Baikal and the greatness of Sayan in January

In just 5 days you will visit two amazing locations. 

Mysterious and powerful Lake Baikal, fanned by legends, indescribable beauty of nature and winter ice patterns. 

And then you will see the inaccessible and impressive Eastern Sayan Mountains, dotted with crystal white snow, with icy waterfalls, hot healing springs and sacred Buddhist sites.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 3 – 7 Jan, 2025
    • 5 – 9 Jan, 2025
    • 8 – 12 Jan, 2025
    • 10 – 14 Jan, 2025
    • 13 – 17 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
2 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The sacred island of Olkhon
We will visit one of the most famous places on Lake Baikal, which is rightfully called a place of strength and especially powerful energy
Unearthly landscapes of the Tazheran steppes
Our path will lie along the "Martian Road", as they often say about the Tagheran steppes. Landscapes really transport you to some kind of alien reality!
Hot springs
Swimming in the thermal waters when the winter cold reigns around is an especially pleasant pleasure!
The Greatness of the Eastern Sayans
High mountains are constantly drawn in front of your eyes, and the fresh air invigorates and lifts your mood!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. The road to Olkhon

    Place and time of the group gathering:

    • the Angara Hotel (Sukhbaatar str., 7, Irkutsk) in the period from 09:00 to 09:30 local time;
    • Irkutsk airport at 10:00.

    Group transfer to Olkhon Island (approximately at 10 am).

    The road passes through picturesque places.

    We will drive along the Tazheran steppes to the ferry crossing.

    Check-in in the village of Khuzhir.

    Free time to explore the surroundings of the village, walking to Cape Burkhan.

    Included in the price: group transfer, accommodation, lunch on the way to Olkhon.

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  • Day 2 - Tour of the south of Olkhon Island (by land)
  • Day 3 - Transfer to Irkutsk
  • Day 4 - The greatness of the Eastern Sayans. Visiting hot springs
  • Day 5 - Arshan
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel.

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

  • The Standard room is 63,000 rubles.,
    • The surcharge for single occupancy is 16,000 rubles.;
  • Comfort room – 79,000 rubles;
    • The surcharge for single occupancy is 30,000 rubles.;

Types of accommodation:

  • "Standard" is a comfortable room equipped with its own bathroom (shower and toilet), with the number of beds according to the number of residents;
  • "Comfort" is a more spacious and comfortable room in comparison with the "standard" category, equipped with a modern design (shower and toilet inside).

The presented classification of hotel rooms does not depend on the star rating of the accommodation facility.

Accommodation in hotels according to availability, please specify the details when booking.

Accommodation "Standard" on Olkhon Island or Accommodation "Comfort" on Olkhon island 2 nights
Accommodation "Standard" on Olkhon Island

Accommodation in hotels according to availability, in such hotels as: Kopylov Manor, Olkhon Camping Hotel, BO Rybak Manor, BO Aldartai, BO Baikal Terra or similar. Room amenities.

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Another option
Accommodation "Comfort" on Olkhon island

Accommodation in hotels according to availability, in such hotels as: Villa Malina, Port Olkhon, BaikalWood Eco Lodge & Spa, Baikal Khan Hotel. Superior room categories.

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Accommodation "Standard" in Irkutsk or Accommodation "Comfort" in Irkutsk 1 night
Accommodation "Standard" in Arshan village or Accommodation "Comfort" in Arshan village 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
2 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation specified in the program;
  • meals specified in the program:
    • Day 1 – lunch on the way to Olkhon;
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch on the way to Irkutsk;
    • Day 4-5 – breakfast;
  • group transfer;
  • services of a tour guide;
  • visiting the hot springs.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not included in the tour price;
  • souvenirs and goods on the market.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Warm outerwear (for example, a ski suit);
  • Comfortable shoes (non-slip boots);
  • Headdress (warm hat);
  • Warm clothes (thermal underwear, fleece, hoodies, scarf/buff);
  • Warm mittens or gloves;
  • Sunscreen (protection factor of at least 20);
  • Sunglasses (with at least 2 UV protection);
  • Bathing accessories: swimsuit, towel and slippers (for visiting the sauna/hot springs, if provided by the program);
  • Personal first aid kit (if you need specific medicines);
  • Photo/video equipment (spare flash cards);
  • Portable charger (power bank);
  • Toiletries;
  • Small backpack (for excursions and walks);
  • The seat (tourist hob);
  • Thermos (optional);
  • Binoculars (optional);
  • Required: Passport, MHI policy.
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Dates and Prices

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    3 – 7 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    5 – 9 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    8 – 12 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    10 – 14 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    13 – 17 Jan, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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