The awakening of Lake Baikal. May Tour

Special offer! 20% discount on check-in from April 29th! The benefit is 16,050 rubles!

The junction of the seasons is a time of contrasts and wonders, a time to be alone with the protected nature and see even the most popular locations without people. Look at how Lake Baikal wakes up after a long winter: huge ice floes crawl across the water surface, forming bizarre patterns, baby snowdrops bloom on sunny slopes, round-sided seals get out to bask in the spring sun.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 902
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 28 Apr – 1 May, 2025
    • 8 – 11 May, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 8 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Immersion in Buryat culture
Let's go through the rite of purification by fire and listen to the fascinating throat singing
Picnic on the ice of Lake Baikal
We will have lunch right on the ice of Lake Baikal: we will try local delicacies and pickles
Traveling on Khivus
We will go to surf the ice expanses on the Hivus airship – safe and fast

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Golden Horde Ethnic Park – village Hoosier

    09:30 Meeting of the group with the guide.

    10:00 Departure from Irkutsk and departure to the Small Sea.

    12:00 Folklore program and lunch at the ethno-cafe "Golden Horde".

    14:00 Continuation of the movement.

    16:30 Arrival at the pier, boarding the ferry / SVP "Khivus" (depending on the ice conditions) and crossing to Olkhon Island.

    17:00-18:00 Transfer to the village. Hoosier.

    18:00-18:30 Arrival at the recreation center, check-in, rest.

    • Transport: Toyota Haice minibus, Mitsubishi Delica minivans.
    • Meals: lunch at the Golden Horde ethnic cafe, dinner on your own.
    • Accommodation: BaikalWood Eco Lodge&SPA hotel, comfortable Standard rooms.
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  • Day 2 - Cape Khoboy
  • Day 3 - The water area of the Small Sea
  • Day 4 - Return to Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation in a hotel.

The cost of the tour for 1 person with double occupancy when joining a group is 80,250 rubles.;

The surcharge for single occupancy is 11,250 rubles.

The cost of the tour for 1 person for individual groups depends on the number of people in the group:

  • for a group of up to 8 people – 83,500 rubles;
  • for a group of up to 6 people – 98,900 rubles;
  • for a group of up to 4 people – 118,900 rubles;
  • for a group of up to 2 people – 196,500 rubles.
The hotel "BaikalWood Eco Lodge SPA" 3 nights
The design of the BaikalWood Eco Lodge&Spa Hotel is inspired by nature itself and made of environmentally friendly materials. Thanks to the convenient location of the hotel, you will feel a sense of peace and closeness to nature. Room of the "Standard" category
  • Personal use items
  • Towels
  • Fridge
  • Fan
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Slippers
  • Tea accessories
  • TV
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Tour conditions

Group
up to 8 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • meeting at the airport;
  • Hotel accommodation;
  • meals (breakfast at the hotel, lunch during excursions);
  • transfers according to the program;
  • recreational fees of the national park;
  • services of a professional guide throughout the tour;
  • folklore program and a master class on modeling poses in the ethno-complex "Golden Horde";
  • freight of SVP "Hivus";
  • excursion to Cape Khoboy in Mitsubishi Delica minivans;
  • a walk along the eco-trail on Saraysky beach, including a transfer: "hotel — the beginning of the trail — hotel".

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the tour program;
  • alcohol and tobacco products;
  • souvenir products;
  • sauna on request.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Footwear. 

First of all, shoes should be warm and waterproof. Trekking boots and insulated boots will do. Felt boots and boots can no longer be used at this time of the year, because they get wet quickly and dry for a long time.

  • Outerwear. 

The jacket and trousers should be comfortable, warm, should "breathe" and be light. Wind protection is desirable!

  • Hat and mittens. 

It is better to take synthetic caps with windproof membranes (Windstopper, Windbloc). It is desirable that there be ear protection.

  • Gloves and mittens. 

To begin with, you need to take 2-3 sets of them, because they can tear, get wet, etc. Gloves are better to take from synthetic fabrics. A good option is thin gloves made of fleece or Polartec (in order to take pictures) and leggings made of waterproof materials (leggings are large mittens made of dense nylon). You can also take woolen mittens in stock.

  • Thermal underwear.
For spring tours of Lake Baikal, we recommend that you take summer, light thermal underwear made of fleece or Polartec. Check out the thermal underwear of the companies Yahoo, Red Fox, Virus, Bask.
 
  • And we also recommend taking:
    • Sunscreen (protection factor of at least 20). The sun is very bright on Lake Baikal in spring!
    • Balaclava (face mask);
    • Sunglasses (with at least 2 UV protection);
    • Headlamp (and spare batteries);
    • Trekking winter socks, as well as wool socks;
    • Bathing accessories (including towel);
    • A personal first aid kit (if you have any specific diseases);
    • MHI policy;
    • Photo and video equipment. You need telephoto lenses to shoot seals! With a focal length of at least 300;
    • If you have binoculars or a telescope, feel free to take it. We will have "public" binoculars, but personal is always better;
    • Attributes for a photo shoot (dresses, swimsuit, etc.).
For photo wrapping! Please note that, if possible, it is better to take all clothes and equipment in light or white color so that they do not stand out from the camouflage suit.
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  • US$ 902
    28 Apr – 1 May, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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    8 – 11 May, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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