New Year's holidays on Lake Baikal. The Small Sea

New Year's holidays are a wonderful time when everyone begins to believe in a miracle and wants to be in a fairy tale. The ice kingdom of Lake Baikal, a sea of snow and delicious food, only noteworthy sights and entertainment. Treat yourself to a fairy tale!

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
US$ 577
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Duration
3 Days
2 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 2 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

The Kiss of Lake Baikal
Let's go through the famous rite of initiation into ice travelers
Delicious Buryat traditions
Let's learn how to cook the main national dish – buuz
Ice skating on Khivus
Let's go on a tour of the ice of the Small Sea on a miracle technique

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. Transfer to the Small Sea

    13:00 – start of the route from Irkutsk airport. 

    It is necessary to arrive in Irkutsk no later than 12:00. 

    Today we have a long, but interesting, road ahead – we are going to the Small Sea. 

    Along the way, the most beautiful winter landscapes await us: this is the dense Siberian taiga, rich meadows, and endless steppes. 

    The journey will take 5-6 hours in total, but in our comfortable transport it will fly by unnoticed.

    In addition, we will often stop to "babble" (the famous Buryat ritual of appeasing spirits). 

    Also on the way there will be a stop for lunch at a roadside cafe with Buryat national cuisine (self-paid). 

    In the late afternoon, arrival at the recreation center "Frigate" (Small Sea). 

    In the evening it will be possible to walk on the very fresh, but already so durable Baikal ice. 

    Meals: not provided.

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  • Day 2 - Excursion on the ice of the Small Sea on Khivus
  • Day 3 - The Golden Horde Ethnopark. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation at a recreation center on the Blue Sea.

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

 Double roomSingle room
the usual cost51 30079 490
the cost of the promotion is up to 1.1248 70054 400

The possible placement options are presented below. 

Recreation center "Fregat" 2 nights

"Frigate" is located in the picturesque bay of the Small Sea of Lake Baikal and occupies the eastern coast of the Ulan-Khada peninsula and Cape Burlyuk. You will receive a warm welcome, excellent food, a cozy stay and a well-maintained beach. And how fascinating the evening lighting of the base and especially the beach looks, which helps to absorb the energy of Lake Baikal in the evenings. This is the place where you can enjoy both outdoor activities and relaxing time on your own, with your family or with a friendly company. In the tour program, we offer accommodation in a 2-bed room with two single beds and a picturesque view of Lake Baikal. There are also two bedside tables, a wardrobe, a dressing table with a mirror and a pouf, bedside lamps. The room has a TV, electric kettle, refrigerator. Tea pairs, glasses and a decanter under water. In the bathroom: toilet, sink with mirror, shower, soap, shampoo, hair dryer, towels.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
3 days 2 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation according to the program (2 nights on the Small Sea);
  • transfers according to the program;
  • meals according to the program:
    • 1 day: not provided;
    • Day 2: breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 3: breakfast, lunch;
  • excursion to SVP Khivus on the ice of Lake Baikal;
  • picnic on the ice of Lake Baikal;
  • The Kiss of Baikal cocktail;
  • visit to the Golden Horde ethno-park with a folklore program and a traditional Buryat lunch;
  • services of a certified guide;
  • memorable gifts.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • medical insurance;
  • alcohol and tobacco products;
  • meals not specified in the program (organized on request);
  • Russian bath 5,500 rubles./2 hours/ 6-7 people;
  • a bath tub on the shore of Lake Baikal 5000 rubles./2 hours/up to 8 people.;
  • private transfer to the airport 3,000 rubles.;
  • accommodation in rooms of a higher category;
  • accommodation in a hotel (Irkutsk) from 5,500 rubles (if you plan to stay in Irkutsk for one more night after the end of the tour).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • a warm jacket or down jacket, warm trousers, preferably windproof (a ski suit will be very comfortable) the suit should be non-draughty and very warm, as well as everything else. We sharpen the blowouts: the winds on Lake Baikal are strong and cold. A down jacket and a jumpsuit are a great option for an expedition! 
  • hat (knitted or fur) and scarf;
  • good shoes are the key to your comfort. It is necessary that the shoes be warm and of high quality. You can take shoes made of both natural and artificial materials with you – each type has its advantages. For example, you will definitely not freeze in boots, but at the same time sports shoes are much lighter and more dynamic, artificial insulation dries faster. What you need to pay attention to: high-quality insulation, membranes, non-slip sole. Comfortable warm boots (without heels), preferably high. So that you can comfortably walk on snow and ice;
  • warm socks (wool or trekking);
  • fleece thermal underwear;
  • fleece jackets /sweatshirts /trousers;
  • fleece windproof gloves;
  • warm mittens or leggings;
  • fleece windproof hat;
  • thermal socks;
  • personal hygiene products;
  • sunglasses (!);
  • sunscreen (minimum 30sp, better than 50);
  • anti-weathering cream (nutritious, children's);
  • personal first aid kit (medicines you take;
  • constantly and essential medicines);
  • photo and video equipment;
  • chargers for your equipment, batteries, accumulators;
  • flashlight (regular, headlamp).
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    31 Dec, 2024 – 2 Jan, 2025 3 days 2 nights
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