See Kamchatka, one of the world’s wildest landscapes, with MIR Corporation

See Kamchatka, one of the world’s wildest landscapes, with MIR Corporation

The Kamchatka Peninsula, located in Russia’s northeastern extreme, is one of the wildest places on earth, with abundant flora and fauna, the most varieties of Pacific salmon in its waters, an active ring of volcanoes, and a multitude of sea birds skirting its shores.  Only a few hundred miles away from Alaska’s Aleutian Islands as the crow flies, Kamchatka is the home of the “Valley of the Geysers,” a UNESCO World Heritage Site accessible only by helicopter that boasts around 90 steaming geysers and hot springs.  The Valley was partially destroyed by mudslides in June 2007, and though reports initially estimated the Valley to be over 60% destroyed, it has since recovered well.

MIR Corporation, experts in travel to St. Petersburg, Central Asia, Siberia and beyond, is offering a 9-day tour in August, 2009 of this unmatched locale.  The tour allows travelers to experience the heart and soul of a majestic and mysterious region.  Sail the mountainous coastline of a remote seaside town surrounded by three sky-piercing volcanoes, visit with semi-nomadic reindeer breeders at their camp in the tundra and helicopter to the Valley of the Geysers to see the recovery of this unique place firsthand.

The tour runs from August 20-28, 2009.  More information is available at MIR’s website, by calling 1-800-424-7289 or emailing Charity Shaller at charity@mircorp.com.

PUBLISHED: February 9, 2009