Dsecription: This is wonderful opportunity to visit the biggest island of Baikal area. The distance to the island is 250 km. from Irkutsk, which is about 4 hours of driving. You will be provided with private car, English-speaking tour guide and accommodation in rural hostel (breakfasts and dinners are included).
Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel at 10 a.m. or earlier. The drive will take about 4 hours. On the way we will stop at many beautiful places and will eat at cafes with local cuisine. After lunch we will arrive to the ferry place and will reach the island, (the ferry will take about 15 minutes). Then we will go to Khuzir village which is 30 kilometers from the ferry station. Accommodation in the rural hostel. Observational excursion around the village. Dinner. Free time. At night the sky is full of bright stars – it is possible to take amazing pictures of the night sky!
Day 2: Breakfast at 9. At 10 a minibus or jeep will arrive to take you to the northern part of the island – Khoboy Cape. The trip will take about 4-5 hours. You will observe the biggest part of the island and will see the diversity of the island. There are rocky cliffs, forest from ancient pine trees, desert, sacred shamanic places and other landmarks on the way. Our goal and final spot is Khoboy cape – from this place, you will see panoramic view of Baikal and opposite mountain ridge. Lunch from the fish soup made from famous Baikal fish – omul. On the way back we will visit Uzuri bay – here you have wonderful opportunity to try the sacred lake – to have a swim or just walk in the water! Dinner at 7. In the evening different types of activities are available – bikes, quad bikes, boat trips, kayaks – your tour guide will advise you appropriate option.
Day 3: After breakfast, you will have about 2 hour on the shore of the lake and then we will go back to Irkutsk. You will be delivered to the train station, airport or hotel. If you have enough time the city tour is available.
What is included in the price: Transfers by private car or minibus by private car or minibus, English-speaking guide, breakfasts and dinners at the guest house, tour to the northern part of the island, lunch at Khoboy cape, entrance fee to the National Park.
What is NOT included: Food on the way, rent of equipment, additional services and transfers.
We had limited time in Irkutsk and I can't think of a better way to see Listvyanka. In one day we managed to see monuments and cathedrals in Irkutsk, drive to Listvyanka, hike to a beautiful vista (lift also available), see the Baikal museum, fish market, walk along the beaches, and see Shaman rock. Dasha's knowledge of history and geology gave us a better understanding of the region. I hope to see more of Baikal someday.
The Baikal tour was a wonderful experience, the natural beauty of area and the scenery amazed us. Dasha was very experienced with respect to the history of the area and natural environment. The tour was extremely well organized and flexible enough to accommodate different tastes, interests and levels of fitness. We will return once again, perhaps in the winter to experience the difference of seasons. Thanks the guide and the team for such a wonderful trip!
Daril and Olive
The scenery was very beautiful, the food was good, people were very nice. Dasha was very knoledgeble about everything! I love Baikal and Russia.
Maison J Kooley
Alexander and Dasha picked us up right in front of our hostels. All i can tell you guys is that you've come to the right website. -Professiona & friendlys guides -Best service -Nice driving skill Worthy experience