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Baikal Lake Tour

$1,450.00 $1,299.00

Russians reverently call the world’s largest lake is the “Pearl of Siberia”, the Sacred Sea. Its pristine waters lie in an immense watershed of forests and snowcapped mountain ranges. A World Heritage site, Lake Baikal is among the planet’s great wild ecosystems.

Known as the ‘Galapagos of Russia’, its age and isolation have produced one of the world’s richest and most unusual freshwater faunas, which is of exceptional value to evolutionary science.

Open your mind and your soul for the majestic lake!

The tour starts in Irkutsk

Tour Period: June – August

Kind of travel: boat-road-walking tour

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights.

Group size: 7-15 people.

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Tour Information

Join for a magnificent journey to Siberia and discover the spectacular environment and cultures of Lake Baikal!

Here East really meets West. Nomadic Buryats from Mongolia have long brought their yurts and colorful traditions to Baikal, and Shengis Khan is thought to have been born on an island in the lake. Cossacks from Moscow settled on the western shores, beginning the infusion of European influences today represented by the universities and thriving intellectual vigor of Irkutsk sity. Graceful onion-domed churches, Buddhist temples, and the continuing presence of Buryat Shamanism speak to the rich diversity of the people of Baikal.

The lake is both gorgeous and staggeringly immense. Four hundred miles long and a mile deep, it contains twenty percent of the Earth’s fresh water, 25 million years old, it is the heart of a remarkable ecosystem dominating eastern Siberia. Plants and animals abound in the lake and along its shores, many species existing nowhere else in the world.


Day 1 (Meeting and transfer)
Meeting in Irkutsk.
City tour. Moving to Listvyanka village. First meeting with Baikal. Hotel accommodation. Lunch. Free time. Dinner.
METHOD OF MOVEMENT: Car
LENGTH 90km


Day 2 (Baikal museum)
Excursion to the Baikal museum

The museum contains a unique collection of flora and fauna of Lake Baikal, special attention focuced on live exhibits – the fish in large aquariums. Nerpinary – here you will see the famous Baikal seal -nerpu. Architectural and Ethnographic Museum “Taltsy” – interesting museum of wooden architecture in the open air. Lunch in a restaurant-national Russian cuisine. Transfer to the city of Baikalsk. Hotel accommodation. Dinner.

METHOD OF MOVEMENT: Car
LENGTH 200km


Day 3 (Baikal Lake Tour)

Water trip on a boat on Lake Baikal

Cape Stolbi. Cape Polovinnij. Picnic with the a fish soup of the Baikal fish. Return to Baikalsk. Dinner.

METHOD OF MOVEMENT: Boat
LENGTH 60km


Day 4 (Baikal Lake Tour)

Hiking to the Hamar – Daban

Hike along the mountain river Solzan. Picnic at the foot of a rocky outcrop Devil’s Finger with aromatic tea from the Baikal herbs. Return to Baikalsk. Dinner.

METHOD OF MOVEMENT: On foot
LENGTH 7+7km


Day 5 (Baikal Lake Tour)
Excursion to warm lakes

An amazing lakes, located at the foot of the Khamar-Daban. Emerald Lake, Lake Skazka and The Dead Lake. Picnic with freshly smoked Baikal fish omul.

Bathing, catamarans. Return to Baikalsk. Dinner. Farewell party.

METHOD OF MOVEMENT: Car+On foot
LENGTH 80+5km


Day 6 (Baikal Lake Tour)
Free time

Lunch. Departure in Slyudyanka sity. Museum of Minerals. Archaeological monument – Shaman’s Cape – the southernmost point of Lake Baikal. Farewell to Baikal. Return to the hotel.

METHOD OF MOVEMENT: Mainly on car
LENGTH 48km


Day 7 (Departure)
Breakfast. Transfer to Irkutsk.

The bus takes tourists from the hotels.

METHOD OF MOVEMENT: Car
LENGTH 162km


The tour price includes:

  • Accommodation
  • 3 hot meals a day nutrition throughout the tour;
  • Transport services;
  • Boats for the Baikal lake tour
  • Services of a guide-interpreter;
  • Services of a guides on the route and divers on the board;
  • Services of cooks on the route;
  • Use of a hiking gear and inventory;
  • Medical insurance.

The price of the summer Baikal Lake Tour does not include:

  • Flight to Irkutsk;
  • Flights from Irkutsk;
  • Alcohol;
  • Optional excursions and services;

The route or timetable on the route can be corrected based on the weather conditions, the level of training group, other external factors. The decision to change the route is taken by the guides.

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