Due to severe Siberian winters lake Baikal is frozen about 5 months a year. But only in January, February and March there is a possibility to travel directly on the transparent ice of the lake! Use this wonderful opportunity – book the tour now and we guarantee that you won't regret it. Enjoy the glory of Baikal with us!
On the first day of your journey you will go on a short city tour around Irkutsk. We look at the historical center of Irkutsk, visit places associated with the Decembrists (people from high society, who were exiled to Siberia). Also we will visit the gallery of local artist and see ancient wonders in the antique shop. After this short but intense tour you will go to the heart of Baikal - Olkhon Island, which usually takes from 4 to 5 hours. On the way we will make several stops in beautiful places and have lunch (you can try local Buriat food). In winter you will go on a fascinating ice tour with a visit of the sacred island Ogoy with budist stuppa. Upon arrival on Olkhon, we will check in a guest house, and then go on a sightseeing tour around the village and to the holy place - cape Burhan, where your guide will be happy to introduce you to the history of the island and talk about Buryat traditions and shamanic customs. In the evening, after dinner, you will walk, and take wonderful pictures of the sunset. The next morning, after the breakfast we will go on an exciting journey to the northernmost tip of the island - Cape Khoboy. During the trip, you will observe the main part of the island (40 km), will get a lot of positive emotions and will be charged with the magical energy of the lake! In the winter, the tour takes place on the amazing ice of Lake Baikal. After the tour you can go cycling, horse riding, quad biking, visit the local artist gallery, local museum or simply take a walk. The next day, after meeting the sunrise (if you are able to get up early) and saying goodbye to the lake, we will return to Irkutsk from where you can continue your journey.
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
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