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MYSTERIOUS BAIKAL

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MYSTERIOUS BAIKAL


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Tour around Lake Baikal, in which exciting excursions await you. Irkutsk will introduce you to the history of the Siberian region, where now wooden houses coexist with fashionable hotels. Taltsy will be remembered for a walk through the ancient village of the 17th century, Listvyanka will impress with the acquaintance with the Baikal seal, and the majestic island Olkhon will amaze you with its beauty, energy and unique landscapes!


Day 1. Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Taltsy (dinner)
Meeting at the airport or railway station. Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk, the ancient city of the Decembrists.
A trip to Lake Baikal, to the tourist village Listvyanka by the lake. Sightseeing tour, walk along the shore of Lake Baikal.
Souvenir market, fish market, ascent by cable car to the observation deck on the Chersky Stone.
Excursion to the Taltsy Museum – a unique open-air storage of historical and cultural monuments of the peoples of Eastern Siberia. This is an old Siberian village, where four historical and cultural zones have been recreated – Russian, Buryat, Evenk and Tofalar;
Return to Irkutsk, accommodation in a hotel in the city center, next to the tourist quarter. The 130th quarter was restored for the 350th anniversary of the city, a rare example for Russia of reconstruction and reconstruction of historical buildings. Reminds of the Moscow Arbat: cafes, restaurants, street artists, souvenir shops.


Day 2. Irkutsk – Olkhon – Khuzhir (breakfast, dinner)
8:00 Departure from the hotel by bus to island Olkhon – the largest island on Baikal, which concentrated on its territory all the variety of natural landscapes of the Baikal shores. Even in its shape, it resembles the outlines of Lake Baikal.
The island stretches along the shore of Lake Baikal for 73 km, its width reaches 15 km.
Olkhon is located on the territory of a national park and is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful places in Lake Baikal.
Acquaintance with traditions: tying cloth ribbons – hadak zalaa on tree branches or serge pillar (hitching post), " splash '' alcohol, tea, milk for treating and coaxing local spirits.
The journey takes 5-6 hours.
Ferry crossing to island Olkhon , travel to the capital of the island – settlement Khuzhir .
Accommodation at the recreation center, free time.


Day 3. Olkhon – Khuzhir – Cape Burkhan (breakfast, dinner)
Sightseeing tour of Khuzhir .
Excursion to the sacred 'Cape Burkhan' ( Shamanka Rock ), this is one of the nine shrines of Asia. There is a through cave in the rock. According to legend, the spirit of the island's owner lives in this cave. It was believed that this is one of his three palaces – earthly, and from here there are exits to the heavenly and underground palaces. For many centuries, shamanistic rituals with sacrifices were held near the rock.
Having visited this place, you will be charged with the energy of Lake Baikal for a long time.
Free time.
Those who wish can go sunbathing on the 5-kilometer Saraysky beach with white sand .


Day 4. Olkhon – Cape Khoboy – Cape Sagan-Khushun (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Travel by UAZ car to the northernmost point of the island – Cape Khoboy.
A place of extraordinary energy and beauty. A beautiful high rock on Cape Khoboy, outwardly similar to a sharp canine, bears a resemblance to the profile of a woman's head with a bust.
During the excursion you will be able to see the stunning natural difference of the rocky eastern coast and more logo western. In good weather, Cape Khoboy overlooks the widest part of Lake Baikal (80 km).
At the capes of Sagan-Khushun and Shunte-Left you will see Baikal from a bird's eye view. You will see an indescribable view of the open, or as the locals call it, Big Baikal. Lunch: picnic.
Upon returning to the recreation center – free time.


Day 5. Olkhon (breakfast, dinner)
Free day.
You will be offered excursions (optional, for an additional fee) :
- excursions by boat:
to the Ogoy island, to the Buddhist Stupa;
on the islands of the Maloye More;
- excursion to the local history museum;
- excursion to Lake Shara-Nur;
- excursion to the Buryat village;
- horseback riding;
- fishing;
- visiting a mobile bath on the shore of Lake Baikal;
- ATV rental.


Day 6. Olkhon – Irkutsk (breakfast)
Departure to Irkutsk by bus, travel time 4 hours.
Arrival in Irkutsk 16:00 – 20:00.


Overview

Itinerary: Irkutsk–Listvyanka–Taltsy–Olkhon–Khuzhir–Cape Burkhan–Cape Khoboy–Cape Sagan-Khushun–Irkutsk

Days: 6 days / 5 nights

Group: от. 1 pax, max. 12 pax

Accommodation: 2, 3 or 4

Visa: citizens of 58 states that hold all types of passports are eligible for visa-free entrance to Russia for a period up to 14 days (you can see the list on the official website), citizens of the 52 countries will be able to obtain a single e-visa of up to 16 days (you can see the list on the official website)




Schedule


Available departure dates in 2024: Aug 16 – Aug 21, Aug 23 – Aug 28, Aug 30 – Sep 04, Sep 06 – Sep 11, Sep 13 – Sep 18, Sep 20 – Sep 25, Sep 27 – Oct 02 

Available departure dates in 2025: Jun 06 – Jun 11, Jun 13 – Jun 18, Jun 20 – Jun 25, Jun 27 – Jul 02, Jul 04 – Jul 09, Jul 11 – Jul 16, Jul 18 – Jul 23, Jul 25 – Jul 30, Aug 01 – Aug 06, Aug 08 – Aug 13, Aug 15 – Aug 20, Aug 22 – Aug 27, Aug 29 – Sep 03, Sep 05 – Sep 10, Sep 12 – Sep 17, Sep 19 – Sep 24, Sep 26 – Oct 01 


Fees

The price of the tour per pax (without airfare), USD:
234
½DBL (double accommodation)44,80058,90068,500
⅓TRPL (triple accommodation)42,70056,40063,800
SNGL (single accommodation)53,80070,30086,400
CHLD (children under 12)40,30053,00061,700

Payment schedule: 5% – at booking, 95% – 15 or 30 days prior to arrival.

Payment methods:
- bank transfer in USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AED, ILS, DKK etc.
- credit/debit card online on our website

Fees include

- meeting at the airport, railway station (approximate time of the group gathering from 9-10: 00, the exact time taking into account the arrival of the group members, is determined 3 days before the tour, indicated in the newsletter)

- transfers according to the tour program

- accommodation in a hotel of the selected category in Irkutsk, 1 night

- accommodation in a hotel of the selected category on the island Olkhon, 4 nights

- meals: breakfasts and dinners; (when staying at the Sport Hotel in Irkutsk, breakfast is not included on the 2nd day of the tour)

- necessary permits to visit specially protected natural areas

- the language of excursions is Russian but the guides speak English.

Guided tours:

- sightseeing tour of Irkutsk and Listvyanka (bus)

- chairlift, Taltsy Museum

- sightseeing tour of Khuzhir , to the sacred 'Cape Burkhan' (Shamanka rock)

- trip to Cape "Khoboy" by car UAZ (with lunch).

Category of accommodation for unclassified hotels:
2 - standard, toilet and shower on the floor or for two rooms
3 - standard, toilet and shower in the room
4 - increased comfort, toilet and shower in the room.

The place of residence is determined by the Travel Company, taking into account the wishes of the tourist, subject to availability of places in the indicated accommodation or in similar ones.

Fees exclude

- air or railway transfer to Irkutsk and back

- meals not specified in the program

- personal spending

- early check-in or late check-out in hotels

- not included in the program or indicated as additional excursions

- personal English/Spanish guide: 100 USD per required day.

Travel tips

We recommend that you come to Irkutsk a day before the start of the tour, because due to the long flight and the time difference (the difference with Moscow is +5 hours), according to many years of observations, it is difficult to endure the first excursion day without rest.
Additional days must be booked when booking the tour.

Map

Irkutsk city

Listvyanka village

Baikalsk city

Olkhon island