Kamchatka Sightseeing Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Kamchatka

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Kamchatka (peninsula in the far east of Russia) was born of fire, like the Earth itself. Kamchatka has never seen quiet - its history is one of continuous, violent rebirth. It is the most active area of our planet where volcanic activity manifests itself in all its beauty. Almost everywhere the skyline is contoured with volcanoes. It composed of more than 160 volcanoes, 29 of which are still active. In addition there is a multitude of thermal and mineral springs, geysers and other phenomena of active volcanism. The volcanic area of Kamchatka has been declared since 1996 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Kamchatka is no doubt one of the most beautiful places you’ve ever seen in your life.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Avachinsky Bay, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Krai, Far Eastern DistrictDuring this wonderful tour you will see a lot of recreation both in the city itself and outside. Planning to meet at 8am. If weather is calm, drive up to a scenic outlook over Avacha Bay for an opportunity to take photographs of the city and port below.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Monument Vytusu Bering, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Krai, Far Eastern DistrictThen drive to the city's historic center, and stop to walk between monuments to Vitus Bering, Charles Clerk, Captain James Cook's First Mate.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore, Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Kamchatka Krai, Far Eastern DistrictBy 10am, drive to the Kamchatka Regional Museum followed by a short walk to the Artists' Gallery. After the gallery, drive through the city with a short stop at the public market. The amazing displays of Kamchatka's most precious natural resource - smoked salmon, caviar, crab, shrimp, scallops all fresh from the waters around the Peninsula are sold here.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Paratunskiye Hot Spring, Paratunka, Kamchatka Krai, Far Eastern DistrictContinue driving out of the city towards the Paratunka pools of thermal mineral waters (70km). During the drive enjoy majestic views of Koriyakskiy (3458 m), Avachinsky (2741 m), and Vilyuchinsky (2173 m) Volcanoes. Your driver will stop as you wish to let you take photographs. At Paratunka pools feel free to join locals for a short swim or bath. Closer to 1pm, we are ready for a lunch. Depending on your choice, we will take you to Mr. Sasha Yastripov's lunch with folk show (see supplement #1), or local restaurant in the city. Closer to 4pm, the driver will take you back to either seaport/hotel/airport.SUPPLEMENT #1: lunch with Mr. Sasha Yastripov & his home. Sasha lives in his country house outside of the city. Upon arrival, he will greet you and escort you into the dwelling, heated by a cozy campfire in the center of the big tent. He will offer you herb tea that he has specially prepared from plants like fireweed, wild mint, and rosehips. Sasha offers a musical and culinary experience, serving you a selection of natural salads he and his wife have prepared from wild plants they gathered, locally grown potatoes, and salmon cooked by his own secret recipe. While you eat, he will serenade you with his special brand of Russian folk songs, many of them about Kamchatka, that he himself wrote. To top off your appetite, he offers a taste of his own liqueur, made from good quality Russian vodka in which he has steeped wild pine nuts and berries. This is a unique opportunity to have a quintessentially Kamchatka cultural experience.Duration: 5 hours

What’s included

  • private vehicle + gasoline, 8 hours
  • personal driver, 8 hours
  • home made lunch and folk concert, approx. 2 hours* (*Sasha prepares and prices his lunch for 5 people minimum)
  • Entry/Admission - Kamchatka Regional Museum of Local Lore

What’s not included

  • Basic tour: meals/snacks/drinks for travelers or guide
  • Admission fees to Paratunka pools
  • Visa and Registration cost
  • Travel / Medical / Evacuation Insurance
  • Entry/Admission - Paratunskiye Hot Spring
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