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ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA
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ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA

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Day 1 Arrival to Kamchatka
Meeting at the airport Yelizovo. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation. Rest, acclimatization. Meeting with a company representative, discussing the details of the tour.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2 Boat trip. Trip to the Mutnovsky, Gorely (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Trip to the seaport. Excursion by boat on Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean (5-6 hours). The route of the voyage passing by the Quiet Bay, the island Babushkin Kamen, Cape Stanitskogo, stones "Three brothers"  and rocks at the Cape Average. The aim of the trip is a unique island Starichkov, which takes its name from the birds to the elderly. "Starichkov island" is declared a natural monument for the preservation of the rookeries and create good possibilities for nesting and breeding birds.  Exciting sea fishing, fish soup, tasting of freshly caught seafood. Return to the port.Transfer to the Mutnovsky, Gorely (100 km). Setting up the camp. Dinner. Overnight in tents.


Day 3 Ascent of the Mutnovsky volcano (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Instruction. Ascent of the crater of Mutnovsky volcano.
Mutnovsky volcano is a natural monument, which is located partially on the territory of South-Kamchatka nature Park, made in 1996 in the UNESCO world natural and cultural heritage in the nomination "Volcanoes of Kamchatka". The volcano consists of 4 fused, successively formed cones of stratovolcanoes. The heart of the volcano, the so called Active Crater is the biggest crater of all volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula, where there is active fumarole activity. The unusual route is that it passes over the fracture inside the volcano itself! The trail leads into the crater, where You'll get a stunning picture. The beauty and uniqueness of this place is not inferior to the famous Valley of Geysers!
Excursion to the fumarole fields, mud pots and "active funnel". Snack. Returning to the foot, observation of the powerful 80-foot waterfall in a ravine Threat.
Transfer to Paratunka settlement. Accommodation at the hotel.


Day 4 Ascent of the Gorely volcano 
(breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Instruction. Ascent of the Gorely volcano (1829 m, the ascent takes about 3-5 hours).
Gorely volcano is located 75 km southwest of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and unlikely to attract someone's attention, but not for nothing that "the modest gentleman" is a monument of nature. He has a "collection" of craters, each of which has its own characteristics and they all create a unique ensemble.
Return to the camp. Dinner. Overnight in tents.


Day 5 Free day. Optional excursions (breakfast)
Breakfast. Optional tours: Helicopter tour to the Kurilskoye lake (7 hours). Brown bear and spawning salmon watching. On the way back – landing in the Caldera of Ksudach volcano and the Khodutka hot springs (lunch, swimming). Helicopter excursion Valley Of Geysers and the Caldera of Uzon volcano (6-7 hours) with the current flyby Karymsky volcano crater and Maly Semyachik. Hiking to the geysers and mud pots. On the way back – landing in the Nalychevo valley – lunch and bathing in hot springs. Diving. Dives for certified divers to 40 metres, for beginners with an instructor – up to 4 meters. Given all required equipment is pre-briefing. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 6 Ethnographic excursion to the national camp. Sightseeing tour of the city (breakfast, lunch)
A trip to the community of indigenous peoples of Kamchatka, an entertainment program with the participation of a folk ensemble, a cynological tour of the kennel of sled dogs. Watching salmon spawning. Lunch with Kamchatka folk flavor and delicacies.
City tour: Central Square, promenade, observation deck, the historic city center. Museum of Volcanoes in Kamchatka "Volcanarium".
Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 7 Departure (Breakfast)
Breakfast. Check out from the hotel until 12 o’clock.
Visiting fish market and souvenir stores. Transfer to the airport.

Overview

Route: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky → Boat trip → Mutnovsky volcano → Gorely volcano → Paratunka village → Kurilskoye lake / Valley of Geysers (for extra charge) → Ethnographic village + sightseeing tour → Paratunka village

Number of days: 7 days / 6 nights

Group: min. 2 pers.

Level of difficulty: medium

Comfort level: medium

Accommodation: 4 nights in hotel / recreation center, 2 nights in tents

Accommodation: Standard accommodation in hotels of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and/or hotels of a resort zone Paratunka p. (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).

Double rooms with private facilities, Breakfast in the hotel.

In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel "Petropavlovsk", "Geyser", etc. In p. Paratunka – "Flamingo", "Belkamtur", "Merlin", "Antarius", etc. Certain location is determined by the tour operator, depending on the placement of the other tourists in the group and availability at the hotels.

TOURISTS can be given the location of his choice, subject to availability, with the recalculation of the tour price. Your wishes should be specified in the request at time of booking. If you choose a non-standard accommodation, the tour operator may charge a Supplement for individual transfer from/to the airport.

Single tourists booked with a single supplement at the hotel.

Attention! Some hotels may take a deposit for the room. The deposit left by the TOURIST. It is returned upon departure.

At arrival/departure earlier or later tour dates may incur a surcharge for private transfer from/to the airport.

The resort area "Paratunka" is located 50 km from the cities Petropavlovsk and Yelizovo. The regular bus service runs between these points throughout the day. All hotels in Paratunka have hot thermal pools under the open sky, with healing properties. Nearby there are grocery stores and cafes.

Placement under Avacha volcano in base camp. Heated cabins with 2-4-bed rooms, shelves and sleeping bags.

Accommodation on active part of the route – in a tent camp. There are 2 local tent Tramp Lair 2, Lair 3 (3-seater), floor mats-foam (mats). We recommend you to take your own sleeping bag as the personal items. Sleeping bags for hire: Alexika, Rock Empire, Campus.

The number of tourists to the national group: We ensure that the booked tour will be held, even if the group consist of one person.

Standard group of 10-12 people.

Boat trip on Avachinskaya Bay (marine boat) performed in the group of 12 to 20 people.

Helicopter (optional) tour – groups up to 24 people. 

Volcanoes: Gorely Volcano (1829 m) – Yuzhno-Kamchatsky nature Park; the Mutnovsky Volcano (2323 m) – Yuzhno-Kamchatsky nature Park.

Excursions: boat trip on Avachinskaya Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean, you will see bird rookeries and enjoy freshly caught seafood. A fascinating ethnographic excursion to the community of indigenous peoples of Kamchatka with the national concert and canine tour of the kennel of sled dogs. Sightseeing tour of the main city of the Peninsula. Visit visit-center "Museum of volcanoes on the Kamchatka Peninsula, "Vulcanian", where you can learn a lot about volcanoes. After the city tour you will walk along the "black beach" on the coast of the Pacific Ocean.

Free time: Day of arrival; Day 6 – optional excursions.

You will have the opportunity to fly by helicopter to the famous valley of the Geysers or Kuril lake is the largest spawning ground for salmon-sockeye salmon where the largest population of Brown bear (up to 400 individuals!). If that's not enough, you can take a few extra days and we will arrange for you an additional amazing tour.

The program is suitable for tourists of any age, special physical training is required.

Schedule

Tour dates 2020: sold

Tour dates 2021: in issue




Fees

The cost of the tour per person in ½ DBL , USD:

½DBL – 1`174
SGL – 1`356
*The cost of the tour may change before booking without prior notice.
*The tour operator reserves the right to substitute hotels for other relevant category. The order of the excursions can be changed.  
*Guide services and hotels are confirmed at time of booking.

Payment schedule: 30% – for booking, 70% – 30 days befor to arrival.

You can pay:
- by bank transfer in dollars or euros
- by credit/debit card on-line on our website

Fees include

The price includes

- accommodation at the hotel of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and/or p. Paratunka (double occupancy, Breakfast);

- Russian guide (English/Spanish – 90 USD per day)

- meals according to the the program;

- excursions according to the program;

- transfers according to the program;

- rent of group equipment and inventory;

- equipment (tents, mats, rubber boots, kitchen equipment, crockery, fishing tackle, etc.);

- medical transportation insurance (for active recreation);

- necessary permissions for visiting of especially protected natural territories.

Fees exclude

Additional payment

- tickets to Kamchatka and back;

- English/Spanish – 90 USD per day.

- optional tours at free day;

- additional accommodation (before and after the trip);

- other additional services;

- personal expenses, alcoholic drinks.

Travel tips

Necessary personal equipment for this tour:

- comfortable backpack for personal items;

- comfortable Hiking clothes;

- Hiking boots with solid tread and impregnation of the wet;

- trekking poles;

- sneakers;

- warm waterproof jacket with hood;

- warm waterproof trousers;

- warm sweater;

- wool socks;

- warm gloves;

- warm hat;

- bath and bathing accessories;

- individual first aid kit;

- sunglasses;

- sunscreen;

- cream against mosquitoes and gnats;

- photo and video camera;

- copies of all documents in a sealed package.

Clothing and equipment: Tourists should pay attention to the preparation of personal gear (clothes and shoes), as large parts of the routes climbing to the craters of volcanoes, mountain passes and volcanic plateau during summer can survive the snow and, in the case of prolonged inclement weather, air temperature at altitudes above 1000 m can be reduced.
Tourists carry and are responsible for personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag) yourself.
Tourists help, to the best of their physical capabilities, staff with the installation and Assembly of the camp.
Tourists are not involved in cooking.

 

Map

Additional services

HELICOPTER TOUR TO THE KURILSKIY LAKE

1.Transfer from hotel to airport
2. Flight to Kuril Lake (1 hour 10 min.).
3. Excursion around the Kurilskoye Lake, visiting the barrier building of the scientific station TINRO. Monitoring spawning of salmon and bears (1 hour 30 min.).
4. Hop to the caldera of the Ksudach volcano (20 min.). Excursion to the caldera of the Ksudach volcano, inspection of the surroundings of Klyuchevoye lake, the volcano located in the caldera and its hot springs
5. Lunch (depending on weather conditions can be carried out on Khodutkinsky hot springs) (1 hour).
6. Hop to Hodutkinsky hot springs (20 min.). Bathing in hot springs (30 min.).
7. Return to the airport (40 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

651 USD per person

HELICOPTER TOUR IN THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS

1.Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure from the airport, flight over active volcanoes Karymsky and Maly Semyachik (flight time - 1 h. 10 min.).
2. Excursion in the Valley of Geysers (1 h. 30 min.). Observation of the eruption of geysers, inspection of mud pots and pulsating sources of the Valley.
3. Hop to the caldera of the Uzon volcano (10 min.).
4. Excursion to the caldera of the Uzon volcano (1 hour). Inspection of fumarole fields, acid and hot lakes, mud pots and volcanics of the Eastern thermal field of the caldera.
5. Transfer to Nalychevo valley. Dinner. Bathing in the wild hot springs of the Nalychevo valley (1 hour).
6. Return to the airport (20 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

682 USD per person

Yelizovo

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky