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Winter Getaway in Grand Baikal

  • Irkutsk Listvyanka Irkutsk Olkhon Island
  • Discover all the faces of wild and shamanic Baikal, and the rustic simplicity of Olkhon Island in the heart of an impressive and unspoilt nature. During this stop in Siberia, the visit of sacred places, the hospitality of the inhabitants, and the diversity of the local customs will make your stay unforgettable. The excursion is available only between mid-February and the end of March and on the basis of 4 travelers.

day 1 - Irkutsk - Listvyanka
Voyage Irkoutsk - Cathédrale de l'Epiphanie
Cathédrale de l'Epiphanie
Voyage au Baikal en hiver - Eglise de l'Epiphanie d'Irkoutsk
Eglise de l'Epiphanie d'Irkoutsk
Voyage Irkoutsk - Musée Taltsy
Musée Taltsy

Arrival in Irkutsk in the morning. Meet with the guide. Breakfast in the city. 

Panoramic tour of the city by transport and a visit of the main monuments: the Church of the Saviour, the Church of the Epiphany, old, typical wooden houses, and the Angara Quay with the monument of Czar Alexander III who launched the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Lunch in town.

Leave for Baikal to the village of Listvyanka (1 hour). On route, visit the Taltsy Museum of Wooden Architecture built with Taltsy wood, an open-air museum. There will be a short stop at the place where the Angara takes its sources in the Baikal. It is the only river originating from the lake among the 336 that flow into it, and the only place where the Angara never freezes.

Check-in at the inn (in a comfortable room). Free time for dinner and an overnight stay at the inn in Listvyanka.

day 2 - Listvyanka - Irkutsk
Voyage Listvianka - Vue panoramique
Vue panoramique de Listvianka
Voyage Irkoutsk - Aquarium
Voyage Irkoutsk - Musée des Décembristes
Musée des Décembristes

Breakfast at the hostel.

Guided tour of the Lake Baikal Museum with the aquarium of the nerpas (the freshwater seals), and virtual diving of its depths.

Climb in the chairlift to Chersky Peak, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the lake, and especially where the Angara River originates from the lake. The descent of the peak is done by foot (15-20 min) on a paved road.

Tour of Listvyanka by foot. Free time for lunch (In option: Dogsled ride or snowmobile ride).

Transfer to Irkutsk. Free time for dinner and overnight stay in Irkutsk.

day 3 - Irkutsk - Olkhon Island
Voyage Oust Orda - Statue
Voyaga Russie, Baikal - Rocher des Chamans sur l'île Olkhon
Rocher des Chamans sur l'île Olkhon

Breakfast. Early departure to Olkhon Island (4-5 hours, in a private minivan). On the road, stop in the village of Ust-Orda, capital of Buryatia. Visit of the Museum of Buryat Culture.

Typical Buryat lunch in a small cafe by the road (the price of the meal is not included)

At the gates of Olkhon, the bus will drive on the ice to reach the village of Khuzhir, north of the island. Check in to a village inn (a comfortable room).

Walk in the village of Khuzhir and visit of the famous Burkhan Rock, "the home of the God of the lake".

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the inn.

day 4 - Olkhon Island
Voyage Russie, Baikal - Ile Olkhon en hiver
Ile Olkhon en hiver
Voyage Russie, Baikal - Ile Olkhon en hiver
Ile Olkhon en hiver

Early breakfast at the inn.

You will leave for a day of discovery in a 4x4 to Cape Khoboy, at the northern end of the island. You will travel on the ice of the Small Lake. Several stops are planned to admire the frozen surface of the lake, its legendary transparency, its turquoise color, and the cliffs entirely covered with ice. Picnic during the excursion.

Return to the inn. Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the inn.

day 5 - Olkhon Island
Voyage Russie, Baikal - Ile Olkhon en hiver
Ile Olkhon en hiver

Breakfast at the inn.

Day of visit on the south of the island and stop on Ogoy Island (3 km long) which houses a Buddhist stupa.

Return to the inn.

Free time for dinner and overnight stay at the inn on Olkhon Island.

day 6 - Irkutsk
Voyage Russie, Baikal, Irkoutsk - Cathédrale de l'Epiphanie
Cathédrale de l'Epiphanie

Breakfast at the inn.

Transfer to Irkutsk in the morning, by car. Stop on the road for lunch (price not included). Check-in at the hotel in Irkutsk.

Free time (In option: guided tour of the Museum of the Decembrists).

Free time for dinner and an overnight stay at the hotel in Irkutsk.

day 7 - Irkutsk

Transfer to the airport. Return flight home.

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. Accommodation in indicated hotels or similar hotels, in a standard double room (except if your quotation indicates another room category)

. Breakfasts

. Transfers mentioned in the program

. Excursions mentioned in the program, with an English-speaking guide and admission tickets


. Meals which are not mentioned in the program

. Tips and personal expenses

. Optional visits and excursions not mentioned in the program


. These services are not included in the price, except if there are explicitly mentioned in the quotation


. 30% deposit upon reservation

. Balance payment one month before departure

. The order of the excursions can be modified according the touristic sites or for any other technical reasons  

. Non-binding pictures 

. According to the Warsaw Convention, in case of delayed baggage delivery, in the context of air travel, the passenger must personally hand in a written protestation letter to the effective carrier (the air company ensuring the flight, which can be different from the selling company, in case of code-share flights) no more than 21 days after said luggage was given to them 


. If the cancellation is made more than 30 days before departure, the fee is 100€ 

. Between 30 and 20 days before departure, cancellation fee equals 25 % of the total amount of the trip price

. Between 19 and 13 days, the fee equals 35 %

. Between 12 and 9 days, the fee equals 60 %

. If the cancellation is made less than 9 days before departure, the cancellation fee is 100% of the total amount

Ticketing service: except if specified otherwise, flight and train tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable

Other services: insurance and administrative fees are non-refundable

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