Secrets of Lake Baikal

Special offer! Discount on the last 2 seats in the check-in from June 23rd! The cost of the promotion is 56,800 rubles.

Our journey to the great lake will reveal the legends and secrets of its places. 

The program includes visits to the main Baikal shrines: Shamanka Rock, Cape Khoboy, Ogoy Island, Sandy Bay and much more! You will see stunning panoramas of the waters of the Small Sea and open Lake Baikal, stand at the "edge of the world" and enjoy the local cuisine with pleasure!

A journey about kilometers of roads, the deep waters of the largest lake on the planet and an unforgettable experience! Let's discover the secrets of Lake Baikal together!

Location

Irkutsk
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 23 – 28 Jun
    • 27 Jun – 2 Jul
    • 30 Jun – 5 Jul
    • 4 – 9 Jul
    • 7 – 12 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Baikal Museum
Let's take a look and take a picture with a seal, explore the variety of plants and animals of the lake
At the edge of the world!
Breathe in the fresh Baikal air and feel the energetic unity with nature at Cape Khoboy
Mystical Olkhon
You will see 13 sacred pillars of Serge, which embody the heroes of ancient legends

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Baikal Museum – Chersky Stone – Listvyanka

    You will be met at the Irkutsk airport, where you will meet the guide and the group. 

    Then transfer to Listvyanka and accommodation in a cozy hotel. 

    After taking a break from the road, we will go on a sightseeing tour. 

    The expositions of the Baikal Museum combine various knowledge about the lake. 

    You will learn about the local flora and fauna, geology and the history of the formation of Lake Baikal. 

    You can also get acquainted with the cute and mischievous endemics of the lake – Baikal seals!

    If desired, you can arrange a dive to the lake bottom in a virtual bathyscaphe. 

    On the observation deck of the Chersky Stone you will take magnificent photos of the snowy ridges of Khamar-Daban, the deep waters of Lake Baikal and the Angara River. 

    To get to this location, we will use a chairlift that will take us safely to the top. 

    In the evening, everyone will gather for dinner, where you will have the opportunity to share your first impressions of Lake Baikal!

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  • Day 2 - Listvyanka
  • Day 3 - Listvyanka – Olkhon – Shamanka Rock
  • Day 4 - Olkhon – Cape Khoboy – Olkhon
  • Day 5 - Free day
  • Day 6 - Olkhon – Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    2 nights
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Upscale

The tour includes accommodation in a hotel in standard rooms, room amenities:

  • Listvyanka: Krestovaya Pad Hotel (2 nights) or similar in class;
  • Olkhon: recreation center "Olkhonsky teremas" (3 nights) or similar in class.

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

Double roomExtra charge for a single room
63 10013 000

Discount on the last 2 seats in the check-in from June 23rd! The cost of the promotion is 56,800 rubles.

Krestovaya Pad Hotel 3* 2 nights

The Krestovaya Pad Hotel is located just 50 meters from the shore of Lake Baikal and offers scenic views. It offers a sun terrace and a sauna. 

Each room is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV.

The chalet-style rooms feature wooden paneling, a work desk, a minibar and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in some rooms.

The colorful bar-restaurant serves European cuisine and a variety of Siberian dishes from the Baikal region. A rich menu is provided for breakfast.

Guests can rent bicycles at the hotel and explore the charming unspoilt countryside. You can visit the Museum of Lake Baikal. It is 1.5 km from the Krestovaya Pad Hotel.

There is a bus stop 50 metres from the hotel. Irkutsk International Airport is a 45-minute drive away. An airport shuttle service is available for an additional fee.

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Recreation center "Olkhonsky teremas" 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting at the airport or railway station;
  • transfers along the entire route;
  • the guide's work throughout the entire route;
  • accommodation in comfortable double rooms of the "standard" category;
  • meals according to the program:
    • Day 1 – lunch;
    • Day 2 – breakfast;
    • Day 3 – breakfast;
    • Day 4 – breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 5 - breakfast;
    • Day 6 – breakfast;
  • excursion to the Baikal Museum;
  • excursion to the Chersky stone;
  • off-road vehicle tour (UAZ) to Cape Khoboy;
  • permission to visit the Baikal National Park;

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • additional services not specified in the program or specified in the program for an additional cost;
    • excursion by speedboat to Sandy Bay – 9,500 rubles/person.;
    • excursion by speedboat to Ogoy Island – 4,500 rubles/person;.
  • additional meals are not specified in the program or are indicated at an additional cost.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Windbreaker. Must hev is a waterproof windbreaker, preferably with a Gore-tex or Omni-Tech membrane, for example, Columbia or Helly Hansen. The jacket made of light fabric washes well after a hike to the caves and dries quickly. 
  • A warm jacket. It can be cold in the evenings and in rainy weather. If you are cold, choose clothes made of a material marked Windblock – it reliably protects from rain and wind. For example, Bask has them. For those who catch a cold easily, we recommend taking another light jacket and hat.
  • A baseball cap or a panama hat. In summer, the sun bakes here no worse than in the southern resorts. Without a headdress, it is easy to get sunstroke or heat stroke. Choose a light-colored headdress.
  • Long socks. In the Baikal region, ticks are most active in May and July. And although there have been no outbreaks of encephalitis in recent years, you should not forget about precautions. Take several pairs of classic long socks so that you can tuck your pants into them before going into the forest.
  • T-shirts and T-shirts. Take with you some cotton T–shirts and some synthetic ones made of a material with the DryFit system - they remove moisture from the skin and dry quickly. Look in Nike's collections. 
  • Shorts. They will become everyday clothes on hot days. Shorts made of elastic material, such as 4WayStretch, are suitable. 
  • Sweatpants. Any fleece pants, tights or regular sweatpants will do. If you are traveling for more than a week, take two pairs – one that dries quickly and is warm for the evening.
  • Running shoes. There are no paved roads here, so it is most convenient to move around in light and quick-drying shoes, which are available from Asics, Nike and Salomon. 
  • Trekking boots. You can expect long walks on the rocks, at the foot of the mountains, wet and slippery soil. If you buy shoes before traveling, be sure to carry them in advance, otherwise you will have to glue corns all the way. Shoes should be light, waterproof and well fixed foot. North Face, Keen and Scarpa have such models.
  • Sandals. It is good if they are with foot fixation or closed toe. Pay attention to the models from Salomon with the Contagrip sole – it provides better grip on the soil. 
  • Flip-flops or slates. They will be useful in the room if there is a cold floor, as well as for going to the sauna or pool. There are no special requirements for them, the main thing is that they do not slip, and it is convenient for you.
  • A sports bag. Suitcases are too bulky, so they are inconvenient to transport. Choose bags with sturdy handles and the option of cross-body socks. High-quality and indestructible models are made by North Face. 
  • A small backpack. It is convenient for transitions / crossings and is indispensable for hiking. One backpack for two is enough, with a volume of no more than 20 liters and a rain cape. For example, Osprey and Arcteryx produce models with a convenient frame. There you can put a camera, thermos, snack, hat, documents.
  • Sunglasses. The sun is active at high altitudes, UV rays can damage the eyes. Choose glasses with light polarization – they reduce glare from water and snow, protect your eyes and do not distort color perception. They will come in handy while skiing or boating on a yacht. In order not to run into a fake, buy an accessory from well-known brands, for example, RayBan and Oakley. 
  • Sunscreen. You can get burned in one day, so you will have to protect your skin daily. Choose a convenient spray format or a compact stick with high SPF.
  • Medicines. We recommend collecting a universal mini-first aid kit: antipyretics, painkillers, diarrhea remedies, digestive aids, antihistamines, antibiotics, etc. Unusual climate, seafood delicacies – it is unknown how the body will react, so it is better to be safe. 
  • A sports bag. Suitcases are too bulky, so they are inconvenient to transport. Choose bags with sturdy handles and the option of cross-body socks. High-quality and indestructible models are made by North Face. 
  • A small backpack. It is convenient for transitions / crossings and is indispensable for hiking. One backpack for two is enough, with a volume of no more than 20 liters and a rain cape. For example, Osprey and Arcteryx produce models with a convenient frame. There you can put a camera, thermos, snack, hat, documents. 
  • Repellents against ticks and mosquitoes. There are not many insects, but it can be problematic to buy funds on the spot, so count on it to last until the end of the vacation. It is worth taking aerosols to treat clothes and creams that are applied to the body. 
  • Bathing trunks/swimsuit. If you are waiting for spa treatments, bathing in thermal springs, baths, do not take swimsuits with metal jewelry or rhinestones - they burn the body and lose their appearance from external influences. Choose simple sports models.
  • Clothes for sleeping. When traveling, there are overnight stays in winter quarters or at recreation centers, where it can be cool at night. Warm pajamas will help you stay warm and have a good rest. Many travelers replace pajamas with thin thermal underwear.
  • A headlamp. It will provide optimal visibility in the dark when you return to the hotel after a long tour or gatherings around the campfire. Don't forget to put a couple of spare batteries with it.
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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 718
    23 – 28 Jun 6 days 5 nights
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    27 Jun – 2 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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    7 – 12 Jul 6 days 5 nights
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