Fire & Ocean: Russia’s Kamchatka & The Kurils

13 Days
Sapporo to Vladivostok
From (CAD)
$ 16,289
Dates & Pricing

2023 Sapporo > Vladivostok

Tour Map
Tour Code:
201V
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Sapporo
Return City:
Vladivostok

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Otaru, Japan

    Welcome to Otaru. Embark Scenic Eclipse and toast the start of your exploration of the Russian Far East with your captain and new friends.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Korsakov

    Located on the southern tip of Sakhalin Island with a tumultuous history , Korsakov is today a picture of tranquillity. Explore the fascinating town, with a medley of Russian and Japanese structures with modern buildings and museums.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - At Sea

    Relaxation beckons, and with so many choices on board you will be surprised how quickly time passes on board. Choose one of the daily activities, join an entertaining discussion in the theatre or relax in the Senses Spa as you continue sailing the Sea of Okhotsk.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Tyuleniy Island

    This uninhabited island in the Caspian Sea is a nature reserve known for the magnitude of northern fur seals, with Tyuleniy meaning seal in Russian. Stand on the Observation Deck as you approach and listen to the roar. Enjoy the day exploring the island, and taking in all the action happening around you.

    Discovery

    Observe the seals with our Discovery Team, both in Zodiacs and on shore.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Chirpoy Island

    Chirpoy Island is the name of twin volcanic islands surrounded by a number of small islets. With striking black lava cliffs providing the rugged charms of a volcanic island, this rare and dynamic landscape offers the opportunity to discover a region that has a stunning yet unique landscape.

    Discovery

    Walk along the dramatic outline of Chirpoy Island, search for wildlife with the Discovery Team, or choose to marvel at the scenery from a kayak.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Urup Island

    Emerald green volcanic landscapes emerge from the fog as you wander the beach of Urup island looking for Largha and Harbor Seals, as well as Pacific Sea Otters. Enjoy the soothing sounds of the birds from the forest for the White-tailed Eagle, Harlequin Duck and Gray-tailed Tattler.

    Discovery

    Explore the birdlife of Urup Island with our Discovery Team, watching out for sea otters along the beach, or kayak along the twisted sea cliffs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Simushir Island

    Translating to “Large Island” in the indigenous Ainu language, Simushir features a string of four extinct volcanoes surrounded by verdant slopes. Previously home to a secret Russian military base, enjoy the opportunity to wander around the abandoned barracks and other relics of the Cold War era.

    Discovery

    Wander around the remains of an abandoned Soviet base which is slowly being reclaimed by nature.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Yankicha Island

    The Yankicha Island  is a standout feature of the Kuril Islands. The steep walled caldera is dotted with hot springs and fumaroles and abruptly bulges out of the ocean. Explore on foot, walking around the grassy slopes of the calderas, and listening to the tunes of the songbirds, the Arctic and Middendorf’s grasshopper warbler. 

    Discovery

    Join the Discovery Team on a walk or hike, keeping your eyes out for foxes, or enjoy a zodiac cruise along the coastline, admiring the incredible amount of alcids. Alternatively, if tides allow, kayak in the magnificent caldera.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Raykoke Island

    Raykoke Island is home to one of five major Steller sea lion rookeries on the Kuril Islands, and during summer, is home to one of the largest northern fulmar aggregations on the Kurils.

    Discovery

    Explore with the Discovery Team on Zodiac, kayak, stand-up paddle board or hiking, and hear about the 2019 volcano eruption and its effects.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Lovushka Islands

    A perfect destination to see marine mammals and seabirds, the Lovushka Islands

    Discovery

    Join the Discovery Team on a birdwatching walk, or cruise along the coast and admire the wildlife

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Onekotan Island

    Home to Krenitsyn, an imposing 1220 metre (4,000 foot) volcano, Onekotan lush tundra rolls into the ocean, with streams and waterfalls tumbling down onto the beach. Use your included binoculars to spot the ezo red fox that inhabits this island.

    Discovery

    Stretch your legs on a walk through an amazing field of wild flowers towards Black Lake, or enjoy a zodiac cruise to see the active volcano on the nearby Ekarma Islands.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Atlasova Island

    The northernmost island in the Kuril chain, Atlasova Island features black sand beaches, and wildflowers scattered across the green tundra. Keep your eyes out for frolicking otters and soaring Steller’s sea eagles, the largest eagle in the world. The archipelago’s highest volcano, the Vulkan Alaid, stands at 2,315 metres tall (7,600 feet), and is spoken about widely in local legends. The perfect shape of the mountain is said to have made the neighbouring ranges so jealous that they exiled it to the seas.

    Discovery

    Join the Discovery Team on a birdwatching walk, or to admire this perfect volcano with our geologist.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy > Vladivostok

    Disembark this morning after breakfast and farewell fellow adventurers as you board your included flight to Vladivostok 

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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