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Baikal Awakening

Type:Small group
Season:April - May
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Duration:8 days
Group dates: 01 May 2022 — 08 May 2022
Grade:Easy This tour fits any age and fitness level
Destinations:Irkutsk Ust -Orda & Tazheran Steppe Olkhon Island Ulan-Ude
Rate:from $1,900 USD per person

End of April - beginning of May is the unique spring time when Baikal is getting rid off the ice cover. Tubular ice crumbles like glass from any movement, and the noise of the awakening Baikal does not stop for a minute. Sunny Buryatia on the other side of the Lake welcomes you with its Buddist datsans, Old believers villages, hot mineral springs and the largest Lenin's head in the world.

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Dates & rates

Dates & rates

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Rate from: $1,900 USD
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: $1,900 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • Hand-picked centrally located hotels of the selected category (3* or 4* hotel of your choice)
  • 1 night Baikal shore eco lodge
  • 2 nights Ulan-Ude
  • 1 night in Listvyanka
  • 1 night on board the train from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude
  • 2 nights on Olkhon Island

Sightseeing

  • Full day touring around Olkhon Island
  • Lake Baikal (Listvyanka) full day (8 hours) guided tour: Shaman rock, Baikal Museum of Limnology, Chersky Stone observation point (Cable car)
  • Taltsy open air Siberian museum guided tour
  • Ust-Orda Buryat village with tour, cultural performance, cooking class and late breakfast
  • Old-believers village tour
  • Ulan-Ude city tour and Datsan visit

Meals

  • Daily breakfast (except Day 1)
  • 5 lunches or packed lunches
  • 5 dinners

Activities

  • ATV safari tour: Tazheran steppe & Lake Baikal
  • Listvyanka evening cruise (for group tours only)
  • Cooking master-class in Ust-Orda
  • Hot spring bathing

Transportation

  • All land transfers as per program
  • Ferry transfer to/or from Olkhon
  • Flight Irkutsk-Ulan-Ude (economy)
  • Return airport transfers
  • Train tickets, 2nd class from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude

Entrance tickets

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions (except optional)

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    CHECK OUT WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT TRAVELLING WITH US

    Rodney, Australia: The tour was a very good introduction to the Russian subcontinent

    I was a solo traveler in a small group and found it so well worth doing this way. Great experience, great country worth to explore more. Our tour leader Katya was fantastic; she was so helpful, and really made the trip fun. I bought warmer shoes but she said that in fact this winter was not cold at all. Very surprising vibrant like in winter wonderland.

    Then a horse riding through snow covered forest was truly a highlight, at least for me. We had a very ell balance set of activities – mix of sports, culture, history, cuisine. Tasted great local drinks and vodka of course, talked to locals without knowing a single word in Russian. I learnt that vodka is not a drink for fun and get drunk, they drink it to keep yourself warm. It does make sense. Discovery Russia through out a great New year party- Russians prefer this holiday over Xmas - and we went out a lot.

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