Kamchatka – Spring Awakening

Duration6days

Price fromUSD $1,750 ?Currency ConversionConverted from USD based on the latest exchange rate. Final amount and payment will be in USD. Final conversion rate is determined by your bank.

Trip StyleSoft adventure

Time of yearApril-June

Perfect introduction to Kamchatka!

The "Kamchatka - Spring Awakening" tour showcases the natural diversity of the Kamchatka Peninsula during its beautiful time when nature awakes from the harsh Siberian winter and showcases its first alpine flowers. In just 6 days in Kamchatka, you'll visit the wildlife-rich Pacific coastline, bathe in natural hot springs, which have healing properties, hike at the slopes of two volcanoes, and get acquainted with the culture of native people.

Kamchatka in Spring - tour highlights:

  • Take an easy trek to Camel Mount at the slope of Avachinksy volcano and explore the beautiful waterfall at the slope of Vilyuchinsky volcano.
  • Enjoy bathing in the wild hot springs, which are dotted across the entire peninsula. Many of them are in picturesque settings, nestled in forested alpine valleys or surrounded by towering peaks.
  • Meet the native people of Kamchatka and learn about their lifestyle. The main indigenous groups - Korykas, Itelmens, Evens and Evenky, are spread out across different regions of the peninsula. The coastal populations are mainly involved in fishing, while further inland, many indigenous people still live semi-nomadic lifestyles based around hunting and reindeer herding.
  • Spend the morning on a boat ride to the unique rocky formations of Avacha Bay that spring out of the surface of the water.  The most conspicuous residents here are seals, giant Stellar sea lions, orcas, whales and sea eagles.

Arrival

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Departure

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Accomodation

3* hotel

Trip style

Soft adventure

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

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Group size

min 2 people

Type of tour

Guaranteed departures

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Day 1 Welcome to Kamchatka

Welcome to Kamchatka! You will be met at the airport, before transferring to Paratunka, a health resort zone 30km from the capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Spend the day relaxing in and around the secluded resort. Soak in the stunning geothermal outdoor pool, with a stunning view of nearby volcanoes.

Day 2 Avacha Bay cruise and a city tour

Today we start a day with a cruise to Avacha Bay. Enjoy 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. 

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 an 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.

Later in the afternoon, we explore the city on a bus tour of Petropavlovsk - the capital of Kamchatka, with visiting the Kamchatka museum of local lore, the viewpoint, fish market and the historical city centre.

Day 3 Camel mount hike

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: Koryaksky and Avachinsky. 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.

There is still much snow at the volcano foothill at the beginning of summer, but at the place where it melts, the sand is beautifully covered with the first multi-coloured alpine flowers.

Day 4 Meet native people of Kamchatka

Kamchatka is home to several ethnic groups, among them the semi-nomadic Koryak, Itelmens and others. Today we visit a nomad camp, which is situated in an open area with a picturesque view of the volcanoes.

We start with an excursion around the dog kennel and learn the history of the dog sledding sport in Kamchatka. Then sit around the fire and listen to traditional Koryak folk songs and sample native dishes. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase handmade crafts. 

Day 5 Vilyuchinsky volcano

This day will start with 1,5h transfer to the Vilyuchinsky volcano. Here we enjoy a nice walk to the Vilyuchinskiy waterfall situated at the slope of the volcano, it is a beautiful cascade of falling water formed by melting snow. One of the volcano icecaps gives a start to a small river which in summertime turns into 40 meters waterfall.

At the north-eastern slope of the Goryachaya hill (Hot hill), not far from the Vilyuchinsky volcano, we will enjoy a dip in the Verkhneparatunskiye hot springs, which include about twenty outcomings with the temperature up to 70°С.

Day 6 Departure

Check out from Paratunka before transferring to Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Airport for your journey home. 

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Inclusions

Group airport arrival and departure transfers

All transportation on tour, according to the itinerary

3* hotel in Paratunka village

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

Local licensed English-speaking guide

Russian tourists visa support document

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  and activities

Individual transfers, not indicated in the itinerary

Dates & Prices

Dates Availability Price Single sup.  
Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450 Reserve
May 2 - May 7, 2022
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Available US $1,750 US $450 Reserve
May 9 - May 14, 2022
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Available US $1,750 US $450 Reserve
May 16 - May 21, 2022
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May 23 - May 28, 2022
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Available US $1,750 US $450 Reserve
May 30 - Jun 4, 2022
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Available US $1,750 US $450 Reserve
Jun 03 - Jun 08, 2022
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Jun 10 - Jun 15, 2022
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Available US $1,750 US $450 Reserve
Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450 Reserve

Kamchatka – Spring Awakening

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Kamchatka – Spring Awakening

Days 6

From USD $1,750

Trip Style Soft adventure

Time of year April-June

Day 1: Welcome to Kamchatka

Welcome to Kamchatka! You will be met at the airport, before transferring to Paratunka, a health resort zone 30km from the capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Spend the day relaxing in and around the secluded resort. Soak in the stunning geothermal outdoor pool, with a stunning view of nearby volcanoes.

Day 2: Avacha Bay cruise and a city tour

Today we start a day with a cruise to Avacha Bay. Enjoy 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. 

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 an 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.

Later in the afternoon, we explore the city on a bus tour of Petropavlovsk - the capital of Kamchatka, with visiting the Kamchatka museum of local lore, the viewpoint, fish market and the historical city centre.

Day 3: Camel mount hike

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: Koryaksky and Avachinsky. 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.

There is still much snow at the volcano foothill at the beginning of summer, but at the place where it melts, the sand is beautifully covered with the first multi-coloured alpine flowers.

Day 4: Meet native people of Kamchatka

Kamchatka is home to several ethnic groups, among them the semi-nomadic Koryak, Itelmens and others. Today we visit a nomad camp, which is situated in an open area with a picturesque view of the volcanoes.

We start with an excursion around the dog kennel and learn the history of the dog sledding sport in Kamchatka. Then sit around the fire and listen to traditional Koryak folk songs and sample native dishes. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase handmade crafts. 

Day 5: Vilyuchinsky volcano

This day will start with 1,5h transfer to the Vilyuchinsky volcano. Here we enjoy a nice walk to the Vilyuchinskiy waterfall situated at the slope of the volcano, it is a beautiful cascade of falling water formed by melting snow. One of the volcano icecaps gives a start to a small river which in summertime turns into 40 meters waterfall.

At the north-eastern slope of the Goryachaya hill (Hot hill), not far from the Vilyuchinsky volcano, we will enjoy a dip in the Verkhneparatunskiye hot springs, which include about twenty outcomings with the temperature up to 70°С.

Day 6: Departure

Check out from Paratunka before transferring to Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Airport for your journey home. 

Included

Group airport arrival and departure transfers

All transportation on tour, according to the itinerary

3* hotel in Paratunka village

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

Local licensed English-speaking guide

Russian tourists visa support document

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  and activities

Individual transfers, not indicated in the itinerary

Dates & Prices

DatesAvailabilityPriceSingle sup.
Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
May 2 - May 7, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
May 9 - May 14, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
May 16 - May 21, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
May 23 - May 28, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
May 30 - Jun 4, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
Jun 03 - Jun 08, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
Jun 10 - Jun 15, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450
Jun 17 - Jun 22, 2022
Guaranteed Departures
Available US $1,750 US $450

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