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Helicopter tour is the most impressive one. From the bird’s eye view one can see the earth as bare as the hand– we used to say often.
SHUMAK is an amazing region, hidden among gorges and blue waterfalls, at an altitude of 1558 meters above sea level. Shumak is often called “Small Tibet”, one of the most mysterious places in Siberia. People from all over the world are striving here to be filled with the energy of Shumak and touch his secret. You will hear many legends about Shumak and its sacred places, taste the water from the legendary healing springs of Shumak.
Flight duration – 2 hours
Imagine: a great height and you see the craters of large extinct volcanoes: Peretolchina and Kropotkina, wild beaches, the Zhom-Bolok rivers, a huge number of waterfalls and lakes in the mountains (the largest lake in the valley is Khara-Nur). During the stop, you can see the vast spaces that are covered with dried lava, take a guided tour of the Peretolchin volcano – climb the slope and descend to the center of the crater. And there, at the bottom of the crater – a lake with a diameter of about 10 m.
Flight duration – 5 hours
The Snezhnaya River begins on the southern slopes of Khamar-Daban and flows into Lake Baikal. It has many small rivers and tributaries, which makes it deep and wide. The river is usually a favorite place for frequent travelers, rafting fans. During the flight by helicopter you can see the waterfalls (Roar, Tale), the famous Sable Lakes. During the parking period there will be a chance to go fishing or organize a picnic on the coast of a mountain river. And in winter – mountains covered with a huge layer of snow attract fans of extreme sports Free-riding and Heli-sky.
Flight Duration – 3 hours
Peschanaya Bay is the warmest piece of the Baikal embankment and the warmest place in the east of Siberia, with long sandy beaches exceeding 1 km. It is bounded by two rocks – the Big and Small Bell Tower. During the flight, tourists will be able to see famous natural monuments – Cape Dyrovaty and Baklaniy Kamen island, beautiful bays – Grandmother and Academic. During a stop, you can implement the idea of a picnic on the shore of Lake Baikal.
Flight duration – 1.5 hours
An interesting sightseeing flight to Lake Baikal will provide an opportunity from a bird’s eye view to view the geomorphological natural monument – the Shaman Stone, in the beginning of the Angara River, to see the underwater dump in Larch Bay. The flight is at a low altitude along the Krugobaikalskaya railway, part of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Travelers will be able to get acquainted with the unique engineering structures that were built manually: with tunnels (the longest is at the Polovinnaya station – 778 m), galleries, bridges and other engineering monuments.
Flight duration – 1.5 hours
The flight runs along the shore of Lake Baikal. During the trip you will be able to see the structure of the Baikal Astrophysical Observatory, the most famous natural monuments – the Two Brothers rock, the Chayachiy and Skryper cliffs. Cape Kadilny is famous for its caves (traces of an ancient man’s site were found in the Chapel cave) and limestone deposits. During the stop there is the opportunity to organize a picnic on the coast and go camping in the caves.
Flight duration – 1.5 hours
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.
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.
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.
Yes, all the restaurants provide vegetarian menu.
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.
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).
Yes, we have some special tour discounts. Besides, we can provide an individual discount after we discuss your program details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.