Land of Active Volcanoes
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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. 

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Avachinskaya Bay
Avachinskaya Bay
At the beautiful Avachinskaya Bay you can view the nesting place of many of Petropavlovsk sea birds at Grandmother’s Rock Island and Starichkov Island in the open Pacific Ocean. Nearby is the majestic Mutnovsky volcano.
Gorely Volcano
Gorely Volcano
On the Gorely volcano hike past flowing lava and cinder fields until you reach craters which house stunning acid volcanic lakes.
Valley of Geysers
Valley of Geysers
Valley of Geysers is hidden in one of deep canyons in the Kronotsky Reserve. 25 geysers stretch here at a distance of about 5 km along the Geysernaya River stream. A trail on the terrace above the valley floor provides views down onto the Fountain Platform. Unique opportunities to bath in thermal waters are available here.
Kluchevskaya Volcano
Kluchevskaya Volcano
Discover the legacy of the 2013 volcanic eruption in Kluchevskaya where fresh lava flows. You can contemplate the majestic beauty of the volcano and see natural stone sculptures from where the lava has hardened.
Plosky and Ostry Tolbachik Formation
Plosky and Ostry Tolbachik Formation
The Tolbachik massif is composed of two overlapping, but morphologically dissimilar volcanoes - Ostry Tolbachik and Plosky Tolbachik, two of the highest in Kamchatka. The awe-inspiring view of the formation is guaranteed to take your breath away.
Kozyrevsk
Kozyrevsk
Kozyrevsk settlement, located on the shores of the Kamchatka River where you can take a walk to one of the oldest villages in Kamchatka and stock up on souvenirs in the local shop. A visit to the viewing platform will give you breathtaking panoramic views of the settlement, Kamchatka river and, of course, volcanoes. It's a treat to stay over in a log cabin and relax in a classic Russian banya.
Day 1

Welcome to the Russian Far East! Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel to meet your guide and discuss your upcoming adventure. (D)

Day 2

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. (B, L, D)

Day 3

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. (B, L, D)

Day 4

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. (B, L, D)

Day 5

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. (B, L, D)

Day 6

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. (B, L, D)

Day 7

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. (B, L, D)

Day 8

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. (B, L, D)

Day 9

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. (B, D)

Day 10

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. (B, D)

Day 11

Visit the local fish market and take the chance to go shopping and pick up some final souvenirs before transferring to the airport. (B)

Land of Active Volcanoes Adventure 2019 Tour Departures and Prices

Price from £1710 per person sharing / single room supplement from £306

Fixed 2019 departure dates

08.07 – 18.07.2019

19.07 - 29.07.2019

30.07 - 09.08.2019

10.08 - 20.08.2019

21.08 - 31.08.2019

01.09 – 11.09.2019

Tour Includes:

  • *accommodation (TWN in hotels and tents, dormitory in cabins)
    *full board except meals at cafes in Milkovo
    *all necessary transfers including arrival and departure
    *all excursions per program with entrance fees
    *local English speaking guides/interpreters
    *base equipment (tents, rafts)
    *subsidiary crew when needed

Tour Does Not Include:

  • *flights
    *optional activities and excursions to be paid on spot
    *additional excursions
    *lunches in Milkovo
    *insurance
    * Russian visa processing cost payable directly to the Russian Visa Centre or Consulate

SUPPLEMENTS

  • Helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers with Uzon Caldera (to be paid on spot): around 750 EUR per person.
  • Helicopter excursion to the Kurilskoye lake (to be paid on spot) 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

 

Every participant of the tour is requested to have:

1) a rucksack (60 – 100 liter)

2) a sleeping bag and a tourist mat,

3) trekking boots or rubber boots,

4) extra shoes to change,

5) things for personal hygiene, bathing accessories,

6) warm clothes (including waterproof and windblock jacket),

7) sunglasses,

8) a hat,

9) a torch,

10) small lamp

11) sticks for climbing

12) gloves,

13) trekking poles

14) the first-aid kit

15) anti-mosquito spray.

 

Contact us by phone or email today with any queries, to book, or for excellent rates and service on add-ons to your trip.

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