WATER AND FLAME

Description


WATER AND FLAMES

1. Theme

SIGHTSEEING & FIRST SIGHT

CRUISES & WATER TRIP

ACTIVITIES ADVENTURES EXTREME

GASTRONOMY

NATURE

2. Region, cities, Itinerary of travel

Kamchatka

3. Seasonality

July-September

5. The complexity, style of the tour

Medium

Soft adventure

Helicopter

Trekking / Rafting

Wildlife watching and trekking

Mini cruise

6. Accommodation

Hotel, tourist base

7. Number of days

10 days

8. Number of people

From 1 pax

9. Booking conditions

Group tour

Guaranteed departures

10. Price range

 

11. Summary of the program

 

This program can be a pleasant continuation of your trip to Kamchatka - the country of WATER AND FLAMES. You can make your own program choosing from the options below.

 

OPTION 1: Ascension on Avacha Volcano.

Avacha Volcano is one of the most active volcanos in Kamchatka (2 751 m.) and is often called the "Home Volcano" because of its proximity to the city. Its crater is filled with solidified lava, over which fumarole vapors often rise.

All tours to Avacha Volcano start from the tourist base, located at an altitude of 890 m above sea level. The distance from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to the base is about 50 km.

Program: Breakfast at the tourist base, safety instructions before the ascension. Boxed lunch en route, return, dinner at the tourist base. Return to the hotel. Resting, bathing in the pool with thermal water (when staying in Paratunka).

 

OPTION 2: Helicopter tour of the Valley of Geysers

The Valley of Geysers is rightfully called the crown jewel of Kamchatka. There are no equal geysers to Kamchatka Valley of Geysers in terms of beauty, size and concentration of geysers in one place. The unique nature of the Valley of Geysers attracts tourists from all over the world.

Uzon is a 9 by 12 km pit-like crater and is one of the biggest volcanic calderas in Kamchatka. The uniqueness of the caldera lies in a wide variety of thermal springs of different size and form, numerous vapour streams, mud volcanoes and pools, thermal lakes.

Program: Transfer to the helipad. Check-in for a flight. Departure to the Valley of Geysers while flying over the active volcanoes of Karymsky and Maly Semyachik. (flight time 1 hour 15 min.). Landing in the Valley of Geysers. 10 minutes to rest. 1.5 hour excursion in the the Valley of Geysers. Flight to the Uzon caldera (flight time 5-7 min.) Excursion in the caldera (1 hour). Flight to Nalychevo Valley, hot lunch, bathing in hot springs. Return to the helipad (flight time 35 minutes). Transfer to the hotel.

 

 

OPTION 3: Helicopter tour to Kurile Lake

Kurile Lake is a profoundly beautiful lake located in the South Kamchatka Nature Park in the south of the peninsula. It is the largest spawning ground for salmon in Kamchatka, which attracts a large number of brown bears to its shores for fishing. Nearby the lake there is a special safe viewing tower for tourists accompanied by an experienced guide to observe the bears. The lake was caused by the magmatic chamber exhaustion after the Ilyinsky and the Diky Greben volcanoes erupted. Another interesting phenomenon is Serdce Alaida island, which is located in the waters of the lake and resembles a heart because of its bizarre shape. Kurile Lake is a truly unique part of Kamchatka nature, which is worth seeing at least once in a lifetime. On the way back, the helicopter will land at the Khodutkinskie hot springs, where you can eat, relax and bath.

Program: Transfer by car to the helipad. Check-in for a flight, boarding a helicopter. Departure to Kurile Lake with landing in the crater of the extinct Ksudach volcano (flight time 1 hour 10 min.). Landing on the Kurile lake. 10 minutes to rest. An excursion to observe the bears, boating on the lake. Dinner. Flight back. Landing at the Khodutkinskie hot springs, bathing. Return to the helipad (flight time 1 hour 10 min.). Transfer to the hotel.

 

The Dachnye hot springs. Spokoiny waterfall.

The Dachnye hot springs are sometimes also called the Small Valley of Geysers. They are located at the bottom of the Mutnovsky volcano, on the edge of the vast intermountain basin - the modern central part of the Mutnovsky geothermal power plant. There are several hot fields with steam jets and boiling mud pools on its left slope. There is a big pot on the bottom, from which steam jets come from. A bit higher there is a powerful water and steam jet.

In the bed of a hot stream, a spacious bathing pond is naturally formed.

Program: Transfer by all-terrain vehicle to the Mutnovskaya geothermal power plant (about 3 hours). Trekking to the Small Valley of Geysers. Picnic lunch on the route. Trekking to the Spokoiny waterfall. Return to the Snow Valley Mountain Lodge. Resting, bathing in the pool with thermal water. Dinner and overnight at the Snow Valley Mountain Lodge.

 

Ascension on Gorely volcano

Gorely volcano is one of the shining examples of active volcanoes of Kamchatka. It has a complex structure resulting from multiple eruptions. The height of the volcano over the sea level is 1829 meters. The last eruption occurred in 2010. Volcanologists believe that this volcano erupts every 19 years. The ascension of Gorely volcano is simple; it takes only about 3 hours and does not require special training. Also, from the middle of August the area is replete with berries and mushrooms. In good visibility from the top of the volcano you will have an unforgettable view of the neighboring mountain peaks, the Pacific coast and the numerous canyons surrounding this region.

Program: Transfer by all-terrain vehicle to the bottom of Gorely volcano. Ascension on the volcano. Picnic lunch en route. Return to the hotel. Resting, bathing in the pool with hot thermal water (when staying in Paratunka).

 

OPTION 4: Rafting and fishing along the Bystraya river

The Bystraya river - the second longest river in Kamchatka, flows along the southern part of the Sredinny Range. The river is an important watercourse for the reproduction of Pacific salmon. Chinook salmon, red salmon, pink salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, and masu salmon come here to spawn. Arctic char and white spotted char are quite numerous in the river basin; graylings and Pacific salmon (rainbow trout) can also be found here. The rafting takes place along a calm section of the river, on inflatable rafts run by experienced guides.

Program: Transfer to the Bystraya river (about 1.5 hours). Rafting with sport fishing on the Bystraya river (3-3.5 hours). Lunch at the campground. Transfer to the village of Malka, bathing in the wild hot springs. Transfer to the bottom of Avacha Volcano. Dinner and overnight at a tourist base (houses for 8-10 people, bunk beds, outhouse bathroom).

 


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