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The Land of Bears and Volcanoes

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Tour duration:
11 days
Group size:
up to 16 persons

During the tour you will visit some unique places in Kamchatka:

Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake where you will watch brown bears fishing, white-shouldered eagles, salmon moving and spawning. You can angle and taste salmon courses.

You will cross Kamchatka from south to north and going from one climatic zone to another you will get to Central Kamchatka where the largest volcanoes of Europe and Asia are located. You will visit the area of the most intensive manifestation of volcanism on the territory of Russia. You can ascend as the new volcanoes – cones (299m and 278m) of North Breakthrough of 1975. You will walk about the Dead Forest destroyed during the eruption on a vast territory.

You will make a boat trip round Avacha Bay and the Pacific; admire the largest in Kamchatka sea bird colonies. You can see the wondrous Geyser Valley.

During the tour you can bathe some times in natural hot springs and pools with thermal water.


Dvuhyurtochnoe lake, surrounded on all sides by rugged mountains, is one of the major spawning waters of the peninsula. Here 120 - 150,000 sockeye salmon comes to spawn each year.

On the shores of the lake and the tributaries, about 500 brown bears go fishing and feeding before hibernation. Here in the real life of the beast, you can observe how the same bear fishing.

Except for bears Steller's sea eagles, otters, foxes and mink, which also overlook the lake and streams to feed the fish can be observed.

This is a great place for productive fishing for char, rainbow trout, salmon.


The recreational and tourist base on the lake of "Dvukhyurtochnoye" consists of six residential wooden houses with rooms on 2 - 4 persons, and a large kitchen - dining room. Toilets are outside.  There is a lovely swimming pool with the thermal water, which is available at any time of day. The base is located at the foot side of the valley, on the huge thermal areas saturated with griffins and hot springs of varying strength.

1905$ (156000)

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Meeting at the airport, transfer to Petropavlovsk (25 km).

Accommodation at a hotel 3* “Petropavlovsk” (DBL), rest.Trip to Paratunka, swimming in pool with thermal water.


Hotel 3* “Petropavlovsk” (DBL)


On this day it is possible to go on a helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley and Uzon Caldera, Walking excursion round Geyser Valley. Lunch is at Geyser Valley. Or, Boat trip around Avacha Bay. Watching sea bird colonies of Babushkin Kamen Island, Three Brothers Rocks. Going out into the Pacific Ocean to Starichkov Island. Watching the sea birds colony (incl. the white-shouldered eagle) which is the biggest in Kamchatka. Sea fishing. Salmon lunch. In the evening moving to the settlement Milkovo (280 km). Accommodation in hotel «Geolog».


Hotel «Geolog»

Early in the morning, transfer to Kozyrevsk village (195 km, 3 hours).

Helicopter flight to Dvukhyurtochnoye Lake (40 minutes). During the flight, the weather permitting, you can see Alney and Chashakondzha volcanoes. Accommodation at the recreational and tourist base on the lake of "Dvukhyurtochnoye", in wooden houses, in rooms for 2 - 4 people. Bathing in the healing waters of the hot springs. Lunch in the wardroom. Rest. Walk (800 meters) to the shore of a mountain river "Dvuhyurtochnoye." Observing bears catching fish spawning.


Wooden houses

Bear watching and rune course salmon.

Salmon fishing on the lake. Boating on the lake. Bathing in the healing hot springs. Enjoy fresh-caught fish, and more.


Wooden houses

Bear watching.

After lunch helicopter trip to Kozyrevsk village. Moving to the foot of the beautiful volcanic massif formed by volcanoes Ostry and Plosky Tolbachik (90 km, 4 hours). On the road, on a clear day offers views of the highest volcanoes of Kamchatka: Krestovsky (4057m.), Ushkovsky (3903m.), Klyuchevskaya (4750 m), Stone (4579 m), Plosky Tolbachik (3082 m) and Ostry Tolbachik (3672 m).



Observing the sequences of eruption 2013

“Young” cone, fresh lava flows, caves – “lavovody”, the stone sculptures and the heaps of hardened lava. Spending the night in tents.



Moving by car to the North breakthrough.

Climbing to Tolbachik cones, which are volcanoes in miniature, their height of 100-200 meters. Moving to the South breakthrough (15 km.). Visit the Southern cone break, a walk in the "dead wood", crushed slag and ash eruptions in 1975. In the evening moving to the settlement Kozyrevsk, which is situated on the shore of the River Kamchatka (90 km, 3 hours). Accommodation in the private tourist shelter, in the wooden houses on the special equipped place. Classic Russian bath.


Wooden houses

Returning to Petropanlovsk-Kamchatsky.

Early vehicle transfer (480km, 6-8hr) to the hotel. Stop and lunch in Milkovo on the way. Accommodation, rest.




On this day it is possible to go on a helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley and Uzon Caldera. Or, Boat trip around Avacha Bay, or any other one-day excursion.



Transfer at 9:00 to fish market.

Transfer to the airport.

Recommended equipment:

1) backpack or travelling bag

2) sleeping bag and sleeping mat

3) hiking or trekking boots

4) change of footwear (sneakers)

5) personal care items

6) swimming accessories

7) anorak + lightweight down vest

8) sweater

9) raincoat

10) sunglasses

11) headgear

12) headlamp

13) gloves

14) telescopic stick

15) personal first aid kit

16) spray for mosquitoes

Cost of the tour in a compound group is 152000 rubles per person.

Additional payment for single accommodation at hotels in the city and in the resort area is 13000 rubles (except accommodation on the lake).

The cost in individual groups is:

in a group of 18 people – 112000  rubles per person,

of  16 – 119000 rubles,

of  14 – 125000 rubles,

of  12 – 137000 rubles,

of  10 – 153000 rubles,

of 8 – 169000 rubles,

of 6 – 205000 rubles,

- The helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley and Uzon caldera is held under favorable weather conditions and paid separately. In the tour season of 2018 the cost 42000 rubles per person.

The Boat trip, 4500 rubles per person.


The cost includes:

1. 3 meals a day during the active part (from dinner on Day 3 to breakfast on Day 8)

2. guide service during the whole tour

3. cook service

4. basic equipment (tents, kitchen utensils, etc.)

5. transportation service (bus, all-terrain vehicle)

6. accommodation at a 3*hotel and at a hotel in the resort area, DBL, with breakfasts

7. bathing in pools

8. salmon fishing on the lake


The cost does not include:

1. Lunches and dinners in the hotel in the city and while moving (Milkovo etc.) (250-300 rbl in the cafe).

2. Supplementary excursions.

3. Alcoholic drinks.

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