The Wind of Baikal's wanderings

A real wind of adventure will capture you and carry you through energetically powerful, impressive and incredibly picturesque places on Lake Baikal! You will see the Baikal heart — Olkhon Island, feel the fundamental nature and power of the majestic Eastern Sayans, visit the legendary Circum-Baikal Railway and get impressions that will be remembered for a long time!

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
US$ 1 005
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Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 – 29 Jun
    • 2 – 9 Jul
    • 7 – 14 Jul
    • 12 – 19 Jul
    • 17 – 24 Jul
or
Accommodation
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Hotel, Guest House
    3 nights
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
2 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Tour of the Circum-Baikal Railway
We will take a train along the famous railway and enjoy the incredible views
Waterfalls and thermal springs
We will visit the waterfalls and, if desired, take a look at the thermal springs
The Mystical Guardian of Lake Baikal
Let's be surprised by the impressive sculpture "Keeper of Lake Baikal" by Dasha Namdakov
Rocky canines of Cape Hoboy
We will see with our own eyes a cape, the rocky shores of which resemble animal fangs

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The road to Olkhon

    The meeting of the group in Irkutsk at 10.00

    The tour can be organized along classic and mirror routes, depending on the date of arrival. This means that all the activities and excursions described in the tour program will be organized in different sequences by day. For more information, see the Important to Know section.

    Group transfer to Olkhon Island. The path will run along a comfortable route along the "Martian Road", as our tourists often speak about the Tazheran steppes.

    Ferry crossing to the island. 

    Check-in.

    Free time. 

    Within walking distance is the business card of Lake Baikal, the most popular, recognizable and at the same time energetically strong location — Cape Burkhan, Shamanka rock. We recommend a walk there at sunset — the rays of the setting sun color the waters of Lake Baikal with burning shades. 

    Rest.

    Included in the price: group transfer, accommodation, lunch on the way to Olkhon.

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  • Day 2 - Excursion to the north of Olkhon Island to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 3 - Free day on Olkhon Island
  • Day 4 - Return to Irkutsk
  • Day 5 - KBZHD tour
  • Day 6 - The road to Arshan. Excursion to waterfalls, to datsany
  • Day 7 - Excursion to Tagarhai. Visiting the hot springs. Return to Irkutsk
  • Day 8 - Completion of the tour program
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • or
    Camp Site, Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Hotel, Guest House
    3 nights
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

During the tour we will stay in Olkhon Island (3 nights), Irkutsk (3 nights) and Arshan village (1 night). 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:

  • Economy – accommodation at a recreation center or in a hotel (facilities on the floor or in an adjacent building);
  • 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.:

Economy StandardComfort
83 00098 000132 000

Surcharge for single accommodation for 1 person, RUB.:

EconomyStandardComfort
15 75028 00052 500
BO "Shamanka", BO "Aldartai" or similar or Camping hotel "Olkhon", BO "Baikal Terra" or similar or 3 nights
BO "Shamanka", BO "Aldartai" or similar

Economy-level accommodation facilities on Olkhon Island.

Mini-hotel “Shamanka” is located next to the beach in the village of Khuzhir. It offers free Wi-Fi. The beach is just a 6-minute walk away.

The rooms feature a desk, a flat-screen TV, bed linen, towels and a terrace with lake views. All rooms are equipped with a refrigerator.

The recreation center "Aldartai" is located 600 meters from the center of the village of Khuzhir and one kilometer from Lake Baikal. Each room has a seating area and bed linen is provided. Appliances and furniture are provided with everything you need for a comfortable stay. 

There is a snack bar on the territory of the recreation center, where a large selection of soft drinks is provided.

Another option
Camping hotel "Olkhon", BO "Baikal Terra" or similar

Standard level accommodation facilities on Olkhon Island.

Offering a restaurant, Olkhon Camping Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir. Comfortable rooms divided into different categories are provided for the accommodation of guests. Each includes comfortable beds, necessary furniture. Some rooms offer magnificent views of the mountain or lake. Barbecue facilities are available at the campsite.

Baikal Terra Hotel is located 150 m from Lake Baikal. The rooms are decorated in a rustic style and feature a wardrobe and a desk. The standard rooms have a private bathroom. The rooms are located in two- and three-storey buildings.

There is a cafe on site. Barbecue facilities are also available. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including horse riding and hiking.

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Another option
Villa "Malina", TC "Saraisky" or similar

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

The four-star Villa Malina Hotel is a 3-minute walk from the beach. Each room has a seating area. Some rooms at Malina Olkhon Baikal Villa have a view of the patio and pool. All rooms have a private bathroom and a wardrobe. Towels and bed linen are provided.

It offers a restaurant, a bar and a terrace. This 4-star hotel has a 24-hour front desk. Personal items can be left in the luggage storage room. It offers free Wi-Fi.

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Bravo Hostel, Riverside Hotel or similar or Matryoshka Hotel, Aero Hotel or similar or 3 nights
State Enterprise "Arshan" or similar or Irkut Hotel or similar or 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
2 years old
Duration
8 days 7 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • transfers according to the program;
  • breakfast, except for 1 day, picnic lunch at Cape Khoboy; lunch on the way to Olkhon, lunch on the way to Irkutsk;
  • habitation;
  • excursions specified in the program;
  • the entrance to the National Park.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to the start of the tour;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • souvenirs and other expenses not included in the tour program;
  • equipment rental.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Required: passport, MHI policy;
  • headdress (cap / hat / bandana);
  • 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);
  • mosquito and tick repellents (recommended to purchase in Irkutsk);
  • personal first aid kit (if you need specific medicines);
  • rain cape (raincoat);
  • photo/video equipment (spare flash cards);
  • portable charger (power bank);
  • comfortable shoes (athletic shoes / sandals);
  • toiletries;
  • small backpack (for excursions and walks);
  • sealed packaging for documents;
  • insulated clothing (jacket / light hat / hoodies / thin gloves);
  • binoculars;
  • a seat (a tourist hob).
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Dates and Prices

  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Jul – 26 Aug
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    22 – 29 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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    2 – 9 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    12 – 19 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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    17 – 24 Jul 8 days 7 nights
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