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MEETING WITH KAMCHATKA

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MEETING WITH KAMCHATKA

 
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This is an easy and relaxed tour, but even this short meeting with Kamchatka will allow you to appreciate the main her dignity, to see the best – Valley of Geysers or Kuril Lake; try her treats – seafood delicacies; soak up her arms – hot springs; feel the hot breath of volcanoes.
Easy walks up to 3 km, on which you can admire the views of Kamchatka, bypass geysers and look into the steaming fumaroles, cross the famous Avacha Bay on a boat and go to the Pacific Ocean, swim past the Three Brothers cliff, enjoying the taste of freshly caught crabs and sea urchins, get acquainted with Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.


Day 1. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Paratunka
Citytour of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Meeting at the airport in Yelizovo. Group transfer to the hotel. Accommodation (from 14:00).
16:00 sightseeing tour of the city, "acquaintance" with Kamchatka. Walking tour of the historic city center with a guide: central square, embankment, observation deck.Visiting an exhibition of Kamchatka producers – fish, caviar and other delicacies and local products.
Transfer to the hotel. Recreation.


Day 2. Ethnographic village (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Free time after breakfast until 17:00.
Optional excursions (see the "Optional Excursions" tab):
- 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 caldera of the Uzon volcano (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.
17:00 Visit to the community of indigenous small-numbered 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 to the kennel of sled dogs – the winners of the annual international dog sled race "Beringia" (those who wish can ride a summer sled dog).Dinner with Kamchatka national flavor and delicacies (for example, seal lard, yukola, etc.).
Transfer to the hotel.


Day 3. Khalaktyr "Black Beach" – Avachinsky volcano – Mount Camel (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. Drive an off-road vehicle 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).Lunch at the hostel. The 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 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.Walk to the mountain extrusion "Camel" with a small climb. 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 – gophers. Return to the hotel in the evening.


Day 4. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Boat trip – "Black Beach'' (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning we go on a sea 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 sea side, 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) – some more are unique e natural formations in the sea.
Return to the port.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 5. Summer cottage thermal springs – Calm waterfall (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast. A trip by off-road vehicle to Natural hot springs through the Vilyuchinsky pass, the plateau of the Gorely volcano, to the region of the Mutnovsky volcano.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 – lunch box, hot tea. On the way back, visit a 16-meter waterfall on the Spokoiny stream.Return to the hotel in the evening. This is the most physically active excursion of the entire program.Comfortable shoes with thick grooved soles are required.


Day 6. Paratunka (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)–Paratunka–Kurilskoye lake / Valley of Geysers (optional)–Ethnographic village–Khalaktyrsky «Black beach»–Avachinsky volcano (without climbing)–Mountain Camel–Boat trip in the pacific–Waterfall «Calm»–Dacha springs–Paratunka

Days: 6 days / 5 nights

Group: от. 1 pax, max. 14 pax

Accommodation: a hotel at the hot spring

Tour peculiarity – lack of overnight stays in tents. You will be accommodated in a cozy hotel, from where all the radial excursions will take place.

Difficulty level : low

Comfort level: high

Accommodation: all nights in the hotel / recreation center

Placement: Standard placement according to the program – in hotels of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and / or in hotels of the resort area of ​​Paratunka settlement (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).
Double rooms with conveniences, breakfast at the hotel.
In Paratunka settlement – «Solnechnay», «BelKamTour», «Laguna», «Sputnik» etc.
The specific location is determined by the TOUR OPERATOR, depending on the accommodation of the rest of the tourists in the group and availability of rooms in hotels.
The TOURIST can be provided with accommodation of his choice, if possible, with the 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.
Connection is possible if there is a couple. In this case, no additional payment for single occupancy will be charged.
Please note! Some hotels may take a deposit for the room. The deposit is left by the TOURIST. It will be refunded upon departure.
Arrivals / departures earlier or later than the tour dates may incur a surcharge for an individual transfer from / to the airport. Resort area " Paratunka '' 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 : we guarantee that the booked tour will take place, even if one person is recruited!
Standard group of 12-14 people.
A boat trip along the Avacha Bay (sea boat) is performed as part of a combined group of up to 12 people.
Helicopter (optional) excursions – as part of a combined group of up to 24 people.

volcanoes: we will get acquainted with active volcanic activity at Dachny springs in the area of ​​Mutnovsky volcano (South Kamchatka natural park). We will also visit the foothills of the " home '' volcanoes – Koryaksky and Avachinsky, which are located in close proximity to the city (Natural Park " Nalychevo '').

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 excursion to 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 our hand at sea fishing.
Walk along the shores of the Pacific Ocean on a beach with black sand.

Free time: Day of arrival; Day 2 – for additional excursions.
On a free day you will have the opportunity to take a helicopter flight to the famous Valley of Geysers or to Lake Kuril – the largest spawning ground for salmon sockeye, where the largest population of Brown Bears (up to 400 individuals!) gathers. If this is not enough for you, you can take a few extra days, and We will organize additional amazing excursions for you.

The program is suitable for tourists of all ages and physical activity.

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 02 – Jul 07, Jul 07 – Jul 12, Jul 12 – Jul 17, Jul 17 – Jul 22, Jul 22 – Jul 27, Jul 27 – Aug 01, Aug 01 – Aug 06, Aug 06 – Aug 11, Aug 11 – Aug 16, Aug 16 – Aug 21, Aug 21 – Aug 26, Aug 26 – Aug 31, Aug 31 – Sep 05, Sep 05 – Sep 10, Sep 10 – Sep 15 


Fees

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

Prices per person (without airfare), rubles *:

Economy

Standard

Comfort

½DBL (double occupancy) 1'200 1'420 1'500
SNGL (single occupancy) 1'340 1'600 1'850

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

- hotel accommodation in Paratunka village (double occupancy, breakfast):
economy – recreation center « Solnechnay »
standard – recreation center « BelKamTour », « Lagoon »
comfort – recreation center « Sputnik 4 » .

- guide services – conductors;

- meals according to the program;

- excursions according to the program;

- group transfers according to the program;

- additional group transfer hotel-airport-hotel earlier or later than the tour dates from accommodation in Paratunka or Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky within the central square;

- group equipment and inventory (dishes, camping furniture, etc.);

- medical insurance (for active recreation);

- necessary permits to visit specially protected natural areas.

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.

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

Fees exclude

- airfare to Kamchatka and return

- meals during your stay at the hotel (meals on the day of arrival, dinners on all days)

- optional excursions on a free day

- 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:

– a small backpack for personal belongings on the route;

- comfortable hiking clothes;

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

- trekking poles are also available for rent and cost 7 USD. in a day. 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;

- sneakers;

- warm waterproof jacket with a hood;

- warm waterproof pants;

- warm sweater;

- wool socks;

- gloves, warm mittens;

- warm hat;

- bath and bathing accessories;

- a seat for sitting on stones and slag;

- individual first aid kit;

- sunglasses;

- sunscreen and after sun cream;

- cream for mosquitoes and midges;

- photo and video camera;

- copies of all documents 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 temperature in the air at altitudes above 1000 m may decrease.
Tourists carry (when loading / unloading a car and setting up a camp) and are responsible for personal equipment (backpack) on their own.
Tourists, to the best of their physical capabilities, help the staff with 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