Snowy Lake Baikal. Sightseeing tour

This tour has everything you need to take a vacation, break away from the hustle and bustle of the city and go towards the amazing winter Lake Baikal. We will show you the beauty of the snowless island of Olkhon, surrounded by ice fields and bizarre hummocks, and the snow-covered Tunka Valley framed by majestic mountains. 

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 952
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 2 – 10 Nov
    • 30 Nov – 8 Dec
    • 25 Jan – 2 Feb, 2025
    • 15 – 23 Feb, 2025
    • 1 – 9 Mar, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 25 people
Minimum age
1 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Traditional fun at the Taltsy Ethno-Museum
We can ride on the skins from a real Russian roller coaster
The amazing Tunka Valley
We will visit the crater of the volcano, healing springs and thermal baths
A piece of Buryatia with you
We will pick up souvenirs or medicinal herbs at the local market

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Listvyanka Village, Shaman-stone, St. Peter's Church St. Nicholas the Wonderworker

    10:00 Gathering of the group at the Irkutsk airport.

    Excursion to the village Listvyanka (65 km).

    On the way, we recommend visiting the architectural and ethnographic museum "Taltsy" (additional fee), where you can not only see the wooden architecture and life of the peoples of the Baikal region, but also participate in traditional winter fun: ride on skins from a real Russian slide, ride a sleigh or a three-piece or walk on stilts.

    In Listvyanka, we suggest you take a sightseeing tour of the village with a visit to the observation deck at the famous Shaman stone, listen to the romantic legend of Lake Baikal, visit the current Orthodox Church of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas the Wonderworker is the patron saint of all travelers and navigators.

    Lunch.

    Those who want to learn more about Lake Baikal can go on an excursion to the Baikal Ecological Museum (extra charge), where there are many exhibits telling about the inhabitants of Lake Baikal, they can even be seen live in aquariums located in the museum.

    It is worth finishing the day with a visit to the souvenir market adjacent to the fish rows, where you will be offered all the variety of Baikal fish cooked in various ways.

    Return to Irkutsk.

    Accommodation at the hotel.

    Free time.

    (incl. meals: lunch).

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  • Day 2 - Olkhon Island, village Hoosier. Shaman Rock
  • Day 3 - Cape Khoboy
  • Day 4 - Free day on Olkhon
  • Day 5 - Irkutsk
  • Day 6 - Arshan village, datsan, mineral springs, Kyngargi canyon
  • Day 7 - Tunka Valley
  • Day 8 - Return to Irkutsk, Kultuk observation deck
  • Day 9 - Irkutsk city tour, departure
Difficulty
For any person
Tour organizer's comments
  • Both beginners and experienced tourists can take part in the tour;
  • Children accompanied by adults are allowed to participate in the tour without restrictions;

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels and camp sites in Irkutsk (3 nights), Arshan (2 nights), Olkhon (3 nights) on the basis of double accommodation.

The cost of the tour for 1 person with double occupancy is 81,300 rubles.

The surcharge for single accommodation in hotels is 27,500 rubles.

Hotel 3 nights
Camp Site 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 25 tourists
Minimum age
1 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels in Irkutsk (3 nights), Arshan (2 nights), Olkhon (3 nights) on the basis of double accommodation;
  • meals specified in the program:
    • Day 1: lunch;
    • Day 2: breakfast, dinner;
    • Day 3: breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 4: Breakfast and dinner;
    • Day 5: Breakfast;
    • Day 6: breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 7: breakfast, dinner;
    • Day 8-9: breakfast;
  • all transfers according to the program;
  • services of local guides for the excursion program;
  • entrance tickets to museums according to the program (except those indicated for an additional fee).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • tickets for sightseeing sites and additional excursions not included in the price.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • boots or boots designed for severe frost;
  • a hat with the ability to cover the ears;
  • warm, windproof gloves;
  • a warm jacket;
  • a warm sweater or fleece jacket;
  • pants (ski pants are available);
  • socks (thermal socks and woolen ones);
  • thermal underwear;
  • sunglasses;
  • lantern;
  • the lipstick is hygienic.
Are plane/train tickets included in the tour price?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

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  • US$ 952
    2 – 10 Nov 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 952
    30 Nov – 8 Dec 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 952
    25 Jan – 2 Feb, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 952
    15 – 23 Feb, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 952
    1 – 9 Mar, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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