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An excellent program for active travel to see Kamchatka in all its glory – volcanoes, consequences of catastrophic eruptions, ocean, fishing, hot springs. In this tour you will visit the most famous and most beautiful volcanoes of Kamchatka: Tolbachik, Mutnovsky and admire the craters of the Gorely volcano. During the rafting on the picturesque Bystraya river, you will observe the inhabitants of the wild nature of Kamchatka bears, and you will be able to fish on char. Visit a variety of natural thermal springs: Dachnye, Verkhne-Paratunsky, Malkinsky. Take a boat trip along the Avacha Bay, and if you wish and the weather permits, visit the famous Valley of Geysers.
Optimal balance of activity and quiet rest.



Day 1. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka
Meeting at the airport in Yelizovo, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation, rest, acclimatization.
Meeting with a company representative, discussion of tour details. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2. Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Check-out from the hotel with luggage (extra things can be left for storage).
Departure in a car equipped for tourists (" shift bus '') to the area of ​​the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes (about 500 km).
The Klyuchevskaya group consists of 14 active and extinct volcanoes, including the famous Klyuchevskaya Sopka, Shiveluch, Bezymyanny, Tolbachik and others. This is the largest group of volcanoes in Russia.
On the way – lunch in a cafe in the village of Milkovo.
Crossing the bridge over the largest river of the peninsula – Kamchatka.
Arrival in Kozyrevsk in the evening. Accommodation in a guest house. Night at the guest house.


Day 3. Northern Breakthrough of the 1975 eruption – « Dead Forest » – lava caves (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Transfer to the foot of Plosky Tolbachik volcano (about 4 hours along a forest road).
Briefing. Excursion to the cones of the Northern Breakthrough (2 hours).
Tolbachik – an amazing and powerful place in its energy! 1975-1976 there was a catastrophic eruption – the largest in the 20th century, the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption (GTFE). For a year and a half, an incomparable and grandiose element raged. Millions of tons of ash and slag burst out of the formed cracks and covered all life around for many tens of kilometers.
Climbing one of the cones of the Northern Breakthrough – Gorshkov's cone (about 300 m, 30-40 minutes), from where a breathtaking view of the Tolbachinsky valley opens.
Lunch – snack, hot tea. Moving to the " Dead Forest '', destroyed by the eruption of the 70s.
The once rich pastures and all vegetation within a radius of several kilometers were destroyed. These places are given the gloomy name of the Dead Forest, where dried tops of trees can be seen from under a 7-meter layer of slag.
Stopping near the crash site of the helicopter, where its fragment still lies, making this place even more dramatic. Excursion to the crater " Star '' on lava caves (1 -1.5 hours). You will have the opportunity to go down into the frozen lava flow, through which a red-hot river of volcanic lava once flowed.
Setting up a tent camp in the area of ​​the Dead Forest. Rest.
Overnight in tents.
General property and property of tourists are transported by car, you do not need to carry anything on yourself. Tents are double, with a vestibule, new tents are purchased for the season, which are issued at the camp site along with a rug. The dining room is set up by the staff in a separate large full-length tent, a large table is set with local traditional dishes, the food is prepared by the chefs, and they wash the dishes. Toilet – in a special tent. In the evening – common fire. An additional bonus to spending the night in a tent – an opportunity to see an unusually beautiful sunset in Kamchatka in the evening.



Day 4. New fissure eruption 2012 – Plosky Tolbachik volcano (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Ascent and descent take about 10-12 hours.
Approach to the Kleshnya hill – from here begins the trail through the new lava flows of the 2012-2013 eruption.
Briefing. Climbing the Plosky Tolbachik volcano (volcano height 3140 m, ascent up to 2850 m, about 5 - 7 hours).
Fissure eruptions are characterized by the outpouring of large amounts of lava. They are also called 'tourist'. eruptions, due to the relative safety and photogenicity of flowing lava rivers. So it was in 2012: huge lava flows passed through the valley, covered two scientific and tourist centers, streams with drinking water, roads and a nearby forest.
Return to the camp in the evening.
Night in tents.


Day 5. Malki village (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Gathering the camp.
Moving to Malki village (430 km). On the way – lunch in a cafe in the village of Milkovo.
Accommodation in houses at the recreation center.
Relaxation, swimming in the pool with thermal water.
Overnight at the recreation center.


Day 6. Rafting on the Bystraya river (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
In the morning we go to the river Bystraya (Malkinskaya) to the starting point of the rafting, the guides prepare rafts, equipment and start rafting along one of the largest rivers of Kamchatka with its picturesque banks. Loach fishing (spinning rod and boots will be given to those who wish). Off-road vehicle " Shift '' will make his way through the impenetrable thicket to the river bank, we will load personal belongings into boats.
The river is calm, the rafting is not sports, it is an ordinary river walk, and everyone can do it, including children, and a couple of small rapids will only add impressions.
And, most importantly, we sail through completely wild places with pristine nature, where there are no roads or villages, but only bear trails. Throughout the entire rafting, not a single person, not a single car or even a hunting lodge will be encountered. You will only occasionally see individual bears or bears with cubs , admire how skillfully they fish and swim across the river. The guides have the skills and equipment to scare off wild animals.
Overnight in tents on the river bank. The tents are always new (change for each season), guides will help you set up your tent and make a fire. For dinner, a large tent will be set up, where the chefs will prepare fish soup and set a large table with pancakes with caviar and red fish. Evening gatherings by the fire. These evenings in the wilderness in a good company with delicious food hundreds of kilometers from civilization will be remembered for a lifetime.
Night in tents.


Day 7. Rafting on Bystraya river (breakfast, lunch)
Gathering the camp.
Continuation of rafting with fishing.
Lunch – snack, hot tea.
Departure to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Return in the evening. Hotel accommodation. Relaxation. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 8. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Boat trip  (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
In the morning we go on a boat trip on a comfortable boat along Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean (5-6 hours) to Starichkov Island, where you can see Kamchatka from the side sea, get acquainted with sea animals, go fishing for pleasure and taste seafood – freshly caught Kamchatka crabs and sea urchins . Lunch on the boat – fish soup from Kamchatka fish. The boat will cross the Avacha Bay, round the main attraction – a unique natural monument – Three Brothers rock, will go out into the vastness of the ocean and head to the Starichkov island, which is home to a great variety of birds included in the Red Book of Kamchatka Krai. Inspection of bird colonies. On the reefs around the island, there are seals and Anthura seal seals. The boat will pass by the Sentry stone and the Finger rock (Sentinel) – one more unique natural formations in the sea.
Return to the port.
Transfer to the volcanoes Mutnovsky, Gorely (100 km).
Setting up the camp. Night in tents.


Day 9. Mutnovsky volcano – Dangerous canyon  (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
We drive to the Mutnovsky volcano along a difficult road. We begin our ascent (the height of the volcano is 2323 m, ascent to 1650 m, about 1.5-2 hours). Rather, this ascent can be called a walk through very picturesque places, which are a kind of " visiting card '' Kamchatka.
Mutnovsky Volcano is a natural monument, which is located partly on the territory of the South Kamchatka Natural Park, which was included in 1996 in the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in the nomination " Volcanoes of Kamchatka ''. Two hours of walking along the trail without steep elevation changes, at the end of which you will have the opportunity to look into the smoking crater of the volcano and, what is important, sit " on horseback '' on its edge. Unlike rafting, there will be a lot of people here, perhaps, to get to the edge of the crater, you will even have to wait a little in line.
Mutnovsky Volcano – the most popular volcano because of the easy climbing accessible to people of all ages and the interesting vivid spectacular views during the ascent. The crater of the Mutnovsky volcano itself is quite deep, with high walls, but from the north-west it has a rift, where the Vulkannaya River flows. The river is hidden by a glacier, along which the trail passes. If we are lucky, we will meet real faults – deep cracks in the ice. Along the path to the crater, we will see a lot of fumaroles smoking from crevices and small cones of native sulfur, a bubbling mud boiler, boiling and gushing geysers. And from the eastern walls of krate a glacier descends to the very bottom, pushing against the fumarole field – there is a struggle between the elements of ice and fire. In terms of beauty and uniqueness, this place is in no way inferior to the famous Valley of Geysers!
On the way back, another spectacle awaits us: the Vulkannaya River falls from a height of 80 meters into the Dangerous canyon with a powerful waterfall.
Return to camp.
Rest. Night in tents.


Day 10. Gorely volcano (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast we leave to Gorely volcano ... The path to the summit usually takes no more than 2.5-3 hours, the height of the volcano is 1829 m, the ascent starts from about 1000 m). The path to the top is a little more difficult than on the Mutnovsky volcano, but here a completely different landscape opens up in front of the traveler, formed by black slag and flows of black lava, for their color the volcano got its name.
Gorely has several craters, the most impressive of which is – these are the Blue Lake and Active craters. Both craters are funnels with steep walls. The first crater is the largest and lives up to its name – at the bottom there is a lake of bright blue color. In Aktivny crater there is a small acidic lake of turquoise color with a greenish tint, along the shores of which they " smoke '' powerful fumaroles. Having examined the craters, we go down to the car.
Return to the camp.
Gathering the camp.
Moving to the village of Paratunka. Hotel accommodation. Rest.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 11. Free day (breakfast)
Free time .
Optional excursions (for an additional fee, click on the button " Optional Excursions ''):
-Helicopter excursion to Kuril Lake; (6-7 hours). Observing brown bear and salmon spawning i. On the way back – landing in the Ksudach volcano caldera and at the Khodutkinsky hot springs (lunch, swimming).
-Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and the Uzon volcano caldera (6-7 hours) with a fly-over of the active crater of the Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcanoes. Walking tours to geysers and mud pots . On the way back – landing in the Nalychevo valley – lunch, bathing in hot springs.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 12. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka (breakfast)
Check-out from the hotel before 12 noon. Airport transfer.
Along the way – visiting the fish market, souvenir shops.

Overview

Itinerary: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka → p. Kozyrevsk → Northern Breakthrough → 'Dead Forest' → lava caves → Tolbachik volcano → Malki → rafting on the Bystraya river → Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky → Boat trip → Mutnovsky volcano → canyon and waterfall " Dangerous '' → volcano Gorely → Lake Kurilskoye / Valley of Geysers (optional) → rarr; Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka

Duration: 12 days / 11 nights

Group: from 1 tourist

Visa: citizens of 58 states that hold all types of passports are eligible for visa-free entrance to Russia for a period up to 14 days (you can see the list on the official website), citizens of the 52 countries will be able to obtain a single e-visa of up to 16 days (you can see the list on the official website)

Difficulty level: medium

Comfort level: medium

Accommodation: 6 nights in a hotel / recreation center, 5 nights in tents

The program is within the power of any physically active person, even a child, because between ascents there is time for rest and recuperation.

Accommodation in hotels : standard in hotels in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and / or in hotels in the resort area of ​​Paratunka (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) .
Double rooms with private facilities, breakfast at the hotel.
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel « Petropavlovsk », « Geyser », « Dolchevita » etc. .
In Paratunka village – « Flamingo », « BelKamTour », « Krechet », « Antarius. " determined by the TOUR OPERATOR, depending on the accommodation of the rest of the tourists in the group and Allocation of places in hotels.
The TOURIST can be provided with accommodation of his choice, if possible, with a recalculation of the cost of the tour. Your wishes should be indicated in the application when booking. In case of non-standard accommodation, an additional payment for an individual transfer from / to the airport may be charged.
Single tourists are booked with an additional payment for single hotel accommodation. Sharing is possible if there is a couple. In this case, the supplement for single occupancy is not charged.
Attention! Some hotels may charge a deposit for the room. The deposit is left by the TOURIST. Upon departure, it is returned. Upon arrival / departure earlier or later than the tour dates, a surcharge may be charged for an individual transfer from / to the airport.
Paratunka resort area; located 50 km from the cities of Petropavlovsk and Yelizovo. Regular buses run between these points throughout the day. All hotels in Paratunka have open-air hot thermal pools with healing properties. There are grocery stores and cafes nearby.

Accommodation in Kozyrevsk – in guest houses . No single occupancy!
Accommodation in the village of Malki – at the recreation center . There is no single accommodation!
Accommodation on the active part of the route – at campground . 2-person tents Tramp Lair 2, Lair 3 (3-person), foam mats (cushions) are provided.

Number of tourists in the group group
We guarantee that the booked tour will take place, even if only one person is recruited!
Standard group 12 -14 people.
The boat trip is performed as part of a combined group of up to 12 people.
Helicopter tours – as part of a combined group of up to 24 people.

This tour includes:

- 3 days among the Klyuchevskoy group of volcanoes – the largest in Russia, a place where recently volcanic lava was boiling, spilling over several kilometers;
- rest on mineral springs – Malkah;
- river fishing on a 2-day rafting and sea fishing on a walk in the Pacific Ocean with tasting seafood;
- climbing the trail inside the Mutnovsky volcano fault, which will lead you to the very center of its activity;
- acquaintance with Gorely volcano and its many craters. On a free day, you will have the opportunity to visit the world-famous Valley of Geysers or the Kuril spawning lake with many brown bears.

Ascents:
Plosky Tolbachik volcano (3140 m) – Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes;
Gorely volcano (1829 m) – South Kamchatka Natural Park;
Mutnovsky volcano (2323 m) – South Kamchatka Natural Park.

Rafting: Along the Bystraya river – 2 days, the length of the rafting is about 80 km.

Excursions:
New fissure eruption at Tolbachik in 2012 – frozen lava flows, lava caves, new cones, slag fields, 'Dead Forest';
Excursion to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano;
Boat trip along Avacha Bay – 6 hours, fishing, seafood.

Free time:
Day of arrival;
Day 11 – for optional excursions.

Schedule

Available departure dates in 2021: 13.07, 17.07, 24.07, 28.07, 04.08, 10.08, 17.08, 24.08, 28.08




Fees

The price of the tour per pax (without airfare), USD:

½DBL (double occupancy) 1,480
SNGL (single occupancy) 1,660

Payment schedule: 5% – at booking, 95% – 15 days prior to arrival.

Payment methods:
- bank transfer in USD or EUR
- credit/debit card online on our website

Fees include

- accommodation in a hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and / or in Paratunka with breakfast:
        in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel « Petropavlovsk », « Geyser », « Dolchevita »;
         in the Paratunka – « Flamingo », « BelKamTour », « Krechet », « Antarius »;

- accommodation in a guest house in Kozyrevsk (double occupancy)

- accommodation at a recreation center in the village of Malki (double occupancy)

- guide services – conductors

- cook services

- meals according to the program

- excursions according to the program

- transfers according to the program

- equipment and supplies (tents, rugs, rubber boots, kitchen equipment, dishes, fishing tackle, life jackets, etc.);

- medical insurance (for active recreation)

- necessary permits to visit specially protected natural areas

- the language of excursions is Russian but the guides speak English.

 

The place of residence is determined by the Travel Company, taking into account the wishes of the tourist, subject to the availability of free places in the indicated accommodation places or in similar ones.

 

Fees exclude

- airfare to Kamchatka and return

- meals during your stay at the hotel (on the day of arrival, dinner at 7, 10 day, lunch, dinner at 11 day)

- additional transfer (earlier or later than the tour dates)

- optional free day excursions

- additional hotel accommodation (before and after the trip)

- other additional services

- personal spending, alcoholic beverages

- transfer from / to the airport, if the dates of arrival / departure do not coincide with the dates of the tour, an additional charge is paid: 30 USD one way

- personal English/Spanish guide: 90 USD per required day.

Travel tips

Please bring:

- backpack for climbing (30-45 liters);

- sleeping bag (for comfort temperatures from -5 to -10).
Bedrooms for rent: Alexika, Rock Empire, Campus. The cost of renting a sleeping bag – RUB 500 / day from the date of receipt to the day of return. We recommend taking your own sleeping bag as a personal item. If you rent a sleeping bag, we recommend that you bring your sleeping bag liner with you;

- comfortable hiking clothing;

- trekking boots with a firm grooved sole and impregnation from getting wet;

- sneakers;

- warm wind-, waterproof jacket with a hood;

- warm wind and waterproof pants;

- warm sweater (fleece);

- warm socks;

- warm gloves / mittens;

- warm header;

- light headgear;

- bath and bathing accessories;

- trekking poles. Trekking poles are also available for rent and cost 500 rubles. per day, therefore, for long tours, we recommend buying them (cost about 1500 rubles). You can also buy in Kamchatka, for example, on the day of arrival. On day trips, it makes sense to rent trekking poles;

- seat for sitting on stones and slag;

- headlamp;

- personal first aid kit;

- sunglasses;

- sunscreens;

- mosquito and midge repellent;

- passport and its copy in a sealed package.

Clothing and equipment
Tourists should pay attention to the preparation of personal equipment (clothing and shoes), as on large sections of the climbing routes to the craters volcanoes, passes and volcanic plateaus during the entire summer period snowfields can persist and, in case of prolonged bad weather, the air temperature at altitudes above 1000 m can drop.
Tourists carry (when loading / unloading the car and setting up the camp) and are responsible for personal equipment (backpack, sleeping bag) on ​​their own.
Tourists help, to the best of their ability, the staff during the installation and assembly of the camp.
Tourists are NOT involved in cooking.

Map

Optional Excursions

HELICOPTER TOUR TO KURILSKOYE LAKE

Excursion Kuril Lake – volcano Ksudach – Khodutkinsky hot springs (6-7 hours):
1. Transfer from the hotel to the airport
2. Flight to Kuril Lake (1 hour 10 min.).
3. Excursion on the Kuril Lake, visiting the barrier structure of the TINRO scientific station. Observation of spawning salmon and bears (1 hour 30 min.).
4. Flight to the caldera of the Ksudach volcano (20 min.). Excursion to the Ksudach volcano caldera, sightseeing of the vicinity of Klyuchevoy Lake, located in the caldera of the volcano and its hot springs.
5. Lunch (depending on weather conditions, it can be carried out at the Khodutkinsky hot springs) (1 hour).
6. Flight to the Khodutkinsky hot springs (20 min.). Swimming in hot springs (30 min.).
7. Return to the airport (40 min.). Transfer to the hotel.
Price is 700 USD per pax

Departure to the Kuril Lake, landing at Cape Travyanoy or the source of the Ozernaya River, walking tour, observation of salmon, bear fishing.
The largest Kuril Lake – the second largest freshwater lake in Kamchatka, but it has no equal in importance and beauty. The depth of the lake – 316 meters. It was formed more than eight thousand years ago as a result of a powerful eruption, the beginning of which was the emission of white lapillian pumice. It can still be found in abundance on the shore of the lake in the form of balls.
The panorama of the lake is unique. It is surrounded on all sides by the majestic cones of volcanoes. The shores and underwater slopes are steep and rocky. Ancient lake terraces are visible on the slopes of the volcanoes. Islands in the form of peaks rise from the bottom, one of the islands, the triangular rock Alaid. The lake is fed by numerous mountain streams mixed with hot spring waters. One weakly freezing river Ozernaya flows out of it. The largest stock of sockeye salmon in Eurasia enters the lake for spawning. At the height of spawning, at the end of summer, the highest concentration of brown bears in the world is observed in the vicinity of the lake. Other animals willingly eat salmon – fox, river otter.
Flight to Ksudach volcano, landing in the crater of the volcano, excursion.
The entire upper part of Ksudach volcano (1080 m) is occupied by a vast oval-shaped caldera 7x9 km, formed by the strongest eruptions, as a result of which a building was formed of several overlapping intermediate calderas.
Above opens a beautiful panorama that is rare even for Kamchatka, which is rich in scenic views: a kind of caldera with steep rocky slopes sparkles with multicolored rocks – dark, reddish, light yellow.
The bottom of the caldera has a two-stage structure. Dividing into two almost equal parts – the western one is higher, and the eastern one is occupied by lakes. On the border between them, forming a barrier and a ledge at the same time are located: a small, dark-colored massif Lava dome, next to the same massif of light-colored – The soaring ridge and the Shtiubel crater, extreme from the south.
The entire eastern part of the caldera is occupied by two lakes – Key and Stubel. The key has an oblong shape, 4x2 km in size. It is surrounded on almost all sides by steep walls up to 500 meters high. The lake has no open flow, and the water is filtered through a cofferdam separating it from the Shtubelya lake, which is about 2 km long. From this lake, cutting through the caldera ridge, flows the Teplaya River, which forms a waterfall about 10 meters high a kilometer from the source. At the foot of the Soaring Ridge, on the narrow sandy shore of the lake, streams of the Shtiubelevsky hot springs are beating out. Outcrops of oxen with temperatures up to 70 ° C stretch along the coast for 250 m. Ksudach – one of the most exotic objects in Kamchatka, declared a natural monument of landscape and geological nature.
Flight to the Khodutkinsky springs, lunch, swimming in a hot river.
They are located in a vast meadow surrounded by forest. From scattered griffin funnels, hot water is collected in a stream. Strong streams are also beating out at its bottom and along the banks, and the stream turns into a real river about 30 m wide and up to 1.5 m deep. The water temperature in the griffins reaches 80 ° C, but decreases as it flows. A few hundred meters beyond the clearing, the river flows through a birch forest, beautifully framing its slightly soaring surface with green walls. The temperature in the deepest, but already slightly cooled part of the river is about 42-43 ° C in summer. Khodutka springs are a natural monument.
According to its chemical composition, the water is hydrocarbonate-chloride-sodium with high mineralization (0.5 g / l) and with a silicic acid content of up to 90 mg / l.
Return to Elizovo.
Departure for the excursion is carried out from the Avachinsky airport (Elizovo), located 30 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

HELICOPTER TOUR TO THE VALLEY OF GEYSERS

Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and Uzon Volcano (6-7 hours):
1. Transfer from the hotel to the airport. Departure from the airport, flying around the active volcanoes Karymsky and Maly Semyachik (flight time - 1 h. 10 min.).
2. Excursion to the Valley of Geysers (1 h. 30 min.). Observation of the eruption of geysers, inspection of the mud pots and pulsating springs of the Valley.
3. Flight 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 volcanoes of the Eastern thermal field of the caldera.
5. Flight to the Nalychevskaya valley. Dinner. Swimming in the wild hot springs of the Nalychevo Valley (1 hour).
6. Return to the airport (20 min.). Transfer to the hotel.
Price is 700 USD per pax

The world famous Valley of Geysers is located in the center of the Kronotsky Nature Reserve in a deep mountain canyon. This unique natural site was discovered in 1941 by geologist T.I. Ustinova. The Valley got its name in honor of 40 geysers and numerous hot springs pouring into the river for 8 kilometers. Each of the geysers is unique and unique. They all have their own names and characteristic features. All known forms of hydrothermal manifestations in nature can be observed in the Valley of Geysers: hot lakes, pulsating boiling springs, steam and gas jets, mud pots and geysers.
The helicopter route to the Valley of Geysers runs over picturesque mountain ranges and gullies, tundra, volcanoes, rivers and lakes, tourists can watch the eruption of the Karymsky volcano and admire the beauty of the turquoise lake of the Maly Semyachik volcano.
A person who first came to the Valley of Geysers is stunned by the fantastic nature of what he saw. The world of the valley is so unreal that it seems that there cannot be anything like it on earth, that all this is happening on some unknown planet. Colors absolutely not typical of earthly landscapes: against the background of bright greenery of dwarf cedar and foliage of trees – brown, red, purple, the color of burnt clay earth. The air is saturated to the limit with steam and the smell of sulfur.
Everything is bubbling, hissing and bubbling around!
In the Valley of Geysers, the guide will acquaint visitors with the rules of conduct on the territory of the reserve. The tour continues along wooden decking paths to the main viewing platforms. The steepest slopes have railings. From the observation platforms, tourists will be able to see and photograph all stages of the eruption of the largest geysers (Giant, Bolshoi, etc.), look into the " Gates of Hell '', admire the cauldrons with red boiling clay.
After 2 hours excursions in the Valley flight to the caldera of the Uzon volcano.
Another unique natural object of the Kronotsky reserve – the caldera of the Uzon volcano is a huge bowl-shaped basin measuring 9 x 12 km, formed on the site of a destroyed volcano 40 thousand years ago.
Uzon amazes with the richness and form of volcanic manifestations – more than a thousand thermal springs of various sizes, shapes and compositions are concentrated here, including hot lakes and boiling boilers.
The total area of ​​thermal fields is 61 thousand square meters. m.
Unlike the Valley of Geysers, the Uzon caldera with numerous hot springs and fumaroles has been known to the local population for a long time. Among the Kamchadals, this unique natural creation was called the " Burning Valley '', the " Floating Land. ''
There are a large number of warm and non-freezing lakes here. The largest of them – warm non-freezing lake Fumarolnoe and cold Central lake, the attraction is the Dalneye maar lake.
As a result of the landslide on 03.06.2007, new touches in the landscape appeared in the Valley: a dammed lake, a bunch of boulders and stones.
carried out from the Avachinsky airport; (Elizovo), located 30 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Yelizovo

Paratunka