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Land of Active Volcanoes ( LV13 )
Be enchanted by the breathtaking changing scenery of the Russian Far East in this impressive tour of Kamchatka. Highlights include entering a crater of Mutnovsky, the most impressive active volcano in Kamchatka; Avacha Bay, Gorely Volcano, Tolbachik Volcano Area and the Valley of Geysers.
Welcome to the Russian Far East! Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel to meet your guide and discuss your upcoming adventure. Meal Included: Dinner.
Start the day with a boat cruise in Avacha Bay to see the nesting places of a variety of seabirds at Babushkin Kamen (Grandmother’s Rock) and Starichkov Island in the open Pacific Ocean. Take the chance to do some sea fishing and indulge in some fresh fish soup for lunch before returning to dry land. In the afternoon you are transferred by off road car (around 100k) to the Mutnovsky volcano where the group will walk to a beautiful waterfall to set up camp for the evening. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you ascend to the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano (2323m). Here you can see active fumaroles, mud siphons, mountain lake. The Mutnovsky crater is the one of the most outstanding volcanic phenomenon in Kamchatka. The steep slopes surrounded the wide and deep cavity of the crater with gleaming glaciers, crushed cracks and lunges boiling fumaroles (ascent lasts for approximately 8 hours). Night in tents. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Today, climb the Gorely volcano (1829m), hiking past flowing lava and cinder fields, observing 3 craters with volcanic lakes (it lasts for approximately 6 hours). In the evening, take a ride to the recreation centre and relax with a swim in thermal pools. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Enjoy a free day of relaxation in Paratunka or take an optional excursion by helicopter to Valley of the Geysers or to Kurilskoye lake to watch bears (both payable locally). Optional: Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers, flight around Karymsky (1486m) and Maly Semyachik (1560m) volcanoes, walk excursion at the Valley. This valley cannot be compared with any other unique objects in the world. There are more than 20 big geysers in the valley. Velican (Giant), Zhemchuzhny (Pearly), Sakharny (Sugary), Troinoi (Triple), Konus (Cone), Fontan (Fountain), Maly (Small), Bolshoy (Big), Shchel (Split) – here are some names. There are geysers that gush forth every 10-12 minutes, while others may erupt once in 4-5 hours. The wreathes of steam, fountains of boiling water, incredible colours of slopes, hot water streaming along them and profuse greenery of grasses and trees create an enchanting spectacle. Lunch is served at the Valley. In the evening we move to the area of settlement Malka (130 km). After setting up the camp, enjoy a swim in the hot springs. Night in tents. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Today, travel onwards to the Kluchevskaya volcanoes (460km) with a lunch stop at the settlement Milkovo en route (payable locally). Cross the Kamchatka River before driving to the foot of the spectacular Polsky and Ostry Tolbachik formation. In good weather, this location provides amazing panoramic views of Kamchatka’s highest volcanoes: Krestovsky (4057 m), Ushkovsky (3903 m), Kluchevskaya Sopka (4750 m), Kamen (4579 m), Plosky Tolbachik (3082 m) and Ostry Tolbachik (3672 m). Enjoy a relaxing evening sleeping under the stars. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Discover the legacy of the 2013 volcanic eruption in Kleuchevskaya where fresh lava flows. You can also see natural stone sculptures from where the lava has hardened. Afterwards, head back to camp for a night of relaxation. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Travel onwards to the Northern Breakthrough (18km) to climb the Tolbachik cones which resemble miniature volcanoes standing at 100-200 metres tall. From here, move on to the Southern Breakthrough (15km) to visit the cones. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Today, we are walking to the Dead Forest (the forest area covered with volcanic ashes as the result of the powerful eruption of Tolbachik Volcano in 1975), we can see the tops of dry trees above the 7-meter layer of volcanic debris. Later, moving to Milkovo settlement (230 km). Accommodation at hotel Geolog. Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Take part in the excursion to the Ethnography Museum of the Kamchatka river’s aborigenes. Have Lunch at a café (to be paid on spot). We are moving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy (300 km). Accommodation at hotel. Farewell dinner. Enjoy an evening of relaxation in a hotel. Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Visit the local fish market and take the chance to go shopping and pick up some final souvenirs before transferring to the airport. Meal Included: Breakfast.
Land of Active Volcanoes
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Departure 2019 prices
13 days/12 nights, excluding flights
|Prices per person sharing Twin room||Single room supplement, per person |
|8 to 18 July||From 1710 £||From 306 £|
|19 to 29 July||From 1710 £||From 306 £|
|30 July to 9 August ||From 1710 £||From 306 £|
|10 to 20 August||From 1710 £||From 306 £|
|21 August to 31 August||From 1710 £||From 306 £|
|1 September to 11 September ||From 1710 £||From 306 £|
• Helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers with Uzon Caldera (to pay on spot): around 750 EUR per person.
• Helicopter excursion to the Kurilskoye lake around 710 EUR per person.
Note: Helicopter excursions are paid separately and on the day of excursion. The flights to Valley of Geysers and to Kurilskoye lake are realized only if the weather is nice and the group has enough people.
Included in price:
• TWN accommodation at the hotel and tents, dormitory in cabins
• full board except lunch at cafe in Milkovo
• all necessary transfers including arrival and departure
• base equipment (tents, rafts)
• all excursions per program with entrance fees (except optional tours)
• local English speaking guides-interpreters
• subsidiary crew when it is needed
• Russian visa support service
Package Does Not Include:
• flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• optional activities and excursions to be paid on spot
• Russian visa processing charges
• lunch in Milkovo (RUB 300 to pay on spot)
• backpack or traveling bag
• sleeping bag and sleeping mat
• hiking or trekking boots
• change of footwear (sneakers)
• personal care items
• swimming accessories
• anorak + lightweight down vest
• telescopic stick
• personal first aid kit
• spray for mosquitoes