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Winter Baikal Break

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26.02.2021 – 01.03.2021
Let’s explore Baikal lake with all sorts of winter activities it can offer.   We will do :
  • skating
  • 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.

Itinerary:

Possible flights from Moscow
S7 DME 21.35 - 08.25 Irkutsk
Pobeda  VKO  20.50 -07.30 Irkutsk
Aeroflot SVO 21.40-08.35Irkutsk


Day 1/ February, 26 ( Friday)

Meeting with a group at the airport
Transfer to the city of Irkutsk, the capital of Siberia for a short sightseeing tour.
Transfer to Listvyanka to explore this village on the lake,  get to Chersky peak to sea the view of the Angara River flowing from Baikal, ice sculptures set up on the lake, famous fish market to try local specialties.
Lunch

Optional activities:
Husky dog-sledding or snowmobiling
Check-in the hotel
L included
 

Day 2/February, 27 ( Saturday)

Take one of the most memorable trips on a hovercraft known as HIVUS. This day you will have multiple stops to see frozen bubbles, transparent ice surfaces where you can skate, and other breathtaking views.

You will have a myriad of photo opportunities.  By the end of the day, you will reach Khuzhir, the village on Olkhon island where you are going to stay for the next couple of nights.
Check in the hotel and dinner
B,L, D included
 

Day3/ February, 28 (Sunday)

Breakfast in the hotel
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 4  March, 1/(Monday)

Breakfast in the hotel
Transfer to Irkutsk  with a stop for lunch
Overnight stay in Irkutsk
 Hotel is not included
 
Morning flights to Moscow
Aeroflot 09.55-11.20
S7 9.35-10.55
 Pobeda 08.10-09.35
 
Group size: 6-8 people  (Kids are above 7yo)
Tour cost: 70000 Rub per person

Included: English-speaking guide, transportation, a day trip from Listvyanka to Khuzir 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 ( 4,5 km ( about 20 min)- 3500 Rub pp, 7km ( 30-40 min )-6000 rub per person, longer trips are  upon request)
Snowmobile trips: 3500 Rub per hour
 

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