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Kamchatka In Early Summer - Sea Mammals, Whales, Birds, Bears And Volcanoes (KK-07)

Group size
2-16 people
14 days
Moscow, Kamchatka
Price by request
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This expedition to Kamchatka will take place in early summer - the best time to see migrating and breeding birds, land and sea mammals and wild flowers before the mosquitoes become troublesome. We will start our journey from Petropavlovsk on a small newly refurbished ocean-going cutter and explore the southeast coast of the peninsula. This is an extremely remote and seldom visited part since no roads reach it and very few boats venture along its shores. It is a wild and spectacular coast with towering, snow-capped, volcanoes including Viluchinsky and Mutnovsky. There are small islands and sea stacks which are the home of thousands of breeding seabirds including puffins and auks. Steller's Sea Lions haul out on the ledges. In sheltered bays Sea Otters and seals swim and on the high cliffs the magnificent Steller's Sea Eagle breeds.
On the black volcanic sands we should see Brown Bears turning over the seaweed, washed up by winter storms, to look for dead fish. At the mouths of rivers and deltas there will be a mixture of migrant land birds, waterfowl and shore birds. Whilst sailing we should see Gray whales and dolphins including Orcas. 

We will go ashore to explore the lakes, cliffs, beaches and rivers and possibly visit a hot spring area. We will combine this ship-based part of the expedition with a land-based visit to two mountainous areas of the peninsula including still active Mutnovsky volcano. 

There will be plenty of time to follow your own interests whether they are ornithology, botany, geology, volcanology, photography or walking.

IncludedServices included in the package price.
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts in Moscow
  • Full board meals in Kamchatka
  • Guided tours & entrance fees
  • Tour staff & support
  • Group equipment and gear
  • Airport transfers
  • Visas: checking service
Not includedServices not included in the package price.
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Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Arrival in Moscow. Our driver will meet you in the arrival sector with a Go Russia sign board. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2
Moscow City Centre Walking Tour
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
During the tour we will walk around major cultural and historical points in Moscow. We will visit Lubyanka Square - the world-famous KGB center of the Soviet epoch, and the Teatralnaya Square next to Bolshoi Theatre. We will also visit the Red Square. In the evening transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
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Domestic flight: Moscow - Kamchatka
Day 2
Flight to Petropavlovsk: Moscow - Kamchatka
Overnight flight from Moscow to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
Day 3
Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Welcome lunch in a restaurant
Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer from the airport to the hotel and check-in. Welcome lunch in a restaurant. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4
Onboard. Sailing along the coast of Kamchatka
Embark on our boat. Depending on the weather and wind direction these days will be spent sailing along the southeast coast of Kamchatka. We will go ashore whenever possible and explore bays including Viluchinsky, Zhirovaya, Russkaya, Tikhirka and Bechevinka; capes including Kekurny, Nalychevo; islands including Starichkov and Krasheninnikova. We wil look for bears, sea mammals, sea birds, and wild flowers. Scuba diving is also possible.
Day 5
Continue sailing along the coast
Continue sailing along the coast
Day 6
Continue sailing along the coast
Continue sailing along the coast.
Day 7
Continue sailing along the coast
Continue sailing along the coast.
Day 8
Sail back to Petropavlovsk
Sail back to Petropavlovsk. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 9
Drive to a small lake beside the ancient volcano Vachkazhets
Drive in an all-terrain bus to a small lake beside the ancient volcano Vachkazhets. Camp.
Day 10
Explore the Vachkazhets caldera and waterfalls
Explore on foot the beautiful caldera and waterfalls of Vachkazhets. This ancient volcano is scenically one of the most beautiful places in Kamchatka and we can easily walk into its caldera and visit a beautiful waterfall.
Day 11
Drive to Mutnovsky Volcano or Avacha Volcano plateau
Drive to Mutnovsky Volcano or Avacha Volcano plateau. Mutnovsky is still active and after climbing through a canyon past a glacier belching steam we enter the crater with its geysers, fumaroles, mud pools, spectacular rock formations and colors - a "journey to the center of the earth". Camp or lodge there.
Day 12
Explore the tundra for flowers
Explore the tundra close to the volcano for flowers. Return back to the hotel.
Day 13
Helicopter trip to the Valley of Geysers (optional)
Visit a local farm, folk concert and traditional dinner
Overnight in a hotel
A helicopter trip to the Valley of Geysers (optional). We will enjoy a breathtaking helicopter flight, skimming over Kamchatka's spine of towering volcanoes, and finally landing in the UNESCO World Heritage-Listed Valley of Geysers. Here we will see more than twenty active geysers and numerous mud pools, surrounded by beautiful and powerful water-and-steam fountains. Lunch will be provided during the day. Return to the helicopter base and then to Petropavlovsk.

We will visit a local farm, where a folk concert will be performed in a yurt, a traditional local house. After the concert, you will be welcomed with a traditional dinner, giving you the opportunity to sample various seafood dishes, homemade balsam and the famous Russian vodka. Overnight in a hotel.
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Kamchatka / Moscow
Day 14
Check-out from the hotel, transfer to the airport and depart to Moscow
Flight to Moscow: Kamchatka - Moscow
Transfer from the local airport to the international airport
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We are very happy to have served thousands of happy customers who travelled with us.
I had a great trip, Kamchatka was awesome. The arrangements went very smoothly, thanks.
We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure around Russia, so many thanks for all your help. Kazan was beautiful and the train was a lot of fun. Our highlight though was definitely the advenuture trip. Seeing bears in the wild was incredible!

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