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Winter Baikal Break

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10.02.2022 – 20.03.2022
Let’s explore Baikal lake with all sorts of winter activities it can offer. What awaits you on the tour:
  • One of the most memorable experience is SKATING on the biggest skating rink.
  • cycling on the lake ( You would say: How come? – It is a lot of fun!!!)
  • take a hovercraft trip that allows reaching the most stunning and remote areas!
  • You will see all sorts of ices: transparent surface, ice bubbles, frozen ice splashes, bubbles, stalactites, and stalagmites.
     
  • Tour duration: 3 days/3 nights
  • Tour cost: 50400 Rub pp in the party of 4,  42300 Rub in the party of 6
  • Tour duration: 4 days/ 4 nights
  • Tour cost:  83200  Rub pp in a party of 4, 68100 rub pp in a party of 6

Itinerary:

Day 1

Meeting with a guide and the driver in the airport.
Transfer to the city of Irkutsk, the capital of Siberia for a short sightseeing tour.
 Short stop for coffee or breakfast if needed.
Transfer to Olkon island ( 4 -5 hours) through Tazheranskaya steppe
Lunch stop on the way to taste local Buryat cuisine famous buuzy ( sort of dumplings)
Once you reach Baikal, you  will start driving on the ice road through Olkhon Gate- the strait which separates the island from the mainland.  Upon arrival in Khuzhir  you will walk around the village to learn the history of the island, its shamanic traditions and believes. Get to Burhan cape, the holy place of the island. 
 D in the guesthouse
Overnight stay in a guesthouse/mini-hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast in the guesthouse
4X4 drive to the northernmost tip of the island Cape Khoboy along the shoreline to enjoy breathtaking vistas and famous cliffs: Three Brothers and Tusk cliff more known as Khoboi.

From Cape Khoboi you will have a panoramic view of the island and "the Small and the Big Sea". We will have various stops at grottos and caves which are beautifully decorated with ice and icicles by mighty mother nature. You will also see unusual ice formations - pressure ridges, frozen waves,  as well as the transparent surface of the ice.

After the tour, you will have free time to go ice-skating or just to walk around the village to visit the local museum or the local art gallery.
Overnight stay in a guesthouse/mini-hotel.
B, L, D -included

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel
On this day, optional cycling or ice skating can be added upon request.
Transfer to Irkutsk  with a stop for lunch
Overnight stay in Irkutsk

 Day 4 morning flight to Moscow or

 

Day 4 (tour extension)

Transfer to Listvyanka or overnight stay in Listvyanka, the closest village on Lake Baikal to Irkutsk
Take one of the most memorable trips on a hovercraft known as HIVUS to Peschanaya Bay. This day you will have multiple stops to see frozen bubbles, transparent ice surfaces where you can skate, and other breathtaking views. Do a short hike and lunch in Peschanaya bay and get back to Listvyanka

This day you will have a myriad of photo opportunities. 
Transfer to the hotel in Listvyanka
B, L included

Day 5

morning flight to Moscow
 Transfer is included


Included: English-speaking guide, transportation, a day trip to Peschanaya Bay on a hovercraft, accommodation in guest-houses or 3* hotels, meals as per program, all excursions, and national park fees.

Excluded: Airfare, Medical insurance, optional activities, meals that are not indicated in the program
 
Optional activities:
husky dog-sledding  and snowmobile trips can be added  upon request

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