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Cruise “Lake Baikal Awakening”

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  • 7 Days
  • Group : 1-15 People
  • Min Age : 2+
  • 26.05.2020 — 01.06.2020

The ship “Alexander Velikiy” is a comfortable Standard class ship, completely renovated in 2018. The advantage of this ship is the ability to moor almost anywhere in Lake Baikal.

Group Discount

Cabin

Bank bed

twin

triple – three beds

triple – double bed+ sofa

Family

Cabin

№ 2

№ 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

№ 8, 9, 10,15

№ 13, 14

№ 11, 12

 

1

5

4

2

2

Single accommodation

55 000 * 1 pax = 55 000 Rub/cabin

80 000 * 1 pax. = 80 000 Rub/cabin

80 000 * 1 pax. = 80 000 Rub/cabin

80 000 * 1 pax. = 80 000 Rub/cabin

80 000 * 1 pax. = 80 000 Rub/cabin

Twin accommodation

55 000 main bed + 15 000 upper bed = 70 000 Rub/cabin

55 000*2 pax.=110 000 Rub/cabin

55 000*2 pax.=110 000 Rub/cabin

58 000*2 pax.=116 000 Rub/cabin

58 000*2 pax.=116 000 Rub/cabin

Triple accommodation

   

55 000*2 pax. + additional place (upper bed)  35 000*1 pax. = 145 000 Rub/cabin

58 000*2 pax. + additional place (sofa) 35 000*1 pax. = 151 000 Rub/cabin

 

 

Price Includes

  • Excursions
  • Accommodation aboard the ship
  • Meals (FB)
  • Fees for visits to national parks
  • The medical insurance
  • Guide services
  • Fishing kits
  • On-board sauna use
  • Insurance
  • fishing equipment
  • Use of the sauna on motor board
  • Use of a motor boat in good weather
  • Information material provided prior to travel

Extra charge

  • Flight or transfer to Irkutsk from the place of arrival, and further, departure or transfer to the next place of arriving after the end of the program
  • Saunas
  • Alcohol
  • Food, excluding those in the program
  • Additional services listed in the program for an additional fee or not specified in the program
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Itinerary

Day 1

08.45 – meeting at the hotel “Irkutsk” (44, Gagarin Boulevard).
09:00 – transfer to Listvianka to board the motor ship.
70 km along the Baikal motor road – your direct way to the Baikal! On the way – meeting your guide and some facts about the lake.
Boarding, accommodation in cabins. Meeting the crew. Security measures briefing.
The cruise starts! After the good dinner – a guide’s event

The first day – 380 km along Lake Baikal!

Day 2

Not any tourist can reach this area. We make a stop at the deepest place of the Lake – 1642 m. We conduct a ritual to cajole the Baikal and ask his mercy during the cruise.
After lunch, we land at the Small Ushkany Islands and you have an opportunity to visit a rookery of Baikal seals and observe these lovely animals in the wildlife (Please, take into consideration: the payment in cash is made on spot to a National park ranger – 2500 rub/person).
Late in the afternoon, we arrive at Chivyrkuisky Bay. For those to whom the Baikal water still seems too cold, there are hot springs useful for the treatment of sciatica and the musculoskeletal system.
In the evening – «Sacred Lake Baikal” quiz in the restaurant.

Today we sail 280 km along Lake Baikal!

Day 3

We reach the north of Lake Baikal! We land in Ayaya Bay (“Ayaya” – very beautiful). We hike along the picturesque taiga eco-trail to the mountain glacial lake Frolikha (7 km., moderate difficulty). The view that we get at the end of the path is fantastically catching, because the Frolikha is one of the most intimate, untouched pearls of the Baikal nature.
Picnic on the shore with taiga tea.
Today we sail 190 km along Lake Baikal!

Day 4

We come to Zavorotnaya Bay. Today we have a fascinating walk (about 3 km one way) to relict poplars and cedars, some of them more than 2 meters in diameter!
There are rich fishing areas here, so for fishing lovers a good catch is expected. Our chef will be happy to cook a tasty fish soup for you.

Today we sail 135 km along Lake Baikal!

Day 5

Today we come to the famous Island of Olkhon, which is called the “heart” of Lake Baikal. We land at Cape Sagan-Khushun, change to a colorful local UAZ – the only minivan that never fails in the absence of asphalt, and go to the northern extremity of Olkhon – Cape Khoboy.
The indigenous residents of the Baikal Region are the Buryats; today we will touch some of their culture. Today we delight beautiful landscapes, as well as local Buryat legends. We visit Shamanka Rock – one of the nine shrines of Asia and the most famous Baikal landmark.
Our ship waits for us in the village of Khuzhir.
Later we depart to Ogoi Island and visit the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment-a modern attraction, however with an interesting story.
Today we sail 73 km along Lake Baikal
and go 50 km across Olkhon Island !

Day 6

Our day is rich in activities. We arrive at Akademicheskaya Bay, the “Baikal Dunes” holiday center. At first, we visit Peschanaya Bay and Babushka Bay (1.5 km, low difficulty). On the way, we meet some “stilted” trees, and the aim of our excursion is a beautiful sandy beach in the azure bay.
After lunch, we have an excursion to Observation Rock (2.5 hours, medium difficulty) to see the fascinating and catching panorama of the Baikal. Russian bathhouse on the shore when we return.
Captain’s dinner in the evening!

Today we sail 90 km along Lake Baikal!

Day 7

End of the cruise.
Before we go to Irkutsk, we visit a fish and souvenir market. Transfer to Irkutsk. Approximate arrival in Irkutsk – 12.00
• Meals: Day 1 – lunch, dinner. Day 2-6 – breakfast, lunch, dinner. Day 7 – breakfast.
• The bar works round the clock, where you can buy tea, coffee, snacks, and alcoholic beverages. Any other alcohol on the ship is prohibited.
• Landing/boarding in the Bay of Ayaya and in Hakusi with the help of lifeboats.
• Sorry, we cannot guarantee good weather, no wind and no waves. We will try very hard to follow the stated program, but the weather can adjust our itinerary. The captain of the ship is responsible for your safety on the cruise, so the last word in the decision on the route adjustments is always on him.

FAQ

I’m a solo traveler can I join a group?

Yes, we can offer you a SINGLE room accommodation at the hotels.
We can also join you in a group. Please, send us your desired travel dates.

How can I book this tour?

Please, send us the desired travel dates, number of persons, your passport and flight details. We sign a contract with you, and on the basis of the contract we will send you the invoice for the prepayment. You can pay by credit card (VISA or MASTER CARD) and in cash. After we receive the prepayment we will send you the confirmation of the program.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

The price is fixed in RUB. The price in EUR/USD changes every day according to the current exchange rate. All the payment details we will send you by e-mail.

Do the restaurants provide vegetarian menu?

Yes, all the restaurants provide vegetarian menu.

When is it necessary to book a tour?

The best time to book a tour is 1-2 months in advance. Please note that almost all the tours require the Early Booking. The earlier you book the tour and pay for it, the better price you will have. For individual programs the booking time is 2-3 months before the start of the tour. June – September (summer) and January – March (winter) is a high season, so you should take care of your vacation in advance. In this case, you will get the best hotels, the best guides and the best programs. However, if you decide to go to Lake Baikal on the eve of your planned vacation, we will still be glad to offer the best program and services due to our vast experience in this field.

Who will meet us in Irkutsk?

Before you arrive in Irkutsk we will already have all your travel details. So you will be met by a company representative (tourist guide) with the sign “BaikalNova” or your “NAME” at the airport (or at the train station).

Do you have a discount system or any special offers?

Yes, we have some special tour discounts. Besides, we can provide an individual discount after we discuss your program details.

What kind of transport do you provide?

We always provide a safe transfer of the passengers to Lake Baikal on comfortable buses (45 seats, 35 seats, 21 seats, 19 seats, 12 seats, 7 seats, private cars and Jeeps) with comfortable seats, large windows, air conditioning / climate control and professional drivers.

Do you have a German speaking guide?

Yes, you can be accompanied by a German speaking guide. Our company works with French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish and English speaking guides. All our guides are certified for the guiding practice and accredited in the museums of the city. They are all in love with Lake Baikal and their native land. So, they are sure to help you discover traditions and the unique beauty of our Siberian land.

What's the difference between an electric train and a retro train?

Difference between the trains is that the retro train has a real steam locomotive at the head of the train. This fact makes the train more authentic. The carriages of both trains are almost the same, except that the electric train has two classes of carriage.

What kind of services affect the cost of the program?

The price depends on the hotel you choose. We can offer you homestay, guesthouse, hostel, hotel *** or hotel ****. The price depends on the kind of transfer you prefer (individual or group), accompaniment of the guide throughout the whole program of the tour. We can offer you excursions with a local guide for each part of the Baikal.

What should we take for a winter trip?

Participants of the tour must have adequate warm clothes for winter expeditions and additional equipment: a sleeping bag, a down jacket, insulated coveralls, a fleece jacket, a warm hat, 2 pairs of warm socks and gloves, winter boots, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen, a personal flashlight, personal first aid kit, a large towel for bathing in the springs.

Is tick vaccination necessary?

It is strongly recommended to have vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis. Ticks are active from early May to mid-July. Although we avoid visiting places of greatest tick-borne activity, insurance of encephalitis is included in the cost of our active tours.

The time of embarkation and disembarkation can change, additionally specify when booking a cruise.
To know all the current prices refer to the managers
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