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Baikal Odyssey
Baikal Odyssey

Excursion tour

Baikal Odyssey
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
Start date
7 July 2019
  • 7 July 2019
End date:
13 July 2019
124 000 RUB

The locals dub Lake Baikal a sea, as its ultramarine surface stretches far beyond the horizon! From ancient times, legends have been sung about the lake; stand on the coast to feel its tremendous power. Learn the secrets of shamans, discover Siberia's most beautiful and breathtaking sceneries, and taste the Buryat cuisine in this Baikal Odyssey!

Baikal Odyssey
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
Start date
7 July 2019
  • 7 July 2019
End date:
13 July 2019
124 000 RUB

Experiences you'll have

General tour to Baikal

During the journey you will come to the most beautiful reserved places. You will cross Baikal with a high-speed boat, and Tazheran steppes with jeeps. You will travel to Olkhon, the very heart of Baikal. Local people will teach you how to dance Yokhor, you will listen to the unique throat singing and taste traditional Buryat cuisine. Visiting historical sites of Irkutsk and the scenic embankment of Angara river will open the capital of the district for you.

 

On Cape Khoboy, you will see various landscapes interchanging, with some locations resembling Mongolia, and others resembling the Mediterranean.

Traveling light is waiting for you. Your luggage will be transferred with accompanying transport. You can even order delivery of souvenirs to the airport.

Itinerary

Your journey begins in Irkutsk where you have to get to on your own by 09:45 local time. You will be met by our guide at the airport. We are ready to help you with the purchase of tickets; if necessary, leave a comment in your application.

 

Note: you can buy any plane ticket convenient for you for the return flight — a personal transfer will be organized.

Day 1 The first meeting with Baikal

You will go along the famous Baikal highway to the village of Listvyanka (68 km) — a gracious place where a lot of ships of Baikal fleet, including icebreaker "Angara", were built.

 

On the way you will visit the Taltsy Wooden Architecture Museum. It exhibits rare old buildings and artifacts of the indigenous peoples that inhabited the Baikal region from the 17th to the 19th century.

 

After walking and taking pictures, you will move on. Having reached the lake, you will enjoy a panoramic view from the restaurant where you will have lunch. You can visit the Baikal Museum where you will watch the lake creatures in big aquariums as well as a real-time show enabled by cameras located at the bottom of the lake. You will also meet some charming seals.

 

If you wish, you can go up with a cable railway and enjoy your first Baikal sunset. At the end of the day, you will arrive at the hotel in the village of Listvyanka and have rest.

Day 2 Trip to the village of Tankhoi

After delicious home-made breakfast, you will start today's journey. The destination is the village of Tankhoi on the opposite shore of Baikal.

You will cross the lake with a high-speed boat (40 km) and will reach the nature reserve. Here an alpine tundra is neighbouring with firry and pine taiga. There are bears, roe deer, red deer and sable in Chamar-Daban environs.

 

First you will go to the visit centre and then you will trek to Osinovka river guided by a local huntsman. You will see a picturesque waterfall and have lunch with tea with herbs and talks in a nice company.

 

In the evening you will go back to the village of Listvyanka and have dinner in the restaurant.

Day 3 Jeep expedition to Tazheran steppes

On this day, you will reach the very heart of Baikal — the island of Olkhon. Your path goes through Tazheran Steppes which once were home to the first indigenous Baikal people, whose petroglyphs are found at the tribal encampment sites.

 

In Aya bay locals will meet and greet you with milky meals, which are considered holy in this area. You will participate in the national dance named Yokhor, listen to a throat singing and taste traditional Buryat dishes.

 

Continuing jeep expedition, you will reach viewing points on Tan-Khan mountain or Shebete mountain. These are the highest points of the area. Afterwards, there will be a ferry line, and then you will go other 40 kilometres to reach the village of Khuzhir.

 

Here, you will stay in a comfortable hotel complex near Baikal. After dinner, you can have a walk along the lake or go to the legendary Shamanka rock and Cape Burkhan.

Day 4 Cape Khoboy

The touring days are intense and exhausting, so you will be able to take your time and do whatever you want in the morning. Sunbath on the beach, ride a quad around, or take a walk and enjoy the nature.

 

At noon, you will ride a car to the northernmost end of the island, Cape Khoboy. Taiga and steppe landscapes, sand dunes and rocky shores — all of these are found on the island, which is exactly what makes this place so unique. Some of the landscapes here resemble Mongolia, others look a lot like the Mediterranean.

 

After picnic, you will go back to the village of Khuzhir.

Day 5 Spiritual Baikal

After breakfast, you will walk to Cape Burkhan and meet the assistant of a hereditary shaman. In the lection he will tell you about shamanism and answer your questions. If you wish, you can meet with the shaman after lunch in a café.

 

Today you will board a high-speed boat to go to Maloe More with a landing on the island of Ogoy where the stupa of Enlightenment is found. The island is considered to be a "clean land" as people have never lived here and it does not have any negative energy.

 

After coming back to the village of Khuzhir you will have free time. You can stay near fire on a shore or to visit bath.

Day 6 Back to Irkutsk

Today you will go back to Irkutsk with a minibus. Upon arrival in the city, you will have lunch in a café and have rest in a hotel.

 

In the evening a sightseeing tour of Irkutsk is waiting for you. You will go to the embankment of Angara river, Kirov's Square, the Hydro Dam, and other places.

Day 7 End of journey

You will be taken to the airport.

Baikal Odyssey
Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
Start date
7 July 2019
  • 7 July 2019
End date:
13 July 2019
124 000 RUB

Accommodation during the trip

In the village of Listvyanka, you will stay at Dauria guest house and spend two nights there (double rooms with facilities).

 

In the village of Khuzhir, you will stay at Baikalov Ostrog hotel for three nights (double rooms with facilities available for each three-room section).

 

In Irkutsk you will stay in Ibis hotel for one night (double rooms with facilities).

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What should I bring with me +
  • Windbreaker
  • Warm blouse
  • Comfortable boots (sport shoes/ sandals)
  • Cap or bandana
  • Sun-protection cream (SPF not less than 20)
  • Sunglasses (not less than 2UV protection)
  • Swimming gear
  • Individual medicals (in case of having some specific medical problems)
  • Photo- and video camera
  • Rain poncho or umbrella
Are there discounts for children +

For children younger than 12 years there is 10% discount.

Booking

Baikal Odyssey

Difficulty
Difficulty levels
Easy. Passive relaxation and sightseeing — cruises for example. No physical activities. Good for older people.
Normal. Active tours. You don’t have to be a sportsman, but you need to be strong enough to ride a snowmobile or go hiking in the mountains.
Advanced. Get ready for a challenge — long trekking with a heavy backpack on the shoulders, rafting along mountain rivers.
Hard. Professional training and perfect physical fitness are required. The level involves climbing to the tops of the mountains (above 3000 meters), freeriding and North Pole diving.
Group size
to 8 person
Duration
7 days

Accommodation during the trip

6 nights
106 800 RUB
What's included in the price:
  • Meeting at the airport and transfers provided by the program

  • Accommodation at Dauria hotel in Listvyanka (2 nights), at Baikalov Ostrog hotel complex in Khuzhir (3 nights), at Ibis hotel in Irkutsk (one night)

     

     

  • Three meals a day (except two dinners in the last days and breakfast in the first day)

  • A visit to the Chersky Stone observation site, with a rope lift

  • Tours: a Baikal Museum tour, Baikal Nature Reserve (water crossing 40 km+trekking), an Olkhon tour (a car and walking tour to Cape Khoboy with Mitsubishi Delica car) and a two-hour Irkutsk tour; excursion in Teltsy museum

  • A water tour to Ogoy island (individual freight, 2.5 hours)

  • Transfer from Sakhyurta to Khuzhir (2 Mitsubishi Delica cars)

  • Jeep rides in Tazheran steppes (3 jeeps Nissan Safari, 3-4 people), fuel

  • Guide's services throughout the journey

  • Lection about shamanism

Extra charge:
  • Flight to Irkutsk, starting at 20 400 rubles for a round-trip ticket

  • Meals not provided by the program

  • Additional tours and entertainment (pottery workshop, meeting with shaman on Olkhon Island, diving in the village of Listvyanka)

  • Alcohol and tobacco

  • Single accommodation, as an option (+10 875 rubles pp)

  • Accommodation with facilities in hotel complex Baikalov Ostrog, as an option (+4050 rubles pp)

In the price:
Included Extra charge
  • Meeting at the airport and transfers provided by the program

  • Accommodation at Dauria hotel in Listvyanka (2 nights), at Baikalov Ostrog hotel complex in Khuzhir (3 nights), at Ibis hotel in Irkutsk (one night)

     

     

  • Three meals a day (except two dinners in the last days and breakfast in the first day)

  • A visit to the Chersky Stone observation site, with a rope lift

  • Tours: a Baikal Museum tour, Baikal Nature Reserve (water crossing 40 km+trekking), an Olkhon tour (a car and walking tour to Cape Khoboy with Mitsubishi Delica car) and a two-hour Irkutsk tour; excursion in Teltsy museum

  • A water tour to Ogoy island (individual freight, 2.5 hours)

  • Transfer from Sakhyurta to Khuzhir (2 Mitsubishi Delica cars)

  • Jeep rides in Tazheran steppes (3 jeeps Nissan Safari, 3-4 people), fuel

  • Guide's services throughout the journey

  • Lection about shamanism

  • Flight to Irkutsk, starting at 20 400 rubles for a round-trip ticket

  • Meals not provided by the program

  • Additional tours and entertainment (pottery workshop, meeting with shaman on Olkhon Island, diving in the village of Listvyanka)

  • Alcohol and tobacco

  • Single accommodation, as an option (+10 875 rubles pp)

  • Accommodation with facilities in hotel complex Baikalov Ostrog, as an option (+4050 rubles pp)

7 Jul 2019, Sun — 13 Jul 2019, Sat
124 000 RUB
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