Baikal circumnavigation

On this journey, you will immerse yourself in history, local religion and enjoy the incredible beauty of Lake Baikal.

You will visit Ivolginsky Datsan, Olkhon Island – the center of shamanism with a record amount of sunlight, natural monuments and ancient legends, as well as Chivyrkuysky Bay and much more.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 1 676
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Duration
10 Days
9 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 Jul – 5 Aug
    • 10 – 19 Aug
    • 20 – 29 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    1 night
  • Train
    1 night
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Mini cruise to the West of Lake Baikal
A pleasant boat trip across Lake Baikal awaits us
Ivolginsky datsan
Let's feel the strongest energy of Buddhist dugans and sacred stupas
Picnic on the shore
Let's refresh ourselves with Baikal fish soup in the fresh air with a magnificent view of the lake
Gorgeous sandy beaches
We will enjoy relaxing on sandy beaches and wonderful views in the most beautiful bays of the lake
The Golden Buckle of Russia
We will admire the unique structures, as well as walk through tunnels and stone bridges
Inhabitants of Lake Baikal
Let's get acquainted with the cutest seals and hundred-kilogram sturgeons in the aquariums of the Baikal Museum

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk. The Taltsy Museum. Listvyanka. Baikal Museum

    Welcome to Irkutsk! 

    The meeting takes place in 2 stages: 

    • at the airport 8-8.30 (inside the building at the exit to the city with a sign "Baikal Circumnavigation");
    • at the railway station 9-9.30 (meeting with a sign at the exit to the city inside the railway station building).

    After gathering the group, we go to breakfast. 

    Our trip to Irkutsk begins with a sightseeing tour. 

    We will introduce you to the history of our city. 

    After exploring the Siberian city, the group goes to Listvyanka village.

    Listvyanka can rightfully be called the gate of Lake Baikal, for many tourists it is here that the acquaintance with the great lake begins. 

    On the way, we will visit the ethnographic open-air museum complex "Taltsy".

    The museum recreates the cultural and everyday life of the Siberian village of the 17th and 19th centuries.

    Here you will see the estates of wealthy peasants, the Spasskaya Tower of the Ilimsky ostrog, the Parish Council, the parish school, the temple of the Kazan Icon of the Mother of God of the 17th century. 

    What is especially interesting is that each courtyard of the museum has its own exposition, you can go into each house and plunge into the atmosphere of those times. 

    After visiting the museum, we continue on our way to Listvyanka. 

    First, we will be greeted by a Shaman-a stone covered with myths and legends. 

    Many people know the legend of the love of Angara and Yenisei. 

    After visiting the Baikal Museum, you will meet the inhabitants of the lake here. 

    Seals, hamaruses, gobies, sponges – these are the amazing organisms that live in Lake Baikal. 

    A walk through Listvyanka with a visit to the fish market and souvenir stalls. 

    Lunch during the tour. 

    Accommodation in a hotel/recreation center (room amenities).

    Guide: Yes.

    Meals: breakfast, lunch.

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  • Day 2 - Tour of the Circum-Baikal Railway
  • Day 3 - City tour of Ulan-Ude. Ivolginsky datsan. Village of Old Believers – Tarbagatai
  • Day 4 - Maksimikha village
  • Day 5 - Chivyrkuysky Bay
  • Day 6 - Free day. Optional tour of the Barguzin Valley
  • Day 7 - Mini cruise to the West coast of Lake Baikal
  • Day 8 - Cape Khoboy
  • Day 9 - Free day. Additional excursions on request
  • Day 10 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    1 night
  • Train
    1 night
  • Hotel
    1 night
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in hotels.

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

2-3-localSurcharge for 1-bed
147 49029 700
Guest house "Demidov Manor" or similar 1 night

Offering a garden, free parking and a children's playground, Manor Demidova Guest House is located 50 metres from the shore of Lake Baikal in Listvyanka Village. Some rooms have a view of the lake. 

There is also a shared lounge with a TV. 

Laundry services are available upon request. 

Breakfast is served in the guest house's restaurant. A grocery store is a 1-minute walk away. You can play table tennis at the guest house, and bike hire is available.

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Compartment 1 night
Buryatia Hotel or similar 1 night
Recreation center "Kumutkan" or similar 3 nights
Recreation center "Baikal World" or similar 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
10 days 9 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting in Irkutsk;
  • guided tours according to the tour program:
    • sightseeing tour of the city of Irkutsk;
    • Ethnographic museum "Taltsy";
    • Baikal Museum with aquariums;
    • tour of the Circum-Baikal Railway (KBZHD);
    • the Museum of Minerals in Slyudyanka;
    • Ulan-Ude city tour;
    • Ivolginsky datsan;
    • Tarbagatai village of Old Believers;
    • Maximikha;
    • Barguzin Bay;
    • Chivyrkuysky Bay;
    • mini cruise from the east to the west coast of Lake Baikal;
    • walking tour along the coast of the Small Sea;
    • full-day car tour of Olkhon Island to Cape Khoboy;
    • guide support according to the tour program;
    • entrance tickets to the Baikal Museum, the Taltsy Museum; 
  • passage Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Kbzhd – Slyudyanka – Ulan-Ude – Maksimikha – Small Sea – Irkutsk;
  • meals according to the tour program:
    • Day 1 – breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch;
    • Days 4-9 – breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 10 – breakfast;
  • accommodation (2-3-bed accommodation): Listvyanka (good. room), train (compartment), Ulan-Ude (good. room), Maximikha and the Small Sea (good. number).

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 not included in the program; 
  • individual service.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • windbreaker jacket and warm sweatshirts;
  • raincoat;
  • cap/ hat/ bandana/ shawl;
  • light hat;
  • swimsuit;
  • T-shirts/long sleeve shirts;
  • trousers;
  • for women, a dress or skirt below the knees (for visiting temples);
  • sneakers;
  • sandals;
  • shoes for the beach.

Camping equipment:

  • sunscreen (protection factor of at least 20);
  • sunglasses (with at least 2 UV protection);
  • mosquito repellents (it is better to buy in Irkutsk, because they may not be allowed on the plane);
  • personal first aid kit;
  • personal hygiene products;
  • rain cape;
  • photo and video equipment, as well as spare flash cards, batteries, accumulators;
  • small water bags for documents;
  • a small backpack or handbag for day trips;
  • thin gloves;
  • umbrella;

Documents:

  • passport;
  • compulsory medical insurance policy;
  • the child needs a birth certificate;
  • for children under the age of 18 traveling on the route accompanied by a person responsible for them (without parents), it is necessary to have a notarized consent from both parents.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 676
    27 Jul – 5 Aug 10 days 9 nights
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  • US$ 1 676
    10 – 19 Aug 10 days 9 nights
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  • US$ 1 676
    20 – 29 Aug 10 days 9 nights
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