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Tour title

Olkhon - the Heart of Baikal

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price from: 906 EUR

Olkhon - the Heart of Baikal (assembly tour)

Itinerary: Irkutsk - Circum-Baikal railway - Listvyanka - Olkhon - Irkutsk
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights

It is an unforgettable trip into the pristine world of Baikal nature. What expects you? It is difficult to express with the words.

But before you will see the " pearl of the planet", you will get acquainted with Irkutsk, an old city with amazing history. In 2011 Irkutsk is celebrating its 350 th anniversary!

You will have a tour round its main sights; you will find out a lot about Baikal and the old Circum-Baikal railway!

 

  • Cost of the tour (group not less than 5 pax):
  • single accommodation (economy class) - 1026 euro/person
  • single accommodation (renovated rooms) - 1150 euro/person
  • double accommodation (standard rooms) - 906 euro/person
  • double accommodation (renovated rooms) - 963 euro/person

Itinerary :

Day 1:

ArrivaltoIrkutsk. Airport or railway station pick-up

Accommodation at "Irkutsk" hotel, located in the historic center of the city.

* The hotel rooms face the beautiful Angara River

At 13.00 - city tour

Lunch at one of the city restaurants with traditional Siberian dishes

After lunch - a visit to the Decembrists' museum

Returning to the hotel. Free time

Day 2

Breakfast

Transfer to the railway station

At 08.05 - embarkation on the train and start of the tour round the Circum-Baikal railways. The tour lasts from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m. The route includes stops in the most remarkable places (guided mini-tours): 102nd km supporting Italian wall, 110th km Polovinnaya valley; 123rd km - Kirkireiskii complex; 130th km - Shabartui complex of artificial constructions; 149th km - Staraya Angasolka; 166th km - Slyudyanka. You will have packed lunch with you.

Arrival to port Baikal at about 19:30 and then ferry to Listvyanka by "I.Babushkin" boat.

Transfer to the hotel, accommodation at one of Listvyanka hotels.

Dinner at the hotel's restaurant

Day 3

Breakfast

After breakfast - a tour round Listvyanka

* Listvyanka, the closest to Irkutsk tourist center is famous for Baikal museum of Limnological institute with its aquariums featuring Baikal fishes and seals. Famous Shaman-rock, wrapped into a wonderful, but rather sad legend, is visible from the observation point of Cherskii stone.

In the local market you have the possibility not only to buy different kinds of souvenirs and hand-made crafts from stone, wood, glass and birch bark made by Siberian artists, but also taste cold and hot smoked Baikal fish - omul, umber and white-fish.

Lunch at the restaurant on the shore of Baikal.

* You will enjoy Baikal cuisine dishes

A walk to Cherskii stone, offering a grandeur panoramic view upon Baikal and headstream of the Angara.

* Cherskii stone is the observation point located at the altitude of 700 meters.

You can get here either by chair-lift or on foot. The walk will take about 40 minutes.

Returning to the hotel

Free time (at your request - Russian banya)

Day 4

Breakfast

Transfer to the harbor. By "Barguzin" boat you will go to Olkhon. During the trip you will enjoy the beauties of Baikal

* Olkhon island is a sacred place of Baikal with a double- peaked Shaman Rock, one of the 9 Asian sanctums

Arrival to Olkhon. Accommodation at the tourist complex

Dinner (fish menu) and overnight at the complex

Day 5

Breakfast.

After breakfast you will leave for Cape Khoboi, one of the most beautiful places of the island

* It is the northernmost point of the biggest Baikal island, offering the view upon Holy Nose peninsula. During the tour you will visit gorgeous deserted sandy bays and beaches. Specially for you we shall arrange the picnic on the shore.

Returning and overnight at the tourist camp.

Dinner.

One can visit banya (extra payment)

Day 6

Breakfast

After breakfast you are off to Ogoi island

* Ogoi is the biggest Small Sea island, located opposite to Cape Khorgoi. There used to be a light-house on the top of Ogoi, nowadays at this place one can clearly see white Buddhist stupa. Official name for it is Enlightenment stupa of Conquering the daemons, which contains a female statue, presenting the Mother of all the Buddhas and Mother of Troma Nagmo.

During the tour specially for you we shall arrange the picnic on the shore. You will taste the real ukha soup made from Baikal omul fish and Siberian tea with herbs.

Returning and overnight at the tourist camp.

Dinner.

One can visit banya (extra payment)

Day 7

Breakfast

After breakfast you leave by mini-bus for Irkutsk

En-route you will visit the Buryat settlement Ust'-Orda, where you can watch a Shaman show and visit the National Buryat ethnographical museum. NationalBuryatdishesforlunch.

Arrival to Irkutsk

Accommodation at "Irkutsk" hotel

Farewell dinner at the hotel's restaurant

Day 8

Breakfast and getting ready. Transfer to the airport or railway station

The tour cost includes:

  • Airport or railway station pick-up;
  • all the transfers within the itinerary ("Irkutsk" hotel - railway station, harbor Listvyanka - hotel in Listvyanka, Listvyanka - Khuzhir by hydrofoil, Khuzhir- Irkutsk by bus)
  • Meals within the itinerary (7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners)
  • Services of a guide within the itinerary;
  • Accommodation within the itinerary: Irkutsk - 2 nights, Olkhon - 3 nights, Listvyanka - 2 nights)
  • Excursions within the itinerary (Baikal museum, Cherskii stone, Circum-Baikal railways (1st class wagon), Cape Khoboi, Ogoi island, Ust'-Orda)

Not included in the tour cost:

  • Air tickets
  • additional services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Banya
  • Alcoholic beverages

Our company reserves the right to make amendments concerning the days of the itinerary (for weather conditions reasons), change the order of showing the sights, order of staying at the hotels, hotels and campings (similar in quality or better).

We recommend to take with you: comfortable trekking boots; additional pair of comfortable boots; warm windbreaker; swimming gear; sunglasses; sunscreen; sun protecting hat; torch; personal medicine. We recommend to buy before you set on the trip the anti-tick remedy "Iodantipirin", or arrange the tick-bite insurance in advance.

Attention! Please consider possible delays of flights and trains when planning the trip! The company will not be liable to refund the money in case of the tourist's failure to appear!

MOSCOW: Sq. Zhuravleva, 10 office 124,Tel. +7 (499) 755-91-97

IRKUTSK:Sukhe Batora str., 7, office 232,Tel. + 7 (3952) 99-83-93

 

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