Day 1:Welcome to Kamchatka
Meet and greet at the Petropavlovsk airport and embark on a city tour of the Kamchatka's capital. Enjoy a welcoming dinner this evening to meet the team and prepare for the journey ahead.
Day 2:Transfer to Klyuchevsky Nature Park
Today we embark on a full day drive by 4 or 6WD truck towards Klyuchevsky Nature Park, with a pit stop at Milkovo village. In the evening we will reach Kozyrevsk settlement, here we stay for a night in a very simple but cozy wooden cabins.
Day 3:Tolbachik volcano: lava fields
After a drive from Kozyrevsk we arrive at Klyuchevsky Nature Park. Set up our base camp at the foot of Tolbachik volcano, we stroll above its solid lava flows of 2012-2013 eruptions, lava formed various beautiful shapes, many slag cones around, moon-like sceneries.
Day 4:Tolbachik volcano: Dead Forest
Today, we arrive in the "Dead Forest" - area, which was destroyed by Tolbachik volcano eruption in 1975. Thousands of trees were killed instantly by the volcanic ash cloud having a temperature of more than 1000 degrees centigrade.
Day 5:Ascending Plosky Tolbachik volcano
Today is dedicated to ascending Plosky Tolbachik volcano. At the top you will be amazed with panorama of Tolbachik Dale and also 50 slag cones, where the famous Holocene eruptions of Tolbachik took place.
Day 6:En route to the village of Esso
Transfer to the settlement of Esso, home to the Evens, one of the 4 indigenous peoples of Kamchatka. Here you'll stay in the hotel with a thermal pool, where you can relax after several days in the wild.
Day 7:Esso village tour
Take a stroll around the village and visit the local museum to immerse in local culture. Enjoy a slow pace rafting and tranquility of the area.
Day 8:Transfer to Paratunka
The route to the hotel in Paratunka with a pit-stop at Milkovo village. Transfer to the hotel and rest.
Day 9:Russkaya bay cruise
We leave Petropavlovsk sea port early in the morning to embark on a marine adventure in Russkaya Bay. Try your skills in sea fishing and enjoy the marine wildlife watching: orca whales, sea lions and otters.
Day 10:Gorely volcano trekking
Today, we travel to another volcano - Gorely. Here we set up tents camp and ascend Gorely volcano.
Day 11:Mutnovsky volcano trekking
Trekking to the active crater of Mutnovsky volcano. On the way back to the base camp, we will enjoy a wonderful 80-meters waterfall in Opasny canyon and majestic ice caves.
Day 12:Journey back to Paratunka
After free morning we are heading back to the hotel in Paratunka. Free time to relax in the thermal pool at the hotel or take a stroll in the area.
Day 13:Optional helicopter tour to Kuril Lake
Today the choice is yours to either enjoy free day exploring Petropavlovsk at your leisure, or join an optional* scenic helicopter flight to Kurilskoye (Kuril) Lake for brown bears watching.
It's time to say goodbye to Kamchatka! Transfer to the airport for your departure back home.
- 3* hotel accommodation in Paratunka and Esso villages
- base camps (tents) on the slope of Tolbachik and Mutnovsky volcanoes
Full board (B,L,D)
Airport arrival and departure group transfers, all transportation on tour (coach, 6wd truck, boat)
Local English-speaking guide, helper, chef, experienced drivers
Activities and sights
All activities indicated in the itinerary (except optional helicopter flight to Kuril Lake)
- Camping equipment (except sleeping bag, can be rented on spot)
- Russian tourist visa support document/voucher
*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.
Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips