We have collected all the most interesting things on the tour to show you winter Baikal! This is a real ice journey full of new experiences and discoveries!

Drive half of Lake Baikal on the ice in a Khivus, skate and buggy, climb into ice caves and grottoes. And also to see how different the Baikal ice is with its cracks, bubbles and bizarre patterns. And, of course, take photos in popular ice locations and take happy memories with you.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 1 352
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 7 – 12 Feb, 2025
    • 14 – 19 Feb, 2025
    • 21 – 26 Feb, 2025
    • 27 Feb – 4 Mar, 2025
    • 7 – 12 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Kilometers of Baikal ice
We will see the most beautiful ice and find out what methane bubbles are on Lake Baikal
Mysterious Olkhon
Let's see the fabulous ice caves and grottoes of the island
Let's go dog sledding
Charming Siberian huskies will not leave you indifferent
Buddhist Shrine
We will see the Buddhist stupa of Enlightenment, which contains various relics brought from different parts of the world
Unusual rides on Lake Baikal
Let's take a ride on the ice of Lake Baikal on an amphibious boat and buggy

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Olkhon Island, the first acquaintance with Lake Baikal

    Welcome to Siberia! 

    Today we start our tour on the Baikal ice!

    Waiting for you:

    • the first meeting and acquaintance with the Baikal ice;
    • ethnocultural program and acquaintance with Buryat culture and traditions in the Golden Horde complex;
    • tasting of national dishes of Buryat cuisine; 
    • the road to Lake Baikal, which will run along the snow-covered Tagheran steppes;
    • the mysterious island of Olkhon;
    • welcome dinner and acquaintance with all the participants of the tour.

    9:30 Meeting with tour participants at Irkutsk airport, transfer to Olkhon. 

    From 11:00 to 12:30 – folklore program and lunch. 

    At about 17 p.m. arrival on Olkhon Island, hotel accommodation, dinner, rest. 

    Meals included: lunch and dinner.

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  • Day 2 - Caves and grottoes of Olkhon Island
  • Day 3 - Small Sea, Ogoy Island, buggy riding
  • Day 4 - Olkhon Island – Ogoy Island – Aya Bay – Buguldeika village – Sandy Bay – Listvyanka village
  • Day 5 - Listvyanka
  • Day 6 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in Olkhon (3 nights), Listvyanka (1 night) and Irkutsk (1 night).

The surcharge for single accommodation is 12,000 rubles.

The Tengri Hotel 3 nights

Accommodation on Olkhon, 2-bed standard room.

Tengri Hotel is located on the picturesque and mysterious island of Olkhon, in the village of Khuzhir.

A 10-minute walk to Shamanka Rock and the snow-white Sarai beach, as well as to the main tourist points of Khuzhir.

A really good location, a beautiful view from the window and comfortable accommodation are all you need for a good holiday on Olkhon.

The rooms are made with maximum use of natural materials. Each room is equipped with a TV, a kettle, bedside tables, a wardrobe, and a private bathroom. Each room has a beautiful view of Lake Baikal and Sarai beach.

 A full breakfast is served on the ground floor of the hotel in the morning, after which the hotel staff will be happy to help plan your day on the island. Car, water, bicycle, and horse riding routes are available all year round. The surroundings of the Tengri Hotel are also ideal for independent walks. Walk, breathe, explore the expanses of Olkhon all year round!

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The hotel “Krestovaya pad” 1 night
Ibis Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting at 09:30 am (local time) at the airport or at the railway station of Irkutsk;
  • transfer Irkutsk – Olkhon Island;
  • ethnocultural program in the Golden Horde complex;
  • accommodation on Olkhon, Tengri Hotel, 2-bed standard room (3 nights);
  • Baikal ice tour – Shamanka Rock – Kharantsy – Sagan-Khushun – Cape Khoboy;
  • excursion to the Small Sea (Khuzhir – O. Elenka – Zama) on “khivus”;
  • lunch at the Arctic station;
  • buggy riding;
  • The ice crossing of Olkhon – Listvyanka on Khivus + Ogoy Island, Cape Kobylya Golova, Aya Bay, Sandy Bay, including picnic lunch;
  • accommodation in Listvyanka, hotel “Krestovaya Pad”, 2-bed standard room (1 night);
  • dog sledding (10 minutes);
  • excursion to the Taltsy Museum;
  • excursion to the observation deck on the Chersky Stone;
  • accommodation in Irkutsk, Ibis Hotel, 2-bed standard room (1 night);
  • meals according to the program: day 1 – lunch, dinner; day 2 – breakfast, lunch-picnic, dinner; day 3 – breakfast, lunch at the Arctic station, dinner; day 4 – breakfast, lunch-picnic, dinner; day 5 – breakfast, lunch-picnic, dinner; day 6 – breakfast;
  • transfer from the hotel to the airport;
  • guide support;
  • insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals at roadside cafes;
  • additional services not specified in the program or specified for an additional fee.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • documents (passport, MHI policy);
  • boots or boots designed for severe frost;
  • a hat with the ability to cover the ears;
  • warm, windproof gloves;
  • ice floats (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;
  • lantern;
  • the lipstick is hygienic.
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Discounts

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 352
    7 – 12 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 1 352
    14 – 19 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 1 352
    21 – 26 Feb, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 1 352
    27 Feb – 4 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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  • US$ 1 352
    7 – 12 Mar, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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