Siberian adventures: from Arshan to Lake Baikal

Siberia is associated with the taiga, unimaginable cold, excellent health of local residents, their cordiality and simple character. And it really is. On this trip you will see Siberia from different sides. This tour to Lake Baikal is created for those who are not used to sitting in one place, and are in constant search of vivid emotions and impressions!

Location

Irkutsk
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 20 – 28 Jun
    • 5 – 13 Jul
    • 19 – 27 Jul
    • 2 – 10 Aug
    • 16 – 24 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 15 people
Minimum age
7 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Circum-Baikal Railway
We will take a trip on an excursion train along the most picturesque road
The energy of Olkhon
We will spend a few days on the shaman island, which repeats the shape of Lake Baikal itself
Getting to know the culture
We will visit the Buddhist datsan — a place of strength, faith and tranquility

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Ascent along the Kyngarga mountain river to the waterfalls (Arshan village)

    In the morning at 09:30 we meet at the airport and at the railway station of Irkutsk, get acquainted, get our luggage.

    We take a minibus to the village of Arshan.

    Lunch at your own expense at a roadside cafe.

    Along the way, you will discover beautiful views of the Tunka Valley: snow-capped mountain peaks in the sun, green fields and rushing mountain rivers.

    Upon arrival, accommodation at one of the recreation centers in Arshan.

    After a short rest, you will have a simple climb along the Kyngarga mountain river to the waterfalls.

    The most famous and largest is the first waterfall with a height of 7 m. However, there are as many as 11 waterfalls on the river! And if you are patient and continue on your way, you will see truly picturesque pictures of a mountain river, waterfalls and majestic mountains.

    Return to the base.

    On the way (to the village of Arshan): 220 km, about 4 hours.
    Meals: dinner.

  • Day 2 - Buddhist Datsan
  • Day 3 - Circum-Baikal Railway
  • Day 4 - Listvyanka, Chersky stone, Baikal Museum
  • Day 5 - Olkhon Island, Shamanka Rock
  • Day 6 - Cape Khoboy, north of Olkhon Island
  • Day 7 - The southern part of Olkhon Island
  • Day 8 - Rest on the shore of Lake Baikal
  • Day 9 - Return to Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour provides accommodation in 2-bed Standard rooms in hotels in the villages of Arshan and Listvyanka, as well as in a mini-hotel on the island of Olkhon.

The cost of the tour is for 1 person. for different check-in dates, rub.:

 June 20-28, September 12-20
July 5-13, July 19-27, August 2-10,
August 16-24
from 1.04from 1.04
Double occupancy95 90098 900
Surcharge for single occupancy20 50022 500
Mini-hotel Baikal or The Tengri Hotel 4 nights
Mini-hotel Baikal

It is located on the island of Olkhon in the village. Khuzhir, just 150 m from the shore of Lake Baikal. The excellent location allows you to reach the significant attractions of the island – Shamanka Rock and Sarai beach in a few minutes on foot. All necessary infrastructure is also within walking distance: cafes, shops, souvenir shops, etc.

Some rooms have views of Lake Baikal, sandy beach and coniferous forest. The rooms are decorated in a rustic style and made of Baikal pine, so the air in them is saturated with the aroma of pine needles and resins. 

The Standard double comfortable rooms are located in wooden buildings and are available: two single beds or one double bed (additional installation is possible. seats), flat-screen TV, table, chairs, wardrobe or closet, private bathroom with shower, towels, mirror.

Set breakfasts are included in the price.

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Another option
The Tengri Hotel

Tengri Hotel is located on the picturesque and mysterious island of Olkhon, in the village of Khuzhir.

A 10-minute walk to Shamanka Rock and the snow-white Sarai beach, as well as to the main tourist points of Khuzhir.

A really good location, a beautiful view from the window and comfortable accommodation are all you need for a good holiday on Olkhon.

The rooms are made with maximum use of natural materials. Each room is equipped with a TV, a kettle, bedside tables, a wardrobe, and a private bathroom. Each room has a beautiful view of Lake Baikal and Sarai beach.

 A full breakfast is served on the ground floor of the hotel in the morning, after which the hotel staff will be happy to help plan your day on the island. Car, water, bicycle, and horse riding routes are available all year round. The surroundings of the Tengri Hotel are also ideal for independent walks. Walk, breathe, explore the expanses of Olkhon all year round!

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Irkut Hotel or similar 2 nights
Krestovaya Pad Hotel or similar 2 nights

Tour conditions

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

Included in price

  • meeting at 09:30 am (local time) at the airport or at the railway station in Irkutsk;
  • transfers according to the program;
  • accommodation in a hotel in Arshan village (2-bed comfortable rooms);
  • tour of the Circum-Baikal Railway;
  • accommodation in a hotel in Listvyanka (2-bed comfortable rooms);
  • tickets to the Baikal Museum;
  • tickets to Talci;
  • tickets for the Chersky Stone ski lift;
  • accommodation in a hotel on the island of Olkhon (2-bed comfortable rooms);
  • sightseeing tour to Cape Burkhan;
  • car tour to Cape Khoboy;
  • car tour to the south of the island;
  • meals according to the program:
    • Day 1 – dinner;
    • Day 2 – breakfast;
    • Day 3 – breakfast, lunch and dinner;
    • Day 4 – breakfast;
    • Day 5 – breakfast and dinner;
    • Days 6, 7 – breakfast, lunch-picnic, dinner;
    • Day 8 – breakfast and dinner;
    • Day 9 – breakfast;
  • guide support during the tour;
  • insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • transfer at the end of the tour to hotels, railway station, airport, etc.;
  • additional services not specified in the program or specified in the program for an additional cost;
  • alcoholic beverages.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

We recommend that you have it with you:

  • medicines – first aid supplies (bandage, cotton wool, patch, analgesics, antiseptics);
  • medications necessary for gastrointestinal disorders;
  • in the presence of chronic diseases – medications that you usually take;
  • warm clothes (windbreaker, headdress) – for boat trips;
  • raincoat;
  • sneakers (waterproof shoes or have a replaceable pair);
  • swimsuit, lightweight headdress for sun protection;
  • tick repellent;
  • sunscreen;
  • flashlight (optional, for passing the KBZHD tunnel).
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Dates and Prices

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    20 – 28 Jun 9 days 8 nights
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    5 – 13 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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    19 – 27 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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