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VOLCANOES OF KAMCHATKA

 
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This two-week program is perhaps the richest!
Suitable for active tourists who are attracted by the Kamchatka snow peaks.
Choosing this tour, you will recognize Kamchatka in all its diversity.



Day 1. Paratunka
Meeting at the airport in Yelizovo. Transfer to the SPA-hotel in the thermal resort area of ​​Paratunka (check-in to the rooms from 14:00).
Rest, acclimatization.
Meeting with the guide, discussion of the tour details.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2. Boat trip – transfer to the volcanoes Mutnovsky, Gorely
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
In the morning we go on a sea trip on a comfortable boat along Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean (10-11 hours) to the Russkaya Bay, where you can see Kamchatka from the sea side, get acquainted with sea animals, fish for pleasure and taste seafood – freshly caught Kamchatka crabs and sea urchins. On the way, we will visit the Three Brothers rocks, Tikhaya, Grotovaya bays, about. Oldies – let's watch seabirds.
Lunch on the boat – fish soup from Kamchatka. The boat will cross Avachinskaya Bay, go around the main attraction – a unique natural monument – the Three Brothers Rock, go out into the ocean and head to Starichkov Island, which is home to a great variety of birds listed 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 Karaulny stone and the Finger (Sentinel) rocks – other 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 enter our water area and often accompany pleasure boats.
Return to the hotel.


Day 3. Vilyuchinsky pass – Summer springs – Spokoiny waterfall
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
After breakfast, loading into the car and departure to the area of ​​the Mutnovsko-Goreloi group of volcanoes. On the way, stop at the observation deck at the Vilyuchinsky pass. Country springs.
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 Dachny 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 – snack, hot tea. Moving to the parking lot, setting up a tent camp. Walk to the 16-meter waterfall on the Spokoiny stream.
Return to the camp. Dinner and rest.


Day 4. Mutnovsky volcano – canyon and waterfall «Dangerous»
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
We drive to the Mutnovsky volcano along an impassable 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" of Kamchatka.
Mutnovsky Volcano is a natural monument, which is located partly on the territory of the South Kamchatka Natural Park, which was inscribed in 1996 in the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in the Volcanoes of Kamchatka nomination. Two hours walk 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 “astride” on its edge. Unlike rafting, there will be a lot of people here, you may even have to wait a little in line to get to the edge of the crater.
Mutnovsky Volcano is the most popular volcano because of the easy ascent accessible to people of all ages and interesting bright impressive 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're lucky, we'll come across real breaks – 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 seething mud pot, boiling and gushing geysers. And a glacier descends from the eastern walls of the crater to the very bottom, pushing against the fumarole field – here the struggle of the elements of ice and fire takes place. In terms of beauty and uniqueness, this place is in no way inferior to the famous Valley of Geysers!
On the way back, another sight awaits us: the Vulkannaya river falls from a height of 80 meters into the Dangerous canyon with a powerful waterfall.
Return to the camp. Recreation.
Night in tents.


Day 5. Gorely volcano
(breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast we drive to the Gorely volcano. The way 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 before the traveler, formed by black slag and flows of black lava, for their color the volcano got its name.
Gorely has several craters, of which the most impressive are the Blue Lake and Active craters. Both craters are funnels with steep walls. The first crater is the most pain shim 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, on the banks of which powerful fumaroles "smoke". After examining the craters, we go down to the car.
Return to the hotel.


Day 6. Free day
(breakfast)
Free time until 17:00.
Optional excursions at will (for an additional fee, see the "Optional Excursions" tab):
– Helicopter excursion to the 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.


Day 7. Transfer to the area of ​​the Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Check-out from the hotel with things (extra things can be left for storage).
Departure in a car equipped for tourists ("shift truck") 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, etc. This is the largest group of volcanoes in Russia.
On the way – lunch at 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 guest houses for 2-4 people, single accommodation is not provided – the last civilization remained 500 km away from us, there is wild nature ahead and this is the first staging point of the route, from here tomorrow morning our journey through the Klyuchevskoy Natural Park will begin. The hospitable hosts will prepare a bathhouse for us to relax after the trip.
Dinner. Rest, sauna.


Day 8. Northern outburst of the 1975 eruption – "Dead Forest" – lava caves
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Transfer to the foot of the Plosky Tolbachik volcano (about 4 hours along a forest road).
Briefing.
Excursion to the cones of the Northern Breakthrough (2 hours).
Tolbachik is an amazing place with the strongest energy! 1975-1976 here a catastrophic eruption took place – 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 living things around for many tens of kilometers.
Ascent to one of the cones of the Northern Breakthrough – the Gorshkov cone (about 300 m, 30-40 minutes), from where a breathtaking view of the Tolbachinsky valley opens.
Moving to the "Dead Forest" destroyed by the eruption of the 70s.
Excursion to the crater "Zvezda" through the 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 "dead forest" area. Recreation.
Night in tents.


Day 9. New fissure eruption 2012 – Plosky Tolbachik volcano
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Walk through 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 have received the gloomy name "Dead Forest", where the dried tops of trees can be seen from under a 7-meter layer of slag. A stop near the crash site of the helicopter, where a fragment of it still lies, making this place even more dramatic.
The entrance to the Kleshnya hill – from here begins the trail through the new lava flows of the 2012-2013 eruption. Briefing. Ascent to the slope of Plosky Tolbachik volcano up to 1800-2000 m (about 3 hours). The rise to this height is enough not to waste extra energy and enjoy the panorama of the entire Tolbachinsky Dol, plowed up by huge flows of already frozen lava and covered with a huge layer of slag for tens of kilometers around. Fissure eruptions are characterized by the outpouring of large quantities of lava. They are also called "tourist" eruptions, due to the relative safety and photogenicity of the 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 the nearby forest. Lunch – snack, hot tea. Return to the camp in the evening. Dinner and rest.


Day 10. Malki village
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Collecting the camp. Transfer to the village of Malki (430 km). On the way – lunch at a cafe in the village of Milkovo (at own expense). In the evening, arrival in the village of Malki. Accommodation in a private guest house "Goryachiy Klyuch" with its own thermal pool.
This is the second transfer point along the route. Civilization is still far away, but there is an opportunity to soak in the pool and put yourself in order after a tent life and a tiring journey, because today we drove through the floor of Kamchatka! The house has 2-bed rooms, a cottage with 3-, 4-bed rooms, bathrooms, a dining room and a swimming pool, single occupancy is not provided. Relaxation, swimming in the basseine with thermal water. Dinner.


Day 11. Rafting on the Bystraya river
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
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). An all-terrain vehicle "Vakhtovka" will make its 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 sports, an ordinary river walk, and everyone, including children, can do it, 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 periodically 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.
Overnight in tents on the river bank. The tents are always new (change for every 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 good company with delicious food hundreds of kilometers from civilization will be remembered for a lifetime.


Day 12. Rafting on the Bystraya river – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
(breakfast, lunch)
Collecting the camp.
Continuation of rafting with fishing.
Departure to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Return in the evening. Hotel accommodation. Recreation.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 13. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Black Beach
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Breakfast. Late check-out from the hotel, a trip to the Pacific Ocean coast to Khalaktyrsky beach. Walking along the “black beach” and berry field, 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. Transfer to the foot of the Koryaksky and Avachinsky volcanoes (50 km, 3 hours). Accommodation in the hostel (rooms for 4-6 persons). Dinner.


Day 14. Avachinsky volcano – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Briefing. Climbing to the crater of Avachinsky volcano (2751 m, ascent starts at 800 m, 6 – 8 hours).
Citytour around the crater, inspection of fumaroles and lava plug.
Avachinsky volcano arose 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 with a diameter of almost 4 km.
About 5 thousand years ago, a new cone began to rise from the bottom of the caldera. The absolute height of the present day cone is 2751 m, relative 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.
In slightly cloudy weather, a stunning panorama of the city, the bay and neighboring volcanoes opens from the volcano!
Return to hostel.
Return to the hotel.


Day 15. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
(breakfast)
Check-out from the hotel before 12 noon.
Airport transfer.
On the way – visiting the fish market, souvenir shops.

Overview

Itinerary: Paratunka–Boat trip–Vilyuchinsky pass–Summer springs–Spokoiny waterfall–Mutnovsky volcano–canyon and waterfall Dangerous–Gorely volcano–Kuril lake / Valley of Geysers (optional)–Kozyrevsk settlement–Northern breakthrough–«Dead forest»–Lava caves–Tolbachik volcano–Malki–Rafting on the calm river Bystraya–«Black beach»–Avachinsky volcano–Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Days: 15 days / 14 nights

Group: от. 1 pax, max. 14 pax

Accommodation: 3 и a hotel at the hot spring

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: complicated

Comfort level: medium

Accommodation: 6 nights in a hotel, 2 nights in a guest house, 1 night in the hostel, 5 nights in tents.

The program is within the power of any physically active person, because between ascents there is time for rest and recuperation.
Having passed this route, we can safely say that we have seen Kamchatka!

Number of tourists in the 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.

Hotel accommodation: standard in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and in hotels in the resort area of ​​Paratunka (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).
Double rooms with private facilities, breakfast at the hotel.
In the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy – hotel « Petropavlovsk », « Geyser », « Avacha ».
In Paratunka – « Flamingo », « BelKamTour », « Gyrfalcon », « Antarius ».
Nikolskoe – in a hotel, in double / single rooms with private facilities.
The specific place of accommodation is determined by the TOUR OPERATOR, depending on the accommodation of the rest of the tourists in the group and the availability of rooms in the hotels.
The TOURIST can be provided with accommodation of his choice, if availability, with 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.
Accommodation 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. When he leaves, he returns.
Resort area " Paratunka '' 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 . No single accommodation!
Accommodation under the Avachinsky volcano – at hostel. Heated houses with 2-4-bed rooms – shelves and sleeping bags.
Accommodation on the active part of the route – in the campground . 2-person tents Tramp Lair 2, Lair 3 (3-person), foam mats (cushions) are provided.

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;
Avachinsky volcano (2741 m) – natural park " Nalychevo ''.

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, slag fields, the Dead Forest;
Ethnographic Museum in Esso – the most complete picture of the culture and life of the peoples of Kamchatka;
Boat trip along Avacha Bay – 6 hours, fishing, seafood.




Schedule


Available departure dates in 2022: on request, please, contact us by chat or email


Fees

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

½DBL (double occupancy) 2,220
SNGL (single occupancy) 2,430

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:
in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel « Petropavlovsk », « Geyser », « Dolchevita »
in the Paratunka – « Flamingo », « BelKamTour », « Krechet », « Antarius »

- accommodation in a guest house in Kozyrevsk settlement

- accommodation at a recreation center in the village of Malki

- accommodation in the hostel under the Avachinsky volcano

- guide services – conductors

- chef service

- food according to the program

- guided tours of the program

- program transfers

- 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, if there are vacant 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 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

Personal equipment required for this route:

- backpack for climbing (30-45 liters);

- sleeping bag (for comfort temperature from -5 to -10). Sleeping bags can be rented: Alexika, Rock Empire, Campus.
Rental cost – 200 rubles / day, rental period – from the day of receipt until the day of returning from the tent camp.
We recommend taking your sleeping bag as a personal item. If you plan to rent, we recommend that you bring your own sleeping bag liner;

- comfortable hiking clothes;

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

- sneakers;

- warm wind and waterproof jacket with a hood;

- warm wind and waterproof pants;

- warm sweater (fleece);

- warm socks;

- warm gloves / mittens;

- warm hat;

- 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;

- a seat for sitting on stones and slag;

- headlamp;

- individual first aid kit;

- sunglasses;

- sunscreens;

- remedies for mosquitoes and midges (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), since on large sections of climbing routes to the craters of volcanoes, passes and volcanic plateaus during the entire summer period snowfields and, in case of prolonged bad weather, the air temperature at altitudes above 1000 m may 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 physical capabilities, the staff when setting up and assembling 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

Nikolskoe