(private) Tour the Best of Lake Baikal

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❖ Clean waters, fresh wind, boundless expanses, the living sun and the ancient power of the eye of Siberia. This is a journey to the cradle of ancient tribes and peoples that offers you the sacred Lake Baikal. We are happy to provide at your disposal our experience, professionalism and love for the national heritage of Russia....❖ A RICH EXPERIENCE EXPECT YOU:• Moderate activity, suitable for any age• To visit unique places on Baikal, inaccessible to the standard tourist• Introduction to Buryat, Cossack and Russian cultures• A diverse program: fishing, biking, riding by 4×4, trekking, cruise on the yacht & culinary master class• A rich program with professional guides and instructors...❖ NOTES: May - September. The optimal booking time is 3-4 months before the start of the tour. In summer, a lot of tourists come to Baikal, so it’s better to take care of the rest in advance. In this case, you will get the best hotels, the best guides, the best programs....❖ COMFORT: ★★★★☆
ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in Irkutsk & City TourStop At: International Airport Irkutsk❖ In the morning at the airport, you will be met by a personal guide. Then, on a comfortable minibus, you will drive to Irkutsk. If there will be free time before settling in the hotel, then we will spend it for a pleasant breakfast in one of the colourful cafes.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Kupechesky Dvor❖ After you check into the hotel you will have some free time to relax after a long flight.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Krestovozdvizhenskaya Tserkov'❖ Today you will have a sightseeing tour in one of the seven cities of Russia, which has the status of a city with a unique historical and cultural heritage. Irkutsk is an ancient Siberian city, the oldest buildings of which date back to the 18th century. and built in a unique style – the Siberian baroque. The city has preserved the city’s stone buildings and wooden lace houses. Initially, the city of Irkutsk was built in the 17th century as a winter park for important colonization and trade and trade routes connecting the European part of Russia with China, Mongolia and the Russian Far East....NOTES: You stroll through the historic centre of the city while walking you will have time to rest on the late lunch.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in the colourful cafe. Included • Lunch: Not included • Dinner: Not includedAccommodation included: ★ Double accommodation in a hotel in the centre of Irkutsk (Hotel Kupechesky Dvor 3*)Day 2: Irkutsk → Buddhist Stupa → Rookery of the Baikal Seal → Olkhon Island, 320 kmStop At: Yurta❖ Today we are going to a meeting of Baikal. Outside the window, there will be picturesque landscapes – colourful fields and steppes, lakes and forests. In the way, stop for lunch in the cafe, where you will try the dishes of Buryat cuisine....❖ Still literally half an hour on the way, and we will arrive at Baikal!Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Lake Baikal, Ogoy island❖ On the ferry, we will expect a speedboat, on which we will make an excursion to the island of Ogoi. On the island there is a Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment, a special atmosphere of tranquillity and peace prevails here. The island is located in the centre of the Small Sea Strait, which separates the island of Olkhon from the mainland. From the top of the island, there is a beautiful panorama of the Small Sea with its many islands....❖ After visiting the stupa, we will make a boat transfer to another island, called Zamogoi. In the last two years, a seal-rookery has been formed on this island. If we are lucky, we can watch the Baikal seal in its natural conditions.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Sarai tourist complex❖ In the evening we will arrive on the island of Olkhon – in the very heart of Lake Baikal. Accommodation in a hotel complex, which is located on the shore with a beautiful view of the lake, further free time for rest.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: In traditional coffee on the way to Baikal. Included • Dinner: Picnic in a picturesque place. IncludedAccommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel on the island of Olkhon, the village of Khuzhir (tourist complex “Saraysky”)Day 3: Olkhon Island → Shamanka Rock → Ethnocomplex → Fishing, 80 kmStop At: Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Olkhonsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District❖ After breakfast in the hotel, you will find a short walk to the main attraction on the island – the Shamanka rock, which is a visiting card of Lake Baikal.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Buryatskaya Village, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Olkhonsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District❖ Then you will go to get acquainted with the life and culture of the local population in the ethnocomplex “Buryat village”, which is a family mini-museum organized by the residents of the island of Olkhon. The Yohor dance, Buryat wrestling, songs, riddles and, of course, the national cuisine are waiting for you on this day.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Хужирский Порт❖ After lunch, we offer you to get acquainted with the most common fishery on the Baikal – fishing. In a mini-tour of the bays and gulfs of the sacred lake, you will be accompanied by an experienced fisherman who knows and loves his work. Those who will fish for the first time in life, the instructor will tell and show how to correctly knit flies and feel the glue....❖ Fresh fish will be cooked for you as soon as you catch it yourself – they will fry or make a sagoodai (local dish) from it. What could be more delicious than the fish’s own delicacies caught?Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: In the ethnocomplex “Buryat village”. Included • Dinner: Picnic in a picturesque place. IncludedAccommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel on the island of Olkhon, the village of Khuzhir (tourist complex “Saraysky”)Day 4: Olkhon Island → Crossing from South to North → Cape Khoboy, 72 kmStop At: Sarai tourist complex❖ After so many days of rich program we offer you to enjoy the landscape in the morning, a walk along the beach, or bike or just read under the sound of the waves. We do not hurry anywhere.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Cape Sagan-Khushun, Olkhon, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District❖ In the afternoon, after lunch, in comfortable mini-buses, you will explore the northernmost part of the island.This road – from south to north, allows you to see all the natural diversity of the island: First, the road will go through a small forest, then you will see hills and meadows. You will drive on the sand tracks . The bay justifies its name, you will see real dunes!...❖ Then you will see a unique “rock complex”, here stands Cape Sagan-Khuchun (we call it “Three Brothers”).Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hoboy Cape, Olkhon, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District❖ Finally, you arrive at the extreme north of the island – Cape Khoboy (in Buryatia “Fang”), a special, sacred place. It is here that you can feel like on the edge of the island, and on the edge of the earth, after all in front of you will open an infinite aquatic expanse of Lake Baikal, and you will feel part of the universe .Rocky cliffs, absolute silence, the infinity of the sky with the aquatic surface – it seems that Eternity settled here....❖ After a dinner-picnic, filled with impressions and strength of Baikal, you will return to Khuzhir.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: In the hotel. Included • Dinner: Picnic in a picturesque place. IncludedAccommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel on the island of Olkhon, the village of Khuzhir (tourist complex “Saraysky”)Day 5: Trip 4x4 → Petroglyphs → Cruise on Yacht, 300 kmStop At: Cliff Sagan-Zaba❖ After breakfast, we will wait for a pumped off-road car.Today we are waiting for the mountain of Shebety, from which a dizzying view of the Baikal and the Primorsky Range opens. Further transfer to the Pribaikalsky national park, before us the magnificence of the wild nature will open. Our main goal of visiting the national park is petroglyphs (rock carvings) engraved on the rocky cliff of Sagan-Zaba....❖ By lunchtime, we will arrive at the pier, from where we will go on an impressive cruise on a cruise boat.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Bukhta Peschanaya❖ We will make a pleasant water transition to the Peschanaya Bay. During the water transfer for you, the chef will hold for you a master class on national Buryat cuisine, the dishes of which you will taste for dinner....❖ In the evening we will reach one of the most beautiful places on Baikal – a bay with pink sand. Having moored, we will have time for a romantic walk along the beach at sunset. After the walk, you will be offered a Russian sauna on the wood, which will melt for you on the boat with access to the bathing deck.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: Included • Dinner: On a yacht. IncludedAccommodation included: ★ Night on the comfortable motor yacht “Sagan”Day 6: Cruise on Yacht → Fishing → Peschanaya Bay → Kadilny Cape (camp), 52 kmStop At: Parking places❖ Today we will spend the first half of the day in Peschanaya Bay. We will go to “walking trees”, “stones of strength”, rocks Malaya and Bolshaya Belfry, and later to the famous bay of Grandmother.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Stoyanka Na Myse Bol'shoy Kadil'nyy❖ During lunch on the ship, we are expected to make a small transition to Cape Kadilnogo, where we will make a stop. This place is remarkable for its amazing beauty: a large glade covered with alpine edelweiss and numerous meadow flowers is surrounded by a coniferous forest. The cape is ideal for walks and picnics, the boat will spend three hours here. During the stay, fishing from under the propeller will be organized. The essence of such fishing is that the boat, resting its nose on the shore, with a screw raises from the bottom of small crustaceans. After 20 minutes, grayling and small fishes approach the stern – excellent fishing begins....❖ While the barbecue is prepared and the fish is smoking, you can relax, take a walk along the cape, look at the cave where the ancient Neolithic man’s parking lots were found, and collect fragrant herbs and Siberian berries from which we will make aromatic taiga tea....❖ We will completely immerse ourselves in the wild beauty of Lake Baikal and this night we will spend near Cape Kadilny in the tent camp, equipped with modern equipment. A magnificent evening by the fire behind a cup of tea with the smell of haze, the splashing of waves and the deep starry sky.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast: On a yacht. Included • Lunch: Fish BBQ. Included • Dinner: Fish BBQ. IncludedAccommodation included: ★ Night in a comfortable camping on the shore of the Kadilny CapeDay 7: Kadilny Cape → Trekking → Listvyanka Village, 13 kmStop At: Bolshiye Koty Jetty❖ Today we are expected to walk along a picturesque path from Cape Kadilny to the village of Bolshie Koty. The path is comfortable for fans of active rest of any age – without steep ascent and descents. We will make stops for rest and photos in amazingly beautiful places. Good condition of the trail is supported by volunteers from around the world from the international project “The Great Baikal Trail”. The daily mileage is about 8-10 km.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Listvyanka❖ Having reached the village of Bolshie Koty, we will be picked up by a high-speed boat, which will take us to the pier in the village of Listvyanka....❖ For dinner, you will have a table with a view of Baikal and the source of the Angara River.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel Listvyanka (hotel “Anastasia” 4*)Day 8: Listvyanka Village → Nurpinary → Airport (Departure), 270 kmStop At: Nerpinariy❖ This is our final day at Lake Baikal. Before leaving for the airport, we will visit the Nerpinarium, which hosts a show of Baikal seals. You will be delighted with these intelligent and cute animals.Duration: 1 hourPass By: International Airport Irkutsk❖ Then transfer to the airport for check-in. DepartureMeals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. IncludedNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 8x Breakfast
  • 7x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • Transfer to / from the hotel
  • Private transport service (comfortable minibus, car, speedboat)
  • Accommodation in excellent hotels 4*, 3* and camping
  • Motor yacht cruise
  • Culinary master class
  • Meals according to the program
  • Tents and campfire equipment
  • Excursions
  • Entrance tickets to the museums and parks
  • Medical and tick-borne encephalitis insurance
  • Visa support
  • English, French speaking guide services
  • Entry/Admission - International Airport Irkutsk
  • Entry/Admission - Krestovozdvizhenskaya Tserkov'
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Baikal, Ogoy island
  • Entry/Admission - Sarai tourist complex
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock
  • Entry/Admission - Buryatskaya Village
  • Entry/Admission - Хужирский Порт
  • Entry/Admission - Sarai tourist complex
  • Entry/Admission - Cape Sagan-Khushun
  • Entry/Admission - Hoboy Cape
  • Entry/Admission - Cliff Sagan-Zaba
  • Entry/Admission - Bukhta Peschanaya
  • Entry/Admission - Parking places
  • Entry/Admission - Stoyanka Na Myse Bol'shoy Kadil'nyy
  • Entry/Admission - Bolshiye Koty Jetty
  • Entry/Admission - Listvyanka
  • Entry/Admission - Nerpinariy

What’s not included

  • Tickets to / from Irkutsk
  • Lunches and dinners in Irkutsk
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal expenses
  • Medical insurance
  • Extra charge
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Yurta

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Irkutsk & City Tour Stop At: International Airport Irkutsk ❖ In the morning at the airport, you will be met by a personal guide. Then, on a comfortable minibus, you will drive to Irkutsk. If there will be free time before settling in the hotel, then we will spend it for a pleasant breakfast in one of the colourful cafes. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Kupechesky Dvor ❖ After you check into the hotel you will have some free time to relax after a long flight. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Krestovozdvizhenskaya Tserkov' ❖ Today you will have a sightseeing tour in one of the seven cities of Russia, which has the status of a city with a unique historical and cultural heritage. Irkutsk is an ancient Siberian city, the oldest buildings of which date back to the 18th century. and built in a unique style – the Siberian baroque. The city has preserved the city’s stone buildings and wooden lace houses. Initially, the city of Irkutsk was built in the 17th century as a winter park for important colonization and trade and trade routes connecting the European part of Russia with China, Mongolia and the Russian Far East. ... NOTES: You stroll through the historic centre of the city while walking you will have time to rest on the late lunch. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: Breakfast in the colourful cafe. Included • Lunch: Not included • Dinner: Not included Accommodation included: ★ Double accommodation in a hotel in the centre of Irkutsk (Hotel Kupechesky Dvor 3*)
Day 2: Irkutsk → Buddhist Stupa → Rookery of the Baikal Seal → Olkhon Island, 320 km Stop At: Yurta ❖ Today we are going to a meeting of Baikal. Outside the window, there will be picturesque landscapes – colourful fields and steppes, lakes and forests. In the way, stop for lunch in the cafe, where you will try the dishes of Buryat cuisine. ... ❖ Still literally half an hour on the way, and we will arrive at Baikal! Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Lake Baikal, Ogoy island ❖ On the ferry, we will expect a speedboat, on which we will make an excursion to the island of Ogoi. On the island there is a Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment, a special atmosphere of tranquillity and peace prevails here. The island is located in the centre of the Small Sea Strait, which separates the island of Olkhon from the mainland. From the top of the island, there is a beautiful panorama of the Small Sea with its many islands. ... ❖ After visiting the stupa, we will make a boat transfer to another island, called Zamogoi. In the last two years, a seal-rookery has been formed on this island. If we are lucky, we can watch the Baikal seal in its natural conditions. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Sarai tourist complex ❖ In the evening we will arrive on the island of Olkhon – in the very heart of Lake Baikal. Accommodation in a hotel complex, which is located on the shore with a beautiful view of the lake, further free time for rest. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: In traditional coffee on the way to Baikal. Included • Dinner: Picnic in a picturesque place. Included Accommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel on the island of Olkhon, the village of Khuzhir (tourist complex “Saraysky”)
Day 3: Olkhon Island → Shamanka Rock → Ethnocomplex → Fishing, 80 km Stop At: Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Olkhonsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District ❖ After breakfast in the hotel, you will find a short walk to the main attraction on the island – the Shamanka rock, which is a visiting card of Lake Baikal. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Buryatskaya Village, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Olkhonsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District ❖ Then you will go to get acquainted with the life and culture of the local population in the ethnocomplex “Buryat village”, which is a family mini-museum organized by the residents of the island of Olkhon. The Yohor dance, Buryat wrestling, songs, riddles and, of course, the national cuisine are waiting for you on this day. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Хужирский Порт ❖ After lunch, we offer you to get acquainted with the most common fishery on the Baikal – fishing. In a mini-tour of the bays and gulfs of the sacred lake, you will be accompanied by an experienced fisherman who knows and loves his work. Those who will fish for the first time in life, the instructor will tell and show how to correctly knit flies and feel the glue. ... ❖ Fresh fish will be cooked for you as soon as you catch it yourself – they will fry or make a sagoodai (local dish) from it. What could be more delicious than the fish’s own delicacies caught? Duration: 4 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: In the ethnocomplex “Buryat village”. Included • Dinner: Picnic in a picturesque place. Included Accommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel on the island of Olkhon, the village of Khuzhir (tourist complex “Saraysky”)
Day 4: Olkhon Island → Crossing from South to North → Cape Khoboy, 72 km Stop At: Sarai tourist complex ❖ After so many days of rich program we offer you to enjoy the landscape in the morning, a walk along the beach, or bike or just read under the sound of the waves. We do not hurry anywhere. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Cape Sagan-Khushun, Olkhon, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District ❖ In the afternoon, after lunch, in comfortable mini-buses, you will explore the northernmost part of the island. This road – from south to north, allows you to see all the natural diversity of the island: First, the road will go through a small forest, then you will see hills and meadows. You will drive on the sand tracks . The bay justifies its name, you will see real dunes! ... ❖ Then you will see a unique “rock complex”, here stands Cape Sagan-Khuchun (we call it “Three Brothers”). Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Hoboy Cape, Olkhon, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District ❖ Finally, you arrive at the extreme north of the island – Cape Khoboy (in Buryatia “Fang”), a special, sacred place. It is here that you can feel like on the edge of the island, and on the edge of the earth, after all in front of you will open an infinite aquatic expanse of Lake Baikal, and you will feel part of the universe . Rocky cliffs, absolute silence, the infinity of the sky with the aquatic surface – it seems that Eternity settled here. ... ❖ After a dinner-picnic, filled with impressions and strength of Baikal, you will return to Khuzhir. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: In the hotel. Included • Dinner: Picnic in a picturesque place. Included Accommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel on the island of Olkhon, the village of Khuzhir (tourist complex “Saraysky”)
Day 5: Trip 4x4 → Petroglyphs → Cruise on Yacht, 300 km Stop At: Cliff Sagan-Zaba ❖ After breakfast, we will wait for a pumped off-road car. Today we are waiting for the mountain of Shebety, from which a dizzying view of the Baikal and the Primorsky Range opens. Further transfer to the Pribaikalsky national park, before us the magnificence of the wild nature will open. Our main goal of visiting the national park is petroglyphs (rock carvings) engraved on the rocky cliff of Sagan-Zaba. ... ❖ By lunchtime, we will arrive at the pier, from where we will go on an impressive cruise on a cruise boat. Duration: 4 hours Stop At: Bukhta Peschanaya ❖ We will make a pleasant water transition to the Peschanaya Bay. During the water transfer for you, the chef will hold for you a master class on national Buryat cuisine, the dishes of which you will taste for dinner. ... ❖ In the evening we will reach one of the most beautiful places on Baikal – a bay with pink sand. Having moored, we will have time for a romantic walk along the beach at sunset. After the walk, you will be offered a Russian sauna on the wood, which will melt for you on the boat with access to the bathing deck. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included • Lunch: Included • Dinner: On a yacht. Included Accommodation included: ★ Night on the comfortable motor yacht “Sagan”
Day 6: Cruise on Yacht → Fishing → Peschanaya Bay → Kadilny Cape (camp), 52 km Stop At: Parking places ❖ Today we will spend the first half of the day in Peschanaya Bay. We will go to “walking trees”, “stones of strength”, rocks Malaya and Bolshaya Belfry, and later to the famous bay of Grandmother. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Stoyanka Na Myse Bol'shoy Kadil'nyy ❖ During lunch on the ship, we are expected to make a small transition to Cape Kadilnogo, where we will make a stop. This place is remarkable for its amazing beauty: a large glade covered with alpine edelweiss and numerous meadow flowers is surrounded by a coniferous forest. The cape is ideal for walks and picnics, the boat will spend three hours here. During the stay, fishing from under the propeller will be organized. The essence of such fishing is that the boat, resting its nose on the shore, with a screw raises from the bottom of small crustaceans. After 20 minutes, grayling and small fishes approach the stern – excellent fishing begins. ... ❖ While the barbecue is prepared and the fish is smoking, you can relax, take a walk along the cape, look at the cave where the ancient Neolithic man’s parking lots were found, and collect fragrant herbs and Siberian berries from which we will make aromatic taiga tea. ... ❖ We will completely immerse ourselves in the wild beauty of Lake Baikal and this night we will spend near Cape Kadilny in the tent camp, equipped with modern equipment. A magnificent evening by the fire behind a cup of tea with the smell of haze, the splashing of waves and the deep starry sky. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast: On a yacht. Included • Lunch: Fish BBQ. Included • Dinner: Fish BBQ. Included Accommodation included: ★ Night in a comfortable camping on the shore of the Kadilny Cape
Day 7: Kadilny Cape → Trekking → Listvyanka Village, 13 km Stop At: Bolshiye Koty Jetty ❖ Today we are expected to walk along a picturesque path from Cape Kadilny to the village of Bolshie Koty. The path is comfortable for fans of active rest of any age – without steep ascent and descents. We will make stops for rest and photos in amazingly beautiful places. Good condition of the trail is supported by volunteers from around the world from the international project “The Great Baikal Trail”. The daily mileage is about 8-10 km. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Listvyanka ❖ Having reached the village of Bolshie Koty, we will be picked up by a high-speed boat, which will take us to the pier in the village of Listvyanka. ... ❖ For dinner, you will have a table with a view of Baikal and the source of the Angara River. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: ★ Double accommodation at the hotel Listvyanka (hotel “Anastasia” 4*)
Day 8: Listvyanka Village → Nurpinary → Airport (Departure), 270 km Stop At: Nerpinariy ❖ This is our final day at Lake Baikal. Before leaving for the airport, we will visit the Nerpinarium, which hosts a show of Baikal seals. You will be delighted with these intelligent and cute animals. Duration: 1 hour Pass By: International Airport Irkutsk ❖ Then transfer to the airport for check-in. Departure Meals included: • Breakfast: In the hotel. Included No accommodation included on this day.
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