KAMCHATKA Travel Club

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BEARS AND VOLCANOES


Tour info:

Duration 10 days
Price 3200 $ per person
Treking 5 days (3 - 10 kilometers)
Vehicle transportation 200 kilometers
Nights in a hotel 4
Nights in tents 5
Group 16 people

Tour program -> Kuril lake (by helicopter), viewing bears fishing, salmon spawning, Ksudach volcano crater lake, Khodutka hot thermal springs, Mutnovsky and Gorely volcano, sea cruise to Russkaya bay (viewing sea animals and birds), Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky excursion, the Valley of the Geysers (optional)


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Day 1 Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky airport, transfer to the hotel in Paratunka - double rooms, natural thermal water swimming pool, rest after long flight, acclimatization.

Day 2 Flight by MI-8 helicopter to Kuril lake (1 hour 30 minutes). If the weather permits on the way to Kuril lake we try to land on the crater of Ksudach volcano and view beautifull crater lakes. On Kuril lake we accomodate in tents sittuated on Ozerny Point of Kronotsky Reserve, it's rounded by special electricity barrier against bears and protected by experienced Reserve rangers. Often it is possible to watch bears fishing without even leaving the territory of the point.
Days 3-4 Excursions on Kuril lake, viewing bears fishing, salmon spawning. Boat excursion along the lake. Walking to the best shooting places, guaranted close viewing of multiple bears in their natural habitat.

Day 5 Flight by helicopter to the unique wild thermal springs near Khodutka volcano, taking a bath, then a flight to Gorely volcano plateau, meeting our 6-whelled car with a team, accomodation in tents camp.
Day 6 Treking to the active crater of Mutnovsky volcano, 10 kilometers there and back, 6-7 hours. Inside the crater we can see its steep walls with glacier sliding down to hot boiling fumaroles and small geysers. On the way back we can see wonderfull 80-meters waterfall in Opasny (means "dangerous") canyon. Sleeping in the same tents camp.
Day 7 Ascending Gorely volcano (1829 meters), 8 kilometers there and back, 4-6 hours treking. In the evening transfer back to the hotel in Paratunka.
Bears and volcanoes of Kamchatka Bears and volcanoes of Kamchatka Bears and volcanoes of Kamchatka
Day 8 Boat trip to Russkaya bay (8-10 hours). We leave Petropavlovsk sea port early in the morning to observe still sleeping ocean nature, ocean animals and birds. On the way we have good chances to see whales, sea lions and seals. Everybody can try fishing. The shore line here is very spectacular with many nice bays and rocks. On board we have sea food lunch, fish soup and snacks.
Bears and volcanoes of Kamchatka Bears and volcanoes of Kamchatka Bears and volcanoes of Kamchatka
Day 9 Extra day in case of bad weather. This day we can take optional helicopter excursion to the Valley of the Geysers. Or take an excursion in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city, attend fish market, gifts shop.
Day 10 Transfer to the airport.


Tour № Dates for 2017 Places left Status
available for groups



3200 $ per person

Services included in the tour cost:

- all transfers, comfortable mini-vans in town, 6-wheeled vehicles for the off-road;
- accomodation at comfortable hotel rooms with natural thermal water swimming pool;
- English-speaking guide, cooker;
- needed travel equipment rental (kitchen, tents);
- full board (all meals);
- visa information and visa registration;
- all permits, and nature park fees.

The tour cost doesn't include air ticket to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and optional helicopter excursion to the Valley of the Geysers (in 2016 - 39 000 Russian rubles per person).

How to pay

We confirm the booking on receipt of the deposit (300 $). Final payment is due 30 days before departure. Acceptable forms of payment are: direct tranfer to our bank account, Visa/MasterCard.

To take part in summer tours including trekking to nature parks and volcano ascents you'll need the following clothes and equipment:

- treking boots
- second pair of shoes
- thermal underwear
- waterproof trousers
- gore-tex jacket or another waterproof jacket (preferably with hood)
- raincoat
- polartec jacket
- cap
- sunlight glasses
- warm socks
- swimming suit

- sleeping bag with "comfort" temperature -2 degrees Celsius or lower
- travelbag
- individual dishes (mug, plate, spoon)
- sunlight protecting cream
- sleeping mat
- flashlight
- trekking poles (not nessesary)
- repellent
- mosquito net
- individual medicines

If you are going to visit Kamchatka in September you need a warmer sleeping bag - "comfort" temerature -5 degrees Celsius or lower, and you also need much warm clothes - at least one more polartec jacket.



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