The awakening of Lake Baikal. May holidays

Special offer! Last places! The last 6 seats for the date of May 9-12 at a price of 33,500 rubles.

The May holidays are considered a good time to visit Lake Baikal. 

The first flowers are blooming, the weather is warm enough in the afternoon, the sun is shining brightly, nature is coming to life – no wonder our tour is called “Awakening of Lake Baikal". 

The fascinating sight of the Baikal ice drift is especially memorable. 

And a small tourist flow at this time gives you the opportunity to retire with the nature of the lake, feel and see all its mystery and beauty.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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US$ 364
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 27 – 30 Apr, 2025
    • 8 – 11 May, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 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

Olkhon
The heart of Lake Baikal is a mystical rock that attracts tourists from all over the world
Cape Khoboy
Let's feel the energetic unity with the nature of this place
Baikal Museum
Let's take a picture with a seal and explore the variety of plants and animals in the lake area

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Listvyanka

    Our guide will meet you at Irkutsk airport, and after meeting the group, immediately transfer to Listvyanka. 

    The village is the center of Baikal tourism – it is even called the "Gateway to Lake Baikal"! 

    We will stay at the hotel and then go on a sightseeing tour.

    The Baikal Museum will provide an opportunity to get to know the lake better. 

    You will see the real Baikal seal, study the geology, flora and fauna of Lake Baikal. 

    As an additional service, we offer to "dive" to the lake bottom in a virtual bathyscaphe!

    We go to the Chersky Stone observation deck. 

    To do this, we will use the cable car. 

    From the top you will have an amazing view of the Khamar-Daban ridges, the Listvyanka water area and the source of the Angara River. 

    In the evening, we will gather at the hotel for dinner and share our impressions of the first day.

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  • Day 2 - Listvyanka – Olkhon – Khuzhir
  • Day 3 - Khuzhir – Cape Khoboy – Khuzhir
  • Day 4 - Olkhon – Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

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

  • Listvyanka: Krestovaya Pad Hotel (1 night) or similar in class;
  • Olkhon: recreation center "Olkhonsky teremas" (2 nights) or similar in class;

Surcharge for single occupancy: 6,900 rubles.

Krestovaya Pad Hotel 3* 1 night

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 breakfast menu is provided.

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" 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Russia, 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;
  • excursion to the Baikal Museum;
  • excursion to the Chersky stone;
  • meals according to the program:
    • 1 day - not included;
    • Day 2 - breakfast;
    • Day 3 - breakfast, lunch-picnic;
    • Day 4 - breakfast;
  • 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;
  • 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 swimming 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 be useful during 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 that facilitate digestion, 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. While 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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    27 – 30 Apr, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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    8 – 11 May, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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