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Kamchatka Peninsula

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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

This was an experience of a lifetime. The trip delivered on seeing the bears, active volcanoes, awesome hiking, rugged country, spectacular views from the helicopter and mountain tops. The boat cruise into Avacha Bay with the seafood lunch was really nice. The tour of the Volcanology Institute was interesting. Our guide, Artyom, was brilliant - knowledgeable, fluent English, sense of... More

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Madrid, Spain
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110 reviews 110 reviews
61 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Kamchatka peninsula is one of the most surprising places of the world. Regardless of visiting it in winter or summer you will fall in love with Kamchatka even before landing, just with the view of the volcanos and the landscape you will see from the airport. We were there in May and there still was 2 meters snow in... More

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149 reviews 149 reviews
31 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

We ( me and my wife) visited Kamchatka from 3rd to 11th August 2013. We did Muthnovesky, Goreily, Kurilskoye Lake, Valley of Geysers, Avecha Bay and Avichansky during this time and I would say, we did not even see 10% of the peninsula, but covered most of the tourist spots. The places we saw were exactly like what was shown... More

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New Delhi, India
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

been to Kamchatka_Aug'11, turned out to bea trip which was run by a local agency and only 3-9 people were from Ibex,overcharged approx 60% more than the local agency, contacted several time no responce form Ibex, things mentioned on website didn't match, where we cab complanint about this.

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Moscow, Russia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

I'm trying to come to Kamchatka every year. I have already been to many volcanoes, but the favorite is Mutnovsky - live volcano. It changes every time, every moment. The next place - Shiveluch. It is enough far from Petropavlovsk, but is one of the most interesting live volcanoes. Caviar and salmon - are perfect.

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Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
41 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

I stayed in Kamchatka for just over a week. A few days camping in the Nalychevo national park, no running water, no shower facilities, toilets are holes in the ground away from cabins, and cabins look good on the outside but are just basic shelters. You have to take everything you want in - including food, water, sleeping bags etc.... More

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Hong Kong, China
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Just returned from a 14 days trip in Kamchatka, a Peninsula in Russian Far East, and opposite to Alaska. We have spent 5 days on the sea, 4 days on active volcano visits and trekking, 3 days on river rafting and salmon fishing and 2 days at the city Petropavlovsk. If you like the natural beauty and wildlife, there are... More

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1 review
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

Amongst the steaming geysers, Russian bears, roaring salmon rivers, pristine volcanic mountains and rolling tundra one can find a lifetime of adventure, beauty and culture in Kamchatka. Home to a number of indigenous reindeer tribes, Kamchatka is one of the last remaining unwesternized places in the northern hemisphere. It is difficult and expensive to get there, but many organizations offer... More

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