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Land of bears and volcanoes

Destination: Kamchatka
Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Difficulty
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Comfort
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
10 Days
July - August
Highlights
  • Helicopter flight
  • Watching bears at Lake Dvukhyurtotchnoye
  • Ascent of volcano Plotsky Tolbachik
  • Swim in hot springs in the villages of Malkia and Paratunka
Tour Overview

During the tour you will visit some unique places in Kamchatka: Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake where you can watch brown bears fishing, white-shouldered eagles, salmon moving and spawning.

You will cross Kamchatka from south to north and going from one climatic zone to another you will get to Central Kamchatka where the largest volcanoes of Europe and Asia are located. You will visit the area with the most intensive volcano activity on the territory of Russia.

You can ascend Plosky Tolbachik volcano (3085m) as well as the new volcanoes – cones (299m and 278m) of North Breakthrough of 1975. You will walk about the Dead Forest destroyed during the eruption that ravaged a vast territory. You can see the wonderful Geyser Valley.

You will take a boat trip round Avacha Bay and the Pacific; admire Kamchatka's largest sea bird colonies.  

During the tour you get to swim several times in natural hot springs and thermal water pools.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Thermal water of Kamchatka
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Paratunka village
  • Day 2
    Free time and departure to Milkovo
    Pratunka village — Milkovo village
  • Day 3
    Helicopter flight to Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake
    Milkovo village — Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake
  • Day 4
    Bear watching
    Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake
  • Day 5
    By helicopter over Kamchatka volcanoes
    Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake — Kozyrevsk village
  • Day 6
    Ostry and Plosky Tolbachik volcanoes
    Kozyrevsk village
  • Day 7
    Northern and Southern break
    Kozyrevsk village
  • Day 8
    Return to Petropavlovsk
    Kozirevsk village — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 9
    Free day
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 10
    Souvenirs and end of the programme
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 09:30
    Arrival at the airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    * Arrival time can be changed according to the chosen flight.
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the hotel
  • 11:00
    Check-in in the hotel and rest
    You can stroll along the city and discover local landmarks.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Departure to Paratunka
    Paratunka is a resort village zhere you are going to swimming in the thermal water pool.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Paratunka village
Note

transfer  (25km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 10:00
    Free time
    Optionally you can take part in an excursion on a helicopter to the Gaysers' Valley and to the caldera of Uzon volcano by flying above the volcanoes Karymsky (1485 m) and Maly Semiatchik (1560 m) or order an excursion by water to Avacha bay (extra charges).
  • 12:00
    Departure to the village of Milkovo
  • 13:00
    En route lunch in the cafe Not included
  • 16:00
    Arrival at the hotel and check-in
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Pratunka village — Milkovo village
Note

3 h transfer  (280km)

  • 07:30
    Early breakfast
  • 08:30
    Transfer to Kozyrevsk village
  • 11:30
    Helicopter flight to Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake
    During the flight, if the weather is good, you can see Alney and Chashakondzha volcanoes.
  • 12:30
    Arrival and check-in
    Accommodation in wooden cabins 2 -4 pax per room. Free time, swimming in the thermal water pool.
  • 14:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Walking to the Dvukhyurtochnaya river
    Bear observation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Milkovo village — Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake
Note

3 h transfer  (195km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Bear watching and fishing
    Bear watching and rune course salmon. Salmon fishing on the lake. Boating on the lake. Radial walk by thermal stream, a mountain plateau, bathing in the healing hot springs. Enjoy red caviar and fresh-caught fish.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Morning bear watching
  • 11:00
    Helicopter trip to Kozyrevsk village
    During the flight you can admire the Alney volcano and hardened lavas of Tchachakondja volcano.
  • 12:00
    Transfer to the base of the volcanic massif
    This volcanic massif was formed by Ostry and Plosky Tolbachik volcanoes. If the weather allows it, on the way you can enjoy a view on the highest volcanoes of Kamchatka: Krestovsky, Ushkovsky, Klyuchevskoy, Kamen, Plosky Tolbachik and Ostry Tolbachik.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 16:00
    Arrival and rest
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake — Kozyrevsk village
Note

4 h transfer  (90km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking in neighborhoods
    All day exploration of the consequences of the volcano’s eruption in 2013 (“young” cone, great lava flows and lava caves, stone sculptures and heaps of hardened lava).
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in tents
Photo of the day
Route
Kozyrevsk village
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Driving to the Northern break
  • 11:00
    Ascending the new Tolbachiskie cones
    Tolbachiskie cones is a group of tiny volcanoes (about 100-200 m high).
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Driving to the Southern break
    Visiting the Dead Forest (a lot of forest hectares were covered with volcanic ashes as the result of the powerful eruption of Tolbachik Volcano in 1975) and seeing the tops of the dry trees above the 7-meter layer of volcanic debris.
  • 15:30
    Departure to the Kozyrevsk village
    It is a village of fishermen, hunters and lumbermen.
  • 18:20
    Arrival and check-in in the resort
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 20:00
    Russian banya
  • Overnight in the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Kozyrevsk village
Note

transfer  (108km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Departure to Petropavlovsk
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the cafe Not included
  • 15:00
    Visit of water sourse Malkinskye
    Bathing in the thermal waters
  • 17:00
    Arrival and check-in in the hotel
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Kozirevsk village — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Note

6 h transfer  (480km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Optional excursions
    On this day it is possible to go on a helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley and Uzon Caldera. Or, Boat trip around Avacha Bay, or any other one-day excursion.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Free time
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 08:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Last tour in the city, you can go see the fish market and buy souvenirs
  • 12:00
    Transfer to the airport. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Detailed description
Departures
July, 11 2018
Start
-
July, 20 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,948 $
Basic price per person
July, 23 2018
Start
-
August, 01 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,948 $
Basic price per person
July, 29 2018
Start
-
August, 07 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,948 $
Basic price per person
August, 02 2018
Start
-
August, 11 2018
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,948 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Tent rental
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Accommodation
  • Letter of invitation
  • Bathing in hot springs
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Administrative registration
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price includes meals from lunch on Day 3 to breakfast on Day 8. The price does not include: - Breafasts and dinners in the cities and in Milkovo (plan 150 - 300 roubles per meal in a cafe and per person, 300 - 600 roubles in the restaurant). - Helicopter tour to the Valley of Geysers: 40 000 roubles (price of 2016, possible to be changed). - Boat trip with fishing to the Avacha Bay: 4 500 roubles (price of 2016, possible to be changed). Single supplement is 13 000 roubles / per person (except the resort on the lake)

Reviews
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4.00
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4.00
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Olga
From 10 July 2016 to 20 July 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Un voyage magnifique.... Le Kamchatka ,Presque une île accessible, uniquement,par air et par mer,grande comme l'Espagne ,mais ne comptant que 350000 habitants C'est donc un vaste "désert " fait de forêts et de volcans,où vivent 35000 ours que l'on peut observer auprès d'une rivière et d'un lac privés ,que l'on ne peut rejoindre que par hélicoptère ,à partir d'un village russe traditionnel,situe a 500
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Gervais
From 31 July 2015 to 10 August 2015
Destination: Kamchatka, Moscow
Custom tourExtension à Moscou
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De Gervais,André et Joel Aout 2015 Formidable voyage au Pays des Ours que nous vu de très près a chaque sortie! Bonne organisation de bout en bout ! Les bottes sont conseillées pour l'observation des Ours,le terrain est très boueux. Le programme volcan est aussi formidable,mais être en bonne forme pour l'ascension de 7hs soit 11 a 12 hs de marche en tout avec fort dénivelé ,mais le résultat en
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Claude
From 29 July 2014 to 8 August 2014
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Le groupe qui participait a ce voyage etait tres sympatique, le guide et les personnes de l'encadrement ( chauffeur, cuisinieres) aussi. Je n'hesiterais pas a recommandes les voyages avec Baikal Nature. Et je renouvellerai certainement cette experience
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Elodie
From 25 July 2012 to 4 August 2012
Destination: Kamchatka
Custom tourExcursion
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Très positif : La découverte / observation des ours était incroyable et Victor, le directeur des lieux, passioné et intéressant. Nous avons aussi bcp aimé l'escalade des volcans. On a très bien mangé, la cuisinière était très douée Tout s'est bien déroulé, le chauffeur et notre guide étaient aussi très gentils Négatif Les temps de trajet sont bcp plus longs que ce qui est indiqué dans le
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Etienne
From 15 August 2016 to 25 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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