Trip summary

  • Departure Irkutsk
  • End Irkutsk
  • Countries
  • City
  • Theme Unusual trips
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Description

A wonderful mini tour of Olkhon Island in Lake Bajkal, Siberia, one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Russia.

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A wonderful mini tour of Olkhon Island in Lake Bajkal, Siberia, one of the most beautiful natural landscapes of Russia.

The program, which also includes contact with the local population, is entirely customizable according to the needs of the traveler. The main activities that can be carried out include visiting Taltsy ethnographic museum, the museum of Lake Bajkal, the island of Olkhon, various cruises, the Circumbaikalika railway, snowmobiling, fishing, trekking, skating and food and wine tourism.
 

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Irkutsk to Olkhon island
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Irkutsk to Olkhon island

    Transfer from Irkutsk to Olkhon island by bus or private car. Lunch in a local restaurant, arrival around 3 PM and check in to the hotel. Then we'll discover famous Shaman Rock and have a walk in Chužir village. Dinner and overnight are included.

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  • 2
    Olkhon island
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Olkhon island

    Breakfast at the hotel and excursion to Khoboy Cape, the northenmost tip of the island, a sacred place for shamans. The journey will allow you to discover the beauty of the sea and primeval nature of this region.

    Lunch in the open air trying omul fish. Then enjoy some walks and stops in the most interesting locations.

    Return to Khuzhir. The road crosses steppes, beaches and taiga.

    Dinner and overnight included at the hotel.

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  • 3
    Return to Irkutsk
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Return to Irkutsk

    Breakfast at the hotel and free time before departure. Then travel back to Irkutsk, stop for lunch and end of tour.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners     
    • Transportation by jeep / off-road vehicle (depending on road conditions)     
    • Bottled mineral water     
    • Cost of entry into parks / structures / museums     
    • English speaking guide
    • Local guide / driver
       

    Price does not include

    • Personal expenses     
    • Travel insurance    
    • Flight ticket     
    • Train ticket