Winter and spring Kamchatka tour
Day 1 - meeting and accommodation
Have spending 8 hours in the aircraft, you realize, that even most amazing things will be eclipsed by tiredness.
But! Be sure that Kamchatka is a big exception! On approaching to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, when you look at window, you will freeze with only one thought in your head “ It is awesome! These are real volcanoes!”. Inaccessible beautiful mountain ranges all over eastern coast of Kamchatka will be visible for you.
Our guide, keeping a sing “KamchatkaLand”, will meet you after getting luggage, and take you to recreation base, where you will be able to enjoy relaxing swimming pool and the whole evening for strength restoration before following adventure.
Day 2 - snowmobile excursion to the shore of he Pacific ocean
Today we are going to the Pacific ocean shore. It doesn’t freeze in winter, but coastal line usually is snow and ice-bound. It’s almost impossible to get to the shore by car in this time, so we go by automobile as far as possible, then change it to snowmobile sledge. Guide will take us to very shore.
The Pacific ocean shore is in front of us. It doesn’t matter if it’s winter or summer, you always feel an energy of expanse. We hope that you will feel the power of the ocean as well. Sometimes, in frosty sunny days you can see reckless guys surfing. It’s fantastic! And great self overcome.
Go further to Petropavlovsky lighthouse. It’s located in the north-east side of the bay, on Mayachny cape. Unfortunately it’s impossible t get to the very lighthouse, as it still works and guarded. But we can enjoy wonderful view of steep rocks next to shore and the very lighthouse. Avacha bay and Three Brothers rocks are visible from Mayachny cape. Going back to recreation base.
Day 3 - meeting Kamchatka’s natives in winter and spring
Today, far away from city rush, we will be welcome by Koryak people warmth and herbal tea in cosy place - “North Children” village. It’s a picturesque place, where tasteful view of domestic volcanoes unfold. Here, in ethnic nomad camp we will meet residents of these places - aboriginals of Kamchatka, who tell their history, way of live and traditions by means of dances. This nomad camp is also famous for nursery. There are bear cubs, Kamchatka sledge dogs in these nursery. The bravest ones can ride a horse. Warmth and history of these places make a pleasant impression on you.
Next point of this day is one of the most famous Kamchatka occupation - dog sledging. Annually dog sledge race “Beringiya" is held in march. Not only Russians, but foreigners take part in it. This kind of transportation has been using in Russian north for many centuries. Today you will play a role of dogs’ driver, who’s called “Kayur”. Dog sledging is an embodiment of harmony between human being and dog, their understanding in its pure sense, trust.
Experienced kayurs will tell us about dogs’ pedigrees, its age, upkeep, riding qualities and special role in harness. Have meeting and making friends with dogs you will drive! We are care about you safety, so we have gone this route beforehand and made a path. You will be accompanied by snowmobiles all the way. You will enjoy view of “passing by” volcanoes and revive yourself! Cheered up, we say goodbye to dogs and return to base, where delicious supper and relaxing atmosphere are waiting for us.
Day 4 - A snowmobile tour to Avachinsky volcano.
Kamchatka is a land of majestic and glorious volcanoes! This day we can visit one of these volcanoes – Avachinsky volcano and we actually make a small ascent of the Camel mountain.
Snowmobile will take our group to the Avachinsky pass through the rolled ski track and Sukhaya river covered with snow. We are surrounded by Domashny (domestic) volcanoes and spend the whole day to take a look around and admire breathtaking views of panorama from the height.
We are sure you can get a charge of positive emotions thanks to pure chilly air and untouched snow cover. A snow off-road is in your hands for almost a full day and while you are taking a stroll around the snow valley, you have possibility to see stunning panoramas of these places! Don’t forget to snap of it! We are sure you want to revive this moment many times!
Have ridden long enough, we go back to the resort zone where outdoor swimming pool is waiting for us yet again.
Day 5 - Winter or spring boat trip over Avachinsky bay
Transfer to the seaport located in downtown of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatski by 11 a.m. We can observe steep shore of Eastern sea coast, rocks of “Tri Brata” (three brothers) and Tikhaya bay. Besides excursion program, ice fishing is planned for us during the stop. We can catch such fishes as smelt and navaga. Fresh fish soup will be served for dinner.
Local sea lions are frequent travelling companions during winter cruise. After spending the whole day on fresh air it will be doubly nice to return back to the resort zone and bath in hot swimming pool.
Day 6 - Historical city sightseeing tour including visit to the fish market and interactive museum “Volcanarium”
Port city, fishermen and sailors’ city - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Today we are going around the city and try to understand what it is famous for. We will tell you about previous and current city life style, show you panoramic view of Avacha Bay and monuments of great navigators.
After listening to the story about history of the city and visiting major monuments of the city we visit a new interactive volcano museum of “Volcanarium”. This project is founded by Sergey Samoylenko, well-known volcanologist in Kamchatka. You can know about the processes which occur under the Earth there. The exposition includes a lot of exhibits such as simulated lava flows and eruptions which you can touch.
Reached Mokhovaya bay, we check if its residents - sea lions - are on place. Usually, they spend here a part of long Kamchatka’s winter. Local fishermen are friends with them and feed them sometimes. We stimulated your appetite not in vain, we are going straight to fish market!!!Here you will find everything, that makes this region so famous: salmon red caviar, king salmon and humpback salmon, Kamchatka’s crab, famous smelt, Pacific sea buss, Kamchatka’s halibut.
We advice you to taste everything! Each land has its own souvenirs, which reflect its uniqueness, traditions. Kamchatka has such things as well. We will show you souvenirs shops, where you will be able to find something that will reflect your vision of Kamchatka.
History of Kamchatka’s developing is so rich, that it’s impossible to tell everything in one day. We tell you main points of it and we hope that you will have some pleasant impression about this city and this land. By evening we go back to rest base.
Day 7 - seeing-off
Here our adventure ends. Today we take you to the airport. With a light sadness, but pleasant feeling inside we tell you goodbye and see you here, in Kamchatka!