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Classic Kamchatka Adventure ( CK12 )
Welcome to Far Eastern Russia! Step outside your comfort zone and embrace the vast, unspoiled wilderness of Kamchatka on this 13 day tour. During the tour you will visit unique places of Kamchatka - active volcanoes Mutnovskiy and Gorely, which are some of the most beautiful volcanoes of Kamchatka.
You will cross Kamchatka from the South to the North and moving from one climate zone to another, you will go to the central Kamchatka, to the location of the largest volcanoes in Eurasia. You will visit one of the most interesting places for tourists in Kamchatka - Kluchevskaya group of volcanoes, in which there is the highest and the famous volcano - Kluchevskoy (4,750 m). This is the area of the most intense volcanism in Russia.
You can look and see the most interesting objects by the eruption of the volcano Tolbachinsky 2013 ("young" cone, vast lava fields, caves – “lavovody”, and much more). You will climb the volcanoes - the cone (299m and 278m) of Northern burst in 1975. You will walk through the "Dead Wood", which was destroyed during the eruption of the vast territory.
You will see Kozirevsk – the original settlement of hunters, fishermen and loggers, located on the shore of the River Kamchatka.
While rafting on the river Bystraya, which runs through stately mountain range, you will be able to fish and watch the wildlife of Kamchatka: birds, salmon runs in the rivers, and possibly brown bears.
And also, during the tour, you can swim in the natural hot springs and pools with thermal waters.
Arrive in Petropavlovsk where you transfer to the hotel. Later on meet with your guide for an evening meal and discuss the trip. (D)
Take a boat trip in the beautiful Avachinskaya Bay where 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. Enjoy an evening trip to Mutnovsky volcano (100km) to set up camp and spend the night in a tent under the stars. (B, L, D)
Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you ascend to the crater of the Mutnovsky volcano (2323m). Here you can see active boiling fumaroles, mud siphons and steep slopes made of gleaming glacier. 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)
Today, climb the Gorely volcano (1829m), hiking past flowing lava and cinder fields until you reach craters which house volcanic lakes. In the evening, relax with a swim in thermal pools. (B, L , D)
Relax or take an optional excursion to Valley of Geysers by helicopter (this tour is dependent on weather conditions and is payable locally). Fly 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 moving to the area of settlement Malka (130 km) on the vehicle (4WD). Setting the camp. Swimming in the hot springs. Night in tents. (B, L, D)
Today, travel onwards to the Kluchevskaya volcanoes (460km), stopping en route for lunch in the settlement Milkovo (payable locally). If you are lucky to visit this area when the weather is relatively good, you are likely to have a fantastic panoramic view of some of the highest volcanoes in Kamchatka: Krestovsky (4057 m), Ushkovsky (3903 m), Kluchevskaya Sopka (4750 m), Kamen (4579 m), Plosky Tolbachik (3082 m) and Ostry Tolbachik (3672 m). Night in tents. (B, D)
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)
Transfer by car to the North Breakthrough to climb the Tolbachik cones which resemble miniature volcanoes standing at 100-200 metres tall. From here, move on to the Southern Breakthrough to walk across the “dead wood” area of slag and ash from an eruption in 1975. (B, L, D)
Walking to the “Dead forest”, a forest which was destroyed by hot volcanic ash in 1975. Moving to Milkovo settlement (230 km). Accommodation at hotel Geolog. (B, D)
Today transfer to Malka Village in an all-terrain vehicle (180km), stopping en route for lunch in a cafe and a visit to the Ethnography Museum (lunch is payable locally). Once you reach Malka you will begin rafting along Bystraya River! The evening is spent in tents beside the river. (B, D)
Continue rafting along the Bystraya River, taking in the surrounding nature. You might even see bears or sea eagles! Enjoy some fishing before spending the evening in tents. (B, L, D)
Make the most of your final day rafting on the Bystraya River before being transferred to Petropavlovsk for your final night in the Russian Far East. (B, L)
Visit the local fish market and take the chance to go shopping and purchase some final souvenirs. You are then transferred to the airport. (B)
Classic Kamchatka 2019 Adventure dates and prices
13 day tour from £2090 per person sharing / £306 sinlge room supplement
16/07-29/07/2019 (SPECIAL OFFER 14 days!)
27/07-09/08/2019 (SPECIAL OFFER 14 days!)
07/08-20/08/2019 (SPECIAL OFFER 14 days!)
18/08-31/08/2019 (SPECIAL OFFER 14 days!)
29/08-11/09/2019 (SPECIAL OFFER 14 days!)
- *TWN accommodation at the hotel, in the recreation centre
*full board except lunch at cafe in Milkovo
*all necessary transfers including arrival and departure
*all necessary equipment (tents, dishes, rafts etc. except sleeping bags)
*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:
*optional activities and excursions to be paid on spot
*Russian visa processing charges
*lunch in Milkovo (RUR 300 to pay on spot)
*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.
• 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