tolbachik volcano climbing.
  4. Cones of The Northern break, «Dead forest».
  5. Transfer to Esso settlement
  6. Transfer to "Legends of the North"
  7. Bystraya river rafting and fishing
  8. Mutnovskiy volcano ascending. Trekking to the Opasnyy Canyon and Spokoynyy waterfall
  9. Goreliy volcano ascending
  10. The helicopter tour to the Geyser valley
  11. Avachinskiy volcano ascending
  12. Sea cruise to Starichkov Island
  13. Day off
  14. Departure

Tour program:

DAY 1. ARRIVAL

Transfer from the airport to the recreation center "Legends of the North" . Rest, have lanch, free time.

Prepearing for the trip "Tolbachik volcano" .

Dinner and overnight.
*recreation center "Legends of the North" on the Bysraya river bank

The base is located 160 km from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

On the territory of the base: a large cozy dining room with a capacity of 25 people, an observation deck overlooking the river, as well as a cozy place for making a fire and evening gatherings. The camp is equipped with a generator to provide electricity.


At the base, guests are provided with *:


  1. 2 houses with the possibility of accommodating 4 and 5 people;
  2. a dining house where guests of the base have brecfast, lanch and dinner;
  3. showers with hot water;
  4. bathhouse.

* use of the listed services is included in the tour price.



DAY 2. DEPARTURE FROM PETROPAVLOVSK-KAMCHATSKIY TO TOLBACHIK VOLCANO


Breakfast. Departing Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy towards the base of Tolbachik volcano. Lunch in Milkovo settlement. Dinner and overnight stay in tents at the base camp located under the "Claw" cone of Tolbachik volcano.

DAY 3. TOLBACHIK VOLCANO CLIMBING
Breakfast.

Prepare for climbing, leaving the camp.

Looking at the top of Ploskiy (Flat) and Ostry (Sharp) Tolbachik volcanoes it is hard to believe that Flat Tolbachik is an active one. There are two volcanic calderas at the top of the volcano. The top looks like it was cut down, that is why the volcano got this name. The first caldera was formed during the powerful eruption about 6500 years ago, its diameter is about 3 kilometers. There is a new caldera inside the old one; the depth is about 400 m. and the diameter is 1.8 km. This new caldera appeared in the result of BFTE in 1975-76.
Flat Tolbachik's height is 3140 m. The ascent takes about 9-11 hours. You'll have a snack at the top and there will be enough time to have rest after ascending.

Return to the camp. Dinner.
Overnight in tents.
DAY 4. CONES OF THE NORTHERN BREAK AND HIKING THROUGH THE "DEAD FOREST"

Breakfast.

Start for the cones of the Northern break, formed as the result of BFTE (lasted more than a year from July 6, 1975, to December 10, 1976). The result of that eruption was the appearance of new cones up to 300 m., and the lava streams covered the area of 40 sq.km.

After a hike around the cones of the Northern break, you will have lunch. Going by bus-truck to the Star cone and you'll have a walk along the "dead forest". During BFTE, clouds of hot ash covered the nearby forest destroying all alive.

If you are not tired from the hike, we will offer a trip to the nearest cone with amazing views: on the left side you will be able to see the green stripe of forest and on the right a huge part of the burnt forest that appeared in the result of the eruption.

Return to the camp. Dinner.
Overnight in tents.
DAY 5. TRANSFER TO ESSO SETTLEMENT
Breakfast. Transfer to Esso Settlement. Hotel check-on, lunch. Rest. Swimming in hot springs. Sauna. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 6. RETURNING
Breakfast. Visiting the ethnographic museum. Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Lunch in Milkovo settlement. Transfer to the recreation center "Legends of the North". Dinner and overnight.

DAY 7. BYSTRAYA RIVER RAFTING AND FISHING

Breakfast.
Preparation for rafting.

Bystraya River is located in the central part of the Kamchatka peninsula and is the 2nd largest by distance. The width of the river varies from 40 to 80 meters. Speed is 1 meter per second on flats and up to 4 meters per second going through rapids. Water temperature is 5-8˚С. Generally June is when the river is at its highest point as a result of melting mountain snow. During this time the river is transformed: the rapids change, new streams are formed along with minor logjams from uprooted trees.

Lunch on the river bank.Fishing.
Returning to the ethnic center. Free time.
Dinner.
Overnight in the hut in the center.

DAY 8. MUTNOVSKIY VOLCANO ASCENDING


Breakfast. Departing towards the Mutnovskiy volcano. Climbing into the Mutnovskiy volcano crater (6km, 3 hours). Exploring the crater, crater lake, fumaroles, sulphur deposits, hot water and mud cauldrons. Lunch (lunch boxes). Returning to the base camp. Dinner. Transfer to the base of Gorelyi volcano. Overnight stay at the base camp near Gorelyi volcano.

DAY 9. GORELIY VOLCANO ASCENDING

Breakfast. Departing towards Gorelyi volcano (3 hours). Walking up to the volcano crater (3 hours). Exploring the crater, fumaroles, crater lake. Snack (lunch boxes). Returning to base camp. Dinner. Overnight stay in tents.

DAY 10.THE HELICOPTER TRIP TO THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS AND THE VOLCANIC UZON CALDERA WITH A STOP AT THE NALICHEVO VALLEY (6 HOURS)

(optional)
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.

NOTE
The helicopter tour to the Geyser valley will only take place in favourable weather conditions.
DAY 11. AVACHINSKIY VOLCANO ASCENDING

Breakfast. Climbing the Avachinskiy volcano. Lunch at 2000m altitude (lunchboxes). The ascend takes 8-9 hours. Returning to the base camp. Dinner. Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 12. AVACHA BAY CRUISE

Breakfast. Avacha bay cruise, with an outing into the Pacific Ocean, towards Starichkov island. Fishing, fish soup. Tasting of fresh crab and sea urchin caviar. Lunch on the boat. Viewing the "Three brothers" rocks. Opportunity to witness seals, killer whales, whales and bird colonies. Returning to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 13.DAY OFF


This is where the active part of the program ends, and you can choose additional excursions from our catalog or ask our manager.
DAY 14. DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Visiting the souvenir/gift shops and the local markets. Transfer to the airport.
The price includes:
  • Visa support;
  • Full board (all meals);
  • Transport services;
  • Guides services on the routes;
  • English-speaking interpreter services on the routes;
  • Cooks services on the route;
  • Use of group tourist equipment (tents, mats, sleeping bags and so on,)
  • Accident insurance.
The price DOES NOT include:
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • Any additional tours above the program
Necessary equipment:
  • Backpack (60-80 litres);
  • Trekking shoes;
  • Water- and windproof clothes;
  • A set of warm clothes (sweater, warm trousers, socks, hat, gloves);
  • Head protection from the sun;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Accessories for personal hygiene;
  • Towel;
  • Insect repellent / spray;
  • Sunscreen;
  • Photo and video equipment.
Additional Information::
The route or the route schedule may be changed according to the weather conditions, the training level of the group, other external factors. The guide may decide to change the route on the place.

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