Day 1 / Yanquito Lava Plateau. Jeep tour to the Pacific Ocean in Kasatka Bay. Hot Springs
Iturup is the largest island of the Kuril archipelago. There are 9 active, 7 extinct and 4 supposed volcanoes, as well as many waterfalls. Most of the island's territory is covered with bamboo thickets, which, combined with the difficult terrain, makes moving around it very difficult. The island's calling card is bears; about 1,500 of them live here, so it is strictly forbidden to go far from the group!
In the morning we go to the Yanquito plateau with a very unusual coastline in the form of bizarre piles of rocks formed by frozen volcanic lava.
Then we go to Kasatka Bay, from where the Japanese carrier squadron and support ships set out to defeat Pearl Harbor during World War II. We'll take a jeep ride along the Pacific Ocean, look at the bay, fenced by mountain ranges, and walk along its shores.
In the evening we will swim in the thermal springs of the water and health complex "Vannochki". The fonts are filled with natural water from a depth of 440 meters and a self-spouting temperature of 46°C. It is not recommended to stay in the water for more than an hour.