Travel period:June-September 2017
Tour Duration: 13 days/ 12 nights.
Tour group size: 6-20.
Route: Arrival — Boat cruise around the Avachinskaya Bay — Mutnovskiy volcano ascent — Gorelyi volcano ascent — Transfer to Opala river — Pauzhetka settlement — Kurilskoye lake base — Excursion to “Kutkh Boat” — Excursion to the “White Waterfalls” — Exploring the Pauzhetka Geothermal power station — Transfer to Opala river — Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy — Departure.
Kurilskoye Lake –is a place of exceptional beauty, anduniqueexperiences, where one can observe the fishing habits of the brown bear. Kurilskoye lake is home to the largest population of brown bear and Kamchatka’s largest natural breeding ground for red salmon.
WHAT MAKES THIS TOUR SO UNIQUE?
It is unforgettable. A truly amazing and a unique experience of observing brown bears up close in their natural habitat. There is no a zoo in the world that can give you such an unforgettable experience and it is most definitely something you’ll be telling all your friends and family about!
It is exclusive. Kurilskoye lake has volcanic origins and is located in the southern part of the peninsula in the area that is known as the Southern-Kamchatka wildlife sanctuary. This untouched corner of the peninsula is part of the UNESCO world heritage. Immerse yourself in the wilderness of Kamchatka, and become one with this truly unique part of the world.
It is absolutely safe. Our campgrounds and observation points are surrounded by a high-voltage electric fence, which alleviates any safety concerns making the whole experience more enjoyable. You will be accompanied by experienced huntsmen and professional guides that will guarantee your safety during the full duration of the tour.
Day 1. Arrival at the airport. Transfer to Paratunka resort accommodation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2. Boat cruise around the Avachinskaya Bay. On the boat: tea, lunch (fish soup), fishing, fresh crab and sea urchin tasting. Cruising along the Avachinskaya bay coast, “Three Brothers” rocks, cruising out into the Pacific Ocean and around Starichkov island. After th ecruise – transfer to Mutnovskiy volcano. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 3. Walking excursion inside Mutnovskiy volcano active crater. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 4. Climbing the Gorelyi volcano. Returning to Paratunka base. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 5. Transfer to Opala river. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 6. Transfer to Pauzhetka settlement. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 7. Arriving at the Kurilskoye lake base, watching bears fishing. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 8. Excursion to “Kutkh Boat” formation, return to Pauzhetka settlement. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 9. Excursion to the “White Waterfalls”. 30km round trip. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 10. Spare/leisureday. Exploring the Pauzhetka Geothermal power station. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 11. Transfer to Opala river. Overnight stay in tents.
Day 12. Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy accommodation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13. Transfer to the airport.
Tour price includes:
- Twin-size leisure-base accommodation (breakfasts included);
- Transfers, as per the tour program;
- Services of tour guides on our treks;
- Services of a cook on our treks;
- All meals on our treks;
- Use of group tourist equipment;
- Services of an excursion guide;
- English-speaking guide services;
- Kronotskiy reserve services/facilities;
- Documentation for accessing protected reserve areas;
Recommended personal gear:
- Trekking footwear;
- Hooded wind jacket;
- Set of warm clothing (sweater or fleece jacket, pants, socks, hat, gloves);
- Cap or panama hat for sunny days;
- Personal hygiene accessories;
- Swimming gear (togs/shorts/swimsuit);
- Mosquito repellent;
- Sunburn treatment cream/spray;
- Photo-video equipment.
*The tour program is subject to change based on weather conditions, overall group experience level and other external factors. The decision on any changes is made by the guide on the spot.
WISHING YOU MANY NEW DISCOVERIES AND A PLEASANT HOLIDAY
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