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June Mosaic

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Destinations: Kamchatka Peninsula
Guide language: English
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Day 1 – Arrival in PKC. Meeting at the airport, transfer to a hotel in Paratunka or PKC. Accommodation. Free time.

Day 2 - Breakfast at hotel. Transfer by car to the sea port of PKC. A boat trip along the Avachinskaya bay to the Pacific Ocean and the Starichkov island. Lunch on board the vessel.

The Avachinskaya bay is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Its twisting coastline is cut by numerous small bays. Two spawning rivers flow into the bay. 32 species of fish inhabit its waters. Practically all the year round we can find here several species of sole, greenling, bullhead and halibut. Sea birds are rather numerous in the area. One can see seals in the bays situated at the entrance to the Avachinskaya bay. The seals are not afraid of people and let them approach rather close. Among big mammals one can find killer-whales. The waters of the Avachinskaya bay are rich in natural gifts – sea urchins and crabs.

The Starichkov Island is situated about 10 km (5,5 miles) from the entrance to the Avachinskaya bay. It got its name after small sea birds that nest there (Puffins). The Starichkov Island is a nature reserve on water which abounds in puffins, loons, cormorants and other waterfowl. Several nests of Steller’s Sea Eagle and a seal harem are situated on the island.

City sightseeing tour after the boat trip. Visit of the Kamchatka Museum of local lore, the view point of PKC, the city centre, a gift shop, a market. Return to the hotel. Free time.

Day 3 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the foothill of the Avachinskiy volcano by an all-terrain vehicle (about 2 hours). Arrival at the base camp, safety instructions before trekking to the Camel mountain.

All tours to the Avachinskiy volcano start from the “Kamchatintour” base camp situated at 890 m above sea level. The distance between PKC and the base camp is about 50 km. The Avachinskiy volcano (2751 m) is one of the most active volcanoes in Kamchatka often called “home volcano” among its people. Its crater is filled with hardened lava above which you can see rising clouds of fumaroles. During the trekking to the Camel mountain (about 3 hours) you will have a beautiful view to the two active volcanoes Koryakskiy and Avachinskiy and the valley of the Avacha river.

Return to the base camp, lunch, return to the hotel. Free time.

Day 4 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the ethnic centre where the Kamchatka native peoples’ culture and traditions are presented. Excursion at the dog kennel, traditional dances, tea and pancakes in yaranga with stories about native culture, excursion around the village, hot soup (reindeer meat or fish soup). Transfer to radon hot springs, bathe in hot swimming pool. Returntothehotel. Freetime.

Day 5 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the Vilyuchinskiy waterfall foothill (about 1,5 hours), safety instructions before the trekking.

The Vilyuchinskiy waterfall situated at the Vilyuchinskiy volcano slope is a beautiful cascade of falling water formed by melting snow. One of the volcano icecaps gives a start to a small river which in summer time turns into 40 meters waterfall. Verkhneparatunskiye thermal springs are mineral hot springs situated at the north-eastern slope of the Goryachaya hill (Hot hill), not far from the Vilyuchinskiy volcano. The springs include about twenty outcomings with the temperature up to 70°С and have healing properties.

Trekking to the waterfall, lunch (picnic), bathe in hot springs, return to the hotel. Free time.

Day 6 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Kamchatintour
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