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Winter Baikal 2020
Lake Baikal Winter Tour
  • 7 day
  • from 13 February to 25 March
  • Complexity 
  • Group Tour

Winter Baikal attractions:

  • Enjoy austere and awesome Lake Baikal views.
  • See amazingly transparent Baikal ice.
  • Walk around the ice-covered lake to feel thrill from abyssal depths.
  • “Ask Burkhan-spirit for mercy” and “kiss the Baikal”.
  • Listen to old Buryat stories.
  • Taste Buryat cuisine and Baikal fish.

Tour cost
49 900 rub.
Extra payment for single accommodation
13 000 rub.
Tour cost for children under 12 years of age (by extra-bed accommodation in room with parents)
31 000 rub.
Tour cost incl. full European speaking guide assistance on Olkhon island
66 000 rub.
Tour cost 49 900 rub.
Extra payment for single accommodation 13 000 rub.
Tour cost for children under 12 years of age (by extra-bed accommodation in room with parents) 31 000 rub.
Tour cost incl. full European speaking guide assistance on Olkhon island 66 000 rub.

  • Accommodation in Irkutsk 3* - 3 nights
  • Accommodation on Olkhon Island - 2 nights
  • Accommodation in Listvyanka 3* - 1 night
  • Russian speaking guide service - during the excursions (Day 1, 2,3, 5)
  • Irkutsk City Tour
  • Excursion to Listvianka
  • Entrance fee to the Baikal museum, Taltsy musuem and a chairlift ticket
  • Hover craft tour to Peschanaya Bay
  • Group excursion to Cape Khoboy
  • Scheduled group transfer Irkutsk - Olkhon Island- Olkhon
  • Meals according to the program
  • Meals: Day 1 – no meals, Day 2 – breakfast, lunch, Day 3 – breakfast, picnic-lunch, Day 4 – breakfast, dinner, Day 5 – breakfast, picnic-lunch, dinner Day 6 and 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
13 — 19 february started
20 — 26 february 10
27 february — 4 march 10
5 — 11 march 10
12 — 18 march 10
19 — 25 march 10
Tour program
  • Irkutsk

Arrival to Irkutsk.Meeting at the station or at the airport, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

After having a rest – three-hour Irkutsk city tour.

Irkutsk has always been a commercial city. The city has preserved many monuments of wooden architecture and magnificent Orthodox churches. After the tour you can return to the hotel or stroll around the city on your own – the tour ends at the historical 130-th Quarter with lots of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Ethnography of the day
  • Study up on the history of Irkutsk and Siberia
Included
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Irkutsk city Tour
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 
  • Irkutsk
  • Listvyanka

Breakfast, meeting a guide 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. On the way - visit the ethnographical museum of wooden architecture "Taltsi". The museum complex on the shore of the Angara river is a unique opportunity for direct acquaintance with the material and spiritual culture of the Baikal peoples. The museum represents a village of Russian settlers, Evenki andTofalars yurts, a Buryatcommunity.Lunch – we taste Baikal fish. Later a chairlift brings us to "Chersky Stone" observation area where you take gorgeous panorama pictures of the Baikal.

Check inhotelinListvianka. Free time.

Ethnography of the day
  • Visit the museum of wwoden architecture
  • Try a "burkhan" ceremony - donate local shamanic gods
  • Taste Baikal fish
  • See a Baikal seal in aquarium
  • Admire Baikal panorama from the observation platform
Included
  • Guided tour in Listvyanka village
  • Entrance fees ("Taltsy" museum, Baikal museum, chair lift)
  • Lunch
  • Маяк 
  • Listvyanka
  • Peschanaya Bay
  • Irkutsk

Departure for Peschanaya Bay by hover craft "Hivus” over amazingly beautiful ice of Lake Baikal. We pass unique and beautiful places, overcome massive ice hummocks. "Hivus" is designed to give warmth and safety inside, and the speed is allowed to feel flying over Lake Baikal ice. At the stop – we are going to have an interesting ceremony, “a kiss to Lake Baikal”. The ice, cleaned by the wind from snow, is so transparent that you can feel thrill from the abyssal lake depths under your feet – tens or even hundreds of meters deep.

Upon arrival at Peschanaya Bay – picnic-lunch. We walk to the Rock of Observation, Malaya Kolokolnya (Small Bell-tower) Rock, and visit an area with bizarre stilted trees.

Return to Listvianka village and departure for Irkutsk.

Arrival in Irkutsk, check in hotel.


Ethnography of the day
  • See amazingly transparent Baikal ice
  • Enjoy austere and awesome Lake Baikal views
  • “Kiss the Baikal”
  • See bizarre stilted trees
Included
  • Hover craft tour to Peschanaya Bay
  • Picnic-lunch
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 
  • Irkutsk
  • Olkhon Island

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. We recommend you to visit Cape Burkhan and Shamanka Rock.

Check In lodge upon arrival. Dinner - at lodge.


Ethnography of the day
  • You see the most famous landscape of Lake Baikal - Shamanka Rock
Included
  • Scheduled group transfer Irkutsk - Olkhon Island
  • Breakfast, 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 lodge.


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, picnic-lunch, dinner
  • "Hotei" tourist camp 
  • Olkhon Island
  • Irkutsk

Farewell to the island, return to Irkutsk. Check in hotel. Free time.


Included
  • Scheduled group transfer to Irkutsk
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 

Check-out.


Included
  • Breakfast
  • Hotel "Irkutsk" 
Route on the map
Listvyanka IrkutskPeschanaya Bay Cape Khoboy
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