Among the sun and ice. Baikal Photo Tour

Catching the moments… Beautiful sunsets, amazing Baikal ice, capture the most incredible things for a long time, and then not believe that it was with you, that you were the one who visited the ice kingdom of the Great Lake, the Great country — on winter Lake Baikal.

This tour is a unique chance to visit Lake Baikal in winter and take amazing photos of the beautiful Baikal nature. The tour dates are selected specifically for weather conditions, when the Baikal ice has not yet melted, and the temperature is quite comfortable to make photo trips.

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 842
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 8 – 15 Feb, 2025
    • 15 – 22 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    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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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The famous blue ice of Lake Baikal
Let's take photos of bizarre splashes, crystal stalactites, fabulous grottoes
Ice skating and cycling on ice
Let's go ice skating or cycling on the deepest lake on the planet
Colorful photos
Let's meet the dawn and sunset on Olkhon Island — in the heart of Lake Baikal

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting with Lake Baikal. Visit to the famous Shaman Stone

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

    The day of the beginning of the journey and exploring Lake Baikal. We suggest starting it from the village of Listvyanka. Now this village has become a real "mecca" for tourists!

    Sightseeing tour of the village with a visit to the observation deck at the famous Shaman stone.

    Let's 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 (additional), where there are many exhibits telling about the inhabitants of Lake Baikal, they can even be seen live in aquariums located in the museum.

    Visit the souvenir market adjacent to the fish rows.

    Here you will be offered all the variety of Baikal fish, cooked in various ways. We assure you, you will not be tempted to try Baikal delicacies!

    Return to Irkutsk.

    • Transfer to the village. Listvyanka: (65 km, ~ 1 hour) and back.
    • Accommodation: in a hotel in Irkutsk.
    • Meals: lunch.
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  • Day 2 - Landscapes of the Tazheran steppe. Olkhon Island
  • Day 3 - Visit to the sacred cape Burhan. Excursion to the local history museum
  • Day 4 - Excursion to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 5 - The coast of the Small Sea
  • Day 6 - Free day, self-guided photo walks
  • Day 7 - Transfer to Irkutsk
  • Day 8 - Sightseeing tour of the city of Irkutsk. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
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The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Irkutsk (2 nights), at camp sites on Olkhon (3 nights), on the Small Sea (2 nights) on the basis of double accommodation.

An approximate list of possible accommodation facilities:

  • Hotels in Irkutsk: Angara, Empire;
  • Small Sea – used Naratei, Oltrek, Uyuga;
  • Olkhon – b/o Hotei, b/o Olkhon camping Hotel, b/o Nikita Bencharov's Estate, b/o Baikal Khan;

Please specify the exact information about the accommodation when booking — it depends on availability and other factors.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 28,000 rubles.

Hotel in Irkutsk 2 nights
Campsite on Olkhon 3 nights
Campsite on the Small Sea 2 nights

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • Accommodation in hotels in Irkutsk (2 nights), at camp sites on Olkhon (3 nights), on the Small Sea (2 nights) on the basis of double accommodation;  
  • meals according to the program;  
  • all transfers and excursions according to the program (except those indicated for an additional fee); 
  • services of local guides on the excursion program. 

Paid extra

  • Air or railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • excursions and services indicated for an additional fee.The fee:
    • excursion to the Baikal Ecological Museum;
    • ice tour of the islands of the Small Sea;
    • cycling on the ice of Lake Baikal. 

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

- Photographic equipment;
- boots or boots designed for severe frost;
- a hat with the ability to cover the ears;
- warm, windproof gloves;
- ice slides (rubber, worn on any shoes), or crampons on shoes from slipping;
- a warm jacket;
- a warm sweater or fleece jacket;
- pants (ski pants are available);
- socks (thermal socks and woolen ones);
- thermal underwear;
- sunglasses;
- flashlight;
- lipstick is hygienic.

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Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 842
    8 – 15 Feb, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 842
    15 – 22 Mar, 2025 8 days 7 nights
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