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Golden Autumn of 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
8 Days
September - October
Highlights
  • Ascension of the active volcano - Mutnovsky
  • Avacha Bay and the diversity of its wildlife
  • The world-famous Valley of Geysers listed in the UNESCO world heritage and its more than 29 geysers
  • Bathing in different hot springs
  • The stunning landscapes in the warm colors of fall
  • Comfortable accommodation throughout the tour
  • Small group up to 8 people
Tour Overview

Kamchatka is a unique place that should absolutely be visited once in a lifetime. In the fall, it changes into an enchanted place sparkling with warm colours as you breathe in the cold, transparent air of September. A stunning beauty that shall charm you whoever you are: from the professional photographer to the nature lover.

During this tour, you will go for a boat trip in Avacha bay, visit the Starichkov Island and bathe in the famous hot springs of the region. Dachniye, Verkhne-Paratounskiye and Zelenovskiye, ascend the volcano Mutnovsky – active volcano and one of the main Kamchatka’s visiting cards! Also, don't miss the opportunity to visit the famous Valley of Geysers and Kuril Lake in our optional excursions.

Whether you already know the peninsula and want some more, you be a nature lover or be just in need of some fresh air after a very hot summer in the city, this tour was made for you.

This year’s fall could prove to be the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen. Get ready to see Kamchatka and experience feelings you never did before!

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    First meeting with Kamchatka and the Pacific coast
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 2
    Knowledge of the city and its surroundings
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 3
    Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes
    Avachinsky volcano — Petropavlovsk-Kamchasky
  • Day 4
    Boat trip to the Avacha Bay
    Avacha bay — Petropavlovsk-Kamchasky
  • Day 5
    Mutnovsky volcano
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Mutnovsky volcano
  • Day 6
    Wild hot springs
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 7
    Day at leisure
    Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 8
    Time to depart
    Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski
  • 10:30
    Journey to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    On arrival, your driver will be waiting for you and pick you up to your hotel at Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky in the historical part of the city. On the way, stop for a photo against the backdrop of the Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes and at the iconic sculpture “Bears, Russia Begins Here.” Check-in to a hotel and have some rest. *The indicated time is approximate and can be changed according to the chosen flight.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
    Optional
  • 14:00
    Check-in to the hotel and rest
  • 15:00
    Excursion to Khalaktyrsky beach
    On this day, you will have a trip to the Pacific coast, to Khalaktyrsky beach, famous for its black volcanic sand.
  • 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
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:00
    Helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers Not included
    If the weather on this day is favorable, you can use it for a helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers and the caldera of the Uzon volcano: the most picturesque and inaccessible places of Kamchatka from a bird's eye view, as well as swimming in hot springs. * Duration of the excursion is about 6 hours. **Organized subject to favorable weather conditions and a group size.
  • 10:00
    Excursion around Petropavlovsk-Kamchatksky
    We will take a walk through the historical center of the city, reach the Nikolskaya museum hill, visit the local fish market, and drive through the entire city with stops at observation platforms. We will reach the bay at Cape Zavoiko and take a walk along the shore. We'll meet local fishermen and crabbers and go up to the observation deck above the bay (slight climb, about 10 minutes).
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 15:00
    Trip to the Paratunka resort area (for those interested) Not included
    For those interested, we can organize a trip to Paratunka - an area famous for its many thermal pools (for an additional fee, the cost is calculated on request).
  • 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
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the volcano
    Departure to the Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes. They are among the most popular volcanoes in the Kamchatka Territory.
  • 11:00
    Trekking to the volcano
    Hiking to Mount Camel (200 meters high) and near the Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes (2-3 hours). The natural monument is located 28 km from the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, on the territory of the Nalychevsky Natural Park, included in 1996 in the list of the World Natural and Cultural Heritage of UNESCO. Mount Camel is a small rock mass with two sharp peaks, located on the pass between the Avachinsky and Koryaksky volcanoes.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 14:00
    Exploration of local area
    You can enjoy magnificent mountain landscapes, find many mountain flowers and see gopher colonies .
  • 16:00
    Thermal springs Zelenovskie Ozerki
    Unique natural hydrogen sulfide thermal waters, famous for their healing properties. Near the springs there is a spring lake: those who wish can alternate hot baths with the opportunity to plunge into the waters of the lake. Locals believe that such bathing rejuvenates a person and improves his health!
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Avachinsky volcano — Petropavlovsk-Kamchasky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
Note

1 h transfer  (45km)

  • 07:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 08:00
    Transfer to the port
    Embarkation on the boat.
  • 09:00
    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. Sea fishing.
  • 13:00
    Lunch
    Soup with fresh fish!
  • 17:00
    Return to the city and transfer to the hotel
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Avacha bay — Petropavlovsk-Kamchasky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Trip to Mutnovsky volcano
    Mutnovsky volcano is one of the largest volcanoes in South Kamchatka with a complex structure and a long history of development. 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
  • 14:00
    Small valley of geysers (Dachnye hot springs)
    The Mini Valley of Geysers (or Dachniye hot springs) is a fumarolic field, a unique place: curling steams, mud fumaroles and bright colours of the panoramic landscapes won't leave you indifferent! On the way, you can visit the Verkhneparatunsky hot springs and see the Vilyuchinsky waterfall.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Mutnovsky volcano
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
Note

2 h transfer  (110km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Road to Malkinsky hot springs
    A picturesque route through hills, birch forests and river openings - stops in the most picturesque places for photos.
  • 12:00
    Bathing in hot springs
    On this day you will get acquainted with the wild nature of Kamchatka: hot baths in the open air, where water comes straight from the ground. We will also take a walk to the icy mountain river Klyuchevka: a unique temperature contrast created by nature itself!
  • 15:00
    Lunch Not included
    Stop in the village of Sokoch for lunch at a cafe: a tourist spot famous for its pastries!
  • 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
Note

2 h transfer  (120km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Optional excursions
    This day is used as a reserve for a helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers (if it is canceled on Day 2) or you can relax in the city on your own, buy souvenirs and fish. For those who want to spend the day more actively, we can offer trips for an additional fee: an excursion to the Vachkazhets volcano, to Cape Mayachny or a one-day rafting on the Bystraya River with fishing.
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlosk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Transfer to the airport
    Check-out the hotel and visit the fish-market and souvenir shop. Transfer to the airport.
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatski
Detailed description
Departures
September, 15 2024
Start
-
September, 22 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,563 $
Basic price per person
September, 22 2024
Start
-
September, 29 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,563 $
Basic price per person
October, 01 2024
Start
-
October, 08 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
1,563 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport a per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Visa invitation and registration of passports (for foreign citizens, if necessary)
  • Nature reserves and parks entrance permissions
  • Bathing in springs
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Airplane/ train tickets
  • Accident insurance
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

The order of excursions can be changed according to the weather conditions. Single supplement for the hotel - 31 900 rubles. The price 2024 of the excursion to the Valley of Geysers - 70 000 RUB per person (62 000 RUB in October). The cost of additional excursions on Day 7 is calculated upon request. Meals: the average cost of lunch/dinner is 300-500 rubles in a cafe, 800-1500 rubles in a restaurant, per person.

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Liang
From 28 July 2023 to 7 August 2023
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
An excellent travel tour! The organization was top-notch, the tour leader was exceptional, and the customer service was outstanding, promptly addressing any inquiries.
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Jenna
From 21 January 2020 to 28 January 2020
Destination: Kamchatka
Custom tourExpedition to Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
The group had a fantastic time and we will definitely be returning to Kamchatka soon. Thank you so much for the excellent service.
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Martin
From 19 October 2018 to 24 October 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
Custom tourAutumn Tour to Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Many Thanks to my " personal " very good and professional Tourguide Katerina Kuzmina.
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Laurence
From 7 August 2018 to 19 August 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Très beau voyages, des volcans, et des ours !!
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Jean-Pierre
From 22 August 2018 to 3 April 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
Would you like to travel with BaikalNature again? Yes!
Très bien ! J'ai fait un super tour avec une très bonne organisation. A recommander !
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