Try your hand at taking pictures of brown bears in their natural habitat
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03 - 11 July / 04 - 12 September, 2019
9 Days
8 Nights
Bear watching and photoshoots
(Kurile lake)
Difficulty level:
3500 USD
What to expect from the trip?
Approach brown bears as close as a stone throw, observing them in their natural habitat and taking –most likely – the most memorable pictures you'll ever make. Sounds tempting? In this case it's time to join our tour to the Kuril Lake where we'll spend days watching bears hunt spawning salmon and nights boasting of the best pictures of the day at dinner in the South Kamchatka Federal Reserve campsite.
Day 1 (03 July / 04 September)
Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, transfer and check in to the lodge (4-6 people per room).
Day 2 (04 July / 05 September)
Early off-road transfer to the Pauzhetka village along the Okhotsk sea coast. Dinner. Bathing in thermal pools. Overnight stay at lodges.
Day 3 (05 July / 06 September)
Off-road transfer to the Ozernaya river, crossing the river. Hiking to the Kuril Lake (13 km), exploring the territory of the South Kamchatka Federal Preserve visiting Kutkhiny Baty rocks (all the belongings will be transferred to our camp by boat). Check in to the cordon territory. Pitching the camp. Excursion to the KamchatNIRO scientific station. Watching bears.
Days 4-6 (06-08 July / 07-09 September)
Boat tours around the Kuril Lake. Boat transfers to salmon spawn rivers under control of a forester. Bear watching and photoshoots. Hiking back to the Ozernaya river. Transfer to Pauzhetka. Dinner. Bathing in hot springs.
Day 7 (09 July / 10 September)
Transfer to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky along the Okhotsk sea coast. Check in to a guesthouse late in the evening.
Day 8 (10 July / 11 September)
Free day/reserve day in case the transfers take more time than planned.
Day 9 (11 July / 12 September)
Transfer to the airport. Departure.
3500$ per person

03 - 11 July / 04 - 12 September, 2019
What's included?
  • accommodation in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky (double rooms);
  • all transfers according to the itinerary (including the transfer on a passenger truck to the Kuril Lake and back);
  • cordon territory entrance permit (camping site);
  • meals and accommodation in the Pauzhetka village;
  • meals at the Ozerny cordon, use of electricity;
  • armed forester guiding services in the reserve.
Additional expenses
  • plane tickets;
  • health insurance;
  • meals in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky;
  • tent rental fee (about 75$);
  • chopper transfer from Kuril island if available, upon request (about 380$);
To-pack list
  • waterproof tent;
  • 0˚C comfort level sleeping bag;
  • sleeping mat;
  • comfortable waterproof shoes 2 sets (trekking boots, sneakers);
  • thermal underwear;
  • flashlight;
  • insect repellent;
  • waterproof pants, jacket;
  • raincoat;
  • hat, woolen socks, gloves, jacket;

You can make the program even more intense by adding to it one or more of these additional mini trips.

Vachkazhec Volcano

Enjoy a one-day trip to one of the most gorgeous spots of the peninsula – the ancient Vachkazhec Volcano. You'll learn why this volcano is considered to consist of three parts, visit the Takhkoloch lake and see the crater itself. Get ready to touch 50 million year old rocks while arctic squirrels fawn around you.

Cost: 100$ per person
Departure time: 10am
Number of tourists: 4 and more
Age: 8 and older

What's included?
  • transfer
  • lunch
  • guiding services
  • permit to enter the reserve

Khalaktyrsky Beach
Time to head to the coast of the Pacific Ocean to enjoy the infinite horizon, noisy waves and salty crisp air. And most importantly – to run pitch black volcanic sand through our fingers.

Cost: 30$ per person
Duration: 4-5 hours
Number of tourists: 4-6
Age: 4 and older

What's included?
  • transfer
  • guiding services

Dachniye Thermal Springs
Watch the most powerful rumbling steam boiler and streams of steam and water in the whole area with glorious background of rocky slopes near Mutnovsky volcano. The walk will take about 2-3 hours, but you also want to take some time to bathe in the thermal springs. After that we'll head to the waterfall on the Spokoyniy creek and watch this immense flow of clean water gush into the abys of the gully.

Cost: 107$ per person
Duration: 10 hours

What's included?
  • transfer
  • meals
  • guiding services


Valley of Geysers, Uzon volcano caldera, Nalychevskiye thermal springs.

  1. Departure from the airport
  2. Chopper tour around Karymsky and Maly Semyachic active volcanos. You'll have about an hour to look at the volcanoes from the chopper cabin, take pictures and enjoy the bird's eye view.
  3. Hiking around the valley of geysers (hour and a half). You'll see the Bolshoy gayser erupt and watch the numerous mud and hot springs in action. The rout is equipped with wooden paths, which makes it available for people of any fitness level.
  4. After a 10 minute chopper transfer you'll find yourself in the Uzon volcano caldera with its extraterrestrial landscapes and numerous kinds of thermal activity. The rout is equipped with wooden paths, which makes it available for people of any fitness level. The duration of the hike is about 50 minutes.
  5. Bathing in thermal springs in Nalychevo reserve with the water temperature approaching 45C with a hot lunch after the bathing. Make sure you've packed your bathing suits!
  6. A 20 minute chopper transfer to the airport.

Cost: 640$ per person
Duration: 6-7 hours

What's included?
  • transfers
  • lunch
  • guiding services

Valley of Geysers and Nalychevo reserve springs
The itinerary repeats the program above except for the Uzon caldera, which is not included in this tour.

Cost: 580$ per personDuration: 5-6 hours

What's included?
  • transfers
  • lunch
  • guiding services
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