Kamchatka travel holding "Krai-Purga"

E.01. The Valley of Geysers - the Zhupanova River

Period: all the year round
Duration: 5 – 6 hours
Transport: Flights are made by helicopters Mi 8T
Number of people in a group: min 18 – max 20
Staff: guide, cook


    You will have a great chance to visit one of seven wonders of Russia - unique Valley of geysers. The Valley of geysers is a natural phenomenon which has no analogues either in beauty or in diversity of geothermal activity. Rich and multicoloured natural resources create intricate rock constructions. The panoramic view of the landslide mass (the landslide came down in 2007) simply takes breath away. The fauna and flora, fountains of hot boiling water and steam, geyserite, mud pots, thermophile bacteria lets nobody indiffirent. This excursion will be, undoubtedly, one of the most memorable events of a lifetime.


  • Take off from the airport to the Valley of Geysers (flying around Karymsky and Maly Semyachik volcanoes) – flight time 1 hour 15 min.
  • Landing in the Valley of Geysers.
  • Observation of the landslide from the first look-out point.
  • 2-hour walking excursion along the wooden path in center of the Valley of Geysers with a guide. From the first observation point tourists will see  the consequences of the landslide: the overflow of the river Geysernaya, the submerged griffon of the Geyser Maly(Small geyser), the Geysernoye Lake. Tourists are guaranteed to see the eruption of the Bolshoy geyser (the Big geyser). From the next observation point tourists will see pulsating springs Malakhitovy Grot (Malachite grotto), Avery; eruptions of geysers: Shchel (Crack), Novy Fontan (New Fountain), Fontan (Fountain), Nepostoyanny (Unsteady), Dvoinoy (Double), Shchel (Slot). The luckiest can witness the eruption of the geysers Velikan (Giant), Zhemchuzhny (Pearly), Jubilee Grotto. The cycle of these geysers is rather long: Giant (once in 4-10 hours), Pearly (once in 4-5 hours); as to Geyser Grot (Grotto), it erupts once in several years.
  • Flight to the river Zhupanova (flight time 40 minutes), lunch, bathing in the hot spring.
  • Flight to Yelizovo. (flight time 35 minutes).

Changes in programme are possible because of bad weather conditions.


Cost per one person (in the group of 18-20 people): 34 000 roubles.


  • Meals: Standard lunch (hot meals)
  • Insurance
  • Items recommended to have: windproof clothes , casual boots, camera, video camera, personal hygienic items and first aid kit, sunglasses, mosquito repellent, sunscreen cream.
    All other items - just up to you.