ITINERARY

6 days / 5 nights

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (PKC) – the foot of Avachinsky volcano (Camel Rock) – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – The Valley of Geysers (on your wish) – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Avacha Bay & Starichkov island – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Gorely volcano – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Experiences: 1

Ages: 0 – 75+

Starting Point: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Ending Point: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Introduction

This easy tour is appropriate for travelers having various physical fitness. All nights you spend at a hotel. The route doesn’t include any hard ascents. After getting acquainted with the historical part of the town you will get to the “ID-card of Kamchatka” – the foot of Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes where you climb a volcanic extrusion “The Camel”. The most impressive part of the tour is the helicopter excursion to the world-famous Valley of Geysers and Uzon caldera! The sea cruise around the Avacha Bay and to the natural monument Starichkov Island will for sure leave indelible impressions of Kamchatka in your hearts! On your arrival at town you will get acquainted with the way of living and culture of the indigenous people of Kamchatka. The next part of the tour is no less amazing ascent to the volcano Gorely. You will walk around its craters and admire the scenery with acid lakes.

DAY

Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel (the route with the view of the volcanic group) and check-in. Lunch. City-tour around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (drive to the viewing point and some historical sites of the town). The city, founded by Danish navigator Vitus Bering in 1740, has always been a strategic port in the Far East of Russia. Many round-the-world expeditions of the XVIII – XIX centuries visited Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with the refreshment purposes. During the 1854–1855 Crimean War the city was put under siege by the Anglo-French forces but never fell. After returning to the hotel meeting with the guide to discuss the program in detail. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer by all-terrain bus to the foot of Avachinsky volcano to the altitude of 860 m asl. Part of the route is through the bed of a dry river. The drive to the distance of 45 km takes 2 – 2,5 hours depending on the road conditions. A 3 – 4 hours' walking excursion to the mountain Camel (1200 m asl.). Return to the camp. Lunch. The natural monument – ``Mountain Verblyud`` (Camel) located on the mountain pass between the volcanoes Avachinsky and Koryaksky – is a small rocky massif with two sharp peaks. The mountain was formed during the eruptions of both volcanoes. As a result of earth crust movement and activity of the volcanoes incandescent lava flowed that later became the mount Verblyud. Transfer back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer to the heliport. Transfer to the helipad. Flight to the Valley of Geysers. On the way you’ll see two active volcanoes: Karymskiy and Maliy Semyachik. Landing in the Valley of Geysers. During the excursion you will see the eruption of the Bolshoy (“Big”) geyser, observe different thermal platforms of hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots. The route is equipped with wooden broad walks and is available for people of any physical training. Helicopter flight into the caldera of Uzon volcano. Trekking excursion around the Eastern thermal ground to observe moon landscapes and volcanic activity. Flight to the nature park Nalychevo to bathe in natural thermal springs. Lunch in the park. Flight back to the heliport. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel. An optional program may be organized for additional fee.

Breakfast. Transfer to the sea quay in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Cruise along the bay Avachinskaya to a natural preserve – the island Starichkov. Lunch on board. The way to the island Starichkov goes along the Avacha bay passing the so called ID-card of Kamchatka the rocks ``Three Brothers`` and lava rock ``Devil's finger``. You will see the rookeries of the sea mammals and bird colonies. On the way back we make a stop to catch some sea fish in the Tikhaya bay. Return to the town. Transfer to the sled-dog kennel of a community of the indigenous people of Kamchatka. Getting acquainted with the way of living, religious beliefs and traditions of the local population of the peninsula. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Breakfast. Transfer by all-terrain bus to the caldera of Gorely volcano. The route goes south gaining height along the valley of the river Paratunka. As we go up the road we stop to make photos and video at the height of 1100 m at Vilyuchinsky pass. There you will get a formidable view of the valley of the river Paratunka and the volcanoes Gorely and Mutnovsky. Then we go south along a volcanic plateau. Ascent to the crater and to the volcano summit (1829 m a.s.l.). Lunch at the top of the volcano. Walk around the craters. By favorable weather you will see more than 15 volcanoes around. Descent back to the bus. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Breakfast. Visit to the local fish market and a gift shop. Transfer to the airport.

What's included

  • Accommodation

    Hotels and tourist complex according to the itinerary

  • Meals

    Meals at the hotel and en route according to the program

  • Transport

    Transport services according to the program

  • Excursions

    Interesting sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides
    Entrances fees

  • Visa

    Visa support service (invitation)
    All permits and licenses

  • Support

    Emergency line support during the trip

  • Other

    All taxes and fees
    FSB coordination

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight

    International and domestic flights

  • Meals

    Other meals what not include in the program

  • Drinks

    All beverages not included in the program

  • Insurance

    Your insurance

  • Transport

    Additional transport what not include in the program

  • Optional Excursions

    Optional tours and services

  • Other

    All personal expenses

AVAILABILITY

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  • start: Saturday 07/20/2019
    end: Thursday 07/25/2019
    status: seats left 10
    price: € 1245
  • start: Sunday 08/04/2019
    end: Friday 08/09/2019
    status: seats left 10
    price: € 1245
  • start: Sunday 08/18/2019
    end: Friday 08/23/2019
    status: seats left 10
    price: € 1245

Optional Costs

180 EURO supplement for accommodation SNGL

Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers 44.000 Rub. Helicopter excursion to the Kuril Lake 42.000 Rub.

Equipment to take with:

• backpack for your personal staff;

• comfortable trekking shoes / trekking boots with high tops;

• gaiters;

• light shoes to change;

• warm hat;

• gloves;

• windproof (fleece) jacket;

• waterproof jacket or raincoat;

• trekking poles (if necessary);

• sunglasses, sunburnt treatment cream;

• personal hygiene products, towel;

• bathing suit;

• mosquito spray;

• individual medical kit;

• head torch.

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