Adventures on Olkhon. Sightseeing tour

Olkhon has mixed various contrasts – nature, history, riddles and legends. Unforgettable impressions are waiting for you here, which will fill your soul with harmony.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 691
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 – 28 Jun
    • 10 – 16 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 25 people
Minimum age
1 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The energy of Olkhon
We will see the diverse nature of the largest and most mysterious island of Lake Baikal
Culture and traditions
Let's get acquainted with the culture of Buryatia and try the dishes of national cuisine
Baikal
Let's touch the deepest freshwater lake on the planet

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Departure to Listvyanka village, sightseeing tour

    10:00 Gathering of the group at the Irkutsk airport.

    Transfer to the village. Listvyanka (65 km) – one of the oldest Russian settlements on the shores of the great lake.

    From time immemorial, Listvyanka has been the Gateway to Lake Baikal.

    Now it has turned into a tourist center, with equipped attractions, museums, cafes, restaurants, hotels and riding centers.

    On the way, we recommend visiting the architectural and ethnographic museum "Taltsy" (for an additional fee), where you can not only see the wooden architecture and life of the peoples of the Baikal region, but also taste real Siberian pancakes with butter in the "Refectory".

    In Listvyanka, we will take a sightseeing tour of the village with a visit to the observation deck of the famous Shaman stone, listen to the romantic legend of Lake Baikal, visit the current Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is the patron saint of all travelers and navigators.

    Those who want to learn more about Lake Baikal can go on an excursion to the Baikal Ecological Museum (for an additional fee), where there are many exhibits telling about the inhabitants of Lake Baikal, they can even be seen live in aquariums located in the museum.

    For indefatigable travelers, there is an opportunity to take a boat ride on Lake Baikal (for an additional fee), walk or ride ATVs (for an additional fee) along the forest shore of this picturesque lake.

    This eventful day will end with a visit to the souvenir market adjacent to the fish rows, where you will be offered all the variety of Baikal fish cooked in various ways.

    Return to Irkutsk.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Length: 65 km in one direction.

    Meals included: lunch at the cafe.

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  • Day 2 - Departure to Olkhon Island – Khuzhir village
  • Day 3 - Car tour to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 4 - Getting to know the surroundings of Olkhon and the culture of Buryatia
  • Day 5 - Getting to know the surroundings of Olkhon and the culture of Buryatia
  • Day 6 - Getting to know the surroundings of Olkhon and the culture of Buryatia
  • Day 7 - Return to Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in double rooms in a hotel in Irkutsk (1 night) and at a campsite on Olkhon Island (5 nights).

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the category of accommodation, RUB.:

 Comfortable room
Adults (main place)61 500
Children under 12 years old (extra bed)46 000
Surcharge for single occupancy29 500

The possible placement options are presented below.

Angara Hotel or similar 1 night

It is located in the historical center of Irkutsk, on the central square, within walking distance from the Administration, the city embankment, public transport stops. Within walking distance of all the main attractions, shopping malls, the central market. The distance to the train station is 2 km, to the airport is 8 km.

It offers 300 rooms of various categories with a total capacity of 502 seats, three restaurants (English pub, Chinese and European cuisine), a lobby bar, a sauna with a font and a relaxation area, a billiard VIP club, guarded car parking. A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.

Rooms overlooking Kirov Square or the courtyard are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay: two single or one double bed, spacious wardrobe, comfortable work area, TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, tea pair, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, set of towels and toilet accessories (soap, shampoo, shower gel).

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Olkhon Camping Hotel  or Kopylov Manor Mini-Hotel 5 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
1 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation on the basis of double accommodation:
    • in a hotel in Irkutsk (1 night);
    • at the campsite on Olkhon Island (5 nights);
  • meals specified in the tour program;
  • all transfers and excursions specified in the tour program (except those indicated for an additional fee);
  • services of local guides for the excursion program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • accommodation before and after the start of the route;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • additional excursions:
    • to the Taltsy Architectural and Ethnographic Museum;
    • to the Baikal Ecological Museum;
    • water trip to the islands of the Small Sea and Ogoy Island;
  • services and activities not specified in the tour program;
  • rental of sports equipment, bicycles, ATVs, etc.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. Medical preparations for individual needs.
  2. Documents: passport, insurance policy (medical).
  3. Comfortable sports shoes:
    • lightweight sneakers and, if possible, canyoning shoes;
    • replacement shoes (light sneakers or sneakers).
  4. Sportswear for hot and cool weather:
    • The jacket is windproof, waterproof;
    • raincoat;
    • warm tracksuit (sweatshirt, pants);
    • T-shirts with long sleeves (from sunburn);
    • short sleeve T-shirts;
    • sports trousers;
    • shorts;
    • socks.
  5. Headdress: cap, panama hat (with visor!).
  6. A bathing suit.
  7. Personal hygiene products.
  8. Useful equipment:
    • small backpack (20-30 l);
    • flashlight with spare batteries;
    • sunscreen (required!);
    • sunglasses.
  9. Photo and video equipment with sealed packaging in case of rain.
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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jan – 25 Dec
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  • US$ 691
    22 – 28 Jun 7 days 6 nights
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    10 – 16 Aug 7 days 6 nights
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