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Bears and Salmon

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
9 Days
August
Highlights
  • Animal observation including nrown bears
  • Fishing for salmon
  • Esso, the Even village (a local ethnic group in Kamchatka) and its magnificent Ethnographic Museum
  • Boat trips along the Kamchatka and Raduga rivers
  • Bathing in the hot springs
  • Confortable accommodation during the tour
  • The Avacha Bay with its various wildlife
  • The world famous Valley of Geysers with more than 29 geysers
Tour Overview

This visit is dedicated to the three the most significant symbols of the region of Kamchatka: the brown bear, hot springs and rivers, rich in valuable fish species. This visit is suitable for all. It’s designed so that each traveler can explore the region, located at the end of the world!

We will visit the capital of the peninsula - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka; visit the village of Esso, which is considered like the “small Swiss”, as it reminds of a little Alpine village, a boat trip on the rivers Kamchatka and Raduga, and the visit of the lake Azhabache.

The main highlight of this tour is the observation of brown wild bears fishing of salmon. We will have the chance to see one of the most dangerous and unpredictable animals in the immediate vicinity - it’s a peninsula to visit at all costs. The safety is ensured by experienced guides and instructors.

More, you will be able to fish for salmon, with fishermen experienced and eager for fishing! Depending of the season, it’s possible to find rainbow trout, coho salmons and loachs.

For those who prefer tranquility, we propose to enjoy the view on the majestic hills, watching the sea eagles, the giant steller and other animals.

During the visit, you can bathe in the natural hot springs and in swimming pools of thermal waters.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Kamchatka hot springs
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
  • Day 2
    Free time and departure to the Milkovo village
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski — Milkovo village
  • Day 3
    The largest river of Kamchatka
    Milkovo village — Raduga river
  • Day 4
    Azhabache lake
    Raduga river
  • Day 5
    Bears warching
    Azhabache lake
  • Day 6
    Salmon fishing
    Raduga river — Esso village
  • Day 7
    Kamchatka's Swiss
    Esso village
  • Day 8
    Return to Petropavlovsk and radon sources
    Esso village — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
  • Day 9
    End of the rpogramme
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
  • 11:00
    Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
    Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski - the capital of the region is one of the oldest cities of the Russian Far East. It is located on the shores of the largest picturesque bay: Avachinskaya Pacifique. The entrance to the bay is guarded by the cliffs "three brothers" – one of the symbols of the Kamchatka which makes its world famous.
  • 14:00
    Excursion to the Paratunka village
    Paratunka village, it’s a resort village of Kamchatka; known for its healing thermal waters. From wells, the surface of the water can reach a temperature of +106°C. After a long flight, you can take a dip in the thermal water pool and enjoy the scenery of Kamchatka away from the city.
  • 18:00
    Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
  • Overnight in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Free time
    That day, it’s possible to maintain the helicopter excursion in the valley of the geysers and the caldera Uzon. Where boat trips on the bay Avacha with access to the Pacific Ocean are available. *Optional excursions are not included in the price of the trip
  • 14:00
    Departure to the Milkovo village
  • 18:00
    Arrival
    Accommodation at the hotel. Free time.
  • 18:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski — Milkovo village
Note

4 h transfer  (280km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Passage of the downstream area of Kamchatka
  • 14:00
    Lunch Not included
    During the diner, you can enjoy a spectacular view on the pictures of the highest volcanoes of the Kamchatcka - Kliuchevskoi, Kamen and Tolbachik.
  • 15:00
    On the boats by the Kamchatka river
    Embarking on a boat, we will make a short journey through the largest river of Kamchatka. This river is full of fish; we will see the fishing camps and the teams working on the field with a seine. Arrival at the mouth of the rainbow river. Stop at the scientific and tourist centre on the picturesque banks of the river.
  • 16:00
    Fishing and excursion
    After a short rest, we will go on an excursion to fish the rainbaw trout, the brook trout and the coho salmon in a stream. Excursion to the church of Kamchatka located in the ancient Cossack town “Nizhne-Kamchatsk".
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    We will enjoy a real soup of Kamchatka fish, salmon dishes and red caviar.
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Milkovo village — Raduga river
Note

4 h transfer  (380km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Boat trip on the Azhabache lake
    That day, a fascinating journey will wait for us with the motorboat trip with the spawning of the fish in the lake. This one is closed to all types of fishing and hunting during this natural event. Since the lake is an enormous spawning, there are bears herd fishing for salmon. We can observe these majestic animals by being very close.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    In addition to the bears, we will be able to watch groups of stellers and white-tailed eagles reaching gigantic proportions. Return to the resort in the evening.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Raduga river
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking in the gorge
    Today, we will do a little hike through the gorge along the creek. In itself, the road is impressive from rocky bulk, framing the valley. Landscapes worthy of adventure films of gold seekers.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the trekking
    On horseback we will arrive at the spawning, where we will observe the bears and the mating of the salmon. The bear is one of the symbols of Kamchatka. Despite the bear being considered one of the most dangerous and unpredictable predators of the tour, you can watch them at a very close distance, the safety of the road is ensured by experienced guides.
  • 17:00
    Return to the resort
    We will be entitled to a little rest and a traditional Russian sauna (banya).
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Azhabache lake
Note

trekking  (5km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Fishing on a motorboat
    In the morning, we will do an expedition in a motorboat on the Raduga river through the meanders and flat areas of the river Kamchatka. Everyone will be able to watch bears or fishes like salmon.
  • 12:00
    Lunch
  • 13:00
    Departure to the Esso village
    After lunch, we will return on the motor boat (about 30 minutes) to the road. We takle the bus and take the direction to the village of Esso.
  • 17:00
    Arrival to the Esso village
    Accommodation at the hotel, free time. Possibility to go to the swimming pool and at the thermal waters.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight at the resort
Photo of the day
Route
Raduga river — Esso village
Note

4 h transfer  (280km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Esso village
    Esso is a small village, which is described in all the guides of Kamchatka. It is called “the Swiss Kamchatka”: the picturesque hills, thermal springs, rich culture and enjoyable in every respect people make this place a special place. We will visit the museum, as well as workshops and the crafts of the north – sculpture on bone and wood, beading and making shamanic drums.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the excursion
    For those who wish, it’s possible to carry out the following activities: horse riding, rafting, small hiking or helicopter excursion near reindeer herders (optional excursions which are not included in the price of the trip, concerning the possibility and the availability, you can learn more by contacting us at the time of booking or during the tour, payment will be made on site in cash).
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Esso village
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 11:00
    Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
    We will come back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski by car. On the way, we will go to a hot spring «Gorïathciy Klutch ». This will close your trip to Kamchatka!
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the Milkovo village Not included
    Payment on site in cash.
  • 15:00
    Continuation of the road
    Arrival in the evening. Accommodation in the hotel. Rest.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Esso village — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
Note

transfer  (580km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 09:00
    Transfer to the airport
    On the way, we will stop on the fish market. Purchase of souvenirs.
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski
Detailed description
Departures
09.08.2017
Start
-
17.08.2017
End
Available 4+
Status
110,000 i
Basic price per person
16.08.2017
Start
-
24.08.2017
End
Available 4+
Status
110,000 i
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
  • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
  • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
  • Russian-speaking guide services
  • Bathing in hot springs
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airline tickets
  • Optional activities
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Single supplement – 14 000 roubles / per pers. (possible only in hotels and resorts). The order of visits can be changed according to the weather conditions. The price includes: breakfasts in the hotels and full board at the resort. The other meals are to be paid on site: in the cafe 250-400 RUR, in the restaurant 400-600 RUR). Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers: 49 000 roubles / pers. (price of 2017, possible to be changed). Boat trip in the Avacha bay - 7 000 roubles / pers . (price of 2017, possible to be changed).

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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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Destination: Kamchatka
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