The ethnic program “Visit to natives” (4 hours)

We offer you to visit the wonderful world of the Kamchatka peninsula indigenous peoples at the summer ethnic-program in the “Snow Dogs” sled dogs kennel. Here you will be introduced to the way of life of indigenous people of Kamchatka, their traditions and customs, myths and legends, dances and crafts. Children and adults will be delighted with the communication with reindeer, which you can feed yourself, and sled dogs – winners of various dog sledding races.

You will get countless positive emotions and unforgettable impressions from communicating with animals in the bosom of wildlife!

Period of travel: June – September.

Type of trip: ethnic-tourism. 

Program duration: 4 hours.

Group size: 2-20 people.

Prices you can see here: PRICE-LIST

The ethnic tour program:

09:30 Transfer from the place of living to the “Snow Dogs” kennel.

What is the «Snow Dogs» kennel famous for?

The «Snow Dogs» kennel is the oldest and the largest kennel of northern sled dogs in the Kamchatka region. It belongs to the multiple winners and prize-winners of the race “Beringia” – the longest extreme dogsled race in Russia – Andrey and Anastasia Semashkin. Andrei and Anastasia, together with their seven children, are engaged in traditional economic activities. More than a hundred dogs, some deer and horses live on the kennel. The kennel is located in one of the most picturesque places in the region. The kennel locates not far from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, but its area is surrounded by forest, which allows you to feel completely isolated from the modern world. From the territory of the kennel, there is a stunning view of the home volcanoes – Koryaksky, Avachinsky and Kozelsky.

The kennel has several directions of activity, one of which is sledding. Members of Kamchatka’s and Russian national sledding teams train on the basis of the “Snow Dogs”. Here coaching work with sportsmen is carried out, and preparation of dogs not only for participation in competitions but also for long expeditionary routes. Another main activity of the kennel is tourism, including extreme tourism.

The “Snow Dogs” kennel is an amazing place where everyone can get invaluable experience of northern life and learn the history of sledding sport in Kamchatka.

10:00 Arrival at the kennel.

Meeting with a guide.

Excursion around the kennel, meeting with fluffy puppies, Husky, Samoyed and deer. The guide will tell you about the history of Kamchatka sledding sport, dogs and the history of the kennel.

Visiting a deer farm, feeding deer.

Native show. You will touch a way of life native peoples of Kamchatka (Koryaks, Itelmens, Evens), their culture, try some tools that they use in an everyday life, see traditional dances and songs.

Summer sledding race. Safety briefing, familiarization with the route. Sledding race takes 10-15 minutes.

Upon returning to the kennel, you will have a delicious lunch wild deer shurpah (a vegetable soup with deer meat) and delicious tea.

Exhibition of national souvenirs, photosession in national clothes.

14:00 Departure from the kennel.

14:15 Transfer back to the place of meeting.

The price includes:The price does not include:We recommend you to have personal equipment:
  • Transport services;
  • English-speaking guide;
  • Lunch.
  • Any additional excursions above the program;
  • Hotel accommodation;
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Trekking shoes;
  • Water- and windproof clothes;
  • A set of warm clothes (sweater, warm trousers, socks, hat, gloves);
  • Head protection from the sun;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Photo and video equipment.

Additional Information:

The route or the route schedule can be changed according to the weather conditions, the training level of the group, other external factors. The decision to change the route may be taken by the guide on the place.