CRYSTAL ICE OF BAIKAL - 4 days
The ancient Siberian city of Irkutsk, a snowy Russian village in the Taltsy Museum, an expedition on the ice of Baikal to its most beautiful corners, the Majestic Sayan Mountains and hot springs ... Just 4 busy days at Baikal will fill your life with bright colors!
Note: this is the group tour of 5-10 persons, check availability before booking.
Meeting in Irkutsk at 9:00 at the airport, at 10:00 at the railway station (local time, ahead of Moscow by 5 hours). Car sightseeing tour of the city. Old Russian churches and a Polish church, wooden houses, ingrown into the ground up to the window, and stone houses of the richest Siberian merchants - the history of Siberia lives here, the history of the Russian state ... Today Irkutsk is 365 years old!
Transfer to the village of Listvyanka (70 km). On the way visit the Taltsy architectural and ethnographic museum, located on the picturesque coast of the Angara river, 47 km from Irkutsk. “Taltsy” is a unique open-air museum, a collection of historical, architectural and ethnographic monuments of the XVII – XIX centuries: the “corners” of the Russian and Buryat villages, the Evenki camp.
Arrival to the village of Listvyanka, Hotel accommodation in double/triple rooms.(single room extra 58$).Excursion with the rise to the top of the stone Chersky stone, offering panoramic views of Listvyanka. With good weather you will have the opportunity to watch the sunset; to see how the rays of the setting sun illuminate the village and Lake Baikal.
Free time to relax.
Dinner at the Listvyanka Hotel.
Breakfast. Excursion on the Hivus hovercraft on the ice of Baikal to Peschanaya Bay (Duration 8 hours). Inspection of rocks Small bell tower, Big Bell Tower, Baklaniy Kamen: grottoes, stilted trees. Lunch during the excursion (lunch box).
Breakfast. Free day or day choice of excursions.
Today we are ready to organize for you the rest of your choice: Do you want to go on a snowmobile tour of the Baikal’s taiga and the ice of Baikal, or ride a dog sled?
ATTENTION! The application and payment must be made when booking the tour! (Snowmobiles - from 190$ per snowmobile, riding dogs from 26$ person, depending on the duration and the program. Ask for all prices and programs!)
Breakfast. Excursion to the Tunkinskaya Valley. Beautiful serpentine mountain will lead you to a meeting with the majestic Sayan Mountains, in the village of Arshan. A walking tour of the village awaits you: the silence of the coniferous forest, the Buddhist Datsan against the background of snow-capped mountains, the frozen waterfall on the Kyngarga river.
After the village of Arshan we go to the village of Zhemchug, where the bravest will be able to swim in the pool from the hot mineral springs under the open sky!
Dinner in the village of Zhemchug: After a day spent in the mountains, the best treat at dinner will be real Buryat cuisine.
In the evening transfer to Irkutsk. Transfer to the hotel or to the station. If you leave Irkutsk the next morning, do not forget to book a hotel and transfer in advance.
Schedule of the begining of tours:
Other dates upon request.