May on Lake Baikal. Listvyanka, KBZHD, Arshan, Olkhon

Imagine that you are traveling along the shores of the great Lake Baikal and enjoying its breathtaking beauty. May on Lake Baikal is the time when nature wakes up from hibernation, the lake becomes juicy and blue, and the air is filled with the scent of blooming flowers. 

You will see the wonderful nature of Listvyanka and the mountains of the Eastern Sayan, the unique views of Olkhon Island, the engineering wonders of KBZHD and much more!

Location

Irkutsk
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 2 – 6 May, 2025
    • 4 – 8 May, 2025
    • 11 – 15 May, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 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

The flowering of the vermilion
We will see how the first spring flowers bloom, creating bright colorful paintings
Gold buckle of the Russian Steel belt
We will learn the history of the construction of the Circum-Baikal railway, about the life and history of the local population
Healing springs of Arshan
Let's try the healing mineral water and get energized in the hot springs
Immersion in culture
Let's get acquainted with the peculiarities of life and culture of the Buryat, Russian, Tofalar and Evenk peoples

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Irkutsk. Sightseeing tour of Listvyanka

    Listvyanka is a kind of tourism Mecca among all visitors to Irkutsk, the starting point of many sightseeing routes along Lake Baikal. 

    This is the closest place to the city where you can see the Pearl of Siberia.

    Listvyanka is a village located along the edge of Lake Baikal at the source of the Angara River. 

    On the way to Listvyanka, you will visit an amazing and interesting place – the Taltsy open-air museum.

    Taltsy is an architectural and ethnographic museum, where examples of wooden architecture of the past centuries are collected.

    The museum is located surrounded by a Siberian forest, which gives it an authentic look and an authentic historical atmosphere. 

    The guide will conduct an exciting tour, introduce you to the peculiarities of life and culture of the Buryat, Russian, Tofalar and Evenk peoples. 

    Not far from Listvyanka there is a legendary Shaman Stone, which is associated with a beautiful legend. 

    The Shaman Stone is located at the source of the Angara, which is almost a kilometer wide! 

    It almost never freezes, and it is especially interesting to visit this place in winter — on the one hand, Baikal is shackled by an ice shell, and on the other, the steadily flowing waters of the Angara River. 

    During your trip, you will also visit the Limnological Museum of Lake Baikal, which not only conducts expositional and educational activities, but also continues to engage in serious scientific research, and therefore you will not learn such information about Lake Baikal "first-hand" anywhere. 

    After the tour, you will return to Irkutsk and check into the hotel. 

    You will see: Listvyanka, Shaman-stone, Talci, limnological museum of Lake Baikal.

    Included in the price: guide, group transfer, breakfast, accommodation, excursion.

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  • Day 2 - KBZHD tour by train
  • Day 3 - One day tour of Arshan
  • Day 4 - One day tour of Olkhon
  • Day 5 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments
The tour is quite active, you will leave early in the morning every day, around 7:00, and you will return to the hotel around 20:00, take this into account when purchasing a tour.

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel in Irkutsk.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

placement
2.3-local 
Surcharge for 1-bed 
Standard65 00018 000
Comfort75 00024 000
Angara Group of Companies or similar (standard) or Baikal Forest Hotel or similar (comfort) 4 nights
Angara Group of Companies or similar (standard)

Angara Hotel is located in the historical center of Irkutsk: in Kirov Square.

The rooms are comfortable and cozy, decorated in a modern style and equipped with everything you need. The windows offer a magnificent panorama of the central square. Guests can visit the VIP billiard club. Guests of the hotel can also use the sauna and beauty salon services. Additional services: laundry, meeting room, conference room with 55 seats, luggage storage, parking, souvenir kiosk. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.

The Angara Hotel has restaurants: 3rd Floor, Peking Duck and London Pub. A buffet breakfast is served in the hotel's restaurants in the morning, and in the evening you can order various dishes of European and Siberian cuisine. 

Also, according to the standard rate, accommodation is possible in the following hotels: Rus Hotel, Air Harbor Hotel, Aero Hotel, Riverside Hotel.

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Another option
Baikal Forest Hotel or similar (comfort)

Baikal Forest Hotel is located in Irkutsk, within walking distance from the Jerusalem Mountain Historical and Memorial Complex. The hotel offers a 24-hour front desk, luggage storage, parking.

The room stock is represented by double rooms with one large or two separate beds. The interior is decorated in warm, bright colors, and each room has a fireplace. The basic amenities include a TV, a comfortable desk, air conditioning, a kettle, a refrigerator and a spacious wardrobe. The bathroom is equipped with a spacious shower cabin, a hairdryer, free personal hygiene products, a set of towels, bathrobes and slippers.

The food is organized at the highest level. The on-site restaurant serves delicious, gourmet dishes at affordable prices. Food and drink delivery is also available.

Also, at the comfort rate, accommodation is possible in the following hotels: the Irkutsk city center Hotel, the Baikal – North Sea Hotel.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • transfers throughout the tour (except for khivuses at the ferry to Olkhon); 
  • breakfast according to the program;
  • excursions specified in the program;
  • permits to visit the national park;
  • habitation;
  • guide services (if specified);
  • support of the organizer.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals, if specified in the program independently or at your own expense;
  • drinks and dishes not included in the main menu according to the program;
  • additional services specified in the program for an additional fee or not specified in the program;
  • additional excursions and transfers not included in the program;
  • equipment rental;

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

What are the organizational features of the tour?
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Dates and Prices

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    2 – 6 May, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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    11 – 15 May, 2025 5 days 4 nights
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