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This short tour will help you discover Olkhon island touch a secret place, meet the shaman and admire Buriat foklor. This tour is convenient for persons who travel by Trans-Siberian Railway and have not much time for long travel in each region.
Price per person in the group of 2 participants: 39500 RUB/pers.
Price per person in the group of 4 participants: 26000 RUB/pers.
Price per person in the group of 6 participants: 20500 RUB/pers.
Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet with the guide. Transfer to Olkhon Island. Stop for lunch. Crossing the Lake by the ferry. Transfer by UAZ to the hotel. Arrival to Olkhon island. Accommodation at the hotel. Rest. Excursion to Burkhan Cape. Famous and unique – Shamanka rock or Burhan Cape. Named so in antiquity for its sacred meaning, the cape has become the most important shrine of the shamanistic world. Possible banya (for additional price). Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast. All day on Olkhon Island. After breakfast excursion by UAZ to Khoboy Cape, the northernmost point of Olkhon.
The trip will allow you to discover the beauty of the Maloye More (Small Sea) and its islets. Walk to the cape. Picnic in the open air. Visit to Uzury, a small hamlet in the east of the island. The picturesque way passes through steppes, sandy beaches, taiga, abandoned villages. Return to Khuzhir. Dinner. Resort overnight in Khuzhir.
After breakfast transfer to the pier by UAZ. Crossing the lake by the ferry. Transfer to Irkutsk by bus with stop in Ust – Orda. Lunch in a Buryat cafe serving the traditional cuisine: posy, chebureki, Buryat tea etc. Visit to the national Buryat museum of Ust-Orda. Meeting a shaman, discovery of shamanic practices. You will take part in a shamanic rite. Buriat Folklor. In the evening arrival to Irkutsk.
Short city tour. The end of the program.
Seeing off (transfer to the airport or to the train station)
• We can additionally book the hotel for you you you will have the flight to the next day.
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.