The basic tours

  1. Siberia
  2. Far East, Primorye
  3. • Avacha Volcano (Kamchatka)
  4. • Annachag (Magadan region)
  5. • Bahapcha (Magadan region)
  6. • Bastak (Jewish Autonomous Region)
  7. • Gilyuy (Amur region)
  8. • Dzhugdzhur Mountain (Khabarovsk region)
  9. • Dusse-Alin (Khabarovsk region)
  10. • Zeya river (Khabarovsk region)
  11. • Kunashir Island (Kuril Islands)
  12. • Koryakia (Kamchatka)
  13. • Commander Islands (Kamchatsky District)
  14. • Cedar Valley (Primorye)
  15. • Maya river (Khabarovsk region)
  16. • Nora river (Amur Region)
  17. • Nalycha Volcano (Kamchatka)
  18. • Omulevka river (Magadan region)
  19. • Paramushir Island (Kuril Islands)
  20. • Sakhalin Island and Moneron Island
  21. • Sikhote-Alin (Primorye)
  22. • Alaid Heart (Kamchatka)
  23. • Talan Island (Magadan region)
  24. • Tolbanchik Volcano(Kamchatka)
  25. • Tiger Place (Khabarovsk region)
  26. • Uzon volcano (Kamchatka)
  27. • Shantar islands (Khabarovsk region)
  28. • Yakutia
  29. Center
  30. South and Povolgie
  31. Northwest
  32. Altai, Khakassia, Tuva
  33. Urals
  34. Polar expeditions
  35. Central Asia
  36. Crimea

Компас

rus@arcticexpedition.ru
tel.: +7(495) 544-34-94
+7(903) 251-98-59

Place of power: Commander Islands (Kamchatsky District) | Other tours of this place of power

Tour «Bird watching tour» | Photo gallery | Video gallery | Booking Request | Review

Photogallery. Bird watching tour
Photogallery. Bird watching tour
Map

Kamchatka and Commander Islands are considered one of the main nature attractions of Russia. Their flora and fauna is renowned for its beauty and diversity. The scenic areas boast about 390 bird species, 800 plant species and about 200 seaweeds species. Coastal waters are home to about 400 fish species.

Tourist season lasts all year round. The most fascinating time for animal and bird watching enthusiasts is from May to October. In May the territory is in blossom, and birds’ population is the densest because of migrant flocks that stop here. In June mating games at breeding grounds of sea mammals begin, and meeting with brown bear, master of taiga, is very probable in Kamchatka. Loach fishing is allowed at this time of year; blueback and hunchback salmon come close to the shore. In July and August wild life calms down. September is the most comfortable and beautiful month with vibrant scenic colours and opportunity to have a closer look at wild inhabitants.

mini cost:150000 руб
maxi cost:200000 руб
dates of arrival:01/06/2012 - 01/09/2012
days:14
nights:13
Day 1

Arrival to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, hotel accommodation in Yelisovo. Spare time. After lunch trip to hot radon springs or sightseeing trip in town.

Day 2

Day excursion to Itelmen ethnological village, bird watching hike along Sosnovka River. Overnight at a hotel.

Day 3

 

Breakfast. Air transfer to Nikolskoye village (Commander Islands). Accommodation is in the guest house. Excursion to local history museum to have a look at steller’s cow skeleton bones, exhibits from the landing place of  Bering expedition, ancient aleut  life museum displays, photographs; trip to the sea shore, sea birds watching.Spare time.

Day 4

Breakfast.Watching from board the ship bird colonies on the sea shore, sea mammals ( sea lion, seal, chopper, whale) breeding grounds, Toporkov and Ariy Kamen islands landscape, sea fishing for halibut, cod. Return to Nikolskoye by noon. After lunch trip to chopper breeding grounds in the North – West. Spare time.

Day 5 Breakfast. Trip to the south-eastern extremity of the island to Tolstiy cape. Evening arrival, cordon accommodation, fish soup, sea shore walking.
Day 6

Breakfast.Sea shore excursion to 5 waterfalls. Watching big bird colonies, Arctic fox and sea otter. Trekking to tundra to see small Commander Islands endemics. Meals and overnight at the cordon.

Day 7

Breakfast. Sea shore hiking from Tolstiy cape to Peregrebnaya bay (9km).  Field picnics and overnight.

Day 8

Return to Tolstiy cape through mountain pass, hills and gorges (9km). Field meals and overnight.

Day 9

Breakfast. Return to Nikolskoye, stopover in Commander Bay near the memorial complex of Bering expedition, fishing, and stopover in Buyan bay. Return to Nikolskoye. Overnight.

Day 10

Breakfast. Return to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. Hotel overnight.

Day 11

Breakfast. Helicopter excursion to Geyser valley. Dinner, Hotel overnight.

Day 12

Breakfast.Trip to bekkereva base to watch birds, bears, scenery, to have a bath and etc. Lunch, Dinner, Overnight.

Day 13

Breakfast . Rafting Avacha River to Yelisovo; bird watch, fishing, enjoying the scenery. Lunch, accomodation, Dinner. Overnight.

Day 14

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport.

 

Necessary  to take warm clothes-Polar fleece jacket, pants, underwear (2 sets) and waterproof jacket, hiking clothing made from natural fabrics,good shoes,high boots.  Trekking stick.
Basin, spoon, cup, knife, water bottle and a folding chair (or smth to sit)
sunscreen and chapping cream,  mosquito cream and flashlight