Touching the heart of Baikal Lake

Multi-day & Extended Tours, Traveler pickup is offeredPortsIrkutsk International airport, Irkutsk main train station to null

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Baikal Lake is so called "Pearl of siberia". And olkhon Island is definitely the heart of baikal. You will discover both spiritual and natural origin of the lake and feel the scale of biggest fresh water basin on earth.
ItineraryDay 1: City promenade. Stop At: Irkutsk Hydropower Dam, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian DistrictMan can see the dam on the Angara River (tho only river flows out of baikal Lake) with an adjacent hydroelectric power station. It is located adjacent to Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast in Russia and is the first dam on the Angara cascades.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Museum-Icebreaker Angara, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian DistrictThe Ice Breaker Angara Museum - is one of the Irkutsk's most unusual monuments/museums. It is the only surviving ship of the original icebreakers in Russia.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian DistrictIrkutsk is recognized as the Decembrists' center of Russia. Museums were opened (in 1970 and 1985, respectively) in houses where the families of Sergei Trubetskoy and Sergey Volkonsky had lived. You'll find here genuine things that belonged to the Decembrists and replicas of lost things such as pieces of furniture, tableware, stoves, musical instruments, ancient chandeliers, embroidery, books, sheet music, and pictures and photographs. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast: Traditional Russian, Chinese or European meals on your choice. • Lunch: Classical Russian borsh or solyanka with additional 2nd meal and vegetable salat. Hot tee or coffee with sweets. • Dinner: Some of fish or meat with potatoes pure and salat. Alcohol isn't Included. Accommodation included: Authentic small hotel "Art house" located at very city center. Single and 2 person apartment available. Day 2: Driving to baikal Lake. Stop At: Pribaikalskiy National Park, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian DistrictMan can see there a unique nature and gorgeous landscape of baikal Lake - biggest fresh water lake on earth. Duration: 2 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Cabin apartment. Hot shower isn't provided. Options: Russian banya (wet sauna) Day 3: Touching the spirit of baikal Lake. Stop At: Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Olkhonsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian DistrictThe most famous Well known place on baikal Lake. It is kind of shamanic sanctuary. Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Cabin apartments in a local village Harancy. Options:hot shower, banya (wet sauna) Day 4: Biking to eastern shore of olkhon Island. Stop At: Lake Baikal, Siberian DistrictBiking front khujir village across the olkhon island(15 km cross country) to eastern shore through Tashkiney fold. Duration: 7 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Hostel in Irkutsk.

What’s included

  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Museum-Icebreaker Angara
  • Entry/Admission - Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists
  • Entry/Admission - Pribaikalskiy National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Baikal

What’s not included


Itinerary

Day 1: City promenade. Stop At: Irkutsk Hydropower Dam, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District Man can see the dam on the Angara River (tho only river flows out of baikal Lake) with an adjacent hydroelectric power station. It is located adjacent to Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast in Russia and is the first dam on the Angara cascades. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Museum-Icebreaker Angara, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District The Ice Breaker Angara Museum - is one of the Irkutsk's most unusual monuments/museums. It is the only surviving ship of the original icebreakers in Russia. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Irkutsk Regional Historical and Memorial Museum of Decembrists, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District Irkutsk is recognized as the Decembrists' center of Russia. Museums were opened (in 1970 and 1985, respectively) in houses where the families of Sergei Trubetskoy and Sergey Volkonsky had lived. You'll find here genuine things that belonged to the Decembrists and replicas of lost things such as pieces of furniture, tableware, stoves, musical instruments, ancient chandeliers, embroidery, books, sheet music, and pictures and photographs. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast: Traditional Russian, Chinese or European meals on your choice. • Lunch: Classical Russian borsh or solyanka with additional 2nd meal and vegetable salat. Hot tee or coffee with sweets. • Dinner: Some of fish or meat with potatoes pure and salat. Alcohol isn't Included. Accommodation included: Authentic small hotel "Art house" located at very city center. Single and 2 person apartment available.
Day 2: Driving to baikal Lake. Stop At: Pribaikalskiy National Park, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District Man can see there a unique nature and gorgeous landscape of baikal Lake - biggest fresh water lake on earth. Duration: 2 days Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Cabin apartment. Hot shower isn't provided. Options: Russian banya (wet sauna)
Day 3: Touching the spirit of baikal Lake. Stop At: Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island, Olkhonsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District The most famous Well known place on baikal Lake. It is kind of shamanic sanctuary. Duration: 3 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Cabin apartments in a local village Harancy. Options:hot shower, banya (wet sauna)
Day 4: Biking to eastern shore of olkhon Island. Stop At: Lake Baikal, Siberian District Biking front khujir village across the olkhon island(15 km cross country) to eastern shore through Tashkiney fold. Duration: 7 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Hostel in Irkutsk.
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