Upon arrival in Irkutsk meet & greet in the airport. Then start your journey to gorgeous Lake Baikal. Today, we will take a closer look at the cultural heritage of the people living on Lake Baikal - Russians and Buryats. First, we’ll move go to the Buryat settlement Ust-Ordya, where you’ll have a chance to come into the real yurt and be greeted by ancient traditions. Buryats will introduce you to national folklore - songs and dances, throat singing. Meet the Buryat shaman. The landlady will teach you to cook the Buryat national dish - buuza. Taste national Buryat meals for lunch.
Then we will move to a cozy eco-lodge located on the shores of the Maloye More Strait, which separates the mainland from Olkhon Island. We’ll spend a night in comfortable wooden cabins with bathrooms.