Treasures of Lake Baikal: a journey from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude

In just 5 days you will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the very heart of Lake Baikal – Olkhon Island, hear local legends, enjoy mystical sunsets and visit the edge of the world! Then, from a bird's-eye view, you will see the water surface of the lake, having made a flight to the other shore, where colorful Buryatia and its inhabitants will be waiting for you.

Location

Irkutsk
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 11 – 15 Jun
    • 28 Jun – 2 Jul
    • 13 – 17 Jul
    • 26 – 30 Jul
    • 10 – 14 Aug
or
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
Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Baikal from edge to edge
We will fly from Olkhon via Lake Baikal to the capital of Buryatia – Ulan-Ude on a small aircraft!
Seal rookery
Let's see what seals are like in their natural habitat on the Ushkany Islands
Colorful Buryatia
Let's get acquainted with Buddhism in the Ivolginsky datsan and explore the capital of the republic
Majestic Cape Khoboy
Being near the edge of the cape, Lake Baikal seems endless, its greatness and spaciousness are felt!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Arrival in Irkutsk. The road to Olkhon Island

    After arriving in Irkutsk, your Baikal journey will begin. 

    After gathering the group, you will go towards the most popular place on Lake Baikal – Olkhon Island.

    Olkhon is a truly unforgettable and one of the most famous places on Lake Baikal, which is rightfully called a place of strength and especially powerful energy!

    Olkhon is considered a sacred territory, a concentration of shamanism in Central Asia. 

    It is visited by pilgrims from all over the world. 

    The way to Olkhon will run along a comfortable highway surrounded by beautiful picturesque nature. 

    Olkhon is an island, and it is accessed via a ferry crossing. 

    Your way to the ferry crossing will be along the "Martian Road", as our guests often say about the Tagheran steppes

    These are kilometers of expanse, in some places picturesquely decorated with rocky remnants, where the road winds like a snake between hills and hills, gradually bringing you to the shore of Lake Baikal. 

    After crossing to the island, you will find a road to the center of Olkhon – the village of Khuzhir, where you will check into a hotel. 

    In the evening, you will have free time, which you can spend exploring the surroundings of the village. 

    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.

    If desired, you can go for a walk there at sunset – the rays of the setting sun color the waters of Lake Baikal with burning shades. 

    That's where the first day of the trip comes to an end. 

    You will have a rest before tomorrow's active and full of new impressions day! 

    You will see: Tazheran steppes; ferry crossing; road through the steppes of the south of Olkhon; Cape Burkhan, Shamanka rock;

    Included in the price: group transfer; accommodation, lunch on the road.

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  • Day 2 - Excursion to the north of Olkhon Island to Cape Khoboy
  • Day 3 - Flight Olkhon – Ulan-Ude. Sightseeing tour
  • Day 4 - Chivyrkuy Bay Tour
  • Day 5 - Departure from Ulan-Ude
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides accommodation in hotels on Olkhon Island and Ulan-Ude.

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

Placement2-3-localSurcharge for 1-bed
Standard84 00016 000
Comfort99 00030 000
Standard rate hotels in Olkhon or Hotels at the Comfort rate on Olkhon 2 nights
Standard rate hotels in Olkhon

BO "Aldartai", BO "Kopylov's Estate", camping hotel "Olkhon", hotel "Baikal Terra", GD "Wild Place", GD "Rybak's Estate", GD "Admiral".

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 on Olkhon

Baikal Khan Hotel, BaikalEko Cottage Hotel, Port Olkhon Art Hotel, BaikalWood Eco Lodge & Spa Hotel, Villa Malina Hotel.

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 2 nights

Tour conditions

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

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 Irkutsk and back from Ulan-Ude;
  • 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

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    11 – 15 Jun 5 days 4 nights
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    28 Jun – 2 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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    13 – 17 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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    26 – 30 Jul 5 days 4 nights
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