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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.You will be able to visit the unique Valley of Geysers, and make sea walk on the Avacha bay and the Pacific Ocean. You will swim in natural thermal water pools. You will get acquainted with abundance of the Kamchatka fish production. This route is good for novices (without special physical training).
Welcome to the Russian Far East! Upon arrival you are transferred to your hotel for rest after flight. This evening, meet with your guide during a dinner 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 100km) 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 4-5 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 driving to saddle between the Koryaksky and the Avachinsky Volcano by “off road” vehicle (45 km). Accomodation at the tour center «Three volcanoes». Accommodation for a night in houses, in rooms for 4 - 10 person. The rest of the group has a small city tour with visiting the city center,fish market and observation places (with self payment for lunch). Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner.
Early breakfast. Ascension on the Avachinsky Volcano. Extent of track is 12 km, gather height - 1700 m. Middle time of ascension of 8-9 hours. In the evening return to camp. Dinner. It is possible to order a bath for the evening. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Walk tour to the Camel Mountain (2 km). Photography of mountain flowers and gophers. After dinner driving to Petropavlovsk. Accommodation in hotel, rest, walks around the city. Dinner. Meal Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 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, 8 days
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Standard Package Include:
• 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)
• Helicopter excursion to Valley of Geysers with Uzon Caldera (to pay on spot): around 720 EUR per person.
• Helicopter excursion to the Kurilskoye lake around 686 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.
• 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