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Classic Kamchatka

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
13 Days
June - September
Highlights
  • The area of volcano Tolbachik, striking evidence of the enormous eruption occurred in 1975
  • Esso, the Even village (a local ethnic group in Kamchatka) and its magnificent Ethnographic Museum
  • Bystraya River, which allows to enjoy the wild and gives an opportunity to observe bears while rafting
  • Mutnovsky, an impressive active volcano with intensive powerful gas, steam spurts and bubbling mud cauldrons
  • The Avacha Bay with its various wildlife
  • The world famous Valley of Geysers with more than 29 geysers
Tour Overview

This is a general tour which grants the best opportunity to get acquainted with all main attractions of Kamchatka: active volcanoes, hot springs, wild nature and traditional culture of native peoples without expensive helicopter flights. Nevertheless you also have an option to take a helicopter excursion to the world famous Valley of Geysers.

You'll visit the Tolbachik volcano area in the Central Kamchatka 500 km from Petropavlovsk, where the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption took place in 1975-76 and has left impressive after-effects: new volcanic cones with hot summits, huge ash fields, hardened lava flows, ash-burned forest.  Tops of the new cones are still blazing. The first Soviet lunar vehicles were tested in this area.

You'll visit the crater of  Mutnovsky Volcano with intensive powerful gas and steam spurts and boiling mud cauldrons.  Mutnovsky is considered as the most impressive Kamchatka volcano now because it is always active.

You'll cross taiga and mountains areas rafting down the Bystraya River with good chances to see brown bears and fish salmon.

You'll visit national villages of native people - the Evens and get acquainted with their history, culture and present life. You'll also have a chance to see their national holiday The Aborigine's Day if come  in proper time.

You'll also have some time for relaxation at Paratunka Hot Springs resort.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Discovery of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 2
    Boat trip to the Avacha Bay
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Mutnovsky volcano
  • Day 3
    Mutnovsky volcano
    Mutnovsky volcano
  • Day 4
    Ascending Gorely volcano
    Mutnovsky volcano — Paratunka village
  • Day 5
    Free day
    Paratunka village
  • Day 6
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
    Paratunka village — Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
  • Day 7
    Following consequences of the volcano’s eruption
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
  • Day 8
    Northern and Southern break
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
  • Day 9
    Ancient village of Kamchatka
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes — Kozyrevsk village
  • Day 10
    Start of the rafting
    Kozyrevsk village — Bystraya River
  • Day 11
    Continuation of the navigation
    Bystraya River
  • Day 12
    Return to Petropavlovsk
    Bystraya River — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 13
    Souvenirs and end of the programme
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 12:00
    Arrival at the airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    * Arrival time can be changed according to the chosen flight.
  • 12:30
    Transfer to the hotel
  • 13:00
    Check-in in the hotel and rest
    You can stroll along the city and discover local landmarks.
  • 20:00
    Dinner
    You will get to know your guide and other participants of the group.
  • Overnight in the hotel
    (TWIN rooms)
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Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Boat trip
    Boat trip with fishing to the Avacha Bay (5-6 hours). Observing nesting places of sea birds, the island “Babushkin Kamen”, the rocks “Three brothers”. Moving to the island “Starichkov” in the Pacific ocean.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    For the lunch you will taste the dishes of fresh fish.
  • 16:00
    Transfer to Mutnovsky volcano
    Moving to the volcano Mutnovsky on the off-road vehicle crossing the plateaux of Goreli and Klioutchevskoï volcanos.
  • 18:00
    Stopping for the overnight and establishment of the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in tents
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Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Mutnovsky volcano
Note

transfer  (100km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Ascending the crater of Mutnovsky volcano
    Seeing active fumaroles, mud siphons, mud pots, the crater lake. The crater of Mutnovsky volcano is one of the most wonderful volcanic phenomena of Kamchatka. Steep walls with shining glaciers surround the wide and deep crater. In case ascending is difficult it is possible to return to the camp.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 18:00
    Return to the camping
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in tent
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Route
Mutnovsky volcano
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8 h trekking  (2km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Ascending Gorely volcano
    Trekking along the hardened lava flow (coulee), slag fields, seeing 3 craters with lakes in them.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 16:00
    Transfer to the resort
  • 17:00
    Arrival and check-in in the resort
    A good possibility for having rest with bathing in hot thermal water swimming-pools.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the resort
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Route
Mutnovsky volcano — Paratunka village
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6 h trekking  (1km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 10:00
    Free time
    We offer you the following option: - helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and volcanic caldera Uzon, including flight around Karymsky (1486m) and Maly Semyachik (1560m) volcanoes, walking excursion in the Valley and bathing in hot thermal water "Zhupanovsky". 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) – are some of them. 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 grass and trees create an enchanting spectacle. Lunch is served on the way.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 15:00
    Tranfer to the Malky village
  • 16:30
    Arrival and establishment of the camp
    Good rest and bathing in hot springs.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Hot dinner prepared on fire
  • Overnight in tents
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Route
Paratunka village
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transfer  (130km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure to the Klyuchevskiy volcano by 6WD car
  • 13:00
    Lunch in Milkovo village Not included
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the way
    Driving to the foot of one of the most beautiful volcanic formations of Plosky Tolbachik and Ostry Tolbachik. On the way, in fair weather, you can see the highest volcanoes of Kamchatka: Krestovsky (4057м.), Ushkovsky (3903м.), Klyuchevskoy (4750м.), Kamen (4579м.), Plosky Tolbachik (3082м.) and Ostry Tolbachik (3672м.).
  • 17:00
    Arrival and establishment of the camp
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in tents
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Route
Paratunka village — Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
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transfer  (460km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trekking in volcano's 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
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnights in tents
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Route
Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
  • 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
  • 15:00
    Visiting cones of 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.
  • 18:00
    Return to the camping
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in tents
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Route
Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
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transfer  (33km)

  • 08:30
    Breakfast
  • 09:30
    Drive to Kozyrevsk village
    This village is situated on the shore of the Kamchatka river.
  • 11:30
    Arrival and check-in in the resort
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Village discovery
    Walking excursion on the one of oldest Kamchatka settlements, founded on the burg of Itelmens – aboriginals of Kamchatka in the 18th century. Visiting the national vrafts workshop, souvenir shop of local craftsmen. Visiting the viewing platform, which open the panorama on the whole settlement and Kamchatka river.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • 20:00
    Russian bania
  • Overnight in the resort
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Route
Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes — Kozyrevsk village
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3 h transfer  (90km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in rthe resort
  • 10:00
    Driving to Malky village
  • 11:30
    Excursion to the ethnographic museum
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Starting rafting down the Bystraya River
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in tents
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Route
Kozyrevsk village — Bystraya River
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transfer  (350km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Rafting on the Bystraya River
    Rafting on the Bystraya River (passage of 2 rapids, there is high probability to see bears and salmon). Fishing.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 19:00
    Dinner near the fire
  • Overnight in camping
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Route
Bystraya River
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    End of rafting
    This day you will pass only one rapid.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
  • 14:00
    Transfer to Petropavlovsk
  • 17:00
    Check-in in the hotel and rest
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
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Route
Bystraya River — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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transfer  (180km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Last tour in the city, you can go see the fish market and buy souvenirs
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport. End of the programme.
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Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Detailed description
Departures
June, 19 2018
Start
-
July, 01 2018
End
Available 4+
Status
2,148 $
Basic price per person
July, 12 2018
Start
-
July, 24 2018
End
Available 4+
Status
2,148 $
Basic price per person
July, 26 2018
Start
-
August, 07 2018
End
Available 4+
Status
2,148 $
Basic price per person
August, 08 2018
Start
-
August, 20 2018
End
Available 4+
Status
2,148 $
Basic price per person
August, 23 2018
Start
-
September, 04 2018
End
Available 4+
Status
2,148 $
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
  • Boat trip
  • Letter of invitation
  • Bathing in hot springs
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • 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

Single supplement – 12 000 roubles / per pers (possible only in hotels and resorts) - order of visits can be changed according to the dates of departure (especially during the tours in June) - average price of the lunches in Milkovo – 250-300 roubles - helicopter tour to the Valley of Geysers: 40 000 roubles (price of 2016, possible to be changed).

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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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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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Gabi
From 26 July 2015 to 7 August 2015
Destination: Kamchatka
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Great trip We want to thank Baikal Nature for this great trip. The route gives perfect insight into Kamchatka's manifold nature. The trip was welorganized and planned. Especially we want to thank our guide Ivan and his team. Ivan took great care to insure a smooth trip. He came across as a very pleasant and responsible person who made us all feel welcome and at home. He managed our group perfectly.
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From 26 June 2012 to 9 July 2012
Destination: Kamchatka
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