Welcome to Kamchatka! You will be met at the airport, before transferring to Paratunka, a health resort zone 30km from the capital of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
Spend the day relaxing in and around the secluded resort. Soak in the stunning geothermal outdoor pool, surrounded mist, snow and crisp alpine air.
Today we’ll take a city tour of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Visit the city centre with its historical monuments and local Lore Museum.
Shop at the fish markets and try fresh produce from the pure waters of Kamchatka’s rivers. Buy traditional gifts and native handcrafts to remind you of one of the most beautiful places on the planet.
Suit up for an awesome day of mountain skiing at the Gora Moroznaya ski resort. In a beautiful alpine setting, this is Kamchatka’s premier ski resort, boasting excellent facilities and 5 ski slopes suitable for all levels of experience. The longest slope is a satisfying 2,050m, and the shortest, for beginners and children, is 300m.
Next, we head to Zelenovskiye hot springs, where we take some time to soak and relax after an active day.
Snowmobiles are a popular form of personal transport for Kamchatkans in winter. Today we’ll find out for ourselves just how useful (and fun) these machines are on a snowmobile safari to the Three Brothers Rock viewpoint on the shore of the Pacific Ocean.
If you’ve never ridden a snowmobile before, our trusty guides are on hand to give a safety briefing and make sure you’re comfortable with the controls before setting off on your adventure.
There are many ways of getting around Kamchatka and today we’ll be taking a snowcat. Known for their use grooming snow trails and powering through masses of snow, these truck-sized vehicles will take us across to the Avacha volcano foothill. Here. we enjoy a ride to the Camel mount, which offers a beautiful view of the Koryakskiy and Avachinskiy volcanoes.
On the way, if conditions permit, there might be a chance to do some skiing or snowboarding on some easy slopes around the mountains.
Kamchatka is home to several ethnic groups, among them the semi-nomadic Koryak. Today we visit a nomad camp belonging to the Koryaks. Listen to traditional Koryak folk songs and sample native dishes. You’ll have the opportunity to purchase handmade crafts and a shaman will tell stories from the lives of the Koryak ancestors.
We get acquainted with one of Kamchatka’s more unusual forms of winter transport – the husky dog sled! You’ll get a chance to ride your own sled and learn the art of ‘mushing’ with the help of your experienced guide.
Check out from Paratunka before transferring to Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky Airport for your journey home.
3* hotel in Paratunka village
Breakfasts in the hotel, some lunches (lunch-box) during full day excursions
Group airport arrival and departure transfers, all transportation on tour, according to the itinerary (car, 6wd truck-bus, snowcat)
Local English-speaking guide
Russian tourists visa support documents
*Russian visa can be arranged by 56th Parallel for an additional cost (for Australian citizens only). Apply for comprehensive visa service here.
Flights, travel insurance, visa, optional excursions, individual transfers, tips
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