Water&Flame 2020 Kamchatka

Group size

From 1

Duration

10 days

Season

Summer-Autumn

Language

Optional

Trip overview
Kamchatka is one of few regions on the planet, whose nature preserved in almost natural and wild state. Bears here are one of the biggest in the world, salmon run for spawn here not only in summer but also in winter. Volcanoes have fantastic shapes. There are healing thermal springs, geysers, boiling pots and snow and glaciers of many meters long. And all these are so close. Not without reason, this peninsula is called a region of contrasts, a region of ice and flame.
 Dates: June 29
July 6, 13, 20 ,27
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7
Hotel:   Petropavlovsk or Paratunka
Rooming: twin base

Itinerary 10-days program

Day 1 – Arrival (Mon)

Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Meeting with ESG at the airport
Transfer to hotel

Day 2 — Boat trip to Starichkov island, city tour (Tue)

07:30 Breakfast at hotel (possibly lunch box)
Boat trip to Starichkov island, city tour
08:30-09:30 Transfer to PKC
09:30-11:45 City-sightseeing, visit to free market and souvenir shop
11:45-12:45 Excursion in Local Lore Museum
13:00-14:00 Business lunch at a café
14:30-19:30 Excursion round Avacha bay and to Starichkov Island with sea fishing
Lunch on board
19:30-20:30 Transfer to hotel

Day 3 – Vachkazhets mountain mass(Wed)

08:00 Breakfast at hotel
Vachkazhets mountain mass
09:00-11:00 Transfer to the foot of Vachkazhets volcano
11:00-15:00 Trekking to mountain circus (visit the lake and waterfall)
NOTE! Due to road and weather condition time for trekking to the lake & waterfall
can be longer than programmed
15:00-16:00 Boxed lunch en route
18:30 Transfer to hotel

Day 4 – Rafting at Bystraya river (Thur)

06:00 Breakfast at hotel
Rafting at Bystraya river
Check-out
06:30-09:00 Transfer to Bystraya River
09:00-12:30 Rafting and fishing at Bystraya River
12:30-13:30 Lunch in Bystraya Base camp
13:30-15:30 Transfer to «Malki hot springs, bathe
15:30-19:00 Transfer to Avacha volcano foothill
Dinner and overnight at the base camp

Day 5 — Ascending Avachinskiy volcano (Fri)
07:00 Breakfast at the base camp
Ascending Avachinskiy volcano
08:00 Start ascending Avacha volcano *
Lunch — lunch-boxes en route
Dinner at the base camp
ab. 21:00 Transfer to hotel

Day 6 – Free time or optional tours (Sat)

09:00 Breakfast in hotel
Optional tour #1 : Helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley & Uzon Caldera**
09:30 Transfer to helicopter pad
10:30-16:00 Helicopter excursion to Geyser Valley & Uzon Caldera with lunch
16:00-17:00 Transfer to  hotel
OR Optional tour #2: Helicopter excursion to Kuril lake**
09:30 Transfer to helicopter pad
10:30-16:00 Helicopter excursion to Kuril lake, Ksudach volcano and Khodutka hot springs with lunch
16:00-17:00 Transfer to  hotel
OR Optional tour #3: Ethnic excursion — aquaintance with natives’ culture
11:30-12:30 Transfer to an ethnic village — dog kennel
12:30-15:30 Excursion to the dog kennel, meeting Kamchatka natives,
native dances concert, photo taking
Lunch
after optional Transfer to «Snow valley» lodge 
excursions Accommodation 
Diner & overnight at Snow valley 

Day 7 – (Sun)

07:00 Breakfast in hotel
Optional tour: Trekking to Dachniye hot springs
08:00-11:00 Transfer to Mutnovskaya Geothermal station
11:00-13:00 Trekking to Dachnye Hot springs (no bathing)
13:00-13:30 Transfer to Spokoyny Waterfall*
13:30-14:30 Boxed lunch en route
14:30-15:30 Trekking to Spokoiny Waterfall
15:30-18:00 Return to Snow valley lodge

Dinner & overnight at Snow valley

Day 8 – Ascending Gorely volcano(Mon)

07:00 Breakfast at hotel
Ascending Gorely volcano **
Check-out
08:00-11:00 Transfer to volcano foothill
11:30 Start ascending
Picnic lunch en route
17:00 Return to the car
Transfer to hotel

⯈Day 9–(Tue)

Breakfast at hotel
Free time or optional tours

⯈Day 10– Departure (Wed)
Breakfast in hotel
Transfer to airport (without guide)
Departure

*Ascending the Avachinskiy volcano will depend on the weather and can be changed for trekking to the Camel mountain (1100m)
**Ascending the Goreliy volcano will depend on the weather and can be changed for trekking at the volcano foothill
***The departure time from the hotel and for the flight can be shifted according to weather conditions

Tour price per 1 pax (on fixed dates) TWIN SNGL
Gelios Hotel 2** (Paratunka) $1 770 $2 103
Blue lagoon 3** (Paratunka) $1 805 $2 262
Antarius Hotel 3** (Paratunka) $1 896 $2 432
Avacha Hotel 3** (PKC) $1 867 $2 158
Tour without accommodation $1 336
Child on extra bed $684
Child without extra bed $446

Tour cost includes:

*twin base accommodation in the hotel with breakfast (Paratunka or PKC)
*8-10pax base accommodation at the Avachinskiy base camp (2-level beds)
*4pax base accommodation at the Snow Valley lodge (2-level beds)
*meals as in the itinerary
*English-speaking guide (except for Days 6,9)
*transfers and transportation according to the program
*excursions according to the program (except Days 6, 9, 10)
*in case of Paratunka hotels — taking spa in thermal water pool

NOT included:

*strong drinks
*dinners at hotel (except Days 4, 6, 7)
*spoon-baits in case of loss or damage
*personal equipment
*trekking sticks
*optional tours on Days 6, 9

 Additional paid:

1) Helicopter trip to the Geyser Valley & Uzon Caldera — $758/1 pax
2) Helicopter trip to Kuril lake — $724/1 pax
Helicopter excursions prices are based on not less than 18 passengers.
During summer season groups to the Geyser Valley are gathered 3-4 times a week
3) Excursion to ethnic village $77/1pax (transfer and ESG are not included)

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