ICE CASTLES OF OLKHON ISLAND - 6 days

Winter Baikal Lake attracts tourists with its special, fantastic beauty: snow-capped mountain ranges, transparent ice sparkling in the sun, grottoes, intricate ice sculptures and sculptures created by nature itself. Delight and feelings of freedom - your journey on the ice of Baikal will be remembered for a long time!
A very dynamic and intensive tour offers you the movement on the ice of Lake Baikal on a hovercraft, on foot, by car, and, if desired, also on dogs! Olkhon island, Circum-Baikal Railway, Listvyanka, Small Sea - all this in one round!

Note: this is the group tour of 4-10 persons, check availability before booking.

Program

Day 1.

Meeting in Irkutsk at 8:00 at the airport, at 9:00 at the railway station (local time, ahead of Moscow by 5 hours). Transfer to the village. Listvyanka (70 km). Hotel accommodation. Breakfast

Excursion on the Hivus hovercraft on the ice of Baikal along the Circum-Baikal railway to the Polovinnaya station (duration 5 hours). Photographing on the ice of Baikal. Inspection of retaining wall tunnels, viaducts - monuments of engineering and technical art and architecture. Picnic lunch

Day 2.

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 Pribaikalsky taiga and the ice of Baikal, or ride a dog sled? And if you want to continue the journey on the ice of Lake Baikal on the “Khivus”, we are ready to offer a trip for the whole day to the famous Peschanaya Bay. (the cost of 6700 rubles)

ATTENTION! The application and payment must be made when booking the tour! (Snowmobiles - from 15,000 rubles / snowmobile, riding dogs from 1,200 rubles / person, depending on the duration and program. Ask for all prices and programs!)

In the evening excursion on the lift to Chersky stone. This is the name of the peak above the source of the Angara, which offers a beautiful view of Lake Baikal. Free time for a photo shoot

Day 3.

Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. Moving on about. Olkhon (270 km). We pass through the Strait of Olkhon Gates on the ice ferry or on the “Khivus” (depending on the state of the ice). Accommodation at the hotel in the village. Khuzhir Free time to walk on the ice of Baikal. You will see the wonderful ice grottoes that surround the Scada Shamanka and other rocks near the village. Dinner

Day 4.

Breakfast Car trip on the ice of Lake Baikal to the northern tip of the island. Khoboy metro station with stops in picturesque places. A typical tour at this time of the year looks completely different! Only now you can see the picturesque rocks of the island: m. Sagan-Khushun, Khoboy, Shunt-left from the “back” side, admire the ice “castles” and grottoes Lunch-picnic during the excursion. Dinner in the evening in the hotel.

Day 5.

Breakfast. A trip on the ice of Lake Baikal along the southern part of the island of Olkhon and the islands of the Small Sea on about. Ogoy. Impressive winter views of the Small Sea and the Primorsky Range. The first stop is the “Kamchatka” of fishermen, where you can watch how they catch omul on a bait and take part in its prey! Next, the workshop runs through several islands, grottoes and caves, picturesque from water splashes, frozen by frost. Ogoy Island is a sacred place for Buddhists. There, the Stupa of Enlightenment, which grants the world and fulfills desires, has been placed. Dinner

Day 6.

Breakfast Departure to Irkutsk. Please note that arriving from Olkhon to Irkutsk in the evening. We recommend to purchase return tickets with departure no earlier than 19 / 20.00 local time.

Schedule of tour beginning

16.02.2019

02.03.2019

08.03.2019

16.03.2019

Other dates up on request

Number of days: 6
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: single room 90$ additional if you wish
What to bring: warm clothing
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
Languages:
English
German
French
Spanish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Russian
Other
Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.