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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
11 Days
June - August
Highlights
  • The area of volcano Tolbachik, striking evidence of the enormous eruption occurred in 1975
  • 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
    Ascending Gorely volcano
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Gorely volcano
  • Day 3
    Mutnovsky volcano
    Mutnovsky volcano — Paratunka
  • Day 4
    Free day
    Paratunka village — Milkovo
  • Day 5
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
    Milkovo — Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
  • Day 6
    Following consequences of the volcano’s eruption
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
  • Day 7
    Northern and Southern break
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
  • Day 8
    Walking along the Dead Forest
    Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes — Milkovo village
  • Day 9
    Start of rafting
    Milkovo village — Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatsky
  • Day 10
    Boat trip to the Avacha Bay
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 11
    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
  • 14:00
    Check into the hotel and rest
    You can stroll along the city and discover local landmarks.
  • 20:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
    (TWIN rooms)
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 09:30
    Transfer to the Gorely volcano
    First we will drive through the Vilyuchinsky Pass, then through the huge caldera to the foot of the Gorely volcano.
  • 11:00
    Ascending Gorely volcano
    Trekking along the hardened lava flow (coulee), slag fields, seeing 3 craters with lakes.
  • 13:00
    Lunch (picnic)
  • 19:00
    Dinner in the camp
  • Overnight in tent
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Gorely volcano
Accommodation
Camping
Note

6 h trekking  (1km)

2 h transfer  (120km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the camp
  • 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. * During the 2022 season, the entrance to Mutnovsky was closed by the Ministry of Emergency Situations due to a mudslide. And, if the passage to the crater is not open, or if the approach to the foot of the volcano is impossible and dangerous due to large masses of melting snow (this happens periodically in July), the ascent to the crater Mutnovsky is replaced by a hike to the Petite Vallée des Geysers.
  • 13:00
    Outdoor lunch
  • 18:00
    Transfer to Paratunka
    Accommodation at the resort of Paratunka: swimming in the swimming pools and hot springs.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
    Dinner at the resort's buffet restaurant.
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Mutnovsky volcano — Paratunka
Accommodation
Accommodation in the resort Sputnik, Paratunka
Twin room
Note

8 h trekking  (2km)

2 h transfer  (69km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the resort
  • 10:00
    Free time
    We offer you the following option: - a 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 on the way.
  • 15:00
    Transfer to the Milkovo village
    Arrival and accommodation in the hotel.
  • 19:00
    Dinner
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Paratunka village — Milkovo
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel of Milkovo village, Kamchatka
Twin room
Note

4 h transfer  (280km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast
  • 10:00
    Departure to the Klyuchevsky volcano by 6WD car
  • 13:00
    Lunch in Milkovo village Not included
  • 14:00
    Continuation of the way
    Departure to the foot of one of the most beautiful volcanic formations of Plosky Tolbachik and Ostry Tolbachik. On the way, in good 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
Photo of the day
Route
Milkovo — Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
Accommodation
Camping
Note

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
Photo of the day
Route
Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
Accommodation
Camping
  • 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
Photo of the day
Route
Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes
Accommodation
Camping
Note

transfer  (33km)

  • 08:30
    Breakfast
  • 13:00
    Drive to Milkovo village
  • 14:00
    Walking along the Dead Forest
    The Dead Forest is a part of the taiga burnt during the eruption of 1975.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • 19:00
    Arrival and check-in the hotel
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes — Milkovo village
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel of Milkovo village, Kamchatka
Twin room
Note

6 h transfer  (240km)

  • 09:00
    Breakfast in the hotel
  • 10:00
    Driving to Malky village
  • 11:30
    Excursion to the ethnographic museum
  • 13:00
    Lunch Not included
  • 14:00
    Rafting down the Bystraya River
  • 16:00
    Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatsky
    Accommodation in the hotel and rest.
  • 19:00
    Dinner Not included
  • Overnight in the hotel
Photo of the day
Route
Milkovo village — Petropavlovsk-Kamtchatsky
Accommodation
Accommodation in the hotel Arseniev
Standard twin room
Note

transfer  (170km)

  • 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
    Return to the city
  • 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
    Final tour in the city, you can go see the fish market and buy souvenirs
  • 11:00
    Transfer to the airport. End of the programme.
Photo of the day
Route
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Detailed description
Departures
July, 19 2024
Start
-
July, 29 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,347 $
Basic price per person
July, 29 2024
Start
-
August, 08 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,347 $
Basic price per person
August, 08 2024
Start
-
August, 18 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,347 $
Basic price per person
August, 18 2024
Start
-
August, 28 2024
End
Available: 4+
Status
2,347 $
Basic price per person
Price includes
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Russian-spaking guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
  • Bathing in springs
  • Airplane/ train tickets
  • Boat trip
  • Letter of invitation
  • Bathing in hot springs
  • Nature reserves and parks entrance permissions
  • Camping outfit rental
  • Meals according to the program
Price does not include
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Airline tickets
  • Sleeping bag rental
  • Meals as per itinerary
For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
Note

All departures are guaranteed! Single supplement – 31 200 roubles / per pers (possible only in hotels and resorts) The order of the activities can be changed according to the group size and the weather conditions. Additional budget to consider: - Lunches and diners (300-400 roubles in a cafés, 400-700 roubles in restaurants) - Helicopter trip in the Geyser Valley - on request. - Sleeping bag rental - 1000 rubles / per person.

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Liang
From 28 July 2023 to 7 August 2023
Destination: Kamchatka
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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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Laurence
From 7 August 2018 to 19 August 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
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Très beau voyages, des volcans, et des ours !!
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Jean-Pierre
From 22 August 2018 to 3 April 2018
Destination: Kamchatka
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Très bien ! J'ai fait un super tour avec une très bonne organisation. A recommander !
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Fabienne
From 7 August 2017 to 19 August 2017
Destination: Kamchatka
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joli voyage. Des choses peuvent être améliorées au niveau de l'organisation sur place, transmission d'informations sur la région de la part du guide, repas dans les hôtels (mauvais)
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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. N
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