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Classic Baikal 2020
Lake Baikal Tour
  • 7 day
  • from 1 June to 20 September
  • Complexity 
  • Group Tour

Baikal attractions in summer time during "Classic Baikal Tour":

  • Buryat cuisine and Lake Baikal fish;

  • Stunning Lake Baikal views;

  • Ancient Buryat folk legends;

  • Making a wish at sacred Cape Burkhan;

  • Visiting the Circum-Baikal railway not by rails.


Tour cost
54 250 rub.
Extra payment for single accommodation
14 200 rub.
Tour cost for children under 12 years of age (by extra-bed accommodation in room with parents)
29 550 rub.
Tour cost incl. full European speaking guide assistance on Olkhon island
73 250 rub.
Tour cost 54 250 rub.
Extra payment for single accommodation 14 200 rub.
Tour cost for children under 12 years of age (by extra-bed accommodation in room with parents) 29 550 rub.
Tour cost incl. full European speaking guide assistance on Olkhon island 73 250 rub.

  • Accommodation in Irkutsk 3* - 3 nights
  • Accommodation on Olkhon Island - 3 nights
  • Meals according to the program
  • Russian speaking guide service - during the excursions
  • Excursion to Listvianka
  • Entrance fee to the Baikal museum and a chairlift ticket
  • Walking excursion to Burkhan Cape
  • Group excursion to Cape Khoboy
  • Circum-Baikal railway tour by “Barguzin” hover-craft
  • Scheduled group transfer Irkutsk - Olkhon Island- Olkhon
  • Transfer hotel – pier –hotel on Day 6
  • Meals: Day 1 – lunch, Day 2 – breakfast, lunch, dinner, Day 3 – breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner, Day 4 – breakfast, dinner, Day 5 – breakfast, Day 6 – breakfast, lunch, Day 7 – breakfast.
  • Accommodation on Olkhon Island: "BaikalWood", "Hotei", "Zvezda Kochevnika" tourist camp or similar - Standard room equipped with WC and shower
Paid separately
  • Airline and railway tickets to Irkutsk
  • Medical insurance
  • Extra meals, alcoholic beverages
Schedule
Dates Remaining seats
1 — 7 june 10
8 — 14 june 10
15 — 21 june 10
22 — 28 june 10
29 june — 5 july 8
6 — 12 july 10
13 — 19 july 10
20 — 26 july 10
27 july — 2 august 10
3 — 9 august 10
10 — 16 august 10
17 — 23 august 10
24 — 30 august 10
31 august — 6 september 8
7 — 13 september 10
14 — 20 september 10
Tour program
  • Irkutsk
  • Listvyanka
  • Irkutsk

Arrival to Irkutsk.

Meeting a guide at the station or at the airport at 10:30 and departure for Lake Baikal. An hour later we are in Listvianka that is the nearest to Irkutsk settlement located on the shore of the lake. We definitely stop to “ask Burkhan” (Lake Baikal spirit) to be merciful to us and to make our journey pleasant. You are recommended to come to Lake Baikal with an open heart and good intentions to revitalize and intensify your energy for the months to come. Lunch – we taste Baikal fish. Later we visit the Baikal Museum with excellent exhibits on Lake Baikal geology, flora and fauna.

A chairlift brings us to "Chersky Stone" observation area where you take gorgeous panorama pictures of the Baikal.

Return to Irkutsk. Accommodation at a hotel. Free time.


Ethnography of the day
  • Try a "burkhan" ceremony - donate local shamanic gods
  • Taste Baikal fish
  • See a Baikal seal
  • Admire Baikal panorama from the observation platform
Included
  • Excursion to Listvianka with guide
  • Entrance fees to the museums
  • Lunch
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 
  • Irkutsk
  • Olkhon Island
  • Shamanka Rock

Departure for Olkhon Island. Olkhon is the largest of 26 islands on Lake Baikal. It is called the "heart of Baikal". It is the geographical, historical and sacral center of the lake. Here, according to local legend, the Buryat people appeared and the first Buryat shaman received his shamanic talent. Olkhon is tremendously rich in local originality, shamanism, ancient Buryat legends and beautiful views of the lake. After accommodation you take a guided walking tour to Cape Burkhan and Shamanka Rock. Dinner - at the holiday center.


Ethnography of the day
  • You see the most famous landscape of Lake Baikal - Shamanka Rock
  • Make a wish near "serge" sacred poles
Included
  • Scheduled group transfer Irkutsk - Olkhon Island
  • Walking excursion to Burkhan Cape
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • "Hotei" tourist camp 
  • Olkhon Island
  • Cape Khoboy

You take a tour to the northern extremity of Olkhon – Cape Khoboy (6 hours). On the tour you enjoy the magnificent Baikal views, listen to ancient Buryat legends and visit some places of shamanic power. Dinner - at the holiday camp.


Ethnography of the day
  • Reach the northest point of Olkhon Island
  • Ride local picturesque 4WD mini-vans - UAZ
  • Hear much Buryat legends
Included
  • Group excursion to Cape Khoboy
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • "Hotei" tourist camp 
  • Olkhon Island

Today you have a day free on the island. You can spend it upon your preferences: sunbathe on a beach under the Baikal sun, go hiking, or take a boat trip. Breakfast and dinner - at the recreation center.


Ethnography of the day
  • Relax on the beach
  • Revive yourself of Baikal energy
Included
  • Breakfast, dinner
  • "Hotei" tourist camp 
  • Olkhon Island
  • Irkutsk

After breakfast- farewell to the island, return to Irkutsk. Accommodation at the hotel. Free time.


Ethnography of the day
  • Return to Irkutsk and have a nice walk in the city
Included
  • Scheduled group transfer to Irkutsk
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 
  • Irkutsk
  • KBZhD

Today you visit the famous Circum-Baikal railway. The Circum-Baikal railway is a unique monument to Russian engineering power, well known all over the world. The Circum-Baikal railway has no equal in Russia and it is on one of the first places in the world – the number of tunnels, stone galleries, bridges and viaducts is amazing. The Circum-Baikal railway runs along the shore of Lake Baikal, and that allows you to admire the magnificent views of the lake. An excursion by "Barguzin" hover craft along the Circum-Baikal railway gives you a chance to see the railway from the water and has three stops: Cape Tolsty, Shumikha village and Cape Polovinny.


Ethnography of the day
  • Have a water trip on Lake Baikal by high spead ship
  • See the "Golden Buckle" of Russia
  • Make a atmospheric photo with a steam loco
Included
  • Circum-Baikal railway tour by “Barguzin” hover-craft
  • Transfer hotel – pier –hotel
  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 

Check-out.


Accommodation
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 
Route on the map
Listvyanka IrkutskKBZhDCape Khoboy
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