On arrival in Elizovo Airport you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your accommodation, level – 3* hotel (Hotel Geyzer) for a briefing and your welcome to Russia evening meal.
Volcanoes & Kurilskoye Lake
This morning you will be taking by helicopter to Ksudach volcano (1.2 hours) passing Viluchinsky, Mutnovsky, Gorely, Asacha, Khodutka volcanoes which is one of the most spectacular helicopter journeys in the world. You will hike around the caldera before having the opportunity to take visit the hot springs of Kurilskoye Lake. From here you will be transferred by a short flight to your accommodation, level – tourist base dormitory (Mys Travyanoj). For the rest of the day there are special viewing points you may visit for watching brown bears around the lake.
Today you will spend the day around Kamchatkas second largest lake where millions of salmon come here to spawn. This brings with it loads of predators and ospreys, eagles, merganser, otters, foxes, stoats, wolverines and of course bears can be seen. The population of bears is so vast here that they are thought to be more bears here than there are people. Your evening meal will be served at your accommodation, level – tourist base dormitory (Mys Travyanoj).
Today you will take a short helicopter ride to Khodutka volcano (20mins) and from here visit the hot Khodutkinskoye Lake, the small lake gives rise to a 30m wide hot river where you can have a swim and enjoy the lovely hot water. After exploring this incredible place and taking in some of the sites around the hot lake and volcano you will take a flight back to your accommodation, level 3* Resort (Helios) at Paratunka Hot Springs.
Today you will have a choice of how you want to see Avachinsky volcano. You can either take an off-road journey to Avachinsky volcano and walk around the base. However you do have the chance to ascend the volcano and this will require an early start from Petropavlovsk; but once you get to the edge of the volcano a stunning view of Kamchatka can be seen including Petropavlovsk, Kamchatski, Elizovo valley, valley of Avacha river and Avacha Bay as well as the volcanoes of Vilyuchinsky, Mutnovsky, Gorely, Zhupanovsky, Dzenzur as well as the massive cone of Koryak to the west. The ascent will take around 6-8 hours and may be difficult to some travellers. After spending the day around this stunning volcano you will be transferred back to the accommodation, level 3* Resort (Helios) for your well deserved evening meal.
Valley of the Geysers
This morning you will be taken by helicopter to the magnificent Valley of Geysers. Along the way you will have great views of the Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcanoes. Once you arrive you will have a walk through the valley; the valley has over 20 of the largest geysers in the world. Some erupt every 10-12 mins whilst some every 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 and one you will enjoy whilst having lunch in the valley. As the evening draws in you will be transferred back to your accommodation, level – 3* Resort (Helios).
Today you will be taken by 4×4 to Mutnovsky volcano and walk around the amazing Dachnue hot springs. The volcano is exceptional and offers great photo opportunities. This active volcano and the fumaroles are clearly visible and the boiling lakes in the crater make you feel like your on the surface of another world. Once again you will be transferred back to your accommodation, level – 3* Resort (Helios) in time for your evening meal.
Today you will have a wonderful trip along the Avacha Bay, this extensive deep closed bay is a treasure trove of wildlife. Here you will visit the sea bird rookeries on Babushkin Kamen Island, Tri Brata Island and Starichkov Island in the Pacific Ocean. The sea birds include red-faced cormorants, Pacific gulls, kittiwakes, Pacific and spectacled guillemots, slender-billed murres, puffins and ipatki. The hundreds and thousands of sea birds are great to watch and most impressive of all are the huge Stellers sea eagles (the largest eagles in the world). Other than sea birds there is a great chance of seeing dolphins, orcas, sea lions, sea otters and other marine mammals such as the massive humpback whale. Once you have come back to shore you will be transferred back to your accommodation, level – 3* Resort (Helios) in time for your evening meal.
Malkinskie Hot Springs
Today will be a relaxing day as you take in the far east of Russia one last time with a visit to Malkinskie hot springs and have a nice hot bath! Your evening meal will once again be served at your accommodation, level – 3* Resort (Helios).
After breakfast you will be taken to a local fish market and have the chance of buying souveniers before being transferred to the airport in time to catch your return flight home.
Please be aware that these dates are not confirmed as of yet and can be changed
Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us.
This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.