Summer tour to Lake Baikal.

Active adventures, wildlife and animals 

You'll experience the most exciting journey.

 Lake Baikal is very beautiful in summer. Baikal is so huge that the local people calls it the sea. 

You will see sunny Olkhon Island, turquoise waters of Lake Baikal, ancient shaman legends, delicious Buryat cuisine and jeeping around the protected areas.  And of course you'll discover the caves and grottoes on the catamaran.

The guide will tell you interesting stories under the starry sky.

In the morning you will enjoy the unique nature of the deepest lake in the world.

Available travel dates 

20.05.2021-31.05.2021
18.06.2021-29.06.2021
08.07.2021-19.07.2021
13.08.2021-24.08.2021
10.09.2021-21.09.2021

12 days

$2690

from May to September

5-25 people

12+

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TOUR PROGRAM

Itinerary


1 day Meeting at Irkutsk airport or train station.
Breakfast.
Then you will go from Irkutsk to the excursion capital of Baikal - Listvyanka village.
Excursion to Baikal museum. At 2.00 p.m. check-in at the hotel.
A little rest.
Lunch in the hotel restaurant with a panoramic view. In the afternoon you will be taken by a speedboat along the Old Circum-Baikal railway.
Circum-Baikal railway can be rightly called the main man-made attraction on Baikal.
It is a unique monument of architecture and engineering, part of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of the most beautiful places in the Baikal region.
This railway was built from 1896 to 1900 by architects and engineers from Russia, Italy, Latvia, Poland and Albania.
Day 2
Today you will have a one-day cruise on individual speedboats to Peschanaya Bay.
Peschanaya Bay is one of the most beautiful places on Baikal, you can get here only by water.
Snow-white sandy beach, taiga slopes descending to the very shore.
Lunch at the restaurant of the local hotel.
3 days
Breakfast at the hotel.
You are leaving the hotel.
At 08.30 a.m. departure by speedboat from Listvyanka to Olkhon Island.
The island Olkhon is situated in the central part of Lake Baikal, near the deepest mark (1642m). Here the whole variety of natural landscapes of the Baikal banks is concentrated.
For four hours you will admire the Baikal landscapes: you will see snow caps on the mountains, a century old taiga, rocks descending directly to the water.
And at midday we will moor in Zagli Bay (30 km from Khujira), where you will be welcomed and taken to a cozy guest house.
Lunch.
A short walk around the island. In the evening, a guided walking tour to the most important attraction of Olkhon Island, the Shamanka Rock.
Dinner.
4 day
Today you will be offered a car excursion to the north of Olkhon - Cape Hoboi, from where you can see a beautiful panorama of Baikal. The tour will last all day.
On the cape there is a picnic lunch waiting for you. Return to the guest house. Day 5
Breakfast.
A day on Olkhon Island.
Horseback riding tour of the island.
Lunch.
Boat excursion comes from the island. You will see grottoes and water caves of the island.
After the tour you can just sunbathe on the sandy beach, swim.
Dinner.
6 day
Breakfast at the guest house.
We are leaving Olkhon Island.
Departure by private bus to Irkutsk (travel time 6 hours).
On the way you will make a stop in the village of Ust-Orda. Here you will meet according to Buryat customs, taste-dinner of national dishes.
Arrival in Irkutsk, accommodation in the hotel. 7 day
Transfer to Irkutsk airport (breakfast in lunch boxes).
Then there is a flight from Irkutsk to Nizhneangarsk - 1.5 hours on the way.
Upon arrival in Nizhneangarsk - transfer to the hotel. Lunch.
After a rest at the hotel, we will go by car to the sacred places of Lake Baikal. From these places you will take stunning panoramas.
Dinner.
8 day
Breakfast.
You will cross Baikal from one shore to the other in a speedboat.
Then you will get to the shore of one of the most beautiful bays of Baikal - Ayaya, on the territory of the federal wildlife sanctuary, where you will get acquainted with a real gamekeeper.
Two-hour climb along the forest path with picturesque views and unusual trees. Lunch. Lunch will be in nature. At the end of the ascent through the forest you will have a wonderful view of the ancient glacial lake Frolicha.
Untouched shores give you the opportunity to observe the wildlife - sometimes the lake comes to drink a forest deer. You will walk along the lake on a catamaran and take a picture with a waterfall. Take a boat trip to the area of Hakusa. You will always remember the warm atmosphere of this place, which is created by carved wooden paths, benches and pavilions. You bathe in the thermal baths. Return to the hotel. Dinner. 9th day
Breakfast at the guest house.
Transfer to Nizhneangarsk airport.
Departure to Ulan-Ude.
Excursion around the city with a visit to Ivolginsky datsan.
Ivolginsky datsan - a large Buddhist monastery complex, the center of Buddhism in Russia. Ivolginsky datsan will amaze you with its extraordinary beauty, energy of peace and tranquility. You will visit temple buildings and ritual constructions. You will learn about the history of Buddhism in Russia, the philosophy of this ancient religion, the great llamas. If you wish you can visit an astrologer or talk to a local lama. Lunch in a national yurt. Then, departure to the village of Ust-Barguzin.
Accommodation in a cozy guest house.
Home dinner.
At will, a hot bath.
10 day
Breakfast at the guest house.
Excursion to Chivyrkuisky Bay (car+boat).
Chivyrkuisky Bay - the warmest bay of Baikal far from the roads - a real protected area, where you can get only by ship or helicopter!
Picnic in Chivyrkuisky Bay.
Chivyrkuisky Bay is a record-breaking bay. Long and narrow, it goes into the land for 25 kilometres. Its shores are cut by a billion closed bays and coves no more than 5 meters deep. Thanks to this, the water warms up to +23 C in summer. The shores are sandy. The bay is located in a protected area, so it is allowed only quiet rest, fishing for spinning, berry picking and mushrooms. Return to Ust-Barguzin in the guest house. Dinner.
11th day
Breakfast at the guest house.
You will have some free time to say goodbye to Baikal.
In the afternoon, you will go to Ulan-Ude, where you will stay in a cozy hotel.
In the evening you will have a gala dinner where you can share your impressions of the trip with each other. Hot Russian bathhouse, if you wish.
Day 12
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Ulan-Ude airport or train station.




Why here it is necessary to go?


Summer vacation in Baikal is an interesting and exciting journey.
Baikal is the deepest lake in the world (1642 meters). Lake Baikal is the largest natural reservoir of fresh water. Siberian natural beauties impress experienced travelers as well as beginners who have come here for the first time.
On the lake beaches with wonderful views neighbor with a real wild taiga. Guests of Baikal are offered all kinds of entertainment. Mountain climbing and legends of the spirits living here await you on tours through Baikal. Hot spring trips, Olkhon Island - a place of Buryat shamans, excursions to the world-famous rookery of seals. All this will make your rest unforgettable.





FAQ

How to get to the starting point of travel?


All travel participants meet in the destination city (specified in the itinerary). The meeting point in the city is the airport or railway station. All travelers are met by our guide. Further, by transport, all participants travel with a guide go to the starting point of the tour.
If you do not know how to get to the destination city?
Our staff will help you buy tickets and pick up the route from your hometown.




What happens if the travel is canceled?


If your tour is canceled - we will refund your money, or we will postpone your trip to another time. If you change your mind about going on a tour, less than 14 days before the start of the tour, the money will not be returned. In case of unforeseen situations during the expedition, the money is returned partially, in agreement with the management.




Where will I live?


All tourists will live according to the route of the expedition. It can be a tent, a hotel or a ship.




How to pay for the travel?


After setting your destination, you'll have to pay a fee from 50 to 80 % of the full tour. The percentage depends on the complexity of the upcoming tour.
The rest of the payment can be paid no later than 14 days before the tour.




Health and life insurance during expeditions


Upon arrival to Russia each of our customers should have medical insurance. Your safety guarantees a good mood and promising way. Insurance is included in the tour price. But if you want to insure yourself, leave a comment to the application (the cost of the tour will vary depending on the insurance).




Travel safety


Going on active tours in Russia, you should realize that mountains and rivers are a place of increased danger to the health and life of tourists. Routes pass away from populated areas. Therefore, each participant in the tour must be physically and mentally prepared for difficulties. Guides are instructed in safety. The tourist is obliged to follow the rules of personal safety and the rules set forth in the instructions, follow the instructions and commands of the guide. The instructor is a guide and at the same time the leader of the campaign. The guide has the right to decide on the route change or even cancel the route in case of emergency. Tourists must comply with the requirements of the guide. The guide has the right to remove from the route participants, who:
- tourists endangering other tour participants,
- tourists disrespectful to other participants of the tour,
- tourists who do not comply with safety recommendations.
The cost of the tour in this case is not refundable.
In case of refusal by tourists from the services of a guide (unauthorized departure from the route), the guide is not responsible for the life and health of tourists. Medical care: a standard walking first-aid kit. Persons who need constant medical supervision are not allowed on expeditions.




Do I need a visa to Russia? How to get it?


"Awesome Russia" helps to make visas for its clients. We help to get business visas and tourist visas to Russia. A tourist visa is the most economical and affordable option for travel. It can be a one-entry type for a period not exceeding 30 days. If you have a travel scheduled for more than 30 days, we will issue a business visa. Business visa is issued to foreign citizens staying at the territory of the Russian Federation for more than 30 days. More information you can find in section "visas to Russia".




​If I do not speak Russian or English?


If you do not speak Russian, this is not a problem. "Awesome Russia" guides speak English or we provide interpreter services from your native language (Italian, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic).




What is included in the tour price?


The cost of the tour includes:
- accommodation, transport, meals on the route of travel
- medical insurance
- guide services
- rent of public equipment




What to take on an expedition?


Great mood and photo/video equipment, backpack (from 60 to 90 liters), individual pills that you take. About clothes - for each trip we instruct the participants to the weather in the current season.




What physical training should be for travel?


For outdoor activities, you must be completely healthy, hardy. You should can to walk and move a lot.




If I do not have the necessary equipment?


Special equipment (for climbing, rafting, hiking) we provide.




Where and when will you meet me on the first day of the tour?


Our guide will meet all travelers according to the time of arrival at the airport. If you arrive by train, our guide will meet you at the train station.




We provide


- We can help you get a visa to Russia
- Arrange the best birthday or wedding while traveling
- Insurance cost is included in the tour price
- Experienced guides
- Flexible travel dates
- The most interesting routes in Russia
- Branded gifts for every traveler
- We have all the equipment for traveling
- We have a great discount system




I'm on a diet. Will there be special food for me during the tour that fits my diet?


If you're a vegetarian, vegan or on a diet, don't worry. We will prepare the appropriate menu especially for you during your travel. Please indicate your diet in advance when you book a tour.





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