Wonders of the Olkhon land

In this tour you will see the real-life wonders of the Olkhon district! Local traditions, wonders of nature, a marble quarry, an ancient room and, of course, Father Baikal are waiting for you.

Location

Irkutsk
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Duration
4 Days
3 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 26 – 29 Apr, 2025
    • 1 – 4 May, 2025
    • 3 – 6 May, 2025
    • 9 – 12 May, 2025
    • 17 – 20 May, 2025
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Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Marble Quarry
We will see a huge deposit of marble, the age of which is older than Lake Baikal itself
Original culture
We will be greeted with a colorful purification ceremony with fire, hadak and white food in the Golden Horde ethno Park
National food
A delicious lunch is waiting for us in a colorful authentic yurt
The Rock Garden
We will visit a place of power that attracts with its mysterious atmosphere
Russian room
Let's try to weave a charm belt using a special technique and enjoy intimate conversations with chants

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Irkutsk. Ust-Ordynsky village and the Golden Horde Ethnic Park. Marble Quarry

    Upon arrival in Irkutsk, your unforgettable journey will begin! 

    First, let's go to the village of Ust-Ordynsky and its datsan!

    In the mid-90s of the XX century, during the revival of traditional religions of Russia, the datsan Tubden Darzhelin appeared. 

    Datsan is located in the village of Ust-Ordynsky. 

    Lama Sergei Sutaev was appointed rector. 

    He began the construction of a Buddhist temple known as dugan. 

    After visiting the datsan, we go to the National Museum of the Ust-Orda Buryat District, founded on February 24, 1944. 

    The opening of the museum was aimed at showing and studying the culture of the Western Buryats. 

    The museum has 7 halls, 4 of them with permanent exhibitions. 

    The main theme of the halls touches on the theme of who we are among our family, nature and religion. 

    The first hall is also dedicated to archaeology. 

    The museum has more than thirteen thousand items of exhibits, most of which are objects of ethnography, archeology, collections of paintings and graphics, photographic documents, etc. 

    On its territory there is an open–air complex "Buryat peasant manor of the late XIX - early XX century", where there is a winter house, a traditional Buryat dwelling – a yurt, a barn. 

    After the museum, our journey continues, on the way to Lake Baikal, you will stop at the Golden Horde Ethnic Park! 

    You will get acquainted with the ethnocultural identity of the indigenous population. 

    From the doorstep you will be hospitably greeted with a colorful ritual of purification by fire, hadak and white food. 

    The folklore program will fascinate with the skill of the performers and cultural fullness: you will hear the "Legend of the Wolf" in the technique of throat singing, the "cosmic" sound of playing the ancient musical instrument khomus will create an atmosphere of nature sounds around, and after that you will have a delicious lunch in a colorful authentic yurt.

    After visiting the ethno-park, a road awaits us to the famous marble quarry near the village of Buguldeika. 

    If you leave Buguldeika towards the village of Elansi, you will see a huge deposit of marble. 

    White stone blocks are visible from afar, marble reserves in Buguldike occupy about 10 million cubic meters. 

    The age of the deposit is 2 billion years old, it is older than Lake Baikal itself. 

    The local marble is characterized by high density, uniformity and whiteness, it is ideal for sculptures and decoration. 

    The field offers magnificent views of Lake Baikal and the Buguldeika River. 

    After visiting the quarry, we will go to the Small Sea, where you will spend the night. 

    Tomorrow we will go to the Buryat ancestral estate! 

    You will see: Datsan, Ust-Ordynsky, Golden Horde ethno-park, marble quarry, Buguldeika, Tazheran steppes, the Small Sea.

    Included in the price: guide, group transfer, accommodation, excursion, ethno-park program, lunch at the ethno-park.

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  • Day 2 - The Tazheran steppes. Ancestral manor
  • Day 3 - A tour of the south of Olkhon Island. Shamanka Rock
  • Day 4 - The Russian upper room in the Oblique Steppe. Departure
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Camp Site
    3 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation at a recreation center on the Small Sea.

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

Placement2.3-local 
Surcharge for 1-bed 
Standard45 00014 000
Comfort58 00019 000
Recreation center "Naratei" or similar (standard) or Recreation center "Bayar" or similar (comfort) 3 nights
Recreation center "Naratei" or similar (standard)

The Naratei recreation center is waiting for its guests in the village of Sakhyurt. Parking, billiards, children's playground, sauna, shuttle service and more are at your disposal.

Wonderful cozy rooms have been created for you here so that you can get a quality rest and recharge with a lot of pleasant emotions from living in this place.

There is a restaurant on site where you can have a delicious meal and have a great time.

Shops and cafes are within walking distance. There are ample opportunities for tourism. Everyone here stays in solitude with the incredible nature of Lake Baikal.

 According to the standard tariff , BO is also possible "Wind of wanderings", BO "Baikal rainbow" or similar.
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Another option
Recreation center "Bayar" or similar (comfort)

The Bayar Guest House is located near the marina of the village. Sakhyurt and in the immediate vicinity of Lake Baikal. Free parking space and paid Wi-Fi are provided.

The guest house has 10 rooms, some of them have panoramic windows overlooking the picturesque landscape and a seating area. All houses are equipped with a TV, a DVD player, a private bathroom and a terrace or balcony where vacationers can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the morning.

The guest house has a bar where guests can enjoy delicious desserts and drinks. In addition, guests can use the barbecue facilities and prepare meals outdoors.

According to the comfort rate, accommodation is also possible in the guest house "Tales of Lake Baikal" or similar.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
4 days 3 nights
Group meets at
Irkutsk

Included in price

  • transfers throughout the tour; 
  • meals according to the program (breakfast 2-4 days; lunches 1-4 days);
  • excursions specified in the program;
  • permits to visit the national park;
  • habitation;
  • guide services (if specified);
  • support of the organizer.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • drinks and dishes not included in the main menu according to the program;
  • additional services;
  • additional excursions and transfers;
  • equipment rental.

It's important to know

Are tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

What are the organizational features of the tour?
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Dates and Prices

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    26 – 29 Apr, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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    1 – 4 May, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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    9 – 12 May, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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  • from US$ 502
    17 – 20 May, 2025 4 days 3 nights
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