This is the most optimal tour, acceptable and interesting for any age, does not require special physical training, but at the same time presents the opportunity to see with your own eyes all that what is Kamchatka famous for – not only admire the majesty of the hills from afar, but look into the craters of two active volcanoes characteristic of the region, bypass geysers and look into the mouth of a steaming fumarole, cross the famous Avacha Bay and go to the Pacific Ocean, swim past the Three Brothers cliff, enjoying the taste of freshly caught crabs and sea urchins , raft along a calm picturesque river along the wild shores, admiring the pristine untouched nature far from civilization and watching the fishing of bears in close but safe proximity to them, get to know Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and swim in the Paratunka thermal pool.
Day 1. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Meeting at the airport, transfer and hotel accommodation.
On this day, you can independently see the historical center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, walk along the Embankment, walk along Nikolskaya Sopka, visit the Maksutov battery and other objects of the city's history.
Day 2. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Boat trip – Avacha Bay – Pacific Ocean – Crabs and sea urchins – Khalaktyrsky beach (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning we go for a boat trip on a comfortable boat along Avacha Bay with access to the Pacific Ocean (5-6 hours) to Starichkov island, where you can to see Kamchatka from the sea, get acquainted with sea animals, go fishing for pleasure and taste seafood – freshly caught Kamchatka crabs and sea urchins . Lunch on the boat – fish soup from Kamchatka fish. The boat will cross the Avacha Bay, round the main attraction – a unique natural monument – Three Brothers rock, will go out into the vastness of the ocean and head to the Starichkov island, which is home to a great variety of birds included in the Red Book of Kamchatka Krai. Inspection of bird colonies. On the reefs around the island, there are seals and Anthura seal seals. The boat will pass by the Sentry stone and the Finger rock (Sentinel) – another unique natural formations in the sea.
After the sea excursion we go to Khalaktyrsky beach, where huge waves of the open Pacific Ocean, black sand of an endlessly long beach await us, where the feeling that you are on the edge of the earth, where it begins Russia. The water in the ocean is not warm, but you can always wet your feet, but the most courageous can swim.
In the evening we return to the hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, dinner on this day on our own.
If you know that you can get seasick at sea (or in transport), then purchase drugs for motion sickness (for example, Dramina) in advance and take it according to the instructions before starting the boat trip.
Day 3. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – rafting on the Bystraya river – bears (breakfast, lunch box, 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 most major rivers of Kamchatka with its picturesque banks. Loach fishing (spinning rod and boots will be given to those who wish). Off-road vehicle 'Vakhtovka' will make his way through the impenetrable thicket to the river bank, we will load personal belongings into boats. The river is calm, the rafting is not sports, an ordinary river walk, and everyone can do it, including children, and a couple of small rapids will only add impressions. And, most importantly, we sail through completely wild places with pristine nature, where there are no roads or villages, but only bear trails.
Throughout the entire rafting, not a single person, not a single car or even a hunting lodge will be encountered. You will only occasionally see individual bears or bears with cubs , admire how skillfully they fish and swim across the river. The guides have the skills and equipment to scare off wild animals.
Overnight in tents on the river bank. The tents are always new (change for each season), guides will help you set up your tent and make a fire. For dinner, a large tent will be set up, where the chefs will prepare fish soup and set a large table with pancakes with caviar and red fish. Evening gatherings by the fire. These evenings in the wilderness in a good company with delicious food hundreds of kilometers from civilization will be remembered for a lifetime.
Day 4. Rafting on the Bystraya River (breakfast , lunch box, dinner)
In the morning we get back on the water and continue rafting, enjoying the picturesque views of the hills, overgrown with cedar and alder trees dwarf dwarf. Fishing. Overnight in tents on the bank of the river.
The common property and property of tourists is transported by car and boats, you do not need to carry anything. Tents are double, with a vestibule, new tents are purchased for the season, which are issued at the camp site along with a rug. The dining room is set up by the staff in a separate large full-length tent, a large table is set with local traditional dishes, the food is prepared by the chefs, and they wash the dishes. Toilet – in a special tent. In the evening – common fire. An additional bonus for spending the night in a tent – an opportunity to see an unusually beautiful sunset in Kamchatka in the evening.
Day 5. Rafting on the Bystraya river – Paratunka (breakfast, lunch box)
In the morning we get back on the water and before lunch we come to the place where the rafting ends, where a car meets us. The guides collect equipment and move to a hotel in the resort area of Paratunka, swimming in the pool with thermal water (constantly + 37C).
Day 6. Paratunka – Vilyuchinsky volcano – Vilyuchinsky pass – Small Valley of Geysers (Natural hot springs) (breakfast, lunch box, dinner)
In the morning after breakfast we leave for the Mutnovka area. The road is very interesting: we will pass at the very foot of the Vilyuchinsky volcano, then along a steep serpentine to the Vilyuchinsky pass, from where impressive views open. Having descended from the pass to the mountain plateau, we check into a tourist center located near the lake in a picturesque place.
After lunch we leave for the Mutnovskaya geothermal power plant (generating electricity from the energy of natural warm sources), next to which is the Small Valley of Geysers (Dachnye Hot sources). Here, along the mountain stream, many hot springs and fumaroles are gushing out of the ground. Those who wish can take a bath in the blue clay bath.
Returning to the hostel. Dinner, bonfire, guitar.
It should be borne in mind that currently there is no infrastructure outside of the settlements in Kamchatka. Therefore, in order to have time to climb the volcano and descend from it, it is necessary to stop for the night at its foot either before the ascent, or after, to which on dirt roads or along dry mountain rivers in summer, you need to get to it by an off-road car from Paratunka or Petropavlovsk Kamchatka half a day. Travelers can choose between spending the night in a tent in the open air or at a camp site with a minimum of amenities (several people per room, sleeping in sleeping bags on bunk beds, shared toilet, but there is a kitchen and dining room with a fireplace), which are sometimes referred to here as " shelters ''. or 'hostels'.
Day 7. Mutnovsky volcano – geysers and fumaroles – Dangerous canyon and volcano (breakfast, lunch box, dinner)
We drive to the Mutnovsky volcano along a difficult road. We begin our ascent (the height of the volcano is 2323 m, ascent to 1650 m, about 1.5-2 hours). Rather, this ascent can be called a walk through very picturesque places, which are a kind of " visiting card '' Kamchatka.
Mutnovsky Volcano is a natural monument, which is located partly on the territory of the South Kamchatka Natural Park, which was included in 1996 in the UNESCO World Natural and Cultural Heritage List in the nomination " Volcanoes of Kamchatka ''. Two hours of walking along the trail without steep elevation changes, at the end of which you will have the opportunity to look into the smoking crater of the volcano and, what is important, sit " on horseback '' on its edge. Unlike rafting, there will be a lot of people here, you may even have to queue a little to get to the edge of the crater.
Mutnovsky Volcano – the most popular volcano because of the easy climbing accessible to people of all ages and the interesting vivid spectacular views during the ascent. The crater of the Mutnovsky volcano itself is quite deep, with high walls, but from the north-west it has a rift, where the Vulkannaya River flows. The river is hidden by a glacier, along which the trail passes. If we are lucky, we will meet real faults – deep cracks in the ice. Along the path to the crater, we will see a lot of fumaroles smoking from crevices and small cones of native sulfur, a bubbling mud boiler, boiling and gushing geysers. And from the eastern walls of the crater to the very bottom, a glacier descends, pressing on the fumarole field – there is a struggle between the elements of ice and fire. In terms of beauty and uniqueness, this place is in no way inferior to the famous Valley of Geysers!
On the way back, another spectacle awaits us: the Vulkannaya River falls from a height of 80 meters into the Dangerous canyon with a powerful waterfall.
In the evening we return to the mountain camp for the night.
Day 8. Gorely volcano – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast we drive to Gorely volcano. The way to the top usually takes no more than 2.5-3 hours, the height of the volcano is 1829 m, the beginning of the ascent is from about 1000 m).
The path to the top is a little more difficult than on the Mutnovsky volcano, but here a completely different landscape opens up in front of the traveler, formed by black slag and flows of black lava, behind them The color of the volcano got its name.
Gorely has several craters, the most impressive of which is – these are the Blue Lake and Active craters. Both craters are funnels with steep walls. The first crater is the largest and lives up to its name – at the bottom there is a lake of bright blue color. In Aktivny crater there is a small acidic lake of turquoise color with a greenish tint, along the shores of which they " smoke '' powerful fumaroles.
After inspecting the craters, we go down to the car and stop by the camp site for lunch, after which we move to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, check into a hotel.
Day 9. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (breakfast)
Check-out from the hotel before 12 noon.
Transfer to the airport.
Along the way – visiting the fish market, souvenir shops.
OverviewItinerary: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Boat trip in the pacific – Avachinskaya bay – Pacific Ocean – Black beach – Rafting on the calm river Bystraya – Paratunka – Vilyuchinsky volcano (without climbing) – Vilyuchinsky pass – Small valley of geysers (Dachnye hot springs) – Mutnovsky volcano – canyon and waterfall «Dangerous» – Gorely volcano – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Days: 9 days / 8 nights
Group: от. 1 pax, max. 14 pax
Accommodation: 3★, a hotel at the hot spring, tent, hostel
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Difficulty level: low
Comfort level: medium
Accommodation: 3 nights in a hotel in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, 1 night in a sanatorium in Paratunka, 2 nights in a hostel, 2 nights in tents
Gorely volcano (1829 m) – South Kamchatka Natural Park;
Mutnovsky volcano (2323 m) – South Kamchatka Natural Park;
Rafting: Along the Bystraya river – 2.5 days, the length of the rafting is about 80 km.
Excursions: Boat trip along Avacha Bay – 6 hours, fishing, seafood delicacies. City tour. 'Black Beach'
Free time: Day of arrival.
Accommodation in hotels: standard, in hotels in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and / or in hotels of the resort area of Paratunka (50 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky ).
Double rooms with private facilities, breakfast at the hotel.
In Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy – hotel « Krasintsev », « Arseniev » etc.
In Paratunka – « Flamingo », « Helios » etc.
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 hotels.
The TOURIST can be provided with accommodation of his choice, if possible, with a recalculation of the cost of the tour. Your wishes should be indicated in the application when booking. In case of non-standard accommodation, a surcharge may be charged for an individual transfer from / to the airport.
We mainly accommodate in double rooms. Tourists who come one by one with double occupancy are accommodated together with another participant in our tour (man to man, woman to woman). If it was not possible to combine, then the tourist was lucky – he will be alone in the room, no additional payment is required.
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 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 magicians nearby Azines and cafes.
Accommodation in the area of Gorely and Mutnovsky volcanoes – at the hostel. Heated houses, several people per room, sleeping in sleeping bags on bunk beds, shared toilet.
Rafting – in the campground . Two-person tents Tramp Lair 2, Lair 3 (3-person), foam mats (cushions) are provided. We recommend taking your own sleeping bag as a personal item. Sleeping bags for hire: Alexika, Rock Empire, Campus (15 USD).
Number of tourists in the group group:
Standard group of 12-14 people.
The boat trip is performed as part of a combined group of up to 24 people.
There are many Bears in Kamchatka and tourists often see them, especially on rafting. In the vast majority of cases, bears keep their distance from humans. Their food is fish, berries, mushrooms, roots. Sometimes there are bears begging for food waste at the places of mass camps. The guides always have the following means for such cases: hand flares, a hunter's signal, pepper gas against bears.
Rafting takes place in an area far from civilization, and there are approaches to the river only at the beginning and end of the rafting. Therefore, the rafting takes a long time, without haste, it is not physically tiring.
The sequence of the route may vary depending on the arrival date.
Available departure dates in 2022:
The price of the tour per pax (without airfare), USD:
|Hotels||Double (½DBL)||Single accommodation|
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – hotel
Recreation center in the area of the village Paratunka
10% discount for children under 14 years old.
We place mainly in double rooms. Tourists who come one at a time are accommodated together with another participant in our tour (man to man, woman to woman). If it was not possible to combine, then the tourist will be alone in the room, no additional payment is required.
If a tourist wants to be alone in the room (or in the half of the block number), then an additional payment is required. Single accommodation is possible in hotels in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, in Paratunka.
Special payment schedule: 10% – at booking, 90% – 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment schedule: 5% – at booking, 95% – 15 or 30 days prior to arrival.
- bank transfer in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AED, ILS, CNY, DKK etc.
- credit/debit card online on our website
- meals according to the program
- transport services under the program (on volcanoes, high-cross-country buses such as Kamaz, Ural, Zil, Gaz-66)
- group equipment (tents, tent mats, kitchen equipment, etc.)
- services of tour guides
- transfers according to the program
- all excursions according to the program
- swimming in the pool (when staying in Paratunka)
- 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.
- airfare to Kamchatka and return
- food in the city (lunches and dinners)
- optional excursions;
- additional hotel accommodation (before and after the trip)
- other additional services
- personal spending, alcoholic beverages
- personal English/Spanish guide: 90 USD per required day.
Personal equipment and equipment required
- a sleeping bag (you can rent it from us, but you must agree in advance, the cost is 15 USD, in which case we recommend bringing an insert for a sleeping bag);
- hoba (foam harness);
- trekking boots (must be waterproof);
- replaceable shoes (sneakers, sneakers);
- sandals or slates;
- wind jacket (membrane and with a hood);
- raincoat or "raincoat" suit (just not polyethylene, as this will quickly tear);
- rubber waders for rafting (optional – we give out rubber shoe covers, but fishermen should have boots);
- pressurized alloy bag (optional – we issue large pressurized bags);
- spinning (optional – several spinning rods are issued per group);
- warm clothing (preferably fleece);
- light hat, gloves;
- small backpack for climbing;
- trekking poles (telescopic poles fold very compactly and can be easily brought with you);
- personal first aid kit;
- personal hygiene items;
- mosquito repellent;
- flashlight (preferably headlamp).
Do not bring suitcases, as a suitcase on wheels will not fit into a sealed alloy bag. Convenient with large backpacks or gym bags.
If you arrive 1-2 days earlier, you will also be met at the airport. If you are leaving later than the scheduled end date of the tour, then our transfer to the airport will not be available, and in this case we will deduct 7 USD from the tour price and recommend using a taxi.
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.