Kamchatka Discovery

Duration8days

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Trip StyleSoft Adventure

Time of yearJune - Sep

A perfect introduction to the incomparable Kamchatka experience.

There are adventure travel destinations. And then there’s Kamchatka. If you crave transformative travel experiences, communion with nature and wilderness that is still truly “wild”, our Kamchatka tour will fulfill your frontier travel fantasies.

Perhaps the most ideal way to travel Kamchatka's great distances is by helicopter. On one of our optional helicopter excursions, land next to Kurilskoye Lake to observe the famous brown bears, or take a fly-over across the Valley of Geysers for an incredible bird’s eye view of the kind of bizarre and beautiful primitive landscapes that make Kamchatka so alluringly otherworldly.

Kamchatka Discovery tour highlights:

  • Avachinskaya Bay cruise: spend half a day tracing the twisting coastline from tranquil Avacha Bay out to Starichkov Island, a nature reserve renowned for its seabird population
  • Hike around Mount Vachkazhets: discover the surprising beauty of the peninsula’s volcanic landscapes on a circuit of the Vachkazhets volcano, an easy four-hour hike passing flower-filled meadows, waterfalls, and panoramic mountain viewpoints
  • Enjoy a leisurely-paced rafting trip down the Bystraya River and try your hand at trout and salmon fishing while the pristine forest scenery drifts by. Afterwards, soak in the mineral-rich waters of the Malkinskie (Malki) thermal hot springs
  • Take an easy trek to Camel Mount at the slope of Avachainksy volcano and explore the black volcanic beach overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean

The Kamchatka Discovery showcases the incredible natural diversity of the Kamchatka Peninsula. In 8 days in Kamchatka, you'll visit wildlife-rich Pacific coastline, pristine rivers cutting through the lush alpine valley, the crater of an active volcano and high altitude viewpoints across some of the most magnificent and ancient mountain ranges of the Pacific Rim of Fire.

On this Kamchatka tour, there are several optional excursions to choose from. Summer is the time of the salmon spawning in Kuril Lake. If you've ever wanted to see brown bears up-close in the wild, the optional helicopter flight and guided walk to see the salmon-fishing bears of Kamchatka (for departures start from mid-July).

If you're not ready to relax by Day 7,  opt-in for a hiking trip to the Dachniye thermal hot springs that bubble up through a river sandbar at the base of Mutnovsky volcano, also called "the mini valley of geysers". This trip doesn't include bathing, it's for enjoying a hike in the beautiful natural surroundings.

Arrival

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Departure

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Accomodation

3* hotel

Trip style

Soft Adventure

Duration

8 days / 7 nights

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Group size

up to 16 people

Type of tour

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Day 1 Arrival to Kamchatka

Welcome to Kamchatka! You will be met at the airport before transferring to the hotel in Paratunka resort area. Here you’ll have free time to rest and are encouraged to relax after your long flight in the hotel’s spring water pool.

Day 2 City tour of Petropavlovsk, Avacha Bay cruise

Today we start a day with a city tour of Petropavlovsk - the capital of Kamchatka, with visiting the Kamchatka museum of local lore, the viewpoint, fish market and the city centre.

Later in the afternoon, take in the breathtaking scenery of the twisting coastline, try your fishing skills from the boat or relax on a deck and enjoy sweeping views of the peninsula and its many volcanoes from the shores of Kamchatka. With a twisting coastline cut by numerous smaller bays, Avachinskaya bay is one of the most picturesque spots in the Kamchatka peninsula.

The trip will meet the Pacific Ocean and visit Starichkov Island, a nature reserve in the bay, which abounds in puffins, loons and other forms of waterbird. With a picnic board on deck, the cruise will include sweeping views of the peninsula, outlook onto the Pacific Ocean and a chance (if lucky enough) to see many of the bay’s sea life including otters and sea lions.

 

Day 3 Vachkazhets Mountain light hiking excursion

Hike around Mount Vachkazhets, a volcano which was once a one-cone volcano before exploding and splitting into three different summits, and explore its surroundings.

Vachkazhets and its surroundings are among the most beautiful spots in Kamchatka, telling a story stretching back to ancient times when Vachkazhets was a one-cone volcano before exploding and dividing into three parts. You will be able to take in the scenic surrounds and appreciate the serene quiet at a picnic lunch during the trek.

Day 4 Bystraya River slow pace rafting and fishing

Today we invite you on a slow pace rafting on Bystraya River for an afternoon of ‘catch-and-release’ fishing. The second-longest river in Kamchatka, the Bystraya flows along the Ridge and is inhabited with fish such as the Pacific salmon, East Siberian char, grayling, and Rainbow trout. 

Next, we head to the Malkinskiye (Malki) hot thermal springs for relaxing and soaking in the natural healing waters. The Malki hot thermal springs are situated in the valley of the Bystraya river, at a great thermal territory of underground natural springs.

Day 5 Camel Mount easy hike, Khalaktyrsky beach

Today, you will see Kamchatka from a different perspective as we head to Avachinsky volcano (2,751m). One of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka, the Avachinsky volcano is filled with hardened lava above which you can see rising clouds of fumaroles.

In the morning you jump into the truck for a 2h drive to the volcano’s base camp. After a quick lunch, get ready for an easy hike (3h) to the nearby Camel Mountain (1,200m), which is actually situated between two volcanoes: Koryakskiy and Avachinskiy. From the top of the mountain, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Avachinskaya bay and the surroundings of Petropavlovsk, the Avacha river and Nalychevo valley.

Afterwards, we head to the Pacific Ocean coast for a short excursion at Khalaktyrsky Beach, which is a popular place among the locals and surfers from around the world. The long coastal line over 30km is covered with black volcanic sand and in summer is full of blossoming flowers and bushes. The water temperature does not exceed +15C even in the hottest summer days, but locals still come here for a short swim and sunbathing.

Day 6 Optional* helicopter excursions to the Valley of Geysers or Kurilskoye Lake

The choice is yours to either enjoy a free day of exploring Petropavlovsk or Paratunka at your leisure or join one of the optional* scenic helicopter flight to Kurilskoye (Kuril) Lake for brown bears watching or to the Valley of Geysers. Download a detailed itinerary for more information about these options.

Day 7 Free day or optional* excursion to the Dachnye hot springs

This day can be spent at your leisure, or you may join the optional* tour to Dachnye hot springs (trekking).

Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a transfer to the Mutnovskaya geothermal power station. Sometimes referred to as “a miniature version of the Valley of Geysers”, the Dachniye hot thermal springs are situated at the bottom of the Mutnovsky volcano, at the edge of a huge intermountain area, situated within a ravine with steep walls.

The afternoon’s activities will include a picnic lunch during the trek and a visit to the Spokoiniy creek and waterfall.

Day 8 Departure from Kamchatka

It's time to say goodbye to Kamchatka! After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transfer to the airport for the journey back home.

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Inclusions

Group airport arrival and departure transfers

All transportation on tour according to the itinerary

3* hotel accommodation in Paratunka (based on twin-share), for solo travellers single supplement fee applies

Breakfasts in the hotel, some lunches (lunch-boxes) during full-day excursions

Local English-speaking guide, helper, experienced drivers

All activities indicated in the itinerary (except optional)

Russian visa support document (invitation letter/voucher)

Exclusions

Flights

Travel insurance

Russian visa and visa fees. *Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for concierge visa service here.

Optional excursions/activities

Individual transfers, not indicated in the itinerary

Dates & Prices

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Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2021
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Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2021
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Jul 5 - Jul 12, 2021
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Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2021
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Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2021
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Jul 26 - Aug 2, 2021
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Aug 2 - Aug 9, 2021
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Aug 9 - Aug 16, 2021
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Aug 16 - Aug 22, 2021
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Aug 22 - Aug 30, 2021
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Aug 30 - Sep 6, 2021
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Sep 6 - Sep 13, 2021
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Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2021
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Sep 20 - 27 Sep, 2021
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Kamchatka Discovery

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Kamchatka Discovery

Days 8

From USD $1,980

Trip Style Soft Adventure

Time of year June - Sep

Day 1: Arrival to Kamchatka

Welcome to Kamchatka! You will be met at the airport before transferring to the hotel in Paratunka resort area. Here you’ll have free time to rest and are encouraged to relax after your long flight in the hotel’s spring water pool.

Day 2: City tour of Petropavlovsk, Avacha Bay cruise

Today we start a day with a city tour of Petropavlovsk - the capital of Kamchatka, with visiting the Kamchatka museum of local lore, the viewpoint, fish market and the city centre.

Later in the afternoon, take in the breathtaking scenery of the twisting coastline, try your fishing skills from the boat or relax on a deck and enjoy sweeping views of the peninsula and its many volcanoes from the shores of Kamchatka. With a twisting coastline cut by numerous smaller bays, Avachinskaya bay is one of the most picturesque spots in the Kamchatka peninsula.

The trip will meet the Pacific Ocean and visit Starichkov Island, a nature reserve in the bay, which abounds in puffins, loons and other forms of waterbird. With a picnic board on deck, the cruise will include sweeping views of the peninsula, outlook onto the Pacific Ocean and a chance (if lucky enough) to see many of the bay’s sea life including otters and sea lions.

 

Day 3: Vachkazhets Mountain light hiking excursion

Hike around Mount Vachkazhets, a volcano which was once a one-cone volcano before exploding and splitting into three different summits, and explore its surroundings.

Vachkazhets and its surroundings are among the most beautiful spots in Kamchatka, telling a story stretching back to ancient times when Vachkazhets was a one-cone volcano before exploding and dividing into three parts. You will be able to take in the scenic surrounds and appreciate the serene quiet at a picnic lunch during the trek.

Day 4: Bystraya River slow pace rafting and fishing

Today we invite you on a slow pace rafting on Bystraya River for an afternoon of ‘catch-and-release’ fishing. The second-longest river in Kamchatka, the Bystraya flows along the Ridge and is inhabited with fish such as the Pacific salmon, East Siberian char, grayling, and Rainbow trout. 

Next, we head to the Malkinskiye (Malki) hot thermal springs for relaxing and soaking in the natural healing waters. The Malki hot thermal springs are situated in the valley of the Bystraya river, at a great thermal territory of underground natural springs.

Day 5: Camel Mount easy hike, Khalaktyrsky beach

Today, you will see Kamchatka from a different perspective as we head to Avachinsky volcano (2,751m). One of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka, the Avachinsky volcano is filled with hardened lava above which you can see rising clouds of fumaroles.

In the morning you jump into the truck for a 2h drive to the volcano’s base camp. After a quick lunch, get ready for an easy hike (3h) to the nearby Camel Mountain (1,200m), which is actually situated between two volcanoes: Koryakskiy and Avachinskiy. From the top of the mountain, you will enjoy the beautiful views of the Avachinskaya bay and the surroundings of Petropavlovsk, the Avacha river and Nalychevo valley.

Afterwards, we head to the Pacific Ocean coast for a short excursion at Khalaktyrsky Beach, which is a popular place among the locals and surfers from around the world. The long coastal line over 30km is covered with black volcanic sand and in summer is full of blossoming flowers and bushes. The water temperature does not exceed +15C even in the hottest summer days, but locals still come here for a short swim and sunbathing.

Day 6: Optional* helicopter excursions to the Valley of Geysers or Kurilskoye Lake

The choice is yours to either enjoy a free day of exploring Petropavlovsk or Paratunka at your leisure or join one of the optional* scenic helicopter flight to Kurilskoye (Kuril) Lake for brown bears watching or to the Valley of Geysers. Download a detailed itinerary for more information about these options.

Day 7: Free day or optional* excursion to the Dachnye hot springs

This day can be spent at your leisure, or you may join the optional* tour to Dachnye hot springs (trekking).

Breakfast at the hotel will be followed by a transfer to the Mutnovskaya geothermal power station. Sometimes referred to as “a miniature version of the Valley of Geysers”, the Dachniye hot thermal springs are situated at the bottom of the Mutnovsky volcano, at the edge of a huge intermountain area, situated within a ravine with steep walls.

The afternoon’s activities will include a picnic lunch during the trek and a visit to the Spokoiniy creek and waterfall.

Day 8: Departure from Kamchatka

It's time to say goodbye to Kamchatka! After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transfer to the airport for the journey back home.

Included

Group airport arrival and departure transfers

All transportation on tour according to the itinerary

3* hotel accommodation in Paratunka (based on twin-share), for solo travellers single supplement fee applies

Breakfasts in the hotel, some lunches (lunch-boxes) during full-day excursions

Local English-speaking guide, helper, experienced drivers

All activities indicated in the itinerary (except optional)

Russian visa support document (invitation letter/voucher)

Not included

Flights

Travel insurance

Russian visa and visa fees. *Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for concierge visa service here.

Optional excursions/activities

Individual transfers, not indicated in the itinerary

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup.
Jun 21 - Jun 28, 2021
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,980 US $550
Jun 28 - Jul 5, 2021
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Available US $1,980 US $550
Jul 5 - Jul 12, 2021
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Jul 12 - Jul 19, 2021
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Jul 19 - Jul 26, 2021
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Jul 26 - Aug 2, 2021
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Aug 2 - Aug 9, 2021
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Aug 9 - Aug 16, 2021
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Aug 16 - Aug 22, 2021
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Aug 22 - Aug 30, 2021
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Aug 30 - Sep 6, 2021
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Sep 6 - Sep 13, 2021
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Sep 13 - Sep 20, 2021
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Sep 20 - 27 Sep, 2021
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