Kamchatka

WILD BEARS ROAMING FREE IN THE SOVIET RING OF FIRE 

Petropavlovsk – Starichkov – Yezovo – Avachinsky – Gorely


Tour dates

Regular monthly departures: this tour is offered regularly once a month from June to September. Let us know your desired departure month by clicking on the ask-us button below and we will match your preferences with the relevant scheduled group departure. If you are unsure about the month you wish to travel in, then simply tell us a period or a season of the year and we will give you a wide range of scheduled group departures: just pick up yours! 

Our scheduled group departures don't suit your plans? If you are travelling with friends and there are 5 or more of you, you can set your own dates and we will organise a tour just for you without charging any additional fee. If you are travelling solo or with less than 4 companions we will organise a slightly more expensive tailored tour according to your time schedule and specific geographical preferences. 


ITINERARY

The following itinerary refers to our most popular route in Kamchatka. This immense and wild land greets its temerarious guests with a cornucopia of natural and cultural wonders. In case you are interested in a particularly remote area, unusual activity and/or off-the-beaten-path attraction within Kamchatka or if you are just looking for an hit-and-run visit to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and its surroundings, we can easily meet your needs with a unique tour individually designed according to your preferences. Thanks to our deep knowledge of the territory and longstanding collaboration with independent local tour operators we are, indeed, able to offer you a wide range of tailored routes and bespoke itineraries across and beyond the vastnesses of legendary Kamchatka. We also regularly cater for biologists, conservationists, ethnologists, historians and documentarists alike interested in conducting field research in the region. Get in touch for more info on our private tours to Kamchatka

Day 1 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

  • Our tour guide will meet you in the arrival hall of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky International Airport (exact meeting time will be communicated well in advance per email in accordance to your flight schedule).

  • Introductory briefing about the region, the route and the set of rules to observe while travelling in Kamchatka.

  • Transfer to your hotel and acclimatisation.

  • Dinner and overnight in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 2 - Starichkov Island

  • Transfer to the pier of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky port.

  • Full-day boat tour to Starichkov Island: bird rookeries, high cliffs, wild waves and breathtaking ocean views.

  • Free afternoon in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

  • Dinner and overnight in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 3 - Valley of Geysers

  • Morning transfer to the heliport in Yelizovo.

  • One-hour helicopter flight to the Valley of Geysers with stunning views over the constantly erupting Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcanoes.

  • Once in the valley, we'll spend around two hours walking around its ancestral natural wonders, before eventually boarding again the helicopter to fly to the otherworldly Uzon Caldera and onto the Nalychevo Valley, where we'll enjoy a traditional Kamchatka-style dinner.

  • Overnight in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Day 4 - Excursion to Kurile Lake

  • Morning transfer to the heliport in Yelizovo and flight to the Kurile Lake.

  • Hiking around the Kurile Lake, picnic lunch and bear spotting.

  • Helicopter transfer to the Ksudach Volcano for an excursion to the caldera.

  • In the evening we'll relax and bathe at the Khodutkinskie hot springs.

  • After dinner we'll move to the tourist base camp at Paratunka for the night.

  • Overnight in Paratunka.

Day 5 - Gorely Volcano

  • Morning transfer to the majestic Gorely Volcano.

  • We'll spend the whole day ascending the volcano and touring its craters.

  • Dinner and overnight in Paratunka.

Day 6 - Kainyran

  • Today we'll visit the traditional national settlement Kainyran, an ethno-cultural complex, recreating the culture and life of the indigenous Koryaks, paleosiberian shamanistic people ethnically and culturally related to the Chukchi and the Eskimos.

  • Traditional Koryak lunch in Kainyran and free afternoon in Paratunka.

  • Dinner and overnight in Paratunka.

Day 7/8 - Avachinsky Volcano

  • Transfer to the volcanic plateau between the volcanoes Avachinsky and Koryasky.

  • Short hike and acclimatisation on our first day in the area, before undertaking the volcano ascent on the following day.

  • Lunch, dinner and overnight at the Avachinsky Camp.

Day 9 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

  • Transfer back to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

  • Soviet tour of the outskirts and port area.

  • Free afternoon for souvenir shopping and gastronomic discoveries.

  • Lunch, dinner and overnight in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.

DAY 10 - Flight back home or transfer to further destinations  

  • After enjoying a last Kamchatka-style breakfast together we'll take care of your transfer to Petropavlovsk International Airport for your flight back home or to connect to further destinations in the region such as Chukotka or Sakhalin.

  • End of the tour.


PRICE

6 to 10 participants: 3990 euros


The price includes: double/twin room accommodation (breakfast included; single supplement: 18 euro/night), private transport in the region (jeep, boat and helicopter), entrance fees to the attractions listed in the itinerary, guiding and translation service.

The price does not include: international flights and any other flight not explicitly included in the tour price and itinerary, meals, drinks and tips, visas if required, entrance to attractions not listed in the itinerary, insurance.

The route of this tour has been carefully designed after several research trips in the region. It is, however, always possible to slightly modify the itinerary according to the needs and the suggestions of the participants. Our motto is flexibility.


where the heck am i travelling to?  

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POSSIBLE TOUR COMBINATIONS FOR THIS ITINERARY INCLUDE

Sakhalin and/or Chukotka