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Kamchatka Peninsula

Address: Russia
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Rome, Italy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The aim of this review is confute the huge list of stereotypes about Kamchatka. Before having been there, I thought that it was one of the most difficult places to travel; afterwards, it was quite difficult, but the only reason was the lack of information on the internet about Kamchatka. Had I found a review like the one I am... More 

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Saint Petersburg City, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

It was my second trip to Kamchatka. September 2014. It was sunny weather every day, only one day fog. Great waves on Halaktyrskiy beach. Very consistent beach-break, water ~10 grad celsius. No Hotels on the beach, but you can sleep in camping in tent. September - the best time to visit Kamhatka for surfing. sorry for my english))

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Juneau, Alaska
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
64 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Kamchatka is beautiful with its volcanoes and mountains, Avacha Bay and the Pacific Ocean. If you go there, things to do would be: visit to valley of the geysers, Paratunka hot springs and, of course, fishing. There is not much to do in the city of Petropavlovsk, if you don't have anyone there. But... Take a taxi and drive on... More 

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Sydney
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My family has spend 9 days in Kamchatka on a private tour with Lost World company. It was always the place I really wanted to visit and decided my kids were old enough to do it as a family. We didn't know what to expect when we were planning this trip particularly from the logistics perspective and I have found... More 

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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241 reviews 241 reviews
134 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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Bangalore
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206 reviews 206 reviews
51 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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