1 day Arrival in Irkutsk
Arrival to Irkutsk.
10:30 Meeting with a guide and transfer to Lake Baikal.
About lunch time arrival in Listvyanka, where you will visit Baikal museum with good exhibits items: history, Baikal flora and fauna, diving and expeditions.
After lunch with typical Baikal cuisine you will be going uphill by the ropeway to the observation viewpoint named the Chersky Stone, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Lake.
Coming back to Irkutsk.
Overnight at hotel in the city center.
Check in hotel, dinner at hotel restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
2 day Departure to Olkhon Island
You will spend next three days at the largest island of Baikal.
You will depart to Olkhon Island, the sacral center of Lake Baikal. The road will take about 300 kilometers, which is 6-7 hours in a way (by public bus, private transfer is possible for extra charge), and finally taking a ferry you will reach the Island.
Olkhon Island is worth visiting because of its energy and historical value. The Buryat people believe that Olkhon Island is an energetically strong place where the first shaman was gifted his shamanic power.
Upon arrival to the Island, check-in and pleasure walking to Cape Burkhan and Shamanka Rock. Dinner.
3 day Cape Khoboy
Today you will have an excursion to Cape Khoboy (6 hours).
This is one of the best viewpoints of the Island. The Cape is full of shamans’ places and keeps many ancient Buryat legends. For example, the rock called Girl is located at the top end of the cape.
If you look at this rock from the seaside, you will see a woman’s profile.
According to the legend, the woman asked Gods to give her a new temple as her husband had. Gods didn’t approve her envy and angry wish, and decided to give her a lesson turning her into a stone.
After spending some time outdoors, you will come back to the camp and have dinner.
4 day Free day
Free day at Olkhon Island. Lunch is not included.
There is a good opportunity to walk in the surroundings and enjoy the scenery.
5 day Coming back to Irkutsk
After breakfast coming back to Irkutsk (public bus, 6-7 hours in way).
Check-in at hotel upon arrival. Free time in the town.
6 day Circum Baikal Railroad
Short cruise (4 hrs) along Circum Baikal Railroad.
Famous Circum Baikal railroad is considered to be a cultural and historic heritage site. It includes 38 tunnels with the total length of 9063 m. The railroad and all its tunnels and passages are unique. It was built in a very short period upon unconventional projects in the early 20th century.
Please, pay attention this tour is quite different comparing with traditional train ride along Circum Baikal Railroad. During this tour you will visit just some stops along this railroad but you have a unique opportunity to see Circum Baikal Railroad from other view.
7 day Flight back home
If you like to have a pleasure holiday with no hurry, this tour would suit for you. The basic excursions and enough free time will let feel the power of Baikal.. SiberiaDa Tour highlight
Accommodation en route
There are many touristic camps at the territory of Olkhon Island.
We basically work with Villa Malina, SaRaisky, mini-hotel Baikal. All of them have a cozy atmosphere and located pretty close to the Lake shore.
We offer to stay at standard rooms (shower and toilet is in the room). There are dining room and out-door activities available at all camps.
Kindly, note that in spite of these touristic camps are recommended and have good feedbacks, the level of services differs from the hotels in the cities.
Itinerary start and finish pointStart and finish is in Irkutsk.
Arrival and departure transfers are not included. It’s available to order for extra charge.
Travel tipsBefore go to Siberia, we kindly ask to learn travel tips carefully.
What to takeThis trip is an excursion kind of tour with the elements of some activities. It means you don’t need any special equipment; please take with you all the necessary things for leisure vacation.
Limitations & dangers
Age: from 12 years.
No special physical fit is required.
Tick-borne insurance is recommended.
- Send us a request
- Confirm an itinerary
- Conclude a contract
- Make prepayment, full payment
- Receive the vouchers, pack the stuff and start travelling