Day 1: Arrival at the airport, transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (20km). Accommodation at a hotel (DBL), rest. Strolls along the city.
Day 2: Free day. If you want you may make a helicopter excursion to the Valley of Geysers, flight around Karymsky (1486m) and Maly Semyachik (1560m) volcanoes, walk excursion at the Valley. This valley cannot be compared with any other unique objects in the world. There are more than 20 big geysers in the valley. Velican (Giant), Zhemchuzhny (Pearly), Sakharny (Sugary), Troinoi (Triple), Konus (Cone), Fontan (Fountain), Maly (Small), Bolshoy (Big), Shchel (Split) – here are some names.
There are geysers that gush forth every 10-12 minutes, while others may erupt once in 4-5 hours. The wreathes of steam, fountains of boiling water, incredible colours of slopes, hot water streaming along them and profuse greenery of grasses and trees create an enchanting spectacle. Lunch is served at the Valley. In the evening driving to Avachinsky volcano by “off road” car (45km). Accomodation at the tour basis. Accommodation for a night in houses, in rooms on 4 - 10 person.
Day 3: Excursion walk on the slopes of Koryaksky volcano and to the mountain under the name “Camel” (4-5 hours). Accommodation for a night in houses.
Day 4: Ascent to Avachinsky volcano (2749m). Walk to the young cone of volcano. From the edge of the volcano a stunning view could be seen: Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski, Elizovo, valley of Avacha river and Avacha Bay; Vilyuchinsky, Mutnovsky and Gorely volcanoes - to the south; the valley of the Nalychevo river, Zhupanovsky & Dzenzur volcanoes – to the north. The massive cone of Koryak volcano is seen to the west. Ascent takes about 6-8 hours If the climbing up is difficult for somebody, it’s possible to return to the camp. Driving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Accommodation at a hotel (DBL), rest.
Day 5: Driving to the Bystraya river (120 km). Beginning of rafting on floatable rafts. It takes place among grand mountain ranges along the river with some rapids. The nature is virtually unspoilt It’s secure for novices. The diner at the fire, fish-soup. Spending the night in tents.
Day 6: Rafting along the Bystraya river (2 rapids). During rafting you can fish, pick some mushrooms and berries, and watch birds and wild ducks, and many other animals.If you are lucky enough, you’ll see a bear or a Steller’s sea eagle. All those things make the rafting very interesting. Spending the night in tents.
Day 7: Rafting along the Bystraya river (1 rapid). End of rafting. Driving to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (180km). Accommodation at a hotel, rest.
Day 8: Sea-trip along Avacha Bay. Seeing the sea birds nests on the islands “Babushkin Kamen (Granny’s Stone)” and “Tree Brata (Three Brothers)”. Short trip in the Pacific Ocean to the island “Starichkov”. Sea fishing, seeing the seal rookery. Opportunity to meet whales, dolphins. Lunch, fresh fish soup. After the boattrip driving to Mutnovsky volcano by “off road” car (100km). Setting up the camp. Spending the night in tents.
Day 9: Ascent to the crater of Mutnovsky volcano (2323m). Seeing active fumaroles, mud siphons, mud craters, mountain lake. The crater of volcano Mutnovsky is one of the most wonderful volcanic phenomenon of Kamchatka. Steep walls surround wide and deep crater, with shining glaciers. Ascending takes 8 hours. If it is difficult for somebody to ascend it’s possible to return to the camp. Spending the night in tents.
Day 10: Excursion to Gorely volcano (1829m), walk along the coulee (hardened lava-stream), slag fields, seeing of 3 craters with lakes in it. The excursion takes 8 hours. Driving to the recreation department in the resort area “Paratunka”. Accommodation (DBL), rest, bathing in swimming-pools with hot thermal water (hot springs).
Day 11: Visiting the fish market. Shopping. Souvenirs. Departure to the airport.
Every participant of the tour should have:
1) a rucksack or travel bag
2) a sleeping bag and a tourist rug
3) trekking boots or rubber boots
4) additional shoes to change
5) things for personal hygiene, bathing accessories
6) warm clothes (waterproof and windeblock jacket)
8) a hat
9) small lamp
11) sticks for climbing
12) the first-aid set
13) anti-mosquito spray.
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