The summer fairy tale of Lake Baikal

Scenic walks and excursions, unimaginable views and pristine nature of the lake, mineral springs and places of power. All this is just a small part of the trip prepared for you through the territory of Siberia and Buryatia. 

You will immerse yourself in the ethnic diversity of Lake Baikal: traditional cuisine, places charged with powerful energy, ancient legends and national rituals.

Location

Irkutsk
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US$ 899
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 1 – 9 Jul
    • 8 – 16 Jul
    • 19 – 27 Jul
    • 26 Jul – 3 Aug
    • 2 – 10 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Barguzin sable
Let's get to know these cute animals, which are distinguished by curiosity and mischief!
Picturesque ridges of Khamar-Daban
We will climb the cable car and see the most beautiful panoramas of Eastern Siberia
Healing springs of Arshan
Let's go on a mini hike along the mountain trail and get some mineral water
The taste of Lake Baikal
Let's refresh ourselves with a hot picnic lunch with a view of the Baikal Ridges

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – the city of Baikalsk

    One step separates us from the meeting with Lake Baikal! 

    Get ready for dazzling views, extraordinary nature and energetically charged places of power. 

    We will meet at Irkutsk airport, you will get to know the guide and the rest of the group. 

    We get into the minibus, and our tour has begun! 

    Before we cross the city line, we will listen to an introductory mini-tour about Irkutsk: you will be shown the heart of the capital of eastern Siberia – its historical center. Then he heads to Baikalsk, located in a beautiful place in the south-east of Lake Baikal at the base of Khamar-Daban. 

    After checking into the hotel, we will have lunch and climb by cable car to one of the heights of the ski resort “Mount Sobolinaya". 

    It offers an incredible panorama of Lake Baikal and its coast. 

    Having captured the gorgeous views in memory and in the photo, we return to the hotel.

    Let's have dinner and discuss the day in a close circle.

    Included: dinner.

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  • Day 2 - The city of Baikalsk – P. Tankhoy
  • Day 3 - The city of Baikalsk – the village of Arshan – the city of Baikalsk
  • Day 4 - Baikalsk – Taltsy – Listvyanka village
  • Day 5 - P. Listvyanka – O. Olkhon – P. Khuzhir – Shamanka rock
  • Day 6 - P. Khuzhir – Cape Khoboy – P. Khuzhir
  • Day 7 - Free time in Olkhon
  • Day 8 - Olkhon – South of the island Olkhon
  • Day 9 - Olkhon Island – Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
  • Camp Site
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour includes accommodation in hotels and at a camp site.

  • in Baikalsk at the Grand Baikal Hotel (or similar);
  • in Listvyanka at the hotel “Krestovaya Pad” (or similar);
  • on Olkhon at the recreation center “Olkhonsky teremas" (or similar);

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

Double occupancySurcharge for single occupancy
79 00016 000
Grand Baikal Hotel 3 nights

Grand Baikal Hotel is located in Baikalsk, 3.2 km from the city center. It offers a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. This 3-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour front desk.

The rooms at the hotel are equipped with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. There is also a safety deposit box.

A continental or buffet breakfast is served every morning at the Grand Baikal Hotel.

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The Krestovaya Pad Hotel 1 night
Recreation center "Olkhonsky teremas" 4 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation specified in the program;
  • transfers according to the Mercedes Sprinter program;
  • excursion to Khoboy on the UAZ;
  • excursion to Arshan;
  • Tanhoi City Tour;
  • tickets for the cable car in Baikalsk;
  • excursion to Taltsy;
  • excursion to the south of Olkhon Island;
  • sightseeing tour of Irkutsk;
  • nutrition:
    • breakfast, except for the 1st day of the tour;
    • meals on 2,4, 6,8 days;
    • dinners on 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 days;
  • guide services;
  • recreational fees.

Paid extra

  • air train tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • alcohol and tobacco products;
  • additional services not specified in the program or specified for an additional fee. cost;
  • meals not specified in the program.

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, digestive aids, 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. During travel, 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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Dates and Prices

  • US$ 899
    1 – 9 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 899
    8 – 16 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 899
    19 – 27 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 899
    26 Jul – 3 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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  • US$ 899
    2 – 10 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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