Baikal and the Sayans. Extended Tour

To see the heart of Lake Baikal — Olkhon Island, to touch the history and wander through the tunnels of the Circum—Baikal Railway, to admire the vast expanses at the top of a peak in the mountains - all this and much more awaits you in a new, expanded version of the Baikal and Sayan tour!

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
US$ 1 115
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 25 Jun – 2 Jul
    • 27 Jun – 4 Jul
    • 30 Jun – 7 Jul
    • 2 – 9 Jul
    • 5 – 12 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
  • or
    Hotel, Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
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

Arshan Mineral Springs
We will visit places rich in mineral springs, similar in composition to the Caucasian Narzan
Waterfalls and thermal springs
If desired, we will visit the healing hot springs in Arshan
Tour of the Circum-Baikal Railway
Take a walk through the mysterious tunnels and rails of the famous railway
Magical landscapes of Olkhon
Let's stop at a place with fabulous landscapes, as if they had just come off a postcard
Boat trips
Let's take a boat across the water surface of the lake and see the islands from a different angle

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Transfer to Listvyanka and check in at the hotel

    The gathering of the group in Irkutsk at 10.00

    The tour can be organized along classic and mirror routes, depending on the date of arrival. This means that all the activities and excursions described in the tour program will be organized in different sequences by day. For more information, see the Important to Know section.

    Transfer to the village of Listvyanka along the picturesque Baikal highway.

    Listvyanka is a kind of tourism Mecca among all visitors to Irkutsk, the starting point of many sightseeing routes along Lake Baikal. The village is located about 70 km from Irkutsk. After about an hour of travel, you will already see Lake Baikal! 

    On the way to Listvyanka, you will stop at the Taltsy Open-air museum.

     Taltsy is an architectural and ethnographic museum, where examples of wooden architecture of the past centuries are collected.

    Check-in at the hotel.

    Free time.

    Included in the price: accommodation, group transfer

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  • Day 2 - Excursion to the KBZHD by boats
  • Day 3 - The road to Olkhon
  • Day 4 - Excursion to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 5 - Farewell to Olkhon
  • Day 6 - Towards the Eastern Sayans. Arshan sightseeing tour to the springs and waterfalls
  • Day 7 - Excursion to Tagarhai
  • Day 8 - Completion of the tour program
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
  • or
    Hotel, Guest House
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

During the tour we will stay in Listvyanka village (2 nights), Olkhon Island (2 nights), Irkutsk (2 nights) and Arshan village (1 night). It is possible to accommodate up to 4 people in a room (if it is a family). 

The cost of accommodation depends on the chosen comfort level:

  • Economy – accommodation at a recreation center or in a hotel (facilities on the floor or in an adjacent building);
  • Standard – a comfortable room equipped with a private bathroom (shower and toilet), with the number of beds according to the number of residents;
  • Comfort – a more spacious and comfortable room in comparison with the "standard" category, equipped with a modern design (shower and toilet inside).

The possibility of staying in a particular accommodation facility also depends on the workload and available dates. For more information, please contact the tour operator.

The cost of accommodation, depending on the selected rate for 1 person, RUB.:

Economy StandardComfort
98 000123 000176 000

Surcharge for single accommodation for 1 person, RUB.:

EconomyStandardComfort
15 75028 00052 500
GD "Baikal expanses", GD "Baikal" or similar or GK "Malina", GD "Dauria" or similar or 2 nights
GD "Baikal expanses", GD "Baikal" or similar

Economy-level accommodation facilities in Listvyanka.

Baikal Expanses Guest House is located an 8“minute walk from Lake Baikal and the city center. It offers a steam bath and a shared fully equipped kitchen.

The rooms have a balcony. They are equipped with a wardrobe, towels and bed linen. Other facilities at the guest house include a terrace, barbecue facilities and laundry facilities. Ironing services are also available.

The Baikal Guest House is located in the city center. Before going to bed, there is an opportunity to walk along the main attractions. Near the guest house there is the Baikal Business Center, the Volkonsky House Museum and the Trud Stadium. On—site activities include a picnic area and a barbecue area.

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Another option
GK "Malina", GD "Dauria" or similar

Standard level accommodation facilities in Listvyanka. 

The Malina Guest House is waiting for its guests on the shore of Lake Baikal. There is a shared kitchen on site where you can cook your favorite dishes at home.

Dauria Hotel is a 4-minute walk from the beach. It offers free Wi-Fi, a steam bath, and rustic-style rooms with lake views. Each room has a kettle. Barbecue facilities are available on site.

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Another option
Hotel "Mayak", GC "Krestovaya pad" or similar

Comfort – a more spacious and comfortable room in comparison with the "standard" category, equipped with a modern design (shower and toilet inside).

The rooms at the Mayak Hotel are decorated in a simple style and feature a TV. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. It offers a steam bath and a sauna. There is a panoramic conference room with 180 seats. 

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.

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BO "Shamanka", BO "Aldartai" or similar or Camping hotel "Olkhon", BO "Baikal Terra" or similar or 2 nights
Bravo Hostel, Riverside Hotel or similar or Matryoshka Hotel, Aero Hotel or similar or 2 nights
DG "Arshan" or similar or Irkut Hotel or similar or 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
2 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • habitation;
  • meals specified in the program: breakfast (except the first day), 1 picnic lunch, lunch on the way to Olkhon, lunch on the way from Olkhon;
  • group transfers;
  • guide services;
  • permission to visit the national park;
  • guided tours according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to the start of the tour;
  • meals, if specified in the program independently or at your own expense;
  • drinks and dishes not included in the main menu according to the program;
  • additional services specified in the program for an additional fee or not specified in the program;
  • additional excursions not included in the program.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Required: passport, MHI policy;
  • headdress (cap / hat / bandana);
  • 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);
  • mosquito and tick repellents (recommended to purchase in Irkutsk);
  • personal first aid kit (if you need specific medicines);
  • rain cape (raincoat);
  • photo/video equipment (spare flash cards);
  • portable charger (power bank);
  • comfortable shoes (athletic shoes / sandals);
  • toiletries;
  • small backpack (for excursions and walks);
  • sealed packaging for documents;
  • insulated clothing (jacket / light hat / hoodies / thin gloves);
  • binoculars;
  • a seat (a tourist hob).
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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jul – 26 Aug
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    25 Jun – 2 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    27 Jun – 4 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    30 Jun – 7 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    2 – 9 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    5 – 12 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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