We will start our journey with a leisurely acquaintance with Irkutsk. After that, we will open the gates of Lake Baikal — Listvyanka, visit the Baikal Museum with the inhabitants of the lake and the impressive open-air ethnographic complex "Taltsy".

We will get to Siberian Switzerland — Arshan with its bright sun, blue sky and pristine taiga with spreading cedars. Most tourists do not know that there are waterfalls on Lake Baikal, and we will show them to you!

We will drive more than 250 km along the coast of the Small Sea, we will be surprised by the splendor of the changing landscapes and keep the most vivid impressions in our memory.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 974
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Duration
10 Days
9 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 Jul – 5 Aug
    • 17 – 26 Aug
    • 7 – 16 Sep
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Guest House
    1 night
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Inhabitants of Lake Baikal
Let's get acquainted with the cutest seals and learn a lot of interesting things at the lake museum
Cape Khoboy Energy
We will visit the site where the pan-Mongolian shamanic tailagans are performed
Legends of the Sacred Lake
The guide will tell us interesting facts about Lake Baikal, its flora and fauna
Hearty Buryat cuisine
Let's try the famous Buryat buzas
Waterfalls and springs of Arshan
We will walk along the picturesque trails to the beautiful waterfall
The Golden Buckle of Russia
We will admire the unique structures, as well as walk through tunnels and stone bridges

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk

    Arrival in Irkutsk, gathering of the group. 

    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);
    • at the railway station 9-9.30 (meeting with a sign on the street, at the entrance of the suburban ticket offices);

    Sightseeing tour of the city of Irkutsk.

    We start from the place where in 1661 Yakov Pokhabov founded the Irkutsk prison, here we will see the most memorable and ancient shrine of Irkutsk – the Church of the Savior, the colorful Epiphany Cathedral, the Polish Church, the Eternal Flame, the Moscow Gate, a monument to the Pioneers. 

    The Znamensky Monastery, next to it is a monument to Kolchak. Then along Karl Marx Street (historical name – Bolshoy Prospekt) We will go to Gagarin Boulevard. 

    No less interesting sightseeing sites are located here: the monument to Emperor Alexander III, erected here in honor of the completion of the Great Trans–Siberian Railway, the only Moorish Castle in Siberia – the building that now houses the Irkutsk Museum of Local Lore, the White House (or Sibiryakovsky Palace) - the house that belonged first to the merchants Sibiryakov, and then for a long time It served as the residence of the Governor-General of Eastern Siberia. 

    Then we will visit a new tourist center with restored historical buildings – "Irkutsk Sloboda" (or the so-called 130th quarter). 

    Let's get to know babr here.

    Lunch at the restaurant during the tour. 

    Transfer to the hotel, accommodation.

    Free time, rest. 

    Dinner on your own. 

    Guide: Yes. Meals: breakfast, lunch.

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  • Day 2 - Talci and Listvyanka
  • Day 3 - KBZHD – Tunka Valley – Arshan
  • Day 4 - Arshan
  • Day 5 - Free day
  • Day 6 - Transfer to Irkutsk
  • Day 7 - The Small Sea
  • Day 8 - Excursion to Olkhon Island to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 9 - Recreation at the tourist base
  • Day 10 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Guest House
    1 night
  • Camp Site
    6 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels, rooms with amenities.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 29,500 rubles.

Yakovlev Hotel or similar 2 nights

Yakovlev Hotel is located in Irkutsk, less than 1 km from Irkutsk Drama Theatre and 1.9 km from Volkonsky House. 

It offers rooms with a shared lounge, free Wi-Fi in all areas and free private parking. The hotel is 1.7 km from Irkutsk, 4.6 km from Irkutsk First Station and 5.4 km from Irkutsk Second Station. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Room service is available upon request.

The rooms are equipped with a TV and a wardrobe. All rooms are equipped with a kettle, and some have a kitchen with a fridge. Rooms at Yakovlev Hotel are also equipped with air conditioning and a work desk.

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Demidov's estate or similar 1 night
Recreation center "Irkut" or similar 3 nights
Recreation center "Baikal rainbow" or similar 3 nights

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • accommodation according to the program:
    • in Irkutsk – hotel (room with amenities);
    • in Listvyanka – hotel or recreation center (room with amenities);
    • on Arshan – recreation center or guest house (comfort room with amenities, booking in advance);
    • on the Small Sea – recreation center (comfort room with amenities, booking in advance);
  • meals according to the program:
    • Day 1 – breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch;
    • Day 3 – breakfast, dinner;
    • Day 4-Day 6 – breakfast;
    • Day 7-Day 9 – breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 10 – breakfast;
  • transportation and excursion services according to the program;
  • entrance tickets according to the program: Taltsy Museum, Baikal Museum, KBZHD, collection of the Baikal National Park;
  • excursions:
    • sightseeing tour of the city of Irkutsk;
    • Ethnographic museum "Taltsy";
    • Baikal Museum with aquariums;
    • Circum-Baikal Railway (KBZHD);
    • excursion to the waterfalls in the village of Arshan;
    • walking tour along the coast of the Small Sea;
    • a full-day excursion to Olkhon Island to Cape Khoboy.

Paid extra

  • air or railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • additional services of the hotel and recreation center;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • placement of another level;
  • individual service;
  • additional excursions;
  • additional payment for a guaranteed place from Lake Baikal: 2000 rubles per person;
  • Lunch on KBZHD – there is no cafe on the train, please take care of meals during the tour in advance (order meals on the train (when booking a tour: lunch 1300 rubles, order a lunch box (1000 rubles), or take lunch with you).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • passport (for children, 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;
  • compulsory medical insurance policy;
  • 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;
  • beach shoes;
  • 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.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 974
    27 Jul – 5 Aug 10 days 9 nights
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  • US$ 974
    17 – 26 Aug 10 days 9 nights
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  • US$ 974
    7 – 16 Sep 10 days 9 nights
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