Discover a remote realm of volcanoes, geysers and forested mountains.
The landscape of the Russian Far East is rugged and breathtaking, with many volcanoes looming in the landscape.
It's no wonder bears are drawn here: the Zhupanova is one of the most productive wild salmon and trout streams in the world.
Paddle the entire length of the Zhupanova River.
Steller’s sea eagles soar along the coastlines and rocky ledges of the Kamchatka Peninsula, hundreds of sea otters and pods of orcas and Minke whales cruise the sea, and Steller’s sea lions and northern fur seals crowd the shorelines. Basalt stacks rise from the ocean, tailor-made resting and nesting spots for unimaginable numbers of seabirds—northern fulmars, puffins, guillemots, black-legged kittiwakes and whiskered auklets among them.
Kamchatka Kayaking & Hiking Adventure This 100-mile expedition on the Kamchatka Peninsula begins at the foot of Karimsky Volcano and crosses the Siberian taiga to the headwaters of the Zhupanova River. A challenging hike and paddle through raw wilderness—the only trails here are made by the 25,000 brown bears that live in Kamchatka. 15-day tours from $8,995