Kayaking to the heart of Lake Baikal

Quite an informative tour to the heart of the lake – Olkhon Island, with rafting in calm weather and a sightseeing trip around the island. During kayaking, you will walk about 30 km. The rest of the time on the route there are excursions and rest at the tourist base.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 873
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 25 Jul – 1 Aug
    • 8 – 15 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
  • Tent
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic
Difficulty
Challenging
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Family trip
You can go on this tour with children and enjoy nature together
Cycling trip
Let's ride bicycles along the shore of Lake Baikal, take vivid photos for memory
Incredible adventures
Kayaking along the picturesque Small Sea with beautiful views of the rocks and islands

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting in Irkutsk. Transfer to Olkhon Island

    Meeting at the railway station in Irkutsk (9:50 local time. Information about commuter trains. The guide's phone number will be sent). 

    Departure to Olkhon Island as part of the national team (MRS stop).

    The road goes through the steppe expanses, where the Baikal Mountains can be seen in the distance. 

    On the way, we will have lunch at a cafe (payment on the spot). 

    Transfer to Olkhon is carried out by public ferry. 

    In case of a huge traffic jam, after moving by ferry, we leave by another transport (usually to the UAZ). 

    Each participant makes the ferry crossing with their own and group items on their own. 

    Accommodation at an economy class recreation center (outdoor amenities). 

    Today we need to put the necessary things in hermetic bags, and leave the rest at the base. 

    Dinner at the base or a cafe on your own.

    Meals: on your own.

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  • Day 2 - A trip to Cape Khoboy. Kayaking training
  • Day 3 - Rafting along the coast of Olkhon Island
  • Day 4 - Continuation of the alloy. Swimming in Lake Baikal
  • Day 5 - Completion of the alloy. Inspection of Shamanka Rock
  • Day 6 - Cycling along the shores of Lake Baikal
  • Day 7 - Caves in AYA Bay (optional)
  • Day 8 - Departure
Difficulty
Does not require special skills, but tourists must be physically fit: expeditions, long rafting, etc.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
  • Tent
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Basic

The tour provides accommodation at a campsite on Olkhon Island in Economy rooms for 3-5 people (on-site amenities), as well as overnight stays in tourist tents for 3-4 people.

On request, single and double occupancy is possible for an additional fee and subject to availability. Check the availability of camp sites and double tents when booking a tour.

The surcharge for double accommodation in the tour is 2,500 rubles.

The surcharge for single accommodation in the tour is 5,600 rubles.

Below are the possible accommodation options on Olkhon or similar.

Recreation center "Lada" or Recreation center "Shamanka" 4 nights
Recreation center "Lada"

It is located on the island of Olkhon, in the forest part of the village. Khuzhir, a 20-minute walk from Cape Burkhan (Shamanka rock).

Two large well-maintained two-storey guest houses receive tourists all year round and offer double and triple Economy rooms (facilities in a separate building on the territory).

The total capacity is up to 55 people. The rooms are equipped with everything you need: two single beds or one double bed, bedside table, mirror, carpets. Washbasin, toilet in a separate building on the territory.

In addition to residential buildings, there is a separate dining room on the territory of the base, where guests can taste real Siberian cuisine from a professional chef, a Russian sauna, a fireplace room and places to relax (gazebos).

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Another option
Recreation center "Shamanka"

It is located in the village of Khuzhir, on the island of Olkhon. The beach is within walking distance Sarai Bay and one of the nine shrines of Asia – Shamanka Rock. It offers a terrace, free Wi-Fi and free private parking.

8 rooms with a capacity of up to 3 people from economy class are offered for accommodation. In the rooms: two separate beds or one double bed, bedside tables, mirror.

On the territory of the recreation center there is a spacious dining room with 30 seats in a panoramic hall overlooking Lake Baikal. A continental breakfast and an a la carte breakfast are served every morning.

Tent camp 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 15 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting in Irkutsk, transfer and transportation according to the program;
  • group first aid kit and equipment;
  • guide services;
  • guided tours according to the program (except trips to caves, Sacred Island, Small Sea Islands, etc.), entrance tickets to the museum (except the museum of minerals);
  • accommodation according to the program (camp sites and tents) (3-4 beds, 1 and 2 beds are paid additionally);
  • payment for visiting the national park;
  • meals according to the program:
  • 1 day – not included;
  • Day 2 – breakfast, lunch, dinner;
  • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch, dinner;
  • Day 4 – breakfast, lunch;
  • Day 5 – breakfast;
  • Day 6 – breakfast;
  • Day 7 – breakfast;
  • Day 8 – breakfast.
  • purchase of products and drop them off at the beginning of the route;
  • bike rental on day 5.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • bathhouse from 2500 per hour. Payment on the spot;
  • a trip to the caves of 2500-3000 rubles.;
  • dinners on 1,5,6,7,8 day, lunches on 1,5,6,7,8 day;
  • cook's services (on request, and so they cook everything in turn). The cost starts from 5000 rubles per day. Payment at the time of booking;
  • translation services (for foreign citizens). The cost starts from 8000 rubles per day. Payment at the time of booking;
  • The Revyakin Museum is about 250 rubles. Payment on the spot;
  • additional bicycle rental for a day from 600 rubles. Mopeds, saps from 1000 rubles. Payment on the spot
  • fishing services – from 8000 rubles per team group; Payment on site;
  • horseback riding - from 1,500 per hour (book in advance). Payment on the spot;
  • a tour of the Small Sea or the Golden Triangle – about 3,500 rubles. It is booked in advance, payment to the guide on the spot;
  • The south of the island or the Sacred island of Ogoy – from 2500 rubles per person. It is booked in advance, payment to the guide on the spot.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  1. A passport (birth certificate for the child), an MHI policy, a certificate from a therapist if there are chronic diseases (the tourist assumes responsibility for his health on the tour).
  2. The mat is polyurethane.​​​​​​​
  3. The headlamp.
  4. Sunglasses.
  5. Sleeping bag – temperature regime depending on the time of year and place of travel.
  6. Spoon, mug, plate, knife.
  7. A rain cape is only for routes where the temperature stays above zero.
  8. Matches sealed in polyethylene or plastic packaging, or a lighter.
  9. Individual first aid kit (with the necessary set of personal medicines, no more than 200 grams).
  10. Photo camera.
  11. A thermos or a plastic bottle.
  12. Protective equipment against bites of blood-sucking insects (mainly on routes where the temperature does not drop below zero).
  13. Sunburn products (required in the mountains and traveling by water).
  14. Underwear – at least 2-3 sets.
  15. Thermal underwear (set depending on the season, jacket + tights) – 1-2 pcs.
  16. Trousers are light, sporty, for daily wear, appropriate for the time of year.
  17. Jacket, "fleece", etc. – 1-2 pcs. (preferably made of modern synthetic materials).
  18. A storm suit is a jacket and trousers. Availability is mandatory (in summer – for protection from wind and rain).
  19. Socks are simple (or trekking) – 2-4 pairs.
  20. Wool socks (trekking, insulated) – at least 2 pairs.
  21. Shoes, 2 pairs: trekking boots and sneakers with thick soles or sneakers + rubber boots with a liner and a warm insole (recommended for water routes along Lake Baikal). For rafting on mountain rivers, it is advisable to have clothes made of neoprene (you can rent them).
  22. Light sneakers on request (for crossings, recreation centers, on trains, etc.).
  23. Trekking poles are recommended only for hiking routes, combined at the discretion of the participants.
  24. A cap with a visor and a cap;
  25. Personal hygiene products (toothbrush and paste, toilet paper, etc.);
  26. Gloves are simple – 2 pairs.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 873
    25 Jul – 1 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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    8 – 15 Aug 8 days 7 nights
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