After arrival in Irkutsk in the morning, you drive to the remarkable natural phenomenon of Lake Baikal, the largest reservoir of fresh water in the world. A short boat excursion takes you out onto the lake. You can take a swim and visit the picturesque village of Listvyanka. Dinner is a Baikal-style picnic on the lakeshore with a view of the incredible natural surroundings, weather permitting.
Overnight: Hotel Mayak (or similar) (BLD).