Operator Shout Out: Explore

Written on 25 Sep 2013

Ever consider traveling to a place that was closed off to Westerners until 1991?

This weeks’ operator shout out goes to Explore Kamchatka! Explore Kamchatka operates in what one PBSwriter describes as, “one of the most mysterious regions of the former Soviet empire.” Located on a far eastern peninsula of Russia, among a string of 159 volcanoes, resides a friendly guest house with year round accommodations.

From your home base, you can choose to participate in any number of activities from winter ski tours to hiking and backpacking during the summer and autumn months. Don’t forget about the mass amounts of wildlife and natural monuments just waiting to be visited. You may even catch a glimpse of some of the largest grizzly bears in the world.

Explore Kamchatka has been in operation since 1999. They want their visitors to, “enjoy fun, high quality experiences that contribute to the local economy, respect local cultural traditions, don't harm nature, and support conservation and appreciation of cultural heritage.” They treat every client, “as an honored guest.”

So although you will be surrounded by 10% of the world’s active volcanoes, don’t let that stop you from visiting this epic region, comparable in size to the state of California. With such a precious environment to protect, Explore Kamchatka has pledged to protect it by not using one-time use plastic water bottles.

Signed,

An Appreciative TAP Team

Founded by the Executive Directors of two US based sustainable travel organizations; Crooked Trails and Wildland Adventures.

 

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