Baikal and the Sayans. Holiday Tour

The mysterious and powerful Baikal, covered with legends, indescribable beauty of nature and energy. The inaccessible and impressive mountains of the Eastern Sayan, dotted with crystal white snow, with waterfalls, hot healing springs and sacred Buddhist sites.

You will visit both of these locations as part of a single tour! 5 days of travel will give you unforgettable memories and impress you with the original and vivid natural beauty in a comfortable and harmonious tour.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 3 – 7 Jan, 2025
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Accommodation
  • or
    Hotel, Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 20 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Eastern Sayans
Embark on a delightful journey through the picturesque mountains of Eastern Sayan, with its majestic mountains and cozy villages
Hot springs
Relax, enjoy the warm water and regain your strength
Places of power
Visit the shaman rocks and feel the connection with the local culture and traditions
Fascinating Olkhon
Enjoy the amazing scenery and purity of Lake Baikal, and perhaps you will meet wild horses
Colorful Arshan
Visit the local market with Siberian goods and stroll to the Buddhist temples

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The road to Olkhon

    The gathering of the group in Irkutsk is at 10:00.

    • It is necessary to arrive in Irkutsk before 9:30 local time.

    Upon arrival in Irkutsk, the journey to the heart of Lake Baikal – Olkhon Island begins. Olkhon is a truly unforgettable and one of the most famous places on Lake Baikal, which is rightfully called a place of strength and especially powerful energy! Olkhon is considered a sacred territory, a concentration of shamanism in Central Asia. It is visited by pilgrims from all over the world. According to legend, Genghis Khan is buried here.

    You will leave Irkutsk approximately at 10 a.m. The path will run through an area with picturesque views. The road will partially pass through the Tazheran steppes, decorated here and there with rocky remnants. Guests often refer to this segment of the journey as "Martian". Landscapes really transport you to some kind of alien reality!

    Olkhon is an island, and they get to it in winter by crossing an ice crossing. After crossing, you will find about 40 km more along the steppes of Olkhon, and after that you will reach the center of the island – the village of Khuzhir.

    In the evening, you have free time, which you can spend exploring the surroundings of the village. At sunset, it is ideal to go to one of the most mysterious and recognizable places on Olkhon – the Shamanka scale. Cape Burkhan and Shamanka Rock are among the attractions of the Baikal National Park. 

    Tourists note the energy of the place ringing in the air, you can feel it on your skin and it is difficult to find words to express delight! After enjoying the beautiful views, imbued with the energy of the sacred place, your first day of travel is coming to an end.

    Tomorrow you will have an even closer acquaintance with Lake Baikal and Olkhon.

    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 - Farewell to Olkhon
  • Day 4 - The road to Arshan. Sightseeing tour, visiting the springs. The road to Irkutsk
  • Day 5 - Completion of the tour program
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

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

The tour includes accommodation in Olkhon (2 nights) and Irkutsk (2 nights).

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

The usual dates are:

StandardComfort
Double and triple roomsSingle roomDouble and triple roomsSingle room
49 00064 00073 00091 000

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

"Kopylov Manor" or "Olkhon" or 2 nights
"Kopylov Manor"

The recreation center "Kopylov Olkhon Manor" is located in the Irkutsk region in the village of Khuzhir.

There are comfortable rooms with a comfortable bed, a private bathroom, a set of towels, personal hygiene items, wireless Internet.

The shared kitchen is equipped with all appliances and appliances for cooking. For alternative guests, there is a cafe within walking distance.

Parking is prohibited on site. The N.M. Revyakin Museum, Cape Tataysky are nearby. The location of the base is located between the Strait of the Small Sea and Lake Baikal. Vacationers can go fishing, skiing, and outdoor recreation.

Another option
"Olkhon"

Olkhon Camping is located in Khuzhir. You can come here and check in with your pet. Private parking is provided for car owners, which can be booked upon prior reservation.

Comfortable rooms divided into different categories are provided for the accommodation of guests. Each includes comfortable beds, necessary furniture. Some rooms offer magnificent views of the mountain or lake. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Several rooms have TVs.

You can have a delicious and satisfying meal at the local restaurant, which serves various dishes from the menu. There is a barbecue area on site.

Fishing and horse riding are very popular here.

Another option
Nikita Bencarov's Estate

Nikita Bencarov Manor is located in the village of Khuzhir and has its own bar.

Guests can relax on the terrace.

Room service is available.

Free private parking is available on site.

An airport shuttle service is available for an additional fee.

All rooms at the Nikita Bencarov Manor Hotel have a wardrobe, towels and bed linen.

A buffet breakfast is served.

You can play table tennis at the property, and the area is popular for hiking.

Another option
"Aldartai"

The recreation center is located 600 meters from the center of the village of Khuzhir and one kilometer from Lake Baikal. It offers a children's playground, internet access, and a parking space.

Each room has a seating area and bed linen is provided. Appliances and furniture are provided with everything you need for a comfortable stay.

There is a snack bar on the territory of the recreation center, where a large selection of soft drinks is provided. Nearby there are several cafes: "Kudesnitsa", "Omulevaya barrel", where dishes of various cuisines are served.

The Khuzhir Museum of Local Lore and the Church of the Icon of the Mother of God are within walking distance.

Another option
"Baikal Terra" 3*

Baikal Terra Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir on the island of Olkhon.

Cozy double rooms with comfortable beds, a bathroom with a shower cabin, as well as an LCD TV and wireless Internet access are available for check-in.

The hotel has a kitchen area where guests can prepare their own meals.

The location offers vacationers the opportunity to hike and enjoy the beautiful natural views of Lake Baikal. The hotel has table tennis, barbecue facilities and picnic facilities. 

A transfer booking service is available.

Another option
"Villa Malina" 4*

The hotel is located on the shore of Lake Baikal. Internet access, car parking, and bicycle rental are available at your service. A tour service is provided.

The rooms are standard and family, all have a bathroom with shower and toilet. There is all the necessary upholstered furniture.

A hearty and delicious breakfast is served in the restaurant. Russian and European cuisine is served for lunch and dinner.

There are several attractions nearby: N. M. Revyakin Museum of Local Lore, Shamanka Rock.

Another option
"Port of Olkhon"

The Port Olkhon Hotel complex is located in the urban-type settlement of Khuzhir, in a place where you can forget about the outside world and enjoy the beauty of nature. It offers high-speed Wi-Fi access and free parking space.

The number of rooms is represented by 48 fully equipped rooms, which are decorated with natural materials.
The hotel has five different room categories: single rooms, art rooms, double attic rooms, family rooms, apartments. Each room has ergonomic furniture, a TV, a table and chairs. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, slippers, bathrobe and toiletries.

There is a restaurant with original cuisine on site. The menu offers dishes of Buryat and Siberian cuisine. In summer, there is a terrace with beautiful views of Lake Baikal. You can enjoy delicious coffee in the coffee shop.

At a distance of 1.8 kilometers there is one of the nine shrines of Asia – Shamanka Rock. And next to it along the coast stretches the "Sarai" beach, according to the locals the most picturesque place on the island.

Another option
"Inspiration"

Holiday homes "Inspiration" are located on the island of Olkhon in the small village of Khuzhir. Here guests can relax from the hustle and bustle of the city. Parking spaces are provided on site. It offers a sauna, barbecue facilities.

The number of rooms is represented by rooms of various capacities and categories. In each of which the guests will enjoy a cozy atmosphere and modern appliances. The shared or private bathroom is equipped with the necessary plumbing and hygiene supplies.

There are several shops and fast food cafes within walking distance.

The area is popular for fishing, horse riding and cycling. The staff is ready to provide up-to-date tourist information about local attractions. An airport shuttle service is available for an additional fee.

Another option
«BaikalWood Eco Lodge and Spa»

BaikalWood Eco Lodge & Spa is a hotel made of eco—friendly materials and located in the village of Khuzhir, Irkutsk region. The convenient location away from the noise of the city will allow guests to feel peace and unity with the incredible Baikal nature.

The hotel's room stock includes several cozy rooms equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay, including serviceable appliances and such pleasant little things as a tea set and a hairdryer. Each room has a private bathroom with disposable toiletries.

Guests can order lunch at the hotel's restaurant: the chef offers the best varied menu of European and local cuisine at reasonable prices. A hearty breakfast is served every morning. Guests can also visit the Russian and French cafes within walking distance from the hotel.

The convenient location of the BaikalWood Eco Lodge & Spa allows vacationers to get to the main attractions of the island: guests can visit the Shamanka Rock, the Revyakin Museum of Local Lore, the Church of the Sovereign Icon of the Mother of God and much more.

Another option
Baikal Khan

Baikal Khan Olkhon Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir, Irkutsk Region, on Olkhon Island. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. There is a terrace, a bar, a children's room, and a sauna at guests' disposal. Attractions are located within walking distance: Sarai beach, Shamanka rock, museum. 

The spacious and modern rooms are provided with beds, bedside tables, a wardrobe and all the necessary furniture for living. Wi-Fi is available throughout the property. From the windows of the room you can observe a magnificent view of Lake Baikal. You can spend a good time on the terrace or on the summer veranda, there is an opportunity to visit the sauna. Children can have fun playing in the children's room with toys.

There is a delicious restaurant and a bar with friendly staff on site. There are grocery stores and cafes within walking distance.

Nearby there is the Sarai beach, the amazing Shaman's rock and the N. M. Revyakin Khuzhir Museum of Local Lore.

Aero Hotel 2* or "Angara" 3* or 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 20 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • transfers throughout the tour; 
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 picnic lunch;
  • excursions specified in the program;
  • habitation;
  • entrance to The National Park.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • 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 and transfers not included in the program;
  • equipment rental.

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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