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Kamchatka Coast: Siberia's Forgotten Coast

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
14 Days
June - July
Highlights
  • Excursions to the islands on the famous boat "Zodiac"
  • Acquaintance with rare birds and animals
  • Possibility to take fantastic pictures
  • Beautiful scenery
  • Animals observation
  • Possibility to visit the uninhabited Medny Island (Brazen)
  • Сrossing the Arctic Circle
Tour Overview

You will have a cruise which is full of events. You will navigate through the territory where you can meet volcanoes at every step. There are 129 volcanoes in Kamchatka where a quarter of them are active. They form a volcanic chain, which stretches along the eastern coast of the peninsula.
Also you will visit the uninhabited island. Moreover there are clear lagoon and quiet coves on your way.
Besides, during the trip you will meet a lot of different birds and you will see brown bears. And if luck is on the side of the tourists you will observe different marine animals: the sperm whale, killer whale, beaked whale, dolphins, porpoises, minke, sei whale, fin whale, humpback whale and etc.
You feel like a pioneer - so rich and not investigated this region. The unique nature and fauna will not leave indifferent even the most demanding and sophisticated travelers.
This region is so pristine and rich, that you will feel like a discoverer. The unique nature and fauna will not leave indifferent even the most demanding and sophisticated travelers.

 

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Departure from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 2
    Zhupanova River and fisher's camp
    Zhupanova River
  • Day 3
    Commander islands
    Commander islands
  • Day 4
    Aquaintance with locals
    Commander islands
  • Day 5
    Nature of the Kamchatka tundra
    Karaginskiy island
  • Day 6
    Koryaksky Nature reserve
    Karaginskiy island — Verkhoturova island
  • Day 7
    The most beautiful lagoon
    Verkhoturova island — Lagoon Titina
  • Day 8
    Chukotka coast
    Chukotka coast
  • Day 9
    Animal observation
    Chukotka coast
  • Day 10
    Day at sea
    Chukotka coast
  • Day 11
    Chukotka village life
    Bering Sea
  • Day 12
    Bird-watching
    Bering Sea
  • Day 13
    Cape Navarin
    Bering Sea — Cape Navarin
  • Day 14
    Arrival to Anadyr
    Anadyr
  • 10:30
    Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the port
    *The indicated time is approximate and can be changed according to your flight.
  • 12:00
    Embarkation and accommodation in cabins
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 16:00
    Beginning of the navigation
    We start out navigation going along the beautiful views of the Avacha bay. You have possibility to see three great volcanoes - Kozelsky, Avachinsky and Koryaksky. The local people call these volcanoes "homey" as they can see them from their windows.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Embarkation on zodiacs and passing the Zhupanova River
    Our cruising on “Zodiac” ship starts on Zhupanova River. Our main target will be the Steller’s Sea Eagle that usually nests close to the river. A large number of other wonderful birds: waterfowl, waders and Largha Seals are also often hauled out on sandbars of the river.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    During the vivit of the fishers' camp, we will taste the fresh fish soup.
  • 16:00
    Continuation of teh navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Zhupanova River
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation of the Commander islands
    The rich wildlife of the Commander Islands was first discovered by the Commander Vitus Bering whose ship wrecked there in 1741. We intend to explore the islands by passing through a combination of landings and cruising on “Zodiac” ship.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit of the North-West cape
    Cruising on a “Zodiac” is often spectacular and we hope to encounter Red-faced Cormorant, Red-legged Kittiwake, Pigeon Guillemot, Horned Puffin, as well as Parakeet, Crested and Whiskered Auklets and Sea Otters. Our plans also include a ship cruise along the southern coast of Bering Island, as this area is excellent for cetaceans: Humpback, Sperm whale, Northern Minke, Orcas and Baird’s Beaked Whales – all the species regularly encountered.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Commander islands
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Excursion to the village of Nikolskoye
    The next stop on our way will be the village of Nikolskoye, where there is an interesting museum. We will meet with locals for getting to know about their everyday life.
  • 13:00
    Lunch on board
  • 16:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Commander islands
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Free time on board
    In the morning we will be out at sea. You have possibility to listen to lectures prepared by the expedition's team. In the afternoon, we will go to the Karaginskiy island.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Tundra exploring
    Our next landing site is a patchwork of boggy tundra, ponds and shingle spits where a range of waders can be found, for example, Pacific Golden Plover, Red-necked Stint and Red-necked Phalarope. We also hope to see Bluethroat and Pallas’ reed bunting.
  • 17:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Karaginskiy island
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing on the Verkhoturova Island
    Verkhoturova Island has some huge seabird colonies and by following a short trail to the cliff top we will be able to enjoy the fantastic views of Tufted Puffins, Brunnich’s Guillemots, Pelagic Cormorants and Black-legged Kittiwakes. There is a chance to see Steller’s, Eider and Harlequin Duck, as well as Steller Sea Lions, as they are often hauled out on some offshore rocks.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Visit of the Govena Peninsula
    Later that day, there will be either a cruise on “Zodiac” or landing on the Govena Peninsula. Great number of brown bears can often be found here.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Karaginskiy island — Verkhoturova island
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Debarkation in the lagoon of Titina
    In the morning we will explore the lagoon of Titina. This place is one of the most beautiful places of the Russian Far East. The lagoon is surrounded by the tundra, glaciers and aiguilles. Their slopes are covered by dwarf birches and pines. We will look for the brown bears and rare gray whales (there are less then 100 animal units in the world).
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 16:00
    Continuation fo teh navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Verkhoturova island — Lagoon Titina
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Navigation along the Chukotka coast
    During these days of the expedition we will travel along this largely unknown part of the coast. It comprises deep forested fiords where we should see brown bears, Red Fox and with luck, mountain sheep and Kamchatka Marmots.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation fo thd navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukotka coast
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing
    In the many lagoons and shallow bays there is a vast array of birdlife including Tundra Bean Goose, Steller’s Eider, Great Knot, Long Tailed Stint, Gyrfalcon, Siberian Accenter and Asian Rosy Finch. This area is also a stronghold of the Kittlitz’s Murrelet and we should see several of them during our journey. In our previous expeditions we have explored much of this coastline, documenting the distribution and abundance of many species.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 17:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukotka coast
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Free day at sea
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Chukotka coast
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing and visit of the Meinypil’gyno village
    Today we will visit this small village and see the everyday life of locals.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering Sea
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing
    Meinypil’gyno, located on a 40km long shingle spit is the most important site in the world for breeding Spoon-billed Sandpiper. Here about ten pairs are monitored by members of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper Recovery Taskforce. We will be the members of a taskforce and if possible we may be guided to one of their monitored nests.
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the visit
    The area is extremely rich in other wildlife, so we may also find Emperor Goose, Pacific Diver, White-billed Diver and Sandhill Crane. The lagoon entrance often has Largha Seal, Gray and Beluga Whales and Sabine’s Gull.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering Sea
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Landing near the cape
    This coastline is occupied by marine mammals and there is a known haul of walruses - the creatures we will be looking for in particular. The animals regularly move between locations so finding them is always much a matter of luck although previously we have been successful. A lot of Gray Whales often congregate here too. To the north of Cape Navarin there is Keyngypilgyn Lagoon. The laggon turned to be an excellent location for waterfowls and waders including Emperor Geese, Greater White-fronted Geese, Brant Geese, Whooper Swan, King Eiders, Red Knots and Aleutian Tern.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 18:00
    Continuation of the navigation
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight on board
Photo of the day
Route
Bering Sea — Cape Navarin
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:30
    Arrival to Anadyr and debarkation
  • 11:00
    Transfer port - airport/hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Anadyr
Detailed description
Departures
26.06.2018
Start
-
09.07.2018
End
Available 4+
Status
481,081 i
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Letter of invitation
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Kayak and equipment rental
  • Beverages
  • Airline tickets
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The price is given for the Main Deck Triple. Port charges 500 $. Kayaking 1 050 $. To book the others categories, the following supplement is applied: + 1 200 $ for the Main Deck Twin + 1 800 $ for the Superior Deck + 2 500 $ for the Superior Plus Deck + 2 900 $ for the Mini Suite Deck + 3 900 $ for the Heritage Suite Deck

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Paolo
From 24 June 2016 to 7 July 2016
Destination: Kamchatka, Chukotka
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Kamchatka Coast is a wonderful trip professionally conducted on a seventeen hundred maritime miles of uninhabited coast. Everything topped my expectations: what I saw, the pervasive sense of adventure in the activities, the competence of the team (professional biologists and researchers) and the safety in which all activities were performed. One of my best trips ever.
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Etienne
From 15 August 2016 to 25 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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Anne
From 8 August 2016 to 20 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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Superbe voyage malgré un climat hostile. Il faudrait préciser que des vêtements de pluie très performants sont nécessaire, car malgré nos capes de pluie et Kways nous étions trempés! La journée de transfert de 12 heures pour arriver au pieds des volcans en passant par la forêt mériterait d'être divisée en deux; A savoir un arrêt dans la pension privée avec bania ( très appréciée ) ainsi qu'un lit! Et
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Bonjour Anne, Nous vous remercions d’avoir fait part de votre ressentie concernant votre voyage, nous veillerons ainsi à améliorer les défauts que vous reprochez aux voyages. Nous prenons en compte votre suggestion concernant le transfert jusqu’au volcan. En ce qui concerne les vêtements de pluie , il y a eu un problème de communication de la part de notre agence et des prestataires externes. Nous sommes sincèrement désolés, et nous ferons de notre mieux à l’avenir pour que ces problèmes n’ait plus lieu. Notre première priorité reste la satisfaction des clients, et nous nous efforçons chaque jours d’améliorer nos services pour qu’ils soient les plus compétents possible. Sachez que nous ne restons pas indifférents face aux critiques positives ou négatives des clients. Chaque client est traité précieusement afin qu’il puisse vivre l’un des meilleurs voyage de sa vie. Nous vous remercions de vos remarques aussi pertinentes que constructives. En espérant que vous êtes une nouvelle fois prête à retenter l’aventure à nos côtés!
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Hugues
From 8 August 2016 to 20 August 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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Fantastique séjour au Kamtchatka à tous point de vue: excellent groupe et guides enthousiastes et très attentifs. Paysages inoubliables. Ours apercus en faisant du rafting. Tour à recommander chaudement en rappelant que dans cette partie du monde, si en été le fond de l'air est bon en plaine, le temps peut changer rapidement et il pleut beaucoup et que dans le brouillard (fréquent) on ne voit rien
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Olga
From 10 July 2016 to 20 July 2016
Destination: Kamchatka
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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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