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FAMILY TOUR TO KAMCHATKA

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FAMILY TOUR TO KAMCHATKA

 
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This is the most comfortable tour, acceptable and interesting for any age, does not require physical training, combining effortless sightseeing of the main attractions of Kamchatka with daily wellness swimming in the pool with warm mineral water from a natural spring at the end of the excursions.
Easy walks up to 6 km, where you can admire the views of Kamchatka, go around geysers and see into the mouth of a smoking fumarole, cross the famous Avacha Bay on a boat and go out to the Pacific Ocean, swim past the cliff Three brothers, enjoying the taste of freshly caught crabs and sea urchins, will get acquainted with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. And if you wish and the weather permits, you can visit the famous Valley of Geysers.


Day 1. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Meeting at the Yelizovo airport. Group transfer to the hotel.
Accommodation (check-in to the rooms from 14:00).
At 16:00 city tour, " acquaintance '' with Kamchatka. Walking tour of the historical city center with a guide: central square, embankment, observation deck.
Visiting the exhibition of Kamchatka manufacturers – fish, caviar and other delicacies and local products.
Duration: 2-2.5 hours.


Day 2. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – The community of indigenous peoples – sled dog kennel (breakfast, dinner)
Free time until 17:00.
Optional excursions on request (for an additional fee, click on the button " Optional Excursions '') :
-Helicopter excursion to Kuril Lake '' (7 hours). Watching brown bear and salmon spawning . On the way back – landing in the caldera of the Ksudach volcano 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.
At 17:00 visit to the community of indigenous peoples of Kamchatka " Eyvet ''. An interactive entertainment program with the participation of a folk ensemble. Ethnographic excursion about the peculiarities of the culture and life of the Kamchatka indigenous peoples. Photo session in national costumes. Cynological excursion around the kennel of sled dogs – winners of the annual international dog sled race " Beringia '' (Those who wish can ride a summer sledding).
Dinner with Kamchatka national flavor and delicacies (for example, seal lard, yukola, etc.).
Duration: 3-3.5 hours.


Day 3. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Black Beach – Volcano Avachinsky – Camel Mountain (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Drive an off-road vehicle to the Pacific Ocean coast to Khalaktyrsky beach. Walking along the "black beach" and the berry, watching the surf.
The sand on Kamchatka beaches is of volcanic origin, so it has a dark gray color. On the berry along the coastline, you can pick up shiksha, blueberries, scribes.
Moving to the foot of the Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes (50 km, 3 hours). Lunch at the hostel. Fire-breathing guardian of the city – Avachinsky volcano is one of the most active in Kamchatka. The life of the volcano does not stop for a day: constantly puffing fumaroles, yellow sulfur, clouds of gas and steam.
Avachinsky volcano emerged several tens of thousands of years ago, and its regular cone was much higher than the Koryaksky volcano. But gigantic catastrophic explosions blew away its upper part and formed a caldera almost 4 km in diameter.
About 5 thousand years ago, a new cone began to rise from the bottom of the caldera. The absolute height of the modern cone is 2751 m, relative height 400 – 1000 m.The summit is crowned with a crater. During the last eruption in 1991, the crater funnel was almost completely filled with lava.
Walk to the mountain extrusion 'Camel' with a slight climb. A botanical excursion to the alpine vegetation of the Avachinsky pass.
Flowering here begins immediately after the snow melts and continues until new snows. There are rare species of plants listed in the Red Book. Near the hostel you can hand feed and take pictures of Kamchatka ground squirrels – euro.
Duration: 8-9 hours.


Day 4. Petropavlovsk-Kamchat – Boat trip – Paratunka (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning we set off for a boat trip on a comfortable boat along Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean to Russkaya Bay, where you can see Kamchatka from the sea, get to know with sea animals, go fishing for pleasure and taste the seafood – freshly caught Kamchatka crabs and sea urchins. Lunch on the boat – fish soup, fried fish (freshly caught), seafood tasting – crab, flounder sashimi. On the way we will visit the cliffs to watch seabirds. The boat will cross the Avacha Bay, round the main attraction – a unique natural monument – rock Three will go to the ocean , 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 Anthur seal seals. The boat will pass by the Sentinel stone and the Finger (Sentinel) rock – another unique natural formations in the sea. We will come as close as possible to Cape Dangerous, Cape Kekurny, in order to observe sea otters and sea lions at the rookery near the La Perouse stones. It is possible to meet with killer whales and humpback whales. Every year they come to our water area and often accompany pleasure boats.
Transfer to Paratunka village, accommodation in a SPA hotel.
Duration: 10-11 hours.


Day 5. Paratunka – Vilyuchinsky pass – Country thermal springs – Calm waterfall (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. A trip by off-road vehicle to Natural hot springs through the Vilyuchinsky pass, the Gorely volcano plateau, to the Mutnovsky volcano area.
Walk with small ascents and descents to Natural hot springs (about 1.5 km one way). Red-hot steam roars right out of the ground, enveloping the yellow-red stones and green slopes of the valley. Everything is hissing, whistling, bubbling. There are also seething gray puddles with viscous boiling water, fountains of hot springs, tunnels. At Dacha Springs, there are more than 100 thermal manifestations – boiling boilers, hot springs, large and small steam-gas jets. Dacha springs are sometimes called the Small Valley of Geysers. Lunch – lunch box, hot tea. On the way back visit a 16-meter waterfall on the Spokoiny stream.
Duration: 8-9 hours.


Day 6. Paratunka – Rafting on the Bystraya river – Malkinskiye hot springs (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning we go to the Bystraya (Malkinskaya) river to the place where the rafting starts, 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 an impenetrable forest thicket to the river bank, we will load personal belongings into boats.
The river is calm, the rafting is not sporty, an ordinary river walk, and everyone, including children, can do it, and a couple of small rapids will add only impressions.
The rafting time takes 3-3.5 hours on one from three sections of the Bystraya river from 153 km to the village of Malki. The length of the rafting is from 9 to 12 km. Accommodation on rafts for 5-6 people.
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 catch fish and swim across the river. The guides have the skills and equipment to scare off wild animals.
On the way back visit Malkinskiye wild thermal springs, swimming in natural baths at will. Stop in the village of Sokoch, where you can have a snack with the famous Sokochin pies. Transfer to the hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.


Day 7. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – mountain range Vachkazhets – Zelenovskie Lakes (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Drive an off-road vehicle to the Vachkazhets mountain range. In ancient times, Vachkazhets was a single volcano, but as a result of a strong eruption it exploded, which led to its division into three main clearly defined parts. The highest point is 1556 m above sea level. The walk begins at the glacial lake Takhkoloch. Floating trail but rises up a valley surrounded by high rocky slopes of an ancient volcano, to a mountain waterfall. On the way, we will admire the rich flowering of Kamchatka plants, incl. and the Red Book. And on the way back, we will see a picturesque view of pristine nature, where only huge dinosaurs are not enough for a complete picture.
The impressions of the trip are enhanced by the extreme passage of the car on off-road, mud, through a windbreak, often with the use of a winch. Lunch – lunch box, hot tea.
On the way back – visit to the thermal baths " Zelenovskie lakes '' (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky). One large pool and 10 special baths, equipped changing rooms are built at the recreation center, there is a cool lake nearby, which is nice to plunge into after a hot bath. The waters of the springs are a mixture of radon and hydrogen sulphide. They have a beneficial effect on the body, improve metabolism and strengthen the immune system. Swimming at will (about 1 hour). Return to the hotel in the evening.
Duration: 8-9 hours.


Day 8. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (breakfast)
Check out from the hotel before 12 noon.
Transfer to the airport.
Along the way – visiting the fish market, souvenir shops.

Overview

Itinerary: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (city tour)–Ethnographic village–Kurilskoye lake/Valley of Geysers (optional)–Black Beach–Camel Mountain–Boat trip in the pacific–Paratunka–Vilyuchinsky pass–Natural hot springs–Rafting (rubber boat ride) along a calm river–Malkinskie hot springs–Vachkazhets–Zelenovskie lakes–Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Days: 8 days / 7 nights

Group: от. 1 pax, max. 14 pax

Accommodation: 3 or 4, a hotel at the hot spring

Difficulty level: low

Comfort level: high

Accommodation: 5 nights in a SPA hotel in Paratunka, 2 nights in a hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

The main feature of the tour is – combination of maximum concentration of impressions and comfort – no tents or difficult ascents. We have collected in this tour all the most interesting locations that you should definitely settle when arriving in our region.

Accommodation:
We will be accommodated in a cozy hotel from where all day trips will take place. We will spend the first 5 nights in the thermal resort area of ​​Paratunka. Where to relax in the open-air thermal pool after an active day of sightseeing. You can choose the level of accommodation when booking: economy, standard or comfort.
And the final two nights will be held at the hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – there will be an opportunity, for example, to dine at a local cuisine restaurant or do some shopping.

volcanoes:
volcanoes – Koryaksky and Avachinsky, which are located in close proximity to the city (Natural Park " Nalychevo ''). We will get acquainted with the active volcanic activity at Natural hot springs in the area of ​​the Mutnovsky volcano (South Kamchatka natural park).
We will have an exciting jeep tour along the forest off-road to the ancient Vachkazhets volcano with its picturesque surroundings.

Rest:
Visiting healing thermal springs in Malki and at the Zelenovskie Ozerki recreation center.

Excursions:
Citytour of the main city of the peninsula. A fascinating interactive excursion to the ethno-village of the indigenous peoples of Kamchatka with a concert and a tour of the sled dog kennel. Sea voyage along the picturesque shores of the peninsula to the Russkaya Bay. We will see bird colonies if we are lucky – killer whales and sea lions, enjoy freshly caught seafood. Let's try ourselves in sea fishing.
Rafting on the Bystraya River, river fishing.
Walk along the Pacific Ocean on a black sand beach.
On a free day, you will have the opportunity to take a helicopter flight to the famous Valley of Geysers or Lake Kurilskoye – the largest spawning ground for salmon-sockeye salmon, where the largest population of Brown Bears gathers, as well as try the new product of 2021 – sightseeing plane tour over Kamchatka volcanoes.

The TOURIST may 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 accommodation in the hotel. Sharing is possible if there is a couple. In this case, no additional payment for single occupancy will be charged.
Attention! Some hotels may charge a deposit for the room. The deposit is left by the TOURIST. Upon departure, it will be returned.
When arriving / departing 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 Elizovo. 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.

Number of tourists in the combined group
Standard group of 12-14 people.
The boat trip is performed as part of a combined group of up to 12 people.
Helicopter excursions – as part of a combined group of up to 24 people.

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)




Schedule


Available departure dates in 2022: Jul 12 – Jul 19, Jul 17 – Jul 24, Jul 22 – Jul 29, Jul 27 – Aug 03, Aug 01 – Aug 08, Aug 06 – Aug 13, Aug 11 – Aug 18, Aug 16 – Aug 23, Aug 21 – Aug 28, Aug 26 – Sep 02, Aug 31 – Sep 07, Sep 05 – Sep 12, Sep 10 – Sep 17 


Fees

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

Economy
½DBL (double occupancy) 1'560
SNGL (single occupancy) 1'760

Standard
½DBL (double occupancy) 1'880
SNGL (single occupancy) 2'190

Comfort
½DBL (double occupancy) 2'020
SNGL (single occupancy) 2'270

Economy – hotels «Arseniev» and «Solar», Standard – hotels «Arseniev» and «Belkamtur», Comfort – hotels «Arseniev» and «Satellite 4» .

Payment schedule: 5% – at booking, 95% – 15 or 30 days prior to arrival.

Payment methods:
- bank transfer in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AED, ILS, CNY, DKK etc.
- credit/debit card online on our website

Fees include

- accommodation in a hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and in Paratunka with breakfast:
Economy – hotels «Arseniev» and «Solar», Standard – hotels «Arseniev» and «Belkamtur», Comfort – hotels «Arseniev» and «Satellite 4»

- guide services – conductors

- meals according to the program

- excursions according to the program

- transfers according to the program

- group equipment and inventory (dishes, camping furniture, 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, dinners all days)

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

- optional excursions on a free day

- additional hotel accommodation (before and after travel)

- 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

Personal equipment required for this route:

– small backpack for personal items on the route;

- 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 7 USD. per day, therefore, for long tours, we recommend buying them (cost about 17 USD). 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;

- 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 footwear), as on large sections of climbing routes to volcano craters, passes and volcanic plateaus during the entire summer period, snowfields may persist and, in case of prolonged bad weather, the air temperature at altitudes above 1000 m may drop.

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