Arrival at the holiday center “Baikal Dunes”, Academicheskaya Bay.
Breakfast on board.
The holiday center "Baikal Dunes" is located 280 km from Irkutsk, on the territory of the Pribaikalsky National Park. A well-groomed territory and comfortable beach area, combined with new wooden cottages, is organically inscribed in the landscape of Akademicheskaya Bay; and it leaves a good impression. Surrounded by cliffs and beautiful Siberian taiga on the one side, and Lake Baikal on the other side, the holiday center offers comfortable accommodation in one of the most beautiful places on the Baikal. Everything there creates a great mood: taiga slopes of the Primorsky mountain ridge, numerous large and small rocks, Siberian cedars, larches, the cleanest beach of small quartz pebbles.
Excursion to Peschanaya and Babushka Bays.
Trail length – 1,5 km. Trail difficulty - easy. Duration – 1,5-2 hours.
An unforgettable excursion. It includes a visit to Peschanaya (Sandy) Bay, Babushka Bay, Bolshaya Kolokolnya (Big Bell-tower) Rock .Peschanaya Bay is famous for its 750 m long beach beautifully framed by Bolshaya Kolokolnya and Malaya Kolokolnya Rocks. You will see the famous stilted trees, from under which the Lake winds constantly blows away sandy soil. They grow on a slope in the northern part of the Bay. These are pines and larches that have risen above the ground on the roots-stilts above a human height. Going down to Babushka Bay, please pay attention to Cape Ded (Grandfather). From the trail, it becomes clear where the name of the Cape comes from. A trail laid through the thickets of Daurian rhododendron, connects these two bays.
Peschanaya Bay is one of the most famous and picturesque places on the Lake. It does not leave anyone indifferent. The name of Siberian Riviera is also fixed for the Bay, and it is declared a natural monument. As if the Creator, decorating the shores of Lake Baikal, felt here some inspiration and sculpted rocks, smooth mountain slopes and the right semi-oval of the Bay beach with special love, harmoniously placing it all on a small space of the Baikal coast. The bay climate is mild with a large number of sunny days a year. This is the only place in Eastern Siberia where the average annual air temperature is positive (+0.4°C).
Lunch on board.
Free time on a sand beach. Optional: excursion to Observation Rock.
Russian bathhouse with Baikal herbal tea on the shore.
Captain’s dinner. Party dress-code.
Free time. DVD films and table games in the restaurant.
Boarding the ship. Departure to Listvianka, VSRP pier.