Kamchatka tour to bears, volcanoes and killer whales

In this tour, we will see all the most interesting things in the South Kamchatka Federal Reserve. Let's see how bears fish in the Kuril Lake. Let's look into the craters of two active volcanoes. 

And at the end of the trip, we will go on a small cruise to admire whales and killer whales in Russian Bay.

Location

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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Duration
14 Days
13 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 14 Aug
    • 14 – 27 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+
  • Premium
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 10 people
Minimum age
12 years old
Group meet at
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Bear Trails
Let's watch the bears catch fish, fool around in the water and relax in their natural habitat
Ocean Dwellers
We will admire killer whales, sea lions and a variety of birds from the deck during a sea voyage
Kamchatka's Hot Peaks
Let's climb Gorely volcano to see the stunning panorama and its craters
Relaxing waters
On the day of rest, we will enjoy swimming in the thermal water pool
Fishing spots
We will learn branded techniques that allow you to catch fish after the third casting
Local delicacies
Let's try seafood and go to the fish market for goodies

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting at the airport

    This time is completely devoted to your adaptation and rest. 

    After all, 8 hours from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is no joke. 

    The volcanoes, Avachinsky and Koryaksky, will be the first to greet you. 

    The escort will meet the arrivals at the airport and take them to the hotel. 

    Take your time, the journey starts tomorrow.

  • Day 2 - Departure to Gorely volcano. Climbing the volcano
  • Day 3 - Country springs (mini Valley of Geysers). Veronica Spit Waterfall
  • Day 4 - Transfer to the recreation center "Nachikinsky sanatorium"
  • Day 5 - Transfer to the village of Pauzhetka
  • Day 6 - Stone town or an excursion to the fumarole fields of the Pauzhetskaya GEOTES
  • Day 7 - Kuril Lake, walking tour to the fish fence, bear watching
  • Day 8 - Kuril Lake tour, bear watching
  • Day 9 - Kutchin's baths, return to the Pauzhetka
  • Day 10 - Transfer to the Nachikinsky Sanatorium
  • Day 11 - Return to the hotel in Paratunka / Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Day 12 - Boat trip to Russian Bay
  • Day 13 - City tour
  • Day 14 - Departure
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Tour organizer's comments

The program includes climbing Gorely volcano and long trips. 

Climbing Gorely Volcano, although it does not have a climbing category, still requires physical endurance. The ascent and descent takes about 2-4 hours depending on the pace of the group. The one-way route ranges from 5 to 10 kilometers, depending on how close the car can get. The climb is about 900 meters. 

According to the program, on days 7 and 9 there are crossings with a length of 12 kilometers from the border of the Reserve to the Central Cordon and back, respectively.

The longest trips — from the Nachikinsky sanatorium to the Pauzhetka on day 4 and back on day 11 take about 12 hours on average. 

There is an uneven road throughout the route, so the shift (passenger-type KAMAZ) will often shake while driving.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
  • Basic+
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation:

  • in the hotel, double occupancy;
  • at the recreation center "Nachikinsky sanatorium", double occupancy;
  • in tents.
Petropavlovsk Hotel or Hotel "Nachiki" or "Nachikinsky sanatorium" 4 nights
Petropavlovsk Hotel

The Petropavlovsk Hotel complex is located in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and offers high quality service and friendly attitude of the staff. Since its opening, the hotel has proven itself well among both ordinary and famous tourists.

The five-storey building, equipped with an elevator, has spacious, bright rooms equipped with everything necessary for living.

There is a bar room, a banquet hall and a restaurant with live music on site. Such a variety will not let guests get bored either during the day or in the evening.

As a service for business travelers, the hotel has a Service and Information Center. The business platform is open around the clock and has all the necessary range of equipment.

Guests of the city can visit all the popular attractions or book a guided tour. The distance to the city center will be about 6 kilometers.

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Another option
Hotel "Nachiki" or "Nachikinsky sanatorium"

A hotel with a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar in the village of Nachiki. 

All rooms have a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom. Bed linen and towels are provided.

A continental breakfast is served every morning. Guests can relax in the thermal bath.

Yelizovo is 40 km away, and the resort village of Paratunka is 36 km away.

Tent 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 10 tourists
Minimum age
12 years old
Duration
14 days 13 nights
Group meets at
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Included in price

  • guided tours of the program in a group;
  • group transfer according to the program based on KAMaz/Ural/ZIL cars;
  • hotel accommodation, double occupancy;
  • double accommodation at the recreation center "Nachikinsky sanatorium";
  • accommodation in tents;
  • nutrition:
    • breakfast in hotels;
    • breakfast on the active part of the route on days 3, 4, 6-10;
    • lunch/snack on the active part of the route on days: 2-12;
    • dinner on the active part of the route on days 2, 3, 5-9;
  • the work of guides, drivers;
  • visiting specially protected areas;
  • basic camping equipment.

Paid extra

  • air and railway to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and back;
  • lunches and dinners at recreation centers in Paratunka and Nachiki (ordered from the menu on their own);
  • insurance (required).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

The participants of the tour must have with them:

A sleeping bag is a mandatory attribute of the equipment for the passage of this tour! The guide/ guide has the right not to take the tourist on the route in case of his absence.

  • trekking shoes (for heavy trekking – high boots);
  • thermal underwear (warm);
  • waterproof pants;
  • wind- and moisture-proof jacket (preferably with a membrane and hood);
  • raincoat (optional);
  • jacket made of polartex (fleece);
  • a cap;
  • gloves (fleece is better, but at least rag gloves are necessary);
  • headdress from the sun;
  • sunglasses;
  • warm socks;
  • bathing accessories;
  • sleeping bag, with a comfort temperature no higher than -5 degrees (minus five)*. If the tourist is freezing, then warmer ones are possible;
  • a backpack with a volume of at least 75 liters. It is used only for transporting things. You won't have to wear it. The travel suitcase does not fit;
  • a backpack insert (a large bag containing a sleeping bag and dry clothes to protect against moisture);
  • sunscreen;
  • lantern;
  • thermos; 
  • mosquito repellent;
  • the mosquito net;
  • leggings;
  • personal first aid kit.

You do not need to take group equipment such as tents, campfire equipment, etc.

In the area of mountain ranges, the air temperature may drop to +5°C... -5°C. 

The peculiarity of the weather in Kamchatka is that it changes quickly: in the morning the sun, and in the afternoon it rains, and even snow may fall. Therefore, it is necessary to provide things for any weather, both light and warm. It is preferable to dress in layers, so that some things can be removed or put on in the process.

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Dates and Prices

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    1 – 14 Aug 14 days 13 nights
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