On this tour, you will see the stunning beauty of Lake Baikal from Buryatia, get acquainted with its surroundings, sights and enjoy free time in nature. This is a great option for those who want to visit one of the most picturesque places in Russia.

Location

Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 12 – 16 Jun
    • 29 Jun – 3 Jul
    • 13 – 17 Jul
    • 27 – 31 Jul
    • 11 – 15 Aug
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Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 18 people
Minimum age
5 years old
Group meet at
Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Baikal tan
We will spend two days relaxing, sunbathing on the beach and swimming in the Barguzin Bay
Energy of the Ivolginsky Datsan
We will see with our own eyes a unique phenomenon – the body of the Hambo Lama, which still remains "alive" after death
An unusual lighthouse on Lake Baikal
We will see the lighthouse in Turk, which entered the top 8 most interesting lighthouses in Russia
Flexible program
If desired, we will go to watch the seals, to the hot springs or visit the datsan of the goddess Yanzhima

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Ulan-Ude. Sightseeing tour

    Today begins your journey through colorful Buryatia. 

    After arriving in the city, we will meet you and go to get acquainted with the center of the Buddhist traditional Sangha of Russia – Ivolginsky Datsan, located 36 km west of Ulan-Ude. 

    Ivolginsky datsan is a monastery-university in the Buddhist tradition, it is a whole complex, which includes 8 buildings.

    It is the only university in Russia where philosophy and traditional Tibetan medicine are studied. 

    But this is not the only reason why this complex is interesting. 

    The story of the Buddhist leader of the early 20th century, the Khambo Lama Dashi–Dorjo Itigelov, brought widespread fame to datsan.

    After his death in 1927, his body continues to be "alive" to this day: the joints remained mobile, and the skin was soft. 

    Even after examining the body, scientists were unable to explain this phenomenon. 

    You will have a unique opportunity to see it with your own eyes! 

    As soon as you enter the building where the decayed body of Hambo Lama Itigelov is located, goosebumps run over your skin, you feel the incredible energy of the place. 

    After visiting the Ivolginsky datsan, we go to get acquainted with the capital of Buryatia – the city of Ulan-Ude. 

    It is a major cultural, scientific and industrial center of Eastern Siberia. 

    It is the center of Buryat culture, Buddhism and Orthodoxy.

    The tour will be accompanied by a guide. 

    Today we will visit Sovetov Square, the main square of the city, and see the symbol of the city – an unusual monument to Lenin in the form of a head. 

    The height of this sculpture reaches 7.7 meters, and the whole exceeds 42 tons. 

    Another recognizable symbol of the city is the magnificent palace, where the opera and Ballet Theater is open. 

    This is the pride of the republic, because there is no opera house of this level in the Far East anymore. 

    Classical performances are regularly held here. 

    You will see the Arc de Triomphe – it is visible from afar. 

    It was erected in the XIX century in honor of the visit of the future Emperor Tsarevich Nikolai Alexandrovich. 

    The arch has an interesting history – after its destruction in 1936, it was restored in 2006. 

    And now the guests of the city like to be photographed against its background. 

    Arbat, the main pedestrian street of the city, is very close by. 

    The most beautiful merchant houses have been preserved on the Arbat, and here you will see unusual modern sculptures. 

    You will visit the large trade center of the XIX century – the living rooms. 

    They were first built of wood at the end of the XVIII century. 

    You will see the first stone building in Ulan-Ude – the Cathedral of St. Odigitrievsky Cathedral, made in the style of the Siberian Baroque.

    Saint Hodegetria is the patroness of merchants and travelers, it is very symbolic for all guests of Buryatia to visit here!

    After the tour, you will have a rest.

    You will see: Ivolginsky Datsan, sculpture "Lenin's Head", St. Odigitrievsky Cathedral, Sovetov Square, Triumphal Arch, Arbat, living rooms.

    Included in the price: guided tour, accommodation, group transfer.

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  • Day 2 - The road to the village of Maksimikha
  • Day 3 - Free day in the Barguzin Bay
  • Day 4 - Free day in the Barguzin Bay
  • Day 5 - The road to Ulan-Ude
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels in Ulan-Ude, Maximikha village.

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

Placement2-3-localSurcharge for 1-bed
Standard46 00011 000
Comfort52 00014 000
Standard rate hotels in Maksimikh or Hotels at the Comfort rate in Maksimikh 3 nights
Standard rate hotels in Maksimikh

BO "Rainbow", hotel "Lukomorye", hotel "Baikal Park", GD "Mayak", BO "Dalai.

A comfortable room equipped with a private bathroom (shower and toilet), with the number of beds according to the number of residents.

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Another option
Hotels at the Comfort rate in Maksimikh

Park hotel "Kumutkan", glamping "Taiga", eco-hotel "Baikal Chalet".

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

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Standard rate hotels in Ulan-Ude or Comfort rate hotels in Ulan-Ude 1 night

Tour conditions

Group
up to 18 tourists
Minimum age
5 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Republic of Buryatia, Ulan-Ude

Included in price

  • transfers throughout the tour;
  • meals according to the tour program;
  • 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 Ulan-Ude 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
    the program;
  • additional excursions and transfers not included in the 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

  • US$ 519
    12 – 16 Jun 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 519
    29 Jun – 3 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 519
    13 – 17 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 519
    27 – 31 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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  • US$ 519
    11 – 15 Aug 5 days 4 nights
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