Day 1: Paris, France / Anadyr, RussiaBoard your charter flight in Paris taking you to Anadyr where the ship awaits your arrival. Embark your vessel for introductions to experienced crew and fellow travelers. Settle in to life on board as your cruise begins its voyage.
Day 2: Arakamchechen, Russia
Day 3: Ittygran Island, Russia
Day 4: Preobrazhina, Russia
Day 5: Cap Navarin / Gravilla Bay
Day 6: Pika River
Day 7: Anastasia Bay / Glubokaya
Day 8: Olyutorskiy, Russia
Day 9: Verkhoturova Island
Day 10: Tymlat / Karaginsky IslandEven though the island is uninhabited, reindeer herders still live in temporary shelters on the island. Karaginsky Island is covered with tundra vegetation and cedar underwood. In the summer there are many flowers to delight photographers.
Day 11: Commander Islands / Bering Island / NikolskoyeThe majority of the islands' area, as well as much of the adjoining marine habitat, are comprised of a nature preserve. The Islands are the westernmost extension of the Aleutian Islands, though they are separated from the remainder of the chain by over 200 miles. Containing folded-block mountains, volcanic plateaus, plains and low mountains, over 180 bird species have been recorded in the area including sea eagles and gyrfalcons. Over a million seabirds gather to nest in numerous large colonies along almost all the coastal cliffs: fulmars, guillemots, puffins and cormorants. On land and in the water keep an eye out for arctic fox, reindeer, northern fur seals, stellar sea lions and sea otters.
Day 12: Kronotsky Biosphere ReserveOver 750 plant species grow in the reserve, which has volcanoes rising up to a height of over 11,500 feet. The nature reserve boasts over 700 brown bears, some of the largest in the world that can grow to over 1,200 pounds. Watch for bears at the mouths of streams fishing for salmon. It also contains Russia's only geyser basin. The Valley of Geysers has the second largest concentration of geysers in the world. This 6 km long basin with approximately ninety geysers and multiple hot springs is situated on the Kamchatka Peninsula.
Day 13: Lisvenichnaya, RussiaSail Avacha Bay which is one of the greatest natural harbors in the world. On the shores of the Bay is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, the capital and administrative center of the Kamchatka Region.
Day 14: Kekurny Cape / Russkaya Bay
Day 15: Petropavlovsk, RussiaSituated on high hills and surrounded by volcanoes, Petropavlovsk is nestled in amongst volcanoes and mountains. Experience its remote location as no roads connect the Kamchatka Peninsula to the rest of the world.
Day 16: Petropavlovsk, Russia / Paris, FranceConclude the expedition and disembark in Petropavlovsk. Transfer to the airport for your charter flight to Paris.
Read this itinerary as a guide only; the exact route and program varies according to ice and weather conditions - and the wildlife you encounter. Flexibility is the key to the success of this expedition. ExpeditionTrips.com is not responsible for itinerary changes.
Passengers shall be responsible for subscribing to cancellation/luggage/assistance/repatriation/medical insurance(s). ExpeditionTrips strongly recommends Emergency Medical/Evacuation coverage which includes coverage for cancellation, trip disruption, baggage and personal property. ExpeditionTrips can assist you with this.
Chartered flight from Paris to Anadyr and from Petropavlovsk to Paris in Economy-class; meet and greet by representatives at the destination airport, transfer from Anadyr airport to ship and from ship to Petropavlovsk airport; all meals on board the ship from dinner on the day of embarkation to breakfast on the day of disembarkation; Captain’s welcome cocktail and gala dinner; evening gatherings, organized entertainment and events; mineral water, tea, filter coffee, a selection of white, red and rosé wines offered during meals; afternoon tea; open bar (pouring wines, house champagne, alcohol except premium brands...list available upon request), port and safety taxes, fuel surcharge and gratuities; luggage transfer from pier to the ship and vice versa; 24 hour room service (special selection); English speaking lecturer on selected sailings identified by “lecturer on board” logo; highly experienced bilingual (French-English) Expedition team for all programs identified with “Expedition” logo; parka.
Airport taxes; any ground services before and/or after the cruise other than the ones included; day rooms and other services at arrival and departure, before embarkation and after disembarkation; visa, disembarkation taxes, environmental taxes and/or national park fees; optional shore excursions (sold on board); insurances; personal expenses such as onboard medical consultations and drug prescriptions, use of spa, laundry and hair salon; expedition photo disc and video (approx $85); other drinks not included in open bar; fuel surcharge may apply.