Southern Baikal. Winter or spring travel

On this tour, you will visit four main resort sites on Lake Baikal: sacred Olkhon, energetic Listvyanka, majestic mountain Baikalsk and even the Republic of Buryatia - Arshan. 

We will visit the most picturesque places of Olkhon with ice caves and splashes, ride on the ice of Lake Baikal on Khivus, skate on the cleanest and largest natural ice rink, see methane bubbles in the ice and stilted trees, take a walk through the eco park, visit the waterfall and datsan in the mountains of the Tunka Valley. 

Location

Irkutsk
from
US$ 1 318
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 8 Jan, 2025
    • 8 – 16 Jan, 2025
    • 16 – 24 Jan, 2025
    • 24 Jan – 1 Feb, 2025
    • 1 – 9 Feb, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 19 people
Minimum age
2 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Hivus rides
Let's take a ride on a special hovercraft on the ice of Lake Baikal
Buddhist Datsan
We will visit one of the most unique Buryat religious buildings
Cape Khoboy
We will visit the "edge of the world" – the beautiful cape Khoboy

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk — Olkhon

    Meeting at the airport, railway station, or hotel in Irkutsk.

    Stop on the way at the Buryat cafe.

    Transfer to Olkhon Island.

    Accommodation at the campsite.

    Meals included: dinner.

    Length: by car – 300 km.

    Duration: about 6 hours.

  • Day 2 - Cape Khoboy and northern Olkhon
  • Day 3 - Cape Kobylya Golova and southern Olkhon
  • Day 4 - Olkhon — Listvyanka
  • Day 5 - Excursion to Sandy Bay
  • Day 6 - Listvyanka — Baikalsk
  • Day 7 - Excursion to the Baikal Biosphere Reserve
  • Day 8 - Excursion to the Tunka Valley
  • Day 9 - Baikalsk — Irkutsk
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale

The tour provides double accommodation in hotels and at the campsite.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the category of accommodation and selected dates, RUB.:

 EconomyStandard
regular dates117 300127 000
holiday dates 120 600133 200
surcharge for single occupancy on regular dates15 80022 500
surcharge for single occupancy on public holidays18 00026 800


 An option with partially comfortable ECONOMY accommodation:

  • Accommodation: Olkhon – Nabaimar Campsite – 2-bed room (facilities on the floor). 
  • Accommodation: Listvyanka – Arabesque Hotel – 2-bed room (facilities in the section for several rooms).
  • Accommodation: Baikalsk - Margobai Hotel - 2-bed room (facilities in the section for several rooms).
     

The option with comfortable accommodation is STANDARD:

  • Accommodation: Olkhon – Nabaimar Campsite – 2-bed room (room amenities). 
  • Accommodation: Listvyanka – Baikal Cedar Hotel – 2-bed room (room amenities).
  • Accommodation: Baikalsk - Margobai Hotel - 2-bed room (room amenities)


Holiday tours are calculated at holiday rates. Holiday tours include tours that partially or completely coincide with the dates:

  • January 01 – January 09
  • February 20 – March 10
  • May 01 – May 09
Nabaymar campsite 3 nights

It is located a 5-minute walk from the shore of Lake Baikal and the main attraction of the island of Shamanka Rocks (Cape Burkhan). 

The rooms of the Nabaymar Estate are heated, most of them are decorated in a rustic style. Laundry services and tourist information are also available on site.

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The Baikal Cedar Hotel or The Arabesque Hotel 2 nights
Margobai Hotel 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 19 tourists
Minimum age
2 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • placement according to the selected category;
  • nutrition:
    • Day 1: Dinner;
    • Day 2, 7: breakfast, lunch, dinner;
    • Day 3, 6, 8: breakfast, dinner;
    • Day 5: Breakfast, lunch
    • Day 4, 9: Breakfast;
  • transportation services:
    •   Day 1: Irkutsk - Olkhon
    •   Day 2: Olkhon
    •   Day 3: Across the Small Sea Bay
    •   Day 4: Olkhon - Irkutsk - Listvyanka
    •   Day 5: Listvyanka - Akademicheskaya Bay - Listvyanka
    •   Day 6: Listvyanka - Irkutsk - Baikalsk
    •   Day 7: Baikalsk - Tankhoy - Baikalsk
    •   Day 8: Baikalsk - Arshan - Baikalsk
    •   Day 9: Baikalsk - Irkutsk
  • sightseeing services:
    •   Day 2: Trip to the northern part of Olkhon Island
    •   Day 3: Khivus boat trip to Ogoy Island and the southern part of Olkhon
    •   Day 5: Sandy Bay
    •   Day 7: Visit to the Baikal State Nature Reserve in Tankhoy
    •   Day 8: Arshan Sightseeing tour: waterfall, Buddhist datsan

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • recreational fees (payment for entry to the national park, nature reserve, etc.);
  • other services not provided by the tour program;
  • insurance.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • comfortable shoes and warm socks;
  • replacement shoes;
  • warm jacket and trousers;
  • sweater or sweatshirt;
  • a hat or other headdress that protects from the sun;
  • bathing accessories, towel, slippers (for the bath);
  • sunglasses;
  • sunscreen cream (maximum protection factor);
  • If you are taking medications, take them with you.


Don't forget your camera and a great mood! ;)

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Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 1 355
    31 Dec, 2024 – 8 Jan, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • from US$ 1 318
    8 – 16 Jan, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • from US$ 1 318
    16 – 24 Jan, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • from US$ 1 318
    24 Jan – 1 Feb, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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  • from US$ 1 318
    1 – 9 Feb, 2025 9 days 8 nights
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