BAIKAL VACATION

Overview

Is it your first time on Baikal and you want to see the most popular and famous places in our region? Maybe you don’t have a lot of time for traveling because only one week of vacation left? Perhaps you are traveling on Trans-Siberian Railway (from Moscow to Vladivostok) and you don’t want to keep Baikal outside and desire to meet it?
So, this tour is especially for you. During 7 days you will visit almost all famous places and sights of Lake Baikal. You will visit one of the biggest city in Baikal region Irkutsk, popular tourist village – Listvyanka, taste Buryat cuisine and the famous Baikal omul, get acquainted with a flora and fauna of the lake, look at Baikal from a bird’s eye view and at a depth of 1500 meters, sail a speed boat on Lake Baikal, and of course visit the famous Olkhon island – the largest one on Lake Baikal with 2000 habitants.

Itinerary

IRKUTSK – KHUZHIR

Meeting at the airport at 10.00. Today you will have a long road to Olkhon Island. On the way you will stops in interesting places.
Lunch at the “Golden Horde” cafe, where you will get acquainted with the Buryat folklore: dances, songs, throat singing, purification rites, etc. Then we will continue our way to Olkhon Island.  
Check-in. Later  you will have an excursion around Khuzhir village, where you will get acquainted with the rock “Shamanka”. You will also walk along Cape Burkhan, admire the sunset.
Dinner. Overnight at the guest house/homestead.

KHUZHIR 

Breakfast. Departure for an excursion (8 hours) at the northernmost point of the island – Cape Khoboy. Due to a lack of roads on the island, your trip will be in “road-off” style in specially designed cars like UAZ or Niva.
Cape Khoboy is a sacred place for the indigenous people of the island – the Buryats. It takes plenty of shamanic rituals and religious ceremonies. Here you can see all four sides of the lake. During your excursion, the driver will prepare for you lunch from fresh fish.
Return to Khuzhir. Dinner and overnight in the resort.

KHUZHIR

KHUZHIR – LISTVYANKA

Breakfast. Departure from the guest house. Today you will have a tour around the south part of the Island. Today you will see: a stone garden, Yalga Bay, Mount Trident, Lake Nura, Lake Heart, Cape Horse Head. Lunch – picnic (fish soup). In addition, if the weather permits, you will have the opportunity to swim.
Then at 16.30 transfer to Zagli bay. Boarding the ship “Kometa” Departure to Listvyanka. Late dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast. Today you will visit Taltsy open-air museum. Here you will get acquainted with architecture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Then you will go up with the cable car to the Chersky Stone, from where you can see a picturesque panorama of Baikal and the source of the Angara river. Lunch in a restaurant with Baikal cuisine, where you will finally have the opportunity to taste the famous Baikal omul. Visit the Baikal Museum, where you discover flora and fauna of the Baikal region, you will see live seals, dive to the bottom of Lake Baikal at a depth of 1,637 m for 15 minutes.
Guided walks, visits to the fish market. You can also go to the nerpinarium or order a boat trip (not included in the price). Free time. Dinner is free. Overnight in the hotel.

LISTVYANKA

Breakfast. Meeting with the guide. 
Today you will have a chance to choose your own day:

1) Circum-Baikal Railway (EXCURSION TRAIN, one guide per train). The cost is 8500 rubles per person.
Today you will have an excursion along the Circum-Baikal Railway. During the tour you will see unique complexes of engineering structures, tunnels, bridges, stations, and all this along the coast of the immense Baikal.
Lunch on the way in lunch boxes in nature during stops (the train makes 4-5 stops lasting from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours.).
Arrival in Listvyanka by 18:00. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner is free. Overnight at the hotel.

2) Circum-Baikal Railway (Ship, one guide per ship). The cost is 5200 rubles per person. (Check in advance, there are cancellations).
Today you will see the Circum-Baikal Railway from the water. You will have  three stops – Cape Tolstoy, in the village Shumikha and  Cape Polovinny. Lunch on the way in lunch boxes in nature during stops
Arrival in Listvyanka by 18:00. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner is free. Overnight at the hotel.

3) Circum-Baikal Railway (Electric train, the guide goes with you). The cost is 3000 rubles per person (min. 4 people).
Lunch in lunch boxes. The train runs non-stop. The only stop will be in Slyudyanka during changing trains.
Arrival in Listvyanka by 18:00. Dinner is free. Overnight at the hotel.

4) Trekking to the village Bolshiye Koty and Skripper Rock. Cost — 4000 rubles per person (min. 4 people)
Boarding a ship or boat. Arrival in the village Bolshiye Koty. Trekking to Skriper rock (5 km).
Lunch (picnic). Further trekking to the village. Listvyanka (5 hours – 20 km). Today you enjoy the fresh Baikal air, picturesque surroundings and wild nature!
Arrival in Listvyanka by 19:00. Dinner is free. Overnight at the hotel.

IRKUTSK

Breakfast. Airport transfer. End of program.

  • 68 500 RUR per person in a group of 4 people
  • 65 500 RUR per person in a group of 5 people
  • 60 000 RUR per person in a group of 6 people
  • 59 000 RUR per person in a group of 7 people
  • 58 500 RUR per person in a group of 8 people
  • 57 500 RUR per person in a group of 9 people
  • 55 000 RUR per person in a group of 10 people

Price includes:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • Visits and Excursions as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Tickets for a train and for hydrofoil

Price does not include:

  • Airline tickets
  • Alcohol
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and tips
  • Invitation letter
  • Trip Length: 6 days
  • Group: 2 – 10 persons
  • Departure: on request
  • Period: May – September
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Resort
  • Activities: Excursions, Cruise, Cultural exploration
  • Transport: Private car / bus, Train, Hydrofoil , Ferry, 4WD car
  • Visited area: Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Sludyanka, Small Sea, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island 
  1. 04.07.22 — 09.07.22 — available
  2. 11.07.22 — 16.07.22 — available
  3. 18.07.22 — 23.07.22 — available
  4. 25.07.22 — 30.07.22 — available
  5. 01.08.22 — 06.08.22 — available
  6. 08.08.22 — 13.08.22 — available
  7. 15.08.22 — 20.08.22 — available
  8. 22.08.22 — 27.08.22 — available
  9. 24.08.22 — 29.08.22 — available

Other tours

Sacred Baikal – 68 000 RUB
Baikal Vacation – 55 000 RUB
Insta tour to Baikal – 27 000 RUB
Baikal Robinsons – 105 000 RUB
East and West of Baikal – 67 000 RUB
Listvyanka – visit-card of Baikal – 15 500 RUB
Olkhon – soul of Baikal – 25 500 RUB
Baikal landscapes – 76 500 RUB
Meet Baikal – 56 000 RUB

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