PEARL OF SIBERIA
RUSSIA'S MOST STUNNING LANDSCAPES
After breakfast, proceed to Listvyanka village, one of the first settlements of the Russian people on the shores of Lake Baikal (70 km). We stop en route to visit a real Siberian Zaimka (hunter’s house) for a cup of Siberian tea and then visit the museum of wooden architecture "Taltsi" with thirty-six perfectly preserved wooden buildings from the nineteenth century. Lunch at a local restaurant with traditional Baikal food.
Listvyanka tour: we shall visit Baikal Museum and the aquarium, where you will see Baikal fish and freshwater seals—nerpas, Shaman Rock, St. Nicholas church and a Fish Market. Baikal Museum is a splendid museum where information about lake Baikal wildlife is kept, studied and exhibited: including the origins of the lake, the endemic flora and fauna from the surface of the lake to its maximum depth, an excellent model of the lake, etc. Shaman Rock is a natural boundary between the deepest lake in the world and the only river that flows out of the lake—the Angara river. Apparently, locals have thousands of legends about this place, which is believed to be the house of one of the Buryat gods.