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Peoples of Kamchatka
Kamchatka, along with nature wonders, is also a home to colorful mixture of indigenous groups. The largest are Even and Koryaks. During this tour, we will introduce you to the Russian/Cossacks/Even communities living in villages. The urban style of living for Even appeared only during USSR, but many still live just like their ancestors far in remote corners of the wild Kamchatka and we are ready to take you there.
Day 1: Arrival in Kamchatka...depart by motor coach (~ 10 hours drive) to Esso village of 2000 residents nestled in the Central Kamchatka Mountain Range. B&B accommodations.
Day 2-8: Esso village...breakfast. Take a helicopter (~ 1 hour) to the west side of Ichinsky Volcano to the Icha River. Put in at the river and float about 4 hours per day. Visit 3 different families en route to see how they live in the wilderness. Camp along the river each night. Our staff will set up a comfortable camp with a large cook-dining tent, and 2-person overnight tents. If weather permits, when we fly back to Esso, we'll stop at the Bystrinsky District reindeer herd high in the mountain/tundra. After a few hours with the herders, continue our flight to Esso. Overnight in B&B.
Day 9-10: Esso village...breakfast. Visit the museum in Esso. Drive to Aganai village. Visit the cultural center in Anavgai for a program by Even dance specialists. Picnic. Take a day horseback trip or day trip down the Bystraya River. Overnight in B&B.
Day 11: Esso village...breakfast. Drive to Yelizovo settlment. Overnight at B&B.
Day 12: Yelizovo settlment...breaakfast. Transfer to Petropavlovsk. City tour, visiting the museum, galleries, open markets. Overnight in B&B.
Day 13: Yelizovo settlment...breakfast. Day trip to Itelmen Camp in Sosnovka village. Drive (~ 1 hour) to the camp of the Itelmen people where they will share their culture. The Itelmen can be traced on Kamchatka more than 6000 years. Return to Yelizovo and overnight in B&B.
Day 14: Yelizovo village...breakfast. Departure day.
Included:Invitation letter and visa registration;
English speaking escort guide (days 2-8);
Full board & lodging (days 2-8);
Transportation & Transfers as described;
National Park fee;
Sokol orientation guide;
Not included:International and domestic air fares to/from Kamchatka;
Lodging and Meals (days 1 and 9);
Visa processing fee;
Special tour-related note:If personal hygiene is an issue-bring your own sleeping bags.
Be prepared to use an outdoor toilet (wooden box).
Carry toilet paper when in the field.
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