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Open Kamchatka in 7 days

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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TOUR

Time:
any dates from July 15 to August 20
Number of people:
up to 6
Transport:
Toyota Land Cruiser 200, helicopter MI-8, American boats with water jet engines, pleasure yacht
Accommodation:
Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya, Fishing Base Kedrovaya
Cost per group:
$69,200

In 7 days you will have time to:

  • try sea delicacies
  • swim in thermal springs
  • walk along the valley of geysers and the Uzon Caldera
  • look from the helicopter to the active volcanoes and take a picture of the acid lake
  • see the bears
  • catch salmon and eat red caviar with a spoon
  • go on a yacht in the open ocean

Kamchatka

Kamchatka
Country Russia
Area 270,000 km2
Highest point 4,835 m
ABOUT THE REGION
Russia takes the second place after the USA in the number of active volcanoes. Most of them are 152 volcanoes, concentrated in Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands. Kamchatka is notable for the fact that volcanoes on its territory are located compactly, for a week you can visit at least ten. The territory of 3.8 million hectares, is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

There are about 30 active and 300 extinct volcanoes, 112,000 lakes, 14,000 rivers and unique species of living creatures and plants. Kamchatka is practically untouched by human activity. Due to the inaccessibility and lack of roads, most of the natural objects have been preserved in their original form.
Maliy Semyachik Volcano
Maliy Semyachik Volcano
The volcano in the list of natural monuments. In translation from the language of native inhabitants of Kamchatka — itelmen, “semyachik” is stone land. In the crater of volcano there is the Troickoe Lake — a pond of frosty sky color, it is one of the symbols of Kamchatka and the most photographed objects.
The Valley of Geysers (Dolina Geyserov)
The Valley of Geysers (Dolina Geyserov)
One of the most spectacular geyser fields in the world. If you didn't see the valley of geysers — you weren't in Kamchatka. At an area of 6 km2, about thirty geysers and a hundred hot springs are concentrated.
Karymsky Volcano
Karymsky Volcano
One of the most active volcanoes in the world. Over the past hundred years there have been twenty eruptions.
The Caldera of the Uzon Volcano
The Caldera of the Uzon Volcano
One of the largest in Kamchatka. The area is comparable to the area of Paris. There are about a hundred hot springs and almost five hundred other hydrothermal manifestations: steam-gas jets, thermal lakes, acid rivers, mud boilers and mud volcanoes.
Zhupanova River
Zhupanova River
The only river in Kamchatka rented for the organization of sport fishing. There are seven species of Pacific salmon: sockeye, chinook, pink salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, mikizha (rainbow trout), kunja. Mikizha (rainbow trout) is the main object of fishing, the weight of some fish can be 6–8 kg and length —70–80 cm.
Lake Kurilskoye
Lake Kurilskoye
The second largest freshwater lake in Kamchatka after Kronotsky. Bears are the main feature of this place. They eat sockeye salmon in the Kurilskoye Lake in the middle of summer, when about six million fish go to spawn.
Avacha Bay
Avacha Bay
The largest bay in the world. Teachers of geography in the Kamchatka schools tell that in its water area the whole fleet of the planet can hide or the French city of Marseilles can be located. Its area is 215 km2, and it can accept even a passenger liner Queen Mary 2.
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Day 1

Arrival

After landing at the airport in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, you will go to a hotel outside the city. After the flight, you can relax in the pool with thermal water or by the fireplace in the living room, drinking red wine. Lunch and dinner will be served in the hotel restaurant. The menu offers traditional Kamchatka dishes from sea delicacies.

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Travel to Kamchatka
Travel to Kamchatka
Traditional dishes of Kamchatka
Traditional dishes of Kamchatka
Relaxing by the pool with thermal water
Relaxing by the pool with thermal water Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya
Living room of the hotel
Living room of the hotel

DAILY SCHEDULE
10:00–10:30 Arrival in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky with Aeroflot flight, meeting with the producers of the 211 Company, getting baggage
10:30–11:00 Transfer by car to the Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya
11:00–11:30 Arrival at the hotel, check-in
11:30–13:00 Free time
13:00–14:30 Lunch at the hotel restaurant
14:30–18:00 Free time
18:00–19:30 Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya

Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya is the best hotel on the peninsula. It is located in the Paratunskaya sanatorium-resort area, 37 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. On the territory equal to six football fields, there are seven cottages with individual pools, a building with hotel rooms, a restaurant with a wine cellar, three pools with thermal water, a sauna with an outdoor pool, a massage room and a laundry.

COTTAGE FACILITIES
  • Double bed
  • Bathroom and toilet
  • Fireplace hall
  • TV
  • Phone
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi
  • Terrace with sun loungers
  • Private swimming pool with thermal water

In addition to the cottages, there are five rooms in a separate building. The room consists of a bedroom, an entrance hall and a bathroom. Room facilities are the same as in the cottage, only without a fireplace hall, private pool and terrace. Guests staying in the rooms have free access to the common thermal pools and jacuzzi.

Before the start of the trip, we will make an individual menu for you along the entire route. The menu is based on Kamchatka crab, scallop, halibut, salmon, caviar, squid, shrimp, moose, forest berries and herbs. 


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Day 2

The Valley of the Geysers and the Caldera of the Uzon Volcano

The acquaintance with Kamchatka will begin with a visit to its famous places — the Valley of Geysers and the Caldera of the Uzon Volcano. You will see the eruption of geysers and mud boilers, fly by helicopter over the most active volcano of the peninsula and blue lake with hydrochloric acid. In the evening you will reach the river, where you can fish with your hands, and eat red caviar handful.

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Flight by helicopter
Flight by helicopter
Nearby the airport Yelizovo
Nearby the airport Yelizovo
Acid lake of Maly Semyachik volcano
Acid lake of Maly Semyachik volcano
Geyser eruptions and mud pots
Geyser eruptions and mud pots
Course on the Fishing Base Kedrovaya
Course on the Fishing Base Kedrovaya
Fishing on the Zhupanova River
Fishing on the Zhupanova River

DAILY SCHEDULE
08:00–09:00 Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
09:00–09:30 Transfer by car to the helipad
09:30–11:00 Flight by helicopter to the Valley of Geysers. On the way, the air inspection of the active Volcano Karymsky and acid lake in the crater of the Volcano Maliy Semyachik
11:00–14:00 Landing in the Valley of Geysers, walk with a guide — watching the eruptions of geysers and mud boilers
14:00–15:00 Lunch-picnic
15:00–15:30 Flight by helicopter to the Caldera of the Uzon Volcano
15:30–17:30 Landing in the Uzon Caldera, a walk with the quide — exploring crater lakes, fumaroles, acid rivers and mud volcanoes
17:30–18:30 Flight by helicopter to the River Zhupanova. On the way, the air inspection of the volcanoes Zhupanovsky and Dzendzhur
18:30–19:00 Landing on the helipad of the Fishing Base Kedrovaya, check-in
19:00–20:00 Dinner on the base
20:00–22:00 Fishing from the shore, banya

The first volcanological station

With the launch of the first volcanological station in the USSR in 1935, the study of volcanoes in Kamchatka began. The station is located at the foot of Klyuchevskaya Sopka volcano, 570 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and it still works. The workers of the station examine the products of the eruption, predict the activity of volcanoes, look for ways to use the released energy and heat.

On March 30, 1956 after a millennial period of rest, a catastrophic directed explosion occurred on the Volcano Besymyanniy. It destroyed the top of the volcano and its Eastern slope. This was the first catastrophic eruption, studied in detail by the station's staff. Therefore, on March 30 in Russia is celebrated the Day of Volcanologist. 

Now technologies allow to conduct distant observations. The number of workers of the station is gradually decreasing. Video recording of volcanoes and research information is transmitted for processing to the Institute of Volcanology in digital form. At this station Ekaterina Zhdanova, daughter of Svetlana Alliluyeva, granddaughter of Joseph Stalin has been working since 1977. 


Karymsky Volcano

Karymsky is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. Over the past hundred years, there have been twenty eruptions. Five kilometers from Karymsky there is another volcano — the Academii Nauk, in the caldera of which is Karymskoye Lake, an area of almost 10 km2. In January 1996, there was a simultaneous eruption of two volcanoes.

The eruption began from the top of the crater of the Karymsky Volcano and under the water of the Karymskoe Lake. Witnesses observed a continuous release of ash from a crater about a kilometer high. The slopes of the Karymsky Volcano were covered with a layer of ash. In some places ash avalanches reached five hundred meters in length. At the same time, an underwater eruption took place in the Karymsky Lake. The ice of the frozen lake instantly melted, and ten-meter waves appeared on the surface. 

During the eruption, the water temperature in the lake rose to 25 °C. The chemical composition of the water changed. From the fresh water it has become slightly mineralized. At the northern shore a crater with a diameter of six hundred and a depth of sixty meters was formed. A few days later a new peninsula with an area of 700 m2 was formed. All living in the lake died. Volcanic activity in this area continues to this day.


Maliy Semyachik Volcano

Maliy Semyachik is a volcano in the list of natural monuments. In translation from the language of native inhabitants of Kamchatka — itelmen, “semyachik” is stone land. In the crater of volcano there is the Troickoe Lake — a pond of frosty sky color, it is one of the symbols of Kamchatka and the most photographed objects.

The diameter of the lake is six hundred meters, the depth is up to 140 meters, the temperature is 35 °C. The salt content is higher than in the sea. The water has a burning sour taste. The particles of sulfur dissolved in water makes such color of the lake. If you wish, you can go down to the lake but the effect of a luminous azure mirror disappears. It is better to look at it from the helicopter.

One day, volcanologists who examined the lake by a rubber boat, almost died. The acid corroded the aluminum blades of the oars.


The Valley of Geysers (Dolina Geyserov)

The Valley of Geysers is one of the most spectacular geyser fields in the world. If you didn't see the valley of geysers — you weren't in Kamchatka. It is located in the Kronotsky State Biosphere Reserve, 180 km from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. At an area of 6 km2, about thirty geysers and a hundred hot springs are concentrated. More only in Yellowstone National Park. But unlike Yellowstone, Iceland and New Zealand, the Kamchatka valley is very compact.

The valley was discovered in 1941 by the geologist of the reserve Tatyana Ustinova and her guide Anisifor Krupenin.

Anisifor Krupenin, the discoverer of the Valley of Geysers

During a halt, I was smoking a cigarette and Tatyana Ivanovna was drinking tea with biscuits. Suddenly, on the opposite side of the river steam snorted and a stream of water rushed right at us. We clung to the rocky shore. It was a hot steam. After that, we found a crossing over the river. The water was warm. We measured temperature — it was 28 degrees! We started to find where the fountain came from. We found the gap among the rocks. The water boiled in the depths and gradually filled the cavity. Then, again, streams of water and steam burst ... It was the first geyser found in the Valley.

Anisifor Krupenin, the discoverer of the Valley of Geysers

After landing a staff member of the reserve will meet you. He'll give you all the instructions. From the helipad are laid wooden decks, which connect the observation platforms with views of the main attractions. For safety, you can only move around the valley through them. Some areas overgrown with bright green grass, there can be puddles with boiling water. Places where wormwood grows, on the contrary are safe — the plant takes root only on strong soil. You can go from the wooden path only with the permission of the guide.

Here you can see all the known forms of hydrothermal activity: geysers, thermal springs, mud lakes, boilers and volcanoes. Each geyser in the valley has its own pillar height and periodicity of functioning:

  • Fontan — 10 m / 4 minutes
  • Bolshoy — 10 m / 60 min
  • Pervenets — 10 m / 40–120 minutes
  • Zhemchuzhnyy — 10 m / 4 hours
  • Velikan — 35 m / 5–7 hours. For a minute it throws thirty tons of water, and the steam column after the eruption rises to three hundred meters. The water temperature of the geyser reaches 98 °C.
Vladimir Nikolaev, the general producer of the 211 Company

I remember the moment when in 2007 we were shown on TV as a landslide, turned the Valley of Geysers into a mud mash. It was a shame that I did not have time to see this place. I also remember the moment with the joyful faces of scientists, when in 2013 a new mudflow restored all the lost beauty. The need to go to Kamchatka became obvious.

Vladimir Nikolaev, the general producer of the 211 Company

The landslide of 2013 was one of the largest in Russia for the whole history of observations. Approximately this amount of concrete was spent on the construction of the Dam Three Gorges in China — the largest in the world. Despite this, the Valley ecosystem has recovered. Even new geysers and thermal springs have appeared.

For a walk, the reserve allocates two hours. The walk does not require any physical training and special equipment. Often visitors can see bears walking on the slope among the soaring geysers. During the year, the valley is visited by no more than two thousand people.


The Caldera of

the Uzon Volcano

The caldera of the Uzon volcano is one of the largest in Kamchatka. The area is comparable with the area of Paris. Previously, there was a volcano, but after a powerful eruption, it collapsed, the earth sank under it and formed a caldera. The repeated eruption left a funnel with a diameter of one and a half kilometers. Now it is Dalnee Lake.

Caldera is located on the territory of the Kronotsky Reserve, 180 km from the capital of the peninsula. Since 1996 it has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are about a hundred hot springs and almost five hundred other hydrothermal manifestations: steam-gas jets, thermal lakes, acid rivers, mud boilers and volcanoes.

Scientists tend to get here because of the bright hydrothermal activity. The water sources contain not only rare minerals and chemical elements, but also bacteria that have adapted to life at a temperature of 98 °C.

Here, the output of the youngest oil on the planet is discovered and the mineral that nowhere else meets the Uzonite.

In the Uzon Caldera there is a lake with a double bottom — Bannoye. At a depth of 28 m there is a crust, breaking through which, scientists have discovered a tank of molten sulfur. The water temperature in the lake is 40 °C and you can swim there. Women note a beneficial effect on the skin, and men increase potency. Another attraction of the caldera is the mud pot Sculptor. Every four seconds it "sculpts" mud 3D-drawings in the form of roses. In 2008, a new geyser was formed in the caldera — Mutniy, with a water column of six meters high.

The nature of the caldera is aggressive: poisonous vapors, hot water everywhere, mud and bears. During the visit, the group will be accompanied by a reserve officer with a rifle. Just as in the Valley of Geysers, there are wooden decks.


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Day 3

Salmon fishing

This day you will spend in a place where the US President Jimmy Carter had a breathtaking fishing. Even if you saw the fishing rod on TV, you will 100 % take a selfie with a solid trophy. We will give you a boat and fishing tackle. An experienced instructor will show you how to pull out a five-kilogram salmon and threaten bears with a gun, which will come out to look at you. On the shore we will cook fish soup and sandwiches with red caviar. In the evening you will have banya and barbecue.

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Salmon fishing in Kamchatka
Salmon fishing in Kamchatka
Wild Kamchatka salmon
Wild Kamchatka salmon
Picnic by the river
Picnic by the river
Rest in the banya after fishing
Rest in the banya after fishing
Evening barbecue from the catch on the river
Evening barbecue from the catch on the river

DAILY SCHEDULE
08:00–09:00 Breakfast at the recreation center
09:00–10:00 Gathering of the team, instructions, fishing tackle delivery, things loading into the boat, going fishing
10:00–13:00 Traveling up and down the river by boat, stopping for fishing and watching the bears
13:00–15:00 Lunch-picnic on the river bank
15:00–18:00 Fishing
18:00–20:00 Return to the recreation center, banya
20:00–21:00 Dinner at the recreation center

Fishing Base Kedrovaya

Fishing Base Kedrovaya is the most comfortable on the River Zhupanova. On its territory there is: a guest house, a dining room, banya with a swimming pool, helipad. All objects are connected with a wooden deck. In the guest house on the first floor there are two triple rooms and a small hall. On the second floor there are four triple rooms and a living room with access to the balcony. Each room has a bathroom and toilet. In the hall there is always a table with tea, coffee, mineral water, soft drinks, biscuits and sweets.

The canteen is a separate one-storey building with a kitchen and a dining room. In banya on the first floor there is a steam room, shower, swimming pool and two double comfortable rooms. On the second floor there is a billiard room.

The territory of the center is under constant armed protection.


Zhupanova River

Zhupanova is the only river in Kamchatka, rented for the organization of sport fishing. Its length is almost 250 km, it flows into the Pacific Ocean and there are no settlements on its coast. You can get to the river only by boat or helicopter. You can get to the river only by boat or helicopter.

There are seven species of Pacific salmon: sockeye, chinook, pink salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, mikizha (rainbow trout), kunja. Mikizha (rainbow trout) is the main object of fishing, the weight of some fish can be 6–8 kg and length — 70–80 cm.

From the Fishing Base Kedrovaya you can move by water-jet boats and upstream and down to the Pacific Ocean. 

The water area of the river is diverse: rifts, whirlpools, chutes, reaches and streams. There is a wide space with calm water and the narrowing in the swift current. You can catch salmon fly fishing and with spinning. We provide all the necessary fishing tackle. The export of fish from the river is prohibited, fishing on the principle of “caught-released”. But for the fish soup and sandwiches with caviar, you can take. This is one of the few places where 100 % of the catch is guaranteed.

During the fishing, the guests are accompanied by instructors and an armed huntsman. A large number of fish attracts not only fishermen, but also brown bears.


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Day 4

Free Day

After flights, walks on volcanoes and fishing you need to relax. You will have the whole day to do nothing. You can surf the Internet, drink coffee by the pool, have a massage or relax in the sauna. The only thing to remember today is lunch and dinner.

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Breakfast with coffee and croissants
Breakfast with coffee and croissants
Relaxing by the pool with thermal water
Relaxing by the pool with thermal water Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya

DAILY SCHEDULE
09:00–10:00 Breakfast at the recreation center
10:00–10:30 Check-out from the recreation center
10:30–11:30 Flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by helicopter
11:30–12:00 Landing, transfer by car from the helipad to the Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya
12:00–13:00 Free time
13:00–14:30 Lunch at the hotel restaurant
14:30–18:00 Free time
18:00–19:30 Dinner at the hotel restaurant

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Day 5

Kurilskoye Lake and the Volcano Ksudach

By the fifth day most likely that you have already seen bears. But after visiting the Kurilskoye Lake you will begin to treat them as domestic cats. They will surround you everywhere. You can take a picture of how brown bears catch salmon, fool around and pout their lips. After dinner, you will see pumice rocks, from the air resembling the mouth of piranhas and visit the hot beach with thermal springs. In the evening you will return to civilization, to the plasma TV and smoked venison under cowberry sauce.

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Bear on Kurilskoye Lake
Bear on Kurilskoye Lake
Kutkhini Baty view from a helicopter
Kutkhini Baty view from a helicopter
Landing in the Caldera of the Ksudach Volcano
Landing in the Caldera of the Ksudach Volcano
Kamchatka venison dishes
Kamchatka venison dishes

DAILY SCHEDULE
08:00–09:00 Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
09:00–09:30 Transfer by car to the helipad
09:30–11:00 Flight to the Kurilskoye Lake by helicopter
11:00–14:00 Landing in the territory of the cordon Travyanoy, observation and photographing of the bears with the reserve officer
14:00–15:00 Lunch at the reserve canteen
15:00–15:40 Flying by helicopter over the pumice Rocks of Kutkhiny Bati, flight to the Caldera of the Volcano Ksudach
15:40–16:30 Landing in the Caldera of the Volcano Ksudach near the Lake Klyuchevoe, observation of thermal exits on the shore of the lake, the story of the guide about volcanism, photographing
16:30–17:45 Flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky by the helicopter
17:45–18:15 Landing, transfer by car from the helipad to the Park-Hotel Severniye Priklyucheniya
18:30–20:00 Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Lake Kurilskoye

Kurilskoye Lake is the second largest freshwater lake in Kamchatka after Kronotskoe. Bears are the main feature of this place. They eat sockeye salmon in the Kurilskoye Lake in the middle of summer, when about six million fish go to spawn. This is the largest spawning migration in Eurasia. From the middle of July, the fish begin to ascend from the Sea of Okhotsk along the Ozernaya River, the only one flowing from the Kurilskoye Lake. At the source of the river, there is a hospital of the research institute of fisheries and oceanography.

Spawning lasts almost six months, because of this, in the summer up to 250 brown bears come to the lake. Because of the big amount of fish bears are indifferent to people. You can take pictures of them from 20–30 meters.

From the shore of the Kurilskoye Lake a panorama of the snow-covered cone of the Ilyinsky Volcano opens. As a result of the eruption, lava islands formed on the lake: Chayachiy, Niskiy, Serdtse Adelaida and Samang archipelago. Here lives one of the largest colonies of the Pacific gull in fifteen hundred pairs. There are coastal exits of hot springs with a water temperature of up to 45 °C. Four kilometers from the source of the Ozernaya River, there is another attraction of Kamchatka — Kutkhini Baty.

Visiting tourists to the Kurilskoye Lake is limited by the quotas allocated by the reserve. The visit must be agreed in advance.


Ksudach Volcano

and Kutkhini Baty

Ksudach is a volcano, in the caldera of which there are three lakes: Klyuchevoye, Nizhnee and Shtyubelya. Along the edge of the shore of the Lake Klyuchevoye, there are hot springs which form a hot beach. With the help of hands and shovels, you can build a small pool in the sand. The thermal spring water mixes with the cold water of the lake and cools to a comfortable 35 °C. After that you can swim.

The last eruption of Ksudach occurred in 1907. As a result, a hole formed, which filled with water, forming the Lake Shtyubelya. It was named after a German volcanologist, who had never been in Kamchatka. After bathing in hot baths you can watch the panorama from the air on two lakes of the caldera.

Kutkhini Baty is a canyon with white pumice rocks in the form of vertically standing canoe. Kukht for local people is a god in the form of the raven and bat is a fishing boat. Literally, Kutkhini Baty is the boat of the god Kutkha.

A hundred-meter-high rocks are formed as a result of a volcanic eruption. Lava mass due to the high content of gases foamed and froze in a porous state. Then, under the influence of wind and water flows, the rocks turned to the forms that can be observed today. Especially impressive pumice canyon looks from the helicopter.


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Day 6

Ocean Walk

The phrase, “I have been to Kamchatka” makes any person from beach-tourist to an experienced traveler. And if a person says, “I went out into the Pacific Ocean!” he can be considered as a very adventurous person. Returning home, you can say the first and the second. From dawn to dusk you will dissect on a pleasure yacht the water surface. First the largest Bay in the world, and then the Pacific Ocean. You will see rocks resembling a fragment from the film about Harry Potter and a colony of ten thousand birds. You will be served a lunch of freshly caught fish and sea delicacies. If you are lucky, you will meet the sea lions and orcas.

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Boat trip on the Avacha Bay
Boat trip on the Avacha Bay
Kamchatka killer whales
Kamchatka killer whales
Boat trip along the cliffs
Boat trip along the cliffs
Fishing from a yacht
Fishing from a yacht
Kamchatka sea lions
Kamchatka sea lions
Kamchatka sea urchins
Kamchatka sea urchins
Tri Brata cliffs in Kamchatka
Tri Brata cliffs in Kamchatka

DAILY SCHEDULE
09:00–10:00 Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
10.00–11:30 Transfer by car to the sea port of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
11:30–13:00 Arrival at the port, boarding a pleasure yacht, exit to the Avacha Bay
13:00–15:00 Boat trip along Avacha Bay, exploring the cliffs Three Brothers, going to the Pacific Ocean bird watching on Starichkov Island
15:00–16:30 Fishing from the yacht, lunch of freshly caught fish, tasting of crabs and caviar of sea urchins
16:30–18:30 Walking by motor boats along the rocks, visiting the grottoes. Watching the sea lions, seals and orcas
18:30–20:00 Returning to the port, transfer by car to the hotel
20:00–22:00 Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Avacha Bay

Avacha Bay is the largest bay in the world. Teachers of geography in the Kamchatka schools tell that in its water area the whole fleet of the planet can hide or the French city of Marseilles can be located. Its area is 215 km2, and it can accept even a passenger liner Queen Mary 2.

On the shore of the bay there are two cities — Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and Vilyuchinsk. The first is the capital of the peninsula, the second is a closed city where the nuclear submarine base is located. The entrance to the bay is between two capes, its width is only three kilometers. A small distance of the gate protects cities and ships from storms in the Pacific Ocean.

A boat trip along the Avacha Bay is interesting for four reasons:

  • Viewing and taking pictures of rocks Tri Brata — a symbol of Kamchatka. According to local legend, they protect the Peninsula from the tsunami.
  • Visiting Starichkov Island is a bird market with the status of a Nature Monument. It is called so, because of the large number of Ancient Murrelet birds that live on it. At the same time, there can be up to fifty thousand birds of eleven different species on the island. Exit to the shore is only allowed to scientists, tourists watch the island from a yacht or motor boat.
  • Fishing with lunch. While walking on a yacht we will cook a fish soup from sea bass, lenok and halibut, cook crabs and taste caviar of sea urchins. On a board there will be a diver who will catch live marine reptiles. Those who wish can take part in fishing from the boat or under the water. We will provide the necessary gear and equipment.
  • Watching the sea lions, orcas and exit to the Pacific Ocean. Seals and sea lions swim in the water area of the bay, they usually lie on rocky islands. In the Pacific Ocean you can meet killer whales — orcas. They rarely go into the bay.

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We will select for you equipment from leading manufacturers and make a discount on the purchase. You do not have to carry unnecessary things. Technological jackets, hats, thermal underwear, backpacks, shoes — we will provide everything you need for a particular trip. If necessary, we will fit the size of pants, make name stripes or apply the logo of your company on the clothes.
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In all programs we select the optimal transport, but if you wish we will replace or increase the level. For example, we will change the prepared Nissan Safari SUVs to the new Land Cruiser 200 in the Arctic Trucks configuration, and instead of the serial MI-8, we will put a model with a leather interior and a toilet on board. You can adjust any equipment: boats, yachts, airboats, snowmobiles. You can even choose a specific model, and we will find it and deliver it to the desired region.
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individual menu
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Our brand chef will develop an authentic menu for you along the entire route. During the trip, you will try a couple of dozen local dishes and unusual combinations. In each region we focus on local products. On Baikal — fish, berries and wild meat, on Kamchatka — caviar and crabs, Altai will delight you with farm cheeses, honey and herbs.

For you to get 3D fun professionals from Invisible will select wines and champagne for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. We can also create a dietary, fitness and children's menu or cook your favorite dishes.
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travel cake by renat agzamov
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There is a queue of millionaires and stars of show business for the cakes of “star confectioner” Renat Agzamov. It is difficult to say what more value are its desserts, culinary or architectural. To see it with your own eyes and taste it, you do not need to send a charter plane for the cake. Renat with his team will fly himself. He will make another masterpiece specially for you on the ice of Lake Baikal or at the foot of an Icelandic volcano.
security
security
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We have our own security service that will accompany you throughout the trip. It will check the security of the places of stay along the route, provide verification of third parties and limit their access to you if necessary.

All security officers served in the Federal Security Service, the SOBR or the GRU, have weapons and a license to carry them. On request, they can comply with your dress code.
the bath attendant of the president
the bath attendant of the president
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Nikolaev Gennady Vladimirovich the professional bath attendant since 1985. He knows how to treat and relieve stress with the steam, brooms and decoctions of medicinal herbs. In his arsenal: ointments and infusions, from raspberries, mint, chamomile, dog-rose, wormwood and brooms of all kinds: juniper, aspen, oak and fern. Gennady Vladimirovich will teach how to go to the banya with health benefits and enjoy the process. Among his clients are heads of state, famous businessmen and stars of show business.
surfing in the pacific ocean
surfing in the pacific ocean
Kamchatka
According to the National Geographic magazine, Kamchatka is among the ten most promising places for the development of surfing in the world. Legends of world surfing were riding on the peninsula: Keith Malloy, Dane Gudauskas and Trevor Gordon. It hosted international competitions Nixon Surf Challenge, and the company GoPro filmed an extreme video of Kamchatka surfing.

The perfect time to surf from the end of June to the end of August. The average water temperature is 14 °C — it is enough to wear a thin wetsuit. The main place for surfing is a thirty kilometer beach half an hour from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. For a three-hour lesson, an experienced instructor will teach you to stand on the board on waves of up to two meters. All the necessary equipment, including the board, will be provided on place. An important factor in favor of surfing in Kamchatka is the absence of sharks.
whale watching
whale watching
Kamchatka
We will provide you with the yacht and a crew to see whales jumping in the open ocean. Some of them will allow you to swim a few meters away and pat their backs. It will take 2–3 days to increase the chances of meeting whales. If you are lucky with the weather, you can meet a killer whale, a humpback whale or a cachalot.
kayaking in avacha bay
kayaking in avacha bay
Kamchatka
All water travel in Kamchatka will start in Avacha Bay, the largest bay in the world. You will take a walk on the expeditionary kayak — a traditional rowing boat of the Pacific coast. Before you start to cut the water surface with oars, you will be taught how to do the “Eskimos turn”. This is a technique of turning the kayak 360 degrees along the axis. Try to move with the flow and against it, on the wave and shallow water. As soon as you feel confident, move on.

During the day you will have time to see the rocky shores, grottoes and caves. In a couple of hours, you will get to the main sightseeing of the Peninsula — rocks Tri Brata. By the evening, after a picnic in one of the bays, you will return to the city.

Day 7

Departure

DAILY SCHEDULE
09:00–10:00 Breakfast at the hotel restaurant
10:00–10:30 Check-out from the hotel
10:30–11:00 Transfer to the airport
12:50 Departure to Moscow

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Winter 2019 — remove the unnecessary!
For a month we had to organize an extreme Olympiad for programmers, a test drive of Cordiant tires and a family adventure in the taiga. I won't tell about each project separately, as I usually do all the applications of this season intersected and followed one after another. These three events are in one report.
Lake Baikal
Summer is a small life
During the festive evening in honor of the birthday, we should have a concert of a famous artist on the shore of Lake Baikal. In the report, we conducted a step-by-step review of the event, starting with the signing a contract with the artist, ending with an analysis of the mistakes and the options for solving them in the future.
Lake Baikal
Spring Baikal for two
Our task was to organize an individual trip for two, to show the most interesting places of the spring Baikal with sum limit of 5,000 dollars. Before calculating and approving the program, we called to all the hotels and transport to make sure that they were available for the right dates. There were no rooms in the hotel, snowmobiles were occupied, the biosphere reserve did not work — holidays on March 8.
Lake Baikal
The course to the North
We planned to cross Lake Baikal by SUVs on ice and make the show of this. We started to prepare for half a year — re-equipped cars, picked up the equipment and the team. During the week of travel, we covered about 1,000 km, saw the nature of Baikal, tested the SUVs and shot a film about it.
Lake Baikal
33 shamanic curses
Even before the start of the tour, problems began to arise: the engine had been torn off by the airboat, the chef had disappeared, and the car had been crashed. After the start of the event, the situation did not improve. The guests' suitcase had been opened, their glasses had been stolen, the guide's eyebrow was cut — definitely something was wrong. Despite the difficulties, in 8 days we traveled half of Lake Baikal and visited the Circum-Baikal Railway, Mamai Mountain, Sobolinie Lakes and the Islands of the Maloye More.
Lake Baikal
Conference in the taiga
For 4 days it was required to hold three presentations of new computer equipment and combine them with an entertainment program in nature. In two weeks, we went through six versions of the programs. The final included: a water walk, a banya with the best banya attendant of Russia, spa treatments, a trip to Sobolinie Lakes, fishing, a masterclass in cooking pilaf on a Finnish candle and dinner on the bank of the Angara.
Lake Baikal
Gastrotour on Baikal
For 12 days the guests changed 9 locations and tried Siberian-Baikal cuisine. A total of 112 dishes and snacks, accompanied by 32 drinks. We cooked in the taiga, arranged a culinary masterclass, got food by SUVs, on water, and by helicopter. Because of the lightning that hit the transformer, we were left without a refrigerator and electric stoves. In the intervals between changes of dishes, we went up to the mountains, floated on a mountain river, rode jet skis and steamed in the bath.
Lake Baikal
Swiss President at Lake Baikal
Our old friend called us and said that he was taking the president of the most famous in the world watch brand to Baikal. We had to plan the event in places where there is no tourist infrastructure. For four days the guests rested leisurely — they drank red wine, crossed Baikal by yacht, breathed the mountain air and tasted dishes of Siberian cuisine.
Lake Baikal

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