This is a general tour which grants the best opportunity to get acquainted with all main attractions of Kamchatka: active volcanoes, hot springs, wild nature and traditional culture of native peoples without expensive helicopter flights. Nevertheless you also have an option to take a helicopter excursion to the world famous Valley of Geysers.
You'll visit the Tolbachik volcano area in the Central Kamchatka 500 km from Petropavlovsk, where the Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption took place in 1975-76 and has left impressive after-effects: new volcanic cones with hot summits, huge ash fields, hardened lava flows, ash-burned forest. Tops of the new cones are still blazing. The first Soviet lunar vehicles were tested in this area.
You'll visit the crater of Mutnovsky Volcano with intensive powerful gas and steam spurts and boiling mud cauldrons. Mutnovsky is considered as the most impressive Kamchatka volcano now because it is always active.
You'll cross taiga and mountains areas rafting down the Bystraya River with good chances to see brown bears and fish salmon.
You'll visit national villages of native people - the Evens and get acquainted with their history, culture and present life. You'll also have a chance to see their national holiday The Aborigine's Day if come in proper time.
You'll also have some time for relaxation at Paratunka Hot Springs resort.
|Day||Discovery of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky city||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky|
|Day||Boat trip to the Avacha Bay||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky — Mutnovsky volcano|
|Day||Mutnovsky volcano||Mutnovsky volcano|
|Day||Ascending Gorely volcano||Mutnovsky volcano — Paratunka village|
|Day||Free day||Paratunka village|
|Day||Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes||Paratunka village — Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes|
|Day||Following consequences of the volcano’s eruption||Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes|
|Day||Northern and Southern break||Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes|
|Day||Ancient village of Kamchatka||Klyuchevskaya group of volcanoes — Kozyrevsk village|
|Day||Start of the rafting||Kozyrevsk village — Bystraya River|
|Day||Continuation of the navigation||Bystraya River|
|Day||Return to Petropavlovsk||Bystraya River — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky|
|Day||Souvenirs and end of the programme||Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky|