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Winter Getaway in Grand Baikal

  • Irkutsk Listvyanka Irkutsk Olkhon Island Lake Baikal Lake Baikal
  • Discover all the faces of wild and shamanic Baikal and the rustic simplicity of Olkhon Island in the heart of impressive and unspoilt nature. All parts of your trip to Siberia: the visit of sacred places, the hospitality of the inhabitants and the diversity of the local customs will make your journey unforgettable. The tour 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. Meeting with the guide.

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.

Departure for the village of Listvyanka to see Lake Baikal (1 hour). On the way to Lake Baikal,  you will visit the Taltsy Museum of Wooden Architecture,  an open-air museum, built of Taltsy wood. There will be a short stop at the place where the Angara flows out of Lake Baikal. 336 rivers flow into the Baikal lake and the Angara is the only one that flows out of it. The source of the Angara river never freezes.

Check-in at the mini-hotel (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 mini-hotel.

Guided tour of the Lake Baikal Museum with the aquarium of the nerpas (the freshwater seals), and virtual diving into its depths. You will take a cable car to Chersky Peak and there you will find a great viewpoint to enjoy the Baikal Lake from above and to see the exact place where the Angara River flows out of the lake. It takes 15-20 minutes to get down from the Chersky Peak along the asphalt road.

Tour of Listvyanka on foot. Free time for lunch.


  • Sled dog or snowmobile ride
  • Visit of the Decembrists Museum

Transfer to Irkutsk. Free dinner and overnight at the 3* hotel 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 for Olkhon Island (4-5 hours in a private minivan). On the road, stop in the village of Ust-Orda, the capital of Buryatia. Visit of the Museum of Buryat Culture.

Stop for a traditional Buryat lunch at a small cafe by the road (meal is not included in the rate)

At the gates of Olkhon, the bus will go on ice to take you to the village of Khuzhir, which is located in the north of the island. Check-in at a village mini-hotel (a comfortable room). Walk around 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 which offers a spectacular 360-degree view. Several stops will be planned to admire the frozen surface of the lake, its legendary transparency, its turquoise blue colour, and the ochre cliffs and mountains on the other side of the Little Sea. In the spring there is a chance to see the seals of the lake, the nierpas.

Picnic during the trip. 

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.

Free day for activities on Lake Baikal. You can rent skates to enjoy the natural skating rink, or take a hike with snowshoes. 

Return to the hostel. Dinner and overnight 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.

Return to Irkutsk by regular minibus. Between January and mid-April the crossing of the strait is done by hovercraft, the payment of 600 rubles (about 9€) in cash per person to be expected.

Stop on the road for lunch (the price is not included). Installation at the hotel in Irkutsk.

Free time. Free dinner and overnight at the hotel in Irkutsk.

day 7 - Irkutsk
Voyage Irkoutsk - Eglise de l'Epiphanie
Eglise de l'Epiphanie

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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