The greatness of the Sayans and the power of Lake Baikal

Mysterious and powerful Lake Baikal, fanned by legends, indescribable beauty of nature and winter icy splendor. The inaccessible and impressive Eastern Sayan Mountains with icy waterfalls, hot healing springs and sacred Buddhist sites. You will visit both of these locations as part of a single tour! 5 days of travel will give you unforgettable memories and impress you with the original and vivid natural beauty of Lake Baikal.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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US$ 439
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 18 – 22 Oct
    • 25 – 29 Oct
    • 1 – 5 Nov
    • 8 – 12 Nov
    • 15 – 19 Nov
or
Accommodation
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 45 people
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Fascinating panoramas of Olkhon Island
We will find ourselves in one of the most famous locations on Lake Baikal
The atmosphere of places of power
Let's feel the energy of Shamanka Rock ringing in the air
Exploring Cape Khoboy
We will visit the most popular location in the northern part of Olkhon
Getting to know the "Keeper of Lake Baikal"
We will see an impressive modern sculpture made by the famous sculptor Dashi Namdakov
Let's discover the healing springs of Arshan
We will go to the famous waterfalls, visit the Buddhist temple monastery, try the local mineral water

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Meeting. A trip to the heart of Lake Baikal – Olkhon Island

    Upon arrival in Irkutsk, the journey to the heart of Lake Baikal – Olkhon Island begins.

    Olkhon is a truly unforgettable and one of the most famous places on Lake Baikal, which is rightfully called a place of strength and especially powerful energy! 

    Olkhon is considered a sacred territory, a concentration of shamanism in Central Asia. 

    It is visited by pilgrims from all over the world. According to legend, Genghis Khan is buried here.

    You will leave Irkutsk approximately at 10 a.m. 

    The path will run along roads with picturesque views – you will touch the charm of the Baikal nature on the way to Olkhon.

    Your way to the ferry crossing will be along the "Martian Road", as our tourists often say about the Tagheran steppes

    Landscapes really transport you to some kind of alien reality!

    You will get to Olkhon Island by ferry, and then go along the steppe part of Olkhon to its center – the village of Khuzhir, where you will check into hotels.

    In the evening, you have free time, which you can spend exploring the surroundings of the village. 

    Within walking distance from the hotels on Olkhon is the business card of Lake Baikal – Cape Burkhan (Shamanka rock). 

    Shamanka is included in the attractions of the Baikal National Park. 

    Tourists note the energy of the place ringing in the air, you can feel it on your skin and it is difficult to find words to express delight! 

    After enjoying the beautiful views, imbued with the energy of the sacred place, your first day of travel is coming to an end. 

    Tomorrow you will have an even closer acquaintance with Lake Baikal and Olkhon.

    You will find: Tazheran steppes, ferry crossing, Lake Baikal, Cape Burkhan (Shamanka rock).

    Included in the price: group transfer, accommodation.

  • Day 2 - Excursion to the north of the island to Cape Hoboy
  • Day 3 - Farewell to Olkhon, the road to Irkutsk
  • Day 4 - A trip to the Eastern Sayans
  • Day 5 - Visit to the Pearl hot springs
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    2 nights
  • Hotel
    2 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation for:

DirectionStandard placement
Standard rooms
Comfort accommodation
Olkhon (2 nights)BO Baikal terra
Olkhon Camping Hotel
Baikal Khan Hotel
hotel Dacha "BaikalEko"
Port Olkhon Art Hotel
BaikalWood Eco Lodge & Spa Hotel
hotel "Villa Malina"
Irkutsk (1 night)
Angara Group of Companies
The Rus Hotel
The Air Harbor Hotel
The Aero Hotel
hotel "Matreshka"
The Riverside Hotel
hotel "Irkutsk city center"
Baikal – North Sea Hotel
Baikal Forest Hotel
Arshan (1 night)
Irkut Hotel
Tuyana Group of Companies
The Snowdrop Hotel
Korona Park Hotel
the family estate "Sunny"

It is possible to accommodate up to 4 people in a room (if it is a family). 

The cost of accommodation depends on the chosen comfort level:

  • Standard – a comfortable room equipped with a private bathroom (shower and toilet), with the number of beds according to the number of residents;
  • Comfort – a more spacious and comfortable room in comparison with the "standard" category, equipped with a modern design (shower and toilet inside).

The possibility of staying in a particular accommodation facility also depends on the workload and available dates. For more information, please contact the tour operator.

The cost of accommodation, depending on the selected rate for 1 person, RUB.:

StandardComfort
43 00053 000

Surcharge for single accommodation for 1 person, RUB.:

StandardComfort
15 00019 000

Check-in is possible on the tour.

Olkhon Camping Hotel or "Baikal Terra" or 2 nights
Olkhon Camping Hotel

Standard level accommodation facilities — cozy rooms with a private bathroom on Olkhon Island.

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Another option
"Baikal Terra"

Standard level accommodation facilities — cozy rooms with a private bathroom on Olkhon Island.

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Another option
Baikal Khan hotels, BaikalEko Cottage, Port Olkhon, BaikalWood Eco Lodge & Spa, Villa Malina

Comfort – a more spacious and comfortable room in comparison with the "standard" category, equipped with a modern design (shower and toilet inside).

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Angara Group of Companies, Rus hotels, Air Harbor, Aero Hotel, Matreshka, Riverside or hotels "Irkutsk city center", "Baikal – North Sea", "Baikal Forest" 1 night
Irkut, Snowdrop or Korona Hotel, Solnechnoye 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 45 tourists
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • transfers throughout the tour;
  • breakfast (except the first day) ,1 picnic lunch at Cape Hoboy;
  • excursions specified in the program;
  • habitation;
  • guide services specified in the program;
  • the entrance to the National Park.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals, if specified in the program independently or at your own expense;
  • drinks and dishes not included in the main menu according to the program;
  • additional services specified in the program for an additional fee or not specified in the program;
  • additional excursions and transfers not included in the program;
  • equipment rental;
  • ice crossing on Khivus in the off-season (depends on the climatic situation).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • warm outerwear (for example, a ski suit);
  • comfortable shoes (non-slip boots);
  • headdress (warm hat);
  • warm clothes (thermal underwear, fleece, hoodies, scarf/buff);
  • warm mittens or gloves;
  • sunscreen (protection factor of at least 20);
  • sunglasses (with at least 2 UV protection);
  • bathing accessories: swimsuit, towel and slippers (for visiting the sauna/hot springs, if provided by the program);
  • personal first aid kit (if you need specific medicines);
  • photo/video equipment (spare flash cards);
  • portable charger (power bank);
  • toiletries;
  • small backpack (for excursions and walks);
  • the seat (tourist hob);
  • thermos (optional);
  • binoculars (optional).

Required: passport, MHI policy.

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