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THE BEST ON BAIKAL

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THE BEST ON BAIKAL

 
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Tour Itinerary

Baikal is beautiful at any time of the year. Here you feel the unique energy, you relax in body and soul. Fascinating landscapes, wondrous sunsets and bright stars, clean air and water! Spend an unforgettable vacation on Lake Baikal!


Day 1. Irkutsk (dinner)
Meeting at the airport, w / at the station. Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk – the city of the Decembrists, an excursion to the Taltsy Museum – an old Siberian village, where four historical and cultural zones have been recreated – Russian, Buryat, Evenk and Tofalar.
A trip to Lake Baikal in a tourist village < a href = "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Listvyanka,_Irkutsky_District,_Irkutsk_Oblast" target = "_blank"> Listvyanka on the shore of the lake, sightseeing tour, walk along the shore of Lake Baikal, souvenir market, fish market, climbing chair-lift to the observation deck on the Chersky Stone.
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 recreation of historical buildings, reminds of the Moscow Arbat: cafes, restaurants, street artists, souvenir shops.
Dinner.


Day 2. Irkutsk – Olkhon Khuzhir – scallop Trident – Cape Burkhan
(breakfast, dinner)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the hotel to Lake Baikal at island Olkhon (by bus, travel time 5-6 hours).
The island is deservedly considered one of the most beautiful and mysterious places of Lake Baikal. Amazing sacred and cult places of the island made it a cherished meeting place for sorcerers and shamans from all over the world.
Ferry crossing to island Olkhon , travel to the capital of the island – settlement Khuzhir .
Accommodation at the recreation center, sightseeing tour of Khuzhiru . Skalnik Trident, observation deck.
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 owner of the island lives in this cave. Having visited this place, you will be recharged with the energy of Lake Baikal for a long time.
Free time.
Dinner.


Day 3. Olkhon – Cape Khoboy (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 between the rocky eastern coast and the more gentle western one. 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 4. 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 Small Sea;
- 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 5. Olkhon – Irkutsk (breakfast)
Breakfast, departure to Irkutsk, hotel accommodation, free time.
On the day of your arrival in Irkutsk you will be offered a repertoire of theaters and entertainment venues Irkut ska and, during your vacation on Olkhon , we can buy tickets for the performance or event you have chosen.


Day 6. Irkutsk – Arshan (breakfast)
Breakfast, transfer to the bus station, boarding the bus to the resort " Arshan '' (travel time 3 – 4 hours).
Arshan is located in the Republic of Buryatia in the unique Tunkinskaya Valley, which is called the Pearl of the Baikal region or Siberian Switzerland, at the foot of the Sayan Mountains on the banks of the purest mountain river Kyngyrga, which has a cascade of waterfalls. Hot and cold mineral springs, crystal clear air, mild climate and many sunny days a year – all this attracts people here for a good rest and helps to restore vitality. There are many cafes and restaurants at the guests' service.
Arrival to Arshan, accommodation at the hotel. Lunch at the cafe (on your own, extra charge).
Meeting with the guide. Walking sightseeing tour of Arshan. You will walk to the Buddhist Datsan, to the waterfall of the Kyngyrga mountain river and mineral springs, visit the Mongolian market with a large selection of souvenirs and products made of camel wool, yak down, cashmere.


Day 7. Arshan (breakfast)
Free day.
You can take a circular shower and go on an excursion to the Zhemchug mud baths (40 km from Arshan, at will, for an additional fee).


Day 8. Arshan – Irkutsk (breakfast)
Departure to Irkutsk by bus, travel time 4 hours.
Arrival in Irkutsk 16:00 – 20:00.

Overview

Itinerary: Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Olkhon Island – Khuzhir – Trident Rock – Cape Burkhan – Cape Khoboy – Arshan (Buryatia) – Irkutsk

Days: 8 days / 7 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 2022: Jul 16 – Jul 23, Jul 23 – Jul 30, Jul 30 – Aug 06, Aug 06 – Aug 13, Aug 13 – Aug 20, Aug 20 – Aug 27, Aug 27 – Sep 03, Sep 03 – Sep 10, Sep 10 – Sep 17, Sep 17 – Sep 24, Sep 24 – Oct 01 


Fees

The price of the tour per pax (without airfare), USD:
5% discount for arrivals in June and September!

 

1 Hotels
½DBL (double) 470
⅓TRPL (triple) 450
SNGL (single) 620
CHLD (child under 10 years old) 420

 

2 Hotels
½DBL (double) 530
⅓TRPL (triple) 490
SNGL (single) 660
CHLD (child under 10 years old) 480

 

3 Hotels
½DBL (double) 660
⅓TRPL (triple) 620
SNGL (single) 980
CHLD (child under 10 years old) 590

 

4 Hotels
½DBL (double) 940
⅓TRPL (triple) 790
SNGL (single) 1,450
CHLD (child under 10 years old) 850

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

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

Fees include

- meeting at the airport, railway station

- group transfers according to the tour program

- accommodation in a hotel of the selected category in Irkutsk, 2 nights:  
    hotel « Marriott » 4 
    hotel « Sayen » 4 
    hotel « Marusya » 3 
    hotel « Empire » 3 
    hotel « Europe » 3
    hotel « Hangar » 3 
    hotel « Sport » 2 

- accommodation in a hotel of the selected category on the island Olkhon, 3 nights

- accommodation in a hotel of the selected category at the Arshan resort, 2 nights:    
    hotel « Irkut »  3 

- 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 (bus)

- a sightseeing tour of Listvyanka, a rope-chair road and an observation deck " Chersky Stone '', the Taltsy Museum

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

- a trip to the north of the island Olkhon , Cape " Khoboy '' by car UAZ

- sightseeing tour of Arshan.

Meals:
1 day – dinner
2 day – breakfast, dinne
3 day – breakfast, lunch, dinner
4 day – breakfast, dinner
5, 6, 7, 8 days – breakfasts
in the category 1 breakfasts on the 2nd and 6th days are not included in the tour price.


Category of accommodation for unclassified hotels:
1 - standard, toilet and shower on the floor or on the territory;
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 optional 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, since due to the long flight and the time difference (the difference with Moscow is +5 hours), the first day of excursion is difficult to endure without rest.
Additional days must be booked when booking the tour.

Map

Irkutsk city

Listvyanka village

Olkhon island