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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
8 Days
July
Highlights
  • Helicopter flight
  • Watching bears at Lake Dvukhyurtotchnoye
  • Kamchatka volcanoes
  • Swim in hot springs in the villages of Malkia and Paratunka
  • Local cuisine
  • Getting to know the life of Kamchatka aborigines
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. A helicopter flight to this area will allow you to enjoy beautiful aerial views.

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.

Optionally, you will have the chance to have a boat trip round Avacha Bay and the Pacific; admire Kamchatka's largest sea bird colonies or take a helicopter flight to the valley of geyesers.

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

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Welcome to Kamchatka!
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 2
    Free time and departure to Milkovo
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — 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 — Esso village
  • Day 6
    Return to Petropavlovsk
    Esso village — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 7
    Free day
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 8
    Souvenirs and end of the programme
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • 10:30
    Arrival at the airport to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    * Arrival time can be changed according to the chosen flight.
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the hotel
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Check-in in the hotel and rest
  • 15:00
    Boat trip along Avacha Bay
    First, you can try local delicacies: several types of red caviar and crabs! Then we will pass by the visiting card of Kamchatka - the Three Brothers rocks, and observe the bird colonies and the cones of majestic volcanoes. Each participant will have the opportunity to participate in sea fishing. *The boat trip takes about 3 hours.
  • 18:00
    Dinner on board
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
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).
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 17:00
    Departure to the village of Milkovo
  • 18:00
    Arrival at the hotel and check-in
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Milkovo village
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel of Milkovo village, Kamchatka
Twin room
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
Accommodation
Accommodation at the Dvukhyurtochnoye lake, Kamchatka
Room for 2-4 persons
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
Accommodation
Accommodation at the Dvukhyurtochnoye lake, Kamchatka
Room for 2-4 persons
  • 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.
  • 13:00
    Lunch in cafe Not included
  • 14:00
    Transfer to the Esso village
    The village of Esso is a picturesque place where you can immerse yourself in the traditional way of life in the northern part of Kamchatka. After accommodation at the hotel, a short walking tour of the village, visiting an aboriginal camp.
  • 18:00
    Dinner
    You will be offered traditional dishes of venison and salmon.
  • 19:00
    Arrival and rest
    Accommodation at the hotel and swimming in the thermal pool.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake — Esso village
Note

1 h transfer  (88km)

  • 08:00
    Breakfast
  • 12:00
    Departure to Petropavlovsk
  • 13:00
    Lunch in the cafe Not included
  • 16:00
    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
Esso village — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
Note

7 h transfer  (580km)

  • 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
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
  • 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, 15 2024
Start
-
July, 22 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
3,794 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • 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
  • Letter of invitation
  • Bathing in hot springs
  • Camping outfit rental
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Airline tickets
  • Sleeping bag rental
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

Please consider additional costs: - lunches and dinners not included in the program (approximately 300-500 rubles in a cafe, 500-1000 rubles in a restaurant) - optional excursions - on request - single supplement - 30,000 rubles. (except for the accommodation on the lake). The order of excursions may be changed depending on weather conditions.

Reviews
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4.17
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5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
2.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Jean-Jacques
From 29 July 2017 to 11 August 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
La principale critique porte sur l'hotel Petropavlosk dont le restaurant est très bon, mais les chambres minables: cage à lapin , mobilier délabré, moquette usée et sale. Pour le même prix j'avais réservé , pour la fin du voyage, un B and B dans Petro dans lequel nous avions une "suite" sejour avec ecran plat, salle de bain, et chambre avec lit super King size. Les petites huttes de l'avant dernier
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BaikalNature's reply
Je vous remercie d'avoir pris le temps de nous laisser votre avis sur le séjour. Nous l'avons bien reçu via le lien que vous avez utilisé. Je suis soulagée de savoir que l'équipe présente avec vous ait bien veillé à votre sécurité et se soit occupé de faire fuir cet ours.   Merci également pour les remarques que vous avez portées à notre attention. Concernant le logement aux hôtels à Pétropavlovsk,
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Quality of accommodation
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4.00
Quality of meals
4.00
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4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Yves
From 12 July 2017 to 20 July 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? No
- Temps de trajets très, très longs - Guide ne donnant aucune info sur le pays, sur la vie des gens.... Plus un accompagnateur qu'un guide...... - Dans les points forts du voyage était noté ascension su volcan Plotski : non fait ? - Bien spécifier dans le descriptif, la présence des moustiques qui est très très importante.
3.67
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4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
3.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Jacky
From 12 July 2017 to 21 July 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Tout c'est bien déroulé. Les hébergements étaient rustiques mais nous le savions dès le départ, tout comme les moyens de transport. Le guide était un bon accompagnateur mais n'avait pas les capacités d'un guide. Heureusement, nous avions 2 personnes dans le groupe qui ont tenus le rôle de guide de façon parfaite. Les cuisinières nous ont régalés durant tout le séjour avec une bonne cuisine. Nous avons
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3.67
3.67
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4.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
3.00
Quality of accommodation
4.00
Quality of transport / transfers
4.00
Quality of meals
3.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
4.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
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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4.83
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5.00
Work of BaikalNature office before and during travel / customer support
4.00
Quality of accommodation
5.00
Quality of transport / transfers
5.00
Quality of meals
5.00
Friendliness and professionalism of guides / management
5.00
Quality and originality of visits / attractions / events
Gervais
From 31 July 2015 to 10 August 2015
Destination: Kamchatka, Moscow
Custom tourExtension à Moscou
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
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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