A comfortable express tour of the Baikal ice

This comfortable express trip contains the best that can be seen in 4 days. You will get acquainted with iconic locations. You will visit Olkhon Island as a researcher. You will touch the ancient Buddhist culture on Ogoe. You will see the best crystal Baikal landscapes. 

You will get a high concentration of "icy" impressions: hummocks, bubbles, cracks, icy grottoes – an incomparable fairy tale created by nature itself. It's like going to another dimension, where you will become the main character of your own adventure. A winter adventure on the ice of Lake Baikal.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
$935
$842
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 10 Feb, 2025
    • 14 – 17 Feb, 2025
    • 21 – 24 Feb, 2025
    • 22 – 25 Feb, 2025
    • 25 – 28 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 8 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Fun rides on khivus
We will overcome kilometers of Baikal ice on Khivus
Baikal bubbles
Let's find the most photogenic ice with bubbles in the village of Bolshoe Goloustnoe
Stupa of Enlightenment
Let's get acquainted with Buddhist culture

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Olkhon Island. Baikal brands

    We will meet at Irkutsk airport, and after meeting the guide and other members of the group (your faithful companions in the upcoming adventure), we will hit the road. 

    The most mysterious island of the Baikal Archipelago, Olkhon, awaits us.

    Every square kilometer of his lands is saturated with shamanic knowledge and unbearably sensual energy, and at every corner there are mind-blowing locations. 

    On the way, the guide will share his knowledge about the history of Siberia, while you will observe its breathtaking expanses from the window. 

    We will also take a break for lunch and stop at a local cafe. 

    Your gastronomic tour of Baikal cuisine will begin with buuz, a delicious national Buryat dish (not included in the price). 

    After crossing to the island, before the first excursion, we will check you into the hotel in the village of Khuzhir. 

    We will go around some of the loudest and most iconic places in Olkhon: Shamanka Rock (Cape Burkhan), Sarai beach, 13 sacred pillars.

    In addition to details about these attractions, you will be told about the life of the islanders.

    And in the evening, a gorgeous Baikal sunset will be waiting for us.

    Rest assured, you will see a truly deep, spectacular colorful sunset, after all, you are in one of the sunniest places on the planet!

    Power supply: not included.

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  • Day 2 - Cape Khoboy
  • Day 3 - Ogoy Island. Stupa of Enlightenment. Sandy Bay. P. Bolshoe Goloustnoe. Listvyanka
  • Day 4 - Baikal dawn. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel on Olkhon (2 nights) and in Listvyanka (1 night).

 Double roomdiscount for children
up to 12 years old
surcharge for single occupancy
The usual cost80 90010%12 000
RB promotion until 1.07.2472 8005%12 000

Please specify the exact information about the place of residence when booking, it depends on the date of arrival.

Krestovaya Pad Hotel or similar 1 night

The Krestovaya Pad Hotel is located just 50 meters from the shore of Lake Baikal and offers scenic views. It offers a sun terrace and a sauna. Each room is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV.

The chalet-style rooms feature wooden paneling, a work desk, a minibar and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in some rooms.

The colorful bar-restaurant serves European cuisine and a variety of Siberian dishes from the Baikal region. A rich menu is provided for breakfast.

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Hotei Guest House or similar or The Nomad Star Hotel or 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 8 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting at the Irkutsk airport;
  • guide support;
  • Irkutsk – Olkhon transfer;
  • accommodation on Olkhon: 2-bed comfort or standard room (shower and toilet in the room);
  • car tour to Cape Khoboy;
  • transfer with an excursion to the SVP (Olkhon – Listvyanka);
  • accommodation in Listvyanka: 2-bed room (shower and toilet in the room);
  • Listvyanka – Irkutsk transfer;
  • nutrition:
    • 1 day – without food;
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 4 – breakfast.
  • transfer at the end of the tour to Irkutsk by 12:00.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • additional services not specified in the program, or specified in the program for an additional fee.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

So, clothes: the main rule is to dress in layers, like a pie. This will delay the release of heat and prevent the cold from reaching your body.

  • A windproof hat, a hat with earflaps, or a combination of a hat + a jacket hood.
  • Buff or scarf (to protect the neck).
  • A warm down jacket that protects the lower back and will not be blown in the wind.
  • A fleece jumper.
  • Thermal underwear designed for low activity in -25.
  • Warm ski / down pants or overalls.
  • Wool socks + cotton (the principle of layers also works here).
  • Windproof gloves + mittens.

Footwear:

  • Boots with natural or artificial insulation, designed for -25 and below.
  • You can use: felt boots, boots, camuses, ugg boots, moonwalkers, dutiki

Additionally:

  • Chemical warmers / insoles for feet and hands.
  • Ice slides / ice shoes for smooth movement on slippery ice and hummocks.
  • Sunglasses are a must.
  • A sunscreen with a high degree of protection is a must.
  • The lipstick is hygienic.
  • Powerbank (for a phone that is rapidly discharging in the cold).

Recommended:

  • Thermos (for hot herbal tea with honey and lemon, to maintain immunity and warmth).
  • Shoe dryers.
  • Lantern.
  • Knee pads (for those who like to photograph reflections, ice floes and cracks).

Many items are highly recommended, some are optional, but desirable for your comfort.

Some of this list can be purchased at fishing shops or Sportmaster / Decathlon.

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

  • $842
    7 – 10 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • $842
    14 – 17 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • $842
    21 – 24 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • $842
    22 – 25 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • $842
    25 – 28 Feb, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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