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Why book with us?
The Kamchatka photo tour its an excellent opportunity for adventure photographers, we will be photographing this wild part of Russia, know as the Russian Alaska. Plenty of volcanoes, the landscapes in Kamchatka are the perfect place to take amazing photographs around his lakes & forests. Also, we will be photographing the wildlife of the area, especially on our trip with a boat in the gulf where we can photograph whales & seals.
Guided by local guides, we will explore during 14 days the best spots in Kamchatka. Summer is the best time to visit Kamchatka, and we will be able to visit several ice caves around the peninsula. This expedition is the dream of all landscape photographers, that now you can live yourself with us!
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport, Russia
Arriving in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky where we will start the Kamchatka photo tour. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the administrative, cultural and industrial center of Kamchatka and home to around 180,000 people.
After a short city tour, depending on the weather we can organize sunset shooting at the ocean or from Mishennaya hill with the view at Petropavlovsk.
We’ll spend this day cruising the marine wildlife-rich waters of the bay (approx 10h). During this tour, we will visit a remote and spectacular cove on the south-western side of the Avachinsky Gulf.
Regarded as one of the most pristine natural areas in the region, Russkaya Bay. Resembles an Arctic fjord, with crystal clear waters ringed by forested hills and snow-dusted mountain peaks. As well as taking in the scenery and serenity of the bay, we’ll be on the lookout for Russkaya’s wild inhabitants in the air and sea, including seals, sea lions, otters, Steller’s sea eagles and an abundance of fish and birdlife. With a little luck, we might even be able to witness orca whales and dolphins breaching the surface.
For dinner, we will try fresh-caught fish, crabs, and sea urchins on board. After a full day on the water, we’ll head back to our vehicle and drive back to the hotel.
Firstly in the morning, we will move to the area of Mutnovsky, Gorely. On the way, we will visit the “Silent” waterfall.
Once there, we will explore lava caves (if the road condition allows) and we will go directly to Mutnovsky Volcano. After arriving at the surroundings of the volcano, we will set up a camp. Also, we will have time to visit a near ice cave.
At night, and around our camp we will be enjoying our first session of night photography.
Firstly in the morning, we will be exploring the Mutnovsky volcano and the ice caves near it. Also, we will visit Mutnovskaya geothermal power station. Finally, in the evening, we will be shooting sunset near the Viluchinsky volcano. This night we will be sleeping again in tents.
Of course, this night will be another perfect moment to capture the Milky Way.
Today we will be photographing more point of views of the Mutnovsky & Viluchinsky volcanos. Also, we will have time to visit more ice caves before moving to Paratunka. Once in the village, we will have time to rest in our hotel.
Today begins with a full day’s journey, in the middle of our Kamchatka Photo Tour, to a typical Russian village of Kozyrevsk. We’ll cover a total distance of approx 450km – the very exhausting drive is on unsealed roads takes roughly 8 to 10 hours. Along the way we pass the old Cossack village of Milkovo where we stop for lunch and a stroll around the village to get a feel of typical Russian rural life.
From here we head further to the wilderness along the banks of the Kamchatka River, Kamchatka’s largest river, which runs northward through the central valley of the peninsula. On arrival to Kozyrevsk we will stay for overnight in very basic wooden cabins. Enjoy real Siberian sauna (banya) and a stunning night starry sky.
Today we will spend the day visiting the Klyuchevskoy Nature Park. Registered into the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List in 1999, covers an area of 376,000 ha. That is Eurasia’s most grand and active group of volcanoes in its center. It consists of 13 volcanoes, including 4 active ones (Klyuchevskoy, Plosky Tolbachik, Bezymyanny, Ushkovsky) and 9 extinct ones (Kamen, Krestovsky, Ostry Tolbachik, Ovalnaya Zimina, Ostraya Zimina, Bolshaya Udina, Malaya Udina, Sredny, and Gorny Zoub).
One of the main landmarks here is the “Dead Forest”, an area that was destroyed by enormous eruptions between 1975 and 1976. We will be photographing this forest till sunset.
In this area again we will be sleeping in tents. This way, we will be able to capture the Milky Way at this incredible landscapes.
Today we will continue exploring the area. Firstly we will climb up the cones for sunrise, walking on the lava fields.
After a full day walking around, for sunset we will be shooting from nearby hills.
Finally, during the night we will be enjoying the clear skies of Kamchatka for another night photography session.
After another sunrise session from the top of the cones, we will move to Kozyrevsk. Once there, we will have time to rest & take a sauna. This night, we will be sleeping in small houses in Kozyrevsk.
Today we will transfer to lake “Bowl”, which is located near the “Hoof” mountain. At this place, we will enjoy the sunset and as we will pass the night in tents, we will be able for an amazing night photography session.
First, in the morning, we will wake early to capture the sunrise from the shore of the lake. We will spend the day taking photos in the area of the lake “Bowl”, visiting the nearby canyon. For sunset, we will come to our camp close to the lake, and enjoy photographing this landscapes even in the night.
After our sunrise session, we will transfer to a hotel in the Paratunka base. Once there we will have time to rest and make an analysis of the footage capture these days. We will have time for some post-processing lessons and visit the hot springs.
Today we will be shooting the sunrise at Sinichkino lake. After that, we will be visiting the Volcano museum. Finally, for sunset, we will have time for a sunset session in the Pacific ocean. To finish our trip, we will have a Farewell dinner.
According to our schedules, we will drive to the market in Yelizovo. There we can buy some seafood, souvenirs, and departure to the airport where will finish our Kamchatka photo tour.
Price based on the participation of a minimum of 6 participants. In case there are not enough participants, the possibility of making the trip will be offered with an increase proportional to the price, or a 100% refund of the total paid.
The last time of exchange rate calculation was 15th of July 2020, the final price can be modified up to 30 days before the tour start.
The accommodations offered are double rooms with private bathrooms, individual rooms in Kozyrevsk & tents during the excursions.
You can book an individual room during the process of the book your place for the photo tour or writing us to [email protected]
This tour includes basic insurance, we suggest contracting full cover insurance. Contact us to expand your insurance coverage.
This tour includes all internal transports (cars, vans, trains, or flights). We don’t include international flights, but we will guide you at the moment of your booking the best options to arrive to the destiny from your home.
The itinerary mentioned above can be changed due to a force mayor reasons like weather conditions or accidents for example.
Payment & Refunds
To book your place you need to pay 20% of the total cost. The total payment must be made 15 days before the trip.
This tour is done by LLC “CLUB OF PHOTO TRAVELERS”, due to illness or other reasons the trip may be made by another guide.
Before 15 days we refund 100%. Less than 15 days there is no refund.
Please, check the section “This tour include” and “This tour not include” to know more details about meals, guides or other services include.
This is a fascinating tour into Kamchatka. It is well planned for photographers, amazing landscapes and nice staff!