Suggested itinerary “Introduction of Kamchatka”, 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,
7 days/6 nights (without tents),
From July till September, from 2 pax,
from € 2512 .- pp

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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.

Difficulty of the route:
2 3 4 5 One of the easiest tours which is appropriate for people of any physical fitness. You don't need any travel experience to take part in it. Nevertheless you should take into account two relatively long (2 and 3,5 hours) automobile transfers, partially in a rough terrain.

Brief summary:
This easy tour is appropriate for travelers having various physical fitness. All nights you spend at a hotel. The route doesn't include any hard ascents. After getting acquainted with the historical part of the town you will get to the "ID-card of Kamchatka" - the foot of Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes where you climb a volcanic extrusion "The Camel". The most impressive part of the tour is the helicopter excursion to the world-famous Valley of Geysers and Uzon caldera! The sea cruise around the Avacha Bay and to the natural monument Starichkov island will for sure leave indelible impressions of Kamchatka in your hearts! On your arrival at town you will get acquainted with the way of living and culture of the indigenous people of Kamchatka. The next part of the tour is no less amazing ascent to the volcano Gorely. You will walk around its craters and admire the scenery with acid lakes. You are going to spend the final day of the tour fishing and rafting down one of the most beautiful rivers of the peninsula.

Tour price

Cost of the tour for the year 2021 per person
The rate is indicative and subject to change for the exact dates:

Size of the group (pax.)Cost of the tour per person
2 – 3 pax4136 EUR
4 – 5 pax2992 EUR
6 – 9 pax2512 EUR

The price includes:
  • tourist voucher to apply for visa
  • FSB coordination
  • transport services according to the program
  • hotel accommodation in twin rooms according to the program
  • fishing licenses
  • fishing-tackle for sea and river fishing
  • accompaniment (guiding services)
  • interpreter services (English, German or French-speaking guide)
  • meals at the hotel and en route
  • services of a cook
  • accident insurance
  • recreational services of the nature parks of Kamchatka
Not included in the price:
  • Air-tickets to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and back
  • Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers – 825 EUR pp (a join-in tour) and Helicopter excursion to the Kuril Lake - 790 EUR pp (a join-in tour)
  • Alcohol beverages
  • Excursions not mentioned in the program
  • The company does not give any financial compensation in the case it is impossible to perform volcano ascent due to bad weather conditions or if the tourists are not physically fit for the tour!
Equipment to take with:
  • backpack for your personal staff
  • Comfortable trekking shoes / trekking boots with high tops
  • Gaiters
  • Light shoes to change
  • Warm hat
  • Gloves
  • Windproof (fleece) jacket
  • Waterproof jacket or raincoat
  • Trekking poles (if necessary)
  • Sunglasses, sunburnt treatment cream
  • Personal hygiene products, towel
  • Bathing suit
  • Mosquito spray
  • Individual medical kit
  • Head torch

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Arrival in Kamchatka, city tour
Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel (the route with the view of the volcanic group) and check-in.
City-tour around PKC (drive to the viewing point and some historical sites of the town). The city, founded by Danish navigator Vitus Bering in 1740, has always been a strategic port in the Far East of Russia. Many round-the-world expeditions of the XVIII – XIX centuries visited Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with the refreshment purposes. During the 1854–1855 Crimean War the city was put under siege by the Anglo-French forces but never fell.
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 2 - Camel mountain
Breakfast. Transfer by all-terrain bus to the foot of Avachinsky volcano to the altitude of 860 m asl. Part of the route lies in the bed of a dry river. We cover the distance of 45 km in 1,5 – 2,5 hours depending on the road conditions.
A 3 – 4 hours' walking excursion to the mountain Camel (1200 m asl.). Return to the camp. Lunch. The natural monument – "Mountain Verblyud" (Camel) located on the mountain pass between the volcanoes Avachinsky and Koryaksky – is a small rocky massif with two sharp peaks. The mountain was formed during the eruptions of both volcanoes. As a result of earth crust movement and activity of the volcanoes incandescent lava flowed that later became the mount Verblyud.
Transfer back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.


DAY 3 - Option I (group tour is performed in a group of 18 – 24 pax.)
The Valley of Geysers, Uzon caldera, Nalychevo nature park (is performed in a group of 18 – 24 pax.)
Breakfast. Transfer to the heliport. Transfer to the helipad. 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.
During the excursion you will see the eruption of the Bolshoy (“Big”) geyser, observe different thermal platforms of hot springs, fumaroles and mud pots. The route is equipped with wooden broad walks and is available for people of any physical training.
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. Flight back to the heliport. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.
An optional program may be organized for additional fee.

DAY 3 - Option II (group tour is performed in a group of 18 – 24 pax.)
Bear watching on the Kuril Lake, Ksudach caldera, Khodutka hot springs
Breakfast. Transfer to the helipad. Helicopter flight to Kuril Lake. Flight time about 1 hour. Arrival at the lake. Trekking excursion on the lake. Bears and salmon spawning viewing. Trek to fish-counting weir.
Lunch. Duration of the excursion is 1 hour 30 minutes.
Flight to the next stop – the caldera of Ksudach volcano. Trekking excursion in the caldera. Hot Beach viewing. Duration of the excursion is 15 – 20 minutes.
Flight to the foot of Khodutka volcano to bathe in the unique hot river. Flight back to town. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.
If you’d like to abstain from the helicopter excursion you spend this day on your wish. An optional program may be organized for additional fee.

DAY 4 - Avacha bay and Starichkov island (is performed in a group of 10 pax.)
Breakfast. Transfer to the sea quay in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Cruise along the bay Avachinskaya to a natural preserve – the island Starichkov. Lunch on board.
The way to the island Starichkov goes along the Avacha bay passing the so called ID-card of Kamchatka the rocks "Three Brothers" and lava rock "Devil's finger". You will see the rookeries of the sea mammals and bird colonies.
On the way back we make a stop to catch some sea fish in the Tikhaya bay.
Return to the town.
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. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 5 - Option I (only by good weather). Gorely volcano
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.
As we go up the road we stop to make photos and video at the height of 1100 m at Vilyuchinsky pass. There you will get a formidable view of the valley of the river Paratunka and the volcanoes Gorely and Mutnovsky. Then we go south along a volcanic plateau.
Ascent to the crater and to the volcano summit (1829 m a.s.l.). Lunch at the top of the volcano. Walk around the craters.
By favorable weather you will see more then 15 volcanoes around.
Descent back to the bus. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 5 - Option II (is appropriate for almost any weather but for cyclone). Mutnovsky volcano
Breakfast. Drive to the foot of the volcano Mutnovsky.
Hiking inside the active crater of the volcano. Excursion around the fumarole zone – observe of the "Falling glacier", pulsating springs, fumarole outlets, mud pots...
The biggest crater of the volcano is located at the altitude of 1600 m, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kamchatka. Thus in order to get into the crater you don't have to climb to the top of the volcano (2323 m). The ascent is rather easy, you walk on the path of a 1A category in a crust fracture. It takes usually 2 – 3 hours to get to the crater, depending on the physical fitness of the participants of the tour.
Lunch en route in the volcano crater.
Return to the automobile. Transfer to the canyon Opasny. Observing the 90 meters deep canyon and a waterfall.
Transfer back to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 6 - Rafting on the river Bystraya
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.
At the end of rafting, we cook lunch using the caught fish. Packing up the raft. Return to the hotel.
A farewell dinner. Overnight stay at the hotel.

DAY 7 - Departure
Breakfast. Visit to the local fish market and a gift shop.
Transfer to the airport.