5-day Tour "Baikal Winter"
Great opportunity to know the most valuable sights and to see the breathtaking landscapes of Lake Baikal. During this 5-day sightseeing trip through Lake Baikal you get to see some of the most beautiful sites in the whole world and learn more about the history of them and the culture and history of the nearest villages.
Day 1. Talci and Listvyanka: acquaintance with the Baikal history and the beginning of winter adventures. Welcome to the capital of taiga Siberia - Irkutsk! Today you'll meet your group mates and the guide and get to the nearest coast of Baikal - village Listvyanka. On the way there you'll meet a very memorable village called Talci - the place where you'll feel the atmosphere of the time of about 40 years ago. In the afternoon the cutest dogs will ride you with the wind on the ice of the Baikal.
Day 2. Baikal ice: Peschanaya bay and Olkhon on Khivus. Today you're going to be transferred by Khivus - boat on the air bag. You'll see a lot of the divine landscape of the Peschanka and admire the ice expanses of Lake Baikal. After the lunch right on the ice you'll reach the next point - island Olkhon.
Day 3. Ice-covered capes of northern Olkhon and the islands of the Small Sea. Today you'll experience the national Russian automobile - UAZ - which is already unforgettable, but moreover, you'll admire specially protected natural areas and the Baikal Reserve. But the main highlight of this day is the headland Khoboy with its another large-scale and stunning view of Lake Baikal: western and eastern coasts and the North going over the horizon.
Day 4. Southern Olkhon and Malomorsky Ogoy. Southern Olkhon is not quite the usual steppe landscapes: the relief is folded with many hills and even mountains, ravines that cut the island across. And then we will go to the largest island of the Small Sea - Ogoy and take a walk to the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment. Here we'll, also, admire the wonderful panoramas.
Day 5. Tazheran steppe. The Tazheran steppe or the Olkhon region is an area similar to an island. Already familiar landscapes, salt lakes, endemic species of flora and fauna. Finally, we will visit one remarkable place located near the village of Ust-Ordynsky. Here we will get acquainted with the history, culture and life of the Buryats in the Golden Horde, take part in the main Baikal ritual and taste the most delicious dishes of modern Buryat cuisine.
Highlights: Olkhon island, Talci, Listvyanka, Lake Baikal ice, UAZ, etc.
Duration: 5 days and 4 nights. Includes:transfer from and to the airport, transportation according to the program, tour guide, breakfast and lunch every day, double room accommodation in the hotels, entrance fees to the museums, excursions, riding a dog team. Optional: single room (for additional 16000 RUB). 2-8 people.
Please note: Price depends on the group size, inquire about the details.
Payment policy: 100% advance payment not later than 14 days before the tour.
Cancellation policy: returned part of the prepayment depends on the date of the cancellation:
100% of the prepayment is returned in case of 7+ days before the tour cancellation
50% of the prepayment is returned in case of less than 7 and more than 3 days before the tour.