Meet Kamchatka (vip tour)
Meet Kamchatka (vip tour)
We are delighted to offer you an exotic route to the inimitable, undisturbed and primordial Southern Kamchatka. You will be impressed by the treasures Kurilskoye Lake, abundance of wild life and rich flora and fauna of the area. We take a helicopter flight to ancient caldera of Ksudach volcano, have an excursion around the crater lakes Kluchevoye and Shtubelya, then flight to Kurilskoye lake where you will be accommodated in wooden lodge and spend some days exploring the area. It is a nice chance to observe brown bears, sea eagles and other animals in a wild. 

Start of the tour

Kurilskoye Lake, in the southern part of the peninsula, offers a glimpse of a paradise lost elsewhere on the planet. Sockeye salmon choke the mouths of streams, huge brown bears and their cubs feed on cloudberries in the surrounding sun-dappled meadows, while a giant stellar sea eagle rides the thermals on the flanks of one of the volcanoes ringing the lake. Boulders made of porous volcanic rock float at the edge of the lake, seemingly defying gravity.
10 / 9
days / nights
15 June - 15 September
tour period
at a request
tour price
Booking

Program tour

The tour price includes: twin accommodation at city or Paratunka hotel “Petropavlovsk” / “Avacha” / “Antarius” / “Bel Kam Tour” / “Arbat” accommodation at tents’ camp on Ozernaya river sour (Istok point) Kronotsky & Uzhno-Kamchatsky preserves taxes all transfers per program: bus, helicopter MI 8 (for a group more than 18 pax – 2 helicopters), ATV for volcanoes area Full board service of inspector of the preserve area, Chinese speaking guide, mountain guide, cook and driver A day tour to the Mutnovsky volcano A day tour to the Gorely volcano A day tour to the foot of the Avachinsky vlc. with climb of Camel mnt. Floating down Bystraya river Chartered boat for marine 6 hrs. excursion around Avacha bay and Starichkov island all of necessary permissions & registration Excluded: airplane tickets, insurance (strongly recommended), alcohol, helicopter excursions to the Valley of the Geysers and Uzon caldera and any other excursions except mentioned above.

  • Day 1
    Arrive in Kamchatka at 12:25. Meeting by a local representative. Transfer to a city or Paratunka hotel. Check in. Rest & unwind of travel. Transfer to ethnic center with kennel of sled dogs ("Snow dogs" / "Kamchadal" / "Eivet"). Program with folklore dance show. Dinner is a part of excursion. Return to the hotel.
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    Overnight
    in a hotel
  • Day 2
    Transfer to the airport. Flight by helicopter to the Kurilskoe lake and land at the doorstep of a remote wilderness lodge in prime Kamchatka bear viewing country. Accommodation on Ozernaya river sour (Istok point) where scientists station is situated. Overnight at tents. There is a Russian sauna (banya), kitchen, dinning room and toilet. Observe bears at short distance. On the way to the Kurilskoe lake helicopter will land on the foot of the Kcudach volcano (If weather permits only!).
    Meals
    BLD
    Overnight
    in tents
  • Day 3
    From the lodge, an experienced guide will take you to view bears in their natural habitat. Here you'll have a good chance of taking great, close-up shots of bears fishing for migrating salmon. At Kurilskoe sockeye salmon spawn from spring until early winter and huge Kamchatka brown bears patrol the shoreline. Boat trip on the lake (the group is divided for sub-groups - 5-6 persons in each, one after another). The daily itinerary is flexible but will certainly include a maximum amount of time outdoors viewing bears.
    Meals
    BLD
    Overnight
    in tents
  • Day 4
    We will take hikes along the lakeshore, to the tundra, to a bear-viewing platform overlooking a salmon-filled river. You'll see bears fishing just a few step away from you. Helicopter MI-8 flight to PKC. Stop for a bathe in the thermal hot water of the Khodutka River. Transfer to a hotel. Dinner at hotel café / restaurant.
    Meals
    BLD
    Overnight
    in a hotel
  • Day 5
    Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for helicopter excursion to the Valley of the Geysers - Uzon caldera - Nalychevo nature park. Lunch - served on as part of the excursion. Return flight at about 6-7 pm. Drive to city cafe or restaurant for dinner.
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    BLD
    Overnight
    in a hotel
  • Day 6
    Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the foot of the volcano Gorely (80 km, 3 hrs), excursion, drive to the caves - if there will be enough time (it depends on physical shape of tourists and the road conditions), observing cave grottos: ascend 3 hrs., lunch, walking around - observation volcanic activities 3 hrs., descend 2 hrs. Drive to the cavies of the Gorely vlc. Observation. 1 hr. Drive back to a hotel. Dinner at hotel café / restaurant.
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    BLD
    Overnight
    in a hotel
  • Day 7
    Breakfast at hotel. Early transfer by 4WD or 6WD ATV from Petropavlovsk to the foot of Mutnovsky volcano (3,5 hrs.) A walking excursion into the crater of active Mutnovsky volcano (2323 m) will take7-8 hours depending on the condition of the road and blanket of the snow: drive to the foot of the volcano about 4 hrs (depends on snow and road conditions), trekking to the crater 2 hrs., lunch, walking around and observation volcanic activities, walking to the canyon Opasny (Dangerous) 1 hr. Drive back to a hotel. Dinner at hotel café / restaurant.
    Meals
    BLD
    Overnight
    in a hotel
  • Day 8
    Early start to boat terminal for marine excursion (6 hrs.) around the Avachinskaya bay to the Pacific Ocean and the Starichkov island. Breakfast & Lunch are served on a board. 13:00 Transfer to the foot of the Avacha volcano (2751 m) along the Sukhaya river (river that was formed by flows of melting snow). Walk to the top of Camel Mountain (1150m) -- and back down. The grade is mostly 20 degrees and 30 degrees for the distance of 50 m. The terrain is covered by volcanic slag and sometimes with glacier. Take photos of natural landscapes and flowers golden rhododendron, Kamchatka rhododendron, Nelson saxifrage, Siberian anemone, wild rye (Elymus). Enjoy view of the Zhupanovsky, Vilyuchinsky, Dzenzur and an imposing Koryaksky volcano from top of Camel Mtn. Dinner is served at a tourist camp. Late afternoon - return to a hotel for dinner and overnight.
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    Overnight
    in a hotel
  • Day 9
    Breakfast. Transfer to the start point of riverside Bystraya (Malkinskaya) (150 km. 3 hrs.) Lunch upon arrival to the camp. Floating with fishing. Drive to Malky for bathing in hot springs. Transfer to city restaurant for dinner. Return to a hotel.
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    Overnight
    in a hotel
  • Day 10
    Breakfast. Check out. Souvenir shops & a fish market. 12:00 Transfer to airport for departure at 13:55.
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