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#305 Rafting trip down the Opala River.

 

Duration of the trip:                     9 days.

Season:                                             20 June – 20 September.

 

Opala volkano  This tour will give you an idea of the “unique” wilderness of the Kamchatka peninsula. The Opala River flows in southern Kamchatka and flows in to the Sea of Okhotsk. The total length of the river is 161 km with current velocity 0.5-2 mps. The width of the river is 50-100 m. There is no population on the banks. The trip comes by the clusters of mineral (Nizhne-Opalskie)Opala, sunrise and hot thermal (Verkhne – Opalskie) springs. One stretch of the river runs through the old caldera of Opala volcano 5 km away from its slopes. The Opala river is considered one of the best rivers for fishing. From May to October sockey, king salmon, pink salmon, chum and silver run up the river for spawning beds. You will be able to keep an eye on bears.

  To access the river and get back to the town, a helicopter is provided. Helicopter expenses are paid additionally.

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Itinerary.

1 day.

Arrival in Petropavlovsk. Transfer from the airport to Hotel. City tour. Meeting with the guide and preparing for the trip.

2 day.

Helicopter MI-8 flight to Opala River.. Enjoy beautiful volcanic landscape from the height of the helicopter flight. Landing and camping in tents.

3 day.

Preparing for the rafting. Start of the rafting.

4,5,6,7 days.

Floating down the Opala River.

8 day.

The end of the rafting. Helicopter MI-8 flight to Petropavlovsk. Drive to Paratunka resort, accomodation in a hotel. Relaxation and bathing in hot thermal pools.

9 day.

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Notes:

  Tourists should have a backpack, waterproof plastic bag for personal things, sleeping bag, tent, mat, layered clothes, spare footwear, high boots (waders), sunscreen, mosquito repellent, flask, sun glasses, first aid set, personal care items, and fishing gear (for anglers). Anglers are required to apply in advance for a fishing license for additional fee. Overnights in tents while en route.

 

Cost of the route:

Number of individuals

4

6-8

10-12

Cost EURO per person.

1600

1350

1260

Any changes to the program at your request will be considered along with the price adjustment.

 

Price includes:

-Full transfer by the programme of the route.

-English-speaking rep at the arrival and departure in the Petropavlovsk airport.

-Accommodation in a hotel in Petropavlovsk and Paratunka.

-Guides, interpreter and cook services en route.

-Equipment for Rafting.

-City tour and museums fees.

-Permits.

-Invitation letter and visa registration.

Price not includes:

- Alcohol.

- Feed in the hotel.

- Helicopter expenses are paid additionally (3 hours 30 minutes).

 

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