Winter acquaintance with Lake Baikal

The first and unforgettable meeting with the legendary Lake Baikal. Irkutsk, the famous Olkhon, the Tazheran steppes, The Circum-Baikal Railway and many other interesting places are waiting for you on this tour!

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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US$ 802
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Duration
7 Days
6 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 21 – 27 Dec
    • 28 Dec, 2024 – 3 Jan, 2025
    • 4 – 10 Jan, 2025
    • 12 – 18 Jan, 2025
    • 19 – 25 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    2 nights
  • Hotel
    3 nights
  • or
    Guest House, Hotel
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
7 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

Inhabitants of Lake Baikal
We will visit the Baikal Museum, where we can see the Baikal inhabitants in aquariums
Stunning panoramas of Lake Baikal
We will climb the cable car to the Chersky Stone observation deck
Circum-Baikal Railway
Let's drive through the tunnels of the tsarist times

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Acquaintance. Irkutsk. The Small Sea

    Our guide will meet you at the Irkutsk airport. 

    It is best to arrive in Irkutsk before 10:00 (local time).

    While the group is gathering, you can have breakfast at a cafe near the airport.

    At the airport, we get into a comfortable vehicle and go on a tour of Irkutsk.

    You will visit the places where the history of the city originates, see the first churches, merchant houses, get acquainted with the unique architectural style "Siberian Baroque", walk along the embankments and hear a lot of useful and interesting information.

    After exploring the city, we will go to the heart of Lake Baikal – Olkhon Island.

    During lunch, we will get acquainted with the national Buryat cuisine.

    We arrive at a cozy campsite. 

    Placement. 

    Supper.

    Meals: lunch, dinner.

    Accommodation: "Bencarova Manor", standard, double occupancy (Olkhon).

  • Day 2 - A journey to the ends of the Earth
  • Day 3 - The Tazheran steppe or the South of the island of Olkhon
  • Day 4 - Arshan
  • Day 5 - Circum-Baikal Railway
  • Day 6 - Listvyanka. The source of the Angara. Tallies
  • Day 7 - Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

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

The tour includes accommodation in hotels and at the campsite.

The surcharge for single occupancy is 2,500 rubles/day.

The cost of the tour for 1 person on public holidays (30.12 to 05.01, 06.01 to 12.01, 24.02 to 01.03) is 80,000 rubles. for double occupancy.

"Bencarov's Estate" 2 nights

Featuring a private bar, Nikita Bencarov Manor Hotel is located in the village of Khuzhir. Guests can relax on the terrace.

All rooms at the Nikita Bencarov Manor Hotel have a wardrobe, towels and bed linen.

A buffet breakfast is served.

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The Angara Hotel or The Air Harbor Hotel 2 nights
Arshan Hotel 1 night
"Demidov's Estate" or The Legend of Baikal Hotel 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
7 years old
Duration
7 days 6 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation specified in the program;
  • excursions announced in the program, including entrance tickets;
  • meals according to the program: 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners;
  • all types of transfers according to the program;
  • guide services;
  • payment for permits to visit National parks and reserves.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • skate rental;
  • bathhouse;
  • accommodation in Irkutsk before and after the route;
  • additional drinks and food (except those specified in the program).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Suitcase /bag / backpack + small backpack for active excursions.
  • Individual first aid kit: medicines for you personally, Band-aid, elastic bandage, cream, etc;
  • Documents: passport, MHI insurance policy – packed in an airtight package;
  • Flashlight (with a spare set of batteries);
  • Photo camera;
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, etc.);
  • Shoes: comfortable shoes for the season! winter boots/EVA boots – waterproof! You can take a shoe dryer!
  • Replacement shoes;
  • Socks – 2 p., warm socks – 2 p.;
  • Change of underwear;
  • Swimsuit (for visiting thermal springs, if they are in the program);
  • Thermal underwear;
  • Insulated trousers and jacket are wind- and moisture–proof - you can use a ski insulated suit or a down jacket. WINDPROOF WITH A HOOD!
  • Comfortable clothes for staying indoors (tracksuit, jeans + T-shirt);
  • T–shirts/turtlenecks- the quantity is at your discretion;
  • A warm sweater or fleece (it is much lighter in weight and easy to dry);
  • Hat + scarf, balaclava is possible;
  • Mittens/gloves;
  • Sunglasses;
  • Sunscreen (snow strongly reflects sunlight!).
Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

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  • from US$ 802
    21 – 27 Dec 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 917
    28 Dec, 2024 – 3 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 917
    4 – 10 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 802
    12 – 18 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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  • from US$ 802
    19 – 25 Jan, 2025 7 days 6 nights
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