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Ice Age: Lake Baikal & Olkhon

From:Irkutsk
To:Lake Baikal & Olkhon
Type:group or private
Season:January - April
Duration:6 days
Group dates: 18 Feb 2022 — 23 Feb 2022 03 Mar 2022 — 08 Mar 2022 10 Mar 2022 — 15 Mar 2022 19 Feb 2023 — 24 Feb 2023
Grade:Moderate Consider some walking (about 2 hours per day).
Rate:from $2,590 USD per person

Travel to Lake Baikal at the most beautiful time of the year - when the legendary clear ice shines under your feet, grottoes are filled with crystal chandeliers of the purest water, and dawns and sunsets are filled with all shades of life. The world's largest ice-skating rink features 53 types of ice including Baikal's famous turquoise absolutely see-through ice. we will also ross Baikal on a hover boat.

  • Take a hoverboat ride across frozen Lake Baikal, a breathtaking experience

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Dates & rates

Dates & rates

Reminder about season

RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
Rate from: $2,590 USD

Advanced Travel Experience

Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):

Ice diving image

Ice diving

Russia's exclusive winter extreme sport: the ice diving under the crystal clear ice of Lake Baikal. This activity is weather dependent and can not be guaranteed in advance. Please inquire when booking your Winter Baikal tour.

Extra cost, pp: $240 USD

TOTAL TRIP COSTS: $0 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 2 nights Listvyanka // 3 nights Olkhon island // 1 night Irkutsk optional
  • 3* and 4* eco lodges

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (exсept Day 1)
  • Ice picnic

Activities

  • Maslenitsa celebration in Taltsy open air museum of Siberian culture
  • Baikal Skating
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Baikal crossing on a HIVUS boat
  • Husky dogs sledding tour
  • Full day Olkhon North Tour

Sightseeing

  • Taltsy Architectural and Ethnographic Museum // White marble rock Sagan-Zaba, famous for rock painting (2nd millenium BC) // The Khuzir settlement // The Small Sea // Buryat villages // Chersky Stone (cable ride) // Shaman Rock
  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour to the south of Olkhon island: the island of Ogoy, a bronze statue of the dakini Troma Nagmo, Cape Khorgoy
  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Angara icebreaker, historical downtown

Transportation

  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus/HIVUS boat/special UAZ winter vans

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us

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    WHAT TO PACK. Follow the 3-layers rule to stay warm in Siberia.

    ➤BOTTOM LAYER: THERMAL UNDERWEAR Pay attention to the type of physical activity and the manufacturer's recommended temperature for using the kit. NO COTTON, heavy WOOL is the best

    ➤MIDDLE LAYER Fleece/wool sweater, synthetic insulator like Primaloft

    ➤TOP LAYER Insulated wind and water-proof hooded jacket and pants.

    ➤INSULATED MITTENS/GLOVES Choose fleece or other insulator. It is a smart idea to take thin gloves and down mittens. You can combine it and that would be the best protection for your fingers. For photography,

    ➤BALACLAVA OR INSULATED SCARF PIPE Since you will spend a lot of time outdoors, and strong winds often blow on Lake Baikal, we advise to protect your face. Alternatively, you can wind up with a regular scarf, but this is less convenient.

    ➤WARM WOOLEN HAT Choose double layer

    ➤WARM URBAN CLOTHING Convenient to walk, for example, in Irkutsk.

    ➤THERMAL OR WOOLEN SOCKS We recommend double layer

    ➤CLOTHES TO WEAR IN A HOTEL

    ➤SLEEPING CLOTHES

    ➤SWIMSUIT if you plan to visit Banya

    ➤SHOES: VERY IMPORTANT Comfortable tracking snow boots. NO sneakers. Choose boots with synthetic insulator.

    ➤Spare batteries for the camera, since in the cold the charge drops very quickly.

    ➤Additional memory card.

    ➤Charger.

    ➤Backpack for our daily tours

    ➤Sunscreen and sun protection lipstick.

    ➤Sun glasses

    ➤Pocket or head flashlight. Remember you’re travelling to a very remote areas with limited night lighting

    ➤Additional slipsole in case your shoes get wet

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