Half of Lake Baikal in 9 days

A great trip to the coolest and most interesting places of Lake Baikal. We will get an incredible amount of positivity and positive emotions, we will cross Lake Baikal from the west to the east coast! 

Only the best attractions: Baikal Museum, Circum-Baikal Railway, Sandy Bay, Irkutsk, Tazheran steppes, Olkhon Island, the center of Buddhism, thermal springs of Zmeina Bay.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
US$ 1 422
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 16 – 24 Feb, 2025
    • 23 Feb – 3 Mar, 2025
    • 2 – 10 Mar, 2025
    • 9 – 17 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
14 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ice skating on Lake Baikal
Let's go ice skating on the world's largest ice rink
Tageran Jipping
Let's go on an exciting journey through the Tazheran steppes in jeeps
Adorable furry friends
We will visit the sled dog center, ride a dog sled and arrange a photo shoot with malamute puppies
Circum-Baikal Railway
Let's take a walk through the tunnels of the tsarist times
Hivus rides
We will travel on the ice of Lake Baikal on an unusual transport

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. Talci. Listvyanka

    Meeting at the train station or at the Irkutsk airport before 10:00.

    Transfer Irkutsk – Listvyanka.

    Visit to the ethnographic museum of Taltsy.

    Let's get acquainted with the history of the Irkutsk region and admire the landscape of the winter forest.

    On request, riding on skins from a high mountain, playing snowballs.

    Hot lunch in a tavern (Russian style).

    Departure from Listvyanka.

    Stop at the source of the Angara River.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Rest. 

    Baikal Limnological Museum in Listvyanka.

    An inspection of the expositions and a virtual dive in a bathyscaphe to the bottom of Lake Baikal.

    Dinner at the hotel.

    • hotel complex "Legend of Baikal"/"Demodov Manor", double standard room.
    • lunch, dinner.
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  • Day 2 - Traveling on Khivus
  • Day 3 - Sled dog center. Irkutsk
  • Day 4 - Jeeping on Tagerans. Welcome ceremony
  • Day 5 - Olkhon Island
  • Day 6 - Crossing of Lake Baikal
  • Day 7 - Visiting the open thermal springs
  • Day 8 - Hospitable Buryatia
  • Day 9 - Return
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    4 nights
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in hotels and camp sites: standard + economy (with amenities in the room and with amenities on the floor along the route).

Below are the possible accommodation options.

Guest house "Demidov Manor" 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.

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Camping "Russian compound" 1 night
The Rus Hotel Complex 1 night
The Eldorado Hotel Complex 1 night
Nikita Bencarov's Estate 1 night
Buryatia Hotel 1 night
Guest house in Ust-Barguzin village 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
14 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in guest houses, tourist complexes, manors is double (according to the program);
  • excursions announced in the program;
  • meals specified in the program:
    • Day 1: lunch, dinner;
    • Day 2-7: breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 8: breakfast, dinner;
  • all types of transfers according to the program: minivan/minibus on the highway, UAZ/jeep off-road;
  • guide services;
  • payment for permission to visit the national Park.parks and nature reserves;
  • sauna according to the program.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back from Ulan-Ude or Irkutsk;
  • rental of ice floats;
  • skate rental;
  • accommodation in Irkutsk before the start of the route;
  • additional drinks and food (except those specified in the program).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Suitcase /bag / backpack + small backpack for active excursions.
  • Individual first aid kit: medicines for you personally, Band-Aid, elastic bandage, cream, etc.
  • Documents: passport, MHI insurance policy – packed in an airtight package.
  • Flashlight (with a spare set of batteries).
  • Photo camera.
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, etc.)
  • Shoes: comfortable shoes for the season! Boots/valenki/winter boots/EVA boots
  • Replaceable shoes: favorite slippers.
  • Socks – 2 p., warm socks – 2 p.
  • Change of underwear.
  • Swimsuit (for visiting thermal springs, if they are in the program)
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Insulated trousers and jacket are wind- and moisture–proof - you can ski insulated
  • a suit or a down jacket. WINDPROOF WITH A HOOD!
  • Comfortable clothes for staying indoors (tracksuit, jeans + T-shirt).
  • T–shirts/turtlenecks - the quantity is at your discretion
  • The sweater is warm or fleece (it is much lighter in weight and easy to dry).
  • Hat + scarf, balaclava is possible
  • Mittens/gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen (snow strongly reflects sunlight!)
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 1 422
    16 – 24 Feb, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 1 422
    23 Feb – 3 Mar, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 1 422
    2 – 10 Mar, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 1 422
    9 – 17 Mar, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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