We offer to spend a winter vacation in the most beautiful, amazing, unusual and unique lake in the world. You will see the beauty of the unique lake Baikal and feel its energy. Snow-white snow, crystal-clear air, wooden architecture of Irkutsk region, Olkhon island, crystal-clear Baikal ice. You feel the powerful energy of the lake Baikal, strong emotions, and nice atmosphere for five days.

Tour itinerary:
Irkutsk-Taltsy (Museum) – Listvyanka (village on Baikal) – Olkhon island-Irkutsk

Price: €625 or $715 per person (accommodation + meals + transfers + excursions).

The price includes:
– all transfers
– hotel accommodation
– all entrance tickets and excursions according to the program;
– meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner;

You will visit and see: Irkutsk (Center of Eastern Siberia); Museum of Taltsy (Museum of wooden architecture in the open air); Listvyanka (tourist village on the shore of lake Baikal); Baikal Museum (origin of lake Baikal, large aquariums with various Baikal fish, aquarium with seals); Observation deck «Stone of Chersky»; center of Sledding (dog sledding); Olkhon Island – «Heart of lake Baikal»; «Shamanka Rock» (or Cape Burkhan) on the island of Olkhon.

Tour program

Day 1 ( Irkutsk – Listvyanka )

Meet at the airport of Irkutsk. Acquaintance with the guide and transfer to Listvyanka.  In order to know Siberia better, to plunge into the atmosphere of a real Russian winter, on the way we will visit the Museum «Taltsy». It is not just a Museum – it is a small village with buildings of the 18th century. We will  go to a warm restaurant, where you will taste a delicious lunch with hot pancakes with sour cream and honey, aromatic herbal tea! After the festivities and photos we will go to Listvyanka.

  • Architectural and Ethnographic Museum Taltsy
    Architectural and Ethnographic Museum Taltsy

Listvyanka village is 70 km from Irkutsk. In Listvyanka check into the guest house, which is just 60 meters from the lake Baikal. Here you will rest after the journey. In the evening you will have a delicious dinner.

  • Hotel in Listvyanka. Lake Baikal.
    Hotel in Listvyanka. Lake Baikal.

Day 2 ( Listvyanka )

After Breakfast, we invite you to visit the Baikal Museum with various exhibits of flora and fauna. You will see 11 large volume aquariums with the inhabitants of the lake. See the living world of the lake Baikal with a microscope. Take a virtual dive to the bottom of the lake Baikal. Web cameras will show several different places with the inhabitants of the lake Baikal.

  • Aquariums with the inhabitants of the lake. The Baikal Museum. Listvyanka. Baikal.
    Aquariums with the inhabitants of the lake. The Baikal Museum. Listvyanka. Baikal.

Then we will go up on the chair lift to the observation deck “Stone Chersky” in order to make good photos from a height of 1800 meters above the level of the lake Baikal and see the lake Baikal, the Angara River, the top of the Khamar-Daban ridge. You will see the widest source of the river in Russia-the source of the Angara River, which does not freeze even in winter. Another mouth of the river is called the «Gates of lake Baikal».

  • Chersky Stone viewpoint. Listvyanka. Baikal
    Chersky Stone viewpoint. Listvyanka. Baikal

For lunch you will have juicy and tasty Buryat poses (buuz) in a real Buryat Yurt

  • Buryat cuisine. Buryat poses (buuz) in a real Buryat Yurt. Listvyanka. Baikal.
    Buryat cuisine. Buryat poses (buuz) in a real Buryat Yurt. Listvyanka. Baikal.

lunch we will continue the acquaintance with Baikal. Visit the unique manor, gathered around him a few directions: sled dog teams, horseback rides, a traditional blacksmith shop, pottery Studio home. You will see the Baikal sled dogs and will be able to ride on a sled in the winter forest.

Here, in this forge, you can become a real blacksmith and forge a horseshoe for luck, Baikal omul, amulet, nail or knife. You can try on medieval armor and make unforgettable photos.

  • Dog sledding. Listvyanka. Lake Baikal.
    Dog sledding. Listvyanka. Lake Baikal.

Then, visit the «Retro Park» – bizarre and artistic metal products and unnecessary stuff in the original form.

  • Retro Park. Listvyanka. Baikal.
    Retro Park. Listvyanka. Baikal.

Art gallery, Museum of gems, St. Nicholas Church-it is not far from your accommodation in Listvyanka. We will finish our second day at Baikal with a delicious dinner.

Day 3 ( Listvyanka – Olkhon island Khuzhir )

Early in the morning, after Breakfast, we will go to Olkhon island. It will take us for 7 hours to get there. During our trip you will see the vast expanses of the Tazheran steppes. We will stop at places of worship of the Holy spirits. We will see spectacular views of the lake Baikal from a height of 990 meters. Feel the harmony of the sacred Lake. Lunch during the way to Olkhon.

On arrival in Khuzhir, accommodation in a cozy hotel. Here you will rest after the journey. In the evening you will find a delicious dinner.

  • Hotel on Olkhon island. Khuzhir. Baikal.
    Hotel on Olkhon island. Khuzhir. Baikal.

Here you can meet a wonderful sunset on the shore of the lake Baikal.

  • Sunset on Olkhon island. Lake Baikal.
    Sunset on Olkhon island. Lake Baikal.

Day 4 ( Khuzhir Olkhon island )

Today you will feel all the energy and power of Olkhon island. You will take gorgeous pictures of the island. The magnificent creation of Baikal-shaman rock will introduce you to the local shamanism. Admiring the beauty, we will tie ribbons on the pillars of “Serge” for the fulfillment of desires. Next, we will have an excursion to Cape Khoboy (the Northern tip of the island of Olkhon). Cape Khoboy is one of the most beautiful places in Baikal. This place is a place of power. And we will go there by car UAZ. In winter, the road to the Cape runs along the ice along the West Bank of Olkhon. Along the way, we will make a few stops to take wonderful pictures of the Baikal ice.

  • Olkhon Island. Shaman Rock (Cape Burkhan). Lake Baikal. Winter.
    Olkhon Island. Shaman Rock (Cape Burkhan). Lake Baikal. Winter.
  • Cape Khoboy. Baikal Winter
    Cape Khoboy. Baikal Winter

Day 5 ( Khuzhir-Irkutsk )

Come back home. Today Baikal adventures come to the end and you should say goodbye to Siberia. We hope that you will have enough emotions and impressions for a long time! Transfer to Irkutsk. See you on the lake Baikal!

If you want to book a tour or ask a question, please contact us:

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