Kamchatka
7 days/6 nights’ program

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (PKC) – the foot of Avachinsky volcano (Camel Rock) – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – The Valley of Geysers (on your wish) – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Avacha Bay and Starichkov island – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – Gorely volcano – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky – the river Bystraya – Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.




Itineray in brief

The Kamchatka Peninsula is a 1,250-kilometre peninsula in the Russian Far East, with an area of about 270,000 km2. It lies between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Okhotsk to the west. Immediately offshore along the Pacific coast of the peninsula runs the 10,500-metre deep Kuril–Kamchatka Trench.The peninsula has a high density of volcanoes and associated volcanic phenomena, with 19 active volcanoes being included in the six UNESCO World Heritage List. Kamchatka Peninsula is considered the most volcanic area of the Eurasian continent with many active cones. The Kamchatka Peninsula is also very hyperactive and is also known as the land of fire and ice. The highest volcano is Klyuchevskaya Sopka (4,750 m or 15,584 ft), the largest active volcano in the Northern Hemisphere, while the most striking is Kronotsky, whose perfect cone was said by celebrated volcanologists Robert and Barbara Decker to be a prime candidate for the world's most beautiful volcano. Somewhat more accessible are the three volcanoes visible from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky: Koryaksky, Avachinsky, and Kozelsky. These volcanic features are the site of occurrence of certain extremophile micro-organisms, that are capable of surviving in extremely hot environments

Day 1. Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
• AM/PM Bus transfer to the hotel with ES guide (the route with the view of the volcanic group) and check-in
• Lunch
City-tour around PKC (drive to the viewing point and some historical sites of the town).

Day 2. Half day sightseeing/Bus and ES guide
• AM Breakfast. Transfer by all-terrain bus to the foot of Avachinsky volcano to the altitude of 860 m asl. HD (3 – 4 hours) walking excursion to the mountain Camel (1200 m asl.). Return to the camp.
• Lunch
• PM Transfer back to the hotel.
• Dinner
• O/night at the hotel

Day 3. Full day sightseeing/Bus and ES guide
• AM Breakfast. Transfer to the heliport. Flight to the Valley of Geysers.
On the way you’ll see two active volcanoes: Karymskiy and Maliy Semyachik. Landing in the Valley of Geysers. Helicopter flight into the caldera of Uzon volcano. Trekking excursion around the Eastern thermal ground to observe moon landscapes and volcanic activity. Flight to the nature park Nalychevo to bathe in natural thermal springs.
• Lunch in the park
• PM Flight back to the heliport. Transfer to the hotel.
• Dinner
• O/night at the hotel

Day 4. Full day sightseeing/Bus and ES guide
• AM Breakfast. Transfer to the sea quay in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Cruise along the bay Avachinskaya to a natural preserve – the island Starichkov.
• Lunch on board
• PM Return to the town. On the way back we make a stop to catch some sea fish in the Tikhaya bay.
Transfer to the sled-dog kennel of a community of the indigenous people of Kamchatka. Getting acquainted with the way of living, religious beliefs and traditions of the local population of the peninsula.
Transfer to the hotel.
• Dinner
• O/night at the hotel


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Day 5. Full day sightseeing/Bus and ES guide
• AM Breakfast. Transfer by all-terrain bus to the caldera of Gorely volcano. The route goes south gaining height along the valley of the river Paratunka. Ascent to the crater and to the volcano summit (1829 m a.s.l.)
• Lunch at the top of the volcano
• PM Walk around the craters. Descent back to the bus. Transfer to the hotel
• Dinner
• O/night at the hotel

Day 6. Full day sightseeing/Bus and ES guide
• AM Breakfast. Departure from the hotel to the river Bystraya. The drive to the distance of 120 km takes 2 hours.
Arrival at the rafting start point. Preparing the equipment for rafting. Safety measures instructions. Beginning of rafting and fishing.
We float down the river without riffles. An experienced guide controls each raft.
• Lunch at the end of rafting, we cook lunch using the caught fish
• PM Packing up the raft. Return to the hotel
• Dinner A farewell dinner
• O/night at the hotel

Day 7. Departure
• AM Breakfast. Visit to the local fish market and a gift shop.
Transfer to the airport.

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