By sea and by land. Excursions and recreation on Lake Baikal

Our distant ancestors called Baikal the sea for a reason – the great Lake is really very similar to the sea, with the only difference that the water in it is fresh and incredibly tasty... Going on a trip along our route, you will be able to see for yourself. And also to see how the Baikal Region and Transbaikalia differ from each other – two shores separated by an immense expanse of water, two capitals and three religions. There are many ancient legends, holy places and ancient rituals waiting for you, combined with bright sun, clean air, clear water and unique landscapes.

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 1 820
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Duration
11 Days
10 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 6 – 16 Jul
    • 3 – 13 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Train
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 25 people
Minimum age
1 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ulan-Ude
We will take a sightseeing tour of the capital of Buryatia, try the national cuisine and visit the Ivolginsky Datsan
Baikal
We will admire the beauty of the lake and relax on the coast
Irkutsk
Let's go on a sightseeing tour of the city and walk along the embankment of the Angara River
Baikal seals
Together with those who wish, we will get acquainted with the inhabitants of the lake in the Baikal Museum
Listvyanka
We will have a tour of the main village of the lake, where we can taste Baikal delicacies and buy souvenirs

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Getting to know the nature of Lake Baikal

    10:00 Gathering of the group at the Irkutsk airport.

    The day of the beginning of the journey and exploring Lake Baikal.

    We suggest starting it from the village of Listvyanka.

    Perhaps one of the oldest Russian settlements on the shores of the great lake.

    From time immemorial, Listvyanka has been the Gateway to Lake Baikal.

    Now it has turned into a tourist center, with equipped attractions, museums, cafes, restaurants, hotels and riding centers.

    In Listvyanka, we will take a sightseeing tour of the village with a visit to the observation deck of the famous Shaman stone, listen to the romantic legend of Lake Baikal, visit the current Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is the patron saint of all travelers and navigators.

    Those who want to learn more about Lake Baikal can go on an excursion to the Baikal Ecological Museum (additionalthe fee), where there are many exhibits telling about the inhabitants of Lake Baikal, they can even be seen live in the aquariums located in the museum.

    For indefatigable travelers, there is an opportunity to take a boat ride on Lake Baikal (additionalfee), walking or quad biking (additionalfee), along the forest shore of this picturesque lake.

    Pay attention to the purity of the water, the transparency of which can be assessed by looking at the water from the height of the coastal cliffs.

    This eventful day will end with a visit to the souvenir market adjacent to the fish rows, where you will be offered all the variety of Baikal fish cooked in various ways.

    We assure you, you will not be tempted to try Baikal delicacies!

    Return to Irkutsk.

    Meals included: lunch at the cafe.

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  • Day 2 - Olkhon Island, village Khuzhir, Cape Burkhan
  • Day 3 - Car tour to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 4 - Independent walks in the surroundings of Olkhon
  • Day 5 - Transfer to Barguzin Bay
  • Day 6 - Exploring the surroundings of the bay
  • Day 7 - Rest on the shore of Lake Baikal
  • Day 8 - Departure to Ulan-Ude
  • Day 9 - Sightseeing tour of Ulan-Ude
  • Day 10 - Excursion to the village of Old Believers
  • Day 11 - Return to Irkutsk, city tour
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Camp Site, Guest House
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Train
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Irkutsk (1 night), Ulan-Ude (2 nights), at camp sites on Olkhon Island (3 nights) and in Barguzin Bay (3 nights) on the basis of double accommodation, as well as overnight on the train (4-seater compartment). 

Single occupancy is possible for an additional fee32,500 rubles.

The possible placement options are presented below. Please specify the exact information when booking.

Angara Hotel or similar 1 night

It is located in the historical center of Irkutsk, on the central square, within walking distance from the Administration, the city embankment, and public transport stops. Within walking distance of all the main attractions, shopping malls, the central market. The distance to the train station is 2 km, to the airport is 8 km.

It offers 300 rooms of various categories with a total capacity of 502 seats, three restaurants (English pub, Chinese and European cuisine), a lobby bar, a sauna with a font and a relaxation area, a billiard VIP club, guarded car parking. A buffet breakfast is included in the room rate.

Rooms overlooking Kirov Square or the courtyard are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay: two single or one double bed, spacious wardrobe, comfortable work area, TV, telephone, free Wi-Fi, mini fridge, tea pair, private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, set of towels and toilet accessories (soap, shampoo, shower gel).

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Olkhon Camping Hotel  or Kopylov Manor Mini-Hotel 3 nights
Hotel in Ulan-Ude 2 nights
Campsite in the Barguzin Bay 3 nights
Overnight transfer 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
1 years old
Duration
11 days 10 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels in Irkutsk (1 night), Ulan-Ude (2 nights), at camp sites on Olkhon (3 nights) and in Barguzin Bay (3 nights), on the basis of double accommodation;
  • meals specified in the program;
  • transfers and excursions according to the program;
  • services of local guides for the excursion program;
  • Ulan-Ude – Irkutsk railway ticket (1st place in a 4-seater compartment).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • hotel accommodation before and after the start of the route (if necessary);
  • visit to the Taltsy Architectural and Ethnographic Museum;
  • excursion to the Baikal Ecological Museum;
  • other excursions and services not included in the program or indicated for an additional fee;
  • meals not specified by the program;
  • rental of sports equipment, bicycles, ATVs.

It's important to know

Is it possible to participate in the tour with children?

Children accompanied by adults are allowed to participate in the tour without restrictions.

Are plane tickets included in the tour price?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 820
    6 – 16 Jul 11 days 10 nights
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  • US$ 1 820
    3 – 13 Aug 11 days 10 nights
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