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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 or   Paratunka
Meeting at the airport in Yelizovo. Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Free time for rest and acclimatization.
In the evening, a meeting or a call from a company representative, discussion of tour details.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2. Free day (breakfast )
Free time.
Optional excursions (click on the button 'Optional Excursions'):
- helicopter excursion to the Kuril Lake (7 hours). Brown bear watching and salmon spawning. 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 caldera of the Uzon volcano (6-7 hours) with a flyby 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 3. Summer springs (breakfast, lunch)
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 with a roar rushes straight from the ground, enveloping yellow-red stones and green slopes of the valley. Everything hiss, whistles, bubbles. 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, but this name is erroneous, because there are no real geysers here – it is not boiling water that beats out from under the ground, but hot gas that heats the water on the surface, imitating a geyser.
Lunch – lunch box, hot drinks.
Return to the hotel in the evening.
Overnight at the hotel.
This is the most physically active excursion of the entire program. Comfortable shoes with thick grooved soles are required. Snowfields may persist during the summer. It can be slippery after rain. We recommend that older people bring trekking poles with them.


Day 4. Ethnographic excursion to the national camp. Sightseeing tour of the city (breakfast, lunch)
A trip to the community of indigenous peoples of Kamchatka, an entertainment program with the participation of a folk ensemble, a cynological tour of the sled dog kennel. Observation of the salmon spawning. Lunch with Kamchatka folk flavor and delicacies. Sightseeing tour of the city: Central square, embankment, observation deck, historic city center. Museum of volcanoes in Kamchatka " Vulcanarium ''.
Return to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.


Day 5. 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. Trip to the Pacific Ocean coast.
Walk along the Black Beach. The sand on Kamchatka beaches is of volcanic origin, so it has a dark gray color.
Overnight at the hotel.


Day 6. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky or Paratunka (breakfast)
Check-out from the hotel before 12 noon.
Transfer to the airport.
Along the way – visiting the fish market, souvenir shops.

Overview

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.

Itinerary: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka → Kuril Lake / Valley of Geysers (optional) → Country springs → Ethnographic Village → sightseeing tour → Boat trip →   Khalaktyrsky " Black Beach '' → Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky / Paratunka village.

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Group: min. 1 pax, max. 14 pax

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: low

Comfort level: high

Accommodation: all nights in the hotel / recreation center

Placement: Standard placement according to the program – in hotels in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and / or in hotels in the resort area of ​​Paratunka (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky).
Double rooms with conveniences, breakfast at the hotel.
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel « Petropavlovsk », « Geyser »," Dolchevita "
In Paratunka village – « Flamingos », « BelKamTur », « Krechet »

Number of tourists in the group 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 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: You will get acquainted with active volcanic activity at Natural hot springs near the Mutnovsky volcano (South Kamchatka natural park).

Excursions:
A sea voyage along the Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean, you will see bird colonies and enjoy freshly caught seafood. After the boat trip you will walk along the "black beach" on the Pacific coast.
A fascinating ethnographic excursion to the community of indigenous peoples of Kamchatka with a national concert and a cynological tour of the sled dog kennel.
Sightseeing tour across the main city of the peninsula. Visit to the visit-center " Museum of Volcanoes in Kamchatka '' Volcanarium '', where you can learn a lot about volcanoes.

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.

Schedule

Available departure dates 2021: 02.07, 08.07, 14.07, 20.07, 26.07, 01.08, 07.08, 13.08, 19.08, 25.08, 31.08, 06.09, 12.09




Fees

Prices per person (without airfare), rubles *:

½DBL (double occupancy) – 1,040

SNGL (single occupancy) – 1,200

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 (double occupancy, breakfast):
            in the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel « Petropavlovsk », « Geyser », « Dolchevita »
            in the Paratunka – recreation center « Flamingo », « BelKamTour », « Krechet »

- 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 (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